eLearning Pricing Models: 5 Ways to Price Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

Are you creating new eLearning courses to provide value to members and bring in revenue for your association’s learning business? If so, you’ve probably encountered the challenge of how to price those courses. Pricing them too high may deter members from investing.

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How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. How can your association deliver the experience your members have come to expect? The study found that 59 percent of consumers say companies need cutting edge digital experiences to keep their business. As a member-based organization, how can your association go about embracing innovation? They provide highly-personalized experiences that we’ve all come to expect.

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Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

This is how you can prove your new member community will be a valuable technology investment. New Member Acquisition. The goal: Every year, bringing in new members is likely to be on your association’s list. Use community to reach future members. Objection 1: Price.

What Burning Man's 10 Principles Can Teach You About Building Community

Higher Logic

Whether you’re a community builder or a community member, online or in person, I truly believe we could all stand to learn a thing (or ten) from how the Burning Man community operates. When the event is over the desert returns to its natural state, no trace to show of the bustling city that once was, and the Burning Man Regional Network works to play a vital role in the year-round extension of the Burning Man experience, supporting it as a global cultural movement.

Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Here are six member benefit ideas that should do the trick. Members-Only Job Boards. Partner with major employers and experts in your field to create job boards for your members. Keep job postings open to the public to entice prospects, but make the application available to members only. This creates a public-facing benefit that helps potential members find you while also providing a compelling reason to join. Flexible Online Learning and Certifications.

Associations Are Launching Some Cool New Websites

Smooth The Path

“Power your personal brand…by earning an HFMA certification.” ” Through a fundamentally changed navigation, they are reorienting the association’s offerings, not around the association’s departments or functions but instead, the navigation is focused on members’ interests. #3 Without having to say it explicitly, the site shows members that if they join, they will get a ton of value without incessant upselling.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.14.22

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Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. More info/register (possible fee for MPI non-members). What the Great Resignation Means for Your Certification Program in 2022 and Beyond.

Top 11 Chamber Management Software AMS Systems

GrowthZone

Leveraging a robust membership management system enables chamber professionals to engage members and develop their chamber instead of focusing on mundane, repetitive tasks. It’s essential to determine your needs and how they align with available member management platforms.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

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The deadline for ASAE members to apply for a judge spot is February 9, 2021. Fri 1/15 at 10 a.m.* – Member ROI Simplified: Safeguarding Your Organization’s Future. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

On Becoming the Netflix of Associations

Association Success

Associations traditionally build their organizational structures around products like: membership, events, education, certifications, publications, research, and more. Rather than building a structure around product lines and outputs we are building ours around delivering the best experience possible and meeting our members’ needs wherever they are in their professional journey. This translates to the core primary outcome for all of us on staff: member and customer retention.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.10.21

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Their model is based on a volunteer learning journey that inspires and helps members build competencies in one area before moving up to the next—a great way to build a volunteer and leadership corps. More info/register (possible fee for MPI non-members). What price?

CXPA Elevates the Customer Experience with Community

Higher Logic

The Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) was founded in 2011 as a premier, global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and cultivation of the customer experience profession. The organization aims to increase both impact of visibility of customer experience professionals, facilitate effective member-to-member sharing, and establish respected industry standards. It was time to reevaluate the community experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.7.18

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Members need certifications and certificate programs to advance in their careers, and associations need the non-dues revenue those programs provide, says MemberSuite. New member engagement programs work , and they don’t have to be big or expensive,” says Lisa Vivinetto in an Association Success article. From Elizabeth Bell at Higher Logic, here’s a good look at the top five reasons members don’t renew and what you can do about it.

Back to Basics: Membership Models

Association Success

The foundations of an association shape the member experience. Every association has a unique way of working to make their members lives easier, and membership structures are the foundation upon which associations work. With some careful consideration, learning from other organizations, and research into what your members need, making changes to membership models is a healthy part of an association’s progression. Member dues and the value question.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members. WBT shares ideas for using what you learn during reboarding to better serve members. I wonder how PCMA and its attendees felt about the experience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Your association can help staff, volunteer leaders, and members know better by offering (and requiring for some) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education. Fri 7/3 at 1 p.m.* – How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience).

10 Overlooked Tactics for Growing Association Membership

Aptify

Every year, members leave your organization – they retire, change jobs or professions, go out of business, lose their professional development budget, or just leave for unknown reasons. As members go out the back door, you must keep new ones coming in the front.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

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MemberSuite says, “The virtual conference is where the attendee experience begins, but not where it ends.” They explain how to extend the learning and networking experience for virtual conference attendees with post-event activities. More info/register – fee for MPI non-members.

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The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

Aptify

A recent Community Brands study shows that members rank the priority of benefits differently as they move through their careers. As an association professional, you likely think about how your members prioritize the benefits your association provides them. The recent Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study takes a close look at member benefits from multiple perspectives, including member career stage. Consider your pricing model.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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The conference experience just stopped. Virtual conference pricing. At ASAE, Warren Hoffman of the Association for Jewish Studies explains how they priced their virtual annual meeting. This case study will help you make an effective argument for appropriate pricing.

Compare Association Membership Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Leveraging a robust AMS system enables membership professionals to engage members and develop their association instead of focusing on mundane, repetitive tasks. Member app. Self-serve, password-protected member portal. Member directories. Customer/member management.

Top Membership Management Software Options & Reviews

Fonteva

After congratulating your members on another successful year, it’s time to get to work with your association leadership team and find your next membership management system. Robust member profiles. The best membership software will also allow members to modify their profiles.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.9.21

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WBT Systems, who sponsored the session, is betting your members would love it too, so they described how to host your own ideation session. 5 tips to attract and engage the next generation of leaders—excellent advice from members of ASAE’s Healthcare Community Advisory Committee.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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Fret not, Billhighway has plenty of ideas for (and examples of) connecting chapter members virtually. She’s witnessed awesome and unbearable experiences. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). PCMA Digital Experience Institute Office Hours.

Joint Membership: The “Special Sauce” for Chapter Relations

Associations Now

Members gain advantages too, from discounted dues to access to more programs and services. If your association has a national-chapter setup, chances are good you’ve considered the idea of a joint membership model, which offers members a dual enrollment and might come with extra discounts or benefits. A lot of associations are connecting headquarters and local chapters on things like dues collection, membership marketing, and member services.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.8.19

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Why do staff members and associations members keep saying ‘I don’t know anything about IT’ then? Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Presenter: Mike Madden, head of commercial demand generation for Adobe Experience Cloud. Chapters and Affiliates: For the “Swing” in Your Member Experience. Building a Member-Centric Culture with Online Community.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

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Everyone is wondering, should we send out member renewals right now ? How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). Find out how to design for virtual-first experiences, satisfy the desire to network, and keep your members engaged.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Take away tips to enhance your member engagement. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Hear about technological breakthroughs in mobile, marketing, data analytics and membership management that help associations transform business and serve members more intelligently and profitably.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Take away tips to enhance your member engagement. Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Hear about technological breakthroughs in mobile, marketing, data analytics and membership management that help associations transform business and serve members more intelligently and profitably.