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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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?

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[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. Pricing. From the Trenches Industry Insider Useful Databy Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

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. Okay, so we also have some comedians at but velcro is technology in the sense that technology is only a tool for helping you become more efficient. What technology (app, software, website, gadget, etc.)

Why CX Matters: How does technology aid customer experience?

Association Success

In this second part of a series on CX at associations, turn to technology for answers. When you delve into putting a customer experience strategy in place, you’ll naturally start to think about technology that will enhance the customer experience.

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.

3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox.

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2).

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Greeting Card Industry Shifts Over Millennial Taste

Associations Now

Millennials have eschewed sending greeting cards, so the industry has gotten edgier in response—making room for different voices and different kinds of cards. They just aren’t keen on price or greeting card technology.

Associations Reveal Industry Predictions for 2016

Associations Now

With a new year just getting started, associations of all kinds are sharing their predictions for what’s to come for their respective industries in 2016. Hotel prices are expected to increase due to demand outweighing supply in every major global region. Technology.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?


If the financial services industry is to keep up, it needs to: embrace and acquiesce to the new customer mindset. Technology is enabling a greater awareness of how companies are servicing customer demands. Digital is Turning the Industry on its Head.

Is Your Association a Skunk Works for Your Industry?

Eric Lanke

Are there any of those associations out there who position themselves as the skunk works of innovation for the industry or profession it represents? But those that do will bring tremendous rewards to the industry and its association.

Smaller Loaves: Lessons on Adapting to Your Audience From the Bread Industry

Associations Now

At least it seems that way based on a recent trend in the bread industry—and it’s one that might offer some lessons on adapting to your audience’s needs. Set a price that matches your audience. Bread-makers are baking smaller loaves due to shifting consumer preference.

Shopping Center Group Helps Members Navigate Industry Disruption

Associations Now

As the retail and shopping mall landscape shifts, the International Council of Shopping Centers is optimistic about the industry’s future and is ensuring members are ready to adapt to changing expectations. It’s not an industry in my view that has to worry about its future,” he said. “It

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

Aaron Wolowiec

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. Joan Eisenstodt, chief strategist of Eisenstodt Associates LLC and one of the most brilliant minds in the meetings and hospitality industry, was kind enough to reply with the following tips: Ask questions and listen to answers. On Wednesday, Nov.

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Patents for Sale: Industry Group Connects IP Owners With Companies

Associations Now

In an endeavor that could prove to be an effective workaround for the headaches caused by patent reform, Allied Security Trust is launching an initiative to allow patent owners to sell their intellectual property to relevant companies in the technology and automotive sectors.

Open Music Initiative Hopes to Solve the Music Industry’s Money Problems

Associations Now

The effort already has a number of major players on board—both from the music industry and the tech space, along with academia. The inconsistency can get frustrating, and it’s already led to legal settlements between Spotify and the music industry.

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Young or old, technology has redefined the way we learn and work. The point is: Don’t be afraid to taste technology.

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest


The purpose of Event Camp Vancouver was to explore how the latest technologies could be incorporated into events without losing the human element. Since that time, new platforms and technologies have come and gone. Check out this blog post on How to Price Your Virtual Conference.

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. Industry News + TrendsAre You Built for Speed?

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Lunchtime Links: Invest in New Technologies That Matter

Associations Now

How to evaluate new technologies. New technologies are all around us, every day. Worthy tech: There’s no hiding from technology. But not every new technology is worth your time—or your money. How does your organization evaluate new technologies?

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career, Part Three

Blue Sky eLearn

We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy. We know that a college degree does not get you as far as it used to, and that technology is rapidly changing entire industries. Part One & Two – What We Learned.

Don't Fear Your Employees Becoming Bigger Than You

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. No matter what your industry, you want strong, competent people working (and volunteering) for you. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans : Off Stage

Off Stage

16, 2010 - Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans. In the last two blogs Ive been discussing your IT needs as an association, particularly as a Realtor trade association, excluding any MLS technology needs you might have. Technology. Off Stage.

Don?t let legacy association management software be your legacy

Nimble AMS

How will the technology decisions you make today affect your association’s future? Make sure your association doesn’t pay the price for outdated software. But, your organization, the industry, and the world are changing. Paying the price for a legacy AMS system.

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future Proofing Your Career, Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

The authors attributed technological advancements as the paramount influencer for the rise and decline of the demand for cognitive task occupations. As we entered into the technology age in the early 1980s, industry leaders needed to design and build an infrastructure that would support this new industry. I believe we are experiencing another ebb and flow in what our workforce is demanding due to innovative technological changes.

Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

According to a new report by Social Tables , the meetings industry will hugely influence the profits of hotels. Consumers are becoming more technologically savvy – and demanding – and hotels are following suit. A new year means new professional development opportunities.

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Strategic meeting audits: Leveraging data to improve ROI

Aaron Wolowiec

ASAE’s Technology Conference & Expo Hosted Successful New Learning Format, Increased Attendance. And while a handful of industry tools already exist to support these planning and evaluation efforts, they are tedious. Does event pricing reflect the projected profit margin?

Who Are Your Sales People?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Depending on your industry you call them by different names – salesman, membership director , alumni coordinator - they are the people who have traditionally persuaded others to give you money, whether it’s in the form of buying your product or your service/membership. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni.

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy


In another study headed by Google, 60% of participants said they read peer reviews when search for new business technology. Users often share technical, industry-specific details in reviews. Industry InsiderInterested in this topic? Join the Review Society to dig into it more. .

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The new association “normal”

Aaron Wolowiec

So for the price of “X,” the CEO and/or directors will be regular members (including receipt of print member magazine) and all the other staff, if they opt-in, will be electronic members. But, technology actually enables communication. JG: Two areas: technology and messaging platforms.

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor


Interchange-plus pricing: the non-negotiable rate that is charged by Mastercard or Visa plus the merchant account provider’s mark-up. SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT: Partner with a processor that: Is PCI compliant : meets the payment card industry data security standard.

Opportunities in the Face of Declining Membership How to Survive While Dealing with Industry Consolidation

Plexus Consulting

Technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate causing whole industries to disappear. Computer leasing is one industry that was thriving in the 1960s, ¹70s and ¹80s when computers were huge and expensive. Now that computers are pocket-sized and affordable this multimilliondollar subsector of the leasing industry disappeared virtually overnight. The pace of technological change will only continue to increase, as will its impact on business and professions.

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

If associations are the primary resource for industry professionals to develop their skills in their chosen profession, then it’s only logical that the association should be the first place they think of for career management and new opportunities.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

As Artificial Intelligence , the cloud, and virtual reality take hold , Industries will invest resources in Associations that are equally transformation focused. Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. Late Breaking News.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.10.20

Reid All About it

They warn, “We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.” The only thing constant in our industry is change.

Questions Are More Important Than Answers When Evaluating Your Association’s Tech

Association Adviser

Changing up the technology or software systems your association uses is scary. Most tech comes with a significant price tag and an even more significant amount of time and effort required to train on it and become proficient at its use. The duo discussed their experience rebuilding the tech stack for AIA and developing best practices to ensure your association has the right technology in place to meet your operational and member needs. WHEN do you look at technology?

Juice Up Your Conference App

Velvet Chainsaw

Beware of too-good-to-be-true pricing. If your organization wants to be viewed as the industry leader or on the cutting edge, you should select the best app today’s money can buy. Look for major industry technology providers to build or partner with leading mobile app solutions.

Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries. Pricing strategies (registration or expo).