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How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

While you can’t really launch an LMS with no content, you probably already have some waiting in the wings and can get up and running much sooner than you t hink ! . Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. . Look into pricing for getting sessions recorded at your next one. You can bundle sessions together in packages by topic, sell them individually, or sell the entire conference as one bulk price. .

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Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

Blue Sky eLearn

During this Coronavirus crisis, many planned conferences are being transformed into virtual events. So, beyond your standard questions about event schedule and production cost, what are the other most important questions to ask a virtual events vendor as you investigate their services? Are you a reseller for your event platform or is it your own technology? How do you price your virtual events? How long has your team been producing virtual events?

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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

With in-person events on hold for a while due to COVID-19, many associations are shifting their focus to online education. Online learning programs expand your market for education since many members (and others in your audience) can’t always afford to attend or take time away from work to travel to conferences and other educational events. If you’re ready to invest in a learning management system (LMS), start by reviewing these LMS selection criteria.

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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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4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

On this Valentine’s Day, instead of plying you with sweet treats that may inspire a strong initial attraction that will fizzle out over time, we want to walk you through the 4 stages of truly falling in love with your LMS, and making sure your learners do the same. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system. We are finally happy with our LMS.”.

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Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

This diversity offers flexibility in pricing, pre-requisite knowledge and scheduling, which is more affordable, flexible, and supportive of the non-traditional learner, but also opens opportunities for the association to generate revenue from education programs and attract new learners to increase its membership. Key among these recommendations is that associations must be willing to consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies.

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 Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Virtual conference pricing. LMS/CRM integration. Her family pays the price for America’s chicken dinners. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Host and sell live and on-demand virtual events. Why not sell sponsorships for your virtual events as well?

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. Pricing available upon request.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members. In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Host and sell live and on-demand virtual events. Why not sell sponsorships for your virtual events as well?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… It’s that time of year again. One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how technology and collaboration can be a virtuous cycle. 10 Event Trends for 2018. Host: Event Manager Blog.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Don’t keep your association’s technical savvy and systems all to yourself. Don’t wait until your LMS implementation is nearing the end to figure out what kind of reports you need. The time for discussing reporting requirements is way back before you even select an LMS platform. WBT Systems explains how to identify your LMS reporting requirements.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… #ASAE20. Sure, that’s better than in-person events where you don’t have this option, but 30 days would be a nice compromise. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

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.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re at the digitalNow conference next week and see me wandering around, please let me know you read Association Brain Food, you’ll make my day, plus I’d love to meet you if we’re not already acquainted. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions shares his observations and advice from two years of association technology assessments.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. Building Event Intelligence: Translating Metrics for You, Your Event and Your Company.

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Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

Fonteva

As the importance of non-dues revenue continues to grow, technological advancements have become one of the biggest drivers. If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. Host and sell live and on-demand virtual events. Whether part of courses or not, virtual events have become increasingly popular throughout the years.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. We’ve had a few months now of quickly planned virtual conferences and learning events. Virtual event sponsors/exhibitors. Billhighway explains how virtual events can help sponsors and exhibitors achieve their marketing goals —while helping chapters achieve their revenue goals. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

How should associations face COVID-19?

Association Success

Ensure your organization has the necessary technology to support an influx of online activity. Check in with your IT department to make sure an additional load of visitors to your LMS, forum or other digital assets is manageable. . Michael Tatonetti, the Director of Certification and Education with the Professional Pricing Society, said his association is providing recession-specific content to its entire audience. . “We

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Enough of my kvetching, here’s the list of webinars and other events for the association community for the week of June 27. Learn how to evaluate an Association Management Software based on 3 important, often overlooked criteria, avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface, and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. As an industry, we’ve been secretive about what goes into AMS pricing.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. 2020 Event Trends.

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Their price sensitivity isn’t a surprise considering their: • Student loan debt. • Weakened job prospects. • Low earnings. • Lack of employer support for membership and professional development. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. Even if your organization doesn’t currently use or plan to use technology to deliver learning products, and regardless of your size or budget, please take 10 minutes to contribute. Here’s the list of next week’s learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

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The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… A few weekends ago at Association Charrette , I talked to the group about studies from around the world that proved what you and I have always intuitively known: walking in the forest is good for us. Make a checklist out of this one: Kylee Coffman at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how to make Google love your association website. “ Host: ASAE Technology Section.

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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. Review Current Events. Look for indicators like these: Have there been any major shifts in communication or technology in your customer's field?

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AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

one of my favorite events each year. At YM, we’re always adapting as the voice of the customer changes, when our competitors shift, or when new technology and business models emerge. Price sits high in the consideration criteria when selecting technology. There’s a need for price as a consideration, and to educate boards and customers on a new metric that should rank higher—that metric, return on value. Are You Built for Speed?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. How we manage our career and go about finding work has radically shifted due to emerging technologies and constantly changing economic conditions. Digital Marketing for the Event Planner: Organic Search. Learn how to build a keyword strategy and rank higher on search; avoid being penalized by search engines; and use search engine marketing to improve the search results for your event.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… In many associations, chapters are seen as PITA groups to manage, not as opportunities to leverage. Now for the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. Learn how to evaluate your association’s current analytics maturity using a scorecard for the key areas of Culture, Data, Technology and Process.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… In a two-part series ( part 1 and part 2 ) on Association Adviser , Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, executive advisor for Foresight First LLC, writes about building a future-ready association. Dan Hickey at DelCor describes the seven steps your association should take when building a technology project team. Now for the educational events scheduled for next week.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub. A near-death experience has enabled him “to envision an alternate ending to the AI story —one that makes the most of this amazing technology while empowering humans not just to survive, but to thrive.” You’ll also get recommendations for Annual sessions and social events. Grow Your Event with Digital Marketing That Works.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

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The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, the ASAE Technology Conference is next week! Ann McDermott at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how to develop that list and why you should do it before asking around for AMS recommendations or sample RFPs. Now, the main event: this week’s list of free professional development for the association community.

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Sponsorships That Sell

Blue Sky eLearn

Organizations that believe sponsors are only interested in live events because they can’t sell online sponsorships are leaving money on the table. It’s not the “live-ness” of events that attracts sponsors, it’s networking with their prospective customers. To do this, you’ll need to show you’re transitioning from event-based learning to learning pathways to sustain traffic over time. Price ads by size and duration of time on your site.

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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. Event management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Our annual family beach vacation is next week—the same time as the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo (#ASAE19). An oldie but goodie… an introvert’s guide to ASAE Annual from Maggie McGary—this can be a tough event for introverts, even us social ones. Shopping for an LMS? WBT Systems (of TopClass LMS fame) explains how learning subscriptions help good intentions come to life.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

WBT Systems

Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies. Whether you want to improve your organization’s existing B2B educational content sales or are planning a new program from scratch, you won’t want to miss this free, information-packed event! And if you can’t attend the live online event, we’ll send you a link to the recording. How can your organization expand online learning reach? Learn from successful corporate market strategies! Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – from 1-2pm ET.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Crisis overwhelm. In fact, MemberSuite describes the many ways associations can come out ahead by hosting virtual events. Virtual events. 5G and Digital Events: Evolution or Revolution.

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: 8.31.18

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Do you know what your APIs are up to? Here are the educational events scheduled for next week plus a few extra. Tue 9/4 at 2 p.m.* – The Bots Invaded My Event!

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