4 Reasons You Should Integrate Your Learning Management System and Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

To provide its members with access to the education and training they needed in a useable, relevant way, AGMA invested in Higher Logic’s Learning Management System (LMS). Associations Member Experience Online Community Learning Management Systems

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. Project Management

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag


Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. A backcountry camping trip is a project.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. In the photo, the team is walking her through some of the technical parts of the new system.

Unpacking the System Administrator / Systems Engineer’s IT Bag


The system administrator (or systems engineer) is the Swiss Army Knife of association IT staff. Here are the people, policies, tools, and talents a systems engineer or sysadmin needs for your association to use technology effectively.

My System for Getting Sh*t Done

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I present to you: KiKi''s System for Getting Sh*t Done. The Ramen Noodle Method might be the way to make it to the end of that project. What gets you through a tough day or helps you push past procrastination to finish that project?

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Study: Women of Color Face Systemic Challenges in Nonprofit Careers

Associations Now

A new report from the Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead program says persistent bias continues to hold back women of color from rising up the nonprofit career ladder. You can’t out-educate or out-train organizations or systems [that] are that biased.”.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection


For example, the requirements checklist on a typical request for proposals (RFP) for a new association management system (AMS) hasn’t changed much over the years: Membership requirements - check. Take a holistic approach to user interface (UI) design—how a system looks and feels to the user.

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. Integration with other Software Systems.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS).

Things change during a project

Effective Database

When I work with my clients on implementing a new software system, one of the first things I tell them is this: “We will make some decisions that ultimately are wrong. ” Acknowledging that things change during a project is critically important to the success of the project. What’s most important is how the team responds and adapts to the changes in the project.

Change Management for Association Systems

Elipsis Partners

While a core implementation team will be doing most of the work of a system selection, the more people outside of that team that you can gather input from, the better the final outcome will be. Nobody wants change imposed upon them. Things that we decide to change ourselves are fine.

Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association.

Project Management and the Dangers of Too Many Cooks

Associations Now

When too many stakeholders get their hands on a project—especially a high-profile one—innovation can slow to a crawl. Meanwhile, mobile operating systems largely have kept pace with developers, building excitement that’s largely fading from the web.

Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association. AMS Selection Change Management

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

KG), Frank Siepmann (eLearning Journal) and Linda Bowers (WBT Systems). The 2018 eLearning AWARD in the category for ‘Learning Management System’ (LMS) has been awarded to the project partners WBT Systems and Miele & Cie.

Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project

Associations Now

Earlier this year, the airport introduced an automated screening system, masterminded by Delta Airlines. The airline, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , invested $1 million in the system. “Smart Security” is coming to ATL.

Involving Staff in System Selections

Elipsis Partners

The steps in selecting a new AMS or other system aren't really that difficult. Basically, you think through all the things you need and you compare those to the available systems. Dissatisfaction with an existing AMS can come from more than just the features of the system.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

By building a new digital system intended to cut the time needed for academic reviews of books, the American Anthropological Association hopes to refine digital workflows and save money.

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How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?


If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit. The same applies to implementation costs and in-house project management.

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Public Transit Association Takes Good Look At Troubled DC Streetcar Project

Associations Now

With Washington’s endlessly delayed streetcar transit project—once called the country’s worst—still not carrying passengers after two years, the American Public Transportation Association will do a top-down analysis of the system to ensure it’s safe and ready to run.

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Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association. Here are four ways to involve staff in the selection of a new membership management system. They have their own frustrations with the existing system.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

This is a terrific presentation from Lee Raine from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that looks at the issue being “hyperconnected” or “over connected” to the web, mobile technologies and social media. The most recent Pew Internet Project Internet and technology use studies show how immersed teens and young adults are in the online environment and how tied they are to the mobile and social sides of it.

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association


Encourage cross-functional projects so staff can practice working across departmental lines. If a new project means more money for your budget, that’s less money for mine. Experiment with small pilot projects. WBT Systems is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue


Having a strong non-dues revenue program gives your association the freedom to experiment with new membership models and other innovation projects. __. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems.

The great proposal debate: Why consultants eschew RFPs

Aaron Wolowiec

to help with an urgent project. Days – sometimes weeks – later, they’ve curiously decided to complete the project themselves. I did have a circumstance where an organization asked if I would like to bid on a project. Frankly, I think I just missed the cues they were trying to scope a project. I have had prospects invite me to preliminary talks with clearly the purpose to pick my brain and figure out how to do the project themselves – using my ideas.

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

Use a learning content management system (LCMS). There will be: • Growth in implementation of learning platforms and their integration with other key systems, like association management systems. • As a former journalist, I love data. And trend data are even better.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals. She excels at solving clients’ exact business and education challenges and managing complex implementation projects for the company’s largest clients.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. In order to keep everyone’s sanity and the project on track planning is crucial and even the best laid plans can go awry.

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LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

Blue Sky eLearn

Today we’ll share some top tips for a successful implementation as well as why it’s so important to have a dedicated Project Manager leading the project on the vendor side. With all of these items and more, your Project Manager is an expert. You’ve made your decision.

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Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook. These posts explored the unique requirements of associations in delivering online education programs, and outlined how an association learning management system differs from a corporate LMS. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

WBT Systems

It’s better to find out you need to line up additional resources early on in the project rather than the last minute. The ID or the staff project lead? They’re most likely working for more than one client at a time so they won’t be able to devote all their work hours to your project. Appoint project leads. The project lead or manager is the association staff member who coordinates and organizes the project. Plan a project kickoff meeting.

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Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology.

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OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

This is leading to the availability of several platforms offering digital badge solutions , including a few learning management systems, such as TopClass LMS. We are proud to be contributing to the open source innovation in digital badges through the OpenBadges project.

SCD Group: Are Associations Ready for ?Hit and Run? Volunteering?

SCD Group

And, for many associations and non-profits, that means millions fewer volunteers for boards, committees and service projects. projects that can be completed quickly allowing our volunteers to help and then move on. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. ASUM wanted to streamline their systems and make them more accessible to members.

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What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

In order for any such project to be successful, it is important to plan and define your requirements. There are some great resources out there to help you define your requirements and determine the scope of your project. appeared first on WBT Systems.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

This article looks at the Badge Design Canvas produced and provided by digitalme , a not-for-profit organisation funded by foundations and through project design and delivery. Can your badge be exported to other open online badging systems?

Should Associations Care About Blockchain?

Spark Consulting

Blockchain for Dummies offers some qualifying questions when you’re trying to figure out whether blockchain is an appropriate solution for your association and for which projects: Do we need to track transactions that involve more than two parties? And if so, why?