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 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 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 Improve Technology the Agile Way

Association Success

Is your organization too busy to make improvements or ready to commit to change? When I think of organizations looking to make improvements to their technology, I always picture this cartoon : a team of cavemen pushing materials on a cart made of square wheels while two friends stand next to them waiting to install round wheels. So, how do you engage your staff to make improvements when everyone is too busy?

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

Socious

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 Maintain Your Vocational Well-Being

Achurch

Gallup conducted a study to evaluate career wellbeing. To help you enhance your vocational wellbeing, we have compiled some tools that are both introspective and actionable. It is also important to apply that thinking to your job. Do I get to do what I do best every day?

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

AssociationChat

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.

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 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 AssociationSuccess.org free of charge, in return for writing an article about it. Technology ?

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

How data silos hurt your association and how to break them down

Nimble AMS

Let’s think about how data silos come about in the first place: Organizations often implement systems to achieve specific tasks. Over time, the organizations find themselves with multiple systems, some of which become outdated technology. How data silos hurt your association.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – October 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Blue Sky’s VP of Continuing Education Solutions , Amanda Davis, sat down with our clients and prospects to answer their questions. Whose responsibility is it to ensure engagement at virtual events? . Create a handout for the learner to work on during the session/program.

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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?

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 build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference. How do you make sure you assemble the group it takes to get the job done right? Confidently make the move to a smarter AMS.

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.”. Once you’ve accepted that, it’s time to make sure you’ve got the tools to feel comfortable behind the computer lens. “It’s The post How to feel comfortable on camera appeared first on AssociationSuccess.org.

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 Here are three ways to manage a newly remote workforce: Establish routine check-ins. For employees who are accustomed to the buzz of a busy workplace, working from home can feel isolating.

2020 Event Technology Trends

ePly

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. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events.

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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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.

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. Features Technology AMS association management software

Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together. Sometimes we get so caught up in our to-do lists we forget what it’s like to be a learner. ” isn’t always going to work. Technology is changing.

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? Either way, this is an opportunity to work on your time management skills and overall productivity level. Here are the resources you need to improve productivity and continue to feel successful at your home office. . Just remember to get out of bed and put on pants first. .

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

Socious

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. To avoid this, you need to make sure you and the vendor are speaking in the same terms, as well as ensure you’re able to boil all of the vendors on your shortlist down to the same feature comparisons. Is it up to date?

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. According to the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study, job opportunities are tied for the number one reason people. You know it’s time for a new online career center.

Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

These workshops are tailored to your specific instance of Nimble AMS. For times when your staff wants to learn on their own, Nimble AMS offers options including a Customer Success guide, a help site, an online user community, and an annual user conference.

Employee Termination – A How-To for Associations

GrowthZone

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

Always the Last to Know: Breakthrough Technologies

Spark Consulting

MIT’s Technology Review recently did a piece on the 10 breakthrough technologies of 2013. Memory implants, a possible solution to serious memory-loss disorders? Supergrids, aka how to route electricity more effectively and efficiently. The link above takes you to additional information about each of the above, including videos, schematics, graphics, and longer articles. cool technology Technology Review Geek out on a Monday morning!

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. This disconnect points to one thing: It’s time for associations to catch up with member expectations. And, the good news is that your association doesn’t need an Amazon-sized staff or budget to do it. Ready to take it up a notch? Technology Member Retentio

Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together. Sometimes we get so caught up in our to-do lists we forget what it’s like to be a learner. ” isn’t always going to work. Technology is changing.

Why Data Analytics is Important and How to Budget Accurately

Higher Logic

When you analyze it, you gain access to all types of valuable insight: which users are most engaged, what topics they’re most interested in, who is contributing to discussions and the list goes on. This is the primary job of a data analytics tool : to display the full picture – from how your users interact with the community to which sessions they attended at a conference, and how engagement impacts retention rates and transactions.

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How to Increase Your Neighborhood Engagement

AMG

This hectic life has disallowed most of us to make new human connections. If you are a board member of any homeowners association (HOA), you are responsible for ensuring that neighbors at least get to know each other. Form Committees From new arrivals to neighborhood old-timers, committees provide an excellent opportunity for people to come together and get to know each other. This will make them feel included and get things off to a great start.

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor

GrowthZone

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. When shopping for a company to process credit cards for your association , be sure your organization is getting the whole picture when it comes to the “small print.” Its role is to protect identity and sensitive data and is used for e-commerce or “card not present” transactions.

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