Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. As you get larger or want to offer more advanced programming, managing your membership through spreadsheets or disconnected databases just won’t cut it.

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Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. Do you have early bird discounts or late payment penalties? Happy New Year!

Why reward late comers with discounts?

SCD Group

Now, this made me wonder about association pricing strategies: whether dues, webinars or in-person meetings. Discounted pricing like this is one of the five forms of manipulative marketing that Simon Sinek talks about in his book and Ted talk Start with Why.

How to offer member-only discounts for your association

SilkStart

In this blog post, we’re highlighting some techniques to offer member-only discounts and make your memberships stand out. . Why offer discounts? Because discounts are quantifiable, members can quickly measure the value they’re getting when compared to the general public. Discounts are used to entice new members to join, and if done right, can be a major component in convincing them to renew again. 3) Look outside of your association.

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.

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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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.

Orgs versus Humans

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. It’s easy to leave an organization (regardless of your events, networking, discounts, etc.). Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Solutions. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages.

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.”.

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.”.

Wild Apricot Software News - December 2010

Wild Apricot

So even if we discount that, after reading through each of 441 customer surveys and personally replying to each one, I was very excited to see that the majority.( association management software association management software system association management system memberership website software nptech software surveys Wild Apricot

CES 2016 Final Thoughts

Association Management

This can be done in formal processes like member surveys, but don’t discount the equivalent of walking the show floor—just spending a few moments calling new members or staff members to chat—as an easy way to get new ideas. Association Management Technology

Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

I’m always amazed how many professional associations do great things and then forget to tell anyone about it. Good news is inspiring, and your audiences—stakeholders, association members, future members—will want to share in the moment.

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. Leverage association-specific technology. Association Management

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

.orgCommunity

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).

Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?

Socious

Associations used to have similar monopolies in their industries. That made association life pretty comfortable. Associations no longer have the advantage of a relative lack of competition. Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Your Association Today.

Association Convention Pricing Strategies

SCD Group

Most associations that I know “hold the line” on conference pricing. So, why are associations so stubborn? Or, is it better to “hold the line” so members don’t “hold off” waiting for the discount pricing? A client called the other day. His “big convention” was three weeks away.

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Four Resolutions to Get More Out of Association Experience

AMR Management Services

AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Four Resolutions to Get More Out of Association Experience. You get what you put into your association leadership experience. Sometimes you get a return on your investment, through networking, problem solving or even affinity programs and discounts.

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. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members. As your association evolves and increases its membership, your engagement strategy should evolve as well. User management.

Road to Relevance Provides valued insight for Association Execs

SCD Group

Next month, ASAE will release Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations. Associations face unprecedented competition from members, publishers, companies and the internet. Associations need to create strategies to compete in this environment.

Warning to association executives: differentiate but don’t dilute your services

SCD Group

Then raise the price of the premium product, market the new product at a discounted price … and clean up with price discrimination. Differentiation keys the freemium model for association membership. From 9/19 Free to Fee: Maximizing Association Membership via Engagement Strategies.

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AE on the Verge: Adding expiration dates to association coupons

AE on the Verge

Association management, meetings and mania. Adding expiration dates to association coupons. In response to my blog post on expiration dates , David Patt posted this comment: "Add discount coupons to your list. Here are a few thoughts on association coupons: 1. Discount coupons: If you provide coupons for discounts at bookstore, for membership dues, or for events be sure to be extremely specific - including the expiration date and if its transferable to others.

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Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

We’re not able to operate associations as we did 20 years ago. In recent visits with association executive directors, the conversations with two stick in my mind. The first association executive director. This is a large national association. Guest Blog by Tom Shay.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association. Discounts on membership dues or custom merch for members of partner organizations. . Some incentives include: A discount on their next membership renewal.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association. Discounts on membership dues or custom merch for members of partner organizations. . Some incentives include: A discount on their next membership renewal.

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). More convenient access for members through member management software/website integration.

Balancing Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Association Adviser

This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. Don’t think that your association has to adopt every new platform available.

To Boost Global Membership, Get Flexible

Associations Now

Whether your association has a global presence or is looking to expand internationally, you’ll need a strategy to recruit, retain, and engage members who will likely have different needs and backgrounds than members in your home country.

Membership Hack: Combo-Promo Campaigns

Associations Now

One small association increased membership by 7 percent in a year using targeted “combo-promo” campaigns. The association had an existing pool of nonmembers who attended free monthly webinars.

Best Cloud-Based AMS and MMS Features for Organizations

GrowthZone

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. PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

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

Socious

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. That makes an efficient speaker management process crucial for your association.

Don’t get ghosted by your members

Nimble AMS

Showing them you understand their interests and your association is keeping pace with their ever-changing expectations is a great way to start. However, this group is also less likely to commit to renewing and to promote their association to peers. Communicate your association’s value.

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. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now

Spark Consulting

In 18+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. My very first Big Task at my very first association Real Job way back in 1997 was to complete an association management software system selection. management RFPsReposting this (slightly edited) Thanks for Playing classic, because this topic has come up recently on ASAE’s Collaborate online community.

Let Your Member Data Show You the Way

Spark Consulting

Last week, Associations Now did a story on my awesome client NICSA and the new membership model project we worked on together last summer. How one association unbundled some of its benefits and packaged them around “clusters of behavior” in its member engagement data.

Build a Journey to Yes Using Marketing Automation

.orgCommunity

Mine the invaluable data in your association management system. Personas are the characters in your association’s story. Opportunity: visibility with associations Listing of Upcoming Local Events.

The Consultant and the Association Exec Should Be Friends

Spark Consulting

I just submitted a proposal in response to an RFP that asked for my “project management methodology,” aka, my approach to managing the consultant/client relationship (which I thought was a damn fine question). As the title of this post states, the consultant and the association executive should be friends (bonus points if you get the Oklahoma! Consultants provide a lot of the intellectual capital in association management, some of it for free, some of it for pay.

Slack for Nonprofits and Associations

SilkStart

Back in Jan 2016 I wrote a SilkStart Blog article about Slack for Associations. It was having a profound impact on our organization and I thought to myself ‘associations should know about tools like this’. How can Slack help my nonprofit or association? association tools

How the Computer in Your Pocket Has Changed Event Attendee Behavior

Socious

Don’t be like Ken Olsen and discount the massive impact and continuing future potential of personal devices, especially mobile. Your association needs to aggregate its information in a similar way. Increasingly, associations are including event emails in this list as well.