2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

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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. You may be wondering why an LMS offering now? AMS, LMS and Job Board technologies have proven themselves in the association marketplace, but what about the new offerings we’ve yet to consider? Welcome to 2015!

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

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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.

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Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

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The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. That way you’ll get a clearer sense of the particular balance of specificity, utility, and ease-of-use that will best suit your association’s needs. If a more lightweight, membership-oriented solution might be more appropriate for your software needs, be sure to check out our membership software comparison and buying guide too!

6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

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Six signs your association management software may be outdated.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 Here are six signs that your association management software (AMS) may be outdated or obsolete: 1. Most associations looking for a new system are doing so because their current software has fallen behind. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

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Essentially, it is the bread and butter of an LMS. These 5 strategies will help you create LMS content that attracts, engages, and supports your stakeholders: 1. Shared information and ideas are constantly evolving, and your learners will want to check your LMS daily to see what they might have missed. Foundational and curriculum-based courses serve as the core substance of your LMS, offering the most impactful and enriching opportunities.

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Associations and the Vision Thing

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I am writing from Xperience2015 , YM’s second annual customer conference, where we’re spending three days with more than 300 association leaders and staff. To his point, association leaders are facing change in unprecedented ways and at a pace that can seem more than a little overwhelming. For others, our recent acquisition of LMS provider Digital Ignite was the start. How do associations compete with a giant like LinkedIn?

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Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

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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. There are many options out there so find the one that works best for you — we recommend making sure it can play well with other items in your tech stack, such as your association management system and your learning management system.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

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For as long as most of us can remember, a large majority of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. These advancements allow associations to be more innovative while increasing the value they can provide to their members. According to the Tagoras Virtual Events Report from last year, 42% of associations reported that they had previously offered a virtual event. As for the associations that had not yet offered a virtual event?

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How technology can improve your association’s value prop

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In the study, most members of professional membership associations say technology helps them be more efficient, has transformed the way they live their lives for the better, and makes life more fun. This suggests that a lack of emphasis on technology in some organizations could leave many of their members questioning the value of membership – which, in turn, could impact retention and the long-term outlook for their organizations’ success. association technology can?help

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

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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.

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

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Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). One of the most important aspects of making sure that your continuing education offerings are being used to the fullest extent is reminding your association members that they exist. However, this requires that your LMS has a set of features that encourages this process.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

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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.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

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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. Event Management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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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

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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. If you were at the Association Component Exchange (CEX) last week, you heard about the “bright spot” concept. Innovation and membership growth. Associations will profit, ha ha, from this guidance too. Host: Community By Association.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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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.

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Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

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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. But system integration is more important to your association than you might think. Why associations should concern themselves with system integration. Event Solutions + LMS. AMS + LMS.

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

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Your members expect highly personalized and engaging experiences with your association. Consider what that means for associations. Associations are different in many ways from for-profit companies. They’ve come to expect great experiences from companies like Amazon and Netflix, and they expect a similar engaging experience with your association. The Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study suggests associations have work to do in this area.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. Does your association have a new member onboarding, orientation or welcoming program? Steve Cernak at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section took their conference from in-person to virtual in one month —slackers! It’s exciting to see associations move so quickly. Host: Mariner Management. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras.

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

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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. If you don’t think the demand for personalization applies to associations, think again. The same study shows that only 18 percent of those working at professional membership organizations say they personalize the content members see.

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

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Your membership base is the heart of your organization, no matter what type of organization you work for. This occurs for a variety of reasons, most of them a natural part of the membership cycle, but it does mean that your organization has to constantly find new members. With these easy tips, you can ensure that your membership base remains solid. On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

Your membership base is the heart of your organization, no matter what type of organization you work for. This occurs for a variety of reasons, most of them a natural part of the membership cycle, but it does mean that your organization has to constantly find new members. With these easy tips, you can ensure that your membership base remains solid. On Facebook, reach out to existing groups and communities of like-minded people to promote your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing. For the ninth year in a row, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) is conducting its Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. 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.