How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. Technology

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career, Part Three

Blue Sky eLearn

We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy. If you are running a cost-benefit analysis and comparing the price of sending employees to workshops or offering to pay for classes and determine the new skill or concept isn’t worth the investment, then you may want to take a second look. We know that a college degree does not get you as far as it used to, and that technology is rapidly changing entire industries.

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Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, according to the Social Tables report, it seems advanced technology will have the greatest effect on hotels and will be in great demand since Americans own, on average, four digital devices. Consumers are becoming more technologically savvy – and demanding – and hotels are following suit. In 2015, an increasing number of hotels will offer technological conveniences such as whiteboards, social media screens and mobile apps.

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Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Product Bundles: Selling multiple courses or events at one fixed price can be extremely effective for organizations.

Putting the Member at the Heart of Your Association’s Activities with a Modern AMS

Nimble AMS

Salesforce Einstein is a set of best-in-class platform services that bring advanced AI capabilities into the core of the Salesforce CRM platform. Using business intelligence tools, they can draw on their huge volumes of data to pinpoint optimal pricing, products, content and engagement for a very personalized member experience. Technology

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Top 5 Ways the Salesforce Platform Benefits Associations

Nimble AMS

2 – World-class CRM. 3 – A vast technology ecosystem. The Salesforce AppExchange brings a broad range of technologies closer to associations. And, they need technology to support those activities.

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How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

So, how do you start the task of creating a first-class career center? We created a director of career management (Redmond) to be in charge of the portal, as well as hired a full-time sales manager, Eli McLean, ASHA’s associate director, to revamp our job posting pricing structure to better serve our career vendors recruitment advertising sales. Careers Features Technology ASAE career centers career management professional development

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Product Bundles: Selling multiple courses or events at one fixed price can be extremely effective for organizations.

How to Create Sponsorship Value for Your Association’s Virtual Event

Protech

C heck out the first p ost about staff communications a nd the second about conference technology. . S ome sponsors will even go outside the box and host a happy hour or cooking class. . Want to learn how four technology partners think the future of events will evolve?

Juice Up Your Conference App

Velvet Chainsaw

Beware of too-good-to-be-true pricing. Apps that allow attendees to take notes and accelerate networking are considered best in class. Look for major industry technology providers to build or partner with leading mobile app solutions. Event & Meeting Planning conferences event mobile apps event technology mobile social technology for events tradeshow technology Web 2.0

If You Really Understood Digital Disruption You Would Be Shaking In Your Boots

Velvet Chainsaw

The rapidly increasing class of digital consumers. And the free lunch buffet is getting bigger while the entry price to eat is not rising. Associations disruptive forces disruptive innovation disruptive technologies disruptors technologyBusiness professionals drop the word disruption in conversations today as often as they discuss the stock market. And the word digital is part of our normal vernacular.

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Using Circles123 To Create Better Work-Life Balance

Protech

Circles123 can simplify the tasks of scheduling and provide you with streamlined options by: Researching fitness classes. Pricing and scheduling home maintenance and landscaping services. New technology, services, and opportunities can add efficiency, ease, and enjoyment to our lives when we choose the right products. By Circles123. It’s an uphill battle trying to create “a life” out of the living you work so hard to earn.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

Reid All About it

With innovation moving today at light speed, you need to leverage a strong platform if you want to deliver a world-class member experience. Stop focusing on features, instead, learn how to: evaluate association management software based on important, often overlooked criteria; avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface; and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. Presenter: David DeLorenzo, CIO, DelCor Technology Solutions.

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How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Kevin Kelly, from his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future ). When I went to college, a middle class kid could afford a four-year liberal arts education. Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today. Not your typical classes, I know, but they’re life skills people need to develop personally and professionally. Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

Reid All About it

Learn how to build and implement an equality mindset for your organization that champions world-class results and a new status quo. Now, other organizations are leveraging the unique strengths of open source to deliver world-class learning at an affordable price.

Daily Buzz: How Millennials Engage With Causes

Associations Now

A statement that should come as no surprise to anyone: Millennials are engaged in technology and leverage it as a tool for activism. The words “sold out” are like gold for your class or workshop ticket sales. Hosting an upcoming class or learning seminar? Grow attendance by offering early-bird ticket prices, says Ronnie Higgins on the Eventbrite blog. “By

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.31.20

Reid All About it

Learn (and share) best practices for online events, conferences, classes and webinars; get practical online networking ideas. Sponsorship and Pricing Methods for Virtual Events. Learn how to understand sponsor needs, build sponsor packages, bring value to a sponsor, and price virtual events. Presenter: Dr. Michael Tatonetti, Certified Pricing Professional and CAE.

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. When I was in school we’d refer to them as the “having class outside” perks. It cost the professors nothing (other than potentially our attention) but reinvigorated the class when the professor would “break” the rules and allow us to defy convention. He lets you have class outside.” Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

From augmented reality and virtual reality to mixed reality and beyond, discover what new technologies are actually relevant to your meetings, how they may impact your budget and how you can best use them to improve both your attendees’ experience and the ROI of your event.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

Fonteva

As the importance of non-dues revenue continues to grow, technological advancements have become one of the biggest drivers. If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. One example is to offer a premium for certain courses where an individual can purchase a class.

