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Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System

Associations Now

The membership department created a conference buddy system that paired experienced members with new members, mainly student pharmacists and young practitioners. AMCP saw an uptick in meeting attendance after the conference buddy system was established.

Killing The Silo System

YourMembership Blog

The post Killing The Silo System appeared first on 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.

Chapter Growth Paradox: A Systemic Response


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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The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

Found when researching systems thinking. Rebecca Arno was doing some research on systems thinking, found this excellent, very friendly visual that defines systems thinking as: Looks at the big picture. Find the keys to a system.

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.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems


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.

911 Outages Show Need for System Upgrades, Group Says

Associations Now

Accessibility Challenge The failure of many 911 systems to stay up to date has also created an accessibility problem: Many such systems are difficult for functionally deaf Americans to use, Mother Jones recently reported.

Bad Systems Can Make Good People Leave

Effective Databse

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.

Healthy Systems Embrace Tension and Conflict

Jamie Notter

So they sought to reduce backorders in the system, but the ALSO sought to reduce inventory at the same time. And this is how systems work. But setting up your improvement goals in this way reflects a clear understanding of how dynamic systems work.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

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.

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.

Would You ‘Yelpify’ Your Credentialing System?

Associations Now

A yoga industry group recently built a credentialing system for yoga schools that relies on social ratings and reviews. See how it’s worked out so far and how such a system might be beneficial to other associations. The post Would You ‘Yelpify’ Your Credentialing System?

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education.

Membership Pros’ Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems

Associations Now

An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration. A lot rests on that system. So, it might come as no surprise that membership professionals are, in a word, demanding of their AMS systems.

Generations Are Part of a System

Jamie Notter

You need to keep your eye on the whole system and understand how the generations are relating to each other as they move through different life stages. Every 20 years or so, we get all flustered as a new generation enters the workforce.

Federal Contractor Groups Decry Clearance System Shutdown

Associations Now

The Office of Personnel Management, already reeling from major security breaches, announced a plan late last month to take its web-based system for handling security clearances offline to fix a vulnerability.

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.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System


An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Full-Scale Navigation System Coming to Boston Convention Center

Associations Now

The system, scheduled to launch in March, will provide meeting attendees with turn-by-turn navigation throughout the convention center, to meeting rooms and even specific booths in the exhibit hall.

Dial H for Hacking: Companies Fleeced by Phone System Theft

Associations Now

Premium rate fraud, a form of hacking that affects corporate phone systems, costs businesses billions each year—and if you’re not careful, you could find your organization on the hook for a big bill.

5 qualities of a successful online learning team.

YourMembership Blog

A gut check to help your association implement a major learning management system or elearning strategic plan. Are you getting ready to implement a major learning management system (LMS) or elearning strategic plan?

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5 benefits of video-based learning.

YourMembership Blog

Easily delivered through a learning management system, video is the most engaging way to hold your association members’ and learners’ attention. Video-based learning is a widely-accepted e-learning trend, and it’s gaining momentum.

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Urban Institute’s Form 990 Online Filing System Hacked

Associations Now

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) discovered this week that one or more hackers had gained unauthorized access to its Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations.

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement.

Social Media Roundup: How to Evaluate a Constituent Management System

Associations Now

A new white paper offers pointers on picking a new membership and donor management system. The report is titled “Not-for-Profit Executive Guide: Proven Strategies for Evaluating Member/Donor Management Systems.”

Eric Lanke: Leadership is a System Capacity

Eric Lanke

Leadership is a System Capacity. Heres the key passage, pulling directly on the work of Peter Senge, and again, the emphasis is mine: Leadership, paraphrasing Peter Senge, is defined as the systems capacity to shape its future. Leadership is a System Capacity. Eric Lanke.

Tapping the Potential of Big Data, The ‘World’s Nervous System’

Associations Now

Smolan was first introduced to the concept data several years ago by now Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who explained that the use and analysis of big data is akin to the world developing a nervous system. “It’s

Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System

Associations Now

The post Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System appeared first on Associations Now If you think all telecommuters are slacking off, think again.

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has long allowed advocacy messages to be posted throughout its system, this week chose to ban all issue-related ads, rather than let an anti-Muslim group display cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on the city’s trains, buses, and stations.

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After Feedback, Department of Education Backtracks on College Ratings System

Associations Now

Late last year, DOE said it was getting into the college-ratings system game as a way to help students find the right fit—and best value—in higher education. That proposed system, which received mixed reviews, was officially scrapped last week by the Obama administration.

Understanding and Selecting Online Payment Systems

Wild Apricot Blog

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

ICANN Systems Infiltrated in “Spear Phishing” Attack

Associations Now

Key systems of the nonprofit group that governs internet names were attacked this month in a sophisticated hacking attempt. While emails and user information was accessed, ICANN’s most important system was never in danger.

7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders elearning learning management software learning management system LMS online learning

5 learning tech trends for 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A snapshot from one expert of what associations can expect from learning management systems. At the start of every new year, Talented Learning CEO John Leh offers his take on learning technology trends to watch.

Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Why learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them. I cringe at the thought of my dreaded experiences as a youth with standardized Scantron Tests and the small answer bubbles.

5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. As an association leader, you have a great case for going to Xperience 2017. It’s a chance to grow your skills in leadership.

Amid March Madness, Gaming Group Calls for Regulated Betting System

Associations Now

Fans and leagues have shown interest, in part because a legal system would enhance the integrity of the game, and repealing PASPA would allow AGA members to offer sports books at casinos. $ 29 The average bet placed per March Madness bracket, according to the American Gaming Association.

Association Pushes Strategies to Keep Domain System Healthy

Associations Now

And a trade group that supports domain owners is ensuring that the industry is doing what it can to keep the system working properly. Fighting child abuse through formalized systems that handle abusive imagery and notify the proper authorities.

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

YourMembership Blog

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?