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.

Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Your association provides your members with many different opportunities to develop as professionals and grow in their careers. But to do this effectively, you need to have a system in place for gathering, organizing, and accessing the member information that provides you with insight into their goals and preferences: an association management system, or an AMS. Already use an AMS for your association? Facilitate event registration and management.

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Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. By keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members. So, what can member-based organizations do to stay relevant to their current. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

Understanding the ABCs of Association Management Credentials

Association Success

This is especially true when attempting to navigate the alphabet soup of credentials and certifications geared towards association management professionals. Personally, I have often wished for a high-level ‘cheat sheet’ explaining all the acronyms I see in the email signatures of accomplished association leaders. Association/nonprofit management: Certified Association Executive (CAE). Institute for Organization Management (IOM).

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. The model is relatively new, and there are still many trade associations and non-profits that could benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

YourMembership Blog

Your association staff always needs to stay on its toes—ready for any new technology, changing member preferences, differing generational values, among other shifts. By keeping an eye on the latest trends, it helps move your organization forward and remain valuable to your members. So, what can member-based organizations do to stay relevant to their current. The post Sneak Peek: The Essential Guide to 2017 Association Management Trends.

Planning a Virtual Day of Service for Your Organization

Blue Sky eLearn

Although your association might not be meeting in person right now, plenty of organizations are moving their meetings and events online and engaging members in the digital realm. Pro tip: Check out our top event management software options to help with your virtual service day planning.

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.

Resolve to Maximize Your Association Management Software This Year

Association Adviser

This disconnect can be especially true for smaller-staffed associations, as it can be a struggle to balance a desire for sustainable growth with real-world restrictions on staffing and budgets. For these associations, it’s important to creatively maximize the use of existing resources, and use them in ways that may not have previously been considered. For example, let’s say you want to know how engaged your affiliate members are with your association. Happy New Year!

Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. Your association’s management as a whole probably has slightly different resolutions for the new year. However, whether increasing non-dues revenue or new member recruitment, it’s just as important that your organization follows through with these goals. Email marketing software.

Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. We’ve put together a summary of the most notable association management ideas and recommendations that each speaker addressed during their presentations. Understanding, adapting, and knowing when to let go, in today’s increasingly competitive environment, are the keys to your associations’ success.

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. That’s why we’ve created this comparison of all the biggest names on the market – and provided our own reviews! 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. Overview of this Association Management Software.

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

There are two primary association operation models used today. The newer model, association management is generally more flexible and effective for associations of any size, but particularly those that are small to medium-size. This includes associations as large as those with $6 million in annual turnover. What does it mean when an association is managed and what are the advantages? These groups are increasingly supported by professional managers.

[Guest Post] You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

SBI

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. Well, according to the AMC Institute , an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”. Digital marketing, for example.

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

IT Governance

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? ”. Association ManagementThere’s not a lot of information out there about this; I’m sure you’ve noticed that most vendors will want to set up a call with you before they give you any substantial information.

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Don?t let legacy association management software be your legacy

Nimble AMS

How will the technology decisions you make today affect your association’s future? Make sure your association doesn’t pay the price for outdated software. When you think about the software that helps you manage your association, it can be tempting to keep using the same old legacy association management software (AMS) you’ve been using and continue inefficient processes you’ve been practicing for years and years. How will your organization keep up?

The decade of CRM-based association management software

Nimble AMS

Enterprise CRM-based AMS systems have a lot to offer associations. Association management software has come a long way. Read on for a look at why today’s associations are turning to enterprise CRM-based AMS systems like Nimble AMS. Having been in the association technology business for years, Ron and I immediately recognized what this news could mean for professional and trade associations.

What is Association Management Software?

SilkStart

Operating a member-based association is hard work. Do you need Association Management Software (AMS)? An AMS is a integrated online software suite ( saas ) where you can manage your database of members, events, donations, and other transactions with a modern website presence. More time to focus on growing and managing your business. Will Association Management Software reduce redundancies in my organization? association tools

Stop throwing money at your old association management software

Nimble AMS

It’s the same with legacy member management software. It’s the same with your legacy association management software (AMS). Besides the fact that your old software might not be keeping pace as your association grows, it’s likely costing more than modern software in ways you haven’t even thought about. Your organization might decide to wait years between upgrades due to the costs, resulting in your software that’s even more outdated.

Association Subculture: Diversity in Association Management - the.

Association Subculture

Diversity in Association Management - the Association Subculture Weighs In. Associations arent a particularly diverse workforce. I just interviewed 200 association executives in my most recent research project. In large part, we use an organic recruitment process that many times results in our pulling potential job candidates from our own social networks that may be more homogenous than we might wish. association. (25). management. (3).

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. A few takeaways: Cost: It’s no surprise that the AMS is the financial beast of most associations and despite the squirming of a couple of the panelists (haha) there was the unfortunate mention that the near future of AMS costs will not change. What’s the future of AMS?

What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

Wild Apricot

If your wondering how your organization measures up in the online world, you might find the Digital IQ Index: Public Sector (PDF) study interesting. Conducted by George Washington University School of Business and L2 (a think tank for digital innovation), the study "measures and ranks the digital competence of 100 organizations across four dimensions: effectiveness of an organization's site, digital marketing, social media, and mobile."

