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)?

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. Overview of this Association Management Software. Some of its top features include: Comprehensive member profiles and database reporting capabilities.

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Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

5 Reports No Association Should Live Without

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Your association management software is the lifeblood of your organization. It contains all key contact information, annual billing, past transactions, related individuals and companies, events management, committees, certifications and much more.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. The demand for knowledge will continue to grow this year, specifically the focus on certification programs. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. One of the most valuable resources you have is your association’s e-learning content,” Abila wrote in its whitepaper. It’s a new year.

Pay attention to what matters most

Aaron Wolowiec

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it seems associations and their members aren’t always on the same page. According to a recent report by Abila , what members want from associations vs. what associations think members want don’t always align. For example, millennials just starting their careers often turn to associations for job opportunities and career advice. All the above is moot unless associations know their members.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

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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?

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

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.”. Many employers report not finding such skills in recent college graduates because earning a degree doesn’t necessarily teach them. Provide quality certification programs.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

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.”. Many employers report not finding such skills in recent college graduates because earning a degree doesn’t necessarily teach them. Provide quality certification programs.

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. There’s a goldmine of information in the report, which you can get for free if you subscribe to Tagoras’ free e-newsletter.

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. From optimizing your website to taking advantage of event software to investing in reporting features, these five tips for digital member engagement can help set you in the right direction. Association Management Guest posting

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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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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. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

Personalization and data security for your association

Aptify

T he Community Brands Digital Evolution Study shows that 79 percent of members of professional associations say it’s very or somewhat important that their organization provide targeted, valuable content. . For example, Aptify AMS offers a single system for you to collect and manage your member data. Security c ompliance certifications . Showing your members that your association is keeping up with their expectations is a great way to develop loyal members.

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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.

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. . The post 8 things your association’s online career center should do appeared first on Aptify by Community Brands.

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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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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.”.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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.

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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What’s on tap

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We will be having over 1,400 individuals taking an exam in hopes of achieving either the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) or Association Constructor (AC) designations. The past few weeks have been extremely busy as this is an exam that many University Construction Management programs give as part of their program. Certification General Small Staff association management Associations Joe Sapp small staffIt has been a busy few weeks.

Thinking Outside Of The Box

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One example is the recent certification exam I have been prepping for. Everyone in association management knows this can be difficult as committee members are spread out, so virtual meetings are a must. While this did not attach directly to our database, it provided the reports that we needed. Certification General Technology association management Go Daddy Joe Sapp Outside the Box

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. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.

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global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. This is part 3 of an overview of the 12 leading global business & economic megatrends effecting US associations prepared from a more detailed study by MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice. As MCIs Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, I help associations build and execute global growth strategies. Association Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing. That’s why it’s a good time for your association to promote your certificate, microcredential and certification programs. Host: Association Success.

5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

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One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. It’s vital for industry professionals to stay up-to-date on their learning, whether that’s renewing certifications or diving into the latest innovations in their industries.

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The Perfect Storm

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In the United States in 2015, 32% of employers reported. Over the next week, I’ll be blogging about and sharing excerpts from The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , the eighth white paper in the ongoing Spark collaborative series. We also share case studies of organizations doing excellent work preparing their audiences for the future of employment: HR Certification Institute. Maryland Association of CPAs.

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: 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? The report that came out of their first survey two years ago was full of good information and great ideas so I look forward to this edition. It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

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This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Organizer: Association Data Analytics Brown Bag.

4 tech facts Executive Directors need to know about AMS platforms

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What technology will your association invest in? According to an ASAE Foundation research report , associations that are most effective at technology management are the ones that integrate information technology (IT) into strategic planning and facilitate discussions about technology throughout the organization. Take your association management software (AMS), for example. What technology will your association invest in?

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

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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.

Embrace Personalization and Improve the Member Experience

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Your association might want to provide a personalized member experience, but are you actually doing it? Chances are that your association wants to provide a personalized member experience. These findings point to an opportunity for associations to catch up with member expectations.

A love letter from Nimble AMS

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My dearest association professional, You work hard to engage with your members and achieve your association’s mission. You deserve association management software that shows its love everyday. And, I have compliance certifications.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? Associations have a role to play in the training, credentialing and lifelong learning market, but few have taken advantage of those opportunities. Hoover, Vice President of Programs, Association Health Law Association.

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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