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.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. When you invest in this tech tool, you’re investing in the professional growth of your members. Data Collection / Automation Tools. Read: 3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools.

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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. What Functionality Do You Need in This Tool? Make a list of essential functionality that other tools will not provide. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology.

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

Wild Apricot

member communication nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptech social media time management Twitter web-based softwareThis is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100.".( read more ).

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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

So it gave members a voice and a platform with powerful social networking, discussion, and information-sharing tools. The Challenge: Increase engagement by upgrading online collaboration tools. Members needed the option to privately interact with peers—and everyone needed a more organized, streamlined way to discover, share and connect. Online Community Engagement Member Engagement Collaboration Tools Integration

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.

Cool Social Tools: EventKloud


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Every organization’s number one concern is filling seats and getting heads in the door: this is their bottom line. But the marketing process that accomplishes this task is almost always a black box — organizations create and distribute marketing materials haphazardly, hope for the best, and then try to take stock after the event, of what worked and what didn’t.

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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.

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?

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

Is your association leveraging technology to its fullest potential? As you strategize for the future, consider a few add-on tools to help you amplify the impact of your online community and strengthen your ability to meet the personalized needs of your members while driving association revenue, among other business objectives like recruitment and advocacy. Bundle Integrated SaaS Tools to Increase Association Revenue + Platform Impact.

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.

Simplifying Social with a Content Curation Tool

YourMembership Blog

Technology. A Tool to Simplify Social. Along the same lines of there’s no such thing as having too much money in your budget, you can never be too efficient or too organized. To counteract this “temptation,” efficiency tools are paramount. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products.

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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.

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.

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Tools, technology, and coffee keep us running. Since there are so many tools out there, our marketing team came together to compile a list of our favorites to share with you. For when you need to stay organized: Evernote : Take notes in Evernote to keep them organized and available on the go. OneNote is a digital notebook with nice organization tools, making it easy to cleanly jot down meeting notes or brainstorming ideas.

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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.

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

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? Such a handy tool to make sure you go exactly where you intend to. What technology (app, software, website, gadget, etc.)

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.

Five Cool Tools for Small Staff Associations


I have to say I’ve learned a ton through this journey, and come away from each experience with a valuable skill or lesson-learned, the sum of which has set me up for success in what I hope will be my long-term position doing basically all things communications, marketing, PR and social media for a small staff organization. While I’ve worked for smaller staff organizations in the past, this is the smallest I’ve experienced as a full-time employee–seven FTEs.

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The Right Tools for the Job

Association Management

Technology associations based on standards efforts share many common goals and challenges. What programs and practices make sense as the organization moves from conception through launch, growth and ultimately through maturity and end of life. What if the burning issue that brings a set of founders together is more about overcoming a negative market perception and less about the technology itself?

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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. They’re an incredibly important part of growing a business, retaining members, removing technological challenges and understanding what your members really want and need. How do communities make sense for small organizations, where every decision -- big or small -- can make a huge difference in your bottom line?

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.

Small but Mighty – Tech Tools on a Budget


A small budget doesn’t mean your organization’s technology can’t be mighty. If you weren’t able to hear their recent presentations, here are some tools that level the IT playing field and help minnows swim alongside the sharks. Hootsuite will keep your busy social life organized. This software gives you the tools to create attention grabbing email campaigns that turn leads into customers.

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How to Improve Technology the Agile Way

Association Success

Is your organization too busy to make improvements or ready to commit to change? When I think of organizations looking to make improvements to their technology, I always picture this cartoon : a team of cavemen pushing materials on a cart made of square wheels while two friends stand next to them waiting to install round wheels. Of course, it takes more effort overall to use the older technology yet human nature will still resist the obvious improvement.

3 technologies associations can use to connect with members and grow their audience

Association Success

While print publications and events remain important, membership organizations now rely on emerging technology to drive engagement and growth. . Among the many forms this technology can take, three stand out: Mobile devices. Tools to analyze data.

The Six Tech Tools Your Small Org Staff Needs to Succeed [eBook]

Higher Logic

The right technology helps. By using only essential platforms, associations limit their risk of creating data silos, waste less time switching between systems, and make integrations easier – all while getting the tools they need to do their jobs. The best tech tools help you do more with less. But what are those tools? You’ve probably already heard that you need association management software (AMS), but is that really the right fit for your organization?

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Customer Service in Your Member Organization

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Today’s technology, can help us make our members feel special even those we only see once a year. With membership management tools we can remember details about their lives and our past conversations. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers.

How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” And, of course, regardless of the title, the book was about the same thing: what if we ran our organizations using the same principles that were behind the growth of social media? That is what a “social organization” is–not just one who is good at social media, but one who embraces the concepts internally in the way it leads and manages.

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. There is no getting around the reality that many organizations are experiencing generational shifts within their membership as Boomers retire and Millennials enter the workforce.

10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online

Association Success

Because social distancing — as in, the physical separation of people — is one of the only tools in the medical toolbox known to assuredly prevent the spread of this new virus, the cancelation of the Austin, Texas, music and technology conference South by Southwest was just the first in what will ultimately be a long line of events shut down by Covid-19. So, what virtual conference and virtual meeting options are available to the organizations that could best use them now?

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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

Member Organizations: Listening Plus Action for Best Results

YourMembership Blog

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

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Also: tools to boost and revamp your content. Technology is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, yet only 25 percent of associations prioritize technology to help manage their organizations, according to Salesforce. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By Creating a technology budget.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This session will explore social learning, how social media technologies can be an intentional part of your organization’s overall learning toolset, and ways to design social learning interactions so learners get the best out of the experience.

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Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. . Consider the benefits of future-proofing your association to make sure you have the capability to leverage the three association technology trends listed below: Artificial Intelligence Business Intelligence Digital Transformation. Continue reading to learn more about these top association technology trends. In this age of innovation, associations need to stay competitive.

Three Ways Associations Can Build Brand Awareness Using Technology

YourMembership Blog

What does your association’s brand say about the organization? WOM is a very powerful tool. While you work to build your association’s brand, do you use all the tools at your disposal to achieve the results you desire? What role is technology playing in your efforts ? Let’s look at three avenues where you can positively impact your brand awareness through technology. Are you telling them what your organization does to enhance their careers?

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. Deliver high value content and services to members that align with the organization’s stated values. There is no question that change is inevitable.