New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Consider upgrading up your job board software so you can not only attract more members and improve member retention, but also increase non-dues revenue.

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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. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Consider upgrading up your job board software so you can not only attract more members and improve member retention, but also increase non-dues revenue.

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Where Do You Fit in the On-Demand Economy?

YourMembership Blog

Here are several areas where I think organizations can compete and succeed in the On-Demand Economy: Member Management Software – Data driven websites that allow visitors: To access high valued content and services related to their careers. Outstanding resource for generating non-dues revenue. Learning Management Systems : e-Learning is the next great frontier. Do you need groceries and have them delivered in an hour?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

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WBT Systems describes 12 essentials for frugal innovation , the only kind your budget probably allows. If you’re hunting for new association management software, take a look at Ernie Smith’s advice in Associations Now. Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM, Director, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

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The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants. WBT Systems shares five trends and opportunities they see for association e-learning in 2019. Even though WBT is a learning management system (LMS) provider, not one of the trends and opportunities they highlight is about technology. Presenter: Peggy Hoffman, co-founder, Mariner Management.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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WBT Systems describes the different factors you need to consider when pricing a virtual conference , and right at the top they say, “Your virtual conference should not be free.”. The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

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. Integrating eLearning tools, like a Learning Management System (LMS), with your online community can help you establish a reputation for delivering valuable educational content. Event management tools can boost attendance by adding value to the member experience.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.28.20

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With the information collected in this research, we hope that we can pinpoint the areas of improvement with manageable takeaways for event professionals across the industry.” The ROI Member Recruitment Brochure: How to Create Brochures That Positively Influence Membership Decisions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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LinkedIn, Coursera, Udemy and other learning platforms are coming for your market, if they haven’t already. WBT Systems recommends partnering with member companies to design and deliver learning content so they don’t send their employees elsewhere. Learn how emerging reporting and tracking capabilities will help your event marketing team(s) better translate your event metrics and making future event decisions. Presenter: Jason Askew, Product Marketing Manager, Cvent.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

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Either way, career pathways , says WBT Systems in this #ASAE20 recap, help your members and market understand what they need to learn and which of your programs they should take to acquire those competencies. Host: eLearning Learning and Aggregage. Host: Tagoras/Leading Learning.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

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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. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Top 10 Tips in Software Selection for Managing Associations. Try on learning formats you can create in your LMS right now. How to Train and Manage Your Booth Staff.

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

Higher Logic

This eBook will help you determine the best modules to support each of these six core objectives: Objective #1 - Recruitment + Retention. 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. Are you excited to learn more yet?

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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. By consistently keeping members engaged, you won't just attract and keep more members , you'll have leverage to push through legislative wins, the ability to promote your advocacy agenda, and an increase in event attendance and other types of revenue. Measuring these ratios will give you a bigger and clearer picture to work with as you tweak and refine your system.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.4.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If, like me, you’re sick of all the negativity around, you’ll appreciate this article by Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management about what’s good in data management —yes, data management, we’ve come a long way, baby! WBT Systems suggests ten factors you should consider while developing requirements for your new LMS.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.5.18

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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. Maximizing Association Revenue in a Flat Dues Environment (Washington DC & webinar). Trumpette Bass, Director of Membership Systems, Council for Advancement & Support of Education. Learn how to successfully negotiate your salary.

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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. The job seekers who use your job board (members and prospective members alike) also use other popular sites such as Google, Indeed, Glass Door, Zip Recruiter, and LinkedIn.

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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. The job seekers who use your job board (members and prospective members alike) also use other popular sites such as Google, Indeed, Glass Door, Zip Recruiter, and LinkedIn.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.21.20

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This week, WBT Systems provides a primer on technical debt, its causes and implications, and ways you can prevent your association from falling into technical debt. Learn about advanced settings that are an absolute must for marketers, reports that will tell you exactly how well your campaigns are performing, and how to easily spot trends even if you hate math. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

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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

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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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Online Education: How It Can Print Money For Associations

Tom Morrison

In today''s association environment, it is imperative associations look outside their dues structure to add value to members and much needed revenue to their funding sources. Effective non-dues revenue programs that are meaningful to members can have a dramatic impact on an associations budget. Once our association began to dig into meaningful programs for our members, our non-dues revenue began to grow like crazy through member engagement.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

The best association management software, or AMS, solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of associations just like yours. With features spanning database capabilities, messaging and email tools, accounting and payment systems, and event planning, a top AMS solution is a smart move for practically any group. Overview of this Association Management Software. Powerful event management features. Check out Fonteva Membership to learn more!

7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

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Associations have also been consumers of the subscription economy since the rise and adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms such as association management systems, learning management systems, and other association software. A one-time dues payment of $325 can be a deal-breaker for many, but it’s much easier to manage if you only have to pay $28/month. As a result, annual new member dues revenue increased by more than $200K.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

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WBT Systems replies with an emphatic Yes. Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Learn about the six major datapoints you must monitor regularly to help reach your monthly and yearly targets. Many associations struggle to identify additional sources of revenue and content for their members. Presenters: Brooke Passy, CMP, Meeting Manager, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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If you plan to shop for a new learning management system (LMS) in the coming year, WBT Systems explains why you may want to work with an LMS consultant during the requirements, selection, and/or implementation process. Join this Coffee Talk to workshop ideas for effective content production, management and distribution. Presenter: Jason Askew, Product Marketing Manager, Onsite Solutions, Cvent. Host: Event Manager Blog.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

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Now on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Presenter: Jessie States, CMM, manager of professional development, MPI. Get answers to your cyber security insurance and risk management-related questions about website publishing liability, security breach liability, replacement or restoration of data, and regulatory proceedings, public relations, or security expenses. Presenters: Renata Lerch, deputy managing director, American Society for Quality.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Not only will this report help you benchmark your association’s membership marketing efforts against nearly 1,000 other associations, but you’ll pick up ideas for improving recruitment and retention tactics. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

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An Association Advisor interview with Tamela Blalock, CAE , reveals her superpowers: member development and revenue generation. Does your association have a learning strategy? If not, you’ll want to check out this post from WBT Systems about the benefits of a learning strategy , including an integrated approach to education. Learn about strategic planning for the critical mental, emotional, and social elements of workplace performance.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.20.19

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While we’re on the topic of onboarding, WBT Systems suggests several ways you can use your learning management system to improve the new member onboarding experience. Check out this 15-minute web series covering hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Learn how to increase your lead generation from webinars, your webinar’s ROI, and your conversion rates from webinar leads. Presenter: Financial Technologies & Management.