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. Education, food, medical, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations have been using VR for everything from training and project proposals to awareness and promotional content. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

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. They might also charge high prices for product upgrades and related services down the road. You can avoid these types of sneaky, hidden costs by working with an AMS vendor that includes all costs of the AMS as part of the proposal. Here’s what you should look for: A price estimate of all work related to your specific implementation, including project management, testing, training, data migration, integrations, etc.

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

Nimble AMS

Best practices say that when you’re ready to find a new association management software (AMS) system, you should issue a request for proposal (RFP). Read on for tips to ensure your RFP drives accurate proposals and helps you find the right AMS for your organization. Proposal due date.

4 steps to build a business case for new membership software

Nimble AMS

Here’s how to create a compelling case for an investment in new membership management technology. Your old technology might have worked in the past, but it just isn’t keeping up with your organization’s evolving processes and needs. The business case presents your proposal for change. Notice that the first step doesn’t include a discussion about new system pricing. And, Walker says, beware of the temptation to mention ballpark pricing. Technology IT Membership

How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

Off Stage

I reviewed the proposed new Social Marketing course from Internet Crusade, as well—it’s going to be very helpful to our members, I think (should be released soon!). It stands to reason that once the application is there, is being used by members, and the price is right, you as an AE will want to see how far you can go in using it to build community in your own organization. Technology. Off Stage. 13, 2009 - How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs.

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

This is how you can prove your new member community will be a valuable technology investment. Many associations are looking to technology to help them achieve various goals like millennial recruitment and maximizing staff resources. Objection 1: Price.

ICANN Delays Sale of.Org Registry, Asks for More Information

Associations Now

The announced sale of the.org domain to a private equity firm surfaced a lot of debate in the nonprofit and technology spaces in recent weeks. The price of the sale was initially undisclosed, though it was later revealed to be $1.135 billion. “We

Groups Boost Opposition to Comcast Merger

Associations Now

With Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable under regulatory scrutiny, associations and advocacy groups in the technology and cable sectors are ramping up their lobbying efforts. Both Comcast and Time Warner Cable are notorious for poor customer service and arbitrary price hikes—issues which are bound to persist, if not increase, under Mega Comcast’s regime,” Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel at CU, told Consumerist. “By

In-Flight Electronics: The Role Associations Played in Making It Happen

Associations Now

Numerous associations, unions, airlines, technology and aerospace companies, regulators, and others took part in the Portable Electronic Devices Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PED ARC), which put together a proposal [PDF] on the issue last month—leading to FAA approval on Thursday. It was unclear whether that would be the case when the proposal landed at the FAA last month.) Reuters reports that Gogo’s share price went up significantly after the news.

Thursday Buzz: Recognizing the Association World’s Brightest Minds

Associations Now

“Washington’s Leading Association and Nonprofit Innovators,” an event in Arlington, Virginia’s, Crystal City neighborhood, recognized 20 association executives for their groundbreaking approaches to technology, revenue, and events. It got fun and competitive as members of AAMC used an internal social network to submit proposals—some of which came in video, song, or poem form. Pricing a hot topic for your association?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

Reid All About it

If you’re feeling stuck in the COVID-19 cave of despair and overwhelm, Tobin Conley, CAE, at DelCor Technology Solutions suggests you listen to the wisdom of a Disney princess (yes, you read that correctly). Join a discussion on how and when to develop partnership proposals.

Your Members’ Tech Comfort Level Matters

Associations Now

In a Sunday panel at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit, Geary noted that he respects the value of technology but said he has become less knowledgeable about tech as he gets older, relying on his younger staffers to keep him abreast of important trends and stepping in when he needs to get a stronger handle on a given issue. That’s not an unusual spot for an association exec to occupy regarding technology.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? Doing your own research using a variety of methods: website review, calls, conversations with peers and technology vendors, and peer review sites like ReviewMyLMS. It gives technology providers an opportunity to understand your association and its resources, goals, challenges, and core requirements. Staff resources : Technology vendors work with all kinds of associations.

