Web Courseworks Wins Silver for Excellence in Technology

Web Courseworks Associations

The 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology Web Courseworks Wins Silver. Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”.

6 Signs You’re Putting up with Association Technology That Deserves to Go


The question is: can your association’s technology support your association’s goals in 2021 and beyond? In 2020, you relied on technology to quickly shift direction so you could continue to deliver value to members and attendees. Was it because of your technology?


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7 Must-Have Technologies for a Remote Workplace


But regardless of your organization’s complexities, the important thing is to use cloud-based technologies. We have compiled the seven most essential technology categories every organization should have to operate remotely successfully. #1:

Seriously Easy Blogging for Associations and Chambers


Guest Blog by Kyle Sexton. Blog ?. “We don’t have time for a blog.” A blog post isn’t something you need to create. I’m Google, and I’m here to take a look at your blog. We need to see your blog. Have a blog.

Legit learning and technology for your association.

YourMembership Blog

Not too long ago, Tamer Ali, SVP and GM of Learning at YourMembership and frequent contributor to #Onward The YM Blog, sat down with Celisa Steele to record the Leading Learning podcast available below. The post Legit learning and technology for your association. During this 20-minute episode, Tamer, who is committed to helping organizations in the business of lifelong learning more efficiently operate and. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development

NonProfit Blog Carnival - NonProfit Technology Edition

Wild Apricot

Welcome to the June 2009 edition of the NonProfit Blog Carnival, a monthly showcase of great blog posts for and about nonprofits. The 10 articles highlighted here were chosen to give a variety of viewpoints and usable information on Nonprofit Technology.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech social media nonprofit blog carnival read more ).

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. YourMembership.com Blog. New Year, New Technology? It’s an excellent time to reevaluate the technology you’re using. The goal behind technology, as I’ve written in past posts, is to simplify your daily tasks. January is technology month here at the YourMembership.com blog. (Of Of course, technology is on our minds every day because that’s what we do.) One Comment to “New Year, New Technology?”

Unclogging Your Blog

YourMembership Blog

Technology. YourMembership.com Blog. Unclogging Your Blog. Eighty-percent of companies (who start blogs) never post more than five blog entries. Abandon ship and simply leave the blog out there as a reminder of their own lack of follow-through, manpower and/or strategy. What is so incapacitating about a blog? Blogging doesn’t have to be reminiscent of an English class assignment. Blogs don’t always have to be about the words.

Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today’s association business environment requires us to stay abreast of ever-evolving technologies, and be ready to pivot. In fact, technology is moving fast in every industry, and we must stay ahead of the curve to meet our business objectives with success. For more information on Pardot, check out my recent blog, Data Sells ). An additional blog on social media can get you started – Going All in With Social Media.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. Before you take a look under the hood or consider test driving a core technology that you’re going to make part of your event and business processes, consider these ten criteria for vetting: 1. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Mobile-izing Supporters

Wild Apricot

We're looking for submissions about mobile for nonprofits and membership organizations for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. mobile nonprofit blog carnival Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Technology. YourMembership.com Blog. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. As mentioned in this blog post , providing staff (or members, for that matter) with rapid, timely feedback is essential to growth and incentives. Blog Home. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support.

Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Non-Profit Technology

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog is pleased to host the next edition of the NonProfit Blog Carnival, a round-up of the month’s best blog posts for non-profits. Non-profit Technology , of course! This is a chance to showcase your recent blog posts about: Case studies; Best practices; Opinions and Editorials; Tutorials and “How to” guides; Low-cost or free web-based or desktop tools; Best web resources.(

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

Always the Last to Know: Blog Topic Generator

Spark Consulting

Got a blog? Occasionally run out of ideas for what to write ON your blog? They have a free online blog topic generator – you give them a few nouns that are things you’d like to write about, they give you a week’s worth of potential blogging topics. cool technology blogging HubSpot Hubspot to the rescue!

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

This post originally appeared last Wednesday on the ResultsDirect AssociationCentric Blog. As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Technology is a game-changing force that has forever redefined the work of strategy for associations.

Romantic and Generous Blogging

Reid All About it

Technology killed criticism,” says Morgan Meis in On the State of Criticism 2011. Everyone’s a critic now, writing reviews on Amazon and blogs, and ranting or raving on Twitter. We wouldn’t blog about associations, leadership and community if we weren’t fascinated by those subjects. Tagged: Art , Writing & Blogging. Writing & Blogging Art

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What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. YourMembership.com Blog. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. Okay, so we also have some comedians at YourMembership.com but velcro is technology in the sense that technology is only a tool for helping you become more efficient. Blog Home.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. . Continue reading to learn more about these top association technology trends. The post Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020 appeared first on Salesforce Membership Management Blog.

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Users should be able to search across all of your association’s web properties—LMS, online store, journals, blog, etc.—from

Managing Your Membership - Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot is delighted to host the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June 2010. Big thanks to all who sent in their blog posts for consideration! Here for your reading (and thinking) pleasure are five great blog posts that really meshed with this month’s theme – Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools & Tactics.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech online community Non-profit Communications Membership management nonprofit blog carnival

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How Accessible is Your Blog?

