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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How to develop your association’s strategy for an engaging member experience

Nimble AMS

Your members expect highly personalized and engaging experiences with your association. Want to make sure your members stick around? Consider these tips for creating a member experience that rivals that of today’s leading for-profit companies. The Salesforce State of the Connected Customer report shows that more than 50 percent of consumers have stopped buying from a company altogether because a competitor beat them on customer experience. experience?you’re?delivering

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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. eLearning Industry News + Trends Member Engagement + Retention Product Information elearning learning management system LMS member engagement member experience online learning professional development professional education video based learning video content

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

Higher Logic

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. To provide its members with access to the education and training they needed in a useable, relevant way, AGMA invested in Higher Logic’s Learning Management System (LMS). Meeting Members’ Needs Through Education and Connection.

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.

2020 Association Tech: 3 Expert Tips to Guide Your Planning

Higher Logic

Dialing back to ‘systems of action’ - your AMS is your central view of member data, but you have all these other systems that still can do more together. B2B partner collaboration helps give associations the power of choice when choosing the best technology to serve their members.

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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 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. Professional experience.

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. Individual learning experiences are self-study courses.

How the Association’s Technology Impacts Your Member’s Experience

Smooth The Path

What members come to expect from the technology they interact with in their personal lives they come to expect in their professional lives. What odd, inconvenient bugs in the association’s website, or AMS, or LMS, or other systems are tripping your members up? Related: Member-proofing your association. The new member engagement rule of three. Association culture projects outward upon potential members.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. Specific industry-recognized skills and experience are highly sought after. It is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that provide the most value and benefit to association members. Balancing Badges to Benefit Association, Employer, and Member Needs.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

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. Is your association a learning organization?

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. Therefore, it makes sense to meet your members where they already are. Offer an accessible online member directory.

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.

Are you ready to support your job-seeking members in tough times?

Nimble AMS

An online career center helps members find the job opportunities they need. Job opportunities are a top benefit for your members. By offering a robust career center, you can provide members with a huge member benefit by connecting them with career opportunities.

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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. Maybe you won’t even have trouble enticing your members to take advantage of your elearning options.

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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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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. allows members?to

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Daily Buzz: Event Registration’s New Frontier

Associations Now

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. A learning management system, or LMS, can be fundamental to members’ professional development—but finding the software that fits within your organization can be challenging.

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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. Career Center + Learning Management System (LMS).

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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.27.16

Reid All About it

Innovation today is moving at light speed and to deliver a world class member experience your association needs to be able to leverage a strong platform to take you there. If you need to explain a product or membership benefit in greater detail or if you want to share in-depth thinking from your association (and its members), podcasts are an easy way to share a complex message while providing content to share on social. – LMS Implementation: What Every Buyer MUST Know.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.28.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems encourages associations to provide educational programs for vendor members —you may call them affiliate, associate, or supplier members, I like to think of them as industry partners. These members need industry knowledge. And, whether they know it or not, they need to learn how to effectively network and build relationships with fellow members.

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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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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. Considering a learning management system (LMS)?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

Reid All About it

MemberSuite shares the many different ways your association can collect and update member data throughout the membership journey. If you want to help your members connect, learn and improve their professional practices together, consider offering professional learning communities.

How technology can improve your association’s value prop

Aptify

Keeping members around long-term by continuously providing value. . If members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. Keeping members around year after year means continually providing them with value. Simply put, if members think your organization provides too little value, they’re not likely to renew. So start by learning more about what your members want. Consider the member journey. experience?you’re?delivering

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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6 signs your association management software may be a dinosaur

Nimble AMS

Failing to keep up with technology advances may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to work efficiently and deliver the great experiences your members expect. If your association is going to deliver a modern member experience, it needs to be running the latest and greatest software. It’s time to look for a modern association management system that can automate manual processes so your team can focus more on serving your association’s members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Fuel Exceptional New Member Experiences: 3 New Strategies for Onboarding, Engagement and Retention. After conducting in-depth interviews with more than 300 members, Amanda Kaiser learned that the membership process is not a year-long cycle. Instead, the decision to renew is highly influenced by a member’s experience when they first join. Even someone without any tech experience can turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.20.17

Reid All About it

Fuel Exceptional New Member Experiences: 3 New Strategies for Onboarding, Engagement and Retention. After conducting in-depth interviews with more than 300 members, Amanda Kaiser learned that the membership process is not a year-long cycle. Instead, the decision to renew is highly influenced by a member’s experience when they first join. Even someone without any tech experience can turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

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Daily Buzz: Want to Communicate Better? Build Trust

Associations Now

Also: how data visualization can improve the member experience. So your association has a bunch of important data that’s valuable to members. To help those who had to pivot to online teaching , Capterra has identified five free LMS software systems to check out.

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. 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

You might be asking yourself, “ Wait, I thou ght CRM is the platform I use to look up account s and contact records of my members?” And, you’d be right. . It’s no coincidence that n onpr ofits prioritize the online member experience. are willing to pay more for a better customer experience , c ustomer – centric companie s are 60 percent more profitable, and 1 in 3 customers will leave a brand they love after just one negative experience. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

She likens it to Costco where “ you pay an annual fee to be a member so that you can go to their store and spend money.” Maybe start with a useful (so useful it’s indispensable) app for your members—oh, and it better be free. Ok, some of it is just plain silly but I’m sure you can think of dozens of ways you can be indispensable to your members every single day. – Buying an LMS Today to Meet the Learning Needs of Tomorrow.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.2.18

Reid All About it

Besides having a strategy for how your association will use the data in your care, you should follow these six principles for collecting and updating member data. and how to get the right statistics to prevent national and chapter level members from leaving.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.14.19

Reid All About it

Wouldn’t members always open emails from their association? Tue 6/18 at 1 p.m.* – Enhancing the Member Experience with Data Analytics. Learn how data analytics can help your association keep up with member expectations and deliver a more relevant experience. Find out how to optimize the member journey by getting a 360-degree view of members across all your data sources. 3 New Strategies to Boost Your Member Onboarding, Engagement, and Retention.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.6.19

Reid All About it

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. Many associations struggle to identify additional sources of revenue and content for their members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.19.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems looked into Depop and came back with some insight that could help associations attract Gen Z members and learners. I have a soft spot for vendor members. My first job in membership was with associate member programs, plus they’re my clients now. So I love this post from MemberSuite about improving the membership experience for vendor members. How to Build a Member Journey that Strengthens Retention. attract more new and returning members?and

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.15.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… WBT Systems lists the integration issues you should consider before selecting a new LMS. What can be done to find the leaks in the key activity supporting member retention? Find out how you may be creating confusion through your messaging, user experience and/or forms (and how to fix them). Presenter: Mike Steckel, User Experience Director, Mighty Citizen.