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Is the World Ready for “Talking” Cars?

Associations Now

Focused on Making Cars Smarter At least one group is strongly focused on issues similar to talking cars—the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), which represents both the auto industry and technology firms. ” A future government mandate requiring cars to have technology that would let them “talk” to each other could lead to safer vehicles and fewer crashes. It showed that the technology could work effectively in the real world, NHTSA noted.

Social Media Roundup: Ramp Up Your Cybersecurity Protocols

Associations Now

Though the methods and perpetrators behind the intrusion remain unknown, and as the significance of the breaches and proposed solutions are debated , it is clear that every one of your association’s online outposts needs to be protected. Bet on technology and healthcare. You might think that with oil prices dropping during the past year, energy issues will go to the back burner, but Gunster warns otherwise.

11 Audiovisual Negotiating Tips For Meeting Success

Velvet Chainsaw

Audio And Visuals And Technologies, Oh My. Companies release new AV technologies and tools on a regular basis. Share your budget parameters and let your AV partner propose solutions that give you the most for your money. Frequently, if you contract your AV vendor for multiple events and/or years, they will give you a significant discount from their prices. Secure a guarantee on final bill price. What are some cool AV technologies that you’ve used recently?

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Are You A Risky RFP Abuser?

Velvet Chainsaw

Hotels react by throwing technology and lower-level sales professionals against the problem. Planners put hotels in a grid comparing date availability and initial price quote. The RFP (Request for Proposal) follows after that. Tweet. Our profession is at risk. More small meetings, shorter lead times and RFP abuse are on a collision course for commoditizing our industry. It shouldn’t be commoditized!

The Consequences of Moving Fast and Breaking Things

Associations Now

An Additional Thought From #ASAE13 Last week’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo was covered pretty thoroughly in last week’s post , but one other interesting claim got me thinking: During a session on the convergence of business innovation and technology, ASAE CIO Reggie Henry, CAE, made a bold declaration—that associations should stop buying servers entirely and move their management to the cloud. I’m writing about technology, so Apple is a great subject, OK?!?).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.8.19

Reid All About it

The deadline for proposals is next Friday, November 15. It’s 2019 and people interact with technology all day from their mobile device to systems at work to smart devices at home. Join a panel of association leaders who have transformed their association’s culture to foster a technology savvy staff who consider technology as an enabler and resource. Host: Association Women Technology Champions. Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content.

Thursday Buzz: Amazon Lights a Mobile Fire

Associations Now

Also: Make sure your organization has a strong handle on technology issues, or you might be going in two directions at once. You may want to take a gander at Microsoft’s proposed pricing changes. The online retailer’s first smartphone makes up for its late market entry with an attention-grabbing new feature. You gotta hand it to Amazon: When the company enters the smartphone market, it’s ready for the cameras.

Eric Lanke: The Giant Hairball of Complexity

Eric Lanke

So when Netflix raised its prices 60% and then decided to split its DVD delivery service off from its video streaming service, you wouldve thought I would have had a strong negative reaction. I do think a lot of the focus is on the "hair ball" and overwhelmed by the options, technology, and change.that's the case both for and not-for profit worlds. Provocative Proposals for Change. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Everyone – directors, staff and members – pays the price in poor association performance if there is not a strong partnership. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. The changes I was proposing were quick ones that gave NBOA some early successes and that aligned with our strategy and plan at the time, so the board was supportive. Our previous online job board wasn’t using current technology.

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Dorothy, We Aren't in Vermont Anymore. : Off Stage

Off Stage

Let’s say it’s an issue of whether or not the association should take a position on the location a proposed new highway in your community. The Board proposes a questionnaire to the members (“Let’s survey the troops!”). Technology presents you with options. And technology now is cheap or free. ParaChat offers a large variety of hosted chat options including live video, and the price is reasonable. Technology. Off Stage.

