4 Reasons You Should Integrate Your Learning Management System and Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

You’re very capable, as you’ve learned your trade on the job with some specialized training, but you’re a sole proprietor, and you’ve got some questions. The American Gear Manufacturing Association (AGMA), a trade association with about 500 member companies of various sizes, recognized that its members were facing these types of challenges, so it jumped to fill the gap. Meeting Members’ Needs Through Education and Connection. Streamlined Course Experience.

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

Their professional development and competency-based learning offers are second to none. And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. Choosing the Best LMS Software. Unfortunately, not every LMS has the tools associations need to provide the professional development that many industries are missing. Not everyone learns the same way. Learning Paths.

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

One of the main functions of an association is facilitating the professional development of your members. This could mean providing networking opportunities ( maybe through an online member community ), posting job openings, and even providing continuing education (CE) programs. It’s vital for industry professionals to stay up-to-date on their learning, whether that’s renewing certifications or diving into the latest innovations in their industries. Social learning features.

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Nimble AMS introduces integrations with learning management systems that help power association growth

Nimble AMS

Reducing manual burden for association staff while providing a great member experience online. Did you know 85 percent of members want their association to provide continuing education opportunities, making it the most important benefit of membership*? While association members are attending fewer in-person courses, their use of webcasts and on-demand training is skyrocketing. Lack of insight to attract and maintain and grow member relations due to siloed data.

5 benefits of video-based learning.

YourMembership Blog

Easily delivered through a learning management system, video is the most engaging way to hold your association members’ and learners’ attention. Video-based learning is a widely-accepted e-learning trend, and it’s gaining momentum. What makes it trendy now and soon a staple of learning is it’s shorter, crispier and engaging nature, changing the way your association […].

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning.

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6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high. Associations can run different types of webinars to make up for lost revenue from canceled annual events and continue giving members a helpful, engaging, relevant experience. Onboard New Members. We're doing weekly events, all about fostering deeper connections between you and your members.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization is one “that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself” According to this definition , this type of organization is more responsive to external pressures, has a faster pace of change within the organization, and is better able to innovate and remain competitive. A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

The way we learn is constantly evolving. Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. At the same time, the means whereby learning/training is recognized, accredited and validated is also changing. Specific industry-recognized skills and experience are highly sought after. Balancing Badges to Benefit Association, Employer, and Member Needs.

How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage. Exploring new ways to keep your members engaged and informed about your events can increase overall member satisfaction and translate to a boost in event attendance. Building on that reputation can help you retain members and ignite interest in upcoming events.

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Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Here are six member benefit ideas that should do the trick. Members-Only Job Boards. Partner with major employers and experts in your field to create job boards for your members. Keep job postings open to the public to entice prospects, but make the application available to members only. This creates a public-facing benefit that helps potential members find you while also providing a compelling reason to join. Flexible Online Learning and Certifications.

3 Types of Online Learning Experiences Association Members Love (And How to Provide Them)

Higher Logic

Online learning and distance education is on the rise, providing easy-to-access and challenging development opportunities for users. Because with online learning, associations can provide training to a larger number of members in more flexible formats, something that is helping online education become a popular member benefit. Individual Learning. Individual learning experiences are self-study courses. Group Learning. Blended Learning.

Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew. Learning management system data.

Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members. Whether the association is made up of people in the same professional field or just those with common interests, members appreciate an association that offers a variety of events and learning opportunities. Therefore, it makes sense to meet your members where they already are. User management.

The Unexpected Problem with Your Association’s Online Learning Program (and How to Fix It)

Higher Logic

Education is a huge benefit associations can provide for their members, and online education is a great way of providing it. And today, with learning management system (LMS) options that seamlessly integrate with your online community, it’s possible to create a centralized member experience that includes education and certifications of all types. E-learning is not the first industry by far to come up against a digital readiness gap—and get past it.

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Daily Buzz: Event Registration’s New Frontier

Associations Now

Also: Finding a learning management system fit for your organization. Everyone is talking about the sexy technology developments around VR experiences, facial recognition, etc., What Should You Look For in an LMS? I know several #association leaders either developing their own system or trying to customize an out of the box LMS to fit their needs. association #learning [link]. Another LMS requirement?

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How 3 Associations Used a Microsoft-powered AMS to Execute Digital Transformation

Protech

A ssociation management software ( AMS ) help s member-based organizations optimize processes, energize member engagement, enhance organizational decision making and transform their organizations. . NADO Transforms Staff and Member Experience s .

