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)?

Association Convention Pricing Strategies

SCD Group

Should we create some special, last minute pricing to fill the spaces?” Most associations that I know “hold the line” on conference pricing. Yet, we see industry/retailers adjusting pricing based on supplies. So, why are associations so stubborn?

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What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

With netbooks under $200, computers and software are some of the few things that are going down in price and up in availability. Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. But what does that mean for association management software?

How to Explain a Price Increase to Your Members

MembersClicks

From time to time, prices have to go up. Here are a few tips: association management association leadership membership management Association ViewsYou’ve experienced this on the consumer end, and now, you may be experiencing this on the producer (or provider ) end. The tricky part is relaying that news to your members. How do you do it without 1) upsetting them, and 2) pushing them away?

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Beware of Dogfooding in Association Management

Association Subculture

One of the things we struggle with in associations is the development of new programs and services. Bargaining: "What if we adjust the pricing? Just a fun video that everyone has already seen, but it''s totally worth a re-watch.

Is an Email Marketing Price War on the Way?

Associations Now

The pricing scheme for many email marketing service providers—which grows based on the size of your list—is one that feels destined for disruption down the line. The post Is an Email Marketing Price War on the Way? appeared first on Associations Now

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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? AMS pricing is largely dependent on six factors: How will you select it? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit.

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When will associations move to “dynamic pricing?” Lesson from Black Friday

SCD Group

Back in September, I wrote that over the last 34+ years in association management, I've watched associations struggle over where to set member dues and how often we should change dues. See what I wrote at - Is there a "magic" price for association memberships?

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Membership Marketing Blog: Pricing Your Product, Service or.

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Pricing Your Product, Service or Membership. Pricing is one of the four “P’s” of marketing for a reason.

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How to publish a book and why you should care

Aaron Wolowiec

As a featured association management blogger on Alltop , I was recently given the opportunity to receive and review an advance copy of a new book written by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch titled, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . Data management.

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SCD Group: Is there a "magic" price for association memberships?

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Dynamic pricing graphic from The Wall Street Journal. Then, I read a Wall Street Journal article titled " Dont like this price? Pages. About. Contact.

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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. Associations must, therefore, decide how they will deal with the inevitable impact on their members, their employees, and their vendors and business partners. Challenge Management, Inc. About Challenge Management.

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21st Century Pricing For Associations: Interview with Sheri Jacobs of Avenue M Group

Association Mavens

The pricing of association membership dues, programs, and events has gotten a bit more complex this century. Sheri Jacobs, founder of Avenue M Group and a 15-year association management veteran, discusses strategies and tactics that associations can consider in order to get the most of of their revenue.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

Observations on Association Management

XYZ Association Treasurer Joe Jones has instructed staff to sell all remaining shares of Microsoft owned by XYZ Association. The reason for the sale is to generate funds to purchase a new state-of-the-art membership management system for the Association.". gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

Observations on Association Management

Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question). When one is employed as a direct staff member of an association, one becomes engaged in a business in which financial profit takes a back seat to many other objectives. Instead of focusing ones energy on that one bright target.profit.ones objectives in an association management environment are spread over several targets. Challenge Management, Inc.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Connections

Observations on Association Management

She has been active with one of our client associations and was president of that association a few years back. In addition to her service as president of that association, she was the driving force for forming another organization, an organization dedicated to fostering mentoring among women to help members find their strengths and empowering them to use those strengths. Ive been in association management for long enough to know thats what its all about.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

Observations on Association Management

My association management company is almost always actively seeking new clients, both associations seeking full-service management and organizations looking for help managing or executing programs. In the case of my company, our business model is to make the best strategic use of our staffs talents in furthering the objectives of our client associations. Many associations are not looking for the kinds of talents we bring to the table. gas prices.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

Observations on Association Management

Some of the brightest board members and association executives Ive ever worked with make it a point to keep members thoroughly "in the loop," even risking telling them more than they wanted to know.just to be sure members have every opportunity to know whats being talked about, whats being decided, and how to make their views known if they disagree with decisions being made on their behalf. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Thinking Across Time in.

Observations on Association Management

Experienced association executives, as well as less-experienced but no less committed people who are relatively new to the field, frequently talk about what it takes to be "successful" in association management. My first reaction to the question usually is that the success of an individual generally depends on the collective intelligence of the boards with which they work.the smarter the board, the more likely the association executive will be successful. gas prices.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Creativity in Volunteers and Staff

Observations on Association Management

From time to time I encounter volunteers who really give association management professionals a run for their money, in terms of creativity and what they can get done with limited resources. In short, they did what we always expect association staff to do. Thats why its important for association staff to get out from under the routine on a regular basis.try something new and different! Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Customer Service Matters

Observations on Association Management

One of our client associations is very deeply involved in measuring customer experience and its role in companies profitability or lack thereof. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Training for Performance

Observations on Association Management

Suffice it to say that a lack of adequate training can be cataclysmic to an association. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 9, 2009. Training for Performance.

