Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. Managing your members is no easy feat— it requires dedicated association management software as well as a strategic plan for engaging your constituents. The importance of association engagement.

17 Popular Association Management Software (AMS) Options

Wild Apricot

If you’d like to know more about how association management software can save your association time and money, read on. Association-Management-Softwarwe amsI’ll explain exactly what it is, what to consider when evaluating options, and 17 of the most popular options to choose from.

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6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Association Management Association Executives InnovationIt’s hard to believe it’s been half a decade since Steve Jobs’ passing. Many of us early adopters still remember his live announcement/unveiling of the iPhone and the immediate, burning desire to own one. His legacy is still felt around the world every time someone looks at an iPhone.

Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. But to do this effectively, you need to have a system in place for gathering, organizing, and accessing the member information that provides you with insight into their goals and preferences: an association management system, or an AMS. Already use an AMS for your association? Facilitate event registration and management.

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

MembersClicks

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”.

Association Management Software: Giving You Your Day Back

YourMembership Blog

I’ve made it my business to stay on top of the latest and greatest additions to association management software – things that we’ve added and things the competition did. The post Association Management Software: Giving You Your Day Back appeared first on YourMembership.com. Association Management Software Membership Management association management software Membership Software yourmembership.com

Why Did Socious Create a New Association Management Software Platform?

Socious

Association Management Company News Membership Management Association TrendsSome people think we are crazy.

Must-have functionality for your next association management software

YourMembership Blog

Your association may be small, but when it comes to selecting new association management software (AMS), you’re about to make a big investment – not just a financial one, but also an investment in the future of your association. The post Must-have functionality for your next association management software appeared first on YourMembership.

Key Features to Look for Evaluating Association Management Software

MembersClicks

So you’ve decided that your professional or trade association needs new association management software. But for most associations, the following features and functionalities are key: Association Views association software

Association Management Services: Improving Change Management

HighRoad Solution

In association management, even seemingly small changes can have unexpected consequences. Association Management

Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. Personally, I have often wished for a high-level ‘cheat sheet’ explaining all the acronyms I see in the email signatures of accomplished association leaders. Association/nonprofit management: Certified Association Executive (CAE). Institute for Organization Management (IOM).

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. The model is relatively new, and there are still many trade associations and non-profits that could benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform

Association Adviser

Onboarding to new association management software can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be impossibly stressful. The post How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology AMS association management softwareHere's how to navigate the process.

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. By keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members. So, what can member-based organizations do to stay relevant to their current.

What to Look for in an Association Management System

MembersClicks

Are you considering purchasing an association management system (AMS) for your organization? So how do you “shop smart” to find that right association management system? Small Staff Chatter association software

Association Management: COVID-19 and Human Resources

GrowthZone

The Center for Disease Control recently shared interim strategies for employers to use to manage the COVID-19 impact on their businesses. The relevance of strategies to associations is two-fold: It is a starting point for internal management and serves as a resource for associations to share with their members. UPDATE] Amid Coronavirus, ASAE Urges White House to Support Associations.

Association Management: Investing in the Right Technology Stack

HighRoad Solution

Association ManagementIf you’re not familiar with the phrase “tech stack”, it might conjure up an image of something like a Jenga tower.

7 Association Management Services You’ll Actually Use

Socious

Association Management Association Executives Member Benefits Membership ManagementMost of us have accepted being overly busy as just another unfortunate fact of life today. Emails on your phone, meetings with staff and members halfway around the world, taking your laptop home from work, not quite getting to that extra member program you wanted to start.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. In recognition to Steve Jobs’ contribution to technology, business, and organizational management, we’ve gathered some of Jobs’ most influential advice and explained how associations can use it. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well.

Why Do You REALLY Need an Association Management System?

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Association management system, or AMS for short. For those who don’t, an AMS is a technology solution that allows you to manage your organization’s membership using one integrated system, which includes your website and your database. We say yes, and here’s why: association management membership management Association Views association softwareYou’ve likely heard the term, and you may even know what it means.

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Paradoxes in Association Management

Eric Lanke

In it, she wonders which members association staff should pay the most attention to: those most or those least actively engaged in the association's activities. In my tweet, I called it one of the paradoxes of association management, meaning that inherently inclusive organizations needed to embrace a certain level of exclusivity in order to be successful. Here I'm talking about "program" committees, those formed to help the association conduct its programs.

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. By keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members. So, what can member-based organizations do to stay relevant to their current.

