Strategies to Justify Association Software


Robust AMS (association management software) has far-reaching benefits to members, staff, the board of directors, and the organization as a whole. Questions for Associations to Ask When Choosing an AMS?

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program.

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25 Outstanding Homeowner Association Software Tools

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If you’re in the market for homeowner association software, here’s a list of 25 options to consider. homeowner-association HOA

Is Your Association Software Really Cloud Based?

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How do you know if your association management software is in the cloud? Read on to learn characteristics of true cloud-based software plus questions you can ask to tell if your association management software (AMS) is really cloud based.

Don’t Get Fired for Building Your Own Association Software

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Association CIOs: Ask yourself these six important questions before building your own AMS. Think your association’s needs require custom-built software? The risks to your job and your association might not be worth it. Who will monitor and maintain the software?

Alleviating Financial Management Stress with Association Software


If you’re not sure that “alleviating stress” and “financial management” belong in the same sentence, then you might be surprised to learn what association management software (AMS) can do to lend a helping hand! An AMS is a valuable part of an association’s financial ecosystem. Its functionality can create a better experience for members, save valuable association staff time, and make things easier on your books. Sounds like an oxymoron, right?

Why Associations and Online Learning are a Perfect Pair


Well if you ask me, an online learning program would mean an increase in association membership value and engagement like no other. Here’s why associations and online learning just make sense: Small Staff Chatter association software

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Prepping for Renewal Time: 3 Membership Software Tips


Is your membership software in tip-top shape, ready to process all of those renewals and everything that comes along with it? MC Insider association softwareWith the end of the year comes renewal time for many member-based organizations.

5 Nightmares You'll Avoid with Association Management Software


This Halloween season has us thinking: What nightmares could YOU avoid by using the right association management software? Here are a few we think are worth mentioning: Small Staff Chatter association software association management

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Learning Management System


If you’ve been considering an LMS, but aren’t sure the time is right, here are five signs your organization is ready for one: MC Insider association software

It Might Be Time for a Membership Management System If.


Small Staff Chatter association softwareSo you’ve pondered the idea of purchasing a membership management system. I mean, it would make your job a LOT easier. But you’ve made it this far without you really need to pull the trigger now?

How to Explain a Software Change to Your Members: 3 Tips


Are you about to transition from one association management system (AMS) to another? Here are a few tips: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association software

7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

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Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is widely considered to be a best practice when it comes to big purchases like software.

Rolling Out New Technology to Your Members: 3 Best Practices


Remember, software helps them too!). To avoid unnecessary concern or confusion, we highly recommend abiding by the following best practices: Small Staff Chatter association software

Up Your Email Marketing Game: 4 Membership Software Tips


Luckily, your association management software has features that can make those emails stand out - and help you save time, too! Sending emails is a simple, low-cost way to recruit prospective members and engage your current ones.

AMS Shopping: The Right Time to Buy


If an association management system (AMS) is on your radar (or even just in the back of your head for now), the next big question then is when : when should you start looking for association management software and when exactly should you pull the trigger?

How to Clean Your Association’s Database: 5 Tips


Here are a few tips: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareDatabase management is TOUGH, especially if you’re doing it all manually.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Potential AMS Provider


When it comes to shopping for an association management system, the questions people ask are often pretty routine: How much does it cost? What features are included? What does the timeline for implementation look like? But while those questions are important, they aren’t the end-all-be-all.

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4 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Time with MC Trainers


Similarly, your association’s or chamber’s goals evolve too, right? However you choose to take advantage of training, we have a few suggestions: MC Insider association software

Why Do You REALLY Need an Association Management System?


Association management system, or AMS for short. We say yes, and here’s why: association management membership management Association Views association softwareYou’ve likely heard the term, and you may even know what it means. For those who don’t, an AMS is a technology solution that allows you to manage your organization’s membership using one integrated system, which includes your website and your database.

Think Your Small Staff Association Doesn't Need Software? Think Again!


This shift in human capital – the largest shift in our country’s history – poses the greatest threat to associations.”. A few thoughts on how: Small Staff Chatter association software

3 Ways to Strategically Use Your Association's Database


But are you taking it a step further to actually advance your association? Here are three ways to strategically use your association’s database (Yes, you’ll still have to analyze the data, but it’ll be worth it!):

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

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In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). and associations.

