Virtual Meetings Just Got Real

Delcor

TechTalk discussion on how Technology and Event Planning must work together to address remote meeting challenges posed in the COVID-19 environment. The following is a brief recap of that discussion: Many businesses rely on events and conferences to provide educational experiences for their members and customers, often providing a major non-dues revenue source for the organizations. So, what options should associations consider for virtual events?

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Interested in filling more chairs at your next event? It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage. Exploring new ways to keep your members engaged and informed about your events can increase overall member satisfaction and translate to a boost in event attendance.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress? Sustainability and ‘flight shaming’ are topping many lists of event trends. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Every event-planning team struggles with this question. With events.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you haven’t already, you must read New Member Engagement Study , a collaboration between Kaiser Insights, Dynamic Benchmarking, 12 research partners and 160 association professionals. They cover touchpoints like online orientation, onboarding email campaigns, first events, and more. Save some of your personal touch for event attendees, especially the newbies.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have a free webinar or event coming up, please send me the link before Wednesday evening the week before it’s scheduled. – Virtual Event Demo Days. You’ve been tasked with finding the right platform to move your organization’s event from face-to-face to virtual.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Evidence, not ego, must drive digital transformation , says Gerry McGovern. And, if I’m missing a webinar or learning event, please add it to the Comments section. The Secret to Dramatically Improve Event Success: Behavioral Insight. Get a closer look at how event behavioral insight ushers in new and more vibrant revenue streams.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. WBT Systems discusses how to use your LMS for leadership development and all kinds of volunteer training. Now for the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? Selinger raises several good points to keep in mind as you plan virtual conferences and other online programs. Hosting virtual events. If you are hungry for more information about hosting virtual events, check out Matchbox Virtual Media’s blog. Virtual event sponsorships. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

That’s why it’s important that your association actively works hard to keep members coming back year after year, offering value through opportunities and events that can’t be found otherwise. The former will typically look at event attendance, while the latter might refer to their learning management system (LMS) to gauge how often members take advantage of further education opportunities. Live events. Live events. Consider these approaches: After events.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

These membership management tools – contact database, email system, billing and payment options, event platform, website builder, and other useful services – will streamline your association’s operations and drive growth for your organization. Multiple productivity modules included: Events, Contacts, and Member Management, Billing with credit card processing, a member center, Member Directory, and a Mobile Staff App. Free basic plan for 50 contacts; pricing starts at $25/month.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

With features spanning database capabilities, messaging and email tools, accounting and payment systems, and event planning, a top AMS solution is a smart move for practically any group. 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. Powerful event management features.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.20.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Tim Ebner at Associations Now talked to the American Society for Quality about some of the things they did to turn around declining membership. Is your LMS evolving? WBT Systems explains why your LMS provider (and other tech vendors) should have a product roadmap. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week plus a few extras. Host: Event Manager Blog.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Did I talk to these people? 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. Now for the main event: free professional development events for the association community. Own Post-Event Planning!

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

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Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe. The Event Planner’s Guide to SEO. Considering that 93% of all online experiences begin with organic search, organizers should learn the basics of SEO in order to drive more qualified visitors to event websites and to ultimately increase event registrations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.6.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… With so many event apps on the market, how do you even begin to find one? It works on the pay-it-forward model: when you submit a review of an event app, you can see all the reviews on the site. Most members don’t volunteer or attend in-person events, so how do you keep them engaged? Now, the main event: free professional development events for the association community.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor’s Tobin Conley, CAE, has some advice for association IT directors: it’s time to start thinking like a CIO. WBT Systems provides advice for LMS training during and after implementation. I was at this fun and enlightening event.) Off-topic: Check out my Grabbing the Gusto blog for posts about the recipes I’ve made recently or plan to make soon.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… NAIOP’s mentoring program engages chapter members of all ages —and what association with chapters wouldn’t want to have something like that? Last week, WBT Systems explained how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Now they’re back with advice on how to present that persuasive case for a new LMS to decision-makers. 5 Proven Ways to Spark Action in Your Event Participants.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events. The panel will share experiences and best practices designed to: create event value (not limited to a specific time or place); be where members are (always on, globally connected); leverage data; personalize; and identify and drive new revenue opportunities. Why 2017 Is the Year to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events. The panel will share experiences and best practices designed to: create event value (not limited to a specific time or place); be where members are (always on, globally connected); leverage data; personalize; and identify and drive new revenue opportunities. Why 2017 Is the Year to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech.