The Secrets to Increasing Ongoing Member Engagement [Web Class]


It’s no fault of their own, they just don’t have all the tools they need to be successful. 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. Many membership management systems provide you with tools to measure member engagement, but this goes beyond that. Secret #4) Make Sure You Have the Right Tools in Place. What You Will Learn During the Web Class.

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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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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

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Also: tools to boost and revamp your content. 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.

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.

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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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. Smartphones as Basic Tools.

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. From Analysis to Evaluation: Tools, Tips, and Techniques from Trainers. 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.

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


Personal video sites are one thing, but if your association is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for multiple technology systems, then you could be throwing time and money away. There will always be a learning curve with a new system and you need to make sure you’re prepared to put in the time and effort to learn the new tools. Why train your staff on two systems with two different sets of tools? Technology has never and will never be perfect.

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.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits


This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them. Through our platform, you can reconnect with your family in Rio; manage your employees in Madagascar; organize your non-profit’s resources to Ottawa; teach a virtual class from Tulsa to students all over Thailand; foster a support group for cancer survivors from France to the Falkland Islands. For non-profits, WorkFlowy has to be the mother of all web tools.

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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.

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

When I was a kid, I always thought that once I had graduated from high school or college, my days of taking classes would be over. But adults, especially working adults, don’t have the free time children do to attend classes every day and tackle homework. Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS).

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Fresh Conference Education Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

Five Fresh Innovative Ideas Traditional conference education sessions are nothing more than tools to manage time, schedules, topics and attendees. 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

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. It is about simply learning how to use a new tool or technique.

8 Reasons Your Customer Support Improves with an Online Community

Higher Logic

For example, it's nearly impossible to be a world-class customer service provider when your traditional customer support hours are limited. In addition to having private communities for each of our data products, we’re planning to develop a community for our technology partners. Online Community Management Customer Communities B2B Communities Customer Experience Customer Support Collaboration Tools Customer Success Online Community

Five More Fresh Innovative Game Changer Conference Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditional conference education sessions are nothing more than tools to manage time, schedules, topics and attendees. 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 learning

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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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. Google : Free premium version of workplace video chat tool. : Free access to Otter for Teams, which automatically transcribes meetings, distance learning classes, and other things. Threads : Free access to collaboration tools and Pro/Team plans for all users. : Free DIY classes.

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.”. Get the Association Success Kit: Tools to Help Associations Thrive. Technology Growth

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. After that initial experience, I began experimenting with Captivate and other authoring tools to improve the quality of the presentation and introduce interactive elements to it. 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.

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

In fact, I took my first graduate class as a lifelong learner because it was so much cheaper. That said, associations should capitalize on technology, not shy away from it. At the same time, technology provides incredible tools to measure the effectiveness of your association’s lifelong learning opportunities. “A Organizations need to get more adept at using these tools, testing new ideas quickly and moving to full implementation with decisiveness.”.

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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. From the Nimble AMS team’s perspective, training in your new AMS is about more than just your staff taking a class or two after your system goes live. It’s important to us that you have the tools you need to be successful. Technology Nimble AMS

4 Reasons You Should Integrate Your Learning Management System and Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The gear manufacturing industry is incredibly broad, and it changes every day with advancements like laser cutters and 3D technology. Instead of emailing countless class updates, staff can upload these into one place. Even the onsite classes have become more sustainable, because members have an online classroom option now. Related: How engagement tools can improve association event management. Imagine this: You’re inspecting a wind turbine about 350 feet up in the air.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

There’s no need for your staff to spend time manually performing functions that can be easily be automated with a comprehensive association management software (AMS) solution or with certain association management tools. One of the best digital tools to help grow your association is an online member directory that can be accessed through your website. For more resources, Double the Donation has a great guide of top membership management tools. Restricted audience for classes.

The 5 qualities of a successful remote culture

Association Success

That’s why we asked Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Robert Glazer to join us for “ How to build a world-class remote team ,” a virtual workshop that will share key principles and actionable steps to assist organizations with their transition and success as a virtual office.

