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Is Your Association Website Getting the Job Done?

Is your association website helping or harming your member engagement and recruitment?

Change is hard. Especially when it comes to your website. You like what you know, and hey, it’s gotten you this far. But association website design can’t be left on the back-burner. Here’s a quick fact: 38 percent of people will stop engaging with your website if it’s unattractive. 38 percent! That means your prospective... Read More

Shaking Away the Software Update Blues

Worried about your next software update? Updates and upgrades are no longer the massive undertaking they once were

The time has come. Your association can no longer delay the inevitable. You know you need to bite the bullet with a software update, but a recent experience with one of your systems was so painful that you don’t even want to consider an upgrade. That makes sense. And we’ve all been there. Raise your... Read More

How to Keep Your Member Engagement from Dropping

No amount of planning could prepare you for this. You noticed a dip in your member engagement, and it’s on you to right the ship. So before an anomaly turns into a problem and you’re the lucky messenger your board gets to shoot, what can you do to revive your floundering member engagement? A lot,... Read More

Results Matter: