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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Association management: Does Your Marketing Team Have the Right Skills?

HighRoad Solution

Associations exist because we know that we’re stronger when we’re part of a team. Good things happen when talented people come together to share knowledge, compare best practices and make connections, which is why associations work so hard to acquire members.

6 Association Management Tips from Steve Jobs

Socious

Associations can learn a lot from Steve Jobs and his vision to create an enjoyable user experience and brand culture. 6 Pieces of Association Management Advice from Steven Jobs. This is true in the association space as well. Talk them over with your team.

Association Management Companies: Your Dream Team?

AMR Management Services

In his book Dream Teams , author Shane Snow sets out to illustrate why some diverse teams excel and some do not. His early chapters emphasize perspective and how the addition of new and different

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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?

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)?

5 People You Need on Your Association's Online Community Management Team

Socious

Regardless of how talented your community managers are, it takes more than community professionals to create a sustainable community that provides consistent engagement and value. Association Management Member Engagement Online Community Management

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Top 5 Association Management Takeaways from Xperience2014

YourMembership Blog

Throughout the show our guests had the opportunity to attend sessions focused on business, marketing and association management best practices. Associations are finding themselves in an environment that is increasingly diverse, unstable, and competitive.

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

Association Navigator

The transition to a new senior association executive presents a great opportunity for an organization to grow and innovate, but transitions that aren’t handled well can set an organization back for years Finzel says. Uncategorized Association Leadership Mobile New Orleans transitions

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.

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. Associations should budget appropriately for AMS training, especially beyond implementation.

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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). Nimble AMS is the only enterprise-level association management system to offer continuous delivery.

Best Association Management Tools: What Combination of Technologies Do You Need?

HighRoad Solution

If you’re a tech leader at an association, you probably find yourself struggling with the same questions over and over. Questions like: How do I support the unique organizational structure of an association? How can the tech stack support the lead generation goals of the marketing team?

Teams Reflect Their Leaders

Association Leaders

We often discuss in this blog that companies are like teams. Successful teams have strategic and inspiring coaching; efficient and hard-working playing and outrageous fans. While teams are like companies in this regard, there are many other similarities. One such similarity is that both teams and companies reflect the attitude and often the personality of their leader. On the other hand, I noticed a team that got down by four points and their coach called a timeout.

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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. Membership Management

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up

GrowthZone

#NAHBAMC kicks off this week and the GrowthZone team is looking forward to connecting with HBA professionals in Denver! with the Association Networking Tip Sheet. See More: A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences .

How the Right Team-Building Experience Can Build Stronger Bonds

Associations Now

New research found that team-bonding activities improved creativity, productivity, and employee retention. The research from Nulab , which surveyed 1,000 full-time employees, looked at the best frequency for team bonding, as well as which activities were most valued and effective.

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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? The benefits of included product upgrades for associations. Member Management

3 Sports Cliches for Association Management

SCD Group

Ok, I admit it: I like sports and I recognize the lessons from sports can positively guide association executives. Three cliches can guide association professionals: 1. Some teams get a lead and then change how they play as a strategy not to lose.

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit. The same applies to implementation costs and in-house project management.

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Get Support for Your Association’s Community Strategy: How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team’s Priorities

Socious

Employees got a great laugh at watching a stranger suggest to their manager that they should cluck like a chicken, and got even bigger laughs when the manager did it on stage in front of everyone. Association Management Association Executives Member Engagement

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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. Using this approach, we make the product as adaptable as possible to meet your association’s needs today and as your organization evolves.

Content Marketing for Associations: Who Do You Need on Your Team?

HighRoad Solution

It seems easy, but it calls for a host of creative and technical skills within your marketing team. Association ManagementContent marketing is one of the most widely-used tactics in the digital age.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Archive Team

Thanks For Playing

Seeking community in associations since 2008. Always the Last to Know: Archive Team. Archive Team to the rescue. To quote from their website: Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. Association blogger and general troublemaker. Top association management Blogs.

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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. 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.

Association Staff Stretched to the Limit? How to Get More for Your Association Without Breaking Your Team

Association Adviser

What can association professionals do to make the most of the resources they have without leading to staff burnout? Slightly more than half of respondents to the 2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey reported feeling understaffed.

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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?

There is no “I” in Team

Association Leaders

Remember the old saying “There is no ‘I’ in Team”? I love this saying – in other words, for teams or organizations to succeed it takes more than one successful person. This is a team that has defined success in the National Football League for many years. This year, with one major change to their team (their quarterback is out for the season) they aren’t just under-performing, they are FAILING. Make sure your team WINS!

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Great Leaders Know How to Utilize Their Team’s Talents

Association Leaders

They recognize hidden talents others don’t see and harness those talents to the benefit of the team. So, here is an article I recently read that gives a few ideas for identifying and harnessing the hidden talents of your team. What tools do you use to harness the special talents of your team? Association Management Companies CM Services Leadership Volunteerism

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STEVE CARROLL JOINS THE TEAM AT THE PORTAGE GROUP

Portage Group

The Portage Group) – The Portage Group is pleased to welcome Steve Carroll, CAE, as an Independent Associate to their team. Steve is an accomplished association sector professional bringing with him a wealth of success and experience as an association staff and volunteer leader.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Eight years ago, however, NBOA was a much smaller association of 700 members whose primary focus was a consulting service that served an average of 10 schools per year. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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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. . Data management.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Eight years ago, however, NBOA was a much smaller association of 700 members whose primary focus was a consulting service that served an average of 10 schools per year. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

We recently caught up with Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the National Business Officers Association , the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools. Association Adviser: Tell us a little bit about your career background and how you became the head of NBOA.

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Association Management Lessons from the Public Sector : Off Stage

Off Stage

3, 2010 - Association Management Lessons from 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. Financial Management. Managing Volunteers.

Scouting for Talent within Your Association Membership

Association Management

Rivera is a product of the New York Yankees farm system. (If you’re not a baseball fan, the farm system is a network of minor league teams that supports the major league teams—it’s where talent is developed). What does baseball have to do with association membership?

Be Like Yoda, Not Luke: Designing a Customer Success Program

Association Management

To achieve that, our individual team members have been given a voice and the agency to help clients succeed. The post Be Like Yoda, Not Luke: Designing a Customer Success Program appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc.