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.

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. how-to-get-members how-to-start-a-nonprofit

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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. 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? So why is it so hard for associations to get it right?

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.

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 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. High rate of technology change.

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 ? I was invited to attend the conference by free of charge, in return for writing an article about it.

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. Is it up to date?

Daily Buzz: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

Associations Now

When new technology and the constant news cycle push your association out of the spotlight, you must find a way to adapt. Amid changing times and the constant flow of new technology, staying relevant is no easy feat.

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.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Note From Beth: I am thrilled to host this guest post from Microsoft Philanthropies General Manager that showcases examples of digital transformation and fundraising.

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?

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. Budget is a major consideration, of course, and you’ll want to plan accurately.

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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.

Daily Buzz: How to Build a Meeting Legacy

Associations Now

Also: strategies to add to your member recruitment toolbox. Hosting a one-off meeting is one thing, but establishing a legacy for a conference requires a different type of planning, especially when it comes to meeting content. They all need to hear about the outcomes.”.

How to understand payment processing and PCI compliance for your association

Nimble AMS

When picking a payment partner solution for your association to enhance PCI-compliance consider these questions before moving forward. The internet has provided great opportunities for nonprofits to increase brand awareness, recruit new members, and raise funds for the causes they support.

How to Motivate Around Mission

Associations Now

Roles at associations are in constant flux, which makes it harder for leaders to assign roles. Freeing staff and volunteers to express their own passions around the job can help. People come to work for relationships, personal efficacy, and a sense of purpose.”

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How to Create a Community Culture

Higher Logic

As I've blogged about before , I see social networking for businesses as encompassing four quadrants: public social media, social CRM to collect data, social software in the workplace (intranet) and externally facing social software (an open online community).

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Affordable Event Venues with State-of-the-Art Technology

Cvent Association Tips

Many corporate events and events hosted by cultural or not-for-profit organizations require venues with state-of-the-art technology, ample seating, and facilities for screening DVDs or films. Community and cultural centres aren't what they used to be.

How to Expand Your Nimble AMS Platform with Integrated Payments

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is excited to announce a fully integrated payment processing solution with CardConnect. Here at Nimble AMS, we know how important it is for you to have the right tools in place to ensure your association is always running smoothly. Keep reading to learn more!

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How To Work With Your Website Vendor For A Winning Association Website

Vanguard Tech

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4 Challenges for Trade Associations and How to Tackle Them with Community

Higher Logic

They bring competing organizations together to protect and promote entire industries, products, services, and workforces. Their role in society is becoming muddied and complicated as new competitors emerge, industries contract and expand, and technology reshapes how the world does business.

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How to Leverage Mobility Strategies for Member Engagement

Association Adviser

The future of technology is definitely mobile-driven. According to recent statistics , desktops now account for only 29 percent of digital minutes, rest of the share is mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

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

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management.

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating. However, many associations are hesitant to commit the needed resources and staff time to begin or enhance an online career center because doing so always seems to be a large undertaking.

Technology Trend Alert: Association and Nonprofit Engagement [Video]


Conversations around technology in the world of associations and nonprofits are constantly evolving. So where should you go to find out where technology is headed and how to avoid common pitfalls?

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How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy


… and more awesome topics are what ICF folks, including me, will be presenting at ASAE’s Technology Conference in December! Check out our sessions: How to Build a “Rock Star” Digital Technology Strategy. Lead Your Way to a Social Organization.

How to Lead on Improving Chapters

Associations Now

The distinction says something not just about how leaders perceive members, but also about how members wish to perceive themselves. They want to find common cause with their association’s mission but don’t want to be treated like (to pick another metaphor) cogs in a machine.

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Here’s how to plan an efficient tech strategy. Also: tools to boost and revamp your content. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By

How to Rock Marketing Automation


Many organizations are asking how to prepare for and rock marketing automation. Well adopting new technology requires accepting change and rolling with it. To that end, I’ve gathered 5 ideas to help automate your associations’ marketing initiatives.

How to Prevent AMS Implementation Frustration

Association Adviser

Here are some best practices to draw upon when you consider launching your first AMS or when you make the move to a provider that can help your association reach longer term growth goals. The post How to Prevent AMS Implementation Frustration appeared first on Association Adviser.

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

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How to Design a Community Your Users Will Love

Higher Logic

You can't find what you're looking for, and you're not even sure what you're looking at to begin with. That’s bad user experience — what any community wants to avoid. So how do you make a community that is friendly, easy to navigate and brings people back?

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How to Use Metrics and Data in Membership Organizations

Association Success

How can you leverage metrics and data to increase member engagement? There are numerous benefits of digital technology to harness in associations, but today, I want to tell you about metrics and data in membership organizations and how to effectively use them. I think there are three components to this: 1. You need to know what their needs are and how your association meets these needs. The key is to keep it simple.

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

Higher Logic

“Is your community indispensable to your organization? How about to your members?”. But everyone who has a stake in the community wants it to be indispensable. So how do you escape the engagement trap, and measure the value your community provides? How does it work?

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How to Keep Your Employees in 2017

Associations Now

Not to be a Scrooge, but here’s some potentially distressing news: Three-out-of-10 employees will likely leave your association within the next two years. But how do you do it? I asked some association professionals for their ideas, and here’s what they had to say.

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Association Success

There are numerous benefits of digital technology to harness in associations, but today, I want to tell you about metrics and data in membership organizations and how to effectively use them. I think there are three components to this: 1.

[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5


Don’t miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time. On the agenda for us to discuss: Anticipating member expectations. Governance/ability to shift directions.