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

Blue Sky eLearn

Emilio Arocho is a Washington, DC professional with over a decade of experience empowering nonprofit organizations by allocating their modest resources towards mission-focused digital transformation strategies. 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 Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

For decades, the practice of strategy has been about the application of static planning frameworks to the task of solving mostly understandable business problems. As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address.

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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.

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Here’s how to plan an efficient tech strategy. Technology is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, yet only 25 percent of associations prioritize technology to help manage their organizations, according to Salesforce. To jumpstart your technology strategy, Hopkins recommends: Strategizing your tech goals. “By Creating a technology budget.

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. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

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. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today’s association business environment requires us to stay abreast of ever-evolving technologies, and be ready to pivot. In fact, technology is moving fast in every industry, and we must stay ahead of the curve to meet our business objectives with success. This may be old news to you, but take it from me, a strategy you think is rock-solid today, may not work the next. The new strategy?

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. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Bill Mott has 11 years of experience in the virtual events space, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge.

5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

YourMembership Blog

From our Community Brands Digital Member Study, we learned there’s a strong correlation between member loyalty and technology. Members who believe their professional membership organization is an early technology adopter are generally more satisfied and feel more connected to their organization. The post 5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology. Online Learning Professional Development eLearning Strategy

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How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. Features Technology ASAE benchmarking CAHF communication integration poll everywhere poll systems Simply Voting technology video video integration And do it on your own terms.

5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report.

YourMembership Blog

As influencers in our organizations, it’s crucial we have the data in our back pocket to justify spending allocations, strategies and execution. The post 5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report. I’m a numbers girl, it’s true. Data tells such a rich story when used appropriately, and can really be a guide to so many decisions we make daily.

Strategies to Justify Association Software

GrowthZone

It will walk you through the implementation of strategies to meet your objective. Justifying an AMS: Strategies to Get Your Board on Board. The post Strategies to Justify Association Software appeared first on GrowthZone. Productivity TechnologyRobust AMS (association management software) has far-reaching benefits to members, staff, the board of directors, and the organization as a whole. But justifying an AMS purchase can still be challenging.

2017 Member Engagement Strategy

Potomac Core

Presidential and Congressional Elections, economic performance inside and outside the United States, mergers and acquisitions, baby boomer retirements , terror threats, and technology disruptions will influence whether or not professionals and corporate executives engage in their associations. Moreover, the data can serve as the foundation for a 2017 Member Engagement Strategy that can position your organization as a more relevant and necessary resource for your members.

Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

Let’s take a look at how your association can use your AMS to engage and provide for your members with these five strategies: Create comprehensive member profiles. Reports are designed to facilitate understanding, not challenge your team members technologically. When you keep your members’ data organized and can incorporate it into your communication strategies and reporting, you’ll be able to provide them with the personalized opportunities they’re looking for.

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Community management is about strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

The first takeaway: strategy. Strategy is based upon a shared understanding of value. Some recommendations from Higher Logic: STRATEGY: Create strong, defined value statements for your organization and members, highlighting the shared value of the community. Best Practices Communication Social Media engagement Higher Logic membership online communities operations report social media strategy tactics technology The Community Roundtable

Community management is about strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

The first takeaway: strategy. Strategy is based upon a shared understanding of value. Some recommendations from Higher Logic: STRATEGY: Create strong, defined value statements for your organization and members, highlighting the shared value of the community. Best Practices Communication Social Media engagement Higher Logic membership online communities operations report social media strategy tactics technology The Community Roundtable

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.

Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials

Achurch

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 Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office

Delcor

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.

Technology Trend Alert: Association and Nonprofit Engagement [Video]

Socious

Conversations around technology in the world of associations and nonprofits are constantly evolving. So where should you go to find out where technology is headed and how to avoid common pitfalls? We recently spoke with Tom Lehman of Lehman Associates, a technology, strategy, and research firm. There is a steady stream of new research, case studies, and trends saturating the web. So where should you start?

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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. It’s a strategy, argued Brooks.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

My session will illuminate current best practices in training and conference session planning and has come to be titled, “Leveraging Strategy to Amplify Education Initiatives.”. In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration. We’re likely all feeling the pressures of time, competition, money and technology.

Problems Associations Have When Upscaling Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Marketing technology, or MarTech, is more powerful than ever these days. You can upgrade to tools that will revolutionize your association’s communication strategy, automate new member recruitment, and provide powerful data-driven insights

Problems Associations Have When Upscaling Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Marketing technology, or MarTech, is more powerful than ever these days. You can upgrade to tools that will revolutionize your association’s communication strategy, automate new member recruitment, and provide powerful data-driven insights

Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS). In order to help organizations make the most of their continuing education technologies, we’ve collected our favorite strategies. Automate your marketing strategy so that your members are targeted with relevant information when they’re most likely to be interested in it.

