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. As your association evolves and increases its membership, your engagement strategy should evolve as well.

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.

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6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

For that reason, we’ve outlined several ways you can use technology to keep your association members engaged and involved. When you take full advantage of the resources available to you, you can achieve a lot within your association and among your members. When it comes to keeping your association members engaged, the first step you should take is optimizing your website. Member portals/directories. When it comes to member engagement, this is essential.

AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap.

YourMembership Blog

Perhaps one of the most important features of a learning management system (LMS) is its ability to integrate with the heart of your operation—your association management software (AMS) system. The post AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap. Online Learning Member Engagement eLearning Strategy Tech Trends

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

Association memberships are rewarding experiences and unique in the way that members pay dues in order to continue to be a part of the organization. Engagement secures your association’s relevance and fuels healthy member retention. Why is member engagement important?

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. Through a learning management system (LMS).

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Create real value from 2017 learning trends.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Thought Leaders education programs elearning learning learning management software learning management system LMS micro learning mobile learning personalized learning professional development professional education social learningLet’s attack the hype machine in learning. It’s big, but easy to take down. In the education industry, we are notorious hype builders.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Here we share a few often overlooked tips to help you make it easy for your members not just to use, but to love your Association LMS!

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

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. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. You must figure out how to connect a new LMS to those values.

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WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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An Award Winning Approach to Professional Education

YourMembership Blog

eLearning built to serve member-centric and professional development organizations. About our LMS, Crowd Wisdom™. Our award winning LMS, Crowd Wisdom™ , was designed to deliver a more effective and engaging learning experience for working professionals seeking content and information to further their career skills and knowledge. Recognized as a top LMS platform by independent analysts including Brandon-Hall, CODiE and Talented Learning. .

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. Onboard New Members.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

WBT Systems

When you invite members to participate in a learning challenge, and guide and support them throughout the challenge, they’ll become more comfortable with online learning and your learning management system (LMS). Why learning challenges are a fit for association members. As each day is ticked off, members see how far they’ve progressed and are encouraged to not break that string of successes. What habit or skill can you help members develop in 10 or 14 days?

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Discover how to Engage Learners with TopClass LMS at iNNOVATIONS 2017

WBT Systems

We are very excited to sponsor INNOVATIONS, where this year we will be showcasing TopClass 10 LMS and our seamless integration with iMIS. “TopClass LMS is a natural fit with iMIS and together they deliver a sophisticated learning environment with the cloud-based simplicity, convenience, and security that associations demand. ”. – TopClass LMS and iMIS: Integrated, Engaging, Cloud-Safe Learning. Check out What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. This ensures no credentials are lost (while also allowing you to recommend courses to members accordingly).

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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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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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon. Creates comprehensive member profiles.

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5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

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We’re willing to bet that your association has educational resources you’d like to share in an easy, organized and professional way with your members and industry stakeholders. That’s where a Learning Management System, or LMS, comes in. An LMS is a software solution that will house all of your resources in one place, giving specific access to different groups.

5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

We’re willing to bet that your association has educational resources you’d like to share in an easy, organized, and professional way with your members and industry stakeholders. That’s where a Learning Management System, or LMS, comes in. An LMS is a software solution that will house all of your resources in one place, giving specific access to different groups. Post originally published on January 15, 2019; Edited with updates and for clarification.

Can associations bridge the skills-gap for their members?

YourMembership Blog

Jack is the inventor of Knowledge Direct ® - a robust learning management system (LMS) used by dozens of trade associations and professional societies including the Emergency Nurses Association, the Direct Marketing Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, among others. Jack has won national awards for educational learning programs and technology that better engages the ‘game-based’ generation.

Learners and Your LMS: If you build it, will they come?

WBT Systems

Working with many associations over the years, we have listened to many organizations describe the reasons why their members do not use their existing Learning Management System (LMS) and why they are looking for a new learning solution to re-engage their learners. Here we share four of the most common reasons associations seek to change their LMS platform. The first reason that LMS systems fail is that the learner has to go through too many steps to access the LMS.

