Library Group Takes Aim at Adobe Over Privacy Issues

Associations Now

The American Library Association has been outspoken in criticizing the latest version of Adobe’s electronic reader software, which tracks the reading habits of its users—a major no-no in the library world. Our failure to verify affects all the software we run.”

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

However, low-cost, nonprofit specific software is becoming more popular, thanks in large part to the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS). Let’s examine the best nonprofit software of 2014 and how these solutions can address the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

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Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association

Socious

What was once a phone call is now an email sent through your association management software. Get Your Free Membership Management Software Buyer's Guide. The Evolution of Membership Management Software. Even today, membership management software is being consistently updated.

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. The time and money that effective software saves leaves you more resources to devote to pursuing your goals and continuing to grow.

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

However, low-cost, nonprofit specific software is becoming more popular, thanks in large part to the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS). Subscription based, nonprofit software grants organizations the opportunity to streamline administrative tasks and allocate resources to focus on direct services or strategic initiatives instead. Let’s examine the best nonprofit software of 2014 and how these solutions can address the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!

SocialFish

In November, Online Community Results (the private online community experts) will have a one-of-a-kind resource that will include detailed information from the top vendors in the not-for-profit private online community software space (say that 10 times!).

Choose Wisely: Will an AMS or an Online Community Better Achieve Your Current Goals?

Higher Logic

An AMS is one of the largest and most expensive software purchases your association will make – and rightly so. Association Management Software (AMS) is the go-to software tool for membership management and is incredibly valuable.

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7 Ways to Refine Your Buyer Personas with Community Data

Higher Logic

For example, if you’re a software company, you know which software your customers are using. H owever, you might not know what software customers want to learn more about. Depending on what software you use for your online community platform, your reports will vary.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

Higher Logic

Nancy and her colleague, Communications Specialist Chelsea Didde Rice, started looking for intranet software that would connect brands and provide essential information. Each community has its own discussions, email, and resource library filled with relevant content.

The Most Overlooked Must-Haves (and Dos) in an Online Community

Higher Logic

The best online community software makes this easy to do. Videos can be embedded in your discussion posts or uploaded into your file libraries, but make sure you have a variety of valuable content for people to consume. Use Your Online Community Software to Save Time and Effort.

3 Features to Look for in an Online Community App [Research]

Higher Logic

You can top that off by regularly posting announcements and uploading new documents to your file library. The best online community software vendors offer mobile apps that create a great member experience on smartphones and tablets. We’ve heard about the importance of mobile for years.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

Higher Logic

Nancy and her colleague, Communications Specialist Chelsea Didde Rice, started looking for intranet software that would connect brands and provide essential information. Each community has its own discussions, email, and resource library filled with relevant content.

The best community software to create your community

Disciple Media

Are you deciding which community software will be the best fit for your brand? It’s our goal to arm you with all of the information you need, so you feel absolutely confident that you’ve chosen the right community software for your community building efforts.

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

Socious

For me (and many other marketers), it’s logging in to my marketing software and checking the day’s stats. Your current customers are valuable, which is why you need more than just marketing and sales software. System #1) Marketing Software. System #2) CRM/Sales Software.

How an Online Community Meets 3 Needs You Didn’t Know You Had

Higher Logic

Online communities are perfect for this type of self-service option because you can create private resource libraries with information on frequently asked questions. Member Retention Online Community Software Customer Retention Collaboration Tools Online CommunityThere’s a lot of hype around online communities now. But does that mean your organization really needs one? You’re not alone.

Will Microsoft’s Xbox Customer Support Program Built on Volunteer Power Work?

Higher Logic

Second, Microsoft’s volunteer-gamification system is not within an online community, so customers also don’t have the options that are usually available in a community, such as going to the file resource library or peer support. If they have a tricky question or an issue with software that’s too complicated for another member to solve, they have the option to go to customer support. Can you have a successful customer support community built solely on volunteering?

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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

Check it out: Embrace association management software. Embrace association management software. Association management software (AMS) functions as one main database containing all interactions between your association and its members. Email marketing software.

4 Things To Do Before Starting a Blog Program in Your Customer Community

Socious

Decision #2) How Bloggers Will Be Set Up in Your Online Community Software. The best online community software will give you multiple permissions options when you set up new bloggers. Record the session, house it in a file library and refer future bloggers to the resource.

Higher Logic Acquires Kavi: Powerful Collaboration for Thriving Communities

Higher Logic

Now we can’t wait to introduce the newest member of the Higher Logic community family: we have acquired Kavi, an online collaboration software company. It includes capabilities such as versioning, voting and ballots, and library resources that fit seamlessly in the community ecosystem.

114 Free Resources for Associations and Chambers

GrowthZone

Atlassian : Free access to Cloud products for issue-tracking and project-tracking software, including Jira and Confluence. FarEye : Free access to delivery optimization software for organizations. GanttPRO : Free, chart-based software for project planning and management.

