Awards Initiative Launches to Honor Influencers in Sports Technology

Associations Now

The International Sports Technology Association is recognizing individual achievements in sports technology with its first awards initiative. For winning, ISTA members also earn a special designation in the association’s recently launched business directory.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

For that reason, we’ve outlined several ways you can use technology to keep your association members engaged and involved. Member portals/directories. Allows members to add their social media information to their profiles in your member directory.

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2 Easy Ways to Increase Association Non-Dues Revenue


In Using Technology to Streamline Non-Dues Revenue , association pros can learn about what is and isn’t working for other member-based organizations. Two of the concepts presented in the guide include: ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY ADVERTISING. Technology Revenue SolutionsTweet.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Offer an accessible online member directory. Offer an accessible online member directory. One of the best digital tools to help grow your association is an online member directory that can be accessed through your website. Searchable directory.

From the Corner Office: Leveraging Research, Technology and Information Sharing to Keep Us a All Safer

Association Adviser

PC: We have five publications, including Canadian Police Chief Magazine , CACP Bulletin , CACP Annual Review and an annual directory. AA: We noticed you have partnerships with global technology, telecommunications and financial corporations. PC: Executives of companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Motorola, Bank of Canada want to be connected to police chiefs because they have tools, technologies and systems for making law enforcement more efficient.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

Searchable member directories and internal messaging tools. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized elearning fonteva member content member engagement member perks online communities podcasts

What’s an SEO Keyword? Why it Matters and How to Use It.


Help your members get online exposure with long-tail keywords like “find a builder in Reno, Nevada” then link it to your member directory. Technology Growth

Free Webinar: Managing Your Membership Database in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

17 at 3 pm EST. We'll dig deep into the membership database portion of Wild Apricot software, including online database structure and composition; membership directory; integrating widgets into Wild Apricot; and much more.( association management software association management software system association management system Membership management membership system nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptechWant to learn about Wild Apricot membership management?

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Member Directory/Online Member Search. A third option for generating revenue through your AMS is through the online member search function, or online member directory. Features Revenue Technology AMS association management software non-dues revenue revenue

GrowthZone AMS vs Excel Spreadsheets: An Unequal Battle


Productivity TechnologyTweet Spreadsheets aren’t enough. Here are 8 ways association management software will improve your workday.

You an open source CMS provider to non-profits?


Then perhaps you should check out Idealware's directory. You can buy a listing like in any directory, but if you really deliver the goods, let them check you out and review your CMS in their report. Tags: technology CMS They are building a comprehensive report comparing the options for non-profits.

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


Digital technology has fundamentally altered customer expectations and some of the associations that neglected to take the necessary steps to digitize their business have disappeared. Member Directory. Printed directory delivered annually by mail. Online member directory.

A Builder Association’s WMS Upload Success


Changes made by members or staff automatically update in the online directory. Productivity Member Engagement TechnologyOne Association’s journey from frustrating software to a streamlined management process.

Cold Calling

Associations Live

Here are the top takeaways: The definition of cold calling has changed throughout the years with the advancement of technology and new resources to research potential clients. When researching prospects, it''s best to check more than one place for updated job/contact information - some people don''t update their LinkedIn profile or online directory can be out of date. communication Membership Miscellaneous productivity sales Technology Tools

Segmenting Members Leads to More Relevant Communications – and More Memberships

Association Adviser

Other outsourced communication functions include magazines, directories and social media. Features From the Front Lines Marketing & Communications Technology AMS Association Communications Benchmarking study BOMA Dallas member communications

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Multiple productivity modules included: Events, Contacts, and Member Management, Billing with credit card processing, a member center, Member Directory, and a Mobile Staff App. Productivity Technology Growth

Associations Improve Bottom-line with Non-Dues Based Revenue

YourMembership Blog

Technology. The following is a guest blog post from Chad Slager, Director of Sales for Directory Solutions. As the Director of Sales with Directory Solutions , Chad helps member-centric organizations tap into non-dues revenue. Membership Software Association Management Software.

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


Whether we’re talking about the internet revolution or the technology revolution in general, billionaire Scott Cook makes a good point. We’re still just getting used to having the internet, technology, and information at our fingertips.

I Hate My AMS – But Would Never Think About Changing It

Association Adviser

They evolved to include features and functions like email, directories, event registration, content management and website upkeep. Over the years, there has been an increasing number of software solutions that address associations’ emerging technological requirements to support their membership, professional development, event or advocacy ambitions. Select solutions and vendors that don’t make it difficult for you to work with other technologies.

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

Association Adviser

The company’s association management software helped associations manage their member and operations data including event registration, committees, continuing education, directories, website data and reporting.

Going Paperless

Association Adviser

We also had a paper-based, manual process for proofing magazines and directories before they went to press. Layout would produce a proof of a magazine or directory, print it, and send it back to Gainesville for further review.

