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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. This ensures no credentials are lost (while also allowing you to recommend courses to members accordingly).

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms.

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Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Here’s how to plan an efficient tech strategy. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By Creating a technology budget.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). Create engaging and interesting courses for your students. Create engaging and interesting courses for your students.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. What Does Designing a Digital Badge Strategy Look Like?

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course

Jamie Notter

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course. The way we manage our organizations is very stuck. Social media (and computer technology in general) changes at the speed of light. That’s important work–strategy, people, and leadership–but the way we’re doing it isn’t serving us well, yet we keep doing it the same way. The rest of the book, of course, talks about how we can create more human organizations moving forward. Strategy.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology. New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates.

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Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Also ensure your organization stays nimble enough to implement change against such feedback.

4 Steps to Create Your Omnichannel Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Many membership organizations are facing a challenge right now. Create an omnichannel engagement strategy. What’s an Omnichannel Engagement Strategy? Before you get overwhelmed by the prospect of overhauling your current communications strategy, don't worry.

How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? Technologies. This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways. Regular Association Adviser readers may have noticed a plethora of instapolls about technology recently. Features search SEM technology video By Hank Berkowitz.

Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019

Associations Now

Meeting technology will shift in 2019. Meeting technology is always evolving—and industry experts don’t think 2019 will be any exception. Here are the highlights: Live video mapping and drone camera technology that feeds directly into media servers, which can create immersive presentations that turn attendees into active participants. The Content Marketing Institute explains how to make content more readable to grow your audience and your organization.

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.

Three Strategies To Counter Negative Employee Reviews

Associations Now

Here are some strategies for protecting your organization’s reputation as an employer. According to a report from the HR technology firm CareerArc [registration], 55 percent of job seekers said they decided against working for a company based on negative reviews.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Associations have to keep up technologically or risk having members go elsewhere for information and question the association value proposition. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. It’s likely that you have developed a set member engagement strategy over the years. Association member engagement strategies.

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part 2


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: Infrastructure & Management. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Online, self-paced video courses are an affordable way to deliver this training.

25 instructional strategies guaranteed to refresh your signature programs

Aaron Wolowiec

Not to mention the countless organizations now offering education opportunities at competitive rates —even free! ). That’s why we – the collective association community – need to up our game when it comes to the instructional strategies we employ at each of our signature education programs. The number one question I’m asked by association staff, subject matter experts and the media has to do with innovative, engaging and creative instructional strategies.

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Here are a few internal communications strategies to try. When it comes to internal comms, strategies, of course, vary greatly. So why bother with an elaborate strategy? found that 60 percent of organizations don’t have a well-considered internal communications strategy.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform.

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A Crash Course in Landing Pages : Off Stage

Off Stage

5, 2011 - A Crash Course in Landing Pages. The organization can do one of two things: it can direct the public to its website homepage and let the visitors find and click on the appropriate link, or it can create a landing page. “Lots of information on ethics, reasons to use a professional, and why your organization is great. There are excellent informational videos on YouTube: one is by an organization called NextLevel Profits. Technology. Off Stage.

Report: 90% of Associations Use Technology to Enhance Learning

Associations Now

Associations that implement a strategic approach to incorporating technology into learning report more revenue gains, according to a new report from Tagoras. The day will arrive, maybe sooner than we all think, when we can drop the term technology altogether when talking about learning.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. Then, once the webinar is complete you have an on-demand presentation or course at your fingertips! . We must be kidding, right?

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Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

Blue Sky eLearn

Why does personalized learning matter for your organization? What does that mean for you, an organization who provides eLearning? What can you do to make sure your organization remains an industry leader and a top provider of the education and training your learners are looking for? .

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Top 3 Live Streaming Apps to Humanize Your Organization [Part I]


3) How do I even advocate to my board why my organization should even BE live streaming? Consequently, they swiftly embraced change as the needs of their audience adapts, requiring the technology to morph and change with them.

Five Strategies to Ensure Your Digital Product Has a Killer Launch

Associations Now

It can feel a bit nerve-wracking, of course. A few ideas from the worlds of marketing and technology: Think big. Launching a new product (or completely overhauling an existing one) will have a big impact on your organization. Have a post-launch strategy.

LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

Blue Sky eLearn

While there are many moving parts on the vendor side of an LMS implementation, there are plenty of moving parts in your organization as well. For example, introductory level online courses will likely have a larger audience of younger, new-professionals. You’ve made your decision.

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LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

Blue Sky eLearn

However, with the expense of an LMS comes online courses and on-demand webinars that can become a part of your non-dues revenue strategy as well as new avenues to acquire sponsorship dollars. It’s Not in Our Budget.

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Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

Blue Sky eLearn

Education Services and Technology Vendors. as well as the name and title of the person at your organization who has ownership and/or decision-making authority of these agreements. Webinar and Course calendars with dates of events, scheduled speakers, and due dates.

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Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners


These 5 strategies will help you create LMS content that attracts, engages, and supports your stakeholders: 1. Learners can engage at a pace that feels comfortable for them, whether they have only a few minutes or can invest the time in an 8-week course.

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Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

Supporters, members, and donors are the lifeblood of your organization or association. Slipping engagement statistics can be a serious warning sign for your organization! There are a few strategies you can use to promote it: Offer some of your eLearning content for free.

LMS Integration: Why is it important?

Blue Sky eLearn

You charge money for people to take your courses and track their progress. The AMS is typically the database of record for a membership organization (similar to how a CRM may be for a corporation). eCommerce: Learners can be automatically enrolled in courses after purchasing.

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A LinkedIn-Centric Strategy for Member Recruitment

Associations Now

Enter The Graphene Council , an organization founded by Terrance Barkan, CAE, nearly three years ago to serve researchers and entrepreneurs in the emerging nanotechnology field of graphene. So, to grow The Graphene Council, he pursued a LinkedIn-only strategy.

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy


Of course, social doesn’t always come naturally for B2B organizations. And they struggle to visualize their ideal audience—it can be difficult to categorize organizations or members into marketing personas. Interested in this topic? Join the Review Society to dig into it more. .

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Report: Transparency, Trends Creating Big Shifts in Donor Strategies

Associations Now

A new report from Fidelity Charitable finds that donors are closely watching modern philanthropic trends and putting their trust behind more transparent organizations. But those missions still matter, of course.

Marketers, Promote Yourselves! Get the Buy-In You Need for a Successful Content Strategy


A thoughtful content strategy ensures that the message you deliver will be one that makes people listen. Not to mention all the other organizations (both for profit and non) competing for your members’ ears and eyes. Content strategies don’t work in silos, but people often do.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

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. I have seen many LMS portals that are beautiful, welcoming, and professional, with a wide array of interesting features, but once I drill down, I find only a handful of courses. We had completed a major eLearning course called “CT Basics” about a year before.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

The time you’ll put into implementing the platform – adding courses, creating content. Whether you are getting ready to select your first LMS, or are looking to make a switch, there are some guidelines to follow to ensure you make the best decision for your organization.

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