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5 Essential Must Haves for Your Association’s eLearning Efforts: Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

As I mentioned last time , Learning Management Systems, and e-Learning in general, are hot topics for many associations as they look to keep up with their members’ growing professional development needs, and the disruptive innovations and the players driving change in this dynamic market. Tina was able to identify some excellent ideas and tips on how to take those first steps to select and implement an LMS for your association.

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

Higher Logic

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. If your association is looking for ways to embrace online learning, here are three traditional learning experiences that you can now offer online to deliver more value to members. Use a learning management system (LMS) or other instructional courseware to develop individual eCourses.

5 Ways to Ratchet Your Retention Rates through the Roof – Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

For many associations member retention drives are right around the corner. Doesn’t member retention start the moment a member pays their dues? What percentage of the potential professionals you market to are current members, or prospective members? The technology available today through solution like YM’s Membership Software can increase the efficiency of an association’s member retention program.

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3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

Three overarching topics caught my eye at the upcoming AAMSE Annual conference in Minneapolis : MACRA and the QPP, Member Engagement Strategies, and Professional Development. The Medicare Quality Payment Program (aka MACRA) 201: Know the Details and How to Help Your Members.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

In the United States alone, there are tens of thousands of associations and non-profit organizations working to support, develop, and advocate for their respective members and industries. Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element. Association LMS Buying Guide – from Talented Learning.

Associations and the Vision Thing

YourMembership Blog

But we wanted more, in part because we knew our customers and the members they serve needed and expected more. Member recruitment, new revenue growth, generational shifts, technology demands, and the need to transform their organizations into “On Demand” service providers to meet the growing demands of their members – some or all of these make up the business climate associations must compete and succeed in today. We know you and your members are counting on us.

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Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Their key predictions for the trends that would impact on association learning solutions in 2016 were: The need for vendors to provide association-specific LMS functionality and professional services expertise, Mobile learning becoming a must-have, The growth of social learning, in particular digital badges and micro-credentials. Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education. 4 Ways Education Programs Increase Value for Association Members.

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Across generations and industries, data shows professional development is the biggest driver of engagement and value received from an association. Many associations are falling short of providing members value. Automation of the systems also helps to increase engagement.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material. As the Learning and Development, Training, or Education director for your association, you are the curator of the education resources your association provides to members. As L&D Managers know, reviewing and refreshing your content is important to ensure that your members are engaged and interested in learning.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

This week we were motivated by the keynote session of the Higher Logic Super Forum , where we heard Ken Schmidt of Harley Davidson describe the power of storytelling in creating a passionate member community that will champion your brand. The Twitter conversations during this session also sparked some interesting thoughts about how associations can inspire their member communities to become passionate about what their association has to offer.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

Just as we are seeing more organizations delivering education and certification programs through online Learning Management Systems , there is a growing expectation for organizations to be able to communicate and share knowledge with their customers, members, or employees efficiently and expertly online. We know that education programs provide one successful way to increase member engagement , whether through the annual conference, webinars, or online education and certification programs.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

The key to this is to understand the needs and expectations of your members with regard to association education programs. Certification and Accreditation Management – simplify the process for administrators and members. Increased Member Value – members place high value on association education, especially younger members.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups. How can you ensure your education program provides benefits to members of all ages? What we would really like to know is – how does this 50/50 split breakdown across member age groups?

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

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. Like traditional education, some LMS software hasn’t kept up with the times. The harshest critics have even called older LMS software dead on arrival (DOA).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

Reid All About it

LMS/CRM integration. The folks at Fíonta do too, which is why they say integrating Salesforce (or any CRM/AMS) with a learning management system (LMS) should be on your association’s to-do list. How to Go Virtual (While Still Creating an Engaging Experience). LMS Demo Day.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

MemberSuite suggests ways you can help your members (and yourself) deal with holiday stress. WBT Systems asks if associations need to think about providing a more sustainable professional development option to their members and market. Member Engagement and Loyalty Study Reveal.

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

Reid All About it

Billhighway suggests several resources and strategies a national association can provide to help chapters with member recruitment. Your AMS’ member portal is first and foremost a member engagement tool, says MemberSuite, but they suggest several ways you can also use a portal to generate non-dues revenue. An oldie but goodie from Tom Morrison on how his association tracks and scores member engagement. The Recipe for Increasing Learner Engagement.

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