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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

6 Steps to Pinpoint Your Most Engaged Members in 5 Minutes or Less (And Why You Need to)

Posted by Julie Dietz on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Forbes, Associations Now, and Association Universe.

What do these publications have in common?

In the last several years they’ve begun touting engagement as a way to increase revenue, renewals, and customer acquisition. These and many other go-to industry hubs now frequently feature articles that highlight the importance of engagement as well as tips for how to encourage it.

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Tags: Online Community Software, Member Engagement, Customer Engagement, Membership Management 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

How to Use Activity Data to Identify Your Association’s Next Volunteers

Posted by Julie Dietz on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

$23.56 per hour.

According to nonprofit management and advocacy organization, Independent Sector, that’s the estimated worth of a job.

But what job? A paralegal? A dental hygienist? A mechanic?

All those careers pay close to $23/hr, but none are the job that I’m referring to.

What’s your guess?

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Tags: Member Engagement, Membership Management Software, Volunteer Management

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

How Bots Are Taking Over Your Association’s Website (for Better and for Worse)

Posted by Julie Dietz on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Do you remember when phonebooks were delivered to your doorstep? I do. Every time one arrived, we’d pull it inside, leaf through it for a minute or two, and put it in the cabinet under the fish tank. When we needed something, whether it was a plumber or a good photographer, we’d pull out the phone book.

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Tags: Association, Analytics, Content Strategy, Membership Management Software

How to Use Networking Tools in Your AMS Software to Improve the Member Experience

Posted by Julie Dietz on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

There’s a reason why Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Snapchat have exploded. In a digital age, these websites are doing what your association was doing decades ago: bringing people together and building connections.

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Tags: Member Benefits, Public Social Networks, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

The Biggest Advantages of AMS Software vs. a Homegrown Membership Database

Posted by Julie Dietz on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Member renewals are important. Member acquisition is important. Creating the best possible member benefits are important. These are priorities that association employees focus on every day. They’re essential strategic initiatives for one very obvious reason: your members are the lifeblood of your association. Without members, your association wouldn’t exist.

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Tags: Association Management, Member Engagement, Membership Management Software, AMS Software

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

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