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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. While these strategies have certainly been proven to work, we wanted to share some other creative ways one of our clients is considering to get their audience to engage with their new LMS. . Host digital scavenger hunts that bring people through different areas of your LMS.

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Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

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. The importance of association engagement.

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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. Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning.

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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

My teachers tried to impress the importance of always learning upon my classmates and me, but it didn’t sink in before I entered the workforce. Now, I’ve found that everywhere I look in the professional world, individuals continue to learn until they retire, and sometimes even after that. Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS).

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

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). Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials.

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

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

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. With features spanning database capabilities, messaging and email tools, accounting and payment systems, and event planning, a top AMS solution is a smart move for practically any group. That’s why we’ve created this comparison of all the biggest names on the market – and provided our own reviews! Grant management.

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. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

We at Web Courseworks are in the business of helping national associations stand up an online learning business using our CourseStage learning management system. At Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent Senate hearing on privacy, an Associated Press photographer was able to snap a readable photograph of Mark’s talking points — and at the very bottom of the second page, they addressed GDPR.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others. Jack has won national awards for educational learning programs and technology that better engages the ‘game-based’ generation.

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

Protech

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.

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

Fonteva

Social Learning has been a buzz word for some time now. Before we get into the details around software and ideas on how to wrap community software around learning, it’s important that you’ve built a sense of community with your association members in general. In a similar fashion, you could set up community groups around live events and webinars that happen through your LMS. And yes, there are always people who want to continue learning. Marketing.

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. In fact, according to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 66 percent of members look to their professional associations to help them find new job opportunities. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: . Association Management Community Brands

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5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

Fonteva

If your association is looking for more ways to facilitate your members’ professional development and encourage them to take active roles in all that your association has to offer, you’ll want to consider providing them with eLearning opportunities. eLearning helps your association improve your members’ engagement by providing them with a valuable resource for their growth and keeping them informed in their field. Share learning opportunities on your association’s website.

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

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.

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. Whether the association is made up of people in the same professional field or just those with common interests, members appreciate an association that offers a variety of events and learning opportunities. As your association evolves and increases its membership, your engagement strategy should evolve as well.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The state of associations. Cecilia Sepp, CAE, founder of Rogue Tulips, recently released the findings of their September association survey, What’s Next for Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Un-hybrid conference. At some point in 2021, associations will switch from virtual-only conferences to hybrid conferences. WBT Systems proposes a different doable solution: host your in-person conference first and your virtual conference later. If you were at the Association Component Exchange (CEX) last week, you heard about the “bright spot” concept. Host: Leading Learning.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

Mon 9/26 at 2 p.m.* – The Strategic AMS + LMS: Efficiency Made Easy. The tools to minimize time and maximize impact are housed in your association management system (AMS) and learning management system (LMS). Learn how to make the most out of your AMS + LMS to enhance your association, the top features to consider when shopping for association software, and how to navigate the marketplace and make an informed decision.

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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. Virtual Events and Learning.

How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Protech

Members at your association want to be completely sure that when they are pay ing their annual dues, they are investing in a full experience that brings them val ue. . For trade associations, institutional members might expect value in the form of internal educational resources they can share with their staff on community forums. Are you still in the infant stages of digital transformation at your association? By Brian Smith, Communications Specialist .

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The Importance of Standards in Digital Transformation

Delcor

If each department of your association has its own standards, you'll spend more time bogged down in unproductive discussions over color schemes and font types than you will actually transforming your organization. Many associations have a website content management system (CMS) and association management system (AMS). Some may also have a learning management system (LMS), community platform, and marketing automation platform.

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. Host live learning events.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution. Does your association have a popular conference workshop or training class you want to convert into an online learning program? Tim Ebner, Associations Now ). Host: Event Manager Blog.

Daily Buzz: Make Digital Experiences Feel Real

Associations Now

Also: lessons from an AMS/LMS integration. Any association executive who manages a meeting probably knows this by heart, but it’s still worth keeping in mind: The experience is everything. Alon Benari, chief creative officer of the marketing firm Eko, which worked on the campaign, told Marketing Land the idea was to play with the perennial popularity of unboxing videos, while giving kids “an interactive video version of a toy catalogue.”.

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AMS vs. CRM: Integrating Strategy and Software

Protech

Our staff has the privilege of working with professional and trade associations every day. And occasionally, we hear nonprofit professionals use the terms association management software (AMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) interchangeably , which clouds the benefits of an AMS built on top of a CRM platform. . One of the most important things to keep in mind about a CRM system is that it is?ultimately Why Does Your Association Need a CRM? .

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing. We turn to the American Association of Medical Society Executives to learn from leaders in this space and hear their experiences adopting to change. I hope the summary below will help you navigate AAMSE and if you’re interested in exploring further, check out the additional resources provided to see where your learning management system may be able to step in and help.

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. High ROI employer products – Offer hiring managers sophisticated options that maximize exposure of their job postings to improve their return on investment. Deliver the offline learning experience online. Select a system that can support both options.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. High ROI employer products – Offer hiring managers sophisticated options that maximize exposure of their job postings to improve their return on investment. Deliver the offline learning experience online. Select a system that can support both options.

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9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. In fact, according to the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 66 percent of members look to their professional associations to help them find new job opportunities. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. EST featuring outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang , the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. EST – community managers, have the adult beverage of your choice ready and join in.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. EST featuring outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang , the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. EST – community managers, have the adult beverage of your choice ready and join in.

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Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

Nimble AMS

How integrations with your association management software can improve the member experience. As for-profit companies provide more connected experiences, your members expect the same in more areas of their lives – including their experiences with your association. Here’s how you can start to deliver a more seamless member experience for your members through system integrations. But system integration is more important to your association than you might think.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. As some associations canceled in-person conferences and made the switch to virtual, two association teams found themselves owning different elements of the experience—the meetings team handled the content while the education team managed the platform. Commsor, a community management software firm, held a two-day virtual conference in late May.

How to engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

Aptify

Considering today’s consumer expectations, it’s not too surprising that the Association of National Advertisers voted “ personalization” the marketing word of the year for 2019. It’s a hot topic in the world of marketing and customer experience. If you don’t think the demand for personalization applies to associations, think again. These findings leave little doubt about it: It’s time for associations to catch up with member expectations.

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4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. For these people, the cost of the membership is greatly justified by the value that the association brings, whether it’s through continued learning courses or large conferences with important speakers. . By focusing on digital engagements and online opportunities, your association can still provide value to your members. Ready to learn more?

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Learn why your online course failed. The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Problem: Market need. Is there really a market for this course? Are they in the position to know what the market needs? The survey said members want to learn the skills taught in the course. Instead, watch member behavior for clues about what they want to learn. Did you target the right market segment?

Help Members Overcome Obstacles to Learning

WBT Systems

You made your way here because you wanted to read something that will help you do your job, in this case, increase attendance for your online learning programs. You wouldn’t hesitate to pursue other learning paths, like registering for an online course if it fit your needs, budget, and schedule. Many of them don’t gravitate naturally toward learning of any kind. And, finally, create an enticing path to learning by removing any technical barriers that could get in their way.

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Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. adults are “relatively hesitant” to use digital tools for learning. They’re active learners but not interested in using technology for learning.

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