New Coalition Starts Push Against Efforts to Raise Import Taxes

Associations Now

Americans for Affordable Products, a coalition that includes 140 major businesses and trade groups, launched this week in response to proposals by Republicans to boost import taxes. The coalition argues that such a tax will raise prices on consumers while discouraging innovation. The coalition says the tax could increase the prices of products by as much as 20 percent—an annual cost of $1,700 per household. The proposal, which proponents say could raise $1.2

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Everyone – directors, staff and members – pays the price in poor association performance if there is not a strong partnership. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. The changes I was proposing were quick ones that gave NBOA some early successes and that aligned with our strategy and plan at the time, so the board was supportive. Our previous online job board wasn’t using current technology.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

Reid All About it

Michael Jones, VP, Mobile Technologies, Results Direct | RD Mobile. We’ll ask association executives who have made selections why they chose the solutions they did, about integrations with existing technology, and how they have addressed accessibility and inclusivity with their choices. Michael Tatonetti, Professional Pricing Society. Presenter: Brandt Krueger, Technical Producer, Event Technology Consulting.

The NEW Internet Landscape: A Primer for Realtors and MLSs : Off.

Off Stage

Each application carried a hefty price tag of $185,000. Further details, including pricing for additional domains and other related products will be announced at a later date.” There are, of course, many schemes being proposed to capitalize on the MLS as a reliable data source, but having a recognized domain name that carries with it the reputation of integrity and completeness—there can be no better marketing tool. Technology. Off Stage.

Successfully Embracing Change is a Team Effort

Association Adviser

Everyone – directors, staff and members – pays the price in poor association performance if there is not a strong partnership. But we had some technology advantages that older associations struggled with. The changes I was proposing were quick ones that gave NBOA some early successes and that aligned with our strategy and plan at the time, so the board was supportive. Our previous online job board wasn’t using current technology.

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Plexus Consulting Group?: What Can Be Done to Restart Growth

Plexus Consulting

Although aimed at the for-profit private sector and public sector, leaders in non-profit organizations may learn from the author’s proposals. If conditions are right, private-sector innovation and jobs will follow” · Meet the resource-productivity imperative: The steady decline in real resource prices enjoyed throughout the 20 th century has now reversed course. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth Kanter

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. I’m honored to be included on a panel proposed by him, along with Carrie Rice , called “ How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout and Be More Present for Yourself, Team, and Organization for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. (If I was seeking a way to combine my interest in technology and helping people.

Membership Marketing Blog: The End of Membership as We Know It

Membership Marketing

Her fundamental thesis is that “three key shifts in our society have caused a decline in membership: economic rescission, demographic shifts, and rapidly changing technology. Sladek proposes a number of solutions to help in meeting these membership challenges. That definition has changed in recent years, partly because of demographic shifts and economic dips but largely because of technology. Pricing Your Product, Service, or Membership. Price. (9).

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Association Certification and Accreditation Programs: Minimizing the Liability Risks

Plexus Consulting

Standards should never be arbitrary or capricious, or vague or ambiguous, and procedures should be developed that document the development and reasonableness of, and the objective basis for, proposed standards. Moreover, nothing in excess of a reasonable price should be charged to apply for or receive certification or recertification. Prior to finalizing certification standards, provide interested parties with notice of the proposed standards and an opportunity to comment.

The First Milepost for the 3-Way Management Team

Trade Association CEO Blog

When I resigned I asked the Board to consider hiring me in a new role: Executive Advisor, where I would continue to provide them that unique insight, motivation and talent of an ASAE Certified Association Executive without having to pay full price for it. I could not find in ASAE any examples of what I was proposing. Trade Association CEO Support.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

Trade Association CEO Blog

The program offers a business an exclusive and substantial savings as compared to the general price available to that business through that vendor or other like competitors. Make no proposal that is not in the best interest of the member. Through the years I have progressed with responsibilities in membership development, member benefits, education, government affairs, international relations, chapter relations, database technologies and meetings/trade shows.