Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. Before setting pricing, it’s critical to understand your market. Conduct a market analysis to understand your competitor’s products and pricing, target market, market needs, and price range that market will bear for the value you’re offering. Consider these models to price your eLearning right.

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events. How should I price my event? The post How do you price a virtual event?

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events. With organizations preparing to follow through with these shifts, one question seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. How should I price my event? You have to consider what’s best for your members, your sponsors and your strategic goals and missions as an organization.”.

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Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

Technology (and the thought of it) sometimes elicits a similar response. I’ve worked with hundreds of associations and here are some of the responses I have gotten when asking about their take on “technology” or “new ways” of reaching and engaging their members: Do we have to? Our members don’t like technology. Do you want your members spending their professional development and advertising dollars with these organizations and not yours?

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology. It's easy to focus on a current pain point (your current AMS's unwieldy relationship with your online community) and lose track of other core functions your organization manages through the AMS.

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Gamification should not turn off the older contingent of your organization. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Accepting this is difficult for some organizations who see failure as an end, not a beginning. Gamification, or game thinking, can be a powerful way to inspire others to become more closely involved with your organization. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software.

Is Your Member Organization Evolving? Don't Do It Alone.

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Co-Evolution and the Member-based Organization. I can’t begin to break down everything he talks about in the half hour video (nor do I want to, he does a far better job explaining the concept than my cliff notes-style synopsis could give you) but one point struck me as important to member-based organizations – the concept of co-evolution. The same is true of the member-based organization. Pricing.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. It makes us more efficient and saves time but what does it mean for your member-centric organization? By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great.

Why CX Matters: How does technology aid customer experience?

Association Success

In this second part of a series on CX at associations, turn to technology for answers. When you delve into putting a customer experience strategy in place, you’ll naturally start to think about technology that will enhance the customer experience.

Customer Service in Your Member Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Today’s technology, can help us make our members feel special even those we only see once a year. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers.

Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization. As member organizations strive for a way to add “value” for their members, something they can’t get through a Google search, benchmarking is gaining in popularity and software has made it easier and less costly than ever before. Benchmarking does several things for member-centric organizations: 1. Pricing.

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Whether you are a member-centric organization or a corporation, listening is not enough. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. As a member-based organization, how can your association go about embracing innovation? Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. Technology

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

The problem is that most association technology only does one thing really well. To take care of all your needs, you need to make multiple technology purchases. Here are six of the top benefits that associations see when they consolidate their technology.

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The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. The Ultimate Risk Member-based Organizations Face with SOPA. My biggest concern for the operation of member-based organizations, businesses and nonprofits is the risk and responsibility (not to mention costs) they would now assume. Under SOPA the member organization assumes responsibility for all content on their site. To ensure your organization is continually within compliance, you would need to establish policies and procedures.

Is Your Technology Seamless?

Associations Now

A few smart words from a guy who built his life in technology could help you figure out your own technology balance. Among the many things the Apple II mastermind brought up during his panel discussion at the MassMutual Center was the idea of technology needing to enable us to be better, rather than getting in the way of what makes us best. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In

Good Enough: the silent killer of organizations

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Good Enough Will Poison Your Organization – Friday Fix. ” Joe Gerstandt suggests you should go so far as to invite struggle into your organization. It’s an organization and motivation killer. Pricing. Tags: Friday Fix , good enough , innovation , mediocrity , organization. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Associations have to keep up technologically or risk having members go elsewhere for information and question the association value proposition. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

The Instant Expert & Your Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. While your organization may be the industry leader and have a brain trust second-to-none, alienating an audience is no way to increase membership. Everyone who represents your organization, from the front line on the phone to the executive director, is in “membership.” Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social.

How To Identify Technologies That Matter

Velvet Chainsaw

Many of us are looking for the next, big, shiny new technology tool. Yet the noise about new technologies makes it very difficult to identify which tools really matter. The parade of new technologies and advances is persistent. Four Traits To Help Identify Technologies That Matter. High rate of technology change. The technology is rapidly advancing or experiencing breakthroughs. To be economically disruptive, the technology must have a broad reach.

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities

SilkStart

As an association, technology can be a tremendous asset in achieving your mission. When an association has access to robust technology — as well as the knowledge and capacity to put tech to proper use — the impact can be transformative. Unfortunately, many associations has a fraught relationship to technology. These factors are compounded by real barriers to access; much of the tech that can help associations do better work is priced for the private sector.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

SocialFish

As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. Today, there are many peer-to-peer fundraising software platforms available, presenting nonprofits with both more choice and the challenge of finding the right tool for their organization. The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape , a new guide for nonprofits by Cathexis Partners, introduces nonprofits to today’s world of peer-to-peer fundraising tools.

