Periodic Goal Review

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Periodic Goal Review. It’s also shown me that taking time to periodically review what is (or isn’t) working is valuable to the overall success of the goal. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team.

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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. At the most basic level, the number of people using software can affect pricing. Some SaaS platforms base their fees on number of seats, so more employees using the platform means a higher price.

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What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. We can throw the topic on our employee community and have countless user opinions/reviews. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great. Pricing.

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Join the Review Society to dig into it more. . Professionals Trust Peer Reviews. Reviews are a powerful social media tool for B2B organizations precisely because they reflect the way professionals make decisions: namely, by imitating what the other guy is doing. Ninety-four percent of surveyed professionals say they trust peer reviews above other sources of product information. Reviews Are Also a Valuable Source of Feedback. Interested in this topic?

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

SocialFish

Access proliferation puts the customer in an active role that allows them to take control over what they buy through search, friend recommendations, site reviews, text/chat communication. It has become the medium that allows them to search, retrieve recommendations, do price comparisons and make purchases. Marketers have to adapt and stay on top of the channels and technologies. Book review Social CRM and ROI marketing social media

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. Step #6) Discuss Pricing.

Seeing it Through Your Members' Eyes ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. She suggested writing your own bad review/critique. Now write your own “review” of your member site. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM.

2013: A Millennial’s Perspective

Association Adviser

With just a few weeks left in 2013, the wave of top ten lists and year-in-review articles is flowing in full tsunami force. Your pricing and member benefits need to reflect that. This embrace of technology that makes association life easier should be applauded and further supported in 2014. Pricing Challenges. Kelly Donovan, Naylor. Here’s are seven shifts that seem to stand out for the younger generation of association professionals.

Be Specific ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Akismet rounds it up neatly for me to review at my leisure. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

AssociationChat

One more platform reviewed and instead of feeling closer to the answer of what tech to choose for their meeting, he felt further away than ever before. 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. Check out how this association navigated their pricing strategy for their virtual event [VIDEO].

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. Ask for testimonials, case studies, read reviews and maybe even reach out to a few references. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized elearning learning management system LMS LMS selection online learning selecting an LMSSelecting an LMS is a big decision.

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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. Building a business case starts well before the board reviews bottom line costs. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.25.20

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Hear tips to understanding which AMS capabilities are right for your organization, advice on the vendor selection process—key themes and questions to ask, an overview of pricing in the AMS marketplace in 2020, and pros and cons of off-the-shelf solutions vs. flexible, configurable platforms. How to Scope and Implement Virtual Event Technology. Virtual event technology is key for pulling off a virtual event, but implementing new tech is never easy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.10.20

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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.” Revenue and Pricing Strategies for Virtual Events.

The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

Services like Amazon Web Services, Office 365 and hosting providers can be your backup at a lower price point. Step 5: Review. Association Management TechnologyOver the past 2 articles (read part 1 and part 2) , we have examined what could potentially happen that could bring your business to a halt in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

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. Veteran association professional, Natalie Fryer of the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, recognized their 400-member organization had outgrown their existing association management software.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Virtual conference pricing. Her family pays the price for America’s chicken dinners. Association Technology & Data 2025: Evaluating Your IT and Data Readiness.

Juice Up Your Conference App

Velvet Chainsaw

Beware of too-good-to-be-true pricing. When you’re reviewing potential conference apps, ask how the provider will help you market the app. Look for major industry technology providers to build or partner with leading mobile app solutions. Event & Meeting Planning conferences event mobile apps event technology mobile social technology for events tradeshow technology Web 2.0

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. Their price sensitivity isn’t a surprise considering their: • Student loan debt. • Weakened job prospects. • Low earnings. • Lack of employer support for membership and professional development. YPs grew up in a world of Amazon and Yelp reviews, and brand influencers on YouTube and Instagram. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

4 steps to successful virtual events for your association

Nimble AMS

Here are a few to include: Select an event technology platform. Train staff and speakers on your technology platform. Upload content into your technology platform. Review and test your technology platform. We hear a lot these days about virtual events.

Content with Fewer Words Aids Multi-tasking Audience

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Review your web content often. In today’s eMarketer there were some interesting statistics about multimedia use, specifically mobile technology aiding in an increase of multimedia consumption. Keep this “double-dipping” sort of consumption in mind when writing and reviewing your content. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

Event App Due Diligence

Velvet Chainsaw

Have discussions directly with your provider and request recent proof of Apple Review Board app approval from them. This summer they updated the App Store Review Guidelines. If your event app provider uses a template to generate one-off event apps and did not architect the solution you contracted for to be multi-tenant, your app does have a decent chance of being rejected by the Apple Review Board. They’re becoming more feature rich and prices are being pushed down.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

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UCLA Anderson Review ). Presenters: Mike Kovach, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Jake Toohey, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Strategic Pricing for Educational Products. Pricing for education products is all over the map. But pricing is too essential to leave to guesswork.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

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One thing we can predict about the future: implementing new technology will never stop. A key ingredient for successful technology projects is collaboration. Mike Guerrieri at DelCor Technology Solutions explains how technology and collaboration can be a virtuous cycle. Hear about the unexpected ways technology has impacted the career trajectories of event professionals worldwide. – Technology Trends Round Table.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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In a 2019 survey of high-tech companies, more than 40% of the respondents said they hire Customer Success Managers , according to an article in the Harvard Business Review. Mon 12/16 at 11 a.m.* – Audit and Improve Peer Review Efficiency at the Journals You Manage.

