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Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees

Engaging First-Time Conference Attendees: 4 Tactics to Try

Of course you want to provide an exceptional experience for ALL of your conference attendees, but ensuring that happens for your first-time attendees is particularly important. Their decision to attend future events (and possibly even renew their membership) depends heavily on that first experience, so going the extra mile for those folks, in particular, is certainly worth it.

What does “going the extra mile” for your first-time attendees look like? Here are a few tactics worth trying:

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3 Tips for Selecting an AMS

Posted by Callie Walker


So you’ve decided that your association needs a new association management system. You’ve researched vendors, contacted possible candidates and even sat through what seems like endless product demos. But despite all of your hard work, you’re still at a loss for what AMS to choose.   

If this sounds like you, don’t panic. There are still several steps you can take to help narrow down the selection:

Review customer testimonials

As you may have noticed in your initial research, many vendors have sections on their websites devoted to customer testimonials. Take some time to read through these, but understand that some vendors select only the best comments to display, so don’t formulate an opinion based on these alone.  

Check out discussion forums

Whether they’re hosted by a vendor or a third-party site, discussion forums are worth checking out. Unlike customer testimonials, discussion forums will allow you to see what customers are asking and complaining about, as well as how vendors are responding, if at all.

Review third-party sites

Third-party sites, such as www.capterra.com, are perhaps the best source of honest feedback. These sites feature user reviews – both good and bad – to help you get an accurate picture of various software providers. 

We understand that evaluating association management software can seem overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve put together a foolproof guide to selecting the right AMS for your association. For more quick tips for selecting an AMS, download our free guide below!

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