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. Consider these models to price your eLearning right.

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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. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any 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. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In The post Is Your Technology Seamless?

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.

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.

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.

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

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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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. Technology

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.

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.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. 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. Okay, so we also have some comedians at YourMembership.com but velcro is technology in the sense that technology is only a tool for helping you become more efficient. Pricing.

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities

SilkStart

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.

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. Sure, Slack is awesome, but do you find the per-user price tag a bit much? It might require more maintenance than the always-on Slack does, but you’ll have more say over the product.

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

Socious

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

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.

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

SocialFish

It has become the medium that allows them to search, retrieve recommendations, do price comparisons and make purchases. This customer will play vital role in co-creating alongside the organization to help define product features, improvements and service augmentation.

Don't Get Left in Time

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Since the inception of YourMembership.com’s product, we’ve been “in the cloud.” Launching features through the cloud allows your software to keep up with your own productivity. Pricing.

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

GrowthZone

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 Technology

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.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

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.

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!

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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.

An Associations Journey to Find a Smarter AMS

GrowthZone

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.

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.

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. 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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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.)

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.

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. Pricing.

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

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. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

Be Quick About it ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Culture, technology, television, social media…whatever you want to blame…has conditioned us to expect instant gratification. 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.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

This allows innovative disruptors to rapidly build products and services to meet specific needs. Digital disruption is remaking industries that don’t even have digital products. Digital will disrupt your product…but only if you let it disrupt your process.

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How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Product : Customer product suggestions or feedback in your community or to your product team indicate involvement or interest. Continuing your pursuit could jeopardize future opportunities to grow that customer’s product portfolio.

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Putting the Member at the Heart of Your Association’s Activities with a Modern AMS

Nimble AMS

Because it’s powered by Salesforce, Nimble AMS has embedded AI capabilities baked right into the platform – making association executives and staff members proactive, smarter and more productive. Using business intelligence tools, they can draw on their huge volumes of data to pinpoint optimal pricing, products, content and engagement for a very personalized member experience. Technology

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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.

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.

Customer Service in Your Member Organization

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Pricing. Technology. Today’s technology, can help us make our members feel special even those we only see once a year. 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.

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?