4 talking points to justify membership management software

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With the right technology, you can keep track of member activities and assess critical metrics to know when your member engagement practices gain traction and increase membership. You must communicate how to balance the cost of doing nothing. The post 4 talking points to justify membership management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member EngagementAre your strategies limited by your technology?

How to write an RFP for your union’s next membership management system

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But, it will be rewarding in the long run, as it allows you to uncover the details you need to make an informed decision about potential membership management solutions. How to write an RFP for your union’s next membership management system appeared first on Aptify by Community Brands.

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4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

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In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way. The first step in finding membership management software that fits your organization is understanding what you need from current and future perspectives. Get Your Free Membership Management Software Buyer's Guide. 4 Steps to Assess Your Membership Software Needs.

Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association

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Technology has shifted everything from the way we collect membership dues to the channels we use to communicate with prospects. What was once a phone call is now an email sent through your association management software. Yesterday’s paper check is now a simple electronic submission in your membership database. Get Your Free Membership Management Software Buyer's Guide. The Evolution of Membership Management Software.

The Membership Manager’s Wish List

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’Tis the season of giving and receiving, and we know that association membership managers have more than sweaters and ties on their wish lists this year. I will get to the holiday shopping and wrapping soon, but first I wanted to hear from membership professionals. In recent weeks, I asked membership directors, managers, and coordinators to compile their own holiday wish lists. To keep the job more manageable, right now she’s focusing on younger members.

Communicating with Your Lapsed Members: 3 Messages to Try

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When it comes to membership management, there are few things more disappointing than when a member lapses. They may not be thinking about it at all, which is why communicating with them — both leading up to the member expiration date AND after — is so critical. The following blog post was originally published on 9/12/18, but updated on 1/2/20 for added value. You worked so hard to recruit them! And engage them! And now they’re choosing not to renew? Talk about a MAJOR bummer.

The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)

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Just look at workplace communication tools. That said, are these workplace communication tools beneficial for associations? Take a look: association management association leadership membership management Association Views association softwareThe times they are a changin’ - particularly in terms of technology. And as you know, technology advancements (in some way, shape, or form) always make their way to the workplace.

The Marketing of Value for your Organization

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Membership Management communication marketing member value value A few weeks ago I wrote about perceived member value – the idea that it’s not valuable unless your members perceive it as valuable. But how exactly do you get there? Listen. You can’t introduce value without knowing what someone finds valuable. You can ask directly, you can listen to member conversations online, you [.] ( Read more. )

Accurate association member data drives better engagement + revenue.

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Data management and data integrity is a demanding job for you and your association. While you regularly communicate […]. Career Centers eLearning Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Product Information Thought Leaders association management association management software association members association revenue data integrity data management member engagement member renewal member retention membership data membership growth

100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

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Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.( E-mail marketing online community events Social networking Non-profit Communications membership collaboration websites event managment Membership management project management Donor management application software

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25+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2010

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Handling Membership Objections

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We're looking for a membership perspective for this month's blog carnival.( member communication membership Membership management nonprofit blog carnivalWhat objections do you hear during member recruitment or retention campaigns? read more ).

20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2010

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How to Send Onboarding Emails that Make Your Association’s New Members Feel Welcome Right Away

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Your membership recruitment efforts worked! Start by thanking new members for their membership. Then, send them a few short emails that let them know what communications to expect, where to go for information, and how to take advantage of their new member benefits.

42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

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22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

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Volunteers events Social networking Non-profit Communications training Membership management Donor management webinar social media It’s that time again! Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010.

24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

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How to Get Amazon-Level Personalization (With No Extra Effort)

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You can even cut down on the effort personalization requires by leaning on your membership and community software. They’ll also provide the tools you need to implement the same data-backed techniques as Amazon, personalizing your communication, website, and content offers. On-screen calls-to-action, product suggestions via email, and other communication is all based on what Amazon knows about their customers. This type of segmentation is used heavily in email communication.

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20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

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Managing Your Membership - Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Here for your reading (and thinking) pleasure are five great blog posts that really meshed with this month’s theme – Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools & Tactics.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech online community Non-profit Communications Membership management nonprofit blog carnival Wild Apricot is delighted to host the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June 2010. Big thanks to all who sent in their blog posts for consideration!

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Communications Workers of America Chooses Aptify’s AMS to Power Unions

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Labor union chooses Aptify’s AMS to manage members. The Aptify software solution provides CWA with out-of-the box membership management and union-specific functionality. The Aptify software solution provides CWA with out-of-the box membership management and union-specific functionality including dues processing, grievance management, and event management, plus a development platform capable of handling CWA’s unique and complex processes.

