Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. Before setting pricing, it’s critical to understand your market. Conduct a market analysis to understand your competitor’s products and pricing, target market, market needs, and price range that market will bear for the value you’re offering. Consider these models to price your eLearning right.

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

How should I price my event? What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society. With that being said, pricing should follow the same concept. . “A Taking in all the parts and pieces required to produce your event, and determining the cost, can give you a basis for your pricing. The post How do you price a virtual event?

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How do you price a virtual event?

Association Success

How should I price my event? What you ultimately want is to be able to monetize the event,” said Michael Tatonetti , director of certification and education for the Professional Pricing Society. With that being said, pricing should follow the same concept. . “A Taking in all the parts and pieces required to produce your event, and determining the cost, can give you a basis for your pricing. The post How do you price a virtual event?

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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? Our members don’t like technology. There are non-scary ways to embrace technology to better engage with your members and to maximize non-dues revenue for your association.

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.

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

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. Sure, many of us choose to purchase technology because we want to be the first with some cool gadget or we find a device that allows us to play Angry Birds anywhere we want, but the primary goal should be making us more efficient.

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. When you consider varying pricing structures, functionality, and built-for-purpose options, choosing the best solutions is no easy task. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate.

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. feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

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. 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. What technology (app, software, website, gadget, etc.)

Put a Price Tag on Your Benefits

Associations Now

Selling an association membership is not a traditional negotiation process, but the anchoring effect proves relevant in pricing situations just the same. Illinois Technology Association. At the very least, the importance of anchoring in price negotiations would suggest that naming a dollar value for your benefits is better than letting prospective members try to imagine what your benefits are worth on their own.

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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. Because too often, the salesperson and the buyer are speaking in different terms. It seems like they’re on the same page because they’re both talking about money. But they’re not.

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. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. Associations can now move beyond the AMS limitations of yesterday to leverage modern technological innovation. 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. Among the many things the Apple II mastermind brought up during his panel discussion at the MassMutual Center was the idea of technology needing to enable us to be better, rather than getting in the way of what makes us best. Rather, we want technology to be invisible, to provide value seamlessly,” the company explained. “In

Why CX Matters: How does technology aid customer experience?

Association Success

In this second part of a series on CX at associations, turn to technology for answers. When you delve into putting a customer experience strategy in place, you’ll naturally start to think about technology that will enhance the customer experience. And CX leaders are on the cutting edge of the intersection of CX and technology. Companies like Ticketmaster and artists like Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift have leveraged this technology.

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.

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. Four Traits To Help Identify Technologies That Matter. High rate of technology change. The technology is rapidly advancing or experiencing breakthroughs. To be economically disruptive, the technology must have a broad reach.

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

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. Each association software system you purchase comes with its own price tag and often needs to be hooked to your other systems through integrations, which can cause problems with data and support. Here are six of the top benefits that associations see when they consolidate their technology.

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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.

[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 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape , a new guide for nonprofits by Cathexis Partners, introduces nonprofits to today’s world of peer-to-peer fundraising tools. Pricing. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-.

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. This is a whistle stop tour of the latest products and technologies on the market to act as a guide for associations looking to incorporate VR, AR, or MR into their events or offerings. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

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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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. Remember, one person’s user-friendly technology is another’s nightmare, so look for trends and common themes in the reviews. A technology company should have an up-to-date web presence. Step #6) Discuss Pricing.

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. And, they are already the most influential group of technology trendsetters. First and most important, when it comes to technology – pay attention. A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth appeared first on orgCommunity.

Survey: Technology Use Among Young Kids Is Skyrocketing

Associations Now

The survey [PDF], which coincides with Better Hearing and Speech Month , found significant percentages of parents reporting technology use by children up to age 8. And though technology use among young children is high, parents said they have concerns about excessive tech use: 77 percent agreed that misuse of technology can be harmful to young children, and 72 percent agreed that loud noise from devices can result in hearing loss. Technology has had many benefits, Page wrote.

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. By making its original changes opt-out only, so that users would automatically be enrolled into the new features unless they changed their account settings, the company sent a message—intended or not—that its technology was more important than its users’ privacy,” Mashable ’s Karissa Bell wrote. Sure, Slack is awesome, but do you find the per-user price tag a bit much?

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

SocialFish

It has become the medium that allows them to search, retrieve recommendations, do price comparisons and make purchases. The terms, “mass customization” have now enabled companies like Nike to give people the features what they want (in style, colour and design) — highly customized but within very efficient pricing. Marketers have to adapt and stay on top of the channels and technologies.

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. But it does make a pretty good argument for exactly how associations should spend on technology.

Nine tips to promote win-win negotiating (no matter the contract)

Aaron Wolowiec

technology, entertainment, speakers, décor and hotels). A correlation exists between the value of your business and the number of concessions or price breaks your organization can expect to receive during contract negotiations. Look beyond price to conditions. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, I’ll have the distinct pleasure of co-facilitating the final MSAE Emerging Professionals brown bag lunch of 2012 with Tammy Dankenbring, sales manager for the Amway Hotel Collection.

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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. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Industry Trends New TechnologyYou’ve done your research. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval.

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. Beyond watching for hidden costs, there are ways to potentially lower the price of a new AMS. Technology

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4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For a higher price, allows those session sponsors to continue being the sponsor of the on-demand session, allowing them visibility throughout the year . Learning Technologies Meetings & Events Online Learning Uncategorized Webcasting Best Practices Webinar Best Practices live streams virtual conferences virtual events virtual meetings webcasts WEBINARSWhether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options.

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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. Association Learning + Technology 2014” is designed to help association leaders strategize for a new learning landscape, while meeting their members’ needs for convenient and quick access to information. As a former journalist, I love data.

6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re selling these, you can also get creative with how you sell them – separately for one price, bundled for a discount, and so on. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized Webinar Best Practices association webinars repurposing elearning content repurposing webinars virtual events WEBINARSJust like your presenters do with a face-to-face presentation, they spend a lot of time preparing for their webinar presentations as well.

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

AssociationChat

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 this blog post on How to Price Your Virtual Conference.

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. Writing for Velvet Chainsaw’s Midcourse Corrections blog, nonprofit consultant Jeff Hurt suggests four ways organizations can identify “technologies that matter.” How does your organization evaluate new technologies?

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future Proofing Your Career, Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

The authors attributed technological advancements as the paramount influencer for the rise and decline of the demand for cognitive task occupations. As we entered into the technology age in the early 1980s, industry leaders needed to design and build an infrastructure that would support this new industry. I believe we are experiencing another ebb and flow in what our workforce is demanding due to innovative technological changes.

AMS basics: What’s the difference between cloud and on-premises hosting environments?

Aptify

In this environment, the technology infrastructure is owned and operated by a third-party vendor. This option is ideal for organizations who want flexible, scalable technology without the hassle and costs of managing software, hardware, data storage, and data security themselves.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? You’ll want to make sure that the LMS you’re selecting today will continue to grow and innovate as technology does, as well as your organization’s needs do! Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selectionSelecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking.

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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. For those associations with MLS operations, the mission-critical imperative to develop a solid and consistent base of technology strategy is often obscured—our members are up close and outspoken about where our resources belong.

Association Staffing and the End of Toll Booth Workers: 3 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

Technology at work. As new, disruptive technologies emerge, what jobs within associations are similar to a toll booth worker? You know, those jobs that we used to need but that have been replaced (or can be replaced) with technology? Using the cost savings to pay for upgraded technology? Interestingly, many major cities are doing it via dynamic pricing (see USA Today story: Toll lanes create 'another option' to avoid traffic.)