Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

Association Subculture

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. programs and services revenue

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

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)?

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

.orgCommunity

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).

The Most Popular Community Management Articles from the Last 12 Months

Socious

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.

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? Membership Management.

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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4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Socious

In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. What are your requirements right at this moment and what do you see your association needing in the short and the long terms?

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

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 7 stories for Busy Association CEOs, EDs, Execs from FastCompany, HBR, Associations Now, Association Trends and more. Managers are facilitators of their team members’ success. Pages. About. Contact.

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.

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

Elipsis Partners

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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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?

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). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

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.

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). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

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?

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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. From 9/19 Free to Fee: Maximizing Association Membership via Engagement Strategies.

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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.

Learning from Amazon : Off Stage

Off Stage

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? Blog Manager

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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.

Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

We’re not able to operate associations as we did 20 years ago. In recent visits with association executive directors, the conversations with two stick in my mind. The first association executive director. This is a large national association. Guest Blog by Tom Shay.

Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. 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. Association Management.

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

GlowGlobally

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. What does it take to build membership and raise an association’s visibility in China?

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

GlowGlobally

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. Part 1, 2, and 3 of this article can be found here , here , and here. Association Management.

Enhance Your International Meeting Bottom Line with Effective Local.

GlowGlobally

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. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.

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

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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. Elizabeth speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

Reid All About it

– Social Media 201: Content Curation, Time Management and Audience Engagement. What I Know For Sure About Leadership (Association Chat on Huzza). Increase Engagement and Drive Revenue with Marketing Automation. Planning and IT Project Management for Nonprofits.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

Reid All About it

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. Association Chat. Host: American Marketing Association.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now. Trends Associations Should Prepare For.

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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. Simply doing more of what your association has always done definitely is the wrong answer,” De Cagna said. “It

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. 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.

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.

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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. Association Chat).

Podcast Interview – Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model

GlowGlobally

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. ” “Great article on re-thinking member models.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. Association Chat.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. Association Chat.

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

YourMembership Blog

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.

SCD Group: 10 Reasons Why Content Marketing Benefits.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 10 Reasons Why Content Marketing Benefits Associations. Done strategically, content marketing attracts members to your association. So, the key question is: “Why should my association have a content strategy?”