2020 Event Technology Trends


How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event. What is Event Technology? Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees.

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process


In order to continue empowering member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service (MemberClicks’ mission!), we take a very methodical approach to how we develop each of our membership solutions. Did you know that you can submit feedback directly through your MemberClicks product? That’s where it all begins.

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5 Must Do’s When Creating Member Join Processes


Your AMS gives your the data and technology to customize the experience so that it is relevant to your member, requests the information you need, and streamlines the process.

Do New Processes Make You Uncomfortable?

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

He had painted the picture for me: the snow softly falling in the warmth of the sun as we clutch hot chocolate in our hands watching his favorite hockey team play outdoors in an ice rink created in Yankee Stadium.fans cheering.hockey being played the way it was meant to be played before technology intervened.in What are your tips for preparing for a new process or project? effective planning new projects processes realistic expectations

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.

Nimble AMS now supports automated complex tax processing

Nimble AMS

Associations taking advantage of Advanced Taxation now have the functionality to easily process taxes nationally and internationally reducing manual burden, taking human error out of the equation. Automated processing of complex tax calculations: Saves time, saves effort. Simplify Tax Processing with Nimble AMS Advanced Taxation. Nimble AMS Technology Finance IT Product Release

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Additionally, they have a structured method for breaking the vision down into small digestible bites and attacking it little by little with a well documented execution process. Creating an innovative organization all starts with a vision.

The Process of Recovery from a Disaster

Association Management

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. We also looked at the critical aspects of what would be required in order to build a Business Continuity Plan , including exposing the critical aspects of the business by performing a Business Impact Analysis.

Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office


Like many decisions these days, technology will play a critical role in whether your virtual office succeeds or creates new problems for your organization. What follows are some key technology considerations before you make the leap. Choose Your Technology Infrastructure Wisely.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Recognize that learning is a process. Always ask about data migration processes, understand how financial reconciliation will be handled, and ask about the company’s definition of integration when you are exploring new vendors and partners. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. We’ve worked with hundreds of associations while they were knee deep in this process. 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. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology.

Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands. How long have you been involved with technology in the association space? What are some of the most common questions you get about technology? Ignoring emerging technology and digital practices is a bad idea.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings. How do you use technology for your meetings and events?

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. We explained the process for putting all streaming sessions in one high-production room. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Nearly half a century later, his research is still the guiding rule across various industries—including the technology space—for predicting and driving technology adoption strategy. In other words, a technology that does not diffuse through all of the stages is most likely one that will die.

Improving the Relationship Between People and Technology

Association Success

You need your staff’s buy-in before bringing in new technology solutions to your association. When trying to bring in new technology into an organization, it is guaranteed that you will be met with resistance, because any sort of change often is. You need that buy-in from people first, otherwise there’s going to be struggle in incorporating the technology into operations. People who see the value in technology are typically agile.

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

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.

Study: A Slow Hiring Process Turns Off Gen Z Recruits

Associations Now

Make sure you’re keeping your recruitment technology up with the times. That’s a key recommendation from the talent acquisition software firm Yello, whose latest study finds that recruiting methods of old—long application processes, long waits, and lots of paper—could be turning away potential applicants. While employees across the board want the recruitment process to move swiftly, gen Z applicants were the most likely to find fault with a drawn-out process.

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process: 6 Steps


In order to continue empowering member-based organizations to thrive through refreshing technology and a heart for service (our mission!), MemberClicks takes a very methodical approach to how we develop our association management software products (MemberClicks and WebLink). We give all of our customers ample opportunity to provide product feedback and let us know what features they want to see.

HBA Journey to Reduced Costs and Process Improvements


The fact that the onboarding experience was excellent and included efficient and professional technical support throughout the process was a bonus.”. With process improvements and reduced costs, Laurie and the rest of the York Builders Association staff are now able to focus on programs that will help members maintain quality and ethical building practices so that people can have the “American Dream” of home ownership. Productivity Technology GrowthTHE CHALLENGE.

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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. These solutions claim to increase revenue, streamline processes, drive attendance, improve the attendee experience, provide data/insight and/or deliver ROI. 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. 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.

Member Concerns Spur Changes to IEEE Peer-Review Process

Associations Now

The changes are designed to maintain high quality and avoid anomalies in the peer-review process. It is the nature of IEEE that all of these activities and processes are overseen and managed by our volunteer leadership,” Forster said.

