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. The luckiest of all days is upon us, and if you haven’t yet registered, it’s just your luck I’ve put together 7 reasons why you should make your travel plans today to attend Xperience 2017—A Conference for Everyone. This […].

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

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#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […]. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

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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. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Every association is different, but some associations have a much higher engagement rate at the local level versus national.

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. We know the educational landscape is changing as associations adapt to their members’ learning needs and habits. 1 technological learning tool, followed by online learning programs, such as tutorials or presentations.

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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.

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. There’s no getting around the fact that new technology, tools and management techniques are coming at us faster and faster these days leaving little time to effectively evaluate and choose between alternatives.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings? Association content and development can vary. If you are part of a medical association, the way you obtain and develop that content is going to look very different from an association focused within the trade industry. Where and when do they spend time learning?

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. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies?

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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 revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. Deliver the offline learning experience online.

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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 revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. Deliver the offline learning experience online.

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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.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. You may already recognize the importance of an online career center for providing member value and generating non-dues revenue for your organization.

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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.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . For associations and member organizations, however, that can be a big challenge. . Recently, Evans has been taking a look at the association management system the IAAP uses, hoping to ensure their own systems are accessible. . “I’ve

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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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.

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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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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AMC Institute Releases New Research and Resources for Associations

SBI

The AMC Institute, which represents over 180 association management companies (AMCs) that collectively provide full-service management to over 1,800 associations and provide project support to 900 additional associations, has released new research and resources for association and AMCs.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

The right technology can make engaging your members, driving revenue, and targeting key segments easy, when you know how to optimize the data. The tools to minimize time and maximize impact are housed in your association management system (AMS) and learning management system (LMS). Hybrid meetings and virtual events give associations the opportunity to engage members who cannot attend their annual meeting or other in-person meetings.

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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.

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? .

9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. You may already recognize the importance of an online career center for providing member value and generating non-dues revenue for your organization.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We’ve put together a quick summary of what the experts are saying about general trends for eLearning solutions and analysed how these might impact your association, so you can focus on innovating and developing your education programs in 2017. Trends Impacting Associations Right Now.

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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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Checking In With AMS and Online Community Providers

Associations Now

What are the major developments and trends in the field of association management systems and online member communities? At ASAE’s 2013 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference last week, I visited the expo hall to speak with the industry partners there who provide association management systems (AMSs) and online community platforms (or both). You can learn more about these and related companies via the ASAE Buyers’ Guide.

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? Associations have also been consumers of the subscription economy since the rise and adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms such as association management systems, learning management systems, and other association software. If members decide not to renew, they simply notify the association and automatic payments are cancelled.

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is cool again , says Buffalo News reporter Colin Dabkowski. You might get some ideas for your association. What percentage of your education revenue comes from selling professional development to nonmembers? WBT Systems explains how to increase your sales to nonmembers , an underappreciated market segment with huge potential.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.23.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Content is everywhere and a good deal of it is crap. Over at Spin Sucks, you can learn a few ways to ensure your content stands out in the stream of mediocracy. WBT Systems outlines the criteria and process for sunsetting educational programs. In the last of their three-part series on AI for associations, rasa.io Has your association considered podcast advertising yet?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’ve referenced the New Member Engagement Study from Kaiser Insights and Dynamic Benchmarking for many of the posts I write for clients, so I’m happy to see they’re preparing to do another one. If your association has a new member onboarding, orientation, or welcoming program, please take 15 minutes to participate. Looks like a great idea for other associations to copy.

Leverage Technology; Don’t Be a Slave to IT

Association Adviser

But that’s the approach many associations seem to be following when it comes to taming the technology beast. To help your figure out where to devote your tech energies for 2014 and beyond, we reached out to some of the association world’s best technology minds for guidance. Digital has changed everything,” observed Michael Hoehn , a vice-president at healthcare association management firm CM-Innovators. Hank Berkowitz, Naylor, LLC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Innovation isn’t about ideas. Kylee Coffman describes the type of people, policies, talents and tools your association needs in its digital bag. An Association Advisor interview with Tamela Blalock, CAE , reveals her superpowers: member development and revenue generation. Having spent a weekend at Association Charrette with Tamela, I can vouch for those superpowers.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships. The goal for this Partnership Professionals Network survey is to collect and share the concerns and insights of association staff. I love the message Garth Jordan, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for HFMA, delivers in Association Success. Host: Altai Systems.

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. I read about NIGP’s “HR arm” in a thread in ASAE Collaborate’s Executive Management Section (see message #13). The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations.