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

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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)?

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. Some of its top features include: Comprehensive member profiles and database reporting capabilities.

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.

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. It’s again a reminder of the important intersection and relationship between learning and logistics, particularly as it relates to association education programs. Additional insights were gleaned from The Meetings Report jointly published by Event Garde and MSAE. Case studies/reports.

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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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!

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.” Often the public sector is motivated by consensus building, not problem solving—and thats a problem thats common in membership associations as well. How can associations encourage innovation and commit to change? Blog Manager

Is Your Association Providing a Quality Digital Experience?

Protech

In fact, a recent report from eMarketer revealed that people spend on average 4 hours a day on their phone. . Rob ’s in-depth session offered suggestions on how association management software (AMS) and content management system (CMS) integrations can improve your nonprofit’s online engagem e nt and brand awareness. . The digital customer experience is a c ombination of all your association’s digital interactions.

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. We know the educational landscape is changing as associations adapt to their members’ learning needs and habits. Other key takeaways from the report: Social media – Not surprisingly, associations use YouTube for education.

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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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Protected profession: Few managers seeing employment impacts from COVID-19

Ungrated

Community association managers remain largely protected from the employment impacts, such as furloughs and layoffs, that have affected so many other Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers are performing essential services for their clients, guiding communities with operational support and advice that affects the health, safety, and welfare of homeowners and residences. Management companies, however, haven’t been immune from the pandemic.

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How to Find the Perfect CMS to Improve the Member Digital Experience

Protech

By Ryan Bruffey, MX Business Development Manager. M embers expectations continue to grow at your association. A study from S uperOffice CRM reported that a whopping 86?percent?of Are systems separated, or are they integrated with your association management software (AMS) ? . In the webinar hosted by Protech, Rob encourage d associations to survey members and staff. Members make the association world go round.

Financial forecast: Budget confidence now, but COVID-19 creating concerns

Ungrated

The vast majority of community association board members express confidence in their current budget, but half expect their assessment delinquencies to increase going forward, according to a survey conducted by CAI in late April. Nearly 40% of association board members are “confident” their community’s budget will be fully funded as adopted through the end of the current budget year, and another 36% are “very confident.”.

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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. One of the most valuable resources you have is your association’s e-learning content,” Abila wrote in its whitepaper. It’s about rethinking association management systems, Abila says. 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! ” The 52-page Tagoras report provides such data, which were collected based upon a survey of 200 trade and professional associations. There’s a goldmine of information in the report, which you can get for free if you subscribe to Tagoras’ free e-newsletter.

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor

GrowthZone

When it comes to selecting an association credit card processing company , no provider is perfect… but like any service, the company should be efficient, accurate, and affordable. Utilizes fraud detection and management tools. Reporting options.

Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

Fonteva

For as long as most of us can remember, a large majority of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. As the importance of non-dues revenue continues to grow, technological advancements have become one of the biggest drivers. These advancements allow associations to be more innovative while increasing the value they can provide to their members. As for the associations that had not yet offered a virtual event? Association Management

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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. Thus, managing collaboration, inputs and the overall budget schedule are critical in developing and completing an accurate and realistic budget. Association Management Management Finance BudgetingThe budget: The lifeblood of any organization.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Association member engagement strategies.

Can Associations Thrive in a Crowded Marketplace?

Socious

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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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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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 , YourMembership.com News. ” of the reporting world. As an association, for instance, your industry data repository is impressive. Provides a non-dues based form of revenue. Membership Management. Associations.

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. Associations like having a picture of their membership’s actions that accurately reflects the state of their bank account.

How to Justify an AMS Purchase to the Association Board

GrowthZone

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

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

AMS Platforms: A Comprehensive Guide for Associations

Fonteva

Running an association can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Without the right capabilities in your association management software , it can be very difficult for your team members to navigate your association’s wealth of data in order to make the best possible strategic decisions. Upgrading to a robust, centralized AMS platform can be a particularly smart move for more established associations with a large membership. Membership Management.

The State of Association Membership Sales

Moery Company

Here’s what I see working in the association field right now: associations are beginning to focus and implement improvements on their value proposition and modernizing their membership categories. However, there are challenges facing associations.

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. As you develop content for attracting prospective members – such as tip sheets, industry news, reports, or information about legislative issues affecting the profession – consider weighing it more heavily toward the early career stage segment. Leverage association-specific technology.

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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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5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

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If your association is looking for more ways to facilitate your members’ professional development and encourage them to take active roles in all that your association has to offer, you’ll want to consider providing them with eLearning opportunities. eLearning helps your association improve your members’ engagement by providing them with a valuable resource for their growth and keeping them informed in their field. Share learning opportunities on your association’s website.

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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.

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.

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. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Each activity would be tracked in the backend of the LMS and then you’d be able to run reports to award prizes. .

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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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Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. This is part 3 of an overview of the 12 leading global business & economic megatrends effecting US associations prepared from a more detailed study by MCI’s Global Association Management & Consulting Practice. And yet, estimates suggest that governments will have revenues to cover only half this amount. Association Management. GrowGlobally.org.