The Secrets to Increasing Ongoing Member Engagement [Web Class]


To hear more debunked member engagement myths, join us on the free November 9 th web class. Join us on November 9 th for our live web class. Join us on November 9 th for our exclusive free web class and we’ll teach you, step by step, how to create an effective framework for measuring your success. Luckily for us, we live in a time when technology helps us do more in less time and with less training. What You Will Learn During the Web Class.

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On Social Media, Your Brand Is a Second-Class Citizen

Associations Now

Buffer’s Ash Read cites a study from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology , which found that a lot of Facebook’s early competitors (MySpace, Friendster, Orkut) struggled to maintain their influence over users as the sites became more complicated and saturated with advertising—which led users to move on to other networks. The post On Social Media, Your Brand Is a Second-Class Citizen appeared first on Associations Now And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Internet Companies Unveil UK-U.S. Trade White Paper As They Call For ‘Best-In-Class’ Digital Trade Provisions


Internet companies have laid out six key digital provisions to create a ‘best-in-class’ digital chapter that ensures the benefits of both digital economies are boosted. Trade White Paper As They Call For ‘Best-In-Class’ Digital Trade Provisions appeared first on Internet Association.

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Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

As the article mentions, the Nimble AMS team believes that training is about more than just taking a class or two after your new system goes live. Introducing Nimble AMS Administrator II class: A focus on automating your processes.

Victory for Egypt's Professional Class? ?


Victory for Egypt’s Professional Class? Apart from how much better the reporting depth and insight versus the news quality among American media outlets, the most enlightening aspect has been just how the anti-government protests were led by Egyptians from the professional classes. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products.

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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. 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

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. The third year now expands the program into a “train the trainer” model. The master class is part of a, NEA-funded experiment being conducted by arts service organizations like Theatre Bay Area all across the country. My master class here in San Francisco will be video taped and shared in other cities by a local facilitator using a lesson plan that I have developed.

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Why Technology Can Help Small-Staff Associations Boost Nondues Revenue

Associations Now

Its authors say small associations can prime the nondues revenue pump by taking advantage of technology—without forking over a lot of extra time or money. Gaertner said small-staff associations should let technology help them reach their nondues revenue goals. “I I think for small associations, anything they are spending a lot of manual effort on today, there is a technology out there to help them simplify it,” Gaertner said.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. In fact, almost 90 percent of the nearly 200 associations that responded to Tagoras’ survey reported offering technology-enabled or technology-enhanced education for their members. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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Growing Conference Technology Competency To Increase Your Value

Velvet Chainsaw

As a conference organizer, how would you rank your competency regarding conference technologies like registration, speaker management databases, exhibits, conference apps, wayfinding signage, email marketing, CRM data bases and social media? Technology geek, technophobe or somewhere in between? Rarely do they align their meeting technology decisions with the conference strategy. Understand Switching Costs This is the most overlooked area in event technology decisions.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

The latest edition of Tagoras’ Association Learning + Technology report finds that emerging learning technology is out there, but the problem is that organizations don’t have an effective strategy to put it into play. “Association Learning + Technology 2017,” a new report from Tagoras sponsored by Community Brands, makes the case that many associations have yet to work emerging kinds of learning into their offerings—though many are looking into it.

Solving the Trade Association Software Dilemma

Association Adviser

Whether it’s a CRM system tailored for associations, an industry specific AMS or a homegrown Microsoft Access Database, it’s critical you have a good system for tracking your members, managing your conferences, events, training classes, certifications, membership dues and collections, and other day-to-day membership related activities. The reality is most trade associations are forced by default into what the software industry calls a Best-in-Class software environment.