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)

Socious

The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Step #6) Discuss Pricing.

New Technological Realities: What’s on the Market?

Association Success

Technology to send your association hurtling into the future. This is a trendy topic these days because these technologies are increasingly accessible in the market. Education, food, medical, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations have been using VR for everything from training and project proposals to awareness and promotional content. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. The failure to act quickly could easily give other organizations or individuals the opportunity to act earlier and take advantage of the opportunities to lure away association members (and staff members). gas prices. (1).

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Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox. And, they are already the most influential group of technology trendsetters. Because members define the future of the organization, digital tools must be identified based on a deep understanding of their wants and needs.

In 2017, Take Control of Your Technology

Associations Now

In many ways, the notion of the “middle” has come to define association technology this year. Too many organizations and their users have been unwittingly put into business relationships where their needs aren’t put first. Too many organizations and their users have been unwittingly put into business relationships where their needs aren’t put first. You rely on software vendors with whom you have a contract, giving your organization more of a say.

Drone Racing Group Launches Insurance Plans for Racers, Organizers

Associations Now

The International Drone Racing Association says it held off on rolling out memberships until it could offer a significant perk to racers and event organizers. Drone racers are getting a useful new benefit from the organization that’s trying to turn it into a professional sport. It isn’t just the drone operators who are getting insurance, either: The group has also started offering insurance to organizers of individual events, at a price of $200 for a $2 million liability policy.

EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times

SocialFish

It has become the medium that allows them to search, retrieve recommendations, do price comparisons and make purchases. The terms, “mass customization” have now enabled companies like Nike to give people the features what they want (in style, colour and design) — highly customized but within very efficient pricing. This customer will play vital role in co-creating alongside the organization to help define product features, improvements and service augmentation.

Don’t Fool Yourself: Your Technology Has an Expiration Date

Associations Now

While the costs of upgrading basic technology building blocks like hard drives certainly add up, delaying those upgrades comes with another price tag—one that could really hurt. The way you invest in technology needs to keep up with this burn cycle, or you could find yourself in a bind. But it does make a pretty good argument for exactly how associations should spend on technology. But too many organizations are moving in the opposite direction.

Nine tips to promote win-win negotiating (no matter the contract)

Aaron Wolowiec

Familiarize yourself with the differences among the various contracts your organization routinely executes (e.g., technology, entertainment, speakers, décor and hotels). Some contracts may appear to be substantially the same; however, focus on the nuances of the outlier clauses and be sure to understand how they could affect your organization. Consider the other organization’s perspective during negotiations. Look beyond price to conditions. On Wednesday, Nov.

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Four Trends Tradeshow Organizers Need to Know Now

Associations Now

“The information contained in this white paper is key to show organizers and valuable supplier partners as they formulate their strategic plans,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CTA, FASAE, CAE, in a statement. “Although show organizers are very adept at handling rapid changes, having a fairly good idea of what to expect is an invaluable aid, which is exactly what this publication provides.”

3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research.

4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For a higher price, allows those session sponsors to continue being the sponsor of the on-demand session, allowing them visibility throughout the year . You spent a lot of time getting everything organized and marketing the virtual event to your audience.

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There's More Behind a Question Than Just the Answer

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. For instance, if a member of your organization is requesting a reduction in dues payment because of economic difficulties, don’t use your usual canned close of “Have you purchased your ticket for our event yet?” Explain that their question has changed the organization for the better.). ” That places the focus on the importance of their job and how they are essential to those they help and your organization in general.

Storytelling Tip ? Capturing the Difference

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. If you are using storytelling for your business or organization’s marketing, consider expectations for a moment. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM.

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Don't Let Ego Kill Innovation in your Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. If you are satisfied with your organization’s success there’s no reason to innovate. You’ve even talked to other membership organizations and your numbers trump theirs a million times over. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company.

AMS basics: What’s the difference between cloud and on-premises hosting environments?

Aptify

In this environment, the technology infrastructure is owned and operated by a third-party vendor. In a public cloud, you share the same hardware, storage, and network devices with other organizations (also called cloud “tenants”), which makes it a cost-effective solution.

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Keep Members Coming Back

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. You are in charge of an amazing organization, complete with a compelling mission statement, an advisory board of talented and influential community leaders, and a platform that offers a gazillion perks. Members might join your organization because of the educational opportunities you offer, but it’s the social aspects that will keep them coming back. They’ll also be more likely to support other members, and that makes your organization stronger.

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