10 Ways to Learn with Higher Logic

Higher Logic

Through our Higher Logic Academy, we offer full-day, instructor-led training held online via Virtual Classroom software for remote attendees. We offer an easy-to-navigate product documentation library (support.higherlogic.com) that is a perfect complement to other Higher Logic learning offerings! HUG is home to interactive discussion groups, resource libraries, webinars, online training, and all our upcoming events.

Interview with an Expert: Beth Hayson, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Blue Sky eLearn

Does AAOMS have an online library available? How do I access the online library? What software do I use? Beth Hayson has been working in education at associations for the past 20 years, with 14 of them being with AAOMS. Beth is the Associate Executive Director of Continuing Education, Meetings and Exhibitions at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

SaaS Customer Onboarding: A 3-Step Guide for Streamlined Success

Higher Logic

Imagine you’re the main point of contact or user of the software element your company has purchased. In the SaaS (or anywhere in the B2B software) world, a clear and efficient onboarding process is fundamental.

What is a Social Business Model? 8 Companies Doing it Right

Higher Logic

Jama Software. Jama Software, a B2B software company, offers a product development software that allows companies developing software to keep critical records of actions and processes. Read more about Jama Software’s initiative.

5 Reasons Your Executives Don’t Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)

Higher Logic

The best online community software makes it easy for you to sign in as executives or impersonate them so important announcements look like they came directly from senior leadership. An online community is a tool.

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How Your Community Humanizes Your Organization (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Higher Logic

The marketing automation software company gains insight on what customers need by putting an ear to the ground and listening to them. How do you know what your customers or members are really thinking?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.21.18

Reid All About it

Association Adviser shares the story of Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate , Chief Innovation and Information Officer for NCARB, who created Lineup, a software platform that helps organizations efficiently manage talent and form teams (and committees) with diverse strengths.

A Quick Way to Invigorate Your Off-site Meeting

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. So I figured this would be a good book when I got around to it but as I was browsing the library shelves looking for some books on engagement it was there. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control.

Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

Wild Apricot

TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge offers a chance for your photos and videos to win cool prizes for your organization, ranging from a Flip video camera to Adobe software. This contest is wide open to all — submissions are welcomed from the community at large, nonprofits, individuals, libraries, and organizations both in the US and elsewhere in the world — but your entries do need to be in by Friday, October 16th.

Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials

Achurch

Team management software bypass traditional files, timelines, and meetings that facilitate work on teams, and offer more than just a place for conversation and collaboration. Both Jira and Confluence are a part of the Atlassian parent software company and can easily integrate.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Young Adult Library Services Association.

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8 Reasons Your Customer Support Improves with an Online Community

Higher Logic

Jama Software uses their customer community in this way. 73% of Jama Software’s responding staff have found that many inquiries can be solved by linking their customers to the best resource in their online community. Tip: Build a resource library.

User Experience and Accessibility

Higher Logic

Really, there are three different parts to the puzzle, especially for social and community-centered online experiences: what a software platform offers, what administrators running your platform can do, and what your members and users can do. All aboard the community platform!

Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

Your new strategy could be un - gating more content or giving visitors one form to fill out that unlocks a resource library. Changing your strategy can be hard, especially when you consider letting go of programs or software that your organization is attached to.

Protech Associates Creates “Tier 1 Support on Steroids”

Higher Logic

provides cloud-based association management software powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM. is the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software. Based in Columbia, Maryland, Protech Associates, Inc.

The ultimate guide to community management apps

Disciple Media

There are plenty of community management apps and community management software that provide some major benefits compared to relying on the social media giants. The great thing about community management software is that it is customisable to your needs and wants.

An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education

YourMembership Blog

Consider partnering with a publisher, even if it brings one great course to your library. An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education. eLearning built to serve member-centric and professional development organizations.

How to Give Your Customer Success Team Superpowers

Higher Logic

One of our B2B software customers put it this way: “The community helps us reach the customers we don’t have a lot of bandwidth to reach personally. Once customers know the library is there, they can use it as a self-service tool. Is your customer success team burnt out?

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Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities

SilkStart

We’re a nonprofit that helps Canadian charities, nonprofits, and libraries use technology more effectively achieve their missions. Our Technology Donations Program offers donated and discounted technologies to qualified charities, nonprofits and libraries for an administrative fee that’s typically 90% less than the retail market value. As you can imagine, the cost savings can become quite significant, especially if you’re purchasing software for your entire team.

Canva for Associations

SilkStart

Better yet, they have an extremely large library of preset templates that you can choose from. See how they helped Stop Hunger Now with a free version of their software here. The best part is that you don’t have to install clunky software that drains your computer resources.