3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. Prospective members are much more likely to respond positively to a recruitment strategy that feels like a natural part of their interactions with your association than they are with outright marketing strategies that, in today’s media landscape, feel obvious and forceful. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Your association maintains profiles of your members.

What to Look for in an Association Management System

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Are you considering purchasing an association management system (AMS) for your organization? Either way, you want to make sure the membership software solution you decide on is the perfect fit for your organization. Small Staff Chatter association software

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Strategies to Justify Association Software

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Robust AMS (association management software) has far-reaching benefits to members, staff, the board of directors, and the organization as a whole. A convincing board presentation includes a summary of immediately recognizable benefits but, more importantly, will focus on how the right association software helps member-based organizations realize their full potential. Questions for Associations to Ask When Choosing an AMS?

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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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!

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success

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Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? There’s SO much to take into consideration: software features, efficiencies, company experience and reliability, future developments, etc. 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 software

Alleviating Financial Management Stress with Association Software

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If you’re not sure that “alleviating stress” and “financial management” belong in the same sentence, then you might be surprised to learn what association management software (AMS) can do to lend a helping hand! An AMS is a valuable part of an association’s financial ecosystem. Its functionality can create a better experience for members, save valuable association staff time, and make things easier on your books. Sounds like an oxymoron, right?

Don’t Get Fired for Building Your Own Association Software

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Association CIOs: Ask yourself these six important questions before building your own AMS. Think your association’s needs require custom-built software? The risks to your job and your association might not be worth it. With an in-house developer, your association might be tempted to build a custom Association Management System (AMS). Why not focus your team’s time on other new and critically important challenges for your association?

Solving the Trade Association Software Dilemma

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The heart and soul of every trade association is its Association Management System or AMS. Whether it’s a CRM system tailored for associations, an industry specific AMS or a homegrown Microsoft Access Database, it’s critical you have a good system for tracking your members, managing your conferences, events, training classes, certifications, membership dues and collections, and other day-to-day membership related activities. James Meyer, Maner Costerisan.

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

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In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). As associations are starting to collect more data and use more systems, performance becomes even more important. If your association is going to be innovative, it needs to be running the latest and greatest software.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

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

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

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The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow. That way you’ll get a clearer sense of the particular balance of specificity, utility, and ease-of-use that will best suit your association’s needs. Top Features of This Software.

Beyond the Software: 5 Resources Your AMS Provider SHOULD Offer

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Association professionals switch association management software providers for all sorts of reasons, but two of the biggest are lack of support and resources. association management membership management Association Views association softwareA good AMS provider should WANT to help you succeed, and to help you succeed, they should provide you with a bank of valuable resources. Specifically, they should offer….

How to Explain a Software Change to Your Members: 3 Tips

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Are you about to transition from one association management system (AMS) to another? Here are a few tips: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareOr better yet, upgrade from a membership spreadsheet to an AMS? If so, congrats! That’s incredibly exciting! That said, you might need (and want ) to explain that exciting change to your members. Not sure how to have that conversation?

AMS Shopping: The Right Time to Buy

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If an association management system (AMS) is on your radar (or even just in the back of your head for now), the next big question then is when : when should you start looking for association management software and when exactly should you pull the trigger? But with software, in particular, it all depends on when you’ll need it. association management membership management Association Views association software

6 Questions to Ask Your Potential AMS Provider

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When it comes to shopping for an association management system, the questions people ask are often pretty routine: How much does it cost? That said, here are six questions - beyond features - you NEED to ask your potential AMS provider: association management association leadership membership management Association Views association software

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How to Clean Your Association’s Database: 5 Tips

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Database management is TOUGH, especially if you’re doing it all manually. Here are a few tips: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareOver time, you’re bound to find typos, duplicates, outdated information, and maybe even some false information altogether. That’s why from time to time, it’s good to give your database a little scrubbing. But with 500+ members, where do you even begin?

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MemberClicks President & CEO Mark Sedgley Answers YOUR Questions

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While there’s a lot to navigate in the coming weeks, there’s one thing we know for sure: we’re here to further spread our mission to associations and chambers, empowering you to thrive with refreshing technology and a heart for service. association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareLast week we made a pretty big announcement. MemberClicks is joining forces with WebLink, and we couldn’t be more excited!

3 Ways to Strategically Use Your Association's Database

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But are you taking it a step further to actually advance your association? Here are three ways to strategically use your association’s database (Yes, you’ll still have to analyze the data, but it’ll be worth it!): association management membership management Association Views association softwareYour database may give you a headache from time to time, but there’s SO much valuable information there. Are you using it to your advantage?

5 Signs It Might Be Time to Invest in an AMS

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So you know you’re abnormally busy, and you know there’s technology out there designed to help you, but you keep putting off the idea of an association management system for one reason or another - time (or lack thereof), budget (or lack thereof), your board’s approval (or lack thereof), etc. In fact, here are five signs it might be time to invest in an AMS: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association software

From the Trade Show Floor to the Contract Table: 5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Gold Star Vendor

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One of the reasons to spend precious time on any trade show floor is to discover potential partnerships that will help your association succeed. association management association leadership ASAE Small Staff Chatter association softwareSo, you’ve found yourself in trade show season, with the big show, #ASAE17 in Toronto, right around the corner.

Engaging Your Members Upon Login: 5 Must-Haves for the Member Landing Page

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We’ve identified five must-haves: association management member engagement membership management Association Views association softwareGetting your members to login can be challenging, but once they do, are you doing everything in your power to keep them there - happy and engaged?

