3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. You need to choose carefully: find a vendor that will support you and software that makes employees’ jobs easier. At the most basic level, the number of people using software can affect pricing.

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. Buying a car can be a frustrating process.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

So to be as effective as possible, they buy association-specific software systems. The problem is that most association technology only does one thing really well. Event software plans and manages events, but it won’t take care of your membership dues, for example.

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What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Socious

However, the past half-decade has been a time of refining ideas and streamlining technology. As costs come down, technology usage and capabilities have increased. But what does that mean for association management software? What Will AMS Software Look Like in 5 Years?

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 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. The post 3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research.

Is Syncing Your AMS and Accounting Software Necessary?

Association Adviser

One of the largest operating inconveniences associations would like to change is the inability to track revenue and expenses within their financial software system and sync that information with the membership information stored in their association management software system.

Membership Management Software + Social Networking

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Pricing. Technology. Membership Management Software + Social Networking. Pricing. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software

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. Software changes quickly.

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

As we watch some of our wildest sci-fi fantasies become reality , the potential of technology seems limitless. From fax machines, to email, to smartwatches, technology has transformed the way the world does business. Grant Management Software.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)? Association Software 10 1.

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.

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?

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Pricing. Technology. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Pricing. YourMembership.com® | The Complete Online Member Community® | Membership Management Software | Membership Software

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

As we watch some of our wildest sci-fi fantasies become reality , the potential of technology seems limitless. From fax machines, to email, to smartwatches, technology has transformed the way the world does business. But with the wealth of business tools and technology available, creating a consideration set for your business can seem like a monumental project. Technology spending is also reportedly a small portion of nonprofits’ budgets, averaging less than 4.2

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. 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 YourMembership.com blog. (Of Of course, technology is on our minds every day because that’s what we do.) Pricing.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape

SocialFish

As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated. The guide provides an overview of 18 software platforms and their functionality in six areas: Design capabilities. Pricing.

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

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. 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.

Purchasing Fundraising Software: A Small Shop’s Guide

SocialFish

It’s inevitable that as your organization continues to gain momentum and supporters, you’ll have to think about purchasing nonprofit fundraising software. Select a software that can be easily integrated with other needed platforms. Membership or associate management software.

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.

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. Last week, two software-as-a-service stalwarts, Evernote and Dropbox, tried making changes to their service that ended up greatly angering their user bases.

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. Communicating effectively to members is the best way to keep them, and sometimes that means a large monetary investment in new hardware or software. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs.

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). An RFP is widely considered to be a best practice when it comes to big purchases like software. Your RFP can inspire the software vendor.

The Other Service Economy: Software as a Service Hits Overdrive

Associations Now

Microsoft’s move to offer a monthly cloud-based enterprise package for its Windows operating system is both uncharted territory and, in many ways, the culmination of the software as a service (SaaS) model.

Wild Apricot Software News - March 2009

Wild Apricot

About Wild Apricot Software The Wild Apricot blog provides technology advice for small non-profits. Many blog subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients — so we publish monthly updates about our software. Wild Apricot software is used by thousands of small non-profits: professional and business associations, clubs, charities, activist groups and community organizations.

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Most of us know that membership software is designed to make association processes easier and more automated, but did you know that your AMS could earn your association essential non-dues revenue? If you’re using AMS software anyway, why not truly put it to work for you?

5 Reasons You Need to Integrate Your Online Community and CRM Today

Higher Logic

It’s a problem that happens not only with people, but with software systems as well. Integrated software, on the other hand, communicates directly with other systems to provide clear, helpful data you can use to improve business results. My favorite childhood game was Telephone.

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4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018

Higher Logic

New technology makes its way into our lives and businesses faster every year. It’s pricey, although in 2018 we can expect advances to continue dropping the price point for AI technology. It helped us see just how close the technology behind them are to becoming mainstream.

Hedging Software as a Service

High Context

companies being forced out of existence these days, it’s important to assess any technologies you use as a software as a service (SaaS) model. The beautiful pro’s of SaaS-based services is that companies and organizations can access technologies and services at an affordable price point, paying monthly rather than massive annual licensing and support agreements. With marginal (and some formerly healthy!)

Customer Engagement Takes Center Stage at INBOUND 2016

Socious

“This is going to be very unusual advice from a guy who runs a sales and marketing software company, but take dollars from sales and marketing. Technology has made it possible for startups like Uber to explode, bringing you more competition and radically changing customer expectations.

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. Software. Software maintenance and support.

Don't Get Left in Time

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Pricing. Technology. ” 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.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process

MembersClicks

Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc.

Finding the Perfect Donor Database

Wild Apricot

The challenge is to find a system with strengths that meet your needs, weaknesses that won't get in your way, at a price you can afford. Tags: Non-profit technology Usability Fundraising nptech database Donor management webinar software If you’re facing the prospect of choosing a donor database system for your organization, drop by the Meeting Archives at TechSoup.org to check out this recent addition: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World.

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How to Backup Your Ning Network Content

Wild Apricot

We won’t be told the new pricing structure and other details until May 4th, but in the meantime, inevitably, rumors are running rife – and it’s a fresh reminder to backup the content you and your members have worked hard to create online. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech online community Blogging Social networking membership database websites Membership management data backup open source software content Ning

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. Check the software you’re already using. Much of the software out there now contains marketing automation features, making entry free for you.

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 2: Documentation, Contacts, Software and Tools. Association Management Technology