5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communication

Association Adviser

How can we increase non-dues revenue? One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications. If non-dues revenue isn’t where you want it to be, chances are your member engagement isn’t, either.

5 Ways to Power Boost Your Revenue from Member Communications

Association Adviser

How can we increase non-dues revenue? One of the most valuable revenue-building tools all associations have in their arsenal is member communications. If non-dues revenue isn’t where you want it to be, chances are your member engagement isn’t, either.

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Association Revenue Trends in the US and UK (Plus 3 Tips for Increasing Your Income)

Higher Logic

Associations have to adapt to new member expectations, advancing technology and the shifting needs of their industries. Where Associations Get Their Revenue Today. Association income is typically into two broad categories: Membership dues revenue, also called subscription revenue.

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. Their gross revenue exceeded $120K. Ideas, innovation, and progress will accelerate. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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.

Developing a Non-Dues Revenue Strategy for Sustainability

Association Success

The technological and innovative competition confronting association revenue streams requires a comprehensive strategy – including strong corporate partnerships. In reality, garnering the attention of members with revenue-based offerings is easier said than done.

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.

Talk Less About Innovation and More About the Future

Associations Now

Resist the temptation to demand instant innovation, and instead motivate your team with conversation about the future. New ideas for nondues revenue on my desk by Monday! Everybody must innovate! Maybe even some innovative ones.

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […].

Innovation Summit Highlights Strategies for Success in a Digital Future


If you’ve been wondering whether your organization is ready for the digital future,orgCommunity’s Innovation Summit was the right place to find answers. Innovation only catches fire, if the person at the top strikes the match. Roy Chompko ,* President, Adage Technologies.

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways. Regular Association Adviser readers may have noticed a plethora of instapolls about technology recently. Features search SEM technology video By Hank Berkowitz.

Five Conference Technology Mindsets

Velvet Chainsaw

Meeting professional face a tall technology order today. More conferences are placing a high priority on using technology that not only improves the attendee experience, extends its reach, and streamlines processes, but fits into their organizations’ overall digital strategy.

Innovation in Healthcare Social Media


ICF is doing a lot of great work around innovation in healthcare IT, as well as exploring how social media can help push the healthcare industry forward. Here are some awesome free resources for you to check out: Innovation from Within [WHITE PAPER].

Why Technology Alone Will Not Move The Needle For Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m a fan of technology. But, and it’s a big, big but: technology alone will not truly move your conference needle. Technology Isn’t Your Savior My email box is littered with announcements of the next great event technology. Usually though, technology is not enough.

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry


emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. The program featured association executives and industry leaders sharing how innovation, culture, technology, and data have helped them redesign their operations and position their organizations for success in this era of disruption. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

Interview: The Surprising Benefits of In-House Technology Development

Association Success

A decade ago, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) set out on a mission to modernize their whole organization through technology. Is your association sitting on a piece of technology that others could benefit from?

A Meaningful, Sustainable Way to Rev Your Non-Dues Revenue. But be Patient.


They [not just executives] drive innovation and move the organization forward.Hay Group: [Engaged employees offer] discretionary effort – their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty or go the extra mile for the organization.

Why The Path to Innovation is Paved Through Partnership

Associations Now

As consumer expectations continue to rise, companies are increasingly turning to strategic partnerships to grow their revenues and customer base rather than relying on traditional sales and marketing tactics. Partnerships allow MGM to provide clients and the community innovate programs.

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.

Is Sequestration Killing Innovation?

Associations Now

Representatives from the technology sector also weighed in. Ian Steff, vice president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, told reporters that his company invested nearly 20 percent of its revenues, or some $32 billion, in R&D projects last year.

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?

3 Must-Haves in Your Marketing Technology Stack (#3 Might Surprise You)


While marketing often ends there, your business and revenue opportunities extend far beyond getting customers to sign on the dotted line. Existing customers are one of the most powerful sources of revenue and even new business that you have. What’s the first thing you do every day?