30+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April 2010

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Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Managing Members Online

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Do you have advice to share with non profit organizations who want to more effectively recruit, engage, connect, manage their members online? Wild Apricot Blog invites your blog post submissions for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, June 2010 edition, on the theme of Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools and Tactics.(

The Problems with Association Email Marketing (And How to Overcome Them)

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You’re trying to communicate with your members and key constituents, and you assume they want to hear from you (because they got involved in your organization in the first place), but…. Well, it could be due to a number of things, but here are two of the biggest problems association professionals run into when it comes to email marketing, and more importantly, solutions for each: association management member engagement membership management Association Views

From #Ideas17: How to Simplify Your Association’s Messaging

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But messaging is how you recruit people (and engage and retain them), so your messaging platform (the basis of your organization’s communications) needs to be straightforward and meaningful. association management association leadership ASAE membership management Small Staff ChatterMessaging is something that all companies and organizations have to do, but something that only a small percentage do well.

The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association

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Meetings, events, methods of communication - you name it, it’s all going online. association management event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsIt’s no secret that in this day and age, everything’s going digital. That said, is an online event, such as a virtual conference, something your association should consider? What exactly are the benefits of hosting a virtual conference versus a traditional, in-person event?

3 Ways to Engage Your Members Via Email

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You HAVE all of your members’ email addresses, so why is it so difficult to actually communicate with them via email? (We’re Check out these three ways to engage your members via email: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterEmail. So great in theory, but sometimes, so difficult in execution. We’re talking high open rights, high click-through rates, low (if any) unsubscribes - the whole nine yards.).

30+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2010

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Technology, your association, and your members. Where do you stand?

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In the 15 years I have been involved in the association management software industry I have come to realize that an association’s technology capability is one of the leading indicators of not only how effectively they currently serve their members, but also how well positioned they are to meet the demands that change will inevitably send their way. With younger members come expectations related to the membership experience they demand. Membership Management

Marketing for Success: Customize Association Content for Purpose, Audience, Delivery Channel

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Before you create marketing content or distribute association communications, ask yourself: What do I want to achieve? It seems like a simple approach, but many associations mistakenly believe that “some is good, but more is always better” when communicating with members. Increase membership. Retain membership. All association marketing, branding and member communication falls into three basic content categories, each driven by a specific member connection.

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for November 2009

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Post CESSE Interview with Avinash Chandarana and Cross Cultural Communication Tips

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We caught up with Avniash in his Brussels office for this ten minute follow up interview following the CESSE Management Institute that MCI ran along with Nikki Walker and four senior consultants from Beijing, Dubai, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. Mastering the Puzzle of Global Association Management Communities. Global expansion and international membership management present both strategic and operational challenges.

Social Media and Your Association: 3 Trends to Watch Closely

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A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Association Executives’ Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC) in Washington, D.C. It’s one of our favorite conferences because it allows us to keep up with up all the latest trends and best practices regarding - you guessed it - marketing, membership, and communications.

Transform Your Conference into an Unforgettable Event: Here’s How

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Reinvent the tired, predictable conference experience by using readily available technology to wow your attendees, simplify communication, and create a spectacular, lasting impression that takes your organization above and beyond their expectations. Social media is a universal communication tool, so use it to your advantage. Membership Management

Are You Ready for When Millennials Take Over – Your Questions Answered

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It’s as simple as this – if you plan on your organization existing and prospering 10 years from now, the millennial generation will have to be a significant portion of your membership. It really comes down to evolving how you communicate with them and your entire member base moving forward. Managing expectations and delivering content and services that are relevant and valuable will define the membership experience for this generation.

Best of Association Jam: Association Links for December 2009

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Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

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Association Management or Membership Management Software. Association Management Software (AMS) is the hub for connecting your association to your members via technology. It really comes down to member data and putting that data to work to drive engagement and create membership value. Prospects who upload resumes or create profiles and job alerts on your association job board are communicating that they are interested in receiving value from your association.

4 Things Your Members WANT to Hear

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You probably spend a lot of time crafting and sending out messages to your organization’s membership. You have a lot to communicate to your members, so to do so effectively, take a look at these four messages your members genuinely want to hear: association management member engagement membership management Association ViewsBut are those messages even being heard? And if they are, are they resonating with people?

Use Design to Define Your Association’s Brand and Grow Membership

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creates the first overall image someone experiences when looking at your web presence, marketing and member communication pieces and should be valued with the true significance it carries. Further, your brand elements carry through to your member collateral including renewal notices, internal/external communication, member newsletters, association letterhead, member cards, staff business cards, etc. Membership Management

Actually, It Is Personal: Engaging Your Members With an Old School Approach

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The most common reason I’ve seen given for this is dwindling membership, causing shrinking revenues that eventually lead to the organization becoming no longer financially viable. As our organizations struggle to find new and creative ways to grow and retain membership, they are finding themselves forced to place all of their cards on the table. And yet with all of the advancements in technology we seem to have grown more impersonal in how we communicate with one another.