Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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And before you get started, make sure you have the right membership management software to help you put these strategies into place. Start with Fonteva’s ultimate buyer’s guide to association management software.². With the right association management software, it’s easy to set up opportunities for members to make the community their own. Collecting a certain number of points earns members a badge or membership level. Membership Sales.

Integrated, automated membership renewal campaign leads to $18,000 increase in revenue.

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How one association went from a low-cost email marketing program to a more efficient process and better data quality to streamline membership renewal campaigns. Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) provides veterinary management professionals ongoing education, certifications, and networking opportunities.

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4 Things Your Members Expect from Your Association

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People join associations for a number of reasons - professional development, networking opportunities, certifications and ongoing education, etc. We’ve identified four key qualities/behaviors: association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsBut regardless of why they join, there are a few underlying expectations people have of your association - things they expect you to adhere to, regardless of size or industry.

Where Do You Fit in the On-Demand Economy?

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The reality is to continue to grow and succeed membership organizations must have a robust virtual presence. Does it have the technology behind it to deliver the membership experience your members and prospects are expecting ? So how does an association or membership organization become an active participant in the on-demand economy? To register and pay for membership dues, event registrations, products, and more.

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Refocusing on Jobs and Education in 2015

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That question was answered in November when LinkedIn launched a new feature that will allow professional education companies and eventually colleges to provide certifications for LinkedIn users who have completed their courses. The new certification feature followed a yearlong test program that launched with a small number of companies, including Coursera, Lynda.com, Microsoft and others. Membership Management

Do Your e-Learning Efforts Match Up with Your Members’ Needs and Expectations?

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And while there wasn’t a specific session on Learning Management Systems , I heard from a number of association executives asking questions about LMS’s and what they need do be doing for their associations regarding this technology. Trends in adult learning all point to online learning as preferred choice for continuing education and certification for professionals. Membership Management

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Look Beyond the Renewal: The Best Sources of Non-Dues Revenue

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” Dues-based associations, regardless of industry or size, need to identify ways to stay relevant and competitive in an environment where members and prospects want proof of value before they hand over their money to pay for membership. Membership Software. The power and flexibility of a MMS enables an association to engage its membership strategically, using member data and preferences to understand needs, and design offerings that drive greater member value.

Opportunity Knocks – Are You There?

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economy also makes it next to impossible to manage and understand from a single point. According to Shelly Alcorn, CAE, many certifications offered by associations, will play a bigger role than traditional college degrees in the future. Membership ManagementIt seems that when things change for the worse, they tend to do so very quickly- like rising gas prices.

Believe it or Not, “Members Only” Doesn’t Always Benefit Your Members

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It’s not easy to identify ways to make the value of membership offerings resonate with young professionals , but every association and membership organization will need to recruit them and it can be done. We recently held our June webinar entitled Flipping the Membership Equation: Thinking Differently About Membership Recruitment and Retention. Case Studies Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends YourMembership News

How Associations Can Deliver More Value to Members Through Job Training

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You know exactly what skills and technical competencies companies and managers are looking for. Method #1) Develop a Certification Program. Certification programs qualify someone to perform a job or task. Most associations develop and implement certification programs based on their industry knowledge. According to the whitepaper, certification programs are also typically more flexible than traditional postsecondary degrees.

Association E-Learning: 3 Tips to Provide Member Value

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Here are a few ideas to kick off your content creation brainstorming: Provide education and preparation for certifications. But, that doesn’t mean the accompanying certifications are paused. For some sectors these certifications are crucial. Association Management

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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If you’re hunting for new association management software, take a look at Ernie Smith’s advice in Associations Now. By the way, he’s the director of certification and education at the Professional Pricing Society so he knows what he’s talking about. Meetings of Membership Minds.

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

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Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources. Let’s think about some of the the most common times when professionals need access to continuing education: When their certifications are about to expire. Offer certifications, accreditations, and other valuable resources.

Best Cloud-Based AMS and MMS Features for Organizations

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Association Management Software (AMS) offers associations, as well as other member-based organizations, the tools to run their day-to-day operations and provide services to their members. The most popular association management software and membership management software (MMS) saves associations time and money by improving their membership management and increasing efficiency in addition to growing and retaining membership, engaging members and streamlining tedious tasks.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Host: Mariner Management. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman. Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Risk Management Planning. Presenter: McNeel Keenan, Vice President, Product Management, Cvent. Moving Training and Certification Online in Less Time.

5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

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You can utilize your association learning management system (LMS) and other platforms. Provide members with the opportunity to earn and track professional certifications. Scoreboards and other gamification elements keep members motivated throughout their courses, while completion badges that they can display on their profiles in your association management system (AMS) increase their engagement with their fellow members. Association Management Guest posting

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Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

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Consider Certification Opportunities: After you’ve developed great content, implemented it correctly, and branded your LMS, there should be a way to measure your learners’ success. That is where certification opportunities come in. Once your learners achieve certifications, reward them with digital badges to add to their profiles and endorse their accomplishments. Association Management Guest posting

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Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

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They’re the very reason for your membership program in the first place. While no membership programs actively neglect their engagement techniques, it can still be incredibly easy to forget about the foundation of your success: member engagement. It’s not the job of your eLearning content to promote your entire membership program. Write blog posts (another great type of content for membership programs!) Committees and other member-managed groups.

Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning

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There are many options out there so find the one that works best for you — we recommend making sure it can play well with other items in your tech stack, such as your association management system and your learning management system. make X number of posts / replies) could even be a criterion for course completion and certificate awarding. The post Social Learning: Creating Community Around Learning appeared first on Salesforce Membership Management Blog.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

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For as long as most of us can remember, a large majority of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. Continuing education and certifications are not the only strategies for career development. Association Management

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AMCs Engaged!