CMI's Association Management Blog: After the Election

Observations on Association Management

The election of Senator Barack Obama as President-Elect of the United States will result in a massive amount of gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair in associations across the land. Association executives and the boards of directors to which they report reacted in elation or horror at the results. But I caution all associations against behaving as if the sky is falling, on the one hand, or that manna from heaven is raining down, on the other. Challenge Management, Inc.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Dealing with the Recession

Observations on Association Management

That philosophy (perhaps without the whimpering poverty) is just as applicable to associations as it is to for-profit businesses. It is precisely at times like these that associations should take measured, well-conceived risks to help lead their members out of the weeds. Now is the time when associations should look carefully at how the association can help the member bridge the gap between panic and prosperity. Associations can shine in bad times. gas prices.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

Observations on Association Management

The reason I write about all of this in a blog intended to address association management topics is the fact that many associations have jumped on the bandwagon of blame, while simultaneously doing all they can to look out after their members self-interests, even while ignoring broader national interests. Associations should hold to an ethic that does not allow them to blatantly serve their members self-interests at the expense of the common good. gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Diversity: Not Just An.

Observations on Association Management

I spent the early part of this week with a group of other association executives. Were all members of a board of directors of a professional association of association executives, so the information and ideas we shared were especially relevant to our day-to-day work lives. While we discussed many issues of substance, the one that I found particularly appealing was one that has been challenging associations for years: diversity. And associations do those things, too.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Association Meetings.

Observations on Association Management

Association Meetings: Dinosaurs? The advent of video conferencing was going to be the downfall of association meetings. Then, webinars were going to cause the demise of association meetings. So, when someone suggests that technological advances that take advantage of the Internet are going to put a crimp on association meetings, we tend to dismiss it as another bad prediction. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Mission Critical

Observations on Association Management

Associations that do not pay attention to their mission statements risk losing the support that led to the drafting of those mission statements. Its important for an association to regularly remind its members about what the organizations mission is. The energy and enthusiasm and vocal support of the association that resulted in the mission statement tends to drift and fade unless it is regularly highlighted. Challenge Management, Inc. About Challenge Management.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Successful Associations.

Observations on Association Management

Successful Associations Require Staff Intensity. Thats right, successful associations require intensity. There must be intensity in the underlying purpose of the association and in its mission and vision and objectives. One of the things Ive felt passionate about during my career in association management is that staff members must develop an intensity, a firey passion, about the business or profession of the associations with which they work.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Volunteer-Managed.

Observations on Association Management

Volunteer-Managed Associations: Avoiding Traps. I see one of the most visible results of associations being completely volunteer-managed almost every time I encounter such an association: the organization has, either in the past or at present, lost its standing to do business in the state in which it is incorporated (and, therefore, in other states). They will come back to bite the Association, and can do it with a vengenance. Challenge Management, Inc.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Small Associations Can.

Observations on Association Management

Small Associations Can Perform "Big". Small associations often lament the fact that they do not have the resources to perform as well as their larger brethren. While it is indeed true that larger associations with big budgets and large numbers of dedicated staff members may have an easier time of "performing" than smaller, leaner organizations, small associations can behave like the big guys. Your association can look big, no matter its size! gas prices. (1).

CMI's Association Management Blog: Branding Your Association

Observations on Association Management

Branding Your Association. Whether you consider your associations marketing initiatives to be components of your branding efforts or not, the fact is that is exactly what they are. That having been said, here are some ideas you can use to help ensure that your associations brand is maintained, nurtured, and made to thrive. Excel in at least one area : Even if your association is small and poor, devote your limited resources to an area of performance at which you can excel.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Imminent Danger

Observations on Association Management

The Blockbuster experience, regardless of ultimate outcome, is a less for associations: listen to your constituents and know their preferences. Challenge Management, Inc. Return to Challenge Management Website. About Challenge Management. Challenge Management, Inc. Challenge Management, Inc. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Tough Topics

Observations on Association Management

So, the safest and best route for association executives is to stay away from those topics, right? Granted, there are some situations in which it is best to avoid both subject areas, but generally speaking, association executives should be leaders in conversations about areas that are sensitive. And tolerance of divergent views is the cornerstone of any truly successful association and any truly successful association executive. Challenge Management, Inc.

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

Aptify

Is your association ready to meet their changing needs? As an association professional, you likely think about how your members prioritize the benefits your association provides them. Consider your pricing model. Leverage association-specific technology.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Crisis Preparedness is a.

Observations on Association Management

The principal difference between most associations and most "normal" businesses is the organizational imperative: make a profit for most "normal businesses" versus advance the interests of the industry/profession for most associations. But, at their hearts, the management of associations and the management of "normal businesses" are virtually the same. And every business needs to have a plan for crisis management. Challenge Management, Inc.

Why These Four “P’s” Add Up to Successful Event Marketing

Association Management

It’s funny to see how many lessons from his 4 P’s—product, price, promotion and place—still apply in the I nternet and social media age. helps attendees feel that an event is more than just an association meeting—it’s a happening. Meetings Association Management Association Membership

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