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.

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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). Associations Member Experience Online Community Learning Management Systems

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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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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.

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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?

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.

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.”. The post Bar Association Calls for Independent Immigration Court System appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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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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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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.

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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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. What’s the future of AMS?

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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.

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.

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Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal

Associations Now

The post Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal appeared first on Associations Now Going it alone can be hard, especially when you’re one of a few thousand attendees at a large conference. Here’s how some groups are helping their attendees find a buddy.

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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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?

“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.”

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.

5 Things Your Association NEEDS in a Learning Management System

MembersClicks

That’s where a Learning Management System, or LMS, comes in. 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.

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

MembersClicks

Many associations and chambers toy with the idea of adding a Learning Management System (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem. This especially holds true if you’re in an industry that depends on continued education and certifications.

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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How Do You Deal With Southwest Credit Systems?

SocialFish

Southwest Credit Systems is a large first and third-party debt collection agency that is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. They have on record 416 complaints against SWC systems. If Southwest Credit Systems have been threatening you with adverse credit reporting.

Conference Circuit: Immune System

Associations Now

The post Conference Circuit: Immune System appeared first on Associations Now Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Distinguished Lectures: 3. The American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Seattle later this week.

Association Management Software (AMS) vs. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System

HighRoad Solution

When an association installs new technology, they usually have two main goals: to acquire new members and to improve engagement and retention of existing members. Association Management