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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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. Analyze and report cross-tabulated data. Happy New Year!

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms


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)?

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


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).

Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management. Additional insights were gleaned from The Meetings Report jointly published by Event Garde and MSAE.

Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector : Off Stage

Off Stage

3, 2010 - Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector. The Young Foundation released an interesting and useful report this week: the title is “ Capital Ideas: how to generate innovation in the public sector.” Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

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


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. Ready to drive new revenue for your association?

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms.

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When Your Superpower is Member Development and Revenue Generation: Tamela Blalock, CAE, CMP, DES

Association Adviser

The SoWH is a special interest affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association that strives to expand the role of physical therapy in women’s (men’s and gender non-conforming people’s) health across their lifespan. I appreciate that nuance of being an association executive!

Integrated, Automated Membership Renewal Campaign Leads to $18,000 Increase in Revenue


Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities. VHMA knew that an integrated solution could ease their challenges with data management.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

From memberships to learning to partnerships, software and services provider Abila just released its predictions for associations in 2016. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. It’s a new year. New predictions. New trends.

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! I’m sure the trends and data provided in the report will provide future blog fodder.

The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

Association Management

Once the strategic goals have been determined, the author must then engage the various departments and vendors involved with the organization to budget for both revenue and expenses for the upcoming fiscal year. Association Management Management Finance Budgeting

8 things your association’s online career center should do


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? Association Management Community Brands

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The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey


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. Leverage association-specific technology. Association Management

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Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?


Associations used to have similar monopolies in their industries. That made association life pretty comfortable. Associations no longer have the advantage of a relative lack of competition. Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Your Association Today.

New IRS Reporting Requirements for Debit/Credit Transactions | Old.

Old ClayBurn Association Management

Old Clayburn Association Management. Working with the world's top professional associations. → New IRS Reporting Requirements for Debit/Credit Transactions. The IRS has implemented new compliance requirements through Internal Revenue Code Section 6050W that will affect all merchants (including government and non-profit entities). Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association. What We’re Talking About association blog.

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The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. You guessed it, the cream of the crop associations.

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Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Member Engagement + Retention , Membership Management , Social Media and Business Trends , News. ” of the reporting world.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . In the United Kingdom, the Office of National Statistics reported in a 2019 study that 78 percent of disabled adults had recently used the Internet, compared with 95 percent of non-disabled adults. . Featured Invigorate Revenue

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

One of the largest operating inconveniences associations would like to change is the inability to track revenue and expenses within their financial software system and sync that information with the membership information stored in their association management software system.

How to Justify an AMS Purchase to the Association Board


So, your association management software is very out-of-date, and you know it is time for a change. time savings, such as the benefits of automating manual tasks, reporting capabilities, member engagement, etc.). Productivity Technology Revenue Solutions

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). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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Association Marketers Choose Ca$h to Power Membership Marketing

Association Adviser

For our November poll, we asked Association Adviser readers if they’d rather have more staff to help with membership marketing or more money to help power their membership marketing plans. I’d definitely prefer to have more money to execute a membership marketing plan,” said Christina McCoy, CAE, of AMPED Association Management. A report from Marketing General Incorporated gives a slightly different answer than our poll results. budget membership marketing revenue

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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). Some members only date your association casually and then move on. And many associations are NOT in crisis.

Hockey Feud Shows What Happens When Associations Forget about Their Members

SCD Group

As a hockey fan, the current “lock-out” shows hockey leaders (management and players union) are the dumbest “association” going. Associations and nonprofits are not immune from similar feuds. I was the Deputy CEO of one of those associations. I’m a huge hockey fan.

6 Questions to determine what's next for your association - SCD Group

SCD Group

AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. 6 Questions to determine what’s next for your association: "Keep asking why". George Csolak, a sports reporter in St. Some key topics/issues that association executives are dealing with. Pages. About. Contact.

Meditated Momentum: Power (aka Access to Data) to the People

Elipsis Partners

On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. At the ASAE Super Swap today, Bryce Gartner from icimo asked all the association people in the room to raise their hands if they liked their Association Management System (AMS). We have such high expectations of our association databases and keep reading articles about how they can drive member engagement, business intelligence and revenue generation. Meditated Momentum.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. For instance, a recent report showed that fewer than 10 percent of Chinese graduates across a range of technical and professional disciplines are suitable for employment in foreign companies.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. As an association, where funds are prudently spent, it is important to invest in the right strategy that would allow you to grow. Association Management.

The Correlation of Social Media Usage and Membership Growth

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. First of all, there has been an explosion of the use of social media in associations. Association Blog Comments.

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.

6 signs your association needs a new membership management system

Nimble AMS

Signs your organization is outgrowing its current association software. When your association is growing, it can be an exciting time. But while you’re enjoying growth, your association management software (AMS) may not be keeping pace. Member Management Technology

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

Association Adviser

The company’s association management software helped associations manage their member and operations data including event registration, committees, continuing education, directories, website data and reporting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? Find out how learners and associations benefit from microlearning programs. Find out how to measure and report progress.

9 things your association’s online career center should do


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?

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Survey: Size Matters When Running An Association Today

Associations Now

70 % The amount of mid-size and large associations that reported now is a good time to be running a membership organization, according to Virtual, Inc. In comparison, 52 percent of small associations reported an optimistic outlook. Technology Management.

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7 Secrets of a Master Digital Story Teller

Vanguard Tech

Any association or nonprofit interested in tapping social media to promote its services and members must understand the far-reaching influence of this marketing model, known as Brand Journalism. Associations and the Human Factor.