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4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, after multiple threats to his life and overcoming impossible obstacles, Indy meets the Grail Knight, keeper of the Holy Grail. He is surrounded by chalices and says to the hero:

“Choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”

In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way.

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Tags: Association Management, Employee Productivity, Membership Management Software

Association Career Pathing: Should You Promote from Within?

Posted by Christina Green on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Your employees are smart. They’re driven, educated, and passionate about your mission. After all, according to ASAE’s Association Career Headquarters, workers often enter the association field because a job is a good fit, but they stay for your mission and your culture.

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Tags: Association Executives, Employee Productivity, Training, Jobs

5 Steps to Start an Effective Employee Mentoring Program that People Want to Participate In

Posted by Julie Dietz on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Think back to your first job out of college. You were probably excited and wanted to learn everything. You may even have been eager to work your way up in the company.

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Tags: Employee Productivity, Training, Management

4 Ways Association Executives Can Reduce Staff Stress

Posted by Julie Dietz on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

What costs employers $300 billion per year? Workplace stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, workplace stress can cost employers more than $300 billion annually in medical care, turnover, absenteeism, and diminished productivity.

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Tags: Association Management, Association Executives, Employee Productivity

Secrets to Ending the Re-Training Cycle in Your Association

Posted by Julie Dietz on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Have you ever been frustrated by employee turnover and the training that inevitably comes after you finally find a replacement?

An employee takes an opportunity outside the organization, you get your new membership director and supporting staff trained on your AMS, member needs, and organizational policies - then the dreaded conversation happens again. Another employee is leaving, and you have to start all over.

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Tags: Association Management, Employee Productivity, Training, Association Management Services

How to Spot a Disengaged Employee in Your Association Staff (And What to Do About It)

Posted by Christina Green on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

The State of the American Workplace report from Gallup estimated that 70% of American workers are not engaged. That’s a troubling statistic. Employees who are not engaged cost employers more money, reduce productivity, and decrease the morale of others around them.

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Tags: Association Management, Association Executives, Employee Productivity

How to Train Your Staff on Your AMS Platform in Less Time

Posted by Julie Dietz on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Cell phones, electricity, water. All essential, or nearly essential, utilities. For associations, AMS software could be placed in the same category. AMS software often runs the majority of an association’s business tasks, and is a crucial link between the association, its employees, and their members. To keep relationships between all three groups strong, it’s vital for association employees to know how to use the AMS properly.

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Tags: Employee Productivity, Training, AMS Software

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