10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!), Start your own newsletter!

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Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

Consider another valuable tool in your association’s toolbox: your association learning management software (LMS). Online learning management technology (your LMS). Gone are the days of sending out a single monthly newsletter round-up of your association’s activities and opportunities. Email Newsletter. Feel free to go slightly more in-depth than you would on social media, but make sure your newsletters are still easily scannable for busy members.

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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. Use the same terminology across the board – in your LMS, on your website, on social media, and in the marketing messages. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!), Start your own newsletter!

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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.

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

An EU citizen with a Gmail address who signs up for a newsletter or downloads a PDF. The people who use your LMS or subscribe to a newsletter have voluntarily entered a mutually beneficial relationship with you, that’s true, but relationships change. LMS, AMS, CMS, and other technology partners are “data processors.”. The “privacy by design” approach allows your members, customers, and LMS users more control over the data they provide. Time’s up!

11 ways to create unique and engaging content

Association Success

Every week, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. We look at the most-read articles from subscribers to our personalized twice-weekly newsletter. The artificial intelligence-powered newsletter from rasa.io

Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Association Success

These changes took small amounts of staff time, funding and resources: Member newsletter: Each month, we would email our members that the newsletter was ready for them to view in their portal electronically, but the conversion of users logging in was not as high as we would like and we received feedback that they would prefer we attach the newsletter directly to the email. Let’s make a bet.

See the top 10 articles from AssociationSuccess.org in 2019

Association Success

And while we were pulling all of these articles together, by looking at our web traffic, social media referrals and newsletter data, one thing became clear: Our association industry professionals are looking for new ways to tackle the problems they see at work every single day. What 1 association learned from launching its first LMS : Emily Lubin and her team at LeadingAge tackled the big project of creating an LMS, which has helped them engage with members in a whole new way.

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: The race to go virtual

Association Success

Although the Michigan Society of Association Executives had previously implemented virtual resources including a weekly curated e-newsletter, a virtual academy and lengthy CAE programming – two-thirds of which was already online – they still had much to do.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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Here’s a little piece I did on microvolunteering —one of my longtime soapbox topics—for my state association’s newsletter. Increasingly LMS platforms are moving from a course catalog approach to a home where ideas are shared by learners and interaction in an important element to the online education experience. Jessica Lane, Director of Client Success, Freestone LMS, Community Brands.

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

In addition, you can include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: . Community Brands offers career center, AMS, and LMS solutions that are part of an integrated software suite for associations.

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

Aptify

Include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. It’s important to choose a learning management system (LMS) that helps you create an engaging online learning experience that attracts members and keeps them coming back. Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue.

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

Aptify

Include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. It’s important to choose a learning management system (LMS) that helps you create an engaging online learning experience that attracts members and keeps them coming back. Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue.

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Daily Buzz: Avoid the Thinking Traps That Are Holding You Back

Associations Now

Tobin Conley takes a look at learning management system (LMS) selection: [link] #assnchat #covid19 #lms #onlinelearning pic.twitter.com/4oUC8EnkSY. Is your newsletter not reaching enough members? Focusing on negative thoughts will damage not only your productivity, but your health as well. Also: setting up a successful online learning program. Stuck with negative thoughts? You might be falling into thinking traps that are hard to get out of.

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9 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

In addition, you can include a jobs feed or widget in your member and prospective member e-newsletters with recently posted jobs that sponsors have paid extra to promote. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. . Connecting your career center and your LMS: . Community Brands offers career center, AMS, and LMS solutions that are part of an integrated software suite for associations.

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

For example, your organizations can offer each other: Advertising space in emails or newsletters. Your association might have a list of people that aren’t members but have interacted with your organization before—these could be individuals who subscribe to your newsletter, attended an event once, or purchased something for a friend. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription. A free or discounted course through your LMS.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

For example, your organizations can offer each other: Advertising space in emails or newsletters. Your association might have a list of people that aren’t members but have interacted with your organization before—these could be individuals who subscribe to your newsletter, attended an event once, or purchased something for a friend. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription. A free or discounted course through your LMS.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

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LMS provider WBT Systems explains how to plan and market an online learning challenge that creates industry buzz and momentum for further learning. And finally, here’s one for you my freelance friends: a post by Jocelyn Glei—who by the way has a good newsletter —about maintaining your sanity and productivity when you work alone all the time.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.20.16

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– Sample Swap for Newsletter Templates. See what other organizations are doing with their email templates and hear feedback for improvements on yours, including newsletters, membership renewal reminders, event mailings, and more. – Knowledge with a Purpose: How to Leverage AMS/LMS Integration to Create the Optimum Stakeholder Experience. Gain insight into the benefits that AMS-LMS integration can deliver that go beyond Single Sign On.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.8.21

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17 non-negotiable things your email newsletter needs right now. ( – LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls. The right LMS can mean the difference between a big success and a big headache, but the selection process can be daunting.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Who’s opened your email newsletter and clicked on links to content? Assign each new member to an “ambassador” or “buddy” who walks them through your association’s online resources, including your website, online community, and learning management system (LMS). Help members become familiar with your website, online community, and LMS by highlighting their resources and benefits in your print and digital publications. Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.8.17

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A recent Leading Learning newsletter from Tagoras led me to this post about building a new business model by “wandering with purpose” and experimenting until an answer presents itself. Learn how to use keywords, search engines and social media to drive exposure; monetize your content beyond your current membership/community; increase the number of learners accessing your LMS; and how other associations are leveraging digital marketing.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

They’ll have additional opportunities to connect with other attendees while being exposed to your LMS and online learning programs. Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs. Use your LMS to regulate access for different users to conference materials. Send a post-conference newsletter to attendees.

