3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program. Luckily, the right association software makes it easy to offer the most popular online member benefits, such as: Discounts at your online store.

October Update: Minor Software Update and Increased Security

Wild Apricot

Read about our scheduled software update, our PCI DSS compliance, and more. newsletter october

Monday Buzz: The State of Nonprofit Newsletters

Associations Now

Some early newsletter insights emerge from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. “If you want to do what the majority of nonprofits are doing (61 percent), you should send your email newsletter at least monthly,” Miller writes.

August Update: Software News

Wild Apricot

If you'd like to know about our latest software developments, you'll be happy to know that we released a major update just last week: Wild Apricot Version 5.8. newsletter update augustFind out about the four major features in this release.

Thursday Buzz: Make Your Newsletters More Relevant

Associations Now

The audience is king when it comes to your newsletters. “It may sound obvious, but having a thorough understanding of what your members/readers want helps enormously when creating content for your newsletter.” What do you consider most important about newsletter strategy?

Nonprofit Newsletter: Free Tools to Create and Merge PDFs

Wild Apricot

One small nonprofit I work with has chosen to publish its monthly membership newsletter as a magazine-style document in Portable Document Format (PDF), rather than as an email blast. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Non-profit Communications collaboration PDF open source application software newsletters

November Update: Major Software and Mobile App Updates

Wild Apricot

newsletter november-updateI’m happy to announce that our next major version of Wild Apricot has been scheduled to launch in December. Plus, we will be releasing an update to our mobile app, featuring support for Square, the mobile credit card processing solution.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide.

Wild Apricot Software News January 2012

Wild Apricot

Sales Taxes, Newsletter Templates, and HTTPS. Our Chief Apricot reports on the outcomes of our recent Version 4.3 upgrade, and provides a sneak-peak into some of the updates for the upcoming Version 4.4: news Wild Apricot

24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Best practices Volunteers E-mail marketing events SEO Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications websites training Membership management Donor management webinar software social media newsletters search engine optimization

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms. We’ll discuss the following ways that the right software can boost your fundraising power: 1. Event management software.

20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Best practices Volunteers E-mail marketing events Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications websites training Membership management Donor management webinar software social media newsletters

Public Social Network or Private Online Community? 11 Tips to Guide Your Decision

Higher Logic

For example, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) offers advertising space on its online community and weekly newsletters and use an advertising kit to promote the space and the engagement rates. Would you build your house on rented land? Or move all your belongings into a hotel room?

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

Higher Logic

Begin by empowering members to use your app to join the communities they’re most interested in, sign up for newsletters, and get notifications about discussion threads. Communications Online Community Software Member EngagementWe’ve heard about the importance of mobile for years.

How to Get Amazon-Level Personalization (With No Extra Effort)

Socious

You can even cut down on the effort personalization requires by leaning on your membership and community software. Along with traditional demographic information captured in your AMS software, you may even have transactional information and activity data (which Amazon has on their customers).

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What to Do When Your Members Hate Technology

Socious

You just discovered amazing new association management software that will give your association’s staff hours back in their day. To do this, focus on your software’s benefits and how the new technology will add value for members. Use these findings to inform your software rollout.

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. .

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

Aptify

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. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. Membership Software Implementation

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

Aptify

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. It might just become one of the most viewed/clicked-upon sections of your newsletter. Membership Software Implementation

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3 Ways to (Better) Showcase Members in Social Media

YourMembership Blog

Interview them for an article for your newsletter. Social media gurus tell member organizations again and again – don’t make it about you, make it about them. Every post shouldn’t be about what you are doing and what you think. Showcase your members. Let them shine.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

You need to choose carefully: find a vendor that will support you and software that makes employees’ jobs easier. Most associations don’t use just a single platform, they have multiple best-of-breed solutions such as an AMS, fundraising software, and an online community.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I write a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. It offers a daily or weekly newsletter as well as a database of ideas, trends, and innovations organized into more than 20 industry categories.

