Association Management Systems (AMS): 5 Software Strategies

Higher Logic

But to do this effectively, you need to have a system in place for gathering, organizing, and accessing the member information that provides you with insight into their goals and preferences: an association management system, or an AMS. Your association management system can make planning and hosting your next conference or event much more efficient. When you use integrated systems, you won’t have to transfer any information manually from one platform to the other.

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Recession-proof your association with a member management system

YourMembership Blog

The post Recession-proof your association with a member management system appeared first on YourMembership. While the economy may be strong, being ready to weather an economic downturn is still smart business for small associations. Are you prepared? With the economy going strong, you might not think about preparing for an unexpected event like a recession. But now is the ideal time to take steps to protect your small association’s.

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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). AGMA wanted a learning management system it could customize and integrate with its Higher Logic community, AGMA Connect , so members could transition between the two sites quickly and easily. Associations Member Experience Online Community Learning Management Systems

16 Systems to Supercharge Your Member Digital Experience

Association Adviser

Make quick improvements to your member digital experience with these 16 systems. The post 16 Systems to Supercharge Your Member Digital Experience appeared first on Association Adviser. There’s more to explore in your association's tech ecosystem beyond an AMS.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Killing The Silo System

YourMembership Blog

The post Killing The Silo System appeared first on YourMembership.com.Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: innovation , jamie notter , open , transparency Silos (in organizations, not on farms) allow for departmental knowledge and expertise. They create a go-to mentality within organizations; if you need X – you know where to go.

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3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems.

YourMembership Blog

But, you also deserve a little sympathy if you contend with manual spreadsheets or an entry-level membership management system. As your growth brings size and complexity, it becomes clear a more sophisticated membership management system is needed. The post 3 signs growth leads you to switch membership management systems. Is your organization experiencing growing pains? If so, congratulations are in order.

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Seeing Systems (Culture 401 Series)

Jamie Notter

Peter Senge wrote The Fifth Discipline nearly 30 years ago, so systems thinking is by no means a new idea—though looking at most organizations, you might think it was. That’s what seeing systems can do for you. They understand systems. They use systems thinking. They design their processes and structures using a systems-thinking lens, and that’s why they end up looking so different than average organizations.

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6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. To make sure that your association has the best learning management system to educate members and provide valuable skills development, you need to avoid purchasing an LMS that’s DOA. By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S.

4 steps to reduce the risk of systemic failures

Association Success

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 was a teachable moment about the obscure risks of highly interconnected and interdependent systems. There have been some lessons in systemic technology risks when highly interconnected systems like DNS, cloud infrastructure or online marketplaces fail.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

What to Look for in an Association Management System

MembersClicks

Are you considering purchasing an association management system (AMS) for your organization? So how do you “shop smart” to find that right association management system? Maybe you’re looking for your organization’s first-EVER AMS. How exciting!)

Spring Training: The 4 “Bases” of Knowing You’re Ready for a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

So you think you might be ready to step up to the plate and invest in a learning management system (LMS) for your association. That means you’re probably aware of the key features of an LMS and the impact those can have on your organization. For example. MC Insider

5 Tips for Staying Sane During Your Online Community System Migration

Higher Logic

It’s the same way when you’re planning a system migration, especially when it’s a software platform you’ve invested a lot into, like your online community. Are you a seasoned system or online community migrater? Most of us hate moving.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

How many times have you heard someone say that they want to make a difference? Nurses, doctors, teachers, charity workers, and professionals from all generations long to love their work and make a difference in other people’s lives. It’s one of the most pervasive aspirations in our society, and its one that many people struggle to fulfill. That brings us to the topic of you. How lucky are you? Training Membership Management Software AMS Software Member Experience

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How to Run an Affordable Pension System Election

Yes Elections

Between administering benefits, approving budgets, providing oversight, along with myriad other tasks, retirement system trustees play a vital role in retirees accessing coveted benefits.

Why your association needs an operating system

Association Success

When most of us hear the phrase “operating system,” what first comes to mind is likely something your phone did while you were sleeping. But have you ever considered the operating system that’s running your organization? The concept of having an organizational operating system is one intrinsic to Verne Harnish’s “ Scaling Up.” The habits, which we’ve already reviewed for AssociationSuccess.org, are the fundamentals for executing the strategy outlined in an operating system.

3 Tips for Organizing the Front-End of Your Learning Management System

MembersClicks

So you read last week’s blog post and decided that an LMS is the right solution for your association. MC Insider

Exhibitor Priority Points System that Rewards Loyalty

Velvet Chainsaw

Your Points System Should Influence Current Spend Decisions. Most trade-show organizers use a priority-points system to help determine the order of booth-space selection for next year’s expo and their system has been in place for quite a while. If your points system is collecting dust and having little influence on exhibitors’ spend decisions, consider a loyalty program that rewards the three R’s: Recency, Reoccurrence, and Revenue, and allows for a wild card, partnership.

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Top Features Every Online Voting System Should Have

Yes Elections

Many private organizations have welcomed the shift to digital voting systems—especially when online voting boasts many advantages, including accessibility, ease of use, security, reduced costs, accuracy, and increased turnout.

