How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP. What’s in an LMS RFP?

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LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

The chefs are able to design and deliver interesting and attractive plates, because their suppliers work with them as part of the extended team to provide knowledge on seasonal availability and trends, quality produce, and pricing that works for the restaurant’s needs. What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? But how can a good relationship with your LMS vendor help you to deliver the best quality education for your learners?

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

With so many options out there, and every vendor keen to advertise their platform with the latest bells and whistles or the ”prettiest” interface, how do you make sure that your LMS performs the way your organization needs it to? What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators?

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. In order to do this, members must have the opportunity to communicate their concerns, interests, and feedback to the association leadership, helping to shape changes to education programs, based on their experience of learning and of applying learning in their professional careers.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Value-based accreditation: Continuing with the CE credit economy, we note that many CE providers are concerned with competition in the market, which we can describe in economic terms as deflation of the price of CE credit. Less abstractly, the CE business of non-profit associations is threatened by for-profit CE providers that undercut the associations’ prices. An example would be getting your high-fidelity medical simulator to talk to your LMS and LRS.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

For example, they could assist with the search for a learning management system or consult on the pricing of your courses. A consultant can create a roadmap to reach your goals from your eLearning pricing strategy, to the content you’ll provide, to how you’ll market those offerings.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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Join a discussion of emerging technology trends and the promise they hold for associations and non-profits, for-profit business practices that can grow revenue for your association, and how to better communicate and connect with your audiences in the new year (and beyond). Learn how to build a content library, get started with an LMS, and motivate your members to join in the program. Organizer: ASAE Communications Section. Eric McDonald, sales executive and pricing expert.

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10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online

Association Success

Note that LiveStorm does max out at 1,000 live attendees unless you speak with someone about enterprise pricing. . Transform your live event into a virtual conference, complete with up-sell and easy speaker communication with VirtualSummits. Contact for pricing.

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Choosing the Best Association Management Software


Manage membership data and communications. Pricing: Tiered based on staff users; starting at $149/mo. Monthly pricing. Pricing: Tiered, starts at $49/mo. (<100 records). Pricing: Tiered based on users, starting at $175 per user, per month.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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We need to allow member data to tell us how to communicate, not the other way around.?A A strong member lifecycle ecosystem incorporates simple, actionable data with intelligent campaigns and member communications.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

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Building Your 2021 Communications Plan. Discover everything that needs to go into your 2021 communications plan. AMS selection has always been a difficult decision, and it can feel like you need to put on your investigator’s cap in order to get real answers from vendors regarding pricing and integrations. The Secret to Communication with Speakers and Attendees in a Virtual World. One of the main challenges with planning virtual and hybrid events is good communication.

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How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence


By Brian Smith, Communications Specialist . What’s the proper price point for this product in our online store? . These suggestions are based on internal scores that are standardized in LMS data. The LMS data include s course descriptions, tags and profile metadata. .

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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Virtual conference pricing. Dr. Michael Tatonetti, CAE, explains how to use price anchoring to determine registration rates for your virtual conference. By the way, he’s the director of certification and education at the Professional Pricing Society so he knows what he’s talking about.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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Association professionals, please consider participating in the 2019 Association Communications Benchmarking Survey. Now in its eight year, the results from this Naylor Association Solutions survey will highlight association communications best practices and identify improvements and challenges associations continue to face with member communications. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request. Pricing available upon request. Additional features include: Fundraising/CRM, Accounting Software, Web Hosting, and Learning Management System (LMS). Additional features include: LMS, CRM, Social Community, Website Design/Hosting, Workflow Automation, Advertising, and Media Solutions. Product demo and pricing available upon request. Pricing available upon request.

How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Learning Management System (LMS): Self-education is a big sign your customer is ready for a call – willingness to learn about your products is a great indicator of whether your customer is happy with their product experience and want to invest further. If your customer stays in a single price point, you should too. Look for indicators like these: Have there been any major shifts in communication or technology in your customer's field?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

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Jimmy Le, Senior Conference Planner for the IEEE Communications Society. AMS selection has always been a difficult decision, and it can feel like you need to put on your investigator’s cap in order to get real answers from vendors regarding pricing and integrations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

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Next Generation LMS: Apps, Authoring and Curation. Find out the difference between traditional LMS, Learning Experience Platforms, and Program Experience Platforms; the artificial intelligence necessity for personalized learning; how mobile implementation is paramount to a successful online learning strategy; and how and why subject matter experts need phone-based authoring capabilities. LMS Monetization Strategies: Creative Ways to Ensure ROI.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. Presenter: Carol Vernon, executive coach, founder, Communication Matters. The entry deadline is coming up on February 6, 2019 for the ASAE Gold Circle Awards recognizing extraordinary marketing, membership, and communications efforts in 15 different categories. LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Actual Disruption: Part 3 – Members Are Using the LMS, Right? Hear how associations have changed how they are using their LMS platforms differently to provide value to members since the changes to their models as a result of COVID-19.

