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. However, whether increasing non-dues revenue or new member recruitment, it’s just as important that your organization follows through with these goals. We’ve gathered four tips to help you organize your association’s key data and communications, and then keep them organized as the year progresses.

5 Digital Products to Help Grow Your Organization's Revenue

Wild Apricot

website-and-technologyAs people are taking most of their shopping online because of COVID-19, it’s time to stock up your virtual store with meaningful gifts to support your cause. Even better, starting in December, you can offer your members and customers a variety.


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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?

Legit learning and technology for your association.

YourMembership Blog

During this 20-minute episode, Tamer, who is committed to helping organizations in the business of lifelong learning more efficiently operate and. The post Legit learning and technology for your association. Not too long ago, Tamer Ali, SVP and GM of Learning at YourMembership and frequent contributor to #Onward The YM Blog, sat down with Celisa Steele to record the Leading Learning podcast available below.

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.

Why Was Boxwood Technology Called “Boxwood Technology”?

Association Adviser

John Bell, founder of Boxwood Technology. But the company was receiving more requests from organizations that wanted to license DirectJobs’ software for their private use and manage their job boards themselves. When the company couldn’t decide on any other name for itself, the team went with Boxwood Technology because they had listened to Bell talk about taking care of his boxwoods so much.

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

Creating an innovative organization all starts with a vision. When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Just look at how the tech stack comes out of the organization’s vision and their strategic plan. Few organizations think about creating a great working environment for their staff.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually? In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings.

Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

Emilio Arocho is a Washington, DC professional with over a decade of experience empowering nonprofit organizations by allocating their modest resources towards mission-focused digital transformation strategies. As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands.

Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies

Associations Now

workforce, they’re bringing new ideas and preferences with them, setting the stage for changes in workplace behavior and technology use. As a younger generation who grew up using technology, millennials expect companies and organizations to be cutting-edge adopters, using the most up-to-date hardware and software to add flexibility and ease to their workflow, according to a new study from CompTIA. With millennials now representing the largest segment of the U.S.

Legit learning and technology for your association.

YourMembership Blog

During this 20-minute episode, Tamer, who is committed to helping organizations in the business of lifelong learning more efficiently operate and. The post Legit learning and technology for your association. Not too long ago, Tamer Ali, SVP and GM of Learning at YourMembership and frequent contributor to #Onward The YM Blog, sat down with Celisa Steele to record the Leading Learning podcast available below.

5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report.

YourMembership Blog

As influencers in our organizations, it’s crucial we have the data in our back pocket to justify spending allocations, strategies and execution. The post 5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report. I’m a numbers girl, it’s true. Data tells such a rich story when used appropriately, and can really be a guide to so many decisions we make daily.

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture? I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work.

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. How will these trends impact organizations? But it can be argued that increased brand awareness and engagement yields longer lasting positive impact for organizations.

Improving the Relationship Between People and Technology

Association Success

You need your staff’s buy-in before bringing in new technology solutions to your association. When trying to bring in new technology into an organization, it is guaranteed that you will be met with resistance, because any sort of change often is. You need that buy-in from people first, otherwise there’s going to be struggle in incorporating the technology into operations. People who see the value in technology are typically agile.

Association Chat: The Digital Organization

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

The March 24, 2015 edition of Association Chat will focus on The Digital Organization - inspired by this great book. Is your association a digital organization? Here are the questions I''ll be asking this week: How has technology allowed your org to provide a more personalized focus on the customer or member? How has technology opened up new opportunities for more effective marketing, customer service, and even management?

Facing Your Association's Reliance on Technology

Wild Apricot

Is your organization in denial about technology or will 2012 be the year your organization harnesses technology to achieve your mission? membership database management Non-profit technology

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Just as Tesla aims to reimagine an everyday item like the car, associations will reimagine their use of key technology such as their association management software (AMS) systems. That’s a strong indicator of how many organizations are taking data security issues seriously.

Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office


The COVID-19 crisis has forced many organizations to move to a virtual office on a temporary or indefinite basis. These organizations have leveraged digital workplace tools to get work completed, communicate, and collaborate all from outside of a physical office.

Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

For example, workshops include content created to build organization-wide knowledge of the system, as well as to “train the trainer” by developing key users and administrators into super users who can build proficiency in multiple areas and help the rest of the organization.

