12 Productivity Tools for Nonprofits (2021 Update)

Wild Apricot

website-and-technologyAlyssa had no idea what she was getting into when she landed her first role as the Admin Coordinator at a small association in Chicago. While her duties seemed clear-cut in the job description, she quickly realized what a mess everything was on the.



A robust association software platform optimizes association productivity and maximizes return on investment by: Reducing waste and redundancies Limiting non-value-added functions Improving return on capital. The post PRODUCTIVITY: The Hero of ROI on AMS appeared first on GrowthZone.


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Expert Guidance on Choosing New Association Technology


The anxiety-ridden decision to look for new technology was the topic of the first session of Mastering Membership , our new event series for mid-size associations featuring advice from the association, selection consultant, and technology partner’s perspectives.

5 Digital Products to Help Grow Your Organization's Revenue

Wild Apricot

website-and-technologyAs people are taking most of their shopping online because of COVID-19, it’s time to stock up your virtual store with meaningful gifts to support your cause. Even better, starting in December, you can offer your members and customers a variety.

How to successfully recruit and retain staff with innovative technology

Nimble AMS

Modern technology streamlines work processes, allowing employees to take on new projects and grow their skill sets. . When you adopt innovative technology at your association, you have the power to increase worker engagement, productivity, and collaboration.

Best practice is our only product practice

Nimble AMS

One of the core product principles at Nimble AMS is “Best practice is our only practice.”. Looking to the leader: Partnering for product innovation. Salesforce customers are always using the latest in technology advances. Enter the Nimble AMS product team.

Why Was Boxwood Technology Called “Boxwood Technology”?

Association Adviser

John Bell, founder of Boxwood Technology. When the company couldn’t decide on any other name for itself, the team went with Boxwood Technology because they had listened to Bell talk about taking care of his boxwoods so much. Our job board software has received similar nurturing attention since its introduction in 2000, and we are proud to offer this robust product that is foundational to many associations’ career resource portfolio.

Web Courseworks Wins Silver for Excellence in Technology

Web Courseworks Associations

The 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology Web Courseworks Wins Silver. Conference Now, and Web Courseworks’ virtual event production services, emerged as an easy-to-use platform combining live sessions, pre-recorded tracks, live chat, community building, and more.

Feeling overworked? Modern association technology can lighten your workload.

Nimble AMS

Forty percent plan to invest in new technology. . So, how can technology reduce workload for your association? Using automation capabilities in modern technology like Nimble AMS , you can easily automate complex business processes.

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. A customer was complaining to us regarding the lack of ROI from the onsite streaming/production costs. We explained the process for putting all streaming sessions in one high-production room. We boosted production and brought down costs.

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.

Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association To Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends


To make a point about technology and its impact on the future of work, Hugh Lee, Co-Founder of Fusion Productions, told me this story: “Several years ago, we invited some young presenters who were developing cutting edge farming technology to digitalNow.

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. 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.

How to know if your association is ready for a technology assessment

Nimble AMS

Is it time for your association to invest in new technology? Maybe your current association management software is starting to cost you in complex customizations and product upgrades. Perhaps you’ve lost staff because of broken digital processes and slow technology.

“Disrupt” Your Meeting to Improve Attendee Productivity

Associations Now

To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience. Orlando’s really trying to become more of a mega city around medical technology. How have you utilized this for greater productivity?

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. Technology. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

Working remotely? Here’s how to stay productive and motivated

Association Success

Either way, this is an opportunity to work on your time management skills and overall productivity level. Here are the resources you need to improve productivity and continue to feel successful at your home office. .

What Does a Digital Product Manager Do?


What Does a Digital Product Manager Do? As the field of digital development has matured over the past twenty years, new roles have emerged to help guide the successful implementation and maintenance of websites and digital products. One of the newer roles is the Digital Product Manager.

How to Keep Employees Productive and Motivated Through COVID-19

Associations Now

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes mass layoffs, economic turmoil, and a rapid shift to remote work, companies search for ways to keep employee morale and productivity afloat. The post How to Keep Employees Productive and Motivated Through COVID-19 appeared first on Associations Now

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. Before you take a look under the hood or consider test driving a core technology that you’re going to make part of your event and business processes, consider these ten criteria for vetting: 1. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Add-On Products. 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.)

