Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

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As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. Managing your members is no easy feat— it requires dedicated association management software as well as a strategic plan for engaging your constituents. Learning management system data.

Choosing the Best Association Management Software


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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5 Ways to Revamp Your Membership Committee


Every association is unique—that old saying is true and you can really see it in membership committees. Some associations can’t live without theirs, some got rid of theirs years ago, and some wonder what to do with their membership committee.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


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


The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow. 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. Top Features of This Software.

5 Signs You Need to Reevaluate Your Membership Management Software


Every time you open your membership management software, you cringe. Some crafty workarounds help you get work done, but the extra hours you spend because of the software’s shortcomings – it’s painful to even think about. It’s time to kick that database software to the curb.

Top Membership Management Software Options & Reviews


As your association grows, your requirements for your membership software grow, too — so much so that you’ve outgrown your current membership management solution! We’ll cover these topics: What is Membership Management Software? Event management.

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs


In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. Choosing software that is a good fit for your organization will help you engage members and achieve operational efficiencies, freeing up more time to focus on providing value for members. Selecting software that doesn’t fit your organization will mean more hurdles and even stunting your organization’s growth.

Compare Association Membership Management Software Platforms


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.

AMS vs. CRM: Integrating Strategy and Software


Our staff has the privilege of working with professional and trade associations every day. So, to help clear up confusion, here’s a breakdown of AMS and CRM, and how integrating the two optimizes your association ’s database infrastructure. . Human resource management .

7 Advantages to Having Speaker Management Built In to Your Association’s AMS Software


The same is true of your association members. They attend your association’s events because they’re interested in the people presenting and the subjects your sessions are covering. Since your members are interested in your speakers and what they’ll be talking about at your event, speaker management is one of the most important aspects of event planning. That makes an efficient speaker management process crucial for your association.

Personalization Tips: How to Reach More Association Members Through your AMS Software


After all, why would your members want to see a call-to-action to join your association when they’ve already paid their dues? They won’t stop and wonder about the technology behind the companies offering such customized service, but they will expect your association to do the same thing. It’s also important to your association’s bottom line. They’re in your association management software. AMS Software Member Experience Personalization

Aptify recognized as a best AMS for 2021 by


With so many association management software offerings available, it’s hard to know which AMS is the right fit for your organization. To help you in your search for the best member management software, look no further than

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

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An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members. Options to join committees.

Who Should be in Charge of Your Membership Database Migration?


Create a small committee that includes membership, meetings and IT, maybe one more … Continue reading Who Should be in Charge of Your Membership Database Migration? → Association Management Software Budgeting and Planning AMS AMS implementation Association Management database

Why Associations Need to Take Back Control of Their Websites Today (And How to Do It)


Everything I do, from research to keeping up with association and software news, leads me to a different website. Even if they’re referred to you, people likely receive their first significant contact with your association through its website, which is also how they judge you. According to researchers at Stanford , 75% of consumers will make judgements about your association’s credibility based on your website. Why Your Association Should Manage Its Own Website.

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Strengthening Member Engagement: Tips From an HR Consultant


Why do members join associations? As an association leader yourself, you already know that this value often revolves around the experiences you offer, the people members will meet, and the abundance of opportunities you provide. Invest in a comprehensive management solution.

5 signs your large organization has outgrown its AMS


Over time, your large association grows and evolves, and your processes get more complex. You need association management software (AMS) that can keep up. So how do you know when your association has outgrown its AMS? Association Management

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


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.

Building your Business Continuity Plan

Association Management

In the wake of a natural disaster affecting your technology alliance or association , you stand in the midst of the rubble that was once your business and wonder how in the world you will notify everyone and tell them that the organization and office no longer exist. Number three on y our priority list is forming your Business Continuity Management Team (BCMT). Legal Counsel or Insurance Policy Management. Association Management Technology

The Year Without Pants and How to Replace Email

Association Navigator

the company behind WordPress, the online, open source website creation software that many consider the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) available today. According to Amazon: 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The Year Without Pants is about the team that is maintaining and continuously improving the WordPress software, while rarely working in their offices in San Francisco.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection


Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. For example, the requirements checklist on a typical request for proposals (RFP) for a new association management system (AMS) hasn’t changed much over the years: Membership requirements - check. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status. Software Requirements & Selection

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection


Digital transformation has completely altered how associations use technology to interact with and deliver value to members and customers. For example, the requirements checklist on a typical request for proposals (RFP) for a new association management system (AMS) hasn’t changed much over the years: Membership requirements - check. Joining your association. Managing their CE credits and certification status. Software Requirements & Selection

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Most of us know that membership software is designed to make association processes easier and more automated, but did you know that your AMS could earn your association essential non-dues revenue? All software platforms offer a different mix of opportunities, and your association management software (AMS) likely possesses several key mechanisms for revenue generation that go above and beyond basic member dues collection.

