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. As you get larger or want to offer more advanced programming, managing your membership through spreadsheets or disconnected databases just won’t cut it.

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What Does a Digital Product Manager Do?

Delcor

What Does a Digital Product Manager Do? As the field of digital development has matured over the past twenty years, new roles have emerged to help guide the successful implementation and maintenance of websites and digital products.

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)?

Buying Association Management Software in 2019? Start Here.

Delcor

Before embarking on an association management software (AMS) selection this year, get clear on two things: Why you want a new AMS. Why is your organization considering new association management software? Is your association starting a new line of business?

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive

Socious

The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive. Association Management Member Engagement Private Online Communities

Reviewing Association Management Products : Off Stage

Off Stage

4, 2009 - Reviewing Association Management Products. One of the services I think can help Realtor AEs as well as other association managers of my non-profit clients is a product review site. So Im starting a series of product reviews and Id like your help.

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Six signs your association management software may be outdated.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. It’s newer to the nonprofit and association world.

Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

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). With older software, you might pay as much as tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for each product upgrade.

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. During the brainstorming and development process dogfooding can help you work out major bugs, see major flaws and get the product or service in shape for further testing.

Making Meetings Productive

Association Leaders

Here are some tips I have for making meetings more productive. Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Meetings Uncategorized VolunteerismI participate in many meetings – in fact, every day I am involved in one or more meetings of one kind or another. There are staff meetings, conference calls, webinars, committee and task force meetings, board meetings, conferences, trade shows, and more.

How to Grow Your Company By Turning Your Product into a Platform (plus 9 other resources)

Socious

Association Management Social Business Customer Engagement Customer ExperienceEvery week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best online community articles from around the web right here on our blog.

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. Membership Management

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick

Association Subculture

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick. What if your association stopped creating so many services? What if, when someone asked what your association did, you could answer in less than ten minutes? Very simple association business model.

Follow the leader to ensure your association management software’s code is covered

Nimble AMS

Understanding what code coverage is and what associations can learn from Salesforce. Here’s an overview of what it is and why your AMS should follow the code coverage guidelines set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management.

Follow the leader for ideal upgrades to your association management software

Nimble AMS

What associations can learn by following the leading CRM, Salesforce. Does your AMS follow the ideal product upgrade model set forth by Salesforce, the leader in customer relationship management? Looking to the leader for the ideal product upgrade model. Member Managemen

Nimble AMS Summer ’19 Product Release

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS new release features a donation microsite, Community Brands learning management integration and much more! We are excited to celebrate this great milestone with new tools to help grow your association.

Mastering Productivity on the Road: 4 Tips

MembersClicks

But before heading out, check out these four tips for remaining productive on the road: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter

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). and associations.

“Legos” for your Association Management Software: A Framework First Approach

Nimble AMS

Your association must keep pace with the rapidly changing business world around you to remain relevant and effective in the eyes of your members. At the same time, you need association management software (AMS) that can adapt to meet your evolving needs. That’s why we build Nimble AMS with what we call a “Framework First” approach: the philosophy that the product will need to be configured in countless ways that we can’t imagine at the time we build it.

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

Introducing SocialLink mobile app to transform your member experience.

YourMembership Blog

It’s the association industry’s first online community and social mobile app built into an association management software. Your association membership is boosted by your members seeking credibility, professional development, competitive advantages and ways to give back.

Are You As Productive As You Could Be?

Association Leaders

As a result, I often wish there was more time in a day or that I was more productive than I am. But today, I saw an image titled, “How to Be Productive” as part of an article titled, “ Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People “ I found the image and its contents particularly interesting. However, I think everyone can find one or two good suggestions to implement that will result in increased productivity. Decisive is productive.

Association Subculture: Association Management - Branding Efforts.

Association Subculture

Association Management - Branding Efforts Gone Wrong. 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. This works for products too.

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!)

7 vows to marry AMS tech and your association mission.

YourMembership Blog

Here’s a model to identify where your association management software comes up short and what to do if it does. Successful association management software is like a well-constructed wedding cake.

Configure versus Customize: Which option is best for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

Association management software (AMS) systems typically include out-of-the-box functionality to support most of the organization’s basic processes. But what do you do when your association has a unique need that can’t be addressed through basic setup?

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

YourMembership Blog

Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. Your association is only as good as your member data, and it’s a big task to keep it clean. Updated profile data is more than just getting current email address information.

7 Tips for Association Pros to Improve Productivity

GrowthZone

To avoid losing focus and diminishing productivity, build more rest and renewal into your daily routine. Here are seven easy-to-implement tips for improving productivity and focus: 1. Ignore your email for one hour and see how much more productive you become. Productivity

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

Association Subculture

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. Here are some sample suggestions: Cigarettes - "Yes, our product will kill you but how long do you want to live anyway? Associations have an obligation to develop a culture of truth in their organizations.

Top Association Management Predictions for 2017

Membership Marketing

For the upcoming year, Aptify just released a report titled, Top Association Management Predictions for 2017. In 2017, membership will continue to be the glue that enhances networking, information distribution, and sales for associations.

4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. The term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.

6 basics of member re-engagement: Part 2.

YourMembership Blog

This is the second of a two-part series from Real Magnet looking at best practices for re-engaging your association members. In March, we shared the first three basic best practices for re-engaging your association members.

5 questions to better market your career center.

YourMembership Blog

When it comes time to look for a new job, professionals turn first to associations, which are among the best places to start. That’s because they know employers savvy enough to recruit via their relevant association channels are looking for […].

An AMS to optimize your association’s financial operations.

YourMembership Blog

We’ve been busy at YourMembership, enhancing our technology solutions to improve your association members’ experience, streamline your operations and processes, and help your organization grow. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains.

4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress

Socious

According to the American Institute of Stress , workplace stress can cost employers more than $300 billion annually in medical care, turnover, absenteeism, and diminished productivity. Association Management Association Executives Employee Productivity

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Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity

Associations Now

The internet has made on-the-job distraction all the more easy, so how do association managers motivate their staff to stay on track? They’ll naturally be more productive—and happier.”.

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Socious

In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. Association Management Employee Productivity Membership Management Software

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process: 6 Steps

MembersClicks

MemberClicks takes a very methodical approach to how we develop our association management software products (MemberClicks and WebLink). We give all of our customers ample opportunity to provide product feedback and let us know what features they want to see. Here are the six steps our Product team goes through to uncover needs, and prioritize features and fixes: MC Insider