Mobile Tops 2011 Nonprofit Technology Trends

Wild Apricot

A recent survey on Technology Trends for Nonprofits suggests that, compared to email and social media engagement strategies, nonprofits have a long way to go to tap into the fast-growing mobile audience.( Tags: E-mail marketing mobile nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech research surveys website websites

5 signs your association’s strategy needs a refresh

Association Success

Here are five signs it’s time to refresh your strategy — plus tips for how to get started: You’re Exclusively Focused on Members. You’re Not Taking Advantage of Technology. If your association doesn’t take advantage of modern digital marketing technology, you’ll quickly fall behind.

How to Leverage Mobility Strategies for Member Engagement

Association Adviser

The future of technology is definitely mobile-driven. A mobility strategy thus becomes crucial for harnessing member engagement for your association. So how can you go about leveraging mobility strategies to gain traction in member engagement? Mobile Strategies for Member Engagement. Content that provides value to the members and gives them solution to their problems is a sure shot strategy to promote member engagement.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and associations, and put the finishing touches on our TopClass demos, we started thinking about our top technology strategy tips for getting the most out of the conference. NiUG conferences offer expert instructors who have real-life experience, networking, and exhibitors that feature the newest technologies. Technology is constantly changing and for success, your organization needs to change with it!

Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part I

Delcor

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 strategy for improving data analysis and reporting. This strategy should include a change management plan.

Technology Will Displace Your Members’ Jobs

Smooth The Path

Technology is never going to stop. Technology is going to continue to make human jobs obsolete. Now we can say of course technology would displace human jobs on an assembly line. Technology is changing the way we buy and sell and this profoundly impacts jobs like travel agents, auto sales people and realtors. Do we open up the scope of our mission to include the new jobs created by the technology displacing the current jobs we represent?

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference Focus on Tools and Strategies

Wild Apricot

Nearly 1200 people working in nonprofits and technology will come together from around the world for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 26-28, 2009. More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities to create social change. At this NTC, we'll pay special attention to the tools and strategies that are reshaping.(

One-Page Social Media Strategy

Wild Apricot

Overwhelmed by the task of developing a social media strategy for your non-profit organization? Jumpstart the planning process with Jay Baer’s smart one-page Social Media Strategy Worksheet.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Social networking Non-profit Communications social media Don’t know whether you ought to “friend” or “like” or tweet” to get the best mileage for your message in the social networks?

A Practical Tech Strategy for Nonprofit Leaders

Wild Apricot

Are you wrestling with how, exactly, technology can help your nonprofit do more with less? Farra Trompeter's presentation on "Nonprofit Leaders and Technology" gives nonprofit leaders a practical step-by-step approach to planning a purposeful use of web technology and social media.( Best practices nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech

Create an Attendee Experience Strategy

Associations Now

Here’s how to build an AX strategy. The article defines it as this: “Designing technology in a way that focuses on creating an easy and intuitive experience for users.”. While the thought of building an AX strategy may seem overwhelming at first, it’s necessary. Here are three ways to get started on creating an AX strategy: Walk in your attendee’s shoes. To build a comprehensive AX strategy, you need to know what the current experience is like for your attendees.

Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

If these types of marketing strategy questions are floating around in your mind as we enter the new year, keep reading. Marketing isn’t quite there yet when it comes to complete adoption of artificial intelligence or machine learning, but these technological advances will continue to influence our decision making. Your new strategy could be un - gating more content or giving visitors one form to fill out that unlocks a resource library. How can we better engage our customers?

Bonus Coverage of Emerging Association Technology Trends 2015

Association Adviser

As we discussed in How to Tackle Technology, offering members videos, apps, social media and responsive design won’t work without a cohesive strategy in place—and it might even backfire on you. Features Technology AGC of America APRO mobile apps NBMBAA responsive design technology TSAE

4 key strategies to build a learning culture remotely

Association Success

With her expertise in unlocking the power of strategic transformation of technologies and pedagogies, and the game-changing initiatives she led to integrate digital learning in contexts where remote education seemed impossible, Dr. Whitaker is one of the best in her field.

3 technologies associations can use to connect with members and grow their audience

Association Success

While print publications and events remain important, membership organizations now rely on emerging technology to drive engagement and growth. . Among the many forms this technology can take, three stand out: Mobile devices. MORE: 4 trends to adopt for an effective membership strategy.

Revenue Numbers Aren't Strategy

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Numbers aren’t Strategy. But knowing what you want to sell from a dollar/revenue standpoint is not the same thing as developing the strategy behind it. To reach your revenue goals you must also have a strategy. . A budget begins the conversation as knowing the parameters of what you can spend does alter strategy. Strategy inspires; strategy keeps your staff focused on the end goal as something more than just numbers.