Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. Before setting pricing, it’s critical to understand your market. Consider these models to price your eLearning right.

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A Lesson in Staying Relevant from America’s Independent Bookstores


Technology is constantly changing how we live our lives. But here’s an interesting case study: Between 1995 and 2000, the number of independent bookstores in America, unsurprisingly, plummeted. And when the prices at independent bookstores are often higher than those of online retailers, why would people still opt to go the more expensive route? We can order products online and expect them on our doorstep no more than two days later.

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Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report.

Association Staffing and the End of Toll Booth Workers: 3 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

Technology at work. As new, disruptive technologies emerge, what jobs within associations are similar to a toll booth worker? You know, those jobs that we used to need but that have been replaced (or can be replaced) with technology? Using the cost savings to pay for upgraded technology? Interestingly, many major cities are doing it via dynamic pricing (see USA Today story: Toll lanes create 'another option' to avoid traffic.)

Peace Sells.But Who's Buying - Association Membership?

Association Subculture

Of the United States of America? Before we go down this road let me quickly identify what I am not: I am not anti-profit, I am not above paying a significant price for value and I am a realist. We bought music, watched movies, or disavowed movies and read books (or did both so we could grouse about how the movie butchered the books) , we went to theatre, paid high prices to obtain bootleg recordings from overseas and (more importantly) wore the uniform.

7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

Chapter Chat

A monthly auto-renewal payment plan allows a member to join your association for the price of lunch and start receiving benefits immediately. The decision to join is easier to make at the lower monthly price, especially if a member pays dues out of their own pocket.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. The Index’s return to the Industry is helping to justify price changes with its customers. Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future (Washington DC). Make Your Marketing Technology Resolutions for 2018.

To Boost Global Membership, Get Flexible

Associations Now

For your global members, consider flexible options, like income-adjusted pricing or low- or no-cost membership. Examples include the Optical Society of America and Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. Payment preferences are also evolving with technology.

Sen. Schumer: DOJ Investigation Should Include Airlines’ Blocking of Travel Data

Associations Now

With the airline industry already facing a Justice Department probe, the Democratic senator from New York said this week that airlines’ withholding of price and schedule data from travel websites should to be added to the investigation.

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What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

Also look at learning preferences, technology adoption and topic interests. Technology is not synonymous for innovation; some associations are having breakthroughs by going back to old tech. In response to this challenge, some associations have made impressive gains in their adoption of technology, particularly in the areas of mobile, social media, video, online learning, connectivity and more. Also keep in mind that you can innovate by using old technology, too.

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Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016

Associations Now

A new survey from Airlines for America noted that 85 percent of customers expressed satisfaction with their air travel experiences last year. Airlines are increasingly enabling their customers to choose the service offerings and price points that meet their individual needs.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey.

Social Media and Leadership Survey Results


Reggie Henry, Chief Technology Officer, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Sunayna Tuteja,VP Social Media & Digital Communications, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

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Its first office outside North America was opened in Mumbai, India in 2015. Since technology has become such an integral part of everyday life, it’s more important than ever for organizations to find ways to connect with their members online. Joey Price, CEO, Jumpstart: HR.

Humanize Public Workshop, DC Tuesday 10/16


Reggie Henry, Chief Technology Officer, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Sunayna Tuteja,VP Social Media & Digital Communications, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. We are VERY excited to invite you to our very first public workshop.

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What If Don Draper Ran Social Media for Your Association?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. For those too young to remember offices before smoking bans, computers and harassment lawsuits watching a show like Mad Men may seem like a caricature of mid-century America. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions.

How Moose Became King of the Forest: 5 Tips for Recruiting

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. The men and women of the Moose conduct community service programs valued between $75 million and $100 million annually throughout North America. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations.

Associations Reveal Industry Predictions for 2016

Associations Now

Hotel prices are expected to increase due to demand outweighing supply in every major global region. North America will also see a 4.5 Technology. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) says to watch for three trends in 2016.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

The tech failure that disrupted the national Give Local America Day fundraising campaign in May 2016 raised a big question for community foundations hosting giving days: What can they do differently to ensure smooth sailing in the future? Do your technology due diligence.

Associations Help Lay Groundwork for 5G Wireless World

Associations Now

But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pledged that, in opening up this spectrum, the agency would not get in the way of the private sector’s attempts to bring this technology to the mainstream. The testing process may take some time and is expected to come with a significant price tag.

Is the World Ready for “Talking” Cars?

Associations Now

Focused on Making Cars Smarter At least one group is strongly focused on issues similar to talking cars—the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), which represents both the auto industry and technology firms.

Internet Piracy Battle Brings Search Engines Into the Mix

Associations Now

A new study released by the Motion Picture Association of America found that search engines play a critical role in bringing users copyright-infringing content.

Opportunity Knocks – Are You There?

YourMembership Blog

It seems that when things change for the worse, they tend to do so very quickly- like rising gas prices. Technological advances during the recession played a role in eliminating some jobs, while others were “shipped” out of the country.

Book of the Month—January 2019

Association Success

Workforce development has grown to an approximately $160 billion dollar business in North America and $355 billion worldwide. In her book, Tracy King talks about how workforce disruptions, new technologies, and tight budgets place enormous pressure on professional association continuing education teams. Old learning formats and pricing models are failing. How is your association committing to a competitive education strategy?

Tiers Put Power of Choice in Members’ Hands

Associations Now

Also, last month the Assisted Living Federation of America announced a new Gold/Silver/Bronze tiered dues structure. Fantetti says PBA hopes the new price points will better fit members’ budgets and boost retention.

Chamber Raises Red Flag Over India’s Intellectual Property Record

Associations Now

producers out of India’s solar technology market. ” The document particularly noted patent issues regarding green technology and pharmaceuticals, along with poor enforcement of intellectual property law. A new study by the U.S.

Travel Groups to Congress: Study Airline Competition

Associations Now

This week the groups—including the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the U.S. “We advocate for price and service competition — that’s good for the traveling public and it’s good for airports,” Cornelius told the newspaper.

Trends Report: What Could 2015 Look Like for Association Meetings?

Associations Now

percent in 2015, the highest since 1984, giving hotel operators leverage to drive more aggressive pricing. For example, lead times in North America have decreased by 9 percent compared to last year. It’s never too early to start thinking ahead when it comes to conferences and events.

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Can Associations Corner the Education Market?

Associations Now

A look at some of the roles associations can play as the price and demand for traditional higher education continue to climb. With the rising costs of higher education—college tuition costs have increased by more than 500 percent over the last 28 years—and growing skepticism that the price may not be worth it , the idea of a traditional college education is experiencing somewhat of a backlash and is opening a potential opportunity for associations.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth Kanter

Roughly 70% of India’s economy is tied to agriculture, but rural farmers often have little information about current market prices, which means they often sell below market value. Kyle Rush, Author and Technology Consultant.

Traffic Jam: Associations React to Urban Mobility Scorecard

Associations Now

An improving job market and cheaper gas prices are nothing to complain about. Increased traffic congestion resulting from growing urban populations and lower fuel prices are outpacing the nation’s ability to build infrastructure.”.

TSA’s Fee Changes Are Causing Headaches

Associations Now

More details: A legal challenge: In a lawsuit filed last month, Airlines for America (A4A) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) argue that the TSA is disregarding “statutory text and clear congressional intent” in the way it is charging the higher fees.

Six Steps to Creating a Tropical Paradise Out of a Tropical Storm (PART 1)

Tom Morrison

If you haven''t been paying attention, you may not have noticed that the economic environment, in every capacity, has been shifting from an industrial revolution, to a technology revolution. THREE: Be On The Cutting Edge of Technology This goes without saying.

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R is for Open Source Statistical Analysis Programming Language

High Context

It is becoming their lingua franca partly because data mining has entered a golden age, whether being used to set ad prices, find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models. Companies as diverse as Google, Pfizer, Merck, Bank of America, the InterContinental Hotels Group and Shell use it. It is a classic example of an established firm being disrupted by an upstart, innovative, technology.

U.K. Movie Theaters Throw Shade on Google Glass

Associations Now

In a preemptive move meant to stop piracy in its tracks before the technology takes off, the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association has decided to ban Google Glass from theaters in the U.K.—just Is America Next?

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Disruption Does a Tradeshow Good

Associations Now

And tomorrow he will use “disruption to create a new opportunity” at BookCon , a consumer-focused book festival being introduced for the first time during the last day of BookExpo America (BEA), the publishers’ annual tradeshow that’s been around since 1901.

Drive-In Downer: Why Digital Films Could Sink Iconic Theaters

Associations Now

But the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association (UDITOA), formed in 1999 “to ensure that drive-in theatres remain a viable and competitive part of the motion picture industry,” says the rise of digital technology might endanger the drive-in’s long-term future.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.8.19

Reid All About it

Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon at Bloomberg describe how California became America’s housing market nightmare. It’s 2019 and people interact with technology all day from their mobile device to systems at work to smart devices at home.