Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. Before setting pricing, it’s critical to understand your market. Consider these models to price your eLearning right.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology.

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Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

Technology (and the thought of it) sometimes elicits a similar response. I’ve worked with hundreds of associations and here are some of the responses I have gotten when asking about their take on “technology” or “new ways” of reaching and engaging their members: Do we have to?

Put a Price Tag on Your Benefits

Associations Now

Here’s why you should put dollar values on your benefits, plus a few examples of associations that are doing so. Selling an association membership is not a traditional negotiation process, but the anchoring effect proves relevant in pricing situations just the same.

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Is Your Technology Seamless?

Associations Now

A few smart words from a guy who built his life in technology could help you figure out your own technology balance. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In The post Is Your Technology Seamless?

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. Ask for examples, testimonials and case studies. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate.

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems


The problem is that most association technology only does one thing really well. Event software plans and manages events, but it won’t take care of your membership dues, for example. To take care of all your needs, you need to make multiple technology purchases.

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How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Technology

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. DVRs are just another example of the the audience’s desire to receive content on their time. By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great.

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities


As an association, technology can be a tremendous asset in achieving your mission. When an association has access to robust technology — as well as the knowledge and capacity to put tech to proper use — the impact can be transformative. Unfortunately, many associations has a fraught relationship to technology. These factors are compounded by real barriers to access; much of the tech that can help associations do better work is priced for the private sector.

In 2017, Take Control of Your Technology

Associations Now

In many ways, the notion of the “middle” has come to define association technology this year. A good example of this is Facebook’s growing power in the social media space in 2016. Sure, Slack is awesome, but do you find the per-user price tag a bit much?

Don’t Fool Yourself: Your Technology Has an Expiration Date

Associations Now

While the costs of upgrading basic technology building blocks like hard drives certainly add up, delaying those upgrades comes with another price tag—one that could really hurt. The way you invest in technology needs to keep up with this burn cycle, or you could find yourself in a bind.

Nine tips to promote win-win negotiating (no matter the contract)

Aaron Wolowiec

Following is the abridged version of our presentation (and I promise I’ve saved our best examples and talking points for the program – so I hope to see you there): Contracts differ. technology, entertainment, speakers, décor and hotels). A correlation exists between the value of your business and the number of concessions or price breaks your organization can expect to receive during contract negotiations. Look beyond price to conditions. On Wednesday, Nov.

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report.

The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

Services like Amazon Web Services, Office 365 and hosting providers can be your backup at a lower price point. Windows server, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Workstation Operating Systems, SQL server, financial, billing invoice programs, backup and restoration software are primary key examples.

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Additionally, you can offer different pricing options for members, nonmembers, or different types of members. Pricing levels are typically configurable on a member-type basis. Features Revenue Technology AMS association management software non-dues revenue revenue

Putting the Member at the Heart of Your Association’s Activities with a Modern AMS

Nimble AMS

One example of this customer/member-centric approach is Salesforce’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) to power customer engagement. Another example of a member-centric approach is the strategic use of an association’s data in their AMS. Using business intelligence tools, they can draw on their huge volumes of data to pinpoint optimal pricing, products, content and engagement for a very personalized member experience. Technology

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Customer Service in Your Member Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Today’s technology, can help us make our members feel special even those we only see once a year. But just as in the example of the relationship above, it’s not enough to “know” this information about someone. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. An example would be getting your high-fidelity medical simulator to talk to your LMS and LRS.

2013: A Millennial’s Perspective

Association Adviser

Your pricing and member benefits need to reflect that. This embrace of technology that makes association life easier should be applauded and further supported in 2014. Pricing Challenges. Kelly Donovan, Naylor.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

Reid All About it

Presenters: Mike Kovach, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Jake Toohey, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Strategic Pricing for Educational Products. Pricing for education products is all over the map.

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How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

For example, you could start with the assumption that customers who have had recent negative experiences with your product, customer support and/or have many open support tickets, should be excluded from your upsell outreach until these issues have been resolved.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. The Index’s return to the Industry is helping to justify price changes with its customers. Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

Some AMS systems may offer complete, customized accounting functionality for a much higher price, but associations on a tech budget are stuck working with both an AMS and an accounting software system to cover their membership database and financial accounting needs.

The evolution of member benefit priorities throughout the career journey


For example, members tend to initially join their organization for networking, socializing, job opportunities, and certifications, but networking and socializing quickly become less important. Consider your pricing model. Leverage association-specific technology.

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Mobile Conference Applications

Association Adviser

Here are examples of how smart associations are using mobile apps to their advantage: Mobile apps aren’t just a convenience for attendees; they’re the building blocks of communities and discussions centered around the show. Take advantage of this technology at your next event.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. Find out how onsite event technology can enable you to gather invaluable data when it comes to measuring and tracking the attendee journey and proving the impact of your event. Host: Association Women in Technology Champions.

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Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask. So it seems that Price is right.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Key among these recommendations is that associations must be willing to consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. Why Emphasize Technology for Association Education Programs? For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Completing the puzzle to decode chapter ROI

Mariner Management

Most associations know how much their chapters cost in staff support, rebates/grants, training programs, technology platforms, etc. If, for example, the chapters re-sell association publications, swag, etc. Price the service as if the association had to buy it on the open market.

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4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018

Higher Logic

New technology makes its way into our lives and businesses faster every year. It’s pricey, although in 2018 we can expect advances to continue dropping the price point for AI technology. It helped us see just how close the technology behind them are to becoming mainstream.

To Boost Global Membership, Get Flexible

Associations Now

For your global members, consider flexible options, like income-adjusted pricing or low- or no-cost membership. Examples include the Optical Society of America and Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. Payment preferences are also evolving with technology.

Rich Millington: How to Make Your Community Indispensable [Super Forum RECAP]

Higher Logic

For example, you can use seed questions, send inside invitations, use ambassadors, etc. For example, you might say, “ M y engaged members are more [insert value here: valuable, likely to refer us, etc.] “Is your community indispensable to your organization? How about to your members?”.

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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. Here are some simple examples to explain the distinction between digitization and transformation: Product.

Be the Online “Go To” Place for Your Members


Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work”. Ryan used Twitter as the social media example because he started by pointing out only 20 of Fortune 500 CEO’s have Twitter accounts; however the article was really about social media in general. McKinsey Global Institute found that productivity of interaction workers could be improved 20-25% through social technologies. Ryan Holmes article in Fast Company was titled: “The $1.3 That got some attention!

Weighing the Return On Not Investing

Association Success

How can you address the return on not investing on technological growth? A while ago, while keynoting a conference on using data and new technology, and there was one particular person in the audience who was full of questions. What if that one new technology could be transformative for your organization? Without investing, what can you to do keep up with their everyday lives vis-à-vis technology? What’s the price of missing out?

6 Tips to Maximize the Success of Your Association’s Publication

Higher Logic

For example, an annual event publication could be your biggest print run of the year – and a huge opportunity for revenue growth and boosting member knowledge. For example, only include advertisements within your publication that directly relate to your content or association’s mission.

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Top 5 reasons international associations choose Aptify


International associations have unique technology needs compared to their domestic counterparts. As an international association, you need a technology partner that understands and offers a flexible platform to meet your unique needs and regulations.

AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

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. Are You Built for Speed?

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Members Aren't Renewing (and What to Do About It)

Higher Logic

Embrace engagement technology tools: Using tech tools like online community and marketing automation can help you get members involved. Again, this isn’t going to be the strongest approach, since if members don’t see value, a lower price won’t be extremely convincing.

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