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

How should I price my event? What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society. With that being said, pricing should follow the same concept. . “A

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

How should I price my event? What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society. With that being said, pricing should follow the same concept. . “A There’s a lot of production value, there’s a lot of planning and there’s a whole art and science to putting on virtual conferences.”. The post How do you price a virtual event?

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New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. 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. January is technology month here at the blog. (Of Of course, technology is on our minds every day because that’s what we do.) One Comment to “New Year, New Technology?”

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. Blog.

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. When you consider varying pricing structures, functionality, and built-for-purpose options, choosing the best solutions is no easy task. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate.

Innovative Planning at The Global Pet Expo Creates Greater Productivity for Attendees

Associations Now

Andrew Darmohraj, EVP and COO of the American Pet Products Association, shares his strategy for delighting attendees in Orlando. To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience.

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems


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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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

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. 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. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. Technology

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


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.

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


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. Vendors don’t sell their product the same way.

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. This is a whistle stop tour of the latest products and technologies on the market to act as a guide for associations looking to incorporate VR, AR, or MR into their events or offerings. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

Tuesday Buzz: Apple’s Bold Product Refresh

Associations Now

The company offered redesigned versions of a number of its products, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. And a supersized price tag.). Beyond the new iPhones, the company’s AirPods and Apple Watch also support the technology. A post on iamwire explains how new technologies are helping to shift that experience. The post Tuesday Buzz: Apple’s Bold Product Refresh appeared first on Associations Now

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


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. First and most important, when it comes to technology – pay attention. A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth appeared first on orgCommunity.

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. By making its original changes opt-out only, so that users would automatically be enrolled into the new features unless they changed their account settings, the company sent a message—intended or not—that its technology was more important than its users’ privacy,” Mashable ’s Karissa Bell wrote. Sure, Slack is awesome, but do you find the per-user price tag a bit much?

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor


Interchange-plus pricing: the non-negotiable rate that is charged by Mastercard or Visa plus the merchant account provider’s mark-up. Productivity Technology Revenue Solutions

Don't Get Left in Time

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Since the inception of’s product, we’ve been “in the cloud.” ” For technology enthusiasts this means a lot of things involving servers and data but to many users it means receiving new features immediately — no downloads, no installs, no waiting. Launching features through the cloud allows your software to keep up with your own productivity. Pricing.

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


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. In the first year and a half of the product’s lifespan, the company lost about 5 percent of its drives to various issues.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


Membership software was initially offered as desktop (boxed) software product when it was first introduced. With SaaS products, updates are free and happen automatically. Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request.

Stop Waiting. It’s Time for Associations to Use Marketing Automation


Lack of money is no longer a valid reason for not implementing basic marketing automation systems because the price has come down significantly. Don’t be scared of Facebook Messenger technology. Productivity TechnologyCould you use some more time or an extra set of hands in your organization? Most people would respond with an emphatic YES! to this question.

Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. These vendors will likely try to make up the fees during implementation in areas such as data migration, product integrations, training, and project management. They might also charge high prices for product upgrades and related services down the road. Product upgrades that are included at no additional charge, so you’re never left stranded on an older version of the product. Technology

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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. Association Learning + Technology 2014” is designed to help association leaders strategize for a new learning landscape, while meeting their members’ needs for convenient and quick access to information. As a former journalist, I love data.

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


In this environment, the technology infrastructure is owned and operated by a third-party vendor. This option is ideal for organizations who want flexible, scalable technology without the hassle and costs of managing software, hardware, data storage, and data security themselves.

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3 things your association should know before purchasing a new AMS

Nimble AMS

Price is a big factor in any large purchase. Price is a big factor in any large purchase. Plus, pricing between any two AMS systems is not always an apples-to-apples comparison. It can look very different depending on the type of solution and technology you choose.

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An Associations Journey to Find a Smarter AMS


GrowthZone had great reviews, the price was right, and they knew our language ,” she commented. Productivity TechnologyAn inside look at one GrowthZone customer’s journey from an outdated data management system to a full AMS complete with NAHB WMS upload. Veteran association professional, Natalie Fryer of the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, recognized their 400-member organization had outgrown their existing association management software.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Routine task occupations, which include clerical and office jobs, sales, and production occupations. The authors attributed technological advancements as the paramount influencer for the rise and decline of the demand for cognitive task occupations. As we entered into the technology age in the early 1980s, industry leaders needed to design and build an infrastructure that would support this new industry.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? What about bundling products together? You’ll want to make sure that the LMS you’re selecting today will continue to grow and innovate as technology does, as well as your organization’s needs do! Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selectionSelecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking.

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How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest


The purpose of Event Camp Vancouver was to explore how the latest technologies could be incorporated into events without losing the human element. Since that time, new platforms and technologies have come and gone. Initial questions you’ll have when planning your virtual event will include pricing and the role that your partners and stakeholders might play in offsetting costs. Check out how this association navigated their pricing strategy for their virtual event [VIDEO].

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. For those associations with MLS operations, the mission-critical imperative to develop a solid and consistent base of technology strategy is often obscured—our members are up close and outspoken about where our resources belong.

Make Sure Your Association’s Next Virtual Event is a Hit


List key milestones, such as choosing a virtual event technology platform and lining up speakers, and provide plenty of time for each one. Use event technology that supports interaction and networking in the online experience.

Don?t let legacy association management software be your legacy

Nimble AMS

How will the technology decisions you make today affect your association’s future? Make sure your association doesn’t pay the price for outdated software. Have you considered how the technology decisions you make today will affect your association’s future? Paying the price for a legacy AMS system. And these modifications can “break” when the product is upgraded to a new version. Gaining Board Approval for Technology Budget. Technology

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? Using the cost savings to pay for upgraded technology? Interestingly, many major cities are doing it via dynamic pricing (see USA Today story: Toll lanes create 'another option' to avoid traffic.)

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? The article pointed out that most companies are not willing to devote time to innovation because innovative time steals from production time. Innovation time may take away from production (or event planning) time in the short run but in the long term, assessing and reassessing the way you conduct business and your offerings is beneficial to your organization. Pricing.

5 secrets for getting the most out of remote AMS demos

Nimble AMS

When you’re searching for your next association management software (AMS) solution, product demos are extremely important. Use the meeting technology. One advantage of remote demos is that you have the benefits that meeting technology offers. Use the chat functionality in the meeting technology. Make sure that the vendor personalizes the demo, showing your team features and scenarios in the product that are specific to your association’s needs. Technology

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

It’s important to have a budget in mind when you begin narrowing down the LMS providers you would like to evaluate, as pricing can vary widely. From there, it’ll be important to actually see the product you may be purchasing, so you’ll want to make sure that each LMS provider you are evaluating can provide a demo and/or a trial of the platform. Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision.

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8 ways to cut the cost of new association management software

Nimble AMS

It may be time to embrace change to lower the price of your new system. While several factors — from the number of licenses to implementation to staff training — determine the price of the system’s cost, there are strategies to keep your AMS price from escalating beyond the budget. Here are eight ways to lower the price of your new AMS: 1. The key to keeping AMS pricing manageable is following best practices. Technology Executive IT

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Trade Association CEO Support: Productive Staff - The 3 Ts

Trade Association CEO Blog

Ask me for a quote on many projects like: Newsletter design, newsletter strategy, newsletter production, strategic planning, budgeting, evaluation of endorsed programs, governance structuring, bylaws, education programming, member database selection/conversion/optimization/training, discussion facilitation and more. Productive Staff - The 3 Ts. Tools, Teaching & Trust: The 3 gifts for Happy, Productive Employees. Tools are not just necessary for generating productivity.