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

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. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations.

5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

YourMembership Blog

From our Community Brands Digital Member Study, we learned there’s a strong correlation between member loyalty and technology. Members who believe their professional membership organization is an early technology adopter are generally more satisfied and feel more connected to their organization. We see these loyalty metrics rise even more when members perceive their organization’s use of. The post 5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

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Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. How’s an organizer able to cut through the clutter and make sound choices that deliver results? Before you take a look under the hood or consider test driving a core technology that you’re going to make part of your event and business processes, consider these ten criteria for vetting: 1.

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.

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. 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. Between donation tools, donor or member management software, online community platforms, and other technological tools, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the capabilities and forget to make the most of these amazing solutions.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

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.

Association Learning + Technology


How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please complete–or have the right person at your organization complete–the survey below. The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Your participation is very important–even if you do not currently use or plan to use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products and regardless of the size or budget of your association.

Technology: The Communication Enabler

Association Success

As a systems developer for 10+ years, a manager for about a year, and yes, a huge techy, I have firmly come to believe in the importance of technology for assisting in building bridges and opening communications between people. Communication is the golden ticket to fixing a siloed culture, improving connections, and fostering transparency across an organization. Also, a lot of technology nowadays needs no IT to set up and only takes a few minutes to be up and running.

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

YourMembership Blog

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. Membership Software Association Management Software.

Grow your organization with marketing automation

HighRoad Solution

Marketing Automation Adapting new technologiesMany associations approach marketing automation (MA) from a purely cost-savings perspective. These associations look at the time and resources that go into their current marketing efforts, and they calculate what they could save if some marketing tasks were automated. Theses associations are not wrong. If you use MA to handle some everyday marketing tasks, you will see some cost savings.

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

If you work for a membership organization, whether or not you use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products , we’re asking for your participation before June 1, 2017 in a survey that our friends at Tagoras undertake every couple of years – 2017 Association Learning & Technology Survey. The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Is Your Organization LinkedIn Yet?

Wild Apricot

With more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and updated social sharing and company page features, LinkedIn might want to include it as part your organization's social media mix.( LinkedIn Marketing Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech social media Social networkingWhile LinkedIn has mainly been used by individuals for networking or career development, it might be time for non-profits to consider a presence on LinkedIn.

7 Awesome Eventbrite Alternatives for Your Organization


To entice event attendees to support your organization’s good work, your team needs to plan and execute an amazing event that will keep them talking about your organization. Now, if your organization's team is like most others, you may not have an event planning guru ready to take charge and blow this event out of the water. New tools are very important investments, so you owe it to your organization to put extra thought into picking one. event technology

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

Nimble AMS

Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. Failing to keep up with technology may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to deliver a great member experience. One of the key reasons to keep up with the latest technology is to ensure you continue to deliver the experience your members have come to expect. Security may not seem like a technology trend.

Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials


As even the most traditional workplaces are modernizing their technology systems and creating technology-based strategies, the lines between younger and older generations are clear. Their native understanding of technology widens the gap among a workforce even more. How then do organizations harness the intuitive understanding of younger generations and the strong-work ethic and resourceful old generations to make a technology-based strategy the most effective?

Engage Your Membership with Social Technology [Case Study]

Higher Logic

Members needed the option to privately interact with peers—and everyone needed a more organized, streamlined way to discover, share and connect. The association consists of more than 21,000 members, who manage trade associations, professional societies and volunteer organizations nationally and internationally. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) was ready to take member engagement to the next level.

Catch Nimble AMS at the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference

Nimble AMS

2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference December 3-4 in Washington, DC. association technology professionals will gather for learning sessions, demos, and hands-on training to discover how the latest technology can drive their organizations to new levels of success. Advancing the Association and Nonprofit Community through Technology Exploration,”?the Discover the keys to selecting the right AMS for your organization. Nimble AMS Technology

Don't Let Technology Hurdles Crush Inspiration

Wild Apricot

Are technology hurdles preventing your organization from sharing inspirational messages? Here's a look at a video by John Haydon that offers practical advice for removing those hurdles. nptech social media

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? To become a data-informed organization, you must be able to trust your data.