Minimizing Communication Tool Overload


Then, one day, a colleague introduced a new tool that promised to free up your inbox and improve collaboration—and it did. Then another tool came along to solve a different problem, and then another, and another. Every communication and collaboration tool must have a unique purpose.

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

The six add-on tech tools we’ll cover today will help you support a sustainable association growth strategy by showcasing membership value so that your current members and prospects have a strong understanding of the value of their dollar within your community. When you invest in this tech tool, you’re investing in the professional growth of your members. Data Collection / Automation Tools. Read the full case study for more details on their strategy and results.

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Tools you can use to organize your content strategy

Association Success

That’s why, through our own research and suggestions from association professionals, we’ve developed this list of content strategy tools to help you tackle your projects in a more seamless and effective way. . Know of any tools that should be on this list but aren’t?

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4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders e-learning elearning strategy learning management system learning technology selection online learning online learning coursesIs purchasing or subscribing the best approach to build your association’s online learning courses?

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

3 Association Growth Strategies

Potomac Core

Those organizations who utilize these 3 Association Growth Strategies can help impact member outcomes and as a result better position their members and their organizations for long term success. 3 Association Growth Strategies. Their proprietary software , “Pallet Design System” is both a product specification and engineering design tool as well as a professional marketing tool, and educational tool to serve the wood pallet industry.

How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Achieving this goal is easier said than done without effective tools, but it’s a common core objective among associations (for good reason). Let's focus on how engagement tools and platforms, like additional community modules or marketing automation, can work together to elevate the success and impact of your online community as it relates to events and registrations. It’s also a great way to determine your pain points when addressing your association’s event strategy.

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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

In order to help organizations make the most of their continuing education technologies, we’ve collected our favorite strategies. To remind them about the opportunities that continuing education and your LMS afford, create a tactical marketing strategy that reaches out to them in an engaging way and brings their education to the front of their mind when it’s most relevant. Community-building is often a cornerstone of any successful organization’s overall strategy.

Strategy, Risk, and Implementation

Spark Consulting

From the new Spark whitepaper, Risk: The Missing Link Connecting Strategy to Implementation , co-authored with Jamie Notter ( ) and Leslie White ( Croydon Consulting ): Having…conversations around risk and opportunity is not necessarily easy, but it’s becoming increasingly important in today’s complex, mutable, fast-paced environment. Final day of whitepaper release week!

Your Guide to Building a Membership Marketing Strategy: Tips for 2022 and Beyond


To articulate your value proposition to current and prospective members, you need to build a membership marketing strategy to spread the word. But creating a membership marketing strategy from scratch can be a daunting task. 5 Association Marketing Software Tools You’ll Need.

The Right Tools for the Job

Association Management

Over the years, through the shared experiences of literally hundreds of such efforts, a set of best practices has emerged, including strategies on: How best to set up a new association. This server platform was roundly criticized for not having key applications and development tools ported to the platform. Technology associations based on standards efforts share many common goals and challenges.

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14 content curation tools every online marketer should check out now

Association Success

Still, it takes energy and strategy to curate content well. Fortunately, marketers have access to a range of free and paid tools designed to help small teams curate better and faster. with each tool to create smarter email newsletters. Now, back to those tools.

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5 Strategies to Encourage Member Engagement Digitally

Blue Sky eLearn

If your association is considering upgrading your AMS as part of your digital strategy, you can boost member engagement by choosing a system that offers: Native to or Integration with your CRM. Your digital strategy can help you expand eCommerce opportunities year-round. .

3 Steps for Creating a Winning Digital Transformation Strategy


Those with the right tools in place rapidly reached a turning point that’s been called “digital transformation.” Guest post by Advanced Solutions International (ASI) For associations that were prepared, the COVID-19 pandemic offered an unexpected opportunity.

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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.

Strategies for Association Micro-Learning


Assets can be an affordable communication tool, easily produced and maintained. Get strategies and tips for getting. young professionals to join your association >> Don’t miss out on the big (macro) picture: Have a micro-learning strategy. The post Strategies for Association Micro-Learning appeared first on GrowthZone.

10 Strategies for Organizing a Successful Hybrid Conference


In this blog post, we’ll examine what constitutes a hybrid event, outline its advantages, and touch on tools and tips to help you get started. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person events were forced to go virtual.

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. A sophisticated social media strategy. Analytics tools to measure your progress. How would you describe your association?

In-Person to Digital: Shifting your Engagement Strategy


From In-Person to Digital: Tips for Shifting your Membership Engagement Strategy provides a wealth of tips and how-tos for navigating and embracing the shift from in-person engagement to digital engagement. Virtual Conferencing Tools. Strategies for Association Micro-Learning.

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference Focus on Tools and Strategies

Wild Apricot

At this NTC, we'll pay special attention to the tools and strategies that are reshaping.( 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.

3 Add-on Tools to Drive Association Revenue + Amplify Member Engagement

Higher Logic

As you strategize for the future, consider a few add-on tools to help you amplify the impact of your online community and strengthen your ability to meet the personalized needs of your members while driving association revenue, among other business objectives like recruitment and advocacy. Ask yourself - are you willing to implement the software as a service (SaaS) tools necessary to extract the most value from your member data and support your association’s future?

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. Your management software should support integrations with quality tools to help you meet your objectives and support your members. You can save your team a lot of time and energy by choosing an AMS that integrates with your event management software system or your online community’s event management tools.

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2019 Marketing Strategy: Food for Thought From Seth Godin

Higher Logic

The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current marketing strategy and decide which tools and changes you can implement to drive maximum success in the months ahead. Is your current strategy promoting positive change? Looking to the Future: Heart, Soul, and the Right Tools.

