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?

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.

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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. One of the key findings from Salesforce’s second edition of the State of the Connected Customer report , points to the importance of 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. High rate of technology change.

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.

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.

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? The post In 2017, Take Control of Your Technology appeared first on Associations Now

Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

According to a new report by Social Tables , the meetings industry will hugely influence the profits of hotels. Last year, Starwood Hotel and Resorts became the first chain to offer such a service, according to the Social Tables report.

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Trends Report: What Could 2015 Look Like for Association Meetings?

Associations Now

5 % The amount air travel costs will increase in 2015, according to MPI’s quarterly “Meetings Outlook” report. Here is a look at four forecasts and trend reports I’ve come across in recent weeks.

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Top Findings from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Yet despite these threats, findings from the 2019 MembershipMarketing Benchmarking Report shows more associations continue to experience membership growth year over year than those that are seeing a decline in membership.

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.

Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016

Associations Now

The airline industry is hoping to put its bad reputation among consumers behind it—and, according to a new report, consumers are buying in. Airlines are increasingly enabling their customers to choose the service offerings and price points that meet their individual needs.”.

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. As a former journalist, I love data.

Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. ” of the reporting world. Sure, there are repositories and reports that can be accessed through search but nothing that speaks specifically to your individual members the way a benchmarking report can. Pricing.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. This recently released report, based on a survey of more than 200 associations, describes how trade and professional associations are using technology to enable and enhance learning. You can listen to Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras, discuss highlights of the report on episode 99 of their Leading Learning podcast.

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The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

It often struggles to justify its existence, but associations seem to be embracing it as best as they can, according to a new report by Demand Metric Research Corp., Key findings: Three-fourths of associations in this study report their marketing is somewhat to very effective.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Being able to easily access data and reports once things get going will also be an important piece to the LMS puzzle. . Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? Flexible Reporting. Are you able to export the report and manipulate the data?

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” ” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives.

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? Technology

Lunchtime Links: Invest in New Technologies That Matter

Associations Now

How to evaluate new technologies. New technologies are all around us, every day. Worthy tech: There’s no hiding from technology. But not every new technology is worth your time—or your money. How does your organization evaluate new technologies?

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.

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. continued investment in outdated technology.

How to Choose an Association Credit Card Processor

GrowthZone

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

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. This report is from The Bridgespan Group.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Pricing available on the GrowthZone website and product demos available upon request. Pricing available upon request. Product demo and pricing available upon request. Product demo and pricing available upon request. Pricing available upon request.

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

Nimble AMS

In a recent report about CRM suites, Forrester noted that the value of CRM has shifted toward helping organizations better support customers in their engagement journeys to bring about satisfaction and long-term loyalty. In fact, Forrester’s report names Salesforce as a leader in CRM , largely because it “puts the customer at the center of its vision.”. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.10.20

Reid All About it

They warn, “We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.” Jennifer Shutt, Budget and Appropriations Reporter, CQ Roll Call.

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?

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. report. Uncategorized #membership Association associations e-Learning eLearning Gen Z Millennial professional development Technology WBT Systems

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.

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?

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?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

Reid All About it

Don’t wait until your LMS implementation is nearing the end to figure out what kind of reports you need. The time for discussing reporting requirements is way back before you even select an LMS platform. WBT Systems explains how to identify your LMS reporting requirements.

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Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

Reports about membership actions and the state of an association’s finances derived from financial or AMS databases quickly convey to staff and boards how well the association is performing, and what needs to be done to continue excellent performance or improve unsatisfactory trends going forward.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Of all the benchmark reports released in the association community each year, this is one of my favorites. One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration.

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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). What is the most important part of a webinar presentation?

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask. So it seems that Price is right.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

Reid All About it

This opportunity is for association professionals who are responsible for reporting analytics to leadership, Boards of Directors, and other stakeholders, to come together in a free-flowing environment to share their lunchtime and discuss data analytics topics. 2020 Engagement Trends Report.

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. Reporting CE issuance to accreditors is also a mess (are you familiar with PARS? ).