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!

Serve Your Members and Grow Non-Dues Revenue With These Online Career Center Tips

Protech

An association’s mission is to serve members, and right now, your members might be experiencing the need for new employment. . With that in mind, Dawn urged associations to think beyond job boards. . One suggestion is to implement an online career center where members can post their resumes, share job opportunities or gain career advice from your association. It can also serve as the central hub for members to interact, share content and manage industry resources. .

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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 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. Powerful event management features. Plus, your members have the ability to form and manage their own groups!

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? You can elevate the success of your online community and marketing automation activities by integrating solutions that fuel long-term engagement , like data collection, mobile apps, and volunteer management programs. Ask yourself - are you willing to implement the software as a service (SaaS) tools necessary to extract the most value from your member data and support your association’s future?

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).

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). But, HFMA has cast that old non-dues revenue practice aside. Rethinking non-dues revenue: from products to partnerships. Garth takes issue with the “plethora of product lines” offered by most associations.

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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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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Five Steps to Modernize Your Association’s Membership Dues Model for Growth

Moery Company

Does more than 50% of your revenue come from membership dues? If so, you may be joining the numerous associations that are now addressing taking a real good look at their business models this year by resetting their membership dues and modernizing their membership categories. Here are top level observations, based on dozens of projects that we have completed with our association clients, and steps that you can take to modernize your dues models and value propositions.

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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. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Picking the Right Association Management Software. Data management.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. Connect your career center and LMS with your association management system (AMS).

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Here are three ideas to breathe new life into your association’s earnings: 1. Connect your career center and LMS with your association management system (AMS).

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3 reasons to know your association’s RPM (Revenue Per Member)

SCD Group

What is Your Association's RPM (Revenue Per Member)? When I interviewed Rob Fowler, president/CEO of the Small Business Association Of Michigan, for my September 20 post about SBAM’s freemium membership model , he talked about their Revenue Per Member or RPM metric. It made me realize many association’s may not think about the importance of knowing your RPM. Or even of including RPM in your association’s metrics dashboard.

What Is Cost to Serve?

Thanks For Playing

At its most basic level: Revenue per member – Expenses per member = Cost to serve a member Simple, right? "If If membership is $100 a year, and it costs us $60 a year to mail each member our journal, that's our cost to serve, and we bring in $40 a year in revenue per member. How much revenue does each member actually contribute to the organization? (Do What does it cost to recruit and retain each member? How are the revenues from those services really allocated?

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. You may already recognize the importance of an online career center for providing member value and generating non-dues revenue for your organization.

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orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity

Contact: Emily Hendershot, Managing Director. emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4 th annual.orgCommunity Solutions Day. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her.

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.

Steal This Idea!

Association Adviser

Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences). In the association world, we tend to want to treat all our members equally: nobody is more important or special than anyone else. After all, you don’t want your association to seem cliquish, or for any member to feel like the association doesn’t respect or value her.

3 Automated Email Campaigns Professionals Australia Used to Strengthen Their Association

Higher Logic

Associations are increasingly expected to deliver the personalized experience that members (especially younger generations) are used to. They can no longer rely on sending batch-and-blast, one-off emails to their whole member base as an effective membership recruitment and retention strategy. With over 40 diverse member segments, Professionals Australia found it impossible to recruit, onboard, and engage with each segment in a personalized way.

Know Your Members Through Better Surveys: A How-To Guide

Aaron Wolowiec

He has four years’ experience helping associations with member surveys and data. Recently, I was talking to an association about some of the challenges it faced and the subject of who its members were was brought up. I was surprised that this particular association didn’t know exactly who its members were. Associations tend to put members into categorical groups as broad as “regular members,” which can lead to a lack of understanding of its members.

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Associations 101

Spark Consulting

This Friday, we’ll be kicking off the 2014 Associations 101 #10in20 webinar series with a presentation by Rob Barnes on organizational culture. Fitness Australia worked for seven years on their internal culture, using some of the principles contained in Humanize , and it yielded amazing personal and organizational results, as detailed in their recent Associations Now profile. Same great format (10 tips in 20 minutes), but lots of new content and speakers!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? Associations have a role to play in the training, credentialing and lifelong learning market, but few have taken advantage of those opportunities. Hoover, Vice President of Programs, Association Health Law Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing. That’s why it’s a good time for your association to promote your certificate, microcredential and certification programs. Host: Association Success.