Next #CultureChat: Culture and Technology

Jamie Notter

But we think this topic is worth waiting for, Culture and Technology: Technology doesn’t just impact productivity and efficiency--it can shape your culture. There are also specific technologies designed to shape culture that can be employed. Here are the questions we're thinking about: In what ways does technology impact culture? How do you use technology to create a culture of transparency?

What to know about product upgrades in a modern AMS

Nimble AMS

Here are three key things to know about product upgrades with Nimble AMS. Nimble AMS specifically follows Salesforce’s proven methodology of three product releases per year to ensure you can quickly take advantage of new functionality.

Technology Group to Defense Department: Don’t Endorse Products

Associations Now

An apparent endorsement of Windows 10 by a top Defense Department official has a technology group crying foul. “That’s as close to an endorsement as I can get for a software product.” Traditionally, the Department of Defense has not specifically endorsed any technology product, because such an endorsement could prove damaging in the marketplace. The post Technology Group to Defense Department: Don’t Endorse Products appeared first on Associations No

6 Signs You’re Putting up with Association Technology That Deserves to Go


The question is: can your association’s technology support your association’s goals in 2021 and beyond? In 2020, you relied on technology to quickly shift direction so you could continue to deliver value to members and attendees. Was it because of your technology?

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

If you work for a membership organization, whether or not you use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products , we’re asking for your participation before June 1, 2017 in a survey that our friends at Tagoras undertake every couple of years – 2017 Association Learning & Technology Survey. The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

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. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations. From here it’s much easier to identify what solutions, technological and otherwise, are important and what they need to do well

Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office


During that time, surveys have indicated employees feel more productive working from home. Like many decisions these days, technology will play a critical role in whether your virtual office succeeds or creates new problems for your organization.

Nimble AMS Summer ’19 Product Release

Nimble AMS

Sell more easily with Cross-Sell functionality that will help increase revenue and member engagement by allowing associations to suggest related products and services for their constituents to buy. Organizations have several categories of products and services the user can purchase through Community Hub. You can create and manage customizable tags on the product records, events, and membership type, increasing personalization by configuring Cross-Sell according to user profiles.

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

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.

Our Vision of the Future of Membership Software Technology

YourMembership Blog

When it comes to technology, understanding and investing in the right areas is critical to an organization’s health and future success. What keeps me up at night, and my team fired up to come to work each day, is how we can design and deliver technology-based solutions that will help associations to: Maximize their resources, both financial and human. We are excited about the changes we will bring to market this year, touching all of our future product enhancements.

7 Must-Have Technologies for a Remote Workplace


Organizations often ask us what they need to set up a productive remote workplace. But regardless of your organization’s complexities, the important thing is to use cloud-based technologies. The post 7 Must-Have Technologies for a Remote Workplace appeared first on Achurch.

Innovative Planning at The Global Pet Expo Creates Greater Productivity for Attendees

Associations Now

Andrew Darmohraj, EVP and COO of the American Pet Products Association, shares his strategy for delighting attendees in Orlando. To create innovative and interactive meetings, planners around the nation are raising the bar on productivity and capitalizing on attendee experience.

Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings

Associations Now

A lot of factors, including location, time, place, technological issues, and tardiness. Though some of these might be uncontrollable, Smart Meetings suggests strategies for more productive meetings. Test technology before the start time. The post Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings appeared first on Associations Now A study shows that 56 percent of meeting time is unproductive. Here are some strategies to make them more efficient.

Is your technology ready for the next generation of members?

Nimble AMS

They’ll discuss member engagement trends and how modern technology can make this shift easier. Tirrah Switzer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Nimble AMS by Community Brands. Get ready to engage the next generation of members! Join us and Salesforce.org on May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity. We talked about the issue of “ collaborative overload ” which is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative online technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.We Workplace Productivity and Well Being .

Rethink Productivity: Help Your Remote Staff Make Time for Deep Work


It’s time to rethink the definition of productivity and help your team make time for deep work like researching, reading, writing, and planning. These tasks make them feel busy but they’re not truly productive, just satisfying to cross off the list. Support good habits with technology.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team


While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in. A lack of buy-in is a common technology project pitfall. We’re talking here primarily about the amount of staff time required during a technology project.

For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility

Associations Now

Everyone seems to have an answer for increasing worker productivity these days—by, for example, encouraging people to take a vacation , find a hobby , or redesign their office. Bhattacharya of the European School of Management and Technology, and Scott D. The post For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility appeared first on Associations Now