How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members. how-to-get-members how-to-start-a-nonprofit

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How to use technology to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Having the right technology in place helps you understand and engage with your members through each stage of their journey. The post How to use technology to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Membership & Marketing Online Learning TechnologyYour members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers.


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How To Eat an Elephant—Byte-Size Advice for Making Your Next Big Technology Purchase


What does a technology investment have in common with a woolly mammoth? The goal of any technology platform is to […]. The post How To Eat an Elephant—Byte-Size Advice for Making Your Next Big Technology Purchase appeared first on.orgSource.

How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. Features Technology ASAE benchmarking CAHF communication integration poll everywhere poll systems Simply Voting technology video video integration And do it on your own terms.

How to Create a Membership Website Free with Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Thousands of organizations use Wild Apricot's software to manage their membership websites ( we're also the most popular provider ). website-and-technologyThat’s because Wild Apricot is one of the few membership website creators who offer a completely free account.

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How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. If you have a chance to read this Did You Know? feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. So why is it so hard for associations to get it right?

How to drive member engagement with Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Almost three quarters of associations are looking to increase non-dues revenue and develop and/or offer new benefits and services. ?. So how can you recruit, reach, and retain members to achieve these strategic goals? Three effective ways to increase member engagement.

Help Your Members Embrace Technology

Wild Apricot

This post introduces a new free guide that offers research, insights and tips on how to get members, volunteers and your board to embrace technology. technology

How to Pick the Best Nonprofit CRM For Your Organization


It keeps track of fundraising, stores all your membership information, and so much more – all things you would have to do manually without one. To get the right nonprofit CRM in place for your needs, we will cover the following: What a nonprofit CRM actually is. What nonprofit CRM features are a need-to-have (and nice to have!). shopping-for-membership-software member website cms technology membership software

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)


The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Buying a car can be a frustrating process. Because too often, the salesperson and the buyer are speaking in different terms. It seems like they’re on the same page because they’re both talking about money. But they’re not.

How to Make Effective Use of Technology for Online Conferences

Association Success

Takeaways from the Learning-Technology-Design Conference 2018 Developed and hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras , the annual Learning ? Technology ? The goal of the event is to help attendees find new and better ways to engage learners and create lasting impact through technology. I was invited to attend the conference by free of charge, in return for writing an article about it. Technology ?

How to Build Membership Engagement Through Technology and Data

HighRoad Solution

Technology doesn’t just make it easier for associations to connect with their members – it also makes it possible to measure how connected members feel to the association. member engagement

How To Identify Technologies That Matter

Velvet Chainsaw

Many of us are looking for the next, big, shiny new technology tool. Yet the noise about new technologies makes it very difficult to identify which tools really matter. The parade of new technologies and advances is persistent. So many new apps or tools appear on the world stage that we often feel overwhelmed about where to look and which to try. Some rise to the top and seem to gain public acceptance fast. High rate of technology change.

Daily Buzz: How to Ask the Board for New Technology

Associations Now

This is how you should position your conversation with the board. Be it member growth, retention, or engagement, your team has a laundry list of goals to achieve. Don’t let outdated technology stand in your way. But before you switch to a modern technology solution, you’ll need to get approval from the board. Get specific on where your association is now versus where you want it to be. “It’s It’s hard to argue with numbers,” she says. “So

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. If you’re switching from one LMS to another, yes, moving to a new LMS can result in incurring new setup and migration costs, the payoff can certainly exceed the expense. How will they learn to use it? First off, no matter what you decide, someone is going to criticize.

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How to Provide an Integrated Experience at Your Hybrid Conference


They’re describing in-person conferences livestreamed to virtual audiences. The reason the association community hasn’t broken out of the two-experience mindset is because everyone is naturally thinking about hybrid conferences solely in terms of what they’re used to.

How to Apply Human-Centered Design to Association Technology Initiatives

Association Success

Have you ever struggled with issues of technology adoption, mismatched expectations, or the perception of your organization as behind the times? The use of technology can change the way people think about you as an organization, for better or for worse. Human-centered design is a framework for projects and decision-making which can be particularly useful for embarking on new technological ventures. Have you ever considered observing members in their day to day work?

How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

Associations Now

Due to COVID-19, working from home is the new normal right now. Given the urgency of the public health crisis, companies who didn’t have remote working in place had little time to institute policies for staff, ensure proper technology, or set up training. “It’s

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How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest


One more platform reviewed and instead of feeling closer to the answer of what tech to choose for their meeting, he felt further away than ever before. I’m a stranger in a strange land,” he muttered to himself. With resignation, he clicked to join the Zoom meeting.