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And, more than 100 attendees participated in eligible CAE sessions, receiving their education credits and certifications electronically via AMC Institutes AMS, which was connected to the mobile app. More importantly, by using the mobile app, AMCI is lowering staff time and cost spent on manual data entry of credits and certificates. Are You Built for Speed? As ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 got started this year in Salt Lake City, it’s preceded by AMCs Engaged!,

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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Innovation and membership growth. MGI’s 2020 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report found a correlation between innovative associations and membership growth. MemberSuite digs into that finding and explains how to create a culture of innovation that delivers real membership value. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. Leah Lazzari, CMP, Manager of Large Events, Matchbox Virtual Media.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.25.20

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Learn how to measure your current ROI in actual dollar numbers, use the numbers for influencing the membership decision, grow your ROI, and prove beyond a doubt that membership in your organization is a good business decision. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Marketing Manager, Aptify.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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That is, if your membership program offers incredible value to your members, then any introduction to your program is a natural advertisement ! Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program. Offer online-only membership benefits. We recommend leaving registration open until your webinar becomes so popular that requiring membership wouldn’t diminish your attendance numbers.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

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Tagoras , a consulting and education firm specializing in the market for lifelong learning, invites you to participate in a survey that will help our community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning. Learn how to determine the needs and revenue-generating potential of different membership segments so you can develop successful targeted marketing campaigns. Presenters: Arina Polukhina, MSPA, Data Analytics Manager, MGI.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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The folks at Fíonta do too, which is why they say integrating Salesforce (or any CRM/AMS) with a learning management system (LMS) should be on your association’s to-do list. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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From tried-and-true member retention techniques to fresh ideas for the smartphone age, your association management system (AMS), eLearning platform, and website are full of potential ways to keep your members motivated and involved. If you’re thinking about upgrading your AMS to better serve this purpose, you can check out Fonteva’s guide to association management software for information on the most important features to look for.

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6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

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Six signs your association management software may be outdated. . Here are six signs that your association management software (AMS) may be outdated or obsolete: 1. Over time, your membership management processes may have matured. It’s time to look for a modern association management system that can automate manual processes so your team can focus more on serving your association’s members. Your member management activities are spread across multiple systems.

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey

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For example, members tend to initially join their organization for networking, socializing, job opportunities, and certifications, but networking and socializing quickly become less important. For example: Reinforce the value of membership by reminding members of the benefits they have taken advantage of so far, such as event discounts and learning opportunities. Association Management

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If, like me, you’re sick of all the negativity around, you’ll appreciate this article by Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management about what’s good in data management —yes, data management, we’ve come a long way, baby! Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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In a recent webinar, Reggie Henry introduced many in the association community, including WBT Systems, to the “ reboarding members ” concept—taking time each year to reacquaint yourself with a member’s goals, needs and interests, and reintroduce them to membership benefits and resources. The American Association of Justice cross-referenced new membership trends and product purchases from their vast library to create highly-targeted product bundles.

How to engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

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The same study shows that only 18 percent of those working at professional membership organizations say they personalize the content members see. Your members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers and their membership with your organization. Leverage your association management system (AMS) and other tools to gather useful data and send targeted, relevant messages to members based on their interests and needs throughout the member journey.

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

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Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? What is Association Management Software (AMS)? In a nutshell, an AMS provides membership-based organizations an all-in-one member management system. Membership software was initially offered as desktop (boxed) software product when it was first introduced. The company was founded in 1996 and serves over 3,000 membership organizations.

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

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Otherwise, there’s a good chance their membership will lapse as they take their business elsewhere. By integrating the technology you rely on for things like membership management, learning management, event management, and career services, you can support a great experience throughout the lifetime member journey. Offer the ability to renew memberships via a chat bot to provide immediate response 24/7 and free up staff time.

AMS Platforms: A Comprehensive Guide for Associations

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From providing membership programs to offering educational courses to hosting unforgettable events, your team works hard to bring people together over a common cause— whether they are colleagues in a particular field or volunteers working together to achieve a shared goal. Upgrading to a robust, centralized AMS platform can be a particularly smart move for more established associations with a large membership. Membership Management. Event Management.

Daily Buzz: Podcasts on the Rise

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Think of employers as the influencers who can help persuade members and prospects to register for educational programs or apply for certifications,” they wrote. Spreadsheets can be a valuable membership management tool in the beginning, according to the YourMembership blog, but these four signs often mean you’ve outgrown them. Social media use is stalling, but when it comes to podcasts and smart speakers, there’s nowhere to go but up.

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An HR consultant whom I respect told me about free change management coaching offered by her friend Carlos Escobar for association/nonprofit leaders who serve people impacted by the pandemic or who combat racial injustice in the U.S. Kyle Lambert London (moderator), Manager, Association Leadership Engagement, National Association of REALTORS®. Jeff Cobb, Managing Director, Tagoras. The Impact of COVID-19 on Membership: A CEO Dialogue.

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

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Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Using your association management software (AMS) system , you can leverage your tools to further engage your members and even encourage interaction with each other. You’ll know when member engagement is successful when the actions you take and the experiences your association offers outweigh the value of membership dues.

Daily Buzz: Why Education Should Go Beyond Conferences

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Also: member management tips from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. When looking at the correlation between member loyalty and member involvement with their organization, the most common area of engagement across member loyalty segments—from the most loyal (Super Members) to the least (Value Seekers)—is attending an annual meeting, followed by certification programs and continuing education,” writes Tara Pawlak on the YourMembership blog. Still using Excel to track membership?

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

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The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. If a more lightweight, membership-oriented solution might be more appropriate for your software needs, be sure to check out our membership software comparison and buying guide too! Fonteva Membership – Best for Salesforce Users. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features.