3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools

Higher Logic

But there’s still one piece of software you may not be using at full capacity: your volunteer management platform. Tracking and Rewards – Your software should track volunteer hours and help you reward top participants. Be creative with your software and how you use it.

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3 Ways to Strengthen Communication Using Smart Member Data

Higher Logic

This is what can happen when you manually retrieve and enter data between different software platforms. Integrating your software stack creates stronger data management and decreases the chance of entry error. Manage email newsletter subscriptions.

Learning Along The Way: Transitioning a Client When an Executive.

Learning Along the Way

I was excited to receive my copy of ASAEs AMC Connection December 2009 e-newsletter. You see, this newsletter contains my first ever published article, "Transitioning a Client When an Executive Leaves". Ive reprinted the article below for those of you who can not access the e-newsletter. They have many great resources, like this newsletter, to offer association professionals. Wild Apricot Software News November 2011. -. About. Archives. Learning Along The Way.

Massachusetts Society of CPA’s Online Community is Members’ #1 Benefit [Case Study]

Higher Logic

MSCPA thought about improving engagement using an online community to increase interaction and connect members directly, but wasn’t sure its members would feel comfortable with the software. when talking about software.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In one of my volunteer roles, I contribute content for a feature in the ASAE Executive Management Section IdeaLink newsletter called Seen Elsewhere. If youre interested in trying this approach, two free or low-cost online software options are IdeaScale and Skild. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

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. If you have the name of your recipient, use a smart software solution that flows the name of the recipient directly into the email. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription.

Three Tools for Recycling Past Presentations for Content Marketing

The Big Picture

Her Spin Sucks email newsletter is one of my favorite reads each week, so when Gini Dietrich sent out an invite for a free webinar on the future of content marketing, how could I resist? Here is what I found: AnyMeeting - Offer your free webinar using free webinar presentation software.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

Just make sure you’re using robust membership software that can handle more integrated or complex strategies. If your current management tools aren’t cutting it when it comes to online communities, conduct a comprehensive membership software comparison of other potential solutions.

Playing to Your Strengths: Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Never assume that just because it was in your most recent newsletter that everyone knows about it. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software Tags: Chamber of Commerce Software , member community , member retention , membership organization. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social.

Personalize the Member Experience, Increase Retention

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. I’ve written about personalizing the member experience for years now but Chris Brogan reminded me in his weekly newsletter just how far personalization can go. In his newsletter he wrote about how the folks at Social Media Camp in Victoria, British Columbia made his experience memorable. They did so in minutes but it had such an effect on him he wrote about it in his newsletter.

The Big Picture: RNC Names eCampaign Director

The Big Picture

We use our CapWiz frequently - even as a distribution software for e-newsletters not related to advocacy. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « More Use RSS Than Have Heard Of It | Main. Shoot the Focus Group » October 18, 2005. RNC Names eCampaign Director.

Happy Belated Community Manager Appreciation Day

The Big Picture

For almost two years now, MHA has been using Higher Logic's community software for our MHA Connect. Happy (belated) Community Manager Appreciation Day to my fellow community managers.

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. If you have the name of your recipient, use a smart software solution that flows the name of the recipient directly into the email. An e-book in return for a newsletter subscription.

4 Professional Services that Save Associations Time and Money

Higher Logic

Additionally, community managers create and distribute newsletters, moderate community activity, and generate reports about member engagement. Community management services are often available from online community software providers and can be used for short or long time periods.

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. .

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Email Tactics to Win Back Lapsed Members

Associations Now

New technologies, like machine learning and artificial intelligence software, can help you analyze engagement and schedule emails to be delivered at times when the user is most likely to open a message.

Happy Belated Community Manager Appreciation Day

The Big Picture

For almost two years now, MHA has been using Higher Logic's community software for our MHA Connect. Happy (belated) Community Manager Appreciation Day to my fellow community managers.

How to Analyze Your Association’s Survey Data Without Losing Your Mind

Socious

Your membership management software , online community, and website are a few options. The percentage of members who love your email newsletter may different by age, for example. 90% of millennials love your email newsletter. 60% of members age 40-55 love your email newsletter.

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