2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends.

YourMembership Blog

In our recent Digital Member Study, we found a majority of members say technology plays a big role in their everyday lives. The study shows that members, in general, are ahead of the technology adoption curve (see chart below). Sixty-three percent of members identify themselves as ahead of the curve or early adopters of technology. The post 2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends. Industry News & Trends Tech Trends Community Brands

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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Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies.

Members Hire Industry Advocacy and Promotion

Potomac Core

What they are looking for are opportunities to address their company’s challenges and help position their Industry for growth. As Associations ponder their future strategies, the message is clear: Members hire industry advocacy and promotion.

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Now, more than ever, associations can serve as a trusted industry resource.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. Overall, the survey found smartphones and wireless data/streaming video have had the most influence on the meetings industry.

Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology.

YourMembership Blog

The post Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology. Industry News & Trends Tech Trends Community BrandsThe way we connect, communicate, learn and shop is ever-changing. Consequently, your association members have a heightened level of expectation for flexibility, convenience and personalization in everything they do. But, association experiences are struggling to keep up with these growing member expectations.

Using Voice-Activated Technology to Deliver Industry News

Associations Now

To tap into voice technology and engage its readers on their smart speakers, the American Chemical Society has designed a daily news briefing specifically for Amazon Echo devices. The post Using Voice-Activated Technology to Deliver Industry News appeared first on Associations Now

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. It might be very well worth borrowing philosophies from outside the industry. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations. Creating an innovative organization all starts with a vision.

Technology Takeaways From the Hospitality Industry

Associations Now

A new survey sheds light on how hotels and restaurants are engaging their guests through technology tools. But does your association’s meetings technology make it easy for attendees to engage and interact at your meeting?

Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today’s association business environment requires us to stay abreast of ever-evolving technologies, and be ready to pivot. In fact, technology is moving fast in every industry, and we must stay ahead of the curve to meet our business objectives with success.

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

26 Disruptive & Technology Trends


26 Disruptive & Technology Trends 2016 – 2018 from Brian Solis. Featured Social, In Theory Industry InsiderFrom Brian Solis. Oh and check out slide 27-28. ——— ( photo credit ).

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

Nimble AMS

Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. Failing to keep up with technology may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to deliver a great member experience.

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. Virtual event content in some industries will be more dynamic, unscripted, and entertaining. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

Turn Member Influencers Into Industry Ambassadors

Associations Now

If you have members who are influential in your industry or profession, consider putting them to work as ambassadors. Regardless of where your association’s influencers reside, consider if they could serve as an ambassador for your industry or profession.

Technology Standards and Flight Delays

Association Management

hour flight from DC-Boston to give you time to think), I started thinking about a few ways technology has made my travel experience so much different over the past few years. It’s only ten years ago that Wi-Fi was a “technology to watch” in PC magazine.

Engage Your Membership with Social Technology [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The association turned to Higher Logic’s online community platform, an industry leader in cloud-based networking, collaboration and mobile membership tools for associations and nonprofits.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


Thanks to companies like Tesla, Netflix, and Amazon, the fourth industrial revolution is increasing the pace of change and customer expectations. To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. .

Recording Industry Group Adapts to Changing Technologies

Associations Now

Associations often struggle with change, but the Recording Industry Association of America—which recently updated the way it measures music popularity—is breaking that mold. The music industry’s historic Gold and Platinum Program is getting a refresh.

2 types of cyberattacks your nonprofit or association can avoid.

YourMembership Blog

Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders association industry association technology cloud-based technology cyberattacks data and security data integrity data privacy data protection nonprofit sector nonprofit services and solutions nonprofits

How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?


How are YOU using learning technologies in your organization? . Their goal is to understand both whether and how organizations are using learning technologies. Jeff Cobb says they “define “learning technologies” broadly. HELP TAGORAS OUT!

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology. New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

[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. From the Trenches Industry Insider Useful Databy Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

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 YourMembership.com 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.)

Make your association the kind of place a techie wants to work

YourMembership Blog

Today is National Techies Day – a day when students are encouraged to consider a career in technology. Industry News & Trends Online Community Mobile Technology SocialLink Mobile DesignNational Techies Day is a perfect occasion to consider the future of your association.

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.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Membership Technology Association Association Management Company Technical Process

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Technology is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, yet only 25 percent of associations prioritize technology to help manage their organizations, according to Salesforce.

Technology, your association, and your members. Where do you stand?

YourMembership Blog

How do you go about making decisions involving the technology needs for your association that enable you to serve your members more effectively? We asked that question last week in our webinar, Make the Right Choice: Eva luating Technology for Your Association.

Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

YourMembership Blog

Ideally, it should represent the leader for your industry or profession, locally, regionally, or nationally. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp and many others have literally created an industry around brand awareness. What role is technology playing in your efforts ?

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning?

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

Thanks for doing your part to improve our industry and advance the profession! The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies? Education & Adult Learning Event Technology adult learning digital meetings event technology hybrid meetings

Study: Robotics Presents Opportunity to Security Industry

Associations Now

Like other industries, research from the Security Industry Association shows that automation can help enhance the skills of human workers. Automation is one of the biggest trends associations are facing , and the security industry is no exception.

Top Auto Groups Combine in Major Industry Merger

Associations Now

The auto industry is shifting into a new gear this week in a move that brings the global sector together in a single trade group. That’s the kind of work that a unified industry can do as efficiently or more so than we’ve been able to do in the past,” Bozzella said.

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.

New Technology Challenges Polygraph in Lie-Detection Industry

Associations Now

Over 2,000 law enforcement, security, and military agencies around the globe are using a new lie-detection technology to help with criminal investigations and to screen potential employees. Merchant, who serves in the Erie, Pennsylvania, police department, was introduced to the technology while on an out-of-state investigation. The technology was used in the investigation into the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.