Closing the technology gap

Aaron Wolowiec

A recent Community Brands study found associations are struggling to meet members’ expectations for technology

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology.

[Infographic] The Marketer's Toolbox: Indispensable Marketing Techniques and Technologies

Higher Logic

Still, there is an overwhelming amount of technology and techniques marketing teams need to sift through. Modern marketing is complicated. But when you break down the components of a strong marketing program, it suddenly feels familiar and approachable.

2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends.

YourMembership Blog

In our recent Digital Member Study, we found a majority of members say technology plays a big role in their everyday lives. The study shows that members, in general, are ahead of the technology adoption curve (see chart below). Sixty-three percent of members identify themselves as ahead of the curve or early adopters of technology. The post 2018 resolution: Keep an eye on emerging technology trends.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms.

Association Learning + Technology


How are associations using learning technologies? The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again.

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.

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Technology Standards and Flight Delays

Association Management

Technology meetings Standards technology standards I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks on the road. Heck, I’ve spent a great deal of time over the last few decades on the road.

What to Do When Your Members Hate Technology


You just discovered amazing new association management software that will give your association’s staff hours back in their day. It has all the administrative wizardry your staff needs and the member-facing functionality to keep your members and prospects engaged. You love it. Your board loves it.

Next #CultureChat: Culture and Technology

Jamie Notter

But we think this topic is worth waiting for, Culture and Technology: Technology doesn’t just impact productivity and efficiency--it can shape your culture. There are also specific technologies designed to shape culture that can be employed.

Technology Standards and Flight Delays

Association Management

hour flight from DC-Boston to give you time to think), I started thinking about a few ways technology has made my travel experience so much different over the past few years. It’s only ten years ago that Wi-Fi was a “technology to watch” in PC magazine.

Technology, health care companies driving US stocks higher

NonProfit University Blog

Technology companies, health care stocks and banks accounted for much of the latest rally as investors sized up the latest company earnings and economic news. Continue reading Technology, health care companies driving US stocks higher at STL.News. A broad rally in U.S.

5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report.

YourMembership Blog

The post 5 key takeaways from association learning and technology report. I’m a numbers girl, it’s true. Data tells such a rich story when used appropriately, and can really be a guide to so many decisions we make daily. As influencers in our organizations, it’s crucial we have the data in our back pocket to justify spending allocations, strategies and execution. Community Brands recently sponsored a report. appeared first on YourMembership.

Legit learning and technology for your association.

YourMembership Blog

The post Legit learning and technology for your association. Not too long ago, Tamer Ali, SVP and GM of Learning at YourMembership and frequent contributor to #Onward The YM Blog, sat down with Celisa Steele to record the Leading Learning podcast available below. During this 20-minute episode, Tamer, who is committed to helping organizations in the business of lifelong learning more efficiently operate and. appeared first on YourMembership. Online Learning Professional Development

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

The post How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies? Education & Adult Learning Event Technology adult learning digital meetings event technology hybrid meetings

5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

YourMembership Blog

From our Community Brands Digital Member Study, we learned there’s a strong correlation between member loyalty and technology. Members who believe their professional membership organization is an early technology adopter are generally more satisfied and feel more connected to their organization. The post 5 tips to get your leaders to love new LMS technology.

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How to Tackle Technology

Association Adviser

The post How to Tackle Technology appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for association professionals. And do it on your own terms.


Associations Live

TechnologyHow cool is this web-book? Do you like it? Produced by MSAE and The Coghlan Group.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

The latest edition of Tagoras’ Association Learning + Technology report finds that emerging learning technology is out there, but the problem is that organizations don’t have an effective strategy to put it into play.

Technology: The Communication Enabler

Association Success

As a systems developer for 10+ years, a manager for about a year, and yes, a huge techy, I have firmly come to believe in the importance of technology for assisting in building bridges and opening communications between people. One primary example of how problems manifest between silos is when different departments use overlapping and incompatible technologies while still expecting them to work together. Harness the power of your IT department to break down silos.

26 Disruptive & Technology Trends


26 Disruptive & Technology Trends 2016 – 2018 from Brian Solis. From Brian Solis. Oh and check out slide 27-28. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Social, In Theory Industry Insider

5 reasons your website and CMS is the hub of your association’s marketing technology

Vanguard Tech

ASAE’s 2015 Technology Conference and Expo is just a week away and one of the most exciting topics will be the MarComm & Technology Pathway exploring how marketing, communications and technology present a true digital experience for associations and their members.

