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Alleviating Financial Management Stress with Association Software

Sounds like an oxymoron, right? If you’re not sure that “alleviating stress” and “financial management” belong in the same sentence, then you might be surprised to learn what association management software (AMS) can do to lend a helping hand!

An AMS is a valuable part of an association’s financial ecosystem. Its functionality can create a better experience for members, save valuable association staff time, and make things easier on your books. (Which also makes things easier for you!) Here are just a few ways that an AMS can alleviate financial management stress:

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10 Signs It’s Time to Invest in Association Technology

Posted by Sarah Hill

Ever feel like there HAS to be a better way to do something? Enter technology. Specifically, we’re talking about Association Management Software. Don’t run from the financial commitment and don’t be overwhelmed at the idea of learning a new program. Remember the world is “investment.” That means it’ll pay off in the end!

Here are signs that you’re ready to invest in some technology to help your association.

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1)   Your budget has grown to the point that your association can afford an AMS without cutting salaries or programs.

2)   Your spreadsheet has become a huge, unrecognizable headache.

3)   Your members are complaining that it’s difficult to do simple things like connect to other members or register for events.

4)   You find yourself sitting down every morning and opening at least 3 documents and 4 different programs just to keep your association running.

5)   Your current technology (or lack of) is a pain point.

6)   Emailing members has become a nightmare of a chore, trying to organize email list servs.

7)   Your website reminds people of 1998.

8)   You spend entirely too much of your day on hold.

9)   You have so many membership tiers that your color coding system has extended the amount of Post-Its that your local office store supplies.

10)  You have a stack of applications, forms, surveys, and information sheets in paper form on your desk, and nothing to do with them.

Does any of this sound familiar? Perhaps it’s time to look into an AMS!

“But,” you may be asking yourself, “I’m not even sure what an AMS is!” 

What is an AMS, exactly? Download our free guide and find out!

Topics: association management, association leadership, event planning, Small Staff Chatter, association software

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