Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew. The importance of association engagement.

5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. This could mean providing networking opportunities ( maybe through an online member community ), posting job openings, and even providing continuing education (CE) programs. It’s vital to provide content that’s truly engaging to increase members’ productivity with continuing education programs. Create timely courses and keep members informed.

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How to develop your association’s strategy for an engaging member experience

Nimble AMS

Your members expect highly personalized and engaging experiences with your association. Want to make sure your members stick around? Consider these tips for creating a member experience that rivals that of today’s leading for-profit companies. The Salesforce State of the Connected Customer report shows that more than 50 percent of consumers have stopped buying from a company altogether because a competitor beat them on customer experience.

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Six signs your association management software may be outdated.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. Failing to keep up with technology advances may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to work efficiently and deliver the great experiences your members expect. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

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. . NADO Transforms Staff and Member Experience s .

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. Effective eLearning targets your members’ most pressing continuing education needs and presents courses in a captivating way. You can utilize your association learning management system (LMS) and other platforms.

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How technology can improve your association’s value prop

Aptify

Keeping members around long-term by continuously providing value. . If members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. Keeping members around year after year means continually providing them with value. Simply put, if members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. So start by learning more about what your members want. Consider the member journey. association technology can?help

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization is one “that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself” According to this definition , this type of organization is more responsive to external pressures, has a faster pace of change within the organization, and is better able to innovate and remain competitive. A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to.

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. Therefore, it makes sense to meet your members where they already are.

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. Group Management.

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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. Event Solutions + LMS.

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

Aptify

To engage today’s members, personalization is no longer a nice-to-have. Consumer (and member) demands for personalization are at all-time highs. Here are four ideas to help you engage your members with the personalized experience they’ve come to expect. We’ve all come to expect highly targeted experiences like those from leading companies like Amazon and Netflix. It’s a hot topic in the world of marketing and customer experience. allows members?to

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

Reid All About it

Enough of my kvetching, here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the week of June 27. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Presenters: Johanna Kasper and Eric McDonald, Engagement Managers, Aptify. Host: Association Success. – LMS Implementation: What Every Buyer MUST Know.

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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. 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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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. . However, keep in mind that unless you have an experienced developer of that system, the benefits your association will gain is limited. .

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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. I love this post by Cecilia Sepp, CAE on AssociationSuccess.org about the screwed-up (my words, but I bet she’d agree) membership model used by most associations. – Buying an LMS Today to Meet the Learning Needs of Tomorrow.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Crisis overwhelm. WBT Systems found out how they managed to pull that off so quickly. Associations are scrambling to virtually resurrect their canceled conferences. In fact, MemberSuite describes the many ways associations can come out ahead by hosting virtual events. Fret not, Billhighway has plenty of ideas for (and examples of) connecting chapter members virtually.

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. MemberSuite describes how technology (beyond the conference app) can help you improve the event attendee experience. What a member (or anyone) says they need isn’t always what they really need. Small Staff Association Book Group.

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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. 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.

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.