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Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

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One of the things we struggle with in associations is the development of new programs and services. It''s the non-dues revenue nightmare that has gotten more than one of us in trouble over the years. Here is a great article from Fast Company about how proper dogfooding might have saved Facebook Home. programs and services revenue Just a fun video that everyone has already seen, but it''s totally worth a re-watch.

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Associations Improve Bottom-line with Non-Dues Based Revenue

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Improving the Bottom Line with Non-Dues Revenue. March 20th, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management. Should associations charge dues? While I’m not going to weigh in on either side (that is a decision best made by individual associations on a per case basis), what does become even more important is alternate forms of non-dues revenue. Associations.

The Most Popular Community Management Articles from the Last 12 Months

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But through all the turmoil, we found that associations and businesses remained focused on what they do best – serving their customers and members. That’s why we’ve put together our 12 top articles from 2016. These articles will give you a head start on 2017, covering topics from member engagement to business management. Top 3 Member Engagement Articles. Article #1) How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Association’s Member Engagement Tactics.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). But, HFMA has cast that old non-dues revenue practice aside. Rethinking non-dues revenue: from products to partnerships. Garth takes issue with the “plethora of product lines” offered by most associations.

5 ways your members can up their odds of getting hired from a job board.

YourMembership Blog

The article originally appeared on the blog site of the Ohio State Bar Association. Career Centers Member Engagement + Retention Revenue Solutions association management career center job board member engagemeen member retention professional development professional education

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

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Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

Happy Post-Valentine’s Day Weekend! Association Weekly Wrap-Up for 2/15!

YourMembership Blog

The weekly wrap-ups are a great resource to find industry provoking articles, blog posts, upcoming events, fun facts, and provide up-to-date news and tips found throughout the association and workforce space each week. 3) Diversifying Your Association’s Membership: Know the Answers Before you Begin by Megan Rockett. These days, many associations are looking to diversify their membership in order to survive. 5) For Association Members, How Fast is Fast Enough?

Can associations keep pace in the tech race?

Aaron Wolowiec

This month’s guest blog post is adapted from an original by Hank Berkowitz , moderator in chief of Association Adviser eNews. Hank Berkowitz, moderator in chief of Association Adviser eNews. About 60 percent of respondents to our latest unscientific reader poll said they’ve encountered more surprises in technology over the past 12 months than in any other area of association management. That includes membership growth, non-dues revenue, social media and Big Data.

Five Things Associations Can Learn From Amazon

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Five Things Associations Can Learn From Amazon. January 25th, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends. We don’t have that kind of revenue! I can already hear my association friends and colleagues tapping on their screens to x out of this blog post. Membership Management. Associations.

SCD Group: Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Readings of the Week: 6 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs. Here are some articles you and others on your association management team should consider as “must reads” for association staff. If you’ve ever had a salesperson try to “sell” you, you will value this article. to be sure that your association is helping more than selling! Pages. About.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her.

Meditated Momentum: Power (aka Access to Data) to the People

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On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. At the ASAE Super Swap today, Bryce Gartner from icimo asked all the association people in the room to raise their hands if they liked their Association Management System (AMS). We have such high expectations of our association databases and keep reading articles about how they can drive member engagement, business intelligence and revenue generation. Meditated Momentum.

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SCD Group: 7 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs from.

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AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 7 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs from FastCompany, HBR, Associations Now, Association Trends and more. Starting with the “Ignore List,” these articles will help you and others on your association management team. From FastCompany: Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her.

Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. This is part 3 of an overview of the 12 leading global business & economic megatrends effecting US associations prepared from a more detailed study by MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice. Part 1 & 2 of this article can be found here and here. And yet, estimates suggest that governments will have revenues to cover only half this amount.

When will associations move to “dynamic pricing?” Lesson from Black Friday

SCD Group

Back in September, I wrote that over the last 34+ years in association management, I've watched associations struggle over where to set member dues and how often we should change dues. See what I wrote at - Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Check out this Wall Street Journal article about dynamic pricing this holiday season. Yet, nearly all associations set dues for 12 months. Why do associations continue using fixed pricing?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? Associations have a role to play in the training, credentialing and lifelong learning market, but few have taken advantage of those opportunities. Hoover, Vice President of Programs, Association Health Law Association.

Global MegaTrends Part 4 ? Rise of Sustainability, Venture Capital.

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. European Association Execs View the Need to Redefine Value in Changing World » Dec. Hello from Istanbul, Turkey for this fourth and final post on leading global business and economic trends effecting US associations prepared by MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice. Here’s a toast to the border-less association.

Warning to association executives: differentiate but don’t dilute your services

SCD Group

You get the extra money from those willing to pay more and still keep the revenues from the price sensitive. Differentiation keys the freemium model for association membership. Here are links to past blogs on association membership dues and freemium strategies: From 9/11 Is there a "magic" price for association memberships ? From 9/19 Free to Fee: Maximizing Association Membership via Engagement Strategies. Differentiate vs Dilute.

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A Guide to the Association Market in China ? GrowGlobally.org

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. The Association World in China » Sep. A Guide to the Association Market in China. The following article below appeared in the September 2010 issue of ASAE’s Global Link e-newsletter. What does it take to build membership and raise an association’s visibility in China? Management needs to see the value of the training. Association Management.

Will “Subscription Economy” Impact Association Memberships?

