What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

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Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Association Management Best Practices Takeaway.

Paradoxes in Association Management

Eric Lanke

In it, she wonders which members association staff should pay the most attention to: those most or those least actively engaged in the association's activities. These members are the professionals who will help us make our industry or profession better. Associations Leadership

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. Membership & Marketing Industry TrendsBy keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members.

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Marketing Automation Software

HighRoad Solution

If you’re new to the world of associations, you may not be familiar with the kind of software that’s commonly used in this industry. Association Management

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends. Membership & Marketing Industry TrendsBy keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Petersburg, FL, provided an Xcellent platform for YourMembership.com customers, employees and industry thought leaders to connect, engage, and grow. Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices.

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. Associations should budget appropriately for AMS training, especially beyond implementation.

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2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

It’s only the first week of the New Year and we are already off to an exciting start as YourMembership proudly announced this week the acquisition of Digital Ignite and that we will be adding its Learning Management System to YM’s expanding suite of products. Membership Management

Association Management Alert - The EXODesk is Coming

Association Subculture

The debate about association education needs to take a quantum leap forward if we are planning on staying competitive in this new arena. We are all aware of the inherent tension in any association between serving members today and trying to position them to move into the future.

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry

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Innovative association professionals understand the importance of keeping an eye on technology because ultimately it is a cost-effective way to streamline daily operations and keep members engaged. Association Management Member Engagement Membership Database Association Trends

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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.

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

MembersClicks

there were a number of breakout sessions covering a variety of industry-related topics: how to work with a difficult board (yeah, we’ve all been there), how to improve the member experience, how to more effectively manage your organization’s data - all that good stuff.

3 Sports Cliches for Association Management

SCD Group

Ok, I admit it: I like sports and I recognize the lessons from sports can positively guide association executives. Three cliches can guide association professionals: 1. Lesson for Association executives: Keep improving. Lesson for Association executives: Don’t be defensive.

Rambling Thoughts About Association Management

SCD Group

I gave three presentations last week at a Green Industry Conference near Milwaukee. I posted all three presentations -- all topics valid for most association members -- on Slide Share. Third, Reinders – a large, regional distributor – hosts this Green Industry Conference.

Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

YourMembership Blog

It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back.

Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup?

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity

Contact: Emily Hendershot, Managing Director. emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4 th annual.orgCommunity Solutions Day. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.

YourMembership Blog

Here’s a model to identify where your association management software comes up short and what to do if it does. Successful association management software is like a well-constructed wedding cake.

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

YourMembership Blog

Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean. Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information.

4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. The term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.

6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 2.

YourMembership Blog

This is the second of a two-part series from Real Magnet looking at best practices for re-engaging your association members. In March, we shared the first three basic best practices for re-engaging your association members.

Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

7, 2012 - Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management. But the association manager in me never is quiet. Permanent Link View more entries tagged with: Association Management , Emergency Plan. 7, 2012 - RE: Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management.

An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.

YourMembership Blog

We’ve been busy at YourMembership, enhancing our technology solutions to improve your association members’ experience, streamline your operations and processes, and help your organization grow. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains.

Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. It demonstrates how associations can use cause marketing to enhance their members while benefitting a cause.

2018 Topics: Association Industry Predictions From Seasoned Pros

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To kick off the new year, we asked a couple of association industry professionals about what they see coming for the industry in 2018 - and I have to say, it’s pretty thought-provoking stuff! association management Small Staff ChatterWhat do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have thoughts on other topics? Let us know in the comments!

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando.

4 readings for association management

SCD Group

That last item may not be your top-of-mind association, but the truth is that the agricultural industry, though under the radar, comes up with fresh, forward-thinking campaigns. of associations have a plan in place to engage the next generation. Nearly 84% of associations report that getting members involved with advocacy efforts is a major challenge. Retention vs. Acquisition: Do You Focus on the Funnel or Fix the Leaky Bucket?

How to Compete for the Same Members in Your Industry

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While it’s a win for your industry for any newcomers to join an association in your space, wouldn’t it be nice if they ultimately picked yours? If you’re looking to stand out from amongst the crowd, take a look at a couple of ways you can impress anyone looking to join your association!

Reviewing Association Management Products : Off Stage

Off Stage

4, 2009 - Reviewing Association Management Products. One of the services I think can help Realtor AEs as well as other association managers of my non-profit clients is a product review site. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers. Association Marketing.

Modernize your association with an integrated, cloud-based solution.

YourMembership Blog

As associations evolve, they sometimes do not have the time or resources to think long term about scalable management software and business productivity solutions. Leverage mobile capabilities to access member information anytime, anywhere.

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3 steps to drive student membership growth.

YourMembership Blog

Strategies to expand your association’s younger membership base. Do you have a strategy in place to grow your association’s pipeline of younger members?

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3 Real Ways to Improve Your Membership Marketing Program

YourMembership Blog

To successfully attract and keep association members, continually remind yourselves membership marketing is a process. Many associations struggle to improve their membership growth and retention.

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start. That’s because they know employers savvy enough to recruit via their relevant association channels are looking for […].

Stay relevant to your association’s members in today’s social world.

YourMembership Blog

Associations face the constant challenge of making decisions about how to efficiently meet their missions and member responsibilities. An integrated online community keeps you in control.

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch.

Membership meets engagement in today’s modern world.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends Thought Leaders association management software association membership growth member engagement membership growth membership marketing mobile responsive modern website design social community

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. #leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

YourMembership Blog

How one association went from a low-cost email marketing program to a more efficient process and better data quality to streamline membership renewal campaigns.