Beyond the Software: 5 Resources Your AMS Provider SHOULD Offer


Association professionals switch association management software providers for all sorts of reasons, but two of the biggest are lack of support and resources. association management membership management Association Views association softwareA good AMS provider should WANT to help you succeed, and to help you succeed, they should provide you with a bank of valuable resources. Specifically, they should offer….

5 Budget-Savers to Look for in a Membership Management System


After all, these systems are designed to specifically make association and chamber life easier. Here are some things to look for when you’re searching for that perfect system for your organization: Small Staff Chatter association softwareWhile having a membership management system means another line item on your budget, it can often pay for itself. There are a few areas in which a membership management system can both grow revenue and help you save.

Engaging Your Members Upon Login: 5 Must-Haves for the Member Landing Page


We’ve identified five must-haves: association management member engagement membership management Association Views association software

5 Signs It Might Be Time to Invest in an AMS


So you know you’re abnormally busy, and you know there’s technology out there designed to help you, but you keep putting off the idea of an association management system for one reason or another - time (or lack thereof), budget (or lack thereof), your board’s approval (or lack thereof), etc.

From the Trade Show Floor to the Contract Table: 5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Gold Star Vendor


One of the reasons to spend precious time on any trade show floor is to discover potential partnerships that will help your association succeed. association management association leadership ASAE Small Staff Chatter association software

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success


Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? There’s SO much to take into consideration: software features, efficiencies, company experience and reliability, future developments, etc. To keep track of it all - and make sure you don’t leave any stone unturned - here’s a checklist of questions you need to ask when going through the AMS shopping process: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association software

MemberClicks President & CEO Mark Sedgley Answers YOUR Questions


While there’s a lot to navigate in the coming weeks, there’s one thing we know for sure: we’re here to further spread our mission to associations and chambers, empowering you to thrive with refreshing technology and a heart for service. association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareLast week we made a pretty big announcement. MemberClicks is joining forces with WebLink, and we couldn’t be more excited!

9 Questions to Ask Any Vendor at Your Next Trade Show


We’ve come up with nine questions you can ask almost any vendor at your next trade show to see if their product would be a good fit for your association! Check them out below: small staff association Small Staff Chatter association software chamber of commerce conferenceNo matter who you are, walking on the trade show floor can sometimes be an overwhelming experience.

The Right Time to Buy: Preparing for the AMS Shopping Process


Are you thinking about purchasing an association management system, or AMS, in 2017? But I urge you to reconsider, as there are several factors you’ll want to take into account: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter association software

The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)


That said, are these workplace communication tools beneficial for associations? Take a look: association management association leadership membership management Association Views association software

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New Year, New Website: Quick Hacks for Your Homepage


association management Small Staff Chatter association softwareWith the arrival of the new year, you need to be ready for a rise in traffic to your website. Most people in January often begin exploring what New Year’s Resolutions they want to take seriously and that very well might be joining your organization! To make sure that you make a great impression for your organization, try including these five easy hacks on your homepage to boost your member acquisition.

How to Protect Your Member Data and Reduce Risk for Your Association

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As your association grows and collects personal information about your members, you simply can’t afford not to protect your member data. But, how do you ensure that your data is secure and that your association management software (AMS) system continues to grow with you?

How to Justify an AMS to Your Board: 3 Key Talking Points


Let’s say you’re using a membership spreadsheet to manage your association - and you KNOW that’s not working. You know you need a technology partner and an association management system (AMS) to help lighten the load.

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Eliminating the Pain of Membership Spreadsheets


Many associations have the same story. For that reason, many organizations turn to association management systems, or AMS solutions, for short. Well, it’s a technology solution designed to help you manage your association’s membership.

How to Approach Your Board About an AMS Solution: 5 Steps


Let’s say you’ve decided it’s time for an association management system. Several association professionals have been and are in those same shoes. You need to make sure they’re in favor of a software solution as well.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process


Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc.

Encouraging Hesitant Staff Members to Adopt New Technology: 4 Tips


You may be at the point where you KNOW you need new software in place, and maybe your staff and board are even in agreement. See, association professionals often find themselves in the following situation: They purchase a technology system (an association management system , for example), get up and running on it, but But admitting you need something versus actually using it are two very different things.