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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. We’ve worked with hundreds of associations while they were knee deep in this process. At the most basic level, the number of people using software can affect pricing.

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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?

Put a Price Tag on Your Benefits

Associations Now

” It’s a simple concept : The first offer made in a negotiation has a strong psychological effect on the rest of the process. Selling an association membership is not a traditional negotiation process, but the anchoring effect proves relevant in pricing situations just the same.

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

Socious

Buying a car can be a frustrating process. 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.

Meeting Registration: It Goes Beyond Process

Associations Now

Registration for meetings and events is about more than the process. It’s also about what’s included, the price, and any extras that come with it. Of course, there were the usual suspects, like technology , content marketing , green meetings , and new event formats.

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?

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.

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. New Year, New Technology? It’s an excellent time to reevaluate the technology you’re using. The goal behind technology, as I’ve written in past posts, is to simplify your daily tasks. Sure, many of us choose to purchase technology because we want to be the first with some cool gadget or we find a device that allows us to play Angry Birds anywhere we want, but the primary goal should be making us more efficient.

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.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process

MembersClicks

Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc.

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. Treat the process of taking on a new piece of software like you’re buying a house—and maintain the relationship accordingly.

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

Socious

Buying a car can be a frustrating process. 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.

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. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2).

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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. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

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.

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

SocialFish

I, as a customer, expect that when I buy something online, I can also return it to the nearest store and not have to worry about once-painful return processes. It has become the medium that allows them to search, retrieve recommendations, do price comparisons and make purchases.

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

Aaron Wolowiec

technology, entertainment, speakers, décor and hotels). A correlation exists between the value of your business and the number of concessions or price breaks your organization can expect to receive during contract negotiations. Quite simply, it breaks down the negotiation process. The personal and organizational benefits that result when you develop a meaningful relationship with those involved in the negotiating process are invaluable. Look beyond price to conditions.

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Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So when I came across “Association Learning + Technology 2014,” a recent report by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele , founders of consulting firm Tagoras , imagine my delight! Young or old, technology has redefined the way we learn and work. The point is: Don’t be afraid to taste technology.

Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans : Off Stage

Off Stage

16, 2010 - Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans. In the last two blogs Ive been discussing your IT needs as an association, particularly as a Realtor trade association, excluding any MLS technology needs you might have. Technology. Off Stage.

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career, Part Three

Blue Sky eLearn

We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy. We know that a college degree does not get you as far as it used to, and that technology is rapidly changing entire industries. Part One & Two – What We Learned.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Why are you going through this process in the first place? Okay, so you know what you need from an LMS now, but how does that translate into requirements when it comes to features and processes? Let the Vetting Process Begin! Selecting an LMS is a big decision.

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Association Staffing and the End of Toll Booth Workers: 3 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

Technology at work. As new, disruptive technologies emerge, what jobs within associations are similar to a toll booth worker? You know, those jobs that we used to need but that have been replaced (or can be replaced) with technology? As we change our processes and operations, how are we using the people resources we no longer need? Using the cost savings to pay for upgraded technology? Are you letting your members know the value of your new technology.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report.

7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

The primary purpose of an RFP: to gather proposals and discover how well potential products meet your requirements at an acceptable price. Nimble AMS Association Software Technology

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Most of us know that membership software is designed to make association processes easier and more automated, but did you know that your AMS could earn your association essential non-dues revenue? Pricing levels are typically configurable on a member-type basis.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Multiple productivity modules included: Events, Contacts, and Member Management, Billing with credit card processing, a member center, Member Directory, and a Mobile Staff App. Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Make sure yours provides intuitive navigation, relevant search results, quick and easy checkout experience, and secure payment process. #4:

How to Start or Grow Your Online Career Center

Association Adviser

As a part of the planning process, Baker recommends securing an executive-level champion for the career center and making sure there is someone on staff who has the responsibility and authority to execute the plan. Starting or growing a career management site doesn’t have to be intimidating.

If You Really Understood Digital Disruption You Would Be Shaking In Your Boots

Velvet Chainsaw

Digital will disrupt your product…but only if you let it disrupt your process. Your company’s product experience can only be as digital as your process allows. And the free lunch buffet is getting bigger while the entry price to eat is not rising.

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Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

8 Tips for Recruiting High-Quality Webinar Speakers

Blue Sky eLearn

Of course, the timing, technology, and ease of use for the learner are super important, but the absolute most important part to the success of your webinar is the content and subject matter expert (SME). Make the process easy on the speaker.

The Isaac Advantage

Velvet Chainsaw

Whether seeking to work with an exhibit service contractor, meeting technology or other service provider, they had to find their Isaac or move on. You should absolutely do your due diligence to ensure the company can deliver the goods and at a fair price.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. We like that idea, and we agree that you need to provide many different pricing models.

Questions Are More Important Than Answers When Evaluating Your Association’s Tech

Association Adviser

Changing up the technology or software systems your association uses is scary. Most tech comes with a significant price tag and an even more significant amount of time and effort required to train on it and become proficient at its use. The duo discussed their experience rebuilding the tech stack for AIA and developing best practices to ensure your association has the right technology in place to meet your operational and member needs. WHEN do you look at technology?

An Associations Journey to Find a Smarter AMS

GrowthZone

The HBA began the process of looking for a new solution. GrowthZone had great reviews, the price was right, and they knew our language ,” she commented. Productivity Technology

Should You Tell Your Website Vendor Your Budget?

Vanguard Tech

As a technology provider for associations for over 15 years, we've seen quite a few RFPs in our day. What is a huge help, however, in the RFP process is to know what your budget is for the website redesign project you're requesting.

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7 Reasons Associations, Chapters AND Members Love Auto-Renewal Membership Plans

Chapter Chat

A monthly auto-renewal payment plan allows a member to join your association for the price of lunch and start receiving benefits immediately. The decision to join is easier to make at the lower monthly price, especially if a member pays dues out of their own pocket.

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Questions Are More Important Than Answers When Evaluating Your Association’s Tech

Association Adviser

Changing up the technology or software systems your association uses is scary. Most tech comes with a significant price tag and an even more significant amount of time and effort required to train on it and become proficient at its use. The duo discussed their experience rebuilding the tech stack for AIA and developing best practices to ensure your association has the right technology in place to meet your operational and member needs. WHEN do you look at technology?