5 Things to Know about Salesforce for Association Management

Web Courseworks Associations

There are plenty of reasons to consider Salesforce for your association management. “Salesforce is the number one [customer relationship management] platform in the world,” Jake says. For managing members and the relationship with members, that means Salesforce.”

Choosing the Best Association Management Software

GrowthZone

Leveraging a robust AMS system engages members and helps you develop your association, while automating many mundane and repetitive tasks. Whether your membership organization is an association or chamber of commerce, feature-rich Association Management Software (AMS) is a must.

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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.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

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. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Plus, your members have the ability to form and manage their own groups!

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Picking the Right Association Management Software. Data management.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Mission Critical

Observations on Association Management

Associations that do not pay attention to their mission statements risk losing the support that led to the drafting of those mission statements. Its important for an association to regularly remind its members about what the organizations mission is. The energy and enthusiasm and vocal support of the association that resulted in the mission statement tends to drift and fade unless it is regularly highlighted. Challenge Management, Inc. About Challenge Management.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Provide quality certification programs.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Provide quality certification programs.

Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

Fonteva

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

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. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! ” The 52-page Tagoras report provides such data, which were collected based upon a survey of 200 trade and professional associations. Have formal, documented product development and pricing processes that cover their technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning.

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.”.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

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The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

Aptify

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. Consider your pricing model. Leverage association-specific technology.

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The Association World in China ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « A Guide to the Association Market in China. The Association World in China. China represents the largest single consumer market in today’s world and as such a target expansion audience for associations and companies alike. What are some of the key opportunities or challenges that associations should consider if wanting to do business in China? GrowGlobally.org.

Global MegaTrends Part 2 ? Tech, Health Care and Global Business.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. This is part 2 of longer overview of the 12 leading global business & economic megatrends effecting US associations prepared by MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice. Medical Tourism Goes Mainstream – The allure of good care at much lower prices will cause increasing numbers of people to go abroad for cheaper treatment.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

Okay, let’s lighten the mood a bit with these ten emerging trends that will unbreak your workplace in 2020 , according to work futurist Dominic Price at Atlassian. 4 on Price’s list: “Your ability to focus will determine your success.” Organizer: Association Data Analytics Brown Bag.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.23.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Help yourself and others benchmark member communication efforts and strategies by participating in Association Adviser’s 10th annual Association Communications Benchmarking Survey.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.16.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. WBT speculates about the invisible forces affecting your members , causing irregular or new behavior, and disturbing the regular attraction between them and your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

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: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

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? It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.4.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Urgent request for participation in an association professional development survey. It includes questions about the impact of the pandemic on strategy, pricing, etc.

How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Protech

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. . Are you still in the infant stages of digital transformation at your association?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.21.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association fortune-telling. Hosts: Eventbrite, National Independent Venue Association, Music Venue Trust and FundBox. Peter Houstle, CEO, Mariner Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.19.21

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Jeff De Cagna has come up with ten purposeful provocations that every board member and association professional should commit to heart. Host: New York Society of Association Executives.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

Reid All About it

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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Completing the puzzle to decode chapter ROI

Mariner Management

Most associations know how much their chapters cost in staff support, rebates/grants, training programs, technology platforms, etc. Measuring the return on investment (ROI) of chapters is critically important to understanding the value they bring to an association. Measuring chapter ROI fills in a missing puzzle piece that allows associations to make strategic and operational decisions with great clarity. Price the volunteer contribution.

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Compare Association Membership Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Leveraging a robust AMS system enables membership professionals to engage members and develop their association instead of focusing on mundane, repetitive tasks. This article will help you compare and evaluate different association management software options to help you do just that.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

Reid All About it

That’s why we need articles like this one from Brianna Lawson at Naylor Association Solutions: Kick Your Association’s Webinar Promotion Up a Notch. Association or company, in this case the same rules apply. She shares ten tactics to promote your webinar, including #3: “Add a blurb or graphic onto the home page and additional main pages of your association’s website.”. Also, learn what it takes to become a Certified Event Designer and obtain your certification.

How to give your association’s members an Amazon-like experience

Nimble AMS

This is no one-off occurrence, but the result of a carefully planned sales management strategy for its e-commerce platform. When it works, cross-selling is great for your association in terms of increasing sales revenue and improving customer satisfaction. A great example of this would be selling a study guide as part of a certification course or suggesting related events to book as part of a conference order.

How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. How can your association deliver the experience your members have come to expect? As a member-based organization, how can your association go about embracing innovation? Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Getting started with AI may seem daunting for associations, but it’s actually well within reach.

Rethinking Membership As A Global Engagement Model

GlowGlobally

. The following article was written by Nikki Walker, MCI’s Global Vice President, Association Management & Consulting. No longer can associations continue with their traditional “one size fits all” approach to membership. For decades now, associations have maintained a very traditional approach towards “membership” and membership dues. This is particularly true for associations trying to build their membership outside their home market.

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Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

I’ve worked with hundreds of associations and here are some of the responses I have gotten when asking about their take on “technology” or “new ways” of reaching and engaging their members: Do we have to? There are non-scary ways to embrace technology to better engage with your members and to maximize non-dues revenue for your association. Much of the tech we use or encounter in our everyday lives can be adapted for association use. Have you heard of the “Sunday scaries?”

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? What are the elements to consider in building a business plan on growing an association in China? How is Certification Perceived in China? Pricing model. Association Management.

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Hopefully you’ve found an LMS with a secure, off-the-shelf, two-way integration with your AMS so you can easily manage upgrades of both systems in the future.

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A Global Satisfaction Index for Measuring Local Member Engagement & Relevance

GlowGlobally

To begin 2014, we are featuring a new MCI white paper authored by Nikki Walker, MCI’s Vice President for its global association management and consulting practice, based in Dubai, UAE. Have you ever wondered how your association’s brand is perceived specifically by the international community? As our MCI teams work with multiple associations’ professional communities across 55 cities, in 28 countries and 6 continents, we hear a variety of perceptions and opinions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

Reid All About it

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.

The Applied Knowledge Gap in India ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. People with a high school certificate number 250 million, with 10 million getting a BS degree. I learned from Kiran Karnik, President of NASSCOM (India’s leading ICT association) that India’s university system has fallen behind its private sector (see chart above). This is an opportunity for associations with good training and certification programs.

Emerging Market Cities Open Their Doors to Associations.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Emerging Market Cities Open Their Doors to Associations. Associations seeking to expand their international footprint and benefit from the ever-growing global marketplace of products and services know that while the market may be flat in the United States, opportunity may be quite good in emerging market countries especially in the Middle East and Asia. Association Management.

The Hourglass Blog: Do You Want Your Members to Be "Smart" or.

The Hourglass Blog

In it, he dissects the difference between customers who know how much your services really cost (referring to them as "smart" customers) and those who dont (referring to them as "stupid"), and shares experiences hes had with companies that charge "stupid" customers much higher prices than "smart" ones. Are association members generally "smart" or "stupid"? And this sets up a competely different dynamic in many associations from the one Schrage describes. Management.

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