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. To take care of all your needs, you need to make multiple technology purchases.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online.

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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.

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?

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?

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.

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

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selection

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[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. Integration with CRM systems/databases of record. Pricing. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

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. Are we preparing for new AI and voice-activated delivery systems?

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities

SilkStart

As an association, technology can be a tremendous asset in achieving your mission. The right tech systems can help you serve the needs of your members, streamline your operations, and amplify communications. 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.

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. Use a learning content management system (LCMS).

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.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

The more technical aspects – integrating with other systems, setting up eCommerce. 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.

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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2).

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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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Key among these recommendations is that associations must be willing to consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. Why Emphasize Technology for Association Education Programs? For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

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. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

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 Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. For example, if you only offer education through conferences, could you look at incorporating some technology?

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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. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). 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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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.

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). When you’re ready to move to a new AMS system , you’ll likely issue a request for proposal (RFP).

Reach Out ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. If you have a touch-log system, find someone who has not been in touch with you or interacted with your organization over the past six months. 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.

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

GrowthZone

Yes, setting up your marketing automation system does take a little bit of time upfront, but once it is up and running, you get back that time and more. There are many tools on the market now that make setting up the system drop-dead easy, even for those without technical skills.

The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

Having used your business impact analysis to identify the systems, services and applications at risk, you can now replicate those services into a redundant platform that can either be hosted or managed somewhere else, or at the very least run from a remote location.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

In a nutshell, an AMS provides membership-based organizations an all-in-one member management system. Today, much more affordable web-based systems are not only more affordable, but many provide real interaction with members, volunteers, donors, and stakeholders.

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Additionally, you can offer different pricing options for members, nonmembers, or different types of members. A number of AMS systems include the option to allow members to enhance their listing, which presents a monetization opportunity.

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?

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.

An Associations Journey to Find a Smarter AMS

GrowthZone

An inside look at one GrowthZone customer’s journey from an outdated data management system to a full AMS complete with NAHB WMS upload. GrowthZone had great reviews, the price was right, and they knew our language ,” she commented. Productivity Technology

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.

Finding the Perfect Donor Database

Wild Apricot

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. 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

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

Potomac Core

Despite profitability, Industries are using new technologies to prepare for whatever comes next. The Index’s return to the Industry is helping to justify price changes with its customers. By doing so, AUVSI will continue its work in helping Unmanned Systems achieve commercial success.

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Peace Sells.But Who's Buying - Association Membership?

Association Subculture

What do you mean I dont support your system? Before we go down this road let me quickly identify what I am not: I am not anti-profit, I am not above paying a significant price for value and I am a realist. We bought music, watched movies, or disavowed movies and read books (or did both so we could grouse about how the movie butchered the books) , we went to theatre, paid high prices to obtain bootleg recordings from overseas and (more importantly) wore the uniform.

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?