Technology Trend Alert: Association and Nonprofit Engagement [Video]


Conversations around technology in the world of associations and nonprofits are constantly evolving. So where should you go to find out where technology is headed and how to avoid common pitfalls?

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Technology Sherpas

Elipsis Partners

Sitting around my kitchen table, we realized that we are “technology Sherpas” This term came to us when we were struggling to define the practical guidance we give to associations who are facing technology challenges. Technology association technology technology challenges You know how sometimes you have a team discussion and a really great insight emerges? This happened for us at a team retreat this summer.

Help Your Members Embrace Technology

Wild Apricot Blog

This post introduces a new free guide that offers research, insights and tips on how to get members, volunteers and your board to embrace technology. technology

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. But I think that the case can be made that it also reflects the era that we’re in, with regards to technology in the world of associations.

NEW YORK | Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

NonProfit University Blog

stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused General Google Nasdaq composite New York Technology gains TodayNews U.S.

Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World


Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.” Only 41 percent of global respondents use encryption technology to protect data and communications.

How to Make Effective Use of Technology for Online Conferences

Association Success

Takeaways from the Learning-Technology-Design Conference 2018 Developed and hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras , the annual Learning ? Technology ? I’ve decided to focus on examining how effectively Tagoras made use of technology. Technology ?


Associations Live

TechnologyJust wondering.why do I feel like I absolutely have to answer my cell phone, no matter what I'm doing, no matter where I am? It's controlling me. It's disruptive and it affects my concentration. I am putting myself back into the drivers seat. If I am on another phone, doing something else, trying to get a project done - leave me a message, that will work just fine!

Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology.

YourMembership Blog

The post Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology. The way we connect, communicate, learn and shop is ever-changing. Consequently, your association members have a heightened level of expectation for flexibility, convenience and personalization in everything they do. But, association experiences are struggling to keep up with these growing member expectations.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Membership Technology Association Association Management Company Technical Process

Technology Will Displace Your Members’ Jobs

Smooth The Path

Technology is never going to stop. Technology is going to continue to make human jobs obsolete. Now we can say of course technology would displace human jobs on an assembly line. The post Technology Will Displace Your Members’ Jobs appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Technology Trends in Associations


Key findings from the 2014 Association Technology Study from Lehman Reports and what they mean for associations. Technology Trends in Associations from Informz on Vimeo.

3 Must-Haves in Your Marketing Technology Stack (#3 Might Surprise You)


What’s the first thing you do every day? Besides checking your email and Facebook notifications. For me (and many other marketers), it’s logging in to my marketing software and checking the day’s stats.

Techsoup Canada: Technology for nonprofits and charities


As an association, technology can be a tremendous asset in achieving your mission. When an association has access to robust technology — as well as the knowledge and capacity to put tech to proper use — the impact can be transformative. Unfortunately, many associations has a fraught relationship to technology. We’re a nonprofit that helps Canadian charities, nonprofits, and libraries use technology more effectively achieve their missions.

Yardi Clients and Technology Nominated for 2018 Digie Awards

NonProfit University Blog

Yardi® clients are heavily represented on the list of finalists, and Yardi was nominated for a technology innovation award. Continue reading Yardi Clients and Technology Nominated for 2018 Digie Awards at STL.News.

Change Trumps Technology

Jamie Notter

” Digital intensity is basically about adopting digital technology into the organization, but transformational management intensity is about the capacity to make changes to the organization to support that adoption (or other changes as well). Read this blog post by Tonia Ries.

Always the Last to Know: Breakthrough Technologies

Spark Consulting

MIT’s Technology Review recently did a piece on the 10 breakthrough technologies of 2013. cool technology Technology Review Geek out on a Monday morning! They include: Deep learning, about advances in AI. Temporary social media, “This message will self-destruct in 3o seconds…” (although you can still take a screen shot). Prenatal DNA screening, and its attendant ethical dilemmas. Additive manufacturing, aka 3-D printing.

Technology Tuesday: iOS8 Yosemite

Leadership Solutions International

Technology Tuesday: So many of us “tech geeks” await an Apple announcement with the excitement of children on Christmas morning. Happy Technology! Blog Technology Tools