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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Association Management: COVID-19 and Human Resources

GrowthZone

The Center for Disease Control recently shared interim strategies for employers to use to manage the COVID-19 impact on their businesses. The relevance of strategies to associations is two-fold: It is a starting point for internal management and serves as a resource for associations to share with their members. UPDATE] Amid Coronavirus, ASAE Urges White House to Support Associations. Productivity Member Engagement Events and Conferences

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What’s the “return on innovation” from your association management software?

Nimble AMS

It’s not unusual to think about your association’s technology investments in terms of return on investment (ROI). Using modern membership management software can pay big dividends to your association (and your members). Marine Corps Association & Foundation ?was

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. With SaaS products, updates are free and happen automatically.

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 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. There’s the company in Seattle that raised its minimum wage to $70,000, there’s WL Gore & Associates that eliminated a managerial hierarchy , and Whole Foods that publishes all of its employees’ salaries , which are based on work and abilities (the more able the employee, the higher the pay).

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.

Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

Determining how much your next association management software (AMS) system will cost you can be a tricky thing. It’s not uncommon these days for associations to invest in a new AMS system only to be hit with additional, unexpected costs during implementation.

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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. There’s no getting around the fact that new technology, tools and management techniques are coming at us faster and faster these days leaving little time to effectively evaluate and choose between alternatives.

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? A common pitfall for associations is investing in a new AMS simply because they think it’s time or they fall for some new cool technology. Is your association’s culture ready for that?

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. 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.

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.

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. I think it would be helpful to everybody to have some consumer reviews of products we are using and finding helpful, or not useful. So Im starting a series of product reviews and Id like your help. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

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

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. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

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. As your association grows and your member programs advance, it’s time to look at new technology to support your evolving needs. Your business case for new association technology should, of course, address your organization’s current needs.

What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. But what does that mean for association management software? Association professionals and consultants spend a lot of time trying to predict the “association of the future” and what it takes to meet our members’ needs, but what can we expect from the technology? Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. Flying cars.

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).

“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.

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. Twenty years ago, almost no associations had a User Experience Designer, Digital Content Strategist, or Email Marketing Manager on staff. One of the newer roles is the Digital Product Manager.

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. Just a fun video that everyone has already seen, but it''s totally worth a re-watch.

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 ChatterFrom business trips and conferences to holidays and summer vacations, chances are, you’re probably going to be out of the office some in the next few months.

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. But, one of the primary reasons members join your association is for networking opportunities.

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. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips for building online communities and increasing engagement.

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. Imagine a traditional wedding cake: There are several layers, with the bottom portion the largest and each layer gets smaller as you reach the top […].

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. But, it has to be done. While you regularly communicate […].

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. What version of those products are you using? and associations.

Tips for Building Productive Relationships with Your Leader Partner

Wild Apricot

She presents four key focus areas that he incorporated into a special "expectations conversation" that not only helped get the year off to a great start, but also generated long-term productive working relationships.( association management leadership nptech volunteer management Volunteers

8 ways to cut the cost of new association management software

Nimble AMS

A new association management software (AMS) system is a major investment in your organization’s future. The key to keeping AMS pricing manageable is following best practices. This might mean you’ll need to prompt those in senior management to accept something new. Associations that are open to change often find that with phase one fully implemented, there are new ways of doing things that eliminate the need for additional configurations that were originally planned.

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4 steps to develop association member personas.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s get personal with 1:1 association marketing. This is especially true for associations. Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Thought Leaders association management association management software association member personas association members member engagement membership data membership marketingThe term “persona” may sound like highfalutin jargon.

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. Get the 2018 Association Industry Trends Report. Use software designed for association professionals to manage all of the day-to-day operations of your organization. Productivity

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!)

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick

Association Subculture

Association Management - Simplicity + Volume Might Do the Trick. Oddly enough, this article from Fast Company “A Store With Only 3 Products And Other Cases For Simplicity” and this clip from an interview George Carlin did in 2008 converged this morning to remind me of an important lesson. 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?

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. When you think about your association management software (AMS) , you likely think about how it helps in the day-to-day activities of managing memberships.

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. For a refresher, read part 1 here. Now, here’s the other three. Remember, as an email marketer, your list of […].

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

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. We’re thrilled to celebrate this great milestone with new tools to help grow your association. Organizations have several categories of products and services the user can purchase through Community Hub.

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 […]. Nothing promotes a career center like putting relevant, niche jobs in front of professionals.

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? Organizations often struggle with the costs and risks involved with upgrading their association management software (AMS). So, it’s easy to understand why many associations are moving to cloud-based AMS systems that include continuous upgrades. Member Managemen

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. Last month, we revolutionized the member experience with SocialLink, YM’s online community and social mobile app built into our association […]. YourMembership’s AMS now integrated with QuickBooks Online and Great Plains.