Celebrating Your Organization's Milestones: The Why (And How)

MembersClicks

Regardless of what industry you’re in, how big your organization is, or how long your association has been around, at some point, you’re going to come across a major milestone. Your association’s 50th anniversary. (Or Here’s why acknowledging organizational milestones is so important: association management Association Views marketing

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? ”. Association ManagementThere’s not a lot of information out there about this; I’m sure you’ve noticed that most vendors will want to set up a call with you before they give you any substantial information.

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Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). As associations are starting to collect more data and use more systems, performance becomes even more important. If your association is going to be innovative, it needs to be running the latest and greatest software.

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? Answers to each of these questions are as diverse as the organizations that are tasked with them. The same applies to implementation costs and in-house project management. The Association Management Software Itself.

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Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference

Association Subculture

Association Management - Building a Vision for Your Conference. If you think about it, your conference may be the most important asset your association has both in terms of member connection, financial benefit and goodwill. The good news is, I evolved with the help of some of awesome peers and thinkers out here in our association community (Yeah, @jeffhurt , @velchain , @JoanEisenstodt , @jcufaude , @ginsut , @mbobrow , @steveswafford , @asegar - Im looking at you!)

Choosing an Association Management System (AMS): Common Challenges and Questions

ReviewAMS

By Megan Lopez, Senior Marketing Manager, Personify Earlier this month I wrote about how to master the art of identifying your organization’s wish list of requirements for selecting a new association management system (AMS) or constituent management and engagement.

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management

Association Subculture

The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. After investing most of my association career studying and practicing leadership skills both as an individual and as part of different organizations either as executive, staff or a volunteer, I am beginning to ponder whether "leadership" principles are universally applicable anymore. Think of a time when accusations regarding perceived leadership "vacuums" in your association were bandied about.

First Step to Content Marketing for Associations

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. A Content Marketing Primer for Associations. I just returned from an amazing conference - Content Marketing World. Every answer we provide, every moment we spend trying to make them feel wanted, we are marketing ourselves and our organization to them. That sort of marketing is part of being human. Content marketing is not about spin.

Is Your Member Organization Evolving? Don't Do It Alone.

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Co-Evolution and the Member-based Organization. May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends. The same is true of the member-based organization. Evolution doesn’t happen in isolation so you don’t want to plan for the future by thinking only of your organization. Membership Management. Associations.

4 readings for association management

SCD Group

By Stan Phelps Via 9" Marketing Answer: Retention is Fast Becoming the New Acquisition/Satisfaction Drives Loyalty. Four Agri-Marketing Campaigns Any Marketer Can Learn From By Doug Austin via Marketing Profs.com When someone says the word "agriculture," what comes to mind? Innovative marketing campaigns? Take a look at these four campaigns that have something to share with any marketer—ag-focused or not.

The Small-Staff Guide to Association Marketing

MembersClicks

As as association professional, you understand the importance of marketing. If marketing isn’t necessarily your forte, allow us to help. Here are a few tips for marketing your association through your organization’s website, email, social media sites, and word-of-mouth marketing: association management member engagement membership management Association Views

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. Every marketing/communications/branding bone in my body is screaming about the fakey poser graphic design firm baloney, a beautiful screen-printed, meaningless slogan. If the first step your association takes in a re-branding initiative is to call a graphic design firm, you are making a huge mistake. This is a deep dive into who you are as an association. I can even help your association frame one.

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

Association Subculture

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. However, I dont think I am alone when I say advertising, marketing and branding has to change. Or maybe an admission in a conference registration brochure that says, "Our association focuses on community but we dont always get it right. Associations have an obligation to develop a culture of truth in their organizations. Ask yourself if you buy your own marketing copy. association. (25).

Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization. January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends , YourMembership.com News. As an association, for instance, your industry data repository is impressive. Benchmarking does several things for member-centric organizations: 1.

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. Whether you are a member-centric organization or a corporation, listening is not enough. Smith is the Director, Inbound Marketing at YourMembership.com. Membership Management. Associations. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software

The Beauty of Istanbul | Old Clayburn Association Management

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. ← Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association. I had the wonderful experience of taking a post-IMEX 2012 tour to Istanbul, Turkey organized by Susan Sarfati and Liz Jackson. You can tell that the management and staff continue to celebrate the history of the hotel by keeping the shine on. What We’re Talking About association blog.

10 Reasons to Use an AMC (Association Management Company) To Manage Your Association

SOS Association

As SOS-Association Management Solutions has worked with trade, professional and charitable nonprofit associations over the past 25 years, we have become convinced that an Association Management Company (AMC) is one of the most cost effective solutions for associations. Many stand-alone associations have high overhead and infrastructure costs which eat up a lot of revenue. 4) Membership Management. 7) Mundane Management.

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The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA. My biggest concern for the operation of member-based organizations, businesses and nonprofits is the risk and responsibility (not to mention costs) they would now assume. Under SOPA the member organization assumes responsibility for all content on their site. Membership Management. Associations.