Wild Apricot

Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.(

How to Get Your Board Members to Blog

Wild Apricot

Yet, getting your board members to contribute to the organization’s blog can be like pulling the proverbial hens' teeth! Let’s take a look at what lies behind that reluctance to blog, and how you can help your board members get past those roadblocks to blogging. But first things first -- Why should Board members contribute to your nonprofit’s blog? To lighten the workload To bring fresh ideas and variety to the blog.(

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Is Your Technology Seamless?

Associations Now

A few smart words from a guy who built his life in technology could help you figure out your own technology balance. That sounds like an unusual question, but it was posed to me recently in the form of a blog post by an association management company. Among the many things the Apple II mastermind brought up during his panel discussion at the MassMutual Center was the idea of technology needing to enable us to be better, rather than getting in the way of what makes us best.

Advice from the front line: Social technology, engagement and events

Aaron Wolowiec

What advice do you have for someone trying to incorporate social technology and engagement into: - the formal online learning programs they manage? For a face-to-face program, it’s important to complement and enhance the learning with social technology while not allowing the technology to detract from the overall goals and objectives of the event in any way. Therefore, don’t use every technology available to you and your team.

My Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

Eric Lanke

Here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2019 -- excluding those that have appeared on previous Top Five posts. + + + 1. I've been posting these Top Five lists at the end of every year for the last seven years.

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Part 1: Straightforward Association Blogging Strategies


Jumpstart your blog with step one of simple association blogging techniques. There’s a lot of content out there, and if a blog post doesn’t quickly grab your attention in about 10 seconds, you move on to the next one. To blog or not to blog is not a question. How to Write an Association Blog People Will Actually Read. Quality blog posts drive web traffic. Your blog layout should be clear and skimmable. You work hard to generate blog content.

Membership Database Selection Blog Series

Wild Apricot

One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. So in response, we’re creating a blog series to help organizations identify your membership database requirements; understand the various options available; and help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.(

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A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections


The post A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections appeared first on Ungated: Community Associations Institute Blog. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. Tech innovations such as blogging and social media platforms allow associations to host low-cost, two-way communication forums. Communication channels such as blogs or social media accounts must have a “champion” monitoring and moderating them to remain a sustainable go-to source of industry and association information.

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Technology is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, yet only 25 percent of associations prioritize technology to help manage their organizations, according to Salesforce. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By Creating a technology budget. The HighRoad Solution blog explains.

Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

YourMembership Blog

What role is technology playing in your efforts ? Let’s look at three avenues where you can positively impact your brand awareness through technology. Association Management Software (AMS) is the hub for connecting your association to your members via technology. Creating opportunities for member engagement through surveys, polls, forums, blogs, and user ratings can provide additional insight that you can strategically use in your recruitment and retention initiatives.

The top 10 blogs for membership professionals in 2020

Association Success

Here are the top 10 blogs our community of membership professionals read in 2020: 10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online. With modern technology and a good facilitation plan, you can still bring people together to think strategically and co-create for the future.

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Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019

Associations Now

Meeting technology will shift in 2019. Meeting technology is always evolving—and industry experts don’t think 2019 will be any exception. Here are the highlights: Live video mapping and drone camera technology that feeds directly into media servers, which can create immersive presentations that turn attendees into active participants. The post Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019 appeared first on Associations Now

Is Blogging Right for Your Organization?

Wild Apricot

Have you been wondering if your organization needs a blog? In this guest post, Michael Faye of AssociaDirect talks about how blogging can help you to connect more effectively with your community of members, and outlines 5 basic considerations in planning a non-profit blog. Is Blogging Right for Your Organization? Should we be blogging?”.(

3 technologies associations can use to connect with members and grow their audience

Association Success

While print publications and events remain important, membership organizations now rely on emerging technology to drive engagement and growth. . Among the many forms this technology can take, three stand out: Mobile devices. Publishing free, SEO-optimized blog posts for the public.

Non-profit Website or Non-profit Blog?

Wild Apricot

Think a blog is just another name for a online journal, not really suitable for a serious non-profit organization? A blog can be whatever you want it to be. In fact, the main differences between a website and a blog are in the technology behind the scenes, and how your visitors interact with your content.( Blogging Non-profit Communications websites social media Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0

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What your Association can Learn from a 2003 Technology Forecast

Association Management

But what inspired me to fire up the blog was a story I saw on NBC news—that today is the 5th anniversary of the App store. Technology Association Board I’m sitting at 35,000 feet and watching DirectTV typing this while connected to the in-flight email. There’s a number of minor tech miracles embedded in that sentence. I’m kind of amazed that the ubiquity of apps has come to pass in only five years (and how many pigs I’ve killed with birds in that time).

What to Do When Your Members Hate Technology


Maybe they’re less experienced with web-based technology. More Members Are Using (and Enjoying) Technology Than You Might Think. First, why do you think your members will hate your new technology? Whether we’re talking about membership management software, a new interactive website, or a new event system, a lot has changed in technology over the past few years. They will be comfortable navigating your new AMS platform or other technology system as well.

The Best of the Wild Apricot Blog in 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of the top-rated posts on the Wild Apricot blog during 2011. membership events Volunteers Non-profit technology social media