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

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Timberlake Membership Software was founded in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia by Brian Choate. The company’s association management software helped associations manage their member and operations data including event registration, committees, continuing education, directories, website data and reporting. Timberlake Membership Software became Timberlake AMS Solutions after Naylor acquired the company in early 2015.

Planning a Virtual Day of Service for Your Organization

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Although your association might not be meeting in person right now, plenty of organizations are moving their meetings and events online and engaging members in the digital realm. To set your association’s virtual service event up for success, leaders should: Define goals and create a schedule.

9 Strategies for Preventing Volunteer Burnout & Keeping Your Leadership Pipeline Full


Association colleagues are telling us they’re having a tough time recruiting and retaining volunteers. But now they’re also burned out after a year of juggling work, home, and association life, often while dealing with economic pressures. Committee service is not for everyone.

5 Reports No Association Should Live Without


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. And yet, with so much information being added TO your membership database, too many association leaders don’t take information FROM their database to help them drive better decisions!

100% Attendance, Part 2 : Off Stage

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Part 2 of my Online Meeting discussion is a brief analysis of some of the available tools which association staff can utilize to support volunteers doing committee work and attending information sessions. These supporting technologies are increasingly user-friendly and priced so that even the smallest organizations can increase efficiency and cut costs, as well as respect and enhance the time and efforts that members donate to their associations. Financial Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.18.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Billhighway describes the chapter self-assessment exercise used by the Associated General Contractors of America to collect data for chapter benchmarking. Membership committees.

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How to Ensure Your AMS Reports Include The Right Data


Every association management software (AMS) company loves to demonstrate how their AMS meets an association’s requirements. The association staff on the project team care about these functions and features, but most of their co-workers only care about one thing: reports.

Daily Buzz: Avoid Online Meeting Madness

Associations Now

Also: Pick the right association management software on your first try. Virtual meetings are no different, but the digital setting means hosts need a different approach to managing the conversation. — Protech Associates (@protechcloud) April 20, 2020.

Best Cloud-Based AMS and MMS Features for Organizations


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. A powerful AMS offers the following features: CONTACT MANAGEMENT. Easily view and manage all of your individuals and organizations, including billing information, communications, membership status, and more. WEBSITE HOSTING WITH CONTENT MANAGEMENT.

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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You’re not special (when it comes to data management)

Effective Database

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but the truth is, when it comes to data management, your association is probably a lot like most other associations. You probably manage membership, meetings, committees, product sales, and so on. And what this means is, there is probably an off-the-shelf association management software (AMS) system that can support the data you have to manage. Data Management Executive

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.23.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. WBT’s post describes why your association would want to offer mixed-age learning programs and suggests how to get started. Hear how to become a more culturally competent association professional.

Summer Update

Moving through the Association World

Earlier this year I stepped in to Chair the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executive’s Education Committee. Part of that was implementing a new policy/document management system. Formalizing our processes through a policy management software has been good for us, but it has been work both in implementation and practice. ASAE Association Management MASAE Work Young Association Professionals ANSI Joseph Sapp Reno young professionals

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.26.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association innovation. The research revealed that associations with a more innovative mindset and culture were more successful at navigating the early challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

In today’s world, associations are growing and evolving at a rapid pace. With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. While this is true, sometimes associations don’t take full advantage of the digital resources available to them and their membership rates suffer as a result. Event Management. Event Management.

Standing on the Beach: Google "Wave" : Off Stage

Off Stage

I’m not a software developer—heck, I’m not even a real geek. I’m fascinated by what the program might be, how it might look to association managers, and—most importantly—how it’s being marketed. Or how much to have in cash reserves in your association treasury. And in using this tool, the association has involved members in ways that meet their schedules and skill levels, and maximize the results of their involvement.