Are Association Management Companies (AMCs) Jacks of All Trades or Masters of O-N-E?

Association Leaders

Some people think of Association Management Companies (AMCs) as just that – Jack’s of all trades but masters of none. Association’s that hire their own employees as staff (especially small to mid-sized associations) tend to ask their employees to be more “generalists” in association management than “specialists”. AMCs deliver professional services to associations in a number of areas. Remember the phrase “Jack of all trades and Master of none”?

What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

Mobile Engagement Membership Management Software AMS SoftwareFlying cars. Meals that spontaneously appeared after a machine was given an order. A shower that dressed you. These are things I grew up expecting. They had been promised to me by the Jetsons , first, and then Back to the Future and all its sequels.

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. For these associations, it’s important to creatively maximize the use of existing resources, and use them in ways that may not have previously been considered. For example, let’s say you want to know how engaged your affiliate members are with your association. Happy New Year!

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)? In a nutshell, an AMS provides membership-based organizations an all-in-one member management system. Association Software 10 1. Popular Association Software Platforms.

The Mark of Cain on Association Management

Reid All About it

The last few nights I’ve watched news stories about Herman Cain and the National Restaurant Association (NRA). I can’t help thinking about the whole ugly situation through an association management lens. Imagine, instead of the NRA, this is your association. Crisis management. Above all, it’s a story about crisis management and communication. Brand management. What other association management lessons are you seeing in this story?

5 Nightmares You'll Avoid with Association Management Software

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Managing any type of organization comes with its pitfalls. This Halloween season has us thinking: What nightmares could YOU avoid by using the right association management software? Here are a few we think are worth mentioning: Small Staff Chatter association software association managementEnter, technology. It’s built to make your life easier and avoid those pitfalls at all costs!

The Horrors of Association Management (And How to Rise Above)

MembersClicks

Yup, we’re talking about the horrors of association management. association management association leadership membership management Small Staff ChatterHalloween is right around the corner, and as you know, things can get a little spooky. Haunted houses, scary costumes, suspenseful thrillers - yikes! But you know what’s really scary? The horrors that don’t go away! What are those horrors, exactly? And more importantly, how can you overcome them?

Should You Consider an Association Management Company (AMC) in 2017?

MembersClicks

If you’ve been in the association space for a while (or perhaps even just a short time), you’ve probably heard the term ‘AMC’ thrown around, which stands for association management company. And better yet, could it be a good fit for your association? association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter

What is Association Management Software (AMS), and Does My Association Need It?

Association Adviser

A primer on what association management software is, and the top reasons why associations should consider using an AMS platform. The post What is Association Management Software (AMS), and Does My Association Need It? appeared first on Association Adviser. Features Technology AMS association management software

Association Management Software vs. Mainstream Alternatives: Which is Best?

HighRoad Solution

For technology leaders working in association management, there’s one question that comes up again and again. Should we use dedicated association management software solutions, or can we switch to a generic mainstream alternative? Association ManagementAs with all tech-related decisions, the answer is: it depends on your circumstances.

What’s the “return on innovation” from your association management software?

Nimble AMS

It’s not unusual to think about your association’s technology investments in terms of return on investment (ROI). Using modern membership management software can pay big dividends to your association (and your members). Marine Corps Association & Foundation ?was

What Association Management Software Platforms Does HighRoad Integrate With?

HighRoad Solution

The Association Management Software (AMS) can be found at the heart of every organization. It manages your member database, it handles subscriptions and member dues, it supports your website. Association Management

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success

MembersClicks

Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? To keep track of it all - and make sure you don’t leave any stone unturned - here’s a checklist of questions you need to ask when going through the AMS shopping process: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareHow can you be sure you land on not only the right system, but the right provider?

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Marketing Automation Software

HighRoad Solution

If you’re new to the world of associations, you may not be familiar with the kind of software that’s commonly used in this industry. Association Management

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. We’ve put together a summary of the most notable association management ideas and recommendations that each speaker addressed during their presentations. Understanding, adapting, and knowing when to let go, in today’s increasingly competitive environment, are the keys to your associations’ success.

An Association Management Company: What is it?

Association Adviser

If you haven’t spoken to or worked with an AMC lately, you may be surprised by the endless opportunities an AMC can provide to associations. The post An Association Management Company: What is it? Features AMC Association Management Company association staffing financial management management staffingFor more about this topic, click on the headline.