April, 2018

Learning Solutions 2018 Recap

Web Courseworks Associations

I’m happy to be writing this blog post because it reminds me of warmer and sunnier days. I had the privilege of joining the ISD community at Learning Solutions 2018 in Orlando, FL this past March. My view at the conference. Now my view from work is several inches of snow!

LMS 151

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.20.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The third wave in education and training is here and it’s different than previous waves in the early 1900s and the 1960s.

How to Master Infotainment in Your Digital Content

Higher Logic

Have you ever come across the expression: “content is king”? Of course you have – most of us have seen this a lot in the last few years (because it’s true) and that probably won’t change any time soon.

AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap.

YourMembership Blog

Perhaps one of the most important features of a learning management system (LMS) is its ability to integrate with the heart of your operation—your association management software (AMS) system. The handshake between these two systems, and the seamless exchange of data between them, can mean all the difference in how your association is able to. The post AMS/LMS integration blueprint: Create efficiency, enhance experience, bridge the gap. appeared first on YourMembership.

LMS 116

Growth Strategies from Top Fundraisers Q&A

Spark Consulting

In my last post , I shared the link to the webinar my Steal Like a Fundraiser co-author Sohini Baliga and I presented for Wild Apricot on March 21.

More Trending

Marketing Matching Gifts: 4 Strategies to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising

Higher Logic

Matching gift programs are an incredible opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes, but unfortunately, many organizations fail to take advantage of that opportunity. Companies with a matching gift program will match part or all their employees’ charitable contributions. And they’re more common than you think. Chances are your organization has already missed out on some of these extra funds!

4 talking points to justify membership management software

YourMembership Blog

Are your strategies limited by your technology? With the right technology, you can keep track of member activities and assess critical metrics to know when your member engagement practices gain traction and increase membership. You know this, but you must now convince your board. You must communicate how to balance the cost of doing nothing. The post 4 talking points to justify membership management software appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement

The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

Beth Kanter's Blog

Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.

Step Four: Discussing the Strategic Implications

Eric Lanke

Two weeks ago, in Step Three: Writing Snapshots for Each Scenario, Part 2 , I continued a description of a Scenario Planning exercise my Board chair and I decided to conduct at our most recently completed Board meeting.

[Cool Social Tools] Amplifr takes your social media management to the next level


Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

Tools 84

This is the Easiest Membership Card Template: Upload Contacts & Complete in 3 Minutes

Wild Apricot Blog

Everyone has a smartphone these days. That’s why many clubs and associations are switching from paper-printed membership cards (which are a big waste!) to digital membership cards. Here are the steps to get started yourself using Wild Apricot — the entire process only takes about three minutes

Customers Buy Experiences, Not Products

Higher Logic

Traditional business models focus on products and services. Companies build up their products, advertise them, then make sales. That strategy no longer works. Sales are becoming less and less dependent on products and services.

A beginner’s guide: Migrating your association to AWS.

YourMembership Blog

As we continue to see global data breaches, an increase in the frequency and sophistication of malicious attacks, and continual shifts in security compliance standards, YourMembership has decided to partner with the leading cloud service provider – Amazon Web Services (AWS) – to host our application and supporting services moving forward. What is AWS? The post A beginner’s guide: Migrating your association to AWS. appeared first on YourMembership. Technology Tech Trends

The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter's Blog

Source Facebook Blog – Click for Source.

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

GDPR has been in the news recently, and on the mind of companies that collect personal data via the Internet. We at Web Courseworks are in the business of helping national associations stand up an online learning business using our CourseStage learning management system.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Women in Information Security


This is just a slice of data about a particular female role in tech in the corporate world, but I find this very interesting. Tip o’ the hat to SiegeMedia for the share and Varonis for the infographic. Photo by William Iven on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Useful Data

Tips 66

Want More Members? Leverage Engagement as an Art AND a Science

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest blog post by Ben Bisbee, the presenters of our free webinar on 7 Ways to Increase Member Engagement in a Distracted World. Click here to sign up for this webinar on April 24, 2018. Art is fun. As a nonprofit, allowing yourself to direct. Ben-Bisbee membership members engagement

Is Your Organization Risking Members' Privacy by Connecting on Facebook?

Higher Logic

They say to "never build on rented land," but is that always true? And, if this is the case, why do we continue to put our personal and business' intellectual property on public platforms owned by third parties?

YM AMS migration to AWS cloud: Brief overview and what the future holds.

