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?

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

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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)?

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). It gives technology providers an opportunity to understand your association and its resources, goals, challenges, and core requirements. Associations find out which vendors and products could be a good fit based on functionality, experience, costs, and project approach. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP. Is it okay to ask other associations for a copy of their LMS RFP?

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Connecting with Associations at ASAE

SilkStart

We recently had the opportunity to exhibit at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) annual tradeshow. It was our first major trade show in the US having previously only attended the Canadian version, the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) , a year earlier. Frustration ranged from a lack of features, to poor customer support, to a price point that seemed way to high. The post Connecting with Associations at ASAE appeared first on SilkStart.

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. 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. Do this on your website, blog, and online learning catalog. Competing on price is a race to the bottom, so that better not be it. Problem: Price. You were so proud.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. Here’s a great idea for associations: a Talent Council.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras.

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Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Hopefully you’ve found an LMS with a secure, off-the-shelf, two-way integration with your AMS so you can easily manage upgrades of both systems in the future.

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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. Presenter: Megan Torrance, Torrance Learning.

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7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

Chapter Chat

Is it time for your association to become part of the subscription economy? Members already pay for monthly subscription services in their personal and professional lives – why not give them the option to pay for their association membership the same way? But, associations benefit too.

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