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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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IC Systems – Are they Legit?

SocialFish

IC Systems is a debt collection agency that was founded in 1938. Like other debt collection companies, IC Systems usually buys debts from their clients, and then contract consumers who are meant to pay them. IC Systems is a legitimate debt collection company that utilizes various methods of debt collection in their bid to ensure that consumers pay up what they owe. IC Systems have been known to call several times a day attempting to collect on a debt.

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.

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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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.”

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. To avoid a scenario like this with your system migration, don’t forget to outline which content you want migrated, like discussion threads, webinars, etc. Are you a seasoned system or online community migrater? Most of us hate moving.

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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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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.

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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How to write an RFP for your union’s next membership management system

Aptify

At this point, your IT team might want to request additional demos for a deeper look at system functionality. Review all details with your team to decide which vendor and product can best meet your organization’s needs.

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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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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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.”.

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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“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.”

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?

Why is Transworld Systems Calling You?

SocialFish

I have compiled ten incredible tips that will help you deal with Transworld Systems or any other credit collector easily and efficiently. But, first, let us understand who Transworld Systems are?. Transworld Systems Inc., Here are the ten tips of dealing with Transworld Systems. In essence, what you are saying to Transworld Systems Inc., In exchange for your payment, Transworld Systems Inc., The post Why is Transworld Systems Calling You?

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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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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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

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.

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 […].

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

Bar Association Calls for Independent Immigration Court System

Associations Now

The American Bar Association issued a dire warning last week that the nation’s system of immigration courts is “irredeemably dysfunctional and on the brink of collapse.”. In a new report, ABA said that since its last report on the subject in 2010, case backlogs have increased drastically, and the system—housed within the Justice Department—is undermined by significant policy changes, political interference, underfunding, and possible bias in judicial hiring. “In

6 signs your association needs a new membership management system

Nimble AMS

If you don’t put in place a solid system as your organization grows to the next level, it becomes more difficult to accommodate the evolving needs of members. With these challenges in mind, here are six signs that it’s time for a new membership management system. But your current membership management system doesn’t have the capabilities you need to deliver a great, personalized member experience. Signs your organization is outgrowing its current association software.

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.

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. Why are we still talking about our technology systems being mobile? Is the AMS part of the solar system of technologies or should it be the sun? Integration amongst various systems and the AMS is now the norm for almost everyone.

5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

That’s where a Learning Management System, or LMS, comes in. Post originally published on January 15, 2019; Edited with updates and for clarification. We’re willing to bet that your association has educational resources you’d like to share in an easy, organized, and professional way with your members and industry stakeholders. The tough part is finding a seamless solution for hosting and delivering that information. Not to mention, keeping track of who’s viewed what.).

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. WBT Systems has worked alongside many associations over the years to develop a learning management system that truly provides a comprehensive, yet flexible, learning solution that meets the unique needs of associations and professional bodies.

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. As many articles tout the Pomodoro Technique and GTD , my own habits for increasing productivity and breaking through procrastination are downright crude. I have come to recognize that in the world of productivity tools, my ideas might seem dysfunctional, but at least they are all mine. Part 1: The Ramen Noodle Method Ramen noodles are embarrassingly good. At least, I think so. Cheap. Unhealthy. And good.

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