Stop Torturing Your Members—Simplify Your Process by Following the 3 C’s

Higher Logic

To help organizations simplify their processes and stop the “torture,” consider a solution that takes into account these 3 C’s: Content , Commerce and Community. Today’s tech savvy members expect technology to work. Members of organizations today are tech savvy and expect their interactions with your organization to be easy and meaningful.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms. Between donation tools, donor or member management software, online community platforms, and other technological tools, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the capabilities and forget to make the most of these amazing solutions.

Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials


As even the most traditional workplaces are modernizing their technology systems and creating technology-based strategies, the lines between younger and older generations are clear. Their native understanding of technology widens the gap among a workforce even more. How then do organizations harness the intuitive understanding of younger generations and the strong-work ethic and resourceful old generations to make a technology-based strategy the most effective?

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: DATA and DIGITAL. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Develop a data governance plan and process. These processes are often cumbersome for staff and volunteers.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections


Homeowners engage in the voting process and express their opinions because it is easy to do. Arizona and Florida have passed legislation that prohibits proxy voting, and other states are in the process of doing the same. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

How to Improve Technology the Agile Way

Association Success

When I think of organizations looking to make improvements to their technology, I always picture this cartoon : a team of cavemen pushing materials on a cart made of square wheels while two friends stand next to them waiting to install round wheels. Of course, it takes more effort overall to use the older technology yet human nature will still resist the obvious improvement. No process is too small to rethink how you do things. It was a healthy process.

Technology Sherpas

Elipsis Partners

Sitting around my kitchen table, we realized that we are “technology Sherpas” This term came to us when we were struggling to define the practical guidance we give to associations who are facing technology challenges. If you work with us, we go with you through each step of the process, helping plan out a feasible path, providing insight into the challenges that will be faced, doing research on the options available, and offering a proven way to the top.

Technology Leadership in the Time of COVID-19


We have found that organizations with strong technology leadership and well-managed technology were able to quickly and effectively keep people working and connected. This is one example of how effective technology leadership can help organizations plan for and execute projects that support critical business goals. Virtual event technology has been around awhile, but it’s only been embraced by a few organizations.

Should You Conduct a Business Process Review?

Associations Now

A look at the ins and outs of a business process review—and why an association might consider conducting one. Organizations, like individuals, do a lot of things because they’ve always done them a certain way, so they might not consider whether the way they perform a certain function or process is the most efficient or effective. are integral to the overall success of an organization—and a business process review is a great tool for getting those answers. “A

Online Payment Processing for the Small Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Online payment processing may sound "high-tech" and complicated, but even the smallest nonprofit can easily get set up to receive payments through its website. Tags: Fundraising Non-profit technology nptech To bring it down to the absolute simplest terms, your nonprofit will need 3 things in order to handle online payments by credit card: a link or button, a payment gateway, and a merchant account.( read more ).

Meeting Registration: It Goes Beyond Process

Associations Now

Registration for meetings and events is about more than the process. Of course, there were the usual suspects, like technology , content marketing , green meetings , and new event formats. But rather than look at the process itself—which obviously needs to be as simple and streamlined as possible for attendees—I thought I would take a look at different registration packages associations are offering to attendees.

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

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

Be straightforward and focus on results rather than process; avoid “back in my day…” Emphasize reasons for change and let them know you’re there to help; act on that promise. In spite of how smart I think I am, it has taken me a long time to adjust to all the technology inventions. In order to make the leap into the 21st century, I’ve had to work with several Gen X technology consultants. The post The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall? Tom Hubler.

Technology, your association, and your members. Where do you stand?

YourMembership Blog

How do you go about making decisions involving the technology needs for your association that enable you to serve your members more effectively? We asked that question last week in our webinar, Make the Right Choice: Eva luating Technology for Your Association. Technology has provided the underlying current that has helped shaped the world they know and grew up in. What may seem like the bleeding edge of technology for many is quite often the “norm” for them.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


To keep up as technology evolves, the way you run your association must evolve as well. . Consider the benefits of future-proofing your association to make sure you have the capability to leverage the three association technology trends listed below: Artificial Intelligence Business Intelligence Digital Transformation. Continue reading to learn more about these top association technology trends. In this age of innovation, associations need to stay competitive.

Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process


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. We’ve got a few tips that can make the shopping process a little less harrowing. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc. No wonder shoppers tend to get frustrated. But good news association pros!

Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019

Associations Now

Meeting technology will shift in 2019. Meeting technology is always evolving—and industry experts don’t think 2019 will be any exception. Here are the highlights: Live video mapping and drone camera technology that feeds directly into media servers, which can create immersive presentations that turn attendees into active participants. Advancement in facial recognition that can be used for more secure meeting check-in processes. That process starts with onboarding.