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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Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

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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. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Associations have to keep up technologically or risk having members go elsewhere for information and question the association value proposition. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

Social Media and Leadership Survey Results


We will be sharing the results of our Social Media and Leadership Survey TODAY, Tuesday October 16 at a workshop in Washington, DC. Reggie Henry, Chief Technology Officer, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

The new association “normal”

Aaron Wolowiec

So for the price of “X,” the CEO and/or directors will be regular members (including receipt of print member magazine) and all the other staff, if they opt-in, will be electronic members. But, technology actually enables communication. JG: Two areas: technology and messaging platforms.

Explore Impact Leadership at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit: Free Registration Giveaway

Beth Kanter

If you want to a chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing something that you’d like to learn about Impact Leadership or some wisdom from your experience about practicing impact leadership!

Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans : Off Stage

Off Stage

16, 2010 - Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans. In the last two blogs Ive been discussing your IT needs as an association, particularly as a Realtor trade association, excluding any MLS technology needs you might have. Leadership Thoughts: Crafting the Job Description.

4 steps to build a business case for new membership software

Nimble AMS

Here’s how to create a compelling case for an investment in new membership management technology. Your old technology might have worked in the past, but it just isn’t keeping up with your organization’s evolving processes and needs. continued investment in outdated technology.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process


Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc.

Digital Leaders Fly Ahead of Disruption


Technology is our silent partner in the challenging job of keeping the economy moving during COVID-19. For others, the abrupt technological, administrative and cultural shift has been destabilizing. My interest in technology didn’t spring from being a math or science geek, far from it.

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

We created a director of career management (Redmond) to be in charge of the portal, as well as hired a full-time sales manager, Eli McLean, ASHA’s associate director, to revamp our job posting pricing structure to better serve our career vendors recruitment advertising sales.

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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. We lowered the price substantially.

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z


New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Give them opportunities to have a voice, take on leadership roles, and become influencers. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

Instead, you need to align your new online community with the mission and priorities of your association's leadership. This is how you can prove your new member community will be a valuable technology investment. Objection 1: Price.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.22.16

Reid All About it

What I Know For Sure About Leadership (Association Chat on Huzza). In this chat, hosted by KiKi L’Italien, founder of Amplified Growth, hear what Moery knows for sure about leadership. Presenter: David DeLorenzo, CIO, DelCor Technology Solutions.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Inclusive leadership. This opportunity is for association professionals who are responsible for reporting analytics to leadership, Boards of Directors, and other stakeholders, to come together in a free-flowing environment to share their lunchtime and discuss data analytics topics.

Embracing the Duty of Foresight: Part III

Association Adviser

For most directors, their attention, i.e., the capacity to provide sustained concentration, is highly fragmented due to their many personal, professional and other commitments, a condition often exacerbated by the constant use of mobile devices and other technology tools.

Vodka and Croissant: Interesting Business Leaders

Association Navigator

I am not a picky vodka drinker and so Tito’s easily meets my criteria: smooth, reasonably priced, and domestically produced. Shaich says he spends a lot of time thinking about how technology will help the next generation of restaurants compete.

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

Some AMS systems may offer complete, customized accounting functionality for a much higher price, but associations on a tech budget are stuck working with both an AMS and an accounting software system to cover their membership database and financial accounting needs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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It covers virtual event strategy and technology, including a list of platforms for different purposes. Lacy Packard, MPM, Director of Information Technology, The American Association of Justice. Ian Seidenberg, CSEP, Director of Event Technologies, Encore Event Technologies.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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Keith Skillman, CAE (moderator), senior research and content advisor, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Host: Association Women Technology Champions (AWTC). Discuss and evaluate emerging pricing models to consider for your Fall 2020 event.

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: 6.12.20

Reid All About it

I also like the 30-minute roundtables (8 person limit) based on interest, 1:1 virtual networking with other senior-level attendees, and the countdown clock on their home page showing when the registration price goes up. Abby Ohlheiser, MIT Technology Review ).

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Blue Sky eLearn

There are two ways to offer sponsored content: The advertiser can sponsor content created by your association, or the brand can contribute editorial they’ve created through their own thought leadership. Relationships and partnerships are built and solidified during challenging times.

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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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. Find out how onsite event technology can enable you to gather invaluable data when it comes to measuring and tracking the attendee journey and proving the impact of your event. Host: Association Women in Technology Champions.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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WBT Systems provides ideas for helping members deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis , including recession-focused information, resources, and benefits as well as guidance on pricing and marketing. Maintaining Culture and Community Leadership in a Time of Crisis.

Give Your Data the Muscle to be Convincing


Advances in technology have dramatically reduced the cost and efficiency of storing and analyzing humongous chunks of disparate facts and figures. The price of a single home is not a good indicator of its actual value. This information gives the home’s price meaning in the marketplace and against a buyers’ personal requirements. As a result of recent technology the power of data is growing exponentially.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.18.17

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Dion Hinchcliffe identifies the enterprise technologies to watch. Presenter: Cynthia D’Amour, leadership strategist, People Power Unlimited. Identify strategic and creative ways to price your education programs.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.5.20

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Hear from an expert and your peers in the association world as they share their expertise on platforms, best attendee experiences, verification of virtual programs, pricing options, and methods of virtual offerings (on-demand, pre-recorded, live).

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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? Members think “they won’t price gouge me,” “they won’t try to sell to me.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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The goals they discuss are thought leadership, meeting leads and decision-makers, product showcasing and brand awareness. Jake Toohey, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Joe Post, Vice President Strategy, Adage Technologies. Creating Your Association Leadership Path.

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.

Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. The Index’s return to the Industry is helping to justify price changes with its customers. Late Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.19

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Learn about different opportunities to make connections between national and state chapters, and the benefits of leveraging your chapters through existing technology channels. Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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WBT Systems shared some depressing statistics about the percentage of leadership positions held by women. Read their ideas for how associations can help support and train women on the path to leadership.

Association Events Can Learn from Amazon’s Disruption Model

Associations Now

Is there a transparent pricing model? I’ve been in situations where using the break-even formula (fixed costs/number of attendees + variable costs) would price us out of the market. I’ve worked with groups where the pricing is set because it just “feels” like $500.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

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Learn how to evaluate an Association Management Software based on 3 important, often overlooked criteria, avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface, and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. I’ve been thinking about morning habits, again.

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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria


Before you start thinking about technology, come to agreement with your team on your learning strategy. If you agree on the purpose for the technology you seek, you won’t be swayed by bells and whistles. How much of the decision will be dependent upon pricing ?

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