The Problems With Online Oversharing

Associations Now

Is your staff directory accessible online? And not just because your organization’s technology—whether software, hardware, or external infrastructure—has built-in security holes. About That Staff Directory …. There’s a debate to be had here around these directories.

3 Tips to Avoid Phishing Scams

Associations Now

For associations, one strategy that could help with this problem might involve minimizing public access to pages such as staff directories, which can be easily scraped and leave information in a vulnerable place.

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8 Award-Winning Success Stories from Super Forum 2018

Higher Logic

To further advance member engagement, Jamie’s initiatives included: Enhancing capabilities : Jamie worked to add a Link-branded MemberCentric mobile app, an Expert Directory, a Renew Now widget, and a Career Center widget.

Daily Buzz: It’s Time to Revisit Your Annual Goals

Associations Now

Gender pronouns at work —in email signatures, employee directories, Slack profiles— are more than a passing trend , says Quartz at Work. Is voice technology overhyped? With the year halfway over, where does your association stand on its annual goals?

For Manufacturers, For-Profit: Jason Moss of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Supports Members through Networking and Education

Association Adviser

Moss started the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) in 2008 in response to what he perceived to be a lack of friendly, consistent events that educate manufacturers about production technology and trends. We also produce a Georgia Manufacturing Directory.

The association lobbyist’s iPad toolkit

Association Advocacy Chick

112th Congress Member Directory: Produced by the Government Printing Office (GPO), this app is a basic listing of every member of Congress by state, chamber (House or Senate) and political party. MyCongress: It’s another member directory, but more robust. Using bluetooth technology, the keyboard connects to your iPad creating a modified netbook. I love my iPad. I really I love my iPad. I probably use it more than my office desktop and television combined.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

Reid All About it

At a recent AENC Technology Roundtable , I told my fellow attendees about two time-saving social media tools I couldn’t live without: Hootsuite and Buffer. In the Hootsuite App Directory, you can find other social networks to add to your dashboard, like Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

6 Simple Ways to Facilitate Conference Connections

Idea Architects

Simple technologies allow us to more easily find, connect with, and tap into the brain trust of a much larger group of individuals than before. Print it on nametags and in your participant directory. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

3 Things Your Conference Attendees Want to Do on Their Phones [Research]


The numbers above are taken from a study titled Great Expectations: The Evolving Landscape of Technology in Meetings , completed by American Express (AMEX) Meetings & Events division. 60% also want a directory of attendees.

How Members’ Website Expectations Have Changed (And How You Can Keep Up)

Higher Logic

Advances in technology and web design have changed what we expect from the internet and the websites we use every day. After members log in, you can give them access to member, expert, and speaker directories that allow them to search for and connect with peers and industry experts.

What is Association Management Software?


A typical AMS will contain a comprehensive set of features like a full website, email marketing, online invoicing and payments, member/company directories, donation campaigns, event management, a job board, and multi-chapter management. Most promise the moon, but fail to deliver quality service or technology. Operating a member-based association is hard work. It requires massive amounts of time, which in turn, translates into high administrative costs.

Best of the Web: October 2013

Association Adviser

New England Society of Association Executives Technology Conference. Does your association have a magazine, newsletter, directory or website in need of revival? Best of the Web. The Double-Edged Sword of “Young Professional” Katie Bascuas. Associations Now.

Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events

Associations Now

Virtual events aren’t just a flashy show of technology for your association; they can also turn a profit. The Colorado Society of Association Executives has just launched the Colorado Association Marketplace Directory.

Google Enlists Nonprofits’ Help to Get More Girls Coding

Associations Now

That’s the simple message that Google is setting out to spread among girls with its new Made With Code initiative, which the company launched last week in partnership with a number of nonprofits and technology organizations.

Don’t Let Your Guard Down: The Challenges of Phishing

Associations Now

And that’s a scary problem, according to Gary Grabowski, vice president of Summit Business Technologies , the firm that operates PhishGoggles. The scammers may have taken advantage of ACFE’s online directory of certified fraud examiners.

Best of the Web: September 2013

Association Adviser

New England Society of Association Executives Technology Conference. Does your association have a magazine, newsletter, directory or website in need of revival? Best of the Web. How Do You Address the Long-Time Members or Customers No Longer in Your Ranks? Jeffrey Cufaude.

Hiring a Consultant Can Be a Make or Break Relationship—Here’s How to Court Success


Knowledge of the latest best practices, tools and technologies. Reviewing the directories of related organizations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals or the American Marketing Association can also be helpful.

Best of the Web: May 2013

Association Adviser

Does your association have a magazine, newsletter, directory or website in need of revival? Best of the Web Technology Best of the Web. 5 Attributes of the World’s Greatest Business Leaders. Mike Michalowicz. Open Forum.

Note to Self: Periodically remember the un-wired


My President, at our Program Management Committee meeting last night (no, I don't ever get to see my kids, they hate me), reported that she had called every retired member who was listed in our Directory as NOT having an email address, to tell them about a memorial service we are hosting, just in case they had not heard about it through regular channels. Tags: technology generations membership communications