Justify your chosen technology with your board

HighRoad Solution

Associations are naturally cautious when it comes to investing in new technology. Change Management Adapting new technologiesThey have to be—they’re allocating community money, so they need to make sure they’re always acting in the best interests of the membership.

Help Your Members Embrace Technology

Wild Apricot

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

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Closing the technology gap

Aaron Wolowiec

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

How to use technology to support your members’ career journey

YourMembership Blog

Having the right technology in place helps you understand and engage with your members through each stage of their journey. The post How to use technology to support your members’ career journey appeared first on YourMembership. Career Solutions Membership & Marketing Online Learning TechnologyYour members’ needs and expectations evolve as they move through their careers.

Not Just Technology

Effective Database

Not Just Technology There was recently a discussion on the ASAE online community about project management software. Every project or program involves people, process, and technology. All three of these elements … Not Just Technology Read More » Wes's Wednesday WisdomThere were lots of recommendations about which software to use and why, but what was missing from the conversation was the people and the process.

Face Your Fear of Technology

Association Adviser

Technology (and the thought of it) sometimes elicits a similar response. I’ve worked with hundreds of associations and here are some of the responses I have gotten when asking about their take on “technology” or “new ways” of reaching and engaging their members: Do we have to? Our members don’t like technology. There are non-scary ways to embrace technology to better engage with your members and to maximize non-dues revenue for your association.

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.

Why Was Boxwood Technology Called “Boxwood Technology”?

Association Adviser

John Bell, founder of Boxwood Technology. When the company couldn’t decide on any other name for itself, the team went with Boxwood Technology because they had listened to Bell talk about taking care of his boxwoods so much. The post Why Was Boxwood Technology Called “Boxwood Technology”? Naylor 50 for 50 Boxwood Technology Naylor 50th Anniversary Naylor Career Solutions

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. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology. Large teams with members who are less familiar with technology may need to contact customer service more than those who are tech savvy, for instance.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

2020 Event Technology Trends

ePly

How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event. What is Event Technology? Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events.

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations. From here it’s much easier to identify what solutions, technological and otherwise, are important and what they need to do well

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Find time to experiment with unproven ideas or technologies. The post Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

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. Features Technology ASAE benchmarking CAHF communication integration poll everywhere poll systems Simply Voting technology video video integration And do it on your own terms. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings. How do you use technology for your meetings and events?

Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands. How long have you been involved with technology in the association space? What are some of the most common questions you get about technology? Ignoring emerging technology and digital practices is a bad idea.

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.

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

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.

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Bill Mott has 11 years of experience in the virtual events space, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge.

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

Rolling Out New Technology to Your Members: 3 Best Practices

MembersClicks

Adopting new technology — whether it’s a membership management system, a learning management system, a conference app, or something else entirely — is exciting!

New Year, New Technology?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. New Year, New Technology? It’s an excellent time to reevaluate the technology you’re using. The goal behind technology, as I’ve written in past posts, is to simplify your daily tasks. Sure, many of us choose to purchase technology because we want to be the first with some cool gadget or we find a device that allows us to play Angry Birds anywhere we want, but the primary goal should be making us more efficient.

Improving the Relationship Between People and Technology

Association Success

You need your staff’s buy-in before bringing in new technology solutions to your association. When trying to bring in new technology into an organization, it is guaranteed that you will be met with resistance, because any sort of change often is. You need that buy-in from people first, otherwise there’s going to be struggle in incorporating the technology into operations. People who see the value in technology are typically agile.

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

Always the Last to Know: 10 Breakthrough Technologies

Spark Consulting

I’m a little late on this, as MIT’s Technology Review published this earlier this spring, but you definitely owe it to yourself to check out their 2014 list of 10 breakthrough technologies. cool technology Technology Review The list includes: Agricultural use of drones. Smartphones with high levels of security and privacy protection built in. Brain mapping. Computer chips that can morph like your brain does. The ability to edit the human genome.

Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today’s association business environment requires us to stay abreast of ever-evolving technologies, and be ready to pivot. In fact, technology is moving fast in every industry, and we must stay ahead of the curve to meet our business objectives with success. The post Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind appeared first on The Moery Company.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. Before you take a look under the hood or consider test driving a core technology that you’re going to make part of your event and business processes, consider these ten criteria for vetting: 1. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

Facing Your Association's Reliance on Technology

Wild Apricot

Is your organization in denial about technology or will 2012 be the year your organization harnesses technology to achieve your mission? membership database management Non-profit technology

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Just as Tesla aims to reimagine an everyday item like the car, associations will reimagine their use of key technology such as their association management software (AMS) systems. The post 2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions appeared first on NimbleAMS.com.

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog.

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

YourMembership Blog

An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? Focus on your association’s goals and challenges.

YourMembership Blog

You know it’s time for new technology. Help them understand the challenges your small association faces and how new technology can help you reach your acquisition, retention, and engagement goals. The post Need to convince your board it’s time for new technology? But does your board? Here’s how. It’s a familiar story. Your association has goals around membership growth, retention, and engagement. And every day, your outdated.

Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

A few months ago, my colleague wrote about the importance of considering an association management software (AMS) vendor’s training approach when you’re looking for a new AMS system.

Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office

Delcor

Like many decisions these days, technology will play a critical role in whether your virtual office succeeds or creates new problems for your organization. What follows are some key technology considerations before you make the leap. Choose Your Technology Infrastructure Wisely.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

Contest for Science & Technology Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

GreatNonprofits.org’s 2010 Science and Technology Campaign, in partnership with Guidestar, NTEN, TechSoup Global, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Association for Women in Science, Inveneo, and Tonic, seeks top-rated nonprofits who are making a difference in the fields of science and technology. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech contests

Technology Continues to Surprise Association Leaders

Association Adviser

You don’t need a smart watch, drone or 3D glasses to know that technology is evolving at a dizzying pace today with no sign of slowing down. Polls associated general contractors of America association technology association technology department Fara Francis technology As preliminary results of our unscientific reader poll. For more about this topic, click on the headline. Did You Know?

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 Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead.