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.

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.

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Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

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How one association went from a low-cost email marketing program to a more efficient process and better data quality to streamline membership renewal campaigns. Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities.

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 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. If a more lightweight, membership-oriented solution might be more appropriate for your software needs, be sure to check out our membership software comparison and buying guide too!

6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

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Six signs your association management software may be outdated. . Is your association failing to keep up with technology? Just as your association grows and evolves, technology changes too. Here are six signs that your association management software (AMS) may be outdated or obsolete: 1. Most associations looking for a new system are doing so because their current software has fallen behind. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

4 Things Your Members Expect from Your Association

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People join associations for a number of reasons - professional development, networking opportunities, certifications and ongoing education, etc. But regardless of why they join, there are a few underlying expectations people have of your association - things they expect you to adhere to, regardless of size or industry. So what exactly are your members expecting from your association?

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. That is, if your membership program offers incredible value to your members, then any introduction to your program is a natural advertisement ! So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program. Digital membership cards.

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. Association Management

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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.

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Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

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Refer to your association or organization’s style guide for these standards or read more about style guides here. Consider Certification Opportunities: After you’ve developed great content, implemented it correctly, and branded your LMS, there should be a way to measure your learners’ success. That is where certification opportunities come in. Association Management Guest posting

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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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4 Tips for Creating Online Professional Development Courses

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Luckily, this nightmare doesn’t have to be your reality—or the reality for your association’s members. At Skyepack, we create interactive digital courses that achieve learning outcomes for professional associations like yours, as well as higher education institutions and K-12 schools.

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

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Is your association ready to meet their changing needs? As an association professional, you likely think about how your members prioritize the benefits your association provides them. For example, members tend to initially join their organization for networking, socializing, job opportunities, and certifications, but networking and socializing quickly become less important. Leverage association-specific technology. Association Management

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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.

AMS Platforms: A Comprehensive Guide for Associations

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Running an association can be an incredibly rewarding experience. From providing membership programs to offering educational courses to hosting unforgettable events, your team works hard to bring people together over a common cause— whether they are colleagues in a particular field or volunteers working together to achieve a shared goal. Upgrading to a robust, centralized AMS platform can be a particularly smart move for more established associations with a large membership.

How Associations Can Deliver More Value to Members Through Job Training

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That’s a major disadvantage for new jobseekers, but a huge opportunity for associations. An insightful new whitepaper, The 2016 Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , coauthored by Elizabeth Weaver Engel and Shelly Alcorn, explores this subject in detail. It even identifies job training as one of the biggest opportunities for associations today. Associations and the Job Skills Gap. 4 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value by Bridging the Skills Gap.

Best Cloud-Based AMS and MMS Features for Organizations

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Association Management Software (AMS) offers associations, as well as other member-based organizations, the tools to run their day-to-day operations and provide services to their members. The most popular association management software and membership management software (MMS) saves associations time and money by improving their membership management and increasing efficiency in addition to growing and retaining membership, engaging members and streamlining tedious tasks.

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.

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

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Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources. One of the most important aspects of making sure that your continuing education offerings are being used to the fullest extent is reminding your association members that they exist.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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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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Stronger by Association: NASCA Selects AMR as Management.

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AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. NASCA Selects AMR as Management Partner. – The National Association of State Chief Administrators chose AMR as its new association management partner. ” NASCA, an association for commissioners, directors and cabinet secretaries who oversee government operations, helps members implement public policy to improve efficiency and effectiveness and promotes interstate communication by showcasing innovative programs. Pages.

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? Steve Cernak at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section took their conference from in-person to virtual in one month —slackers! It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras.

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. Innovation and membership growth. Associations will profit, ha ha, from this guidance too. Host: Community By Association.

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

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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. If you don’t think the demand for personalization applies to associations, think again. The same study shows that only 18 percent of those working at professional membership organizations say they personalize the content members see. Compliance certifications to validate security.

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3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

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Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? As your association grows and evolves, its needs change. Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. As for-profit companies provide these types of experiences, your members expect the same in more areas of their lives – including their experience with your association. Otherwise, there’s a good chance their membership will lapse as they take their business elsewhere.

5 Effective Web Design Strategies to Attract New Members

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When it comes to inspiring potential members to join your association, an attractive and easy-to-use website is an essential component of the process. Your website is a valuable resource for both current and potential members, so you’ll want to keep it up-to-date with recent news about your association and new engagement opportunities available to members. Customize your website to your association. Manage events through your website. Membership management.

Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

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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.

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

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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: 3.31.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community…and this time it covers the next two weeks. The first two are my favorites—every self-respecting association should be using them. Association Media & Publishing with help from the creative team at Imagination has a new podcast—associationNation. I enjoyed the first episode about associations that manage to publish content rapidly in response to industry events or news.