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What I Learned About Membership From High School

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. He didn’t want people to just enter the school, take classes and leave. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

Reid All About it

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. Learn how to evaluate an Association Management Software based on 3 important, often overlooked criteria, avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface, and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. As an industry, we’ve been secretive about what goes into AMS pricing.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

Reid All About it

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. After completing the survey, you’ll have the chance to win one of five registrations to Learning • Technology • Design 2017 – and, if you win, I’ll be very envious.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

Reid All About it

Yes, the ASAE Technology Conference is next week! Ann McDermott at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how to develop that list and why you should do it before asking around for AMS recommendations or sample RFPs. Mon 12/11 at 5 p.m.* – Association Women in Technology Champions Happy Hour Meetup (National Harbor MD). Learn about the primary challenges in the food chain that impact delivery and menu price.

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

Socious

They’re inexpensive and the extra variety I get is worth the price of my occasionally overlapping options. With multiple training classes, there’s more competing information that employees need to commit to memory. Technology has never and will never be perfect.

INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers

Socious

Speaker: Christopher Penn, Vice President, Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications. At HubSpot, Nick Sal literally taught the class on contacts and list segmentation. But technology continues to charge forward, and keeping up is more important than ever. Gary Vaynerchuk.

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Unclogging Your Blog

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Blogging doesn’t have to be reminiscent of an English class assignment. Pricing. Tags: Associations Podcast , blog readers , blogging , micro-blogging , podcasts , Technology , video , Web 2.0 Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press.

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

GlowGlobally

The focus on compliance in the healthcare industry will increasingly affect other industries such as technology and finance. A growth in demand will cause prices to fall and supply to increase, helping make sustainability a key criteria when selecting caterers and restaurants. Mobile event apps and digital technologies have already massively reduced pre and onsite printing.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. In eLearning, we are at the very start of the hype curve with distributed ledgers: we can imagine the technology solving one of our recurring problems. Less abstractly, the CE business of non-profit associations is threatened by for-profit CE providers that undercut the associations’ prices.

8 Reasons Your Customer Support Improves with an Online Community

Higher Logic

You need a way to differentiate yourself outside of product and price, which can only be tweaked so much. It will often cause them to select you for renewals and recommend you even if your prices are higher than the competition. For example, it's nearly impossible to be a world-class customer service provider when your traditional customer support hours are limited. In today's global economy, you're no longer competing with just the businesses in your town.

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

Velvet Chainsaw

At least that’s what 2001 Physics Noble Price recipient, Stanford professor and former director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Carl Weiman says regarding lectures. And they are just as inferior for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical) groups! MIT physics classes dumped the traditional lecture in 2009 in favor of active, hands-on, exploratory learning methods.

What Do They Want? ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Writers find “content marketing” laughable because the first thing they tell you in any creative writing class – know your audience. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

That’s because its suite of solutions is perfectly geared towards smaller and mid-sized groups and organizations that need a comprehensive set of tools without the heavy-duty price tag. Instead of processing each transaction individually, automate your pricing, billing, and subscription models. With Blue Sky eLearn, your association can offer a vast resource of learning experiences like classes, meetings, and events. Boomset – Best for Event Technology.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask. Interestingly, at the end of her research, Price says, “ the needs of millennials may not actually be generational at all “ She notes that millennials may just be looking for educators to use better teaching methods. So it seems that Price is right.

Tuesday Buzz: Carry On Your Wayward Bags

Associations Now

JetBlue’s pricing shift, which includes an expansion of its first-class “Mint” offering, will make Southwest Airlines the only major U.S. “I am often being contacted specifically because I have advanced technological expertise relative to the audience that I am being asked to share it with,” she writes. Don’t like having to pay for checked bags? This latest bit of news will probably have you sticking to carry-ons.

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Gen Y Favors Loyalty When Shaping Brand Perception, Study Finds

Associations Now

30 percent cite price as the primary motivator behind a purchase. Gen Y consumers connect the most to apparel and technology brands, the study found, in addition to companies that predate them like Coke and Adidas. Workout classes were taught during the day. Millennials are practical and engaged when forming brand perception, contradicting the idea of their “brand agnostic” mindset, a Concentric Marketing study finds.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. These programs are continuously changing to adapt to the changes that occur in any profession or trade as society develops, such as the introduction of new technologies that may redefine the skills and knowledge required for certain occupations.

Why AARP Wants to Keep Landlines Dialing in Rural Areas

Associations Now

In the age of always-on smartphones and VOIP, landlines are often treated as a second-class citizen. Paul LePage last week, contains a number of consumer protections, including additional price controls for voice service in certain areas. The major association for retired Americans has been working to fight legislation designed to end subsidized landline service in rural areas around the country. But as a recent saga in Maine proved, the association isn’t above compromise.

Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much?

Associations Now

An excellent session on digital learning technologies started out with a bit of a spiel about how for-profit education firms are more adept and offering approaches like microlearning and microcredentialing, technologies that tend to be more compatible with the public’s busy lifestyles.

Missing Keys on Your iPad? It Isn’t Just You

Associations Now

Speak Markdown Writing on a tablet doesn’t have the kind of smoothness that you might expect on a desktop, but give it time—this is still a relatively immature technology and great leaps have been made in recent years. “Some classes of workers who use tablets—for example, retail associates working in stores—might never need an accessory keyboard,” Forrester analyst JP Gownder noted.

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