How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

Direct costs, indirect costs and your revenue expectations are major influencers when determining your budget. Do you need to purchase new technology to accommodate lighting, audio or visuals? Engage People Invigorate Revenue Transform Culture

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When Innovation Competes With Your Traditional Values

Associations Now

Another site from the early-2000s era of inter-webbing, MetaFilter , showed up in the news last week after it announced it was laying off much of its staff in a last-ditch effort to deal with a severe drop in revenue—a drop caused by a massive, unexpected decline in the website’s traffic.

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

When we realize eLearning is not bound by the same constraints as in-person events, new opportunities multiply our revenue potential. Quantify your market share and set realistic goals for expected revenue. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology.

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A Taste for Tech: Restaurant Technology Appeals to All Generations

Associations Now

Millennials are using new restaurant technology at a higher rate, but the gap among frequent users is smaller than you’d think, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association. That technology gap you’ve heard about between millennials and baby boomers?

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.

Can associations keep pace in the tech race?

Aaron Wolowiec

About 60 percent of respondents to our latest unscientific reader poll said they’ve encountered more surprises in technology over the past 12 months than in any other area of association management. That includes membership growth, non-dues revenue, social media and Big Data.

Disruptive Associations

Potomac Core

Be assured that the current slow growth environment or an economic downturn will inflict significant pain on your revenues and membership at some point. Disruptive Associations. A snapshot by the Conference Board of both the U.S.

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Obsessive Innovation: Why Associations Must Constantly Turn to What’s Next

Associations Now

At the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit Sunday, opening general session speaker Josh Linkner explained to association leaders the five “obsessions” of innovative thinkers and showed them how they can be adopted back at the office.

American Heart Association Experiments With Revenue-Raising Ideas

Associations Now

The American Heart Association’s chairman wants to see his organization’s revenues hit $1 billion annually to better serve the group’s mission. Haddock hopes to see the organization’s revenues grow to $1 billion annually—up from its current $620 million.

How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

Direct costs, indirect costs and your revenue expectations are major influencers when determining your budget. Do you need to purchase new technology to accommodate lighting, audio or visuals? Engage People Invigorate Revenue Transform Culture Uncategorized

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What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Want more event sponsorship revenue? (Of blog roundup changeblogging cool technology innovation leadership management marketing social media Associations Now Beth Kanter Big Data Colleen Dilenschneider David Gammel design thinking Eric Lanke Google Inc.

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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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Leverage Technology; Don’t Be a Slave to IT

Association Adviser

But that’s the approach many associations seem to be following when it comes to taming the technology beast. To help your figure out where to devote your tech energies for 2014 and beyond, we reached out to some of the association world’s best technology minds for guidance. We need to set boundaries or else we’ll became a slave to technology and never do our best thinking or problem solving. OSAE’s Yates said the live stream technology’s getting easier and easier to use.

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. Non-Dues Revenue. (1).

From the Corner Office: Leveraging Research, Technology and Information Sharing to Keep Us a All Safer

Association Adviser

AA: We noticed you have partnerships with global technology, telecommunications and financial corporations. PC: Executives of companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Motorola, Bank of Canada want to be connected to police chiefs because they have tools, technologies and systems for making law enforcement more efficient. The Research Foundation’s goal is to advance law enforcement through research, education and innovation. Non-dues revenue has become increasingly important to us.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Revenue Opportunities. Of course, the first thing to consider when it comes to revenue is how easy is it for your learners to make a purchase? An Innovative Company. Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking.

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10 tactics to ensure your strategic plan addresses member learning

Aaron Wolowiec

In my mind, there are really only two possible outcomes: Member learning is well-represented in the strategic plan, both as a core service of the organization and as an important revenue stream. Launch a survey to determine satisfaction of current education program offerings, member needs, opportunities for improvement and communication/technology preferences.

Are You Disillusioned About Change at Your Association?

Smooth The Path

Look across our industry, and you see innovation, experimentation, and staff embracing advanced technologies. Revenues did not skyrocket through the roof. Seven years ago, the talk in our industry was about relevance.