How Technology Is Redefining Nonprofit Aid

Associations Now

It’s also proved an opportunity for technology, particularly smartphones, to step in as an important source of help. As uncomfortable as our economy-class plane seats might have been—especially in the back row, with the dining cart constantly running into our elbows—they were definitely a lot more comfortable than the less-fortunate route those refugees took to get to the same places we eventually did.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up. Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

7 Signs You’re an Association Technology Disruptor

Associations Now

Being an Association Technology Disruptors isn’t just about quick fixes and applying Band-Aids to problems. We call them changemakers and association technology disruptors. The association leaders profiled in the class of 2018’s Association Technology Disruptors have given us such crucial insights and inspiration over the past few months, and as our series comes to a conclusion, we wanted to share some of those defining characteristics that embody what it means to be a changemaker.

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth Kanter

I am very grateful to Valerio Melandri who is the director of the festival for inviting me to participate as well as facilitate a maser class on modern wellbeing based on my book. I keep coming back to a decade old quote from Clay Shirky, “When the technology becomes boring, it becomes socially interesting.” We need to get to that point of more adoption. I spoke about how the technology is evolving and future implications. Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

Technology, Education Groups Press Congress to Fund Digital Learning

Associations Now

More than 100 organizations are asking Congress to appropriate at least $200 million to help make available education technology devices, resources, and professional development throughout the nation’s school districts. Technology in the classroom is making new types of instruction possible, according to dozens of groups that are calling on Congress to increase funding for a digital learning initiative. entire classes to participate in virtual field trips.

Leverage Technology; Don’t Be a Slave to IT

Association Adviser

But that’s the approach many associations seem to be following when it comes to taming the technology beast. To help your figure out where to devote your tech energies for 2014 and beyond, we reached out to some of the association world’s best technology minds for guidance. We need to set boundaries or else we’ll became a slave to technology and never do our best thinking or problem solving. OSAE’s Yates said the live stream technology’s getting easier and easier to use.

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Fresh Conference Education Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

Hat Tips to Educase’s Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies. Conference Planning adult learning strategies brain science education brain-friendly conferences conference best practices conference education conferences participatory class participatory culture participatory learning As a conference organizer, do you replicate last year’s conference schedule and experience and just change the filling? Or do you mix it up?

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful. Understanding the elements of change , the stages of change, and ways to work through each stage is something that all technology trainers, capacity builders, and consultants should understand.

Always the Last to Know: PlaceAvoider

Spark Consulting

Find out more at MIT’s Technology Review. Ultimately, the software will allow “…people in common environments—students in a class or workers at a meeting—to set default expectations about what levels of privacy they can expect.”. cool technology Google Technology Review Now that more people are starting to get Google Glass, what if you need to ensure a Glass-free zone, say, because you’re dealing with sensitive or restricted materials?

Creating Conference Engagement With These Seven Social Spaces

Velvet Chainsaw

Hat tips to Matt Locke and Ewan McIntosh for their discussions about social media, technology and learning spaces. Event & Meeting Planning adult learning attendee engagement conference best practices conferences engagement meeting space participatory class participatory conferences participatory culturePeople participate in a variety of behaviors at a typical conference.

Higher Logic Acquires Vanilla


Vanilla’s success in the corporate market complements our success with B2B technology companies like Change Healthcare, Juniper Networks, Imperva, and others. Level Equity is delighted to partner with both Higher Logic’s world-class management team and JMI Equity.”

Five More Fresh Innovative Game Changer Conference Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

Hat Tips to Educase’s Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies. Event & Meeting Planning adult learning strategies brain science education brain-friendly conferences conference best practices conference education conferences participatory class participatory culture participatory learningThe best conference organizers are proactively looking for fresh, new ideas to implement at their next annual meeting. They work hard at coming up with the next big idea.

[Research] Data on Nonprofit Cloud Computing: Anywhere, Anytime Technology for Social Change

Beth Kanter

back then) and being the one of the visionaries behind the Netsquared project. So, when Marnie starts talking about the next big disruptive technology for the nonprofit sector, I listen. From project management software to communications platforms, the ability to use cloud-based solutions to quickly and effectively stand up a technology application and allow others to integrate is critical to the kind of success that we’ve seen in the projects submitted in NetSquared challenges.

