Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Association Success

I bet that if you pull any association’s job posting for a leadership opening, you will find the word “innovation” at least half the time, either as a requirement of the type of person or a descriptor of where the organization is going. Let’s make a bet.

What’s A Learning Experience Platform? The Essential Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

For years, the LMS has reigned supreme as the top learning platform for associations. But, what really is an LXP and how is it different from your typical LMS? LMS vs. LXP: Should you invest in a learning experience platform? What is the difference between an LMS and an LXP?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.19.21

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Association innovation. Throughout March, Mary Byers, CAE, and the Loyalty Research Center are sharing stories about highly innovative organizations, their best practices, interviews with innovators, and challenge questions about innovation to ponder. LMS Demo Day.

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Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue


Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. Having a strong non-dues revenue program gives your association the freedom to experiment with new membership models and other innovation projects. __. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

See the top 10 articles from in 2019

Association Success

As we wrap up an exciting year of publishing blog posts with challenging ideas and innovative solutions, we hoped to take a look back at some of the most engaging content we at have published in 2019.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality. Here’s a little piece I did on microvolunteering —one of my longtime soapbox topics—for my state association’s newsletter. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.20.16

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Meeting planners need to stay on top of technological advances, corporate initiatives, budget restrictions, attendee expectations, meeting innovations and organizational goals or risk becoming obsolete. Learn about innovative tactics that can earn attention, spark interest, and inspire journalists from national papers and top bloggers to cover your events. – Sample Swap for Newsletter Templates.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


The former will typically look at event attendance, while the latter might refer to their learning management system (LMS) to gauge how often members take advantage of further education opportunities. People join associations to stay up-to-date on best practices and innovations in their field.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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17 non-negotiable things your email newsletter needs right now. ( – LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls. The right LMS can mean the difference between a big success and a big headache, but the selection process can be daunting.

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Talk to students about the different aspects of their experience: instructors, curriculum, materials, delivery formats, learning community, LMS features, and, most importantly, impact. You have to find a balance between old and new by taking advantage of innovation to make what you’re good at even better—a more cost-effective approach that involves less risk and, therefore, results in a lower failure rate.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.13.20

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The discussion topic for the first portion of the meeting: membership renewals and innovative techniques to drive renewal rates. The Secret to Creating Email Newsletters That People Will Want to Read.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

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You might want to take a look at this post from LMS provider WBT Systems about the benefits of outsourcing instructional design. Presenter: veteran planner Joan Eisenstodt, author of Meetings Today’s Friday With Joan monthly newsletter. Using Disruptive Innovation for Association Sustainability. Attendees have exclusive access to 12 pre-recorded, expert-led sessions, each focused on the innovative potential of our industry.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

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Last week, WBT Systems explained how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Now they’re back with advice on how to present that persuasive case for a new LMS to decision-makers. Host: Community IT Innovators. Presenter: Matt Eshleman, Chief Technology Officer, Community IT Innovators. Using Lean Innovation to Identify New Revenue Streams and Increase Member Engagement (Alexandria VA).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

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WBT Systems provides advice for LMS training during and after implementation. Curated newsletters are where it’s at. Learn how the events industry will be transformed by digital innovation, delivering greater value for event attendees, sponsors, and organizers. See what innovative new structures, best practices, ideas, and solutions were presented.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.22.18

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WBT Systems explains how to develop really good LMS requirements. Newsletters with curated content are the best. You’ve taken the steps to introduce innovative e-learning programs, but how do you ensure you get the same level of engagement from your audience? Presenter: Matt Eshleman, CTO, Community IT Innovators.