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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What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

This summer I’m looking for opportunities to explain association management and share how we do it at Verto Solutions. One of my earlier blog posts included a basic overview of association management. Verto Solutions Association Management.

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? Are we making the most of the tools we have? Association Management

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. Nate Brown is a director of business development for SaaS solutions at Naylor Association Solutions.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Barb Boggs, Events & Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association.

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What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

There are two primary association operation models used today. The newer model, association management is generally more flexible and effective for associations of any size, but particularly those that are small to medium-size. Let’s discuss your association’s needs.

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)?

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? Download Your Free Report of 9 Consumer Trends That Affect Associations. It’s an exciting time in association management software.

What is Association Management Software?

SilkStart

Operating a member-based association is hard work. Do you need Association Management Software (AMS)? An AMS is a integrated online software suite ( saas ) where you can manage your database of members, events, donations, and other transactions with a modern website presence. More time to focus on growing and managing your business. Will Association Management Software reduce redundancies in my organization? association tools

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. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

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. The AMS you choose today impacts the next generation of staff and members.

The Right Tools for the Job

Association Management

Technology associations based on standards efforts share many common goals and challenges. Over the years, through the shared experiences of literally hundreds of such efforts, a set of best practices has emerged, including strategies on: How best to set up a new association.

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Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry

Socious

Innovative association professionals understand the importance of keeping an eye on technology because ultimately it is a cost-effective way to streamline daily operations and keep members engaged. Association Management Member Engagement Membership Database Association Trends

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3 Online Community Management Tools That Turn Members into Contributors

Socious

As a community manager, your primary goal is to ensure the success of your community. Association Management Customer Engagement Online Community Management Email CommunicationOkay, but that’s pretty broad. What does that really mean?

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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

with the Association Networking Tip Sheet. See More: A Critical Marketing Tool for Association Conferences . The post NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up appeared first on GrowthZone.

[Cool Tools] Think differently about event sponsorship

SocialFish

They are part of a larger group of tradeshow and event consultants, association management experts and event tech companies, and they are eager to change your perception about how the event ecosystem can work. How might you think differently about how you manage event sponsorships?

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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.

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.

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).

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies

Association Subculture

Association Management - Truthiness and Lies, Lies, Lies. Or maybe an admission in a conference registration brochure that says, "Our association focuses on community but we dont always get it right. Labels: association , marketing , transparency. association. (25).

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. HigherLogic : This online community vendor is the market-share leader in the association and nonprofit space. Cool Social Tools Industry Insider

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The Six Tech Tools Your Small Org Staff Needs to Succeed [eBook]

Higher Logic

Associations are usually labeled as “small” for one of two reasons: they have a small staff or a small budget. The small associations we work with have large memberships and far-reaching effects. The best tech tools help you do more with less. But what are those tools?

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When Your Best-in-Breed Tool Suddenly Wants to Do it All

Associations Now

When it comes to enterprise software, there are two camps—a variety of best-in-breed tools or an all-in-one suite. There’s been something of a long-standing debate in the tech sphere when it comes to tools: Best-in-breed or all-in-one? A few thoughts: Consider your legacy tool.

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Ask These Five Usability Questions Before You Choose Your Next Software Tool

Associations Now

Good apps provide a good flow—both in their own user interface and when they interact with other tools. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you look for tools that lend themselves to your users’ tech muscle memory. Does it integrate nicely with your existing tools?

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Simplifying Social with a Content Curation Tool

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Associations. Management Team. A Tool to Simplify Social. To counteract this “temptation,” efficiency tools are paramount. You can manage multiple accounts and choose the time of day and pick days in which to share content. Membership Management. Associations. Solutions. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages.

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Over 50 Beekeepers Associations Use This #1 Beekeepers Association Management Software

Wild Apricot

Beekeeping Association Management Software is an all-in-one management tool to help you eliminate and streamline administrative tasks from your workload to save you time and money

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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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[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. HigherLogic : This online community vendor is the market-share leader in the association and nonprofit space. Due diligence. It’s a real thing.

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[Guest Post] Your Association’s Website Is Your Best Member Recruitment Tool

MembersClicks

The following blog post was written by SBI Association Management , a Seattle-based and AMCI-accredited association management company. How shopping for an association is a lot like buying a toaster on Amazon. Prospective members are used to finding everything from the best-rated camera to the safest car seat online, so it’s no surprise they’re using similar “shopping tactics” to decide on joining your association.

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Association’s Event Tools for Your AMS Software

Socious

Personal video sites are one thing, but if your association is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for multiple technology systems, then you could be throwing time and money away. I’ve seen associations do this with association management software (AMS) and separate event systems.

Transparency in Association Management : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2009 - Transparency in Association Management. and the accompanying issues are affecting government policy and workings, and – by extension – what lessons we, as association managers, can learn from what’s happening in Washington. Managing Volunteers.

Chicagoland Association Group Launches New Benchmarking Tool

Associations Now

When an association adopts a structured and rational process for analyzing benchmarking and comparison data, that often serves as a vehicle for breakthrough thinking. That’s the idea behind InSight EZ , a new benchmarking tool released by the Association Forum of Chicagoland this week.

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Third-Party Partners: An Essential Tool for Better Association Business

Association Adviser

Third-party partnerships are an especially valuable tool in the multifaceted world of association management. Such arrangements enable associations to focus their attention and efforts on doing what they do best: serving their members and advocating for their industries.

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Why Associations Are Making Their Private Member Community the Centerpiece of Their Membership Marketing Strategy [Research]

Socious

It is the association industry’s deepest look into trends, tools, and tactics. This year over 900 associations participated, making the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report one of the strongest narratives to date on how to grow membership.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

Observations on Association Management

Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question). When one is employed as a direct staff member of an association, one becomes engaged in a business in which financial profit takes a back seat to many other objectives. Instead of focusing ones energy on that one bright target.profit.ones objectives in an association management environment are spread over several targets. Challenge Management, Inc.

101 Things You’d Rather Be Doing Than Wrestling With Your AMS

Socious

Despite all those glowing reviews you see on association management software provider’s websites, it seems like no one is actually satisfied with their AMS. You don’t like the tools, you hate the support, and you spend all day wrestling with technology and trying to get your association management system to work. Association Management Membership Management Membership DatabaseWe’ve been reading the studies , and they’re dismal.

Tools to Access Current Education Topics

Associations Live

MSAE''s Meeting Management Networking Group met to discuss Tools to Access Current Education Programs. Here are the top takeaways and tools: Education Evaluation Matrix - concept from Mary Byers from Race for Relevance, utilized by Aging Services of Minnesota. Net Promoter Score - another helpful tool, great for evaluating speakers or meetings. Associations Management planning Miscellaneous meetings Senior Staff

How to Build the Right MarTech Stack for Your Association Marketing Plan

HighRoad Solution

You might have a great association marketing plan , but nothing will come of it unless you have the right tools to turn plans into actions. Association Management

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Are podcasts returning as an association communications tool?

SCD Group

I wondered how many associations use podcasting as part of their content delivery tools. Start-up BlogTalkRadio has a similar feature, offering free Web tools to let anyone record a show, using their telephones as microphones, and a Web platform to bring on guests and callers.