YourMembership Blog

YourMembership (YM) association management software (AMS) is built on a foundation to ensure our customers’ success. Our goal is to provide your organization with the highest quality security measures and to deliver world-class cloud stability and confidence. With a commitment to your success and continuous innovation, YM has now embarked on the road to the. The post YM AMS migration to AWS cloud: Brief overview and what the future holds. appeared first on YourMembership.

Class 116

Looking to Replace Your Sales Team? You Should take a Second Look - Moery Company

The Moery Company

I’ve been around a lot of execs these last few weeks and some of those folks are looking to make major changes to the sales structure in their organizations. Before taking action, I hope associations consider we are virtually at full employment.

Team 65

Help Attendees Bring the Value of the Conference Back to the Office

Smooth The Path

Attendees say, “this time is invaluable. It is the only time of the year when I can step away and think strategically” Or, “I always hope to walk away with a few new ideas.” ” Or, “conferences are a great reminder of things I know we should do.”

22 Ideas: April Social Media Posts for Associations


The Interstate Mullet Toss weekend, Autism Awareness Month, and Volunteer Appreciation Day are just a couple of this year’s April holidays. Holiday observances are a great way to keep your association’s social media feeds active. Check out these April themes to get you started: Monthly Observances.

Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

Blue Sky eLearn

Your LMS is ready to launch. What’s next? Congratulations! You did it. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Now what? It’s time to announce your new learning platform and create some excitement while inviting your learners to check it out!

LMS 60

PSA To Nonprofits: GDPR May Apply to You


Guest article by Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry.

6 tactics to boost your social media reach among members.

YourMembership Blog

How many times have you scrolled through your social media feeds today? Here’s an astonishing statistic to give insight on how much time you might be spending on them every day: The average person will spend more than five years of his or her life using social media. Considering how much time you might be spending on your mobile device checking your social media, it’s worth incorporating social. The post 6 tactics to boost your social media reach among members. appeared first on YourMembership.

Why Associations Should be in the Podcasting Game - Moery Company

The Moery Company

It’s no secret I’m a HUGE fan of the podcast. I’ve been hosting my own – the Association Playbook for more than 2 years now and recently launched a service for organizations to launch their own.

Do Not Tell Members What You Want Them to Know

Smooth The Path

One of the hardest parts of your job is preparing member messaging that members want to read, hear, and know about. Advertising… ugh! Promotions… ugh! Spam… ugh! Every day we get ready to do battle with our email inboxes, and our members do too.

Engage Your Members with a Book Club


Stories are always better when they are shared with others, and creating a book club is a great way to for association members to network and foster relationships – either in person or online. Not sure where to start? These steps will help you get going. Set goals : What do you want to get out of it?

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

Association Adviser

There is a highly disturbing realization when you go from being a college student to becoming a young professional: It’s the realization that no matter how much you prepared, what your GPA was, or how talented or determined you might be, you’re starting at the bottom.

Interview: The Surprising Benefits of In-House Technology Development

Association Success

Solving pain points for your members can provide results for associations everywhere. A decade ago, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) set out on a mission to modernize their whole organization through technology.

Xperience 2018: Must-dos for continuing education professionals.

YourMembership Blog

Roadmap sessions. Join us on day one of the conference for the Crowd Wisdom LMS and Freestone LMS roadmap sessions. Here, we will review the latest features and enhancements from the past year and discuss the product strategy and accelerated innovation shaping the upcoming releases and roadmap. Hear first-hand from the product managers about the. The post Xperience 2018: Must-dos for continuing education professionals. appeared first on YourMembership. YourMembership News Xperience

LMS 89

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 132: What’s Your Association’s #1 Priority? - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Some 20 years ago, when Host JP Moery was a young association exec, he began to realize the importance of setting priorities.

Better Member Retention From Frictionless Experiences Designed for Your Association

Smooth The Path

In the age of infinite choice, organizations can not afford to make the purchase experience difficult. And so we see one-click online ordering, retail stores with no checkout lines, curbside pick up, and more.

What if You Stopped Charging Dues for Basic Membership?


I know, it’s sounds crazy - but a part of Lowell Aplebaum’s contribution to our 2018 association industry predictions post has really had me thinking: What if member-based organizations stopped charging dues for the most basic level of membership? In his prediction, Lowell said: “Associations will begin to see the ‘member’ definition evolve as they continue to recognize that the annual dues transaction is only one step along a pathway of overall belonging.