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7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

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When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. While these strategies have certainly been proven to work, we wanted to share some other creative ways one of our clients is considering to get their audience to engage with their new LMS. . Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

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Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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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. That’s why we’ve created this comparison of all the biggest names on the market – and provided our own reviews! 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. Overview of this Association Management Software.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. 2 – Help affiliate/associate members succeed.

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Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others. Industries are facing a major problem that associations may just be the key to solving. So how can associations fill this gap?

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). Try any of these five tactics: Automate your marketing tactics for continuing education. Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources. Automate your marketing tactics for continuing education. Better data analysis of LMS usage.

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Across generations and industries, data shows professional development is the biggest driver of engagement and value received from an association. Many associations are falling short of providing members value.

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

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Before we get into the details around software and ideas on how to wrap community software around learning, it’s important that you’ve built a sense of community with your association members in general. There are many options out there so find the one that works best for you — we recommend making sure it can play well with other items in your tech stack, such as your association management system and your learning management system. Marketing.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

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For as long as most of us can remember, a large majority of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. These advancements allow associations to be more innovative while increasing the value they can provide to their members. If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. As for the associations that had not yet offered a virtual event?

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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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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. In fact, according to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 66 percent of members look to their professional associations to help them find new job opportunities. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: . Association Management Community Brands

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning.

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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. That’s why it’s important that your association actively works hard to keep members coming back year after year, offering value through opportunities and events that can’t be found otherwise. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

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). Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. At the 2019 digitalNow conference , Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO and co-founder of XLabs , talked to an audience of association executives about her work with moonshots. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve? Association moonshots.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The state of associations. Cecilia Sepp, CAE, founder of Rogue Tulips, recently released the findings of their September association survey, What’s Next for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.9.20

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Association mojo. If you’ve lost your spark amidst all the challenges coming your way at work, WBT Systems shares advice for getting your association mojo back. Billhighway explains how some association chapters are engaging early-career members. Host: Association Success.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Un-hybrid conference. At some point in 2021, associations will switch from virtual-only conferences to hybrid conferences. If you were at the Association Component Exchange (CEX) last week, you heard about the “bright spot” concept. MGI’s 2020 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report found a correlation between innovative associations and membership growth.

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How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

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Members at your association want to be completely sure that when they are pay ing their annual dues, they are investing in a full experience that brings them val ue. . For trade associations, institutional members might expect value in the form of internal educational resources they can share with their staff on community forums. Are you still in the infant stages of digital transformation at your association? By Brian Smith, Communications Specialist .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? Billhighway explains how virtual events can help sponsors and exhibitors achieve their marketing goals —while helping chapters achieve their revenue goals. It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Trade Association Roundtable.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. High ROI employer products – Offer hiring managers sophisticated options that maximize exposure of their job postings to improve their return on investment. They seek everything from continuing education to certification.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. High ROI employer products – Offer hiring managers sophisticated options that maximize exposure of their job postings to improve their return on investment. They seek everything from continuing education to certification.

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Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

Nimble AMS

How integrations with your association management software can improve the member experience. As for-profit companies provide more connected experiences, your members expect the same in more areas of their lives – including their experiences with your association. But system integration is more important to your association than you might think. Why associations should concern themselves with system integration. Event Solutions + LMS. AMS + LMS.

9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. In fact, according to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 66 percent of members look to their professional associations to help them find new job opportunities. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: .

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How to engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

Aptify

Considering today’s consumer expectations, it’s not too surprising that the Association of National Advertisers voted “ personalization” the marketing word of the year for 2019. It’s a hot topic in the world of marketing and customer experience. If you don’t think the demand for personalization applies to associations, think again. These findings leave little doubt about it: It’s time for associations to catch up with member expectations.

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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.

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. For these people, the cost of the membership is greatly justified by the value that the association brings, whether it’s through continued learning courses or large conferences with important speakers. . By focusing on digital engagements and online opportunities, your association can still provide value to your members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.2.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages transitioned into a benefits-based membership model. At Association Success, Howie Berman said they created membership packages with different levels of benefits “to give members a meaningful choice, and to provide them with value for their dues. The consensus on the value of marketing personas is starting to shift.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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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. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras. So take 30 minutes to join this edition of Heathy By Association Live. Host: Associations Catalyzing Entrepreneurship.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. You may need the assistance of marketing automation or email marketing software to identify these members. Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Crisis overwhelm. WBT Systems found out how they managed to pull that off so quickly. Associations are scrambling to virtually resurrect their canceled conferences. In fact, MemberSuite describes the many ways associations can come out ahead by hosting virtual events. She addresses reserves, partnerships, marketing, and program development. Host: Association Analytics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.24.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Cherish your good chapter leaders. What’s in an association CIO’s IT bag? Mike Guerrieri at DelCor reveals the people, policies, talents and tools an association CIO must have on hand —and, strangely enough, finds many similarities between the CIO role and the restaurant executive chef role. Mon 8/27 at 2 p.m.* – Marketing for Membership Growth. Host: Event Manager Blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. What if your association didn’t have members? At Association Success , Tara Puckey considers that question along with several others that get to the gist of what it means to be an association. A few quick hits before we get to this week’s list of free webinars: Your blog posts must be supported by a content marketing ecosystem.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships. The goal for this Partnership Professionals Network survey is to collect and share the concerns and insights of association staff. I love the message Garth Jordan, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for HFMA, delivers in Association Success. LMS selection.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.13.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Before we get to the good stuff… What do your “engaged” members not know about? With it, I can read ASAE and Association Now articles as well as Collaborate discussions on my phone. I’m a regular reader of Collaborate (with a subscription to dozens of daily digests) and Associations Now. Associations are also gathering information: PCMA , MPI , Events Council and ASAE.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.