The Journey to Innovation

  Guest post by Dan Stark, Director of Product Strategy, NimbleUser When I look back on my 25 years in association management, I can’t help but marvel at the evolution of technology during that time. When I started my first job in membership, computers played a...

What’s in Your Digital Strategy for 2017?

    Guest post from Gordon Withers, Strategist, Freeflow Digital As we prepare for this year’s AMSFest, we at Freeflow Digital are excited to connect with our association peers to see AMS demonstrations, hear the challenges organizations are facing...

3 Ways to Boost Millennial Membership

  Guest Post By Audrey Smilgys, Senior Solution Consultant, Protech Associates, Inc. From TIME magazine and the Huffington Post, to the New York Times and your overly vocal uncle who just joined Facebook, there is a lot of criticism about millennials. They’re too...

Life without the AMS? We’ll die Trying

  Over the past few years, a lot has been said about the love/hate relationship that associations have with their Association Management Systems (AMS). Many of the capabilities are no longer appropriate for the new models and methods of community engagement that...

4 Easy Ways to Step Up the Online Shopping Experience For Your Members

  Guest Post by Angie Karpouzis, Product Marketing Manager at Aptify Are you worried your online store isn’t providing your membership enough value? Noticing high bounce rates and a decline in online purchases? Maybe you’re getting a few more calls to your...

Hybrid Membership Models More Than Passing Fad For Associations

Guest post by Anna Toon The times they are a changin’. While many associations have long relied on a one-size-fits-all membership model, hybrid models are all the rage, and for good reason. Offering a portfolio of membership options to your members not only provides...

The Secret to Recruiting and Keeping Association Volunteers

  Guest Post By Amy Gitchell, Marketing and Research Specialist, GrowthZone   You need volunteers to keep your association humming. Recruiting them can be tough. Retaining them can be even tougher. However, if you unlock the secret to the psychology behind...

Post 6, Follow the Money: We told you so.

  Just when the conversation was starting to get good, the market has proved us right on target. The fact that there is a tsunami of money entering our association tech market is ringing truer today with the 55M that JMI Equity invested in the online community...

Conquering the Technology Divide Between Nationals and Chapter

Guest post written by: Rick Rutherford, Writer, Speaker, and Association Technology Evangelist For more than 15 years there has been a great amount of research, discussion and a little teeth grinding about the Digital Divide – and as often the case, associations find...