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Secrets to Keeping Your Association’s Data Clean

Posted by Julie Dietz on Tue, Jun 07, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

You’ve put in the hours to craft the best email campaign possible. Your templates are beautiful, your subject line is intriguing, your content is insightful, and after all that hard work, you finally hit send. It’s a moment of accomplishment - until your messages start bouncing back. You have the wrong email addresses; your data was too old.

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Tags: Member Engagement, Membership Database, Membership Management Software

101 Things You’d Rather Be Doing Than Wrestling With Your AMS

Posted by Julie Dietz on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

We’ve been reading the studies, and they’re dismal. Maybe even abysmal.

Despite all those glowing reviews you see on association management software providers' websites, it seems like no one is actually satisfied with their AMS. You don’t like the tools, you hate the support, and you spend all day wrestling with technology and trying to get your association management system to work.

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Tags: Association Management, Membership Management, Membership Database

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry

Posted by Nick Davis on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

Innovative association professionals understand the importance of keeping an eye on technology because ultimately it is a cost-effective way to streamline daily operations and keep members engaged. Often budgets are tight and head count is restricted, so adopting technology may be one of the only ways to meet increased demands with limited resources.

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Tags: Association Management, Member Engagement, Membership Database, Association Trends

How to Engage Members Using Your Member Database

Posted by Joshua Paul on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

This was the second slide in a presentation led by DelCor and designDATA during last year’s ASAE annual meeting entitled, "Selecting an AMS/CRM - Audience Shootout for Medium to Large Associations". While later in the presentation, they laid out why this is not the case, it was an acknowledgement that large and mid-sized associations want more from their member database software.

In the session, the expert panel of association executives also confirmed that larger associations don’t want association management systems that can run every aspect of their organization. They recognize that this leads to one company doing a lot of things fairly instead of doing a few things really well. More often than not, larger associations are looking to integrate best-of-breed systems in each area with their member database.

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Tags: Association Management, Member Engagement, Membership Database

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