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Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations

Fonteva

The former will typically look at event attendance, while the latter might refer to their learning management system (LMS) to gauge how often members take advantage of further education opportunities. Consider measuring your email open and click-through rates, which members opted to receive your newsletter, and how often members respond to your correspondences.

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

This likely involves a recurring newsletter announcing upcoming events and classes as well as more targeted communications like payment confirmations or membership renewal reminders. It’s likely that your association also offers continuing education opportunities through a learning Management System (LMS). Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

Blue Sky eLearn – Best LMS Option. Blue Sky eLearn is not an AMS system, but instead an effective learning management system (LMS). You never have to worry about members missing invites, newsletters, surveys, or renewal reminders with targeted email options. Your local chapter’s board can easily send out newsletters and event invitations with StarChapter’s newsletter content management tool.

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). And, they’ll get a chance to become familiar with your association’s online educational programs and LMS. Chances are they’ll explore a bit while they’re inside the LMS to see what else you have to offer. Association newsletters, blog posts, and other publications.

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Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Talk to students about the different aspects of their experience: instructors, curriculum, materials, delivery formats, learning community, LMS features, and, most importantly, impact. Or, use the email feature within your LMS to notify members about relevant and timely online courses. Talk to your LMS vendor about functionality you may not be using to its full potential.

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Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

.orgCommunity

Their new membership model includes unlimited access to certifications, online education, newsletters, industry analyses, and communities—the “ pay-to-play ‘extras’ in most association business models.”. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Here are a few other ways to test an idea and assess demand: Create a lead magnet (an ebook or report) related to the course topic and send traffic to it via newsletter links, Facebook ads, and other paid advertising. You most likely promoted the course in newsletters, but next time, try some of these other methods. Your LMS should enhance the learning experience, not inhibit it. You were so proud. You really thought you had a great idea for an online course.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

Webinars and webcasts are the most popular platform for association e-learning (92%), and learning management systems (LMS) are the second most popular choice (67%). Most likely the cream of the crop—professional development (PD) staff who knew about the survey because they read the Tagoras blog and/or newsletter—professionals who are themselves lifelong learners. The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity.

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How to Leverage the Marketing Power of Social Proof

WBT Systems

Add them to promotional blurbs in newsletters. Number of visitors to your LMS. Association members encounter an overwhelming amount of information every day from organizations pushing themselves into the already crowded professional development space. No matter how hard you sell your online course or educational program, your prospect’s purchasing decision is most influenced by what others tell them or what they see others do—that’s the power of social proof.

Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

Spark Consulting

You can ask people to suggest topics for your newsletter, magazine, blog, webinars, or conference, or vote on topics others have suggested, a la sxsw. EWE: If by “program” you mean software, just as there are loads of AMS, CRM, CMS, and LMS systems, so there is a plethora of volunteer management packages. “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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The findings from the survey will be disseminated by the Partnership Professionals Network via e-newsletter and website. LMS selection. Host: eLearning Learning Newsletter. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Sponsorships. Please participate in a short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on association conference sponsorships.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.13.20

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Learn how to distinguish between LMS reporting and analytics, five must-have metrics for every executive dashboard, how to select your most valuable business data sources, creative ways to combine data for deeper insights, how to manage data overload, and tips for getting started with learning analytics—even with limited data. The Secret to Creating Email Newsletters That People Will Want to Read.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

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You might want to take a look at this post from LMS provider WBT Systems about the benefits of outsourcing instructional design. Presenter: veteran planner Joan Eisenstodt, author of Meetings Today’s Friday With Joan monthly newsletter. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The third wave in education and training is here and it’s different than previous waves in the early 1900s and the 1960s.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

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WBT Systems provides advice for LMS training during and after implementation. Curated newsletters are where it’s at. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor’s Tobin Conley, CAE, has some advice for association IT directors: it’s time to start thinking like a CIO. Mark Prevost at Billhighway shares how NAIOP adapted their Toronto chapter’s mentoring program and rolled it out to their entire chapter network.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.22.18

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WBT Systems explains how to develop really good LMS requirements. Newsletters with curated content are the best. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re into association publishing and/or communications, follow the hashtag ( #AMPAnnual18 ) for Association Media & Publishing’s annual conference next week, Monday – Wednesday.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.13.18

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Last week, WBT Systems explained how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Now they’re back with advice on how to present that persuasive case for a new LMS to decision-makers. Presenter: veteran planner Joan Eisenstodt, author of Meetings Today’s Friday With Joan monthly newsletter.

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