Always the Last to Know: Coursera

Thanks For Playing

Coursera is a platform that offers university-level classes from places like Stanford, Duke. cool technologyPrinceton, Penn, Emory and other top schools in a wide variety of subject areas (statistics, history, poetry, computing, philosophy, math - you name it) FOR FREE. OK, it doesn't support degree programs - at least not yet - but it's currently the leade r in open online courses. What are you waiting for? Go learn something!

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Webinar Re-Cap: Ask the Association Veteran Anything

Blue Sky eLearn

Social engagements: from cooking classes to wine tasting to yoga – you can still have fun virtually! Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Meetings & Events associations elearning events hybrid meeting learning webinar

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114 Free Resources for Associations and Chambers


As a technology resource for associations and chambers of commerce, GrowthZone aggregated this list of relevant and useful programs to help member-based organizations. Push Technology : Free, real-time enterprise-grade data delivery. : Free DIY classes.

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.

Understanding New Trends In Educational Technology [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming educational technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus class. Here’s a cheat sheet infographic created by Boundless that can help. How many of these education trends is your organization implementing? Which of these trends is your organization using? What trends are missing from the list?

GrowthZone Acquires BuilderFusion


GrowthZone, leading providers of software and technology solutions for associations and chambers of commerce, recently announced it has acquired BuilderFusion. Our demonstrated ability to provide cutting edge, innovative software to associations complemented by our best-of-class support is an enormous benefit for BuilderFusion customers.”. Technology Growth

A Billion More Customers Coming to A Regional Market Near You.


For the first time in history more than half the world is middle-class-thanks to rapid growth in emerging countries. Here in American over 90% of our people are middle class or better. Here is our presentation which includes non US business data as well as links to the Economist Special Report and Pew Research Study on the global middle class. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels.

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3 things association CIOs should know about AMS platforms

Nimble AMS

Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Associations can now move beyond traditional AMS systems to leverage modern technological innovation. Legacy AMS systems can’t keep pace with the latest CRM technology.

Social butterflies may learn the most

Aaron Wolowiec

Last April, consulting firm Tagoras conducted an informal survey about associations’ use of social technologies for learning products and/or services, and shortly thereafter released a whitepaper on the topic. Social technologies are defined as any technology that allows users to communicate with each other via the Internet or cellular networks to share videos, graphics, etc. 1 type of learning product associated with social technologies.

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AE on the Verge: Meetings: On Time Prize Drawings

AE on the Verge

Need a new way to get the class to arrive on time and to return to class promptly after a break or lunch? I may try it with an "early bird" drawing to reward those who arrive at least 5 minutes before class. technology. (48). AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Sunday, June 12, 2011. Meetings: On Time Prize Drawings. Try an "on time" prize drawing.

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The decade of CRM-based association management software

Nimble AMS

On that momentous day, Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, announced that Salesforce was opening its world-class enterprise cloud platform to industry vertical developers. Major investments in future technology. Nimble AMS Technology Salesforce

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

That one topic was taking up a huge amount of class time as I taught and re-taught the same concepts. Eventually, my love of eLearning brought me to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the organization’s first Director of Instructional Technology. Radiologic technology is a very hands-on, visual profession.

A nimble approach to training and customer success

Nimble AMS

Your association management software (AMS) is the technology that helps your organization manage its membership and operations, so you can imagine how important it is for your staff to confidently utilize the system to its fullest. Technology Nimble AMS

Choosing the Best Association Management Software


We take great pride in delivering world-class customer service and support to ensure you make the most of our software, which easily integrates with your organization’s existing site or a GrowthZone-built website. Productivity Technology Growth

Always the Last to Know: Samasource

Spark Consulting

When combined with the concept of allowing high-skilled knowledge workers to focus exclusively (or nearly exclusively) on the tasks that require their specialized skills , I think this has tremendous potential to reshape the landscape of outsourcing in ways that benefit both parties and both countries’ economies, rather than the current model, which is built on killing off middle class union jobs in developed countries in order to outsource to dangerous third-world sweatshops.

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