3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. 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.

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Association Management Company

Association Adviser

Wendy Weiser, WJ Weiser and Associates. For small- and medium-sized associations, taking on new projects or initiatives often means taking on more work than your staff can reasonably handle. This can be a cost-effective option for associations that need an extra pair of qualified hands.

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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). Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources.

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. Barb Boggs, Events & Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association.

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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. It’s a new year. New predictions.

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. . Data management.

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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.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

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.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations? This month’s Corner Office professional, Christina McCoy, CAE , landed her first association job literally hours after taking her last college exam.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Association content and development can vary. If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator?

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.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved.

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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! Have a formal, documented strategy for their use of technology for learning. As a former journalist, I love data.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Many association professionals will admit that they stumbled into association work after doing something else first; this was certainly true for me. courtesy of [link].

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue


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).

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey


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. Leverage association-specific technology. Association Management

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?


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. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve?

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

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!

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. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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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. Many associations are falling short of providing members value.

Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Legal Issues That Are Important To Any International Strategy. An article appeared recently in the ASAE Association Law and Policy section e-newsletter by Jefferson C.

Integrated Marketing in the Digital Era

SCD Group

The panel of four top association marketing executives at association management companies includes: Russ Lemieux, Group Vice President, Kellen Company. Laura Davis, CAE, Director, Marketing & Membership, Association Management Center. Strategies.

Strategies for Bolstering International Membership ? GrowGlobally.org


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Strategies for Bolstering International Membership. Many times, however, it can be a struggle to apply the same strategies that have worked successfully in the U.S.

Profiting from Green Meeting Strategy ? Beyond the Feel Good.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. « Good Meeting Strategy Reduces Risk Abroad. Profiting from Green Meeting Strategy – Beyond the Feel Good. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.

How Associations Can Deliver More Value to Members Through Job Training


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.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

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. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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The Association World in China ? GrowGlobally.org


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. The concept of associations as we know it in the west does not exist in China.

Daily Buzz: The Do’s and Don’ts of AR in Event Tech

Associations Now

Consumers can see right through gimmicks these days, and if there’s no real strategy behind your use of the tech, it’s not going to resonate.”. Association technology is usually installed with two goals in mind: to attract new members and to further engage and retain current ones.

SCD Group: 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas.

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 30 Marketing Tips for Associations: Highly Rated Ideas from ASAE12. 3 Consistent brand messaging from the National Pasta Association via the Kellen Company. #4 Farmers & Ranchers Alliance via AMR Management Services. #8

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Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. As MCIs Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, I help associations build and execute global growth strategies. Association Management.

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


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Using the latest research findings from leading global institutions, MCI assembled these megatrends to help with client 2011 strategy and planning. Association Management.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

You can start honing your concentration muscle by reviewing these 16 strategies from WBT Systems for finding more time to focus on deep work. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Association Chat on Twitter (#assnchat).

Learn How American Society for Quality Has Grown in MENA in LIVE Webinar, June 26 @1000 Eastern


The core of this success is getting the strategy and planning right. Strategies gained to expand market and brand awareness as a critical source of knowledge. Channels MARCOM Market & Bus Planning Membership Product Mgmt mena association growth

ASAE2018 – Improve Global Effectiveness: Lessons Learned on the Ground


Business growth increasingly requires associations to expand outside the USA requiring organizations to be more adept at global strategy and operations. ASAE Foundation research has shown in recent years that associations grow with a more deliberate strategy and operational practice.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.16

Reid All About it

If you want to learn more about association technology, check out the DelCor blog. Or, if you’re in the generalist mood, Associations Now is your one-stop shop for news and information. – Looking Forward 2016: Association Business Environmental Scan.

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The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

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. National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? The second article points out that association members are much more “tech savvy” than association executives may think.

Creating an Educated Workforce in Three Phases

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming panel discussion I was asked to participate in -- a panel on how associations are successfully working to develop a better educated workforce for the industries they represent. How does your association manage all of this activity?

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now. Trends Associations Should Prepare For.

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