Protech Announces SSO Integration with Web Scribble

Protech

July 29, 2020 – Protech Associates, Inc. Protech), provider of the first and leading cloud association managemen t solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 , announces a single-sign on (SSO) integration with Web Scribble. The unified login will bring together the powerful capabilities of Protech’s association management software and Web Scribble’s job board technology to better serve associations and their members. . COLUMBIA, Md.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association. They share news about your association online and wear your branded merchandise with pride! Engaged members become your association’s best ambassadors. That said, it’s important to think about boosting member engagement as the best way to set your recruitment strategy up for long-term success.¹.

So What Is Spark, Anyway?

Thanks For Playing

Spark is a boutique consulting firm that provides strategic membership and marketing services for associations that have the willingness and capacity, at both the staff and board levels, to ask tough questions, take some risks, and reach for significant goals. A little about my consulting background: I have 15 years experience in association management. I combine a focus on finding and implementing creative solutions with a broad understanding of the association sphere.

Your AMS: 3 reasons to leave the old for the new

Nimble AMS

How a new AMS can modernize your association. When it’s time for new association management software, you’re not just running away from the old. The same can be said for a change in your association management software (AMS). Your association has outgrown it. Meeting (and exceeding) expectations so you can better recruit, engage, and retain members. This type of connection is well within reach for associations, too. Growing revenue.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. He writes about a functional requirement that associations often overlook during association management system (AMS) selection: user experience. Presenters: Meg Fasy, founder, FazeFWD, a sponsorship management company.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

13 association management experts (including yours truly) make some predictions for 2017 in a new e-book from Aptify. Learn about website personalization: why it’s so important for associations today, how to create and implement a personalization strategy, and how to know when you’ve gone too far with personalization. Membership Recruitment and Renewal Strategies. Leadership Lessons for Association Professionals (Association Chat).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

13 association management experts (including yours truly) make some predictions for 2017 in a new e-book from Aptify. Learn about website personalization: why it’s so important for associations today, how to create and implement a personalization strategy, and how to know when you’ve gone too far with personalization. Membership Recruitment and Renewal Strategies. Leadership Lessons for Association Professionals (Association Chat).

Reimagining the Volunteer Model in Associations – Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

Hoffman, CAE, President and Association Manager for Mariner Management & Marketing presented. Peggy took us on a thought-provoking look at the challenging work of volunteer recruitment for associations with Reimagining the Volunteer Model in Association. Without them, most associations would fail to get much of anything important accomplished for their members. Ask the Thought Leader Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management

Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

YourMembership Blog

What does your association’s brand say about the organization? For years associations have relied on word of mouth (WOM) to play a role in creating that awareness. While you work to build your association’s brand, do you use all the tools at your disposal to achieve the results you desire? Association Management or Membership Management Software. Membership Management

Daily Buzz: Attracting Young Members

Associations Now

Offering career opportunities to young professionals could bring them to your association. Looking to increase your association’s member base? There are several practical ways to recruit young members. An online career center can also recruit and retain members who are in the early stages of their professional careers. “It’s One highly effective way to achieve this is by integrating your job board with your association management software,” Pimentel says.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.18.16

Reid All About it

Here’s how dedicated I am to this conference for association execs. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community this week…. EDT*- Recruiting and Retaining Talent (Virtual Lunch). Learn what companies are doing in the association management community to recruit high performers with positive attitudes and how to build a loyal, high performing team resulting in higher retention rates for your AMC. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

Reid All About it

Eastern* – Project Management Techniques for Non-Project Managers (Association Chat on Blab). Project management…it’s an art and a skill. What if you had the guidance of an expert in project management who could show you some great techniques for working with your current projects? Rebecca Achurch joins Association Chat to make project management more…er, manageable. Expert Advice on Choosing a Donor Management System.

Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association

Socious

That technology has been evolving rapidly and continues to do so to this day, influencing our daily lives and the associations we’re running. What was once a phone call is now an email sent through your association management software. Associations are at a tipping point.

The World of Opportunities for AMCs: A YM Perspective

YourMembership Blog

We are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for AMCi, because Association Management Companies (AMCs) have always been an important part of our success. In early 2000, we were focused on state and local chapter associations, which we viewed as being underserved by the association management software (AMS) providers of the day. It was our opinion that these associations were in the greatest need of the help the technology we were building could provide.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.9.16

Reid All About it

This week kicks off with a webinar you won’t want to miss: Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn discussing their insightful new report, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. Unlike many association management reports, this paper isn’t just about associations, it’s about how associations can play a role in our larger world solving a serious issue, one that affects everyone reading this. Presenters: Dozens of association and technology brainiacs.