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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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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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How to Get Your Board on Board When Shopping for an AMS

One of the biggest challenges association professionals face is a lack of forward momentum with their board. Time and time again, association professionals see their great ideas fall into a black hole of board approval, sometimes never to be seen again – and that couldn’t be more true of association management software shopping.

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Shopping Simplified: 5 Steps to Selecting the Right AMS

Shopping for any kind of technology is stressful, but when it’s a small-staff association pro looking for an association management system, things can get extra crazy. There are SO many moving parts. Where do you even begin?!

We’ve taken that crazy process and broken it down into five simple steps. Consider these the five steps to selecting the right AMS:

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6 Quick Tips for Increasing Membership Renewal Rates

Membership renewals are the lifeblood of your organization. After all, no one wants to spend all of their time recruiting new members only to lose them again in the end. If your organization is struggling with membership renewal rates, here are six quick tips to get you back on your feet:

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5 AMS Tips for AMCs

Association management companies face some unique challenges. When you’re dealing with several organizations that all have different needs, streamlining your operational efficiency is essential to keeping your sanity intact.

AMCs need a technology partner who understands their business. That’s why we’ve put together these 5 tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of the relationship you have with your association management system provider.

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Realizing You Need an Association Management System

Realizing you need an association management system (AMS) can be overwhelming. You’re already pressed for time – how are you supposed to spare any hours for software research?

We know this part isn’t fun, but once you realize how much time and sanity you can save with an AMS, you’ll be more than happy to embark on the journey. 

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

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Infobesity: Tackling Big Data in Your Association

“Infobesity” is a term used to describe the modern dilemma of too much data. As an association professional, you probably know that dilemma well – you understand the importance of data analysis, but you feel overwhelmed with all those facts and figures.

Sound familiar? If so, don’t beat yourself up. You can’t possibly monitor and analyze everything about your organization – you’re only human! That being said, you can prioritize your research efforts to draw better insights and overall conclusions. 

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The Secret to a Winning Membership Website

Your website is the mothership of online member engagement. This is where members go for information, event registration, and even annual dues renewals. But it takes more than just having a website to encourage online member engagement. A little extra TLC is needed.

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