New Year, New Website: Quick Hacks for Your Homepage

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association management Small Staff Chatter association softwareWith the arrival of the new year, you need to be ready for a rise in traffic to your website. Most people in January often begin exploring what New Year’s Resolutions they want to take seriously and that very well might be joining your organization! To make sure that you make a great impression for your organization, try including these five easy hacks on your homepage to boost your member acquisition.

The Right Time to Buy: Preparing for the AMS Shopping Process

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Are you thinking about purchasing an association management system, or AMS, in 2017? But I urge you to reconsider, as there are several factors you’ll want to take into account: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter association softwareWell if you are, now is the time to get started. Now I know what you’re thinking. It’s only August. I still have plenty of time!

The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)

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That said, are these workplace communication tools beneficial for associations? Take a look: association management association leadership membership management Association Views association softwareThe times they are a changin’ - particularly in terms of technology. And as you know, technology advancements (in some way, shape, or form) always make their way to the workplace. Just look at workplace communication tools.

How to Justify an AMS to Your Board: 3 Key Talking Points

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Let’s say you’re using a membership spreadsheet to manage your association - and you KNOW that’s not working. You know you need a technology partner and an association management system (AMS) to help lighten the load. When it comes to “selling” an AMS to your board, consider the following three talking points: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association software

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Eliminating the Pain of Membership Spreadsheets

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Many associations have the same story. They start off small, using a simple spreadsheet to manage their organization’s membership. For that reason, many organizations turn to association management systems, or AMS solutions, for short. Well, it’s a technology solution designed to help you manage your association’s membership. association management association leadership membership management Association Views association software

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process

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Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc. But good news association pros! association management association leadership membership management Small Staff Chatter association software

Up Your Email Marketing Game: 4 Membership Software Tips

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Luckily, your association management software has features that can make those emails stand out - and help you save time, too! Whether you’re on our MemberClicks platform or WebLink, there are four features you should definitely be using to make your emails more effective: MC Insider association software marketingSending emails is a simple, low-cost way to recruit prospective members and engage your current ones.

Encouraging Hesitant Staff Members to Adopt New Technology: 4 Tips

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You may be at the point where you KNOW you need new software in place, and maybe your staff and board are even in agreement. See, association professionals often find themselves in the following situation: They purchase a technology system (an association management system , for example), get up and running on it, but then.no But admitting you need something versus actually using it are two very different things.

7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

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Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is widely considered to be a best practice when it comes to big purchases like software. It conveys the project scope to software vendors, helping to ensure you get accurate proposals and choose the right AMS for your association. An RFP is a valuable tool to help ensure a successful software project.

How to Approach Your Board About an AMS Solution: 5 Steps

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Let’s say you’ve decided it’s time for an association management system. Several association professionals have been and are in those same shoes. You need to make sure they’re in favor of a software solution as well. We recommend following these five steps: association leadership Small Staff Chatter association softwareYou’re overwhelmed with work and tired of doing everything manually. If that’s the case, you’re not alone.

How to Protect Your Member Data and Reduce Risk for Your Association

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As your association grows and collects personal information about your members, you simply can’t afford not to protect your member data. But, how do you ensure that your data is secure and that your association management software (AMS) system continues to grow with you? The post How to Protect Your Member Data and Reduce Risk for Your Association appeared first on NimbleAMS.com. Technology Association Software

I Hate My AMS – But Would Never Think About Changing It

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Dave Bornmann, Naylor Association Solutions. “I This is a direct quote from an association executive at a focus group I recently attended. Back in the day, an association management software system (AMS) focused on the basics of helping an association manage its membership data – things like contact records, member types, member applications, accounting and reports. Specialized association software grows popular.

AMS Platforms: A Comprehensive Guide for Associations

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Running an association can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Without the right capabilities in your association management software , it can be very difficult for your team members to navigate your association’s wealth of data in order to make the best possible strategic decisions. Upgrading to a robust, centralized AMS platform can be a particularly smart move for more established associations with a large membership. Membership Management.

5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

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If your association is looking for more ways to facilitate your members’ professional development and encourage them to take active roles in all that your association has to offer, you’ll want to consider providing them with eLearning opportunities. eLearning helps your association improve your members’ engagement by providing them with a valuable resource for their growth and keeping them informed in their field. Share learning opportunities on your association’s website.

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Why now is the perfect time to research your next AMS

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Strategic research in new tech now can pay big dividends for your association down the road. You might know that it’s time for a new association management software (AMS) system for your organization. While it may not be a good time for the purchase itself, today represents a strategic opportunity to review your current association technology and start making moves toward a new AMS system that will serve your organization (and your members) better.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association. They share news about your association online and wear your branded merchandise with pride! Engaged members become your association’s best ambassadors. With an engaged member base, word about your association’s value will spread organically, supporting your greater recruitment efforts.

6 signs your association needs a new membership management system

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Signs your organization is outgrowing its current association software. When your association is growing, it can be an exciting time. But while you’re enjoying growth, your association management software (AMS) may not be keeping pace. When your association is growing, it can be an exciting time. But while you’re enjoying growth, your association management software (AMS) may not be keeping pace. Member Management Technology

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

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As an association professional, what you do makes a difference every day. Association professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference every day and they’re often very passionate about their work. So to be as effective as possible, they buy association-specific software systems. The problem is that most association technology only does one thing really well. 6 Benefits of Consolidating Your Association Software.

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