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

Higher Logic

To get the most of their eCourses, many associations use a learning management system (LMS). You can set prices for courses individually, or base them on membership tier. Communicate with these volunteers often by sharing their impact through video, photos and testimonials. Getting people to join your association is like making a sale. You need to offer them something they want enough that they’re willing to pay for it.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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Hear some straight talk about membership software pricing. Learn what goes into pricing, how to control the costs of new membership software, and what questions you should ask technology vendors to ensure you get the right AMS fit for your association. The LMS Meets 2017: What Every Buyer Must Know. How can you make sense of the complex learning management system (LMS) marketplace, where more than 700 learning platforms already compete for your business?

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Compare Association Membership Management Software Platforms


Manage membership data and communications. Third-party integration partners include Zoom, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Elevate LMS, Stripe, Dues Hub, WMS, NAHB, NRDS, Paragon, Matrix MLS, ConnectMLS, Supra, and many more. Communications module. Email and text communications.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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– Buying an LMS Today to Meet the Learning Needs of Tomorrow. Hear about the future of learning technologies and how to support learning needs in 2017 and beyond, including: key insights into the future of eLearning; the importance of having the right technology to keep up with your learners’ needs; LMS features and capabilities to support next-level trends, including social, mobile, AI, etc. See how different fonts and typography communicate beyond the words they form.

Daily Buzz: Don’t Be a Perfectionist

Associations Now

— TopClass LMS by WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) March 4, 2020. As a recent WBT Systems blog post points out, they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Quartz at Work ’s Lila MacLellan looks at how the best remote teams communicate.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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Learn about the programs and engagement tactics most influential in establishing a strong perception of value with young members, the median price of membership and how it squares with what we know of the financial burdens millennials and Gen Z are facing, and actionable steps associations can take to eliminate cost as a barrier to joining – or renewing. Integrating Your AMS & LMS: Bridging the Gap.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks


Focused on offering your team both big-picture planning capabilities and more specific tools to fine-tune your strategies, events, and communications, Fonteva Membership is a powerful partner for any membership-based organization. Customize your communications strategies and automate online benefits like discounts and registration perks. Plus, Doubleknot makes it easy to fully customize and update your registration forms, add-ons, payment options, and communication settings.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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If you plan to shop for a new learning management system (LMS) in the coming year, WBT Systems explains why you may want to work with an LMS consultant during the requirements, selection, and/or implementation process. Sohini Baliga, director of communications, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and executive director, Vienna Choral Society. Moderator: Meena Dayak, VP, Media & Communications, American Public Power Association. Sheri Singer, Founder, Singer Communications.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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Shopping for an LMS? You definitely want to check out the 2019 edition of the Association LMS Buyers Companion from the good folks at Talented Learning. WBT Systems (of TopClass LMS fame) explains how learning subscriptions help good intentions come to life. Their post describes the benefits of learning subscriptions for members, employers and associations, and shares ideas for tiers, pricing, and retention tactics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.31.18

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In the latest post in their series about the different people involved in an LMS implementation on the vendor side, WBT Systems explains what their developers and quality assurance testers are doing behind the scenes to ensure an LMS meets the client association’s requirements and expectations. What about teaching your workers and members to communicate more powerfully and persuasively? Presenter: Ed Barks, communications strategy consultant, Barks Communication.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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The asparagus in the farmers market is usually triple the price of asparagus on sale in the supermarket, but it tastes so much better, so I always treat myself to a few bunches during the season. Crisis Communications Expert Adele Cehrs. Michael Tatonetti, Professional Pricing Society.

Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

WBT Systems

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations. LMS profile.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.20.18

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Is your LMS evolving? WBT Systems explains why your LMS provider (and other tech vendors) should have a product roadmap. Well, okay, he didn’t exactly speak to membership but he did talk and write about communication tactics that should be applied to membership. Artificial intelligence and emerging technology has transformed the way we consume and process information, and the way we interact and communicate with others. Make a Splash: Tips for Promoting Your LMS.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.22.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re into association publishing and/or communications, follow the hashtag ( #AMPAnnual18 ) for Association Media & Publishing’s annual conference next week, Monday – Wednesday. WBT Systems explains how to develop really good LMS requirements. Slack is a communications and collaboration tool that has revolutionized the way people work.