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. Not everyone learns the same way.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Abila, the folks who introduced the concept of Social CRM to the association market, acquires Peach New Media.

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4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat

YourMembership Blog

But what do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? It may be time to diversify your revenue stream beyond membership dues. The post 4 Ideas for When Your Association’s Revenue Goes Flat appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Non-Dues Revenue Job Board Software Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueYou work hard to develop programs that deliver value for your members.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. This instantly expands your reach and can increase your non-dues revenue if you’re charging virtual attendees.

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7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Want to learn more?

Association e-learning: what you need to know

Aaron Wolowiec

Sarah Lugo, digital marketing coordinator for Digitec Interactive. This month’s guest blog post is by Sarah Lugo, digital marketing coordinator for Digitec Interactive. Invest in marketing.

Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Rock Your Portal Home Page

Blue Sky eLearn

A learning portal home page is your first impression to woo and win your target audience. Take a look at your learning portal home page and estimate the word to graphics ratio. Consider optimizing graphics to manage page load speeds. Offer mobile learning opportunities.

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Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Headlines like, “The LMS Market Is Quickly Losing Ground,” and “Traditional eLearning is Dead,” have prompted concerned association leaders to ask me: “Why should I invest in an LMS if the technology is dying?”. Corporate LMS Systems Must Evolve or Die.

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Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members.

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Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Planning is essential to define what you’re looking for from your learning solution.

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Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Because they know the LMS market, consultants have a good idea about what your budget will buy.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

Many associations are guilty of devaluing online learning courses and webinars as there is typically less administration overhead and no hard costs associated with things like booking a room or organizing lunch, so the event is perceived as creating less of an impact.

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you ever daydream about having a new learning platform? Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. Learn about decision-makers and their expectations. First, you have to learn about your audience: the decision-maker(s).

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? Document what you learn. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy!

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. Deliver the offline learning experience online.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. Deliver the offline learning experience online.

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Associations Have the Advantage in the Digital Badges Market

WBT Systems

54 percent of those executives say the education system doesn’t teach the skills needed for today’s workforce. Associations are well-positioned to take advantage of the increased employer and learner interest in competency-based learning. You can become the market leader by offering digital badges that focus on the skills required for employment in your industry or profession. With digital badges, you learn (and buy) only what you need.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Through a learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials. Adaptive Learning.

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What 1 association learned from launching its first LMS

Association Success

I had been hired in a new role to assist in growing LeadingAge’s “distance” learning offerings. . I had worked at smaller aging nonprofits, none of which had a robust online learning platform. Lessons learned. Engage People Invigorate Revenue

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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. Event management tools can boost attendance by adding value to the member experience.

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11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

If you're involved in community management, you've likely heard of the 90-9-1 principle. It's only been a focus for the past few decades and, unlike more traditional disciplines like marketing and finance, you can't go to school and major in it.

3 Reasons Why Online Mentoring Programs Attract New Members

Higher Logic

They are direct quotes from Marketing General’s 2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report , which lists new member acquisition as one of the top three priorities for associations. Market Your Mentoring Program and Create Lasting Connections.

Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

As technology has evolved, it’s (become) all visual,” said Jason McKee, the chief marketing officer for Accessibility Shield, a firm that helps companies reach ADA compliance. Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . Featured Invigorate RevenueWhen President George H.W.

[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

Objective #3 - Revenue. Volunteer Management : Track and reward volunteers using traditional practices like personalized thank you letters and physical gifts, in addition to gamification tactics like virtual badges, ribbons, and a volunteer leaderboard.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

That’s why I like the “most popular posts of the past year” posts that come out this time of year, like this one from AMS provider MemberSuite and this one from LMS provider WBT Systems. Mike Murray, Content Marketing Institute ). How to Train and Manage Your Booth Staff.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s time for Marketing General Incorporated’s (MGI) 11 th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. Three ways content marketers can provide value to the sales team.

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Achieve More by Connecting the Dots for Your Association

Association Adviser

Too often, associations think of their technology solutions from too narrow a perspective: How can my AMS more effectively manage my member data, or, how can my career center help me provide increased member value? Technology association technology integrated marketing silos technology

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

Higher Logic

Flexible Online Learning and Certifications. Lifelong learning is a major goal for many people, so provide flexible eLearning options to help your members master new skills. To get the most of their eCourses, many associations use a learning management system (LMS).

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Daily Buzz: Event Registration’s New Frontier

Associations Now

Also: Finding a learning management system fit for your organization. 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].

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How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Look for the most common data sources on your customers, like: Email : Opens, clicks and conversion rates in your marketing team’s automated email campaigns convey intention or interest. Resource: 3 Reasons Why You Should be Marketing to Your Current Customers.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

In this competitive talent market, this sounds like a must-read for association execs. LinkedIn, Coursera, Udemy and other learning platforms are coming for your market, if they haven’t already. A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

Reid All About it

Another pair came to mind—Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb of Tagoras—because they often discuss reflection as part of the learning process. Here’s one you might not know much about but could find of interest: online fan fiction learning communities. Host: Talented Learning.

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? 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: 10.4.19

Reid All About it

When you’re selecting technology, like a learning management system (LMS), there’s so many ways you can botch the decision, mostly because you don’t know what you don’t know. WBT Systems suggests ten factors you should consider while developing requirements for your new LMS.

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9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? 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: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Marketing General Inc. is inviting associations to participate in their 10th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. WBT Systems shares advice this week on how to think like a futurist. Professionals who don’t keep learning are the new “at-risk” group.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

Reid All About it

The “never finished” mindset is a tough one for many in middle and senior management, but that’s our reality—and it’s an evolving and exciting one. And, if I’m missing a webinar or learning event, please add it to the Comments section. The Next Marketing Department.