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

Some AMS systems may offer complete, customized accounting functionality for a much higher price, but associations on a tech budget are stuck working with both an AMS and an accounting software system to cover their membership database and financial accounting needs. This granular, line-item level of categorization is helpful when reviewing what works well for your association and what doesn’t.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

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A classic marketing mantra (about pricing) is flawed. Special guest Brian Carter will review the trends that have changed industries, why so many organizations have lost traction, and how top performers are growing and winning today. Find out how onsite event technology can enable you to gather invaluable data when it comes to measuring and tracking the attendee journey and proving the impact of your event. All women in the association technology community are welcome.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Processes, policies and traditions are all areas of concern when it comes to DEI, but this meaty read, The Manager’s Guide to Inclusive Leadership — Small Habits That Make a Big Impact from First Round Review, describes small behavioral steps leaders can take to create a more inclusive workplace. Bruce Feiler, Harvard Business Review ). Host: Open Access Technologies, Inc. Presenter: Karen McCall, Senior Advisor, Open Access Technologies, Inc.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.28.16

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He also reviews four books that “can open your eyes to the importance of neuro-plasticity and how you can intentionally take steps to increase your brain’s productivity.” The survey will help the association community better understand how membership organizations use or don’t use social technologies to deliver learning. The size or budget of your association, and whether you use or don’t use social technologies, doesn’t matter.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.10.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “5G, when fully implemented, is poised to be a very big deal, a far bigger transformation in mobile technology than any previous generational shift. Read more at the Harvard Business Review. If you have a system selection in your future, or you’re in the midst of one, stop right now and read this post from Dan Hickey at DelCor Technology. Host: ASAE Technology Section Council.

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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.

How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Review Purchase History and Budget. Review the products your customers have purchased historically, how frequently they make purchases, and how long it has been since their last purchase. If your customer stays in a single price point, you should too. Review Current Events. Look for indicators like these: Have there been any major shifts in communication or technology in your customer's field?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. Harvard Business Review ). Make Your Marketing Technology Resolutions for 2018. They’ll reveal their top marketing technology takeaways from the 2017 ASAE Technology Conference & Expo, which inspired resolutions that support revenue growth, from leveraging artificial intelligence to improving collaboration between marketing and IT.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.31.20

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Jeff Winters, Harvard Business Review ). Sponsorship and Pricing Methods for Virtual Events. Learn how to understand sponsor needs, build sponsor packages, bring value to a sponsor, and price virtual events. Presenter: Dr. Michael Tatonetti, Certified Pricing Professional and CAE. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Economic outlook for associations. Please consider participating in Marketing General Inc.’s

A Quick Way to Invigorate Your Off-site Meeting

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. Here’s one I’m repurposing into an innovative Friday Fix: Pink talks about replacing your off-site (planning or review) meeting with a FedEx Day. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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WBT Systems provides ideas for helping members deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis , including recession-focused information, resources, and benefits as well as guidance on pricing and marketing. The discomfort we’re all feeling is grief , says David Kessler at the Harvard Business Review. Join a live discussion from the executive, technology and organizational perspectives on how your organization can best shift to support a 100% remote working ecosystem.

AMCs Engaged!

YourMembership Blog

To remain competitive in business, we must move from annual reviews of our strategic plan to a much more dynamic shifting and assessment of our plan and our performance. At YM, we’re always adapting as the voice of the customer changes, when our competitors shift, or when new technology and business models emerge. Price sits high in the consideration criteria when selecting technology. They are tired of having siloed technologies and separate data.

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10 Tips for Creating an Effective Marketing Piece

Spark Consulting

I’ll be facilitating the discussion, and the nice folks at CESSE asked me to prepare some general tips to help people as they reviewed each others’ materials. Innovations in print technology have really brought the cost down. Are the prices right? I’m headed to Providence to speak at CESSE this week, and one of the sessions I’ll be participating in will be an idea swap where we’ll be sharing marketing materials.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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If you use online community software, please consider leaving a review on the new site, ReviewMyCommunity.net. If you do, you’ll be granted a lifetime subscription to read the reviews of others. The folks behind the site hope to hit a critical mass of 100 reviews soon. Once they do, you’ll be able to: Search and browse community software reviews without the interference of a bunch of other types of software cluttering your research.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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If you use online community software, please consider leaving a review on the new site, ReviewMyCommunity.net. If you do, you’ll be granted a lifetime subscription to read the reviews of others. The folks behind the site hope to hit a critical mass of 100 reviews soon. Once they do, you’ll be able to: Search and browse community software reviews without the interference of a bunch of other types of software cluttering your research.