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7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017

7 Membership Management Reminders for 2017

2017 is officially here, and that means new goals and resolutions for your association. But before you dive too heavily into those, take a look at these important reminders (some big, some small) regarding membership management in 2017...

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5 Signs It Might Be Time to Invest in an AMS

So you know you’re abnormally busy, and you know there’s technology out there designed to help you, but you keep putting off the idea of an association management system for one reason or another - time (or lack thereof), budget (or lack thereof), your board’s approval (or lack thereof), etc.

Well all of these are valid reasons, but at some point, you may just need to bite the bullet - for the sake of your members, your sanity, and of course, your organization. In fact, here are five signs it might be time to invest in an AMS:

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6 Questions to Ask Your Potential AMS Provider

When it comes to shopping for an association management system, the questions people ask are often pretty routine: How much does it cost? What features are included? What does the timeline for implementation look like?

But while those questions are important, they aren’t the end-all-be-all. In fact, it’s just as important to establish a good partnership with your future AMS provider. That said, here are six questions - beyond features - you NEED to ask your potential AMS provider:

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How to Explain a Software Change to Your Members: 3 Tips

Are you about to transition from one association management system (AMS) to another? Or better yet, upgrade from a membership spreadsheet to an AMS? If so, congrats! That’s incredibly exciting!

That said, you might need (and want) to explain that exciting change to your members. Not sure how to have that conversation? Here are a few tips:

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Why You Need an AMS

As an association professional, you’ve got your hands full. You’re balancing member applications, events, emails, dues renewals, your website, and membership reports - among many other things. A helping hand would be nice.

Well, consider an association management system (AMS) your helping hand.

Not sure why you need an AMS? Allow us to explain…

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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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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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How to Approach Your Board About an AMS Solution: 5 Steps

Let’s say you’ve decided it’s time for an association management system. You’re overwhelmed with work and tired of doing everything manually. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Several association professionals have been and are in those same shoes.

But before you can purchase a solution, you need to talk to your board. You need to make sure they’re in favor of a software solution as well. How do you do that? We recommend following these five steps:

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Attention Shoppers: 4 Ways to Simplify the AMS Shopping Process

Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association professional shopping for an association management system, it’s a particular kind of crazy. There are SO many moving parts - software features, price points, the board’s opinion, etc. No wonder shoppers tend to get frustrated.

But good news association pros! We’ve got a few tips that can make the shopping process a little less harrowing. (And note: these can all be done BEFORE contacting vendors. Score!)

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6 Questions Your IT Vendors Wish You Would Ask

The following post was written by Paul Plaia III, MBA | CPA, Executive Vice President of Sales at MemberClicks.

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How to Get Your Board on Board When Shopping for an AMS [Infographic]

Sometimes the hardest part of shopping for an association management system isn’t identifying possible providers or scheduling various demos, it’s getting your board’s approval on an AMS to begin with. Your board members are busy - they have full-time jobs and families, and sometimes it’s easy for them to put software decisions such as this on the backburner.

But just because getting board approval isn’t a walk in the park doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In fact, here are a few tips for getting your board on board when shopping for an AMS.

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