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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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Nimble AMS Summer ’19 Product Release

Nimble AMS

We are excited to celebrate this great milestone with new tools to help grow your association. We’re thrilled to celebrate this great milestone with new tools to help grow your association. The experience is seamless, with technology that’s a natural part of Nimble AMS and the convenience of working with a world-class payment gateway. It’s a great tool for administrators to protect org user accounts. Nimble AMS Technology

Lining Up Ways to Help People Do and Be More: Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, NCARB

Association Adviser

He also didn’t anticipate creating a software platform that aims to create strong, diverse teams, or to be living in the United States as long as he has, but here he is — and his colleagues at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) are grateful for his trust-based approach to management and technology. I was offered the position of assistant director of information technology and accepted it. AA: How can technology assist an association wanting to grow?

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? At the beginning of the summer, I taught a master class and workshops with colleague Tharum Bunn from Cambodia at the IFC/Asia. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies the Spectragram technique in his technology/activist trainings. Digital Fundraising (technology, skills and staffing) (Facilitator: Meredith and Martin – Homemade Digital). Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach?

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20 reasons for associations to love Salesforce

Nimble AMS

Through Nimble AMS, associations can now move beyond traditional AMS to leverage modern technological innovation and access capabilities and features that once were available only to Fortune 500 companies. Salesforce provides you with a continuous stream of upgrades and innovation so you’re always using the latest in technology advances, without hassle and without extra costs. A strong user community is a critical to succeed with technology. World-class reliability.

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? The content (inclusive of articles, tips, tools, and other resources) you need to maximize your career center’s success will be found across the organization. The most successful career centers are those the executive staff supports by giving it the attention needed to make it a robust tool. There are also tools you can tap into to help you increase the reach of your online career center.

Top 5 Ways the Salesforce Platform Benefits Associations

Nimble AMS

It’s an AMS solution with pre-defined, yet configurable elements for contacts and relationships, an e-commerce engine, workflow tools, visual design tools, and a robust user interface. 2 – World-class CRM. 3 – A vast technology ecosystem.

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MOOCs: A myth for the masses? Not so much

Aaron Wolowiec

MOOCs are online classes that are available to anyone with a computer and/or Internet access. But only 8 to 10 percent of those enrolled actually complete the class. The massive nature of MOOCs makes them incredible marketing tools. An infographic by summarizing MOOCs. Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – seem to be all the rage. And why not, when learning is just a click way?

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. That sounds like the title of a report that NTEN might produce that surveys the technology landscape and nonprofit usage and provides an overview of what technologies nonprofits should be looking at in the next 1-5 years. Four or five years to adoption: 3D Printing (K-12/Higher Ed), Remote/Virtual Labs (K-12), Wearable Technology (Higher Ed).

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Protech Adds Chief Revenue Officer to Accelerate Growth and Boost Industry Partnerships


Protech), a proven association management technology provider for associations and member-based organizations, hired John Bjorn as Chief Revenue Officer. COLUMBIA, Md. Nove mber 11, 2020 – Protech Associates, Inc.

Juice Up Your Conference App

Velvet Chainsaw

In fact, most major conferences are in their second or third year of implementing this attendee-centric tool. 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 prevalence of free tools and services. The rapidly increasing class of digital consumers. Digital disruption depends on free tools…and more free tools are coming! Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube are just a few of the companies that continue to introduce free tools. Most of us think we understand digital disruption because of all of the digital tools we use.

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Gamification: You Never Had So Much Fun Connecting With Members

Association Adviser

Gamification is a valuable tool for increasing member engagement at your events and educational programs. The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers uses a trivia game to help members choose which continuing education classes to take. Gamification is a valuable tool to help increase member engagement at events and during programs. Features Marketing & Communications Technology CCA engagement gamification membership memory Hillary Levitz, Naylor, LLC.