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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology.

How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. One of the key findings from Salesforce’s second edition of the State of the Connected Customer report , points to the importance of innovation.

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Top Findings from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Yet despite these threats, findings from the 2019 MembershipMarketing Benchmarking Report shows more associations continue to experience membership growth year over year than those that are seeing a decline in membership.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

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.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. Tech innovations such as blogging and social media platforms allow associations to host low-cost, two-way communication forums. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

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. As a former journalist, I love data.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” ” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives. Invent, reinvent, innovate.

Membership Marketing Blog: Innovation through Collaboration

Membership Marketing

Innovation through Collaboration. We are always looking for new innovative ways to do things better. So I wanted to share two items that I came across this week that attribute successful innovation to collaboration. First in an article in the Technology section of the Washington Post , the case is made that much of the economic dynamism of technology companies comes from sharing talent and ideas. First, innovation is collaborative. Price. (9).

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Being able to easily access data and reports once things get going will also be an important piece to the LMS puzzle. . Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? Flexible Reporting. Are you able to export the report and manipulate the data?

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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. And, at the pace at which innovation moves, the next big thing always seems to be just around the corner.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. This report is from The Bridgespan Group.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Kevin Kelly, from his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future ). Unlike many association management reports, the paper puts associations into their place in our larger world. Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

So if rising tides lift all boats, why are most associations reporting flat or low single-digit growth? Also look at learning preferences, technology adoption and topic interests. Technology is not synonymous for innovation; some associations are having breakthroughs by going back to old tech. Sources: *Oscars (MPA); **Billboard Top 100; # Year end closing price for Dow Jones Industrial Average ## U.S. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

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Finding Motivation in "You're Doing It Wrong"

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Will enough people report spam coming from ymem.net machines with links for ymcdn.com tracking bugs to public reputation systems and filter providers to cause real trouble? Pricing. Tags: Friday Fix , innovation.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. Innovation Trigger. Reporting CE issuance to accreditors is also a mess (are you familiar with PARS? ).

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions shares his observations and advice from two years of association technology assessments. To make many of the changes Mike suggests, you need more than technology, you need staff with an innovation mindset.

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How Transformational Is Your Association CIO (or IT Leader)?

Delcor

The role of the association CIO (or technology leader) is evolving before our eyes as associations adapt to a world full of disruption and change. But, associations aren’t the only organizations adjusting their approach to technology. And 9% report no strategy.

Words Make Worlds - Part 2 - Membership vs Citizenship

Association Subculture

Godwin at Case Western - Positive Organization Development: Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths. This paper is a MUST READ for anyone interested in innovation in our association community. We often attempt to think innovatively while not recognizing the common terminology we use can work to block us in. “Member pricing” is a sales technique not a philosophy. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC.

What’s the Big Idea?

Association Adviser

If you want to get better at innovating, don’t spend all your time with people just like you. To ensure better innovation during the day, make sure you and your team unplug and recharge at night—that’s a healthy form of R&D (rest and dream). Great ideas are a dime a dozen.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Of all the benchmark reports released in the association community each year, this is one of my favorites. One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

Their paper, Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations , shares the secrets to charity fundraising success: Building relationships with donors at all levels and how that relates to membership relationship building and management.

Association Relevance Despite Market Turbulence

Potomac Core

KPMG’s 2016 report “Setting the Course for Growth: CEO Perspectives” underscores how today’s CEO is laser focused on staying relevant in a turbulent global market. Factors that include China, oil price volatility, a less than robust U.S. Innovation Helps an Association Remain Relevant.

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Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Every year, I look forward to pouring over this report as soon as it comes out. Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics.

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

As we watch some of our wildest sci-fi fantasies become reality , the potential of technology seems limitless. From fax machines, to email, to smartwatches, technology has transformed the way the world does business.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

Competition for business and personal space may heat up too: Amazon is widely expected drive up already-expensive real estate prices in the region, making both office space and housing harder to come by.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

Reid All About it

Learn about different opportunities to make connections between national and state chapters, and the benefits of leveraging your chapters through existing technology channels. The responsibility and pressure, coupled with the time it takes to effectively handle direct reports can be daunting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. Host: Community IT Innovators.

Customers for Life: Meet the Zenoss TechZen User Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The new community platform introduced innovative collaboration capabilities, enhanced overall user experience, and provided scalability to support the rapid membership growth. John Boyle, Technology Alliances & Community, Zenoss.

Liftoff or Crash Landing? Prepare to Launch a Successful Digital Transformation

.orgCommunity

Reading your monthly membership report is like getting a bad diagnosis—over and over again. In my last post, I emphasized the idea that the human side of this process is as important, if not more so, than the technology. Innovation/Trends —How up to date are you with technology trends?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

Karim Guirguis, chief strategy and innovation officer at the American Bankruptcy Institute. Learn how event technology can simplify each phase of the event planning lifecycle; from venue sourcing to website building, employee wrangling, reporting, and everything in between.

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Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

As we watch some of our wildest sci-fi fantasies become reality , the potential of technology seems limitless. From fax machines, to email, to smartwatches, technology has transformed the way the world does business. But with the wealth of business tools and technology available, creating a consideration set for your business can seem like a monumental project. Technology spending is also reportedly a small portion of nonprofits’ budgets, averaging less than 4.2

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

Reid All About it

Tagoras , a consulting and education firm specializing in the market for lifelong learning, invites you to participate in a survey that will help our community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

Reid All About it

Dan Hickey at DelCor describes the seven steps your association should take when building a technology project team. Presenter: Chris Green, Senior Application Analyst at Association Technologies, Inc. Hosts: Unleashed Technologies and Siteimprove.

Friday Buzz: Concrete Evidence on the Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships

Associations Now

A new report from the NJ Policy Research Organization provides a comprehensive look at how integral the bonds that tie businesses, associations, state governments, and academia are to economic success. Read Washington Post reporter Ana Swanson’s story on their findings here.

Attract Smaller Companies and Startups to Your Tradeshows

Associations Now

Some thoughts on wooing these exhibitors, who may offer ideas and innovations that your members need to be successful long term. According to the latest edition of ASAE’s Association Operating Ratio Report , exhibit and tradeshow booth fees account for 14.5

INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers

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Speaker: Christopher Penn, Vice President, Marketing Technology, SHIFT Communications. So as our ability to control our messaging, our channels, and our product innovation decreases, the last currency on which we can rely to create real enterprise value is our brand. Gary Vaynerchuk.

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