Daily Buzz: Why You Need a Data Advocate

Associations Now

Also: Why digital transformations are good for members. The idea is that at least one team member should serve as a data advocate—someone who keeps insights accurate and top of mind. Being a data advocate, champion, translator, or storyteller—whether you are a CEO, board member, staff member or volunteer—is tough work,” Dilenschneider says. “It’s Improve the Member Experience by Going Digital. Digital transformations can be, well, a lot to manage.

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How to engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

Aptify

To engage today’s members, personalization is no longer a nice-to-have. Consumer (and member) demands for personalization are at all-time highs. Here are four ideas to help you engage your members with the personalized experience they’ve come to expect. We’ve all come to expect highly targeted experiences like those from leading companies like Amazon and Netflix. It’s a hot topic in the world of marketing and customer experience. allows members?to

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5 eLearning Implementation Best Practices for Associations

Fonteva

If your association is looking for more ways to facilitate your members’ professional development and encourage them to take active roles in all that your association has to offer, you’ll want to consider providing them with eLearning opportunities. Effective eLearning targets your members’ most pressing continuing education needs and presents courses in a captivating way. You can utilize your association learning management system (LMS) and other platforms.

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Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

Nimble AMS

How integrations with your association management software can improve the member experience. As for-profit companies provide more connected experiences, your members expect the same in more areas of their lives – including their experiences with your association. Here’s how you can start to deliver a more seamless member experience for your members through system integrations. Event Solutions + LMS. AMS + LMS.

8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. You may already recognize the importance of an online career center for providing member value and generating non-dues revenue for your organization.

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9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? One of the top benefits an association provides for its members is job opportunities. You may already recognize the importance of an online career center for providing member value and generating non-dues revenue for your organization.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. EST featuring outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang , the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. EST – community managers, have the adult beverage of your choice ready and join in.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Monday, January 23 is Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD). If your association has a community manager, I know you already appreciate him or her because your online community would likely fail without their attention. EST featuring outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang , the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. EST – community managers, have the adult beverage of your choice ready and join in.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.5.18

Reid All About it

He describes his experience over at the DelCor blog along with the reasons we might be seeing this technology more often at offices and events near you. WBT Systems explains the difference between certification, certificate programs and designations , describes the benefits of these types of credentialing programs, and provides questions you should ask before deciding to offer them. and how to get the right statistics to prevent national and chapter level members from leaving.

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AMS vs. CRM: Integrating Strategy and Software

Protech

And occasionally, we hear nonprofit professionals use the terms association management software (AMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) interchangeably , which clouds the benefits of an AMS built on top of a CRM platform. . A s Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management points out , “CRM is not a functionality or a technology; it is a strategy and philosophy. One of the most important things to keep in mind about a CRM system is that it is?ultimately

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

Reid All About it

The conference experience just stopped. Inspired by Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering , WBT Systems describes how to close a conference in a meaningful way instead of ghosting your attendees. More info/register (fee for MPI non-members). Host: Talented Learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems replies with an emphatic Yes. MemberSuite identifies these opportunities, because that’s what they are, so you can provide a complete event experience like no other. I started this weekly publication because young members of my state SAE lamented not having a big enough PD budget to acquire all the CAE credits they needed. Yes, there’s a fee, but it looks like a memorable experience so check it out. Using Feedback to Capture the Member Story.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems explains how to increase your sales to nonmembers , an underappreciated market segment with huge potential. MemberSuite describes how technology (beyond the conference app) can help you improve the event attendee experience. What a member (or anyone) says they need isn’t always what they really need. At Association Success , Chris Beaman explains why you have to dig deeper and keep asking Why to fully understand how to meet member needs.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

I read about NIGP’s “HR arm” in a thread in ASAE Collaborate’s Executive Management Section (see message #13). The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Tue 1/17 at 12 p.m.* – Proactive vs. Reactive Community Management Tactics. Learn about the community lifecycle and how the role of your community manager evolves in each stage.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

I read about NIGP’s “HR arm” in a thread in ASAE Collaborate’s Executive Management Section (see message #13). The council manages leadership recruitment, candidate evaluation, and nominations. Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Tue 1/17 at 12 p.m.* – Proactive vs. Reactive Community Management Tactics. Learn about the community lifecycle and how the role of your community manager evolves in each stage.