What’s the “return on innovation” from your association management software?

Nimble AMS

It’s not unusual to think about your association’s technology investments in terms of return on investment (ROI). But, do you think about return on innovation? Using modern membership management software can pay big dividends to your association (and your members).

Don?t let legacy association management software be your legacy

Nimble AMS

How will the technology decisions you make today affect your association’s future? Make sure your association doesn’t pay the price for outdated software. When you think about the software that helps you manage your association, it can be tempting to keep using the same old legacy association management software (AMS) you’ve been using and continue inefficient processes you’ve been practicing for years and years.


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6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Six signs your association management software may be outdated. . Is your association failing to keep up with technology? Just as your association grows and evolves, technology changes too. Here are six signs that your association management software (AMS) may be outdated or obsolete: 1. If so, you’re using the only version there is because that’s how modern software is built and delivered. Here’s why: Innovation requires it.

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). Innovation. As associations are starting to collect more data and use more systems, performance becomes even more important. Here are three reasons why a single version is important: Innovation requires it.

Stop throwing money at your old association management software

Nimble AMS

It’s the same with legacy member management software. It’s the same with your legacy association management software (AMS). Besides the fact that your old software might not be keeping pace as your association grows, it’s likely costing more than modern software in ways you haven’t even thought about. Consider these questions as you think about your old-school software: Why are you still paying to upgrade your software?

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.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs


Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. In recognition to Steve Jobs’ contribution to technology, business, and organizational management, we’ve gathered some of Jobs’ most influential advice and explained how associations can use it. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. Tip #1) Don’t Forget Your Own Expertise – Innovation Comes from Within.

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. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships. Salesforce is known for innovation.

Follow the leader for ideal upgrades to your association management software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn by following the leading CRM, Salesforce. Does your AMS follow the ideal product upgrade model set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management? Organizations often struggle with the costs and risks involved with upgrading their association management software (AMS). Waiting years between upgrades due to availability and costs, resulting in outdated software. Member Management

Is Your Association Software Really Cloud Based?

Nimble AMS

How do you know if your association management software is in the cloud? Read on to learn characteristics of true cloud-based software plus questions you can ask to tell if your association management software (AMS) is really cloud based. The true cloud embodies the following characteristics: Born in the cloud True cloud software is built from the ground up as a cloud solution. It’s not retro-fitted into “cloud software.”

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

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Revenue Solutions Social Media and Business Trends YourMembership News association career center association management software conference innovation leadership skills learning management system member engagement membership growth

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends. HBR posted a good article recently about Why Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate. Has software been introduced that could simplify your daily tasks? Membership Management.

Fads, Trends and Signals: Three Keys to Successful Innovation for Associations

Old ClayBurn Association Management

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Is Your Association Providing a Quality Digital Experience?


Rob ’s in-depth session offered suggestions on how association management software (AMS) and content management system (CMS) integrations can improve your nonprofit’s online engagem e nt and brand awareness. . The digital customer experience is a c ombination of all your association’s digital interactions. The post Is Your Association Providing a Quality Digital Experience? appeared first on Protech Associates.

Fads, Trends and Signals: Three Keys to Successful Innovation for Associations

Old ClayBurn Association Management

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What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

Wild Apricot

Conducted by George Washington University School of Business and L2 (a think tank for digital innovation), the study "measures and ranks the digital competence of 100 organizations across four dimensions: effectiveness of an organization's site, digital marketing, social media, and mobile." association management software association management software system association websites Best practices memberbership software nonprofit non-profit nptech web based software

Membership meets engagement in today’s modern world.

YourMembership Blog

Staying competitive and relevant in today’s digital world requires innovative ways to engage your members. Staying competitive and relevant in today’s digital world requires innovative ways to engage your members. And, to operate efficiently, you need to implement an easy-to-use, safe and secure technology through a connected platform. By doing so, it saves you and […].

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. While they have the enthusiasm, they may need the goals of your innovation to be laid out for them. Let them know how their ideas can best be applied to your association’s goals. This will help you make the most of their ideas and innovative spirit.

Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association


That technology has been evolving rapidly and continues to do so to this day, influencing our daily lives and the associations we’re running. What was once a phone call is now an email sent through your association management software. Get Your Free Membership Management Software Buyer's Guide. Your association does not operate in a bubble. The Evolution of Membership Management Software. Associations are at a tipping point.

Don’t Get Fired for Building Your Own Association Software

Nimble AMS

Association CIOs: Ask yourself these six important questions before building your own AMS. Think your association’s needs require custom-built software? The risks to your job and your association might not be worth it. With an in-house developer, your association might be tempted to build a custom Association Management System (AMS). Why not focus your team’s time on other new and critically important challenges for your association?

Solving the Trade Association Software Dilemma

Association Adviser

The heart and soul of every trade association is its Association Management System or AMS. Whether it’s a CRM system tailored for associations, an industry specific AMS or a homegrown Microsoft Access Database, it’s critical you have a good system for tracking your members, managing your conferences, events, training classes, certifications, membership dues and collections, and other day-to-day membership related activities. James Meyer, Maner Costerisan.