Unpacking the System Administrator / Systems Engineer’s IT Bag

Delcor

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. First, a clarification: Systems engineers deal mostly with the planning, design, design changes, and implementation of a network or system. For simplicity’s sake, I’m using “system administrator” or “sysadmin” throughout this post.

Free Online Voting Systems: 5 Questions to Consider

Yes Elections

When tasked with running your organization’s election, you’ll have to address myriad issues depending on the voting method you choose, including prepping mail-in ballots, selecting observers for polling sites, and among the most crucial, how you plan on improving turnout.

Bad Data = Bad System

Effective Database

” The reality is, for many users, bad data = a bad system. In over 17 years of consulting, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation similar to this one: Client: “Our database sucks.” ” Me: “What makes you say that?” ” Client: “The data is bad. I pull a list of board members and I see lots of errors.” ” Me: “Why is the data bad?” ” Client: “Because the database sucks.”

Understanding and Selecting Online Payment Systems

Wild Apricot

We''ve just developed a series of articles and resources to help you better understand and select an online payment service. online-payment

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Blogging and Systems Level Thinking

Eric Lanke

Blogging forces me to think at a systems level. Which puts me immediately into a systems mindset. If I can only write about the systems-level challenges my association faces, then writing about my association forces me to look at things on a systems-level. A systems-level approach to problem solving is a necessary tool for leaders looking to accomplish big things. + + + This post first appeared on Eric Lanke's blog , an association executive and author.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)

MembersClicks

Many associations and chambers have considered adding a learning management system (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem, especially if their industry is focused on continuing education and certifications.

Why Do You REALLY Need an Association Management System?

MembersClicks

Association management system, or AMS for short. For those who don’t, an AMS is a technology solution that allows you to manage your organization’s membership using one integrated system, which includes your website and your database. You’ve likely heard the term, and you may even know what it means. Dues renewals, email marketing, event registration, and more - you name it, an AMS does it.). Sounds great , you might be thinking. But do I really need one? I mean REALLY?

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Chapter Growth Paradox: A Systemic Response

Mariner

There is a paradox of growth which occurs when a chapter reaches the size where incorporation is required to create an entity which can open a bank account

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Study: Women of Color Face Systemic Challenges in Nonprofit Careers

Associations Now

Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector , an in-depth report from the Building Movement Project, surveyed more than 4,300 nonprofit employees to better understand the systemic issues at play that make it more difficult for minorities, particularly women of color, to move up in the ranks. You can’t out-educate or out-train organizations or systems [that] are that biased.”.

“Our old system used to…”

Effective Database

In my experience, when associations make a database system change, staff will sometimes talk about how the old system used to work. They’ll say things like “In the old system, we could add a new individual record in two minutes; now it takes five.” ” Or “In the old system it was really easy to pull a list of committee members, just by selecting a checkbox; now it takes ten steps.”

June Update: Next Week’s Move to Improve Our System Performance

Wild Apricot

Read about our switch to Amazon Web Services, updates to our mobile app, and other news. July-Newsletter

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Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

Determining how much your next association management software (AMS) system will cost you can be a tricky thing. It’s not uncommon these days for associations to invest in a new AMS system only to be hit with additional, unexpected costs during implementation.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

So to be as effective as possible, they buy association-specific software systems. Each association software system you purchase comes with its own price tag and often needs to be hooked to your other systems through integrations, which can cause problems with data and support. What you end up with is not just best-of-breed functionality, but a hodgepodge of systems loosely strung together. With three, four, or five technology systems, that training adds up fast.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

A flexible learning management system can be used for SO much more than a traditional online learning program alone. Learning management software was developed, as the name would suggest, to help organizations manage e-learning initiatives.

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. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project? What systems do you need to integrate with?

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success

MembersClicks

Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? How can you be sure you land on not only the right system, but the right provider? There’s SO much to take into consideration: software features, efficiencies, company experience and reliability, future developments, etc.

It Might Be Time for a Membership Management System If.

MembersClicks

So you’ve pondered the idea of purchasing a membership management system. In fact, it may be time for a membership management system if…. I mean, it would make your job a LOT easier. But you’ve made it this far without one.do you really need to pull the trigger now? Well, there are a few telltale signs that would lead you to “yes.” Small Staff Chatter association software

UX Design and Your Learning Management System: Five Considerations for Providing an Exceptional User Experience

CommPartners

Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UXWhen an organization begins the process of evaluating LMS options, they typically will start by developing a list of features that should be included. Confirming this list, helps to identify ideal candidates. While the feature set is critical to narrow an organization’s search process, often what is overlooked, at least initially, is the User Experience […].

Bad Systems Can Make Good People Leave

Effective Database

In the past week I’ve met with two different associations who are struggling with their current AMS systems. That is, since the time the system was first implemented, many (if not all!) Did the staff leaving cause the system to break down (i.e., become less effective) or did the staff leave because the system was not working correctly? Bad systems can make good people leave.

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

Learning management systems are flexible enough to make an impact on your organization (and its members) in a number of different ways. Content management? Check. Continuing education tracking? Check. Revenue generation? Check. And that only scratches the surface. If you’ve been considering an LMS, but aren’t sure the time is right, here are five signs your organization is ready for one: MC Insider association software