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.

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? How has technology opened up new opportunities for more effective marketing, customer service, and even management?

[Infographic] The Marketer's Toolbox: Indispensable Marketing Techniques and Technologies

Higher Logic

Still, there is an overwhelming amount of technology and techniques marketing teams need to sift through. Organic search can consistently bring in new visitors and help grow your lists. Modern marketing is complicated.

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.

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. The post Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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.

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.

Five great ways you can use technology to be more organized | KiKi.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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.

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies? Education & Adult Learning Event Technology adult learning digital meetings event technology hybrid meetings

Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World


Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of the.org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.” Only 41 percent of global respondents use encryption technology to protect data and communications.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

The latest edition of Tagoras’ Association Learning + Technology report finds that emerging learning technology is out there, but the problem is that organizations don’t have an effective strategy to put it into play.

Your Growing Organization Needs an Online Community

Higher Logic

Online communities aren’t just for enormous, multinational companies -- small organizations need them, too, just as much as the behemoths do. How do communities make sense for small organizations, where every decision -- big or small -- can make a huge difference in your bottom line?

Technology Is Transforming Farming - and Farming Organizations


Innovative technology is making waves in every industry - including agriculture. The industry is reinventing itself - so what does that mean for the agricultural organizations that represent the farmers With a decrease in farmers and an increasing population, ag-tech is helping modern farmers increase productivity and efficiency without ruining the planet. Investments in new ag-tech is reaching the billions as opportunities for growth and sustainability arise.

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?

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities


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. We’re a nonprofit that helps Canadian charities, nonprofits, and libraries use technology more effectively achieve their missions.

10 keys to creating and growing a customer service culture at your organization.

YourMembership Blog

What does a culture of accountability look like at your association or nonprofit? Here’s a guest blog article from Abila‘s Director of Client Success Jessica Lane who answers the question. As we have seen, time and time again, word of mouth can make or break a company’s reputation.

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. But I think that the case can be made that it also reflects the era that we’re in, with regards to technology in the world of associations.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Also ensure your organization stays nimble enough to implement change against such feedback.

Change Trumps Technology

Jamie Notter

She cites a study by Capgemini Consulting and MIT that examines the relative profitability and performance of organizations based on two dimensions: “digital intensity,” and “transformational management intensity.” Read this blog post by Tonia Ries.

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. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In The post Is Your Technology Seamless?

SilkStart Selected as Finalist for 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards


April 12th, 2017 (Victoria, BC) – SilkStart, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Membership Management Platform, is excited to announce our selection as a finalist for the 16th Annual VIATEC Technology Awards in the category of Technology Company of the Year (1-10 employees).

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.

Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?

Associations Now

Technology, while a factor, should take a back seat to these primary goals, the report suggests. A meeting has to be linked to what they want to achieve, not the organization.” The objectives of meetings for organizers get a bit more muddled in comparison.

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.

Organized Retail Crime Growing, Survey Says

Associations Now

Organized retail crime is a $30 billion issue affecting the retail industry that continues to grow, according to a new study from the National Retail Federation. Organized retail crime is growing because it’s lucrative,” he said.

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Turning Empathy Inward at Nonprofit Organizations

Beth Kanter's Blog

The book looks at our relationships with ourselves, other people, careers and money, our environment, and technology—and shows how our relationships with people in our workplaces heavily influence our well-being.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and associations, and put the finishing touches on our TopClass demos, we started thinking about our top technology strategy tips for getting the most out of the conference.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC


Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? Your organization has a personality—a tone and style—that is reflected in how you present yourself and how people respond to you. These initiatives can be wildly popular as well as the entryway to your organization.

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. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

Event Technology’s Biggest Benefit? Actionable Data, Report Says

Associations Now

According to a new report from the Trade Show News Network, the biggest benefit technology has brought to the conference business is data—specifically, the ability to apply it to event planning. Technology budgets may be driving that difference.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

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

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Co-Evolution and the Member-based Organization. But as these computers and software evolve, so must the apps, game consoles and companies that provide services or technology that use them. The same is true of the member-based organization.

Technology, your association, and your members. Where do you stand?

YourMembership Blog

How do you go about making decisions involving the technology needs for your association that enable you to serve your members more effectively? We asked that question last week in our webinar, Make the Right Choice: Eva luating Technology for Your Association.

Conference Technology


Conference attendees are getting more out of conferences with technology. These technologies are intended to allow attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of their conference investment by an efficient use of time in meeting face to face, asking questions, getting answers and exchanging the latest information. Organize an attendee driven round table discussion or break out session. member engagement Online Communities Technology Uncategorized

How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? Technologies. This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

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. High rate of technology change.

Our Vision of the Future of Membership Software Technology

YourMembership Blog

When it comes to technology, understanding and investing in the right areas is critical to an organization’s health and future success. According to the Harvard Business Review three factors affect what an organization can and cannot do: its resources, its processes, and its values.

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.