Customer Success: Life After Launch and Continuous Innovation

Nimble AMS

To meet your goals, look for an association management software tech partner focused on your long-term success. And, what does it really mean for your association? Your client engagement manager. First, you will have a client engagement manager who checks in to ensure things are running smoothly and your staff is successfully utilizing Nimble AMS. Your client engagement manager works closely with a team of people to ensure your success.

How to Find the Perfect CMS to Improve the Member Digital Experience


By Ryan Bruffey, MX Business Development Manager. M embers expectations continue to grow at your association. To help associations adjust to these growing expectations , we’d like to share some tips on evaluating your content management systems (CMS) to improve the member digital experience, including some tips gleaned from our webinar with Refactored ‘ s C hief Strategist Rob Be an. Members make the association world go round.

How to Create Sponsorship Value for Your Association’s Virtual Event


Trade and professional associations rely on their annual meetings and conference s as a primary source of non-dues revenue. But , during the COVID – 19 pandemic , organizations were forced to changed how they host and manage these events. . By Liz Palm, Marketing Director .

Join ?Aptify at ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting ??


2020 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Virtual Annual Meeting. . ASAE Annual Meeting is where association professionals and industry partners gather to share new ideas, trends, and best practices. Aptify association management softw are (AMS) by Community?Brands.

How 3 Associations Used a Microsoft-powered AMS to Execute Digital Transformation


A ssociation management software ( AMS ) help s member-based organizations optimize processes, energize member engagement, enhance organizational decision making and transform their organizations. . The Protech AMS is the core of how we manage our business.

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. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Picking the Right Association Management Software. Data management.

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Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much?

Associations Now

During this week’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City, a trend of discussion during different sessions was that innovation quite often requires quick work, something many associations are not known for. When it comes to what the corporate world can pull off, do association executives ever get jealous of how fast many of their for-profit equivalents can move? That’s not to criticize the work that associations do, which is often monumental.

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event


After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. This blog post is the first in a series that will discuss the various aspects of successfully managing a virtual event. . I n a moment of crisis, innovation accelerates. By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist.

The Growing Demand for Fractional CIOs


All kinds of organizations—Fortune 500s, startups, and associations—are hiring fractional executives. In many industries, there are not enough experienced, yet innovative, CIOs for all the organizations that need them. How a Fractional CIO Works with Association s.

AUDC 13 Recap: Community and Innovation for Association Websites & Technology

Vanguard Tech

Technology is now part of every facet of your association and is part of every transaction and interaction between your association staff and membership. New memberships, events, email, association website content, organizing volunteers and even generating support for a new program. Every staffer must know how the technology works to make associations thrive and survive. Innovation: Persistent and Pervasive. How can technology help you innovate?

The Hourglass Blog: Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic

The Hourglass Blog

Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic. Heres another great HBR post describing another set of "principles of innovation." I say "another," of course, because of my work with the WSAE Innovation Task Force, where we helped define four key principles of innovation from the case studies we examined in the for-profit sector. The HBR post describes several strategies employed by the very famous and very innovative Mayo Clinic. Combination Innovation.

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.

Don't Let Ego Kill Innovation in your Organization

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Don’t Let Your Ego Get in the Way of Innovation. The biggest enemy of innovation is not fear (that can be overcome). If you are satisfied with your organization’s success there’s no reason to innovate. But the problem isn’t yet a problem and without a problem it becomes very difficult to sell a solution (or innovation).

Quality Matters


Aptify’s membership software empowers associations to engage their members and achieve their mission. Through our web services layer and flexible APIs, Aptify is very easy to integrate with an organization’s preferred third-party systems and content management system (CMS). The testing methodology is largely based on the five focus areas as highlighted below: Requirement Analysis: Requirement analysis is a critical factor for the success of a software project.

YM AMS migration to AWS cloud: Brief overview and what the future holds.

YourMembership Blog

YourMembership (YM) association management software (AMS) is built on a foundation to ensure our customers’ success. With a commitment to your success and continuous innovation, YM has now embarked on the road to the. Our goal is to provide your organization with the highest quality security measures and to deliver world-class cloud stability and confidence. The post YM AMS migration to AWS cloud: Brief overview and what the future holds.

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7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is widely considered to be a best practice when it comes to big purchases like software. It conveys the project scope to software vendors, helping to ensure you get accurate proposals and choose the right AMS for your association. An RFP is a valuable tool to help ensure a successful software project.

Happy Birthday to Us

Association Management

We’ve had a good run, sticking to our roots as a technology-focused association management company. The term application service provisioning has given way to SaaS (Software as a Service), itself a subset of the cloud computing movement. PICMG is a great example of a standard-setting organization that has never sat on its laurels and continues to bring innovation to market. Technology success of professional associations Association Management Company

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. That’s why it’s important that your association actively works hard to keep members coming back year after year, offering value through opportunities and events that can’t be found otherwise. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

4 Tips for Creating Online Professional Development Courses


Luckily, this nightmare doesn’t have to be your reality—or the reality for your association’s members. At Skyepack, we create interactive digital courses that achieve learning outcomes for professional associations like yours, as well as higher education institutions and K-12 schools.