What to Do When You Inherit a Career Center: How to Manage It

Association Adviser

The post What to Do When You Inherit a Career Center: How to Manage It appeared first on Association Adviser. Careers Features Technology online career center

How to make your association dashboards work for you

Association Success

I love information: How it can be several things, and one thing all at the same time, and how it can have different meanings to different people in different ways! If you are a movie buff, information is now beginning to sound a little more like “Inception,” but stay with me. .

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2020 Event Technology Trends


How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event. What is Event Technology? Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees.

How to feel comfortable on camera

Association Success

The chances of that changing soon are slim, especially as people start to realize virtual events and meetings are more cost-effective and time-efficient, said Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions and host of the podcast “Speaking to Influence.”.

Is your technology ready for the next generation of members?

Nimble AMS

Get ready to engage the next generation of members! for a free virtual seminar hosted by Nimble AMS and.orgCommunity that will help you take new member engagement to the next level. However, now the questions are: How do you keep it up? We look forward to “seeing” you there!

How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform

Association Adviser

Onboarding to new association management software can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be impossibly stressful. Here's how to navigate the process. The post How to Onboard to a New Association Management Software Platform appeared first on Association Adviser.

How to make your association’s data talk

Nimble AMS

But, you have to be able to collect, manage, and analyze your data to put it to good use. According to the ?State report , 79 percent of organizations feel they don’t have enough time or resources to focus on data. It’s time to turn this around.

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How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Why You Should Want to


My fascination with technology began when I realized it would help me become better at something I love—dealing with challenging problems. Today, although our scope has expanded to include integrating strategy, systems, and communications, problem-solving remains the core of our business.

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor


When it comes to selecting an association credit card processing company , no provider is perfect… but like any service, the company should be efficient, accurate, and affordable. The payment gateway gathers and encrypts information and then sends it to the payment processo r.

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How to Create Amazing and Intentional Member Journeys

Association Adviser

Follow this 4-part process of mapping and improving online processes to make your association's digital member journeys more user-firendly. The post How to Create Amazing and Intentional Member Journeys appeared first on Association Adviser.

Working remotely? Here’s how to stay productive and motivated

Association Success

So you have to work from home for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19? Or maybe you’ve been working from home for a while now and are just looking to increase your work output? Just remember to get out of bed and put on pants first. . Learn to say “no”.

Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

It’s a term some people use to describe the anxious feeling you get on Sunday nights when you’re facing down a full week of work, kids’ schedules, meetings, appointments, and other obligations. 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?

How to convince your board it’s time for a new career center

YourMembership Blog

A well-executed career center built on modern technology provides ongoing member value and can be a powerful tool for generating non-dues revenue for your organization. You know it’s time for a new online career center.

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How to plan for an uncertain 2021 association conference format

Association Success

Next year’s big meetings will be even harder, fraught with even greater challenges — starting with which conference format to choose. Event planners will need to choose from one of the three common meeting formats: in-person, virtual or hybrid.

Risk Management ? How to Begin the Conversation

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. Risk Management – How to Begin the Conversation. Mike has been a valuable part of our team here at YM, having previously worked in the Sales and Marketing Department before moving to Customer Support in late 2011. Prior to joining YM two years ago, Mike served as Risk Manager for a yacht manufacturing company. What events can/need to happen to cause a loss?

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Some organizations hire consultants to help them with the tasks. Every organization has different needs and specific requirements, but there are some main things to look out for when evaluating LMS prospects. . If a platform is clunky, difficult to navigate, or just has a poor look and feel, your learners will be less likely to want to come back again and again. We’ve heard nightmares about platforms where it took a user seven clicks to buy!

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How to ask someone to be your mentor

Association Success

Now, it’s time to form that relationship. But how do you ask someone to be your mentor? According to Yale University , the first step is simple: Schedule a conversation by sending an email asking the person if he or she can meet with you in person or via Zoom.

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How to provide the personalized experience your members expect

Nimble AMS

Here’s how to catch up with member expectations – no Amazon-sized staff or budget required. Here’s something to think about: Your members’ last great online experience is their new expectation. Ready to take it up a notch? Technology Member Retention

Employee Termination – A How-To for Associations


No one likes to be part of an involuntary separation, but sometimes, when there’s a bad egg, it’s the best thing for your organization. It’s crucial to be prepared when it happens, because security will likely not be top of mind during this emotionally-charged time. executives, legal counsel, IT, HR) would work together to outline the offboarding process. Prepare and use a checklist to ensure all procedures are followed. Click To Tweet. Productivity Technology

How to foster community in a time of crisis

Association Success

With the coronavirus displacing many communities and forcing people to remove themselves from social situations, how do we nurture community and connection remotely? Ask “how are you doing?”. In such an unusual time as this, people’s state of being changes day to day.

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Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Just look at how the tech stack comes out of the organization’s vision and their strategic plan. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations.