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Eliminating the pain of membership spreadsheets

Eliminating the Pain of Membership Spreadsheets

Many associations have the same story. They start off small, using a simple spreadsheet to manage their organization’s membership. But then their organization grows, and suddenly, that spreadsheet isn’t quite cutting it anymore.

For that reason, many organizations turn to association management systems, or AMS solutions, for short. What is an AMS, you ask? Well, it’s a technology solution designed to help you manage your association’s membership. But the better question to ask is this: What are the benefits of using an AMS in place of a membership spreadsheet?

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From #ASAE16: Using Trends to Steer Your Organization’s Strategic Plan

While at #ASAE16, I had the opportunity to attend a session titled, “Using Trends and Environmental Scanning to Steer Strategic Planning.” The session was presented by Sue Pine, CAE, Vice President of Professional Development at Association Headquarters, and Kristine Metter, CAE, Vice President of Member Services at America’s Essential Hospitals.

During the session, I experienced so many “ah-ha moments,” that I wanted to share a few of those with you.  

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To Share or Not to Share Your Association’s Content?

It’s a common question in the association world: Should you share your organization’s content or reserve it for members only? On one hand, you want people to see the great value your organization provides. But on the other hand, why would someone join your association if they can get that information for free?

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Embracing Change at Your Association: 3 Tips

Regardless of who you are or how much experience you have under your belt, change is scary. It’s the fear of the unknown.

But don’t let fear hold your association back. If you need a little push, check out these tips for fully embracing change:

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Eliminating the Pain of Membership Spreadsheets

Many associations have the same story. They start off small, using a simple spreadsheet to manage their organization’s membership. But then their organization grows, and suddenly, that spreadsheet isn’t quite cutting it anymore.

For that reason, many organizations turn to association management systems, or AMS solutions, for short. What is an AMS, you ask? Well, it’s a technology solution designed to help you manage your association’s membership. But the better question to ask is this: What are the benefits of using an AMS in place of a membership spreadsheet?

Allow us to explain…

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Conference Checklist: 4 Things to Do When You Get Home

Ok, we’ll admit it - conferences can be exhausting. So it only makes sense that you want to go home and relax.

Well, some R&R is definitely needed, but before you go home and fully embrace that, we recommend completing a few post-conference tasks:

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Live from Salt Lake City! Updates from ASAE Annual

ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is officially underway, and with that comes loads of learning, networking, and of course, TONS of fun. In fact, it’s only Day #2, and we’ve already experienced all of that (with plenty more on the way).

It all started Saturday night with the Opening Celebration at Library Square. There were aerial dancers (insert gasp here), flaming donuts, great mountain views, and the best company around. Take a look!

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8 Simple Ways to Make Your Staff Members Happy

Not only is happiness good for the soul, but it’s good for business too. If your staff members are happy, they’ll work harder - and stay with your organization longer.

Not sure how to make your staff members happy? Try these eight tactics:

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3 Ways to Boost Online Community Engagement

So you have an online social community...but nobody’s using it! You can practically hear crickets every time you log in.

What are you supposed to do?! Allow us to help. Check out these three tactics for boosting online community engagement:

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Gotta See It: 3 Can’t-Miss Events at ASAE Annual

ASAE Annual is just FOUR days away - can you believe it?! Hopefully you’re getting your schedule finalized, but before you dot the i’s and cross the t’s, make sure these three events are on your list:

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The Right Time to Buy: Preparing for the AMS Shopping Process

Are you thinking about purchasing an association management system, or AMS, in 2017? Well if you are, now is the time to get started.

Now I know what you’re thinking. It’s only August. I still have plenty of time! But I urge you to reconsider, as there are several factors you’ll want to take into account:

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