SCD Group

Two recent stories outline changes in the economy that might impact association membership strategies. The question is will either of these impact association memberships and what, if anything, associations can learn from the media. It notes that incorporating paywalls (paid online subscriptions) may increase revenue but reduce readership (which hurts ad revenue). And, if this becomes a trend, what does it mean for associations?

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SCD Group: Is there a "magic" price for association memberships?

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Over the last 34+ years in association management, Ive watched associations struggle over where to set member dues and how often we should change dues. By the way, the same challenge applies to conference registration fees, webinar fees and any other pricing decisions at your association.). What do you think about association pricing?

Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

We’re not able to operate associations as we did 20 years ago. Unfortunately, as I visit with association executives, I am finding some that think the old ways are going to regain their popularity, or usefulness, or that they can nurse the old ways along until they retire and someone else will have to deal with the association. In recent visits with association executive directors, the conversations with two stick in my mind. The first association executive director.

Enhance Your International Meeting Bottom Line with Effective Local.

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. This article by Anne-Sophie Snyers, Director of Finance, MCI Brussels first appeared in an issue of Headquarters magazine. We all encounter Value Added Tax (VAT) in our day to day life and whenever we purchase something for personal use but it is surprising how many associations and organisations don’t choose to take advantage of the possible returns when organising an event in the EU.

Learning from Amazon : Off Stage

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As an advisor, though, Bezos sticks to business issues: this article he gives his top ten list of qualities for modern leaders. I’ve selected six of them as particularly appropriate for association executives. So what’s that mean for association execs? Certainly in an industry experiencing the financial difficulties of real estate, ostentation has no place in the trade association management profile. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

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Artificial intelligence 101 for associations

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Artificial intelligence can help associations operate more efficiently, make more informed decisions, deliver a better member experience, and more. Associations are getting started with AI, too. According to the Community Brands Digital Evolution Study , those working at professional member organizations indicate that AI is an emerging area for technology investment at the associations where they work. including their experience with your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution. You should still read the ASAE article to get a sense of how the blockchain can be used in other ways beyond cryptocurrency. Tim Ebner, Associations Now ). Host: Event Manager Blog.

Association Chat to feature authors of "Leading Engagement from the Outside-In" on July 14th

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Associations have always been “about” engagement, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our members and other audiences. Anna Caraveli is CEO of the Demand Networks, LLC, author of the new book, The Demand Perspective: Leading from the Outside-In , published by ASAE, and of numerous articles. Elizabeth speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. As some associations canceled in-person conferences and made the switch to virtual, two association teams found themselves owning different elements of the experience—the meetings team handled the content while the education team managed the platform. Commsor, a community management software firm, held a two-day virtual conference in late May.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? I’m reading a lot about “Zoom fatigue” these days, which concerns me because associations are relying on Zoom (and other web-conferencing platforms) to educate and connect members to each other. Your non-dues revenue doesn’t have to suffer when you move to virtual. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras. Host: Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

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Topics include: trends in nonprofit website design such as layout and strategic use of call-to-action buttons; how to format articles and blog posts to increase your click-through rate; how to ensure your website and email communications are mobile compatible; how to integrate social media into your website and email communications; and tips for building your email list. – Social Media 201: Content Curation, Time Management and Audience Engagement.

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Podcast Interview – Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model

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Back in February our posted article “Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model” generated tremendous readership as hundreds of you read and shared the article with colleagues. Nikki Walker, Vice President for MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice was its author and we were all pleased to see the interest. ” “Great article on re-thinking member models. Wow… now that’s reader reaction!

3 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship with Sponsors

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You successfully solicited sponsorships to help support the mission of your association. Many associations need a reliable source of non-dues revenue, and income from sponsorships is a crucial part of their ability to serve their membership and advance their mission. Here are three ways your association can nurture relationships with sponsors so your association can count on their support for years to come. Sponsors are supporting the association for a reason.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… My friends at DelCor Technology Solutions have kicked off their 15th Annual.org Community Food Drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank. Everyone in the association and nonprofit community is encouraged to donate to this digital food drive which runs through June 21. If you’re getting ready to select a new association management system, check out this software evaluation checklist from Aptify.

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Associations and the Vision Thing

YourMembership Blog

I am writing from Xperience2015 , YM’s second annual customer conference, where we’re spending three days with more than 300 association leaders and staff. online article: “In a world of constant change, the fundamentals are more important than ever. To his point, association leaders are facing change in unprecedented ways and at a pace that can seem more than a little overwhelming. How do associations compete with a giant like LinkedIn?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. Dave Coriale at DelCor Technology Solutions isn’t one to use that kind of language in public but he did share 12 steps association CEOs can take to avoid becoming the next Equifax —and avoid getting the axe. too—I think it will help shape the future of associations. WBT Systems has a solution associations can implement to solve that problem: a post-conference learning plan.

Age Doesn't Matter. Goal Does. - Friday Fix

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Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. nextgen Journal featured an article written by Cathryn Sloane in which she argues “Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25.” For associations and chambers who have been looking for ways to entice Gen Ys into joining their membership organization, maybe employing a Social Media Manager under 25 is appealing. Membership Management.

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. I love this post by Cecilia Sepp, CAE on AssociationSuccess.org about the screwed-up (my words, but I bet she’d agree) membership model used by most associations. Association Chat). Host: Association Headquarters.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

As I wrote last week, this month I’ll be exploring some shifts in association management that some might say are extreme. After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. Simply doing more of what your association has always done definitely is the wrong answer,” De Cagna said. “It