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Personalization Tips: How to Reach More Association Members Through your AMS Software

Posted by Christina Green on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Remember the good old days when you were researching a vacation in Paris and an ad for Chinese food popped up in your internet browser?

Do you miss that?

Because I don’t. And neither do your members.

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Tags: AMS Software, Member Experience, Personalization

4 Easy Steps to Effectively Evaluate Membership Management Software

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Maybe it was a Friday afternoon and you were just counting down the minutes until the weekend. Then the board, your boss, or maybe a staff member uttered those dreaded words, “I think we need new membership management software.”

While new software can be exciting, the idea of sitting through countless hours of demos and sales presentations is enough to take the joy out of anything. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read More

Tags: Association, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

Need to Improve Your Cybersecurity? Start with These 3 Tips

Posted by Steve Balthazor on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

DDoS – distributed denial of service. Even a few years ago that phrase was relatively obscure, known mostly to computer security experts, programmers, and those who were technically-minded. To the rest of us, it was just another acronym.

Now, you may regularly hear about DDoS attacks and other cybersecurity threats over your morning cup of coffee. Even alarming stories about stolen logins, passwords, addresses, and credit card information have become commonplace.

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Tags: Online Community Software, Product Update, Management, AMS Software

7 Advantages to Having Speaker Management Built In to Your Association’s AMS Software

Posted by Julie Dietz on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Think about the last conference you went to. It may have been your idea to attend, or maybe your boss asked you to go. Whoever made the final decision, what influenced the choice to attend?

For most of us, the answer doesn’t lie in the hotel, the venue, or the food.

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Tags: Speaker Management, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

4 Little-Known Services from Your AMS Software Vendor that Will Save You Time and Money

Posted by Julie Dietz on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Why is the image of a frazzled intern fetching coffee so ubiquitous?

We all know that interns have much more to contribute than just coffee runs, but the image endures – in part because it illustrates a few important principles. In every profession, there are low-level tasks and high-level tasks. There are critical tasks that demand skilled workers and tasks that people with less institutional knowledge and less of an acute skillset can do.

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Tags: Membership Management, Association Management Services, AMS Software

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Posted by Julie Dietz on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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. It’s one of the most pervasive aspirations in our society, and its one that many people struggle to fulfill.

That brings us to the topic of you. How lucky are you?

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Tags: Training, Membership Management Software, AMS Software, Member Experience

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Association’s Event Tools for Your AMS Software

Posted by Julie Dietz on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

I have Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix along with subscriptions to several premium cable channels. I watch a lot of TV, and I enjoy it.

My mother, on the other hand, thinks I’m crazy. Every time she visits she ends up toggling between systems and exclaiming at how much money I’m spending on different subscriptions that often offer the same shows. Then she gets mixed up. Was she watching her show on Hulu or Amazon? It frustrates her.

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Tags: Conference Management, Event App, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

What Will Association Management Software Look Like in 5 Years?

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Flying cars. Meals that spontaneously appeared after a machine was given an order. A shower that dressed you. These are things I grew up expecting. They had been promised to me by the Jetsons, first, and then Back to the Future and all its sequels.

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Tags: Mobile Engagement, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

5 Little-Known Secrets to Getting More Out of Your Association Management Software

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

At this moment, you’re staring at a screen. You’re scrolling through this article on your smartphone, or your tablet, or your laptop. An hour ago, yesterday, and last week at this same time, chances are pretty good that you were also staring at a screen, taking advantage of technology to find information or get some work done.

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Tags: Training, Chapter Management, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

The 5 Best Ways to Convince Your Board to Switch AMS Software Platforms

Posted by Julie Dietz on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Think back to the last time you purchased a product or service you didn’t like. Your last cable provider might come to mind. When you realized that you didn’t like the product, what did you do? Did you keep using it? Maybe you did, but once your contract was up on that TV or wireless provider, you probably went right out and switched to something better.

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Tags: Association Executives, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

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