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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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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.

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Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? HBR posted a good article recently about Why Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate. Innovation doesn’t have to be free time given to employees to pursue their own joy.

Don't Let Ego Kill Innovation in your Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Don’t Let Your Ego Get in the Way of Innovation. The biggest enemy of innovation is not fear (that can be overcome). If you are satisfied with your organization’s success there’s no reason to innovate.

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. While they have the enthusiasm, they may need the goals of your innovation to be laid out for them. Pricing.

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.

To Invite Innovation, Make Friends With Risk and Change


When we were new entrepreneurs, you could fit the scope of technology into the same neat boxes that contained the hardware and software that made it run. Medicine is a complex environment where exponential advancements in research and technology are occurring simultaneously with a transformation in the way that physicians’ practice. The accelerated timeline of these activities reflects the organization’s belief in the value of synchronizing technology and operations.

A Quick Way to Invigorate Your Off-site Meeting

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Here’s one I’m repurposing into an innovative Friday Fix: Pink talks about replacing your off-site (planning or review) meeting with a FedEx Day. ” How are you finding new ways to invigorate your team? Pricing. Tags: Daniel Pink , Drive , efficiency , FedEx , Friday Fix , innovation , motivation , staff. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations.

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 ). Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today. Project management and team dynamics. Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up.

7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

The primary purpose of an RFP: to gather proposals and discover how well potential products meet your requirements at an acceptable price. Select the core team that will evaluate the options. Nimble AMS Association Software Technology

Best Way to Improve Creativity

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Pricing. Tags: blogging , creativty , innovation. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages.

What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

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. In response to this challenge, some associations have made impressive gains in their adoption of technology, particularly in the areas of mobile, social media, video, online learning, connectivity and more. Also keep in mind that you can innovate by using old technology, too.

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Do Associations Really Have it Worse?

Smooth The Path

Are associations more stuck in their ways, more constrained, and less technologically adept than other non-association organizations of similar demographics? While conducting association industry research on innovation , many respondents indicated this was true.

Finding Motivation in "You're Doing It Wrong"

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Pricing. Tags: Friday Fix , innovation. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding.

Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. Have Fearless implementation in their DNA – Fast moving culture with energized staff in a time of innovation and rapid change. Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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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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Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership


A few years ago, I was a member of a consulting team that interviewed the senior leadership of Cemex in Mexico, a global cement and building materials giant. Demand Perspective Humanize associations community innovation social media strategic thinkingWe all have had these moments.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.18.17

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Dion Hinchcliffe identifies the enterprise technologies to watch. The Comedy of Team Building: Build Strong Teams Using Lessons from Improv. Performing improv comedy is one of the ultimate team-building experiences.

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What’s the Big Idea?

Association Adviser

“Shadow-boxing” is a technique that allows your team to look at your organization the way a competitor would. If you want to get better at innovating, don’t spend all your time with people just like you. Getting your head in an innovation mindset.

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


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.

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


Digital technology has fundamentally altered customer expectations and some of the associations that neglected to take the necessary steps to digitize their business have disappeared. A digital company innovates to deliver enhanced products, services, and customer engagement.".

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how technology and collaboration can be a virtuous cycle.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. Host: ASAE Technology Section Council.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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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.

8 Reasons Your Customer Support Improves with an Online Community

Higher Logic

You need a way to differentiate yourself outside of product and price, which can only be tweaked so much. It will often cause them to select you for renewals and recommend you even if your prices are higher than the competition.

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.

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. Leading Your Team to Success. Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Technology that was once bleeding edge has now come of age — seasoned, mature, and ready for you to implement.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world-class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. Technology that was once bleeding edge has now come of age — seasoned, mature, and ready for you to implement.

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


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. Strategy —Is technology strategy integrated into your strategic plan? Innovation/Trends —How up to date are you with technology trends?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.22.19

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Dan Hickey at DelCor describes the seven steps your association should take when building a technology project team. He shares good advice about getting the team’s buy-in, discussing the level of commitment required, positioning their involvement as an opportunity, and much more.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

Reid All About it

Learn how to assess and improve editorial team alignment, peer review policies, and instructions for authors. Now, other organizations are leveraging the unique strengths of open source to deliver world-class learning at an affordable price.

Three Ways to Maintain the Post Conference Momentum

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. There’s the pre-learning/preparing you do, the actual conference learning and the innovation that occurs from your experience. Pricing. Tags: conference , innovation.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

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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.

Plexus Consulting Group?: What Can Be Done to Restart Growth

Plexus Consulting

In today’s “go-slow” economy, confronted with uncertainty, it takes vision and innovation to create growth. An expansion of broadband access and performance is needed to cope with rising demand and innovation. If conditions are right, private-sector innovation and jobs will follow” · Meet the resource-productivity imperative: The steady decline in real resource prices enjoyed throughout the 20 th century has now reversed course.

INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers


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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Solutions Day Speakers Chart Paths to Success in Uncertain Times


But before we roll up our sleeves for the Innovation Summit (February 28, 2019), we’re taking a moment to recap the exhilaration of a great learning experience. Watching my kids dive fearlessly into the deep end of technology is always an inspiration. Innovation Awards. A highlight of the event was recognizing the special people and teams for whom entrepreneurship means doing business as usual. You can’t put a price on that amazing resource.

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Good Enough: the silent killer of organizations

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Management Team. Being comfortable is not the road to innovation. Pricing. Tags: Friday Fix , good enough , innovation , mediocrity , organization. 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. Partner Programs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.30.18

Reid All About it

I know how badly you want to put your technology project (and all that heavy drinking) behind you, but before you move onto your next big project, heed Gretchen Steenstra’s advice at the DelCor blog: before moving forward, do a technology project close. Innovation and Events.

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