Why Event Planners Need a Content Strategy


In a previous article, we discussed the different methods of creating an effective content strategy. However, I wanted to spend some more time elaborating on the “Why”, and the outcomes that can come about from having an effective content strategy. .

48 No-Brainer Tools Every Marketer Needs

Higher Logic

Tools, technology, and coffee keep us running. Since there are so many tools out there, our marketing team came together to compile a list of our favorites to share with you. OneNote is a digital notebook with nice organization tools, making it easy to cleanly jot down meeting notes or brainstorming ideas. Trello and Airtable are two good project management software tools you can use to help keep those plates in the air. What’s the latest in terms of email strategy ?

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11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

Achieving great engagement requires a commitment to a great member engagement strategy. Why is a Member Engagement Strategy So Important? And the first step to improving member engagement is creating a winning member engagement strategy. How Do You Create an Effective Member Engagement Strategy? Instead, we’ve compiled the best components of the successful strategies we’ve seen at numerous companies and membership organizations. Communication Plan & Tools.

Tools for All the Influencing You Need to Do

Smooth The Path

Fortunately, we have many influencing tools at our disposal: Advocating. Which tool works best for the influencing you need to do today? The post Tools for All the Influencing You Need to Do appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Marketing Association Strategy association marketing communications influence influencer member communications soft skillsEvery day we need to influence.

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Four Strategies for Effective Content Repurposing

Associations Now

And this approach can translate to your general content strategy as well. “It’s SlideShare’s features make it the ideal tool to grow your business,” Patel notes. “It’s The post Four Strategies for Effective Content Repurposing appeared first on Associations Now

Tools to Help Staff and Members Navigate Change

Associations Now

Next time you or your team are considering new strategies or trying to implement change, try to come from a “Yes, and” mindset. As the examples above show, there are many tools at our disposal to help members and staffers manage change. The post Tools to Help Staff and Members Navigate Change appeared first on Associations Now We all know change is hard. But change is coming, whether you’re ready for it or not.

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JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 146: Why the “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key to the Podcast Launch - Moery Company

Moery Company

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing and effective communications tools today. If you are thinking about launching a podcast – the critical first step is to engage in a “Discovery Strategy Session.” The post JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 146: Why the “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key to the Podcast Launch appeared first on The Moery Company. Podcasting is one of the fastest growing and effective communications tools today.

Why Association Boards Must Step Back from Strategy: Part I

Association Adviser

In this column, we will consider why associations are long overdue to bring the era of strategic planning to an end, and why limiting board involvement can facilitate the shift to strategy as a process of learning. 3 reasons associations must think different about strategy. The short-term horizon is what I call the “strategy window,” an always-shifting period of 36 months, while the long-term horizon is the “foresight horizon,” an always-shifting period of 84 months beyond strategy.

Launching a Podcast? Why a “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key - Moery Company

Moery Company

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing and effective communications tools today. If you are thinking about launching a podcast – the critical first step is to engage in a “Discovery Strategy Session.” How will this fit into your communication strategy? #2 After you address these questions and establish a strategy, you can focus on delivering what the audience wants. The “Discovery Strategy Session” is the all-important first step.

Why Strategy Doesn’t Make it to The Front Line

Leading Associations

Perhaps the greatest strategic challenge most association/nonprofit organizational leaders face is translating strategy from the boardroom to the receptionist’s desk (or to the committee chair’s agenda). The Most Powerful Execution Tool for Strategy.

Association Execs More Likely to Invest in Tools and Tech Than in More Staff

Association Adviser

What they did seem more interested in was “improving the quality of their existing communication vehicles” (54 percent) and “upgrading their publishing tools, technologies and processes” (48 percent). Second on their wish list is upgrading their publishing tools, technologies and processes. The post Association Execs More Likely to Invest in Tools and Tech Than in More Staff appeared first on Association Adviser.

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4 trends to adopt for an effective membership strategy

Association Success

As businesses switch their focus from o wnership to access, o ne-time to recurring payments, t ransactions to relationships and o ne-way communication to ongoing feedback, t hese four key trends should inform any effective membership strategy. .

How to Leverage Mobility Strategies for Member Engagement

Association Adviser

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. Solicit feedback; Mobile apps are a great tool for getting customer feedback as well.

Mismatches Between New Strategies and Problems Happen at Associations

Smooth The Path

But the strategy they ended up with was mismatched to the problem they were trying to solve. There are many strategies that sound like a good idea. These strategies might even be working well for other associations. But these some of these strategies may not solve the problem that you are trying to solve. Before investing time and effort into a new strategy, define your association’s problem. A new calculation leads to a better association strategy.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 152: Why a “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key to Launching a Podcast - Moery Company

Moery Company

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing and effective communications tools today. If you are thinking about launching your own show – the critical first step is to engage in a “Discovery Strategy Session.” The post JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 152: Why a “Discovery Strategy Session” is Key to Launching a Podcast appeared first on The Moery Company.

Carrying Strategy from the Boardroom to the Receptionist’s Desk

World Class Boards

Perhaps the greatest strategic challenge most association/nonprofit organizational leaders face is translating strategy from the boardroom to the receptionist’s desk (or to the committee chair’s agenda). That is, extending strategy mind share throughout the organization, not just among those at the top of organizational chart. A strategy document is transcribed from flip-charts plastered on the walls during the Strategic Planning retreat and distributed to the board and CEO.

AMS vs. CRM: Integrating Strategy and Software


A s Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management points out , “CRM is not a functionality or a technology; it is a strategy and philosophy. Implement business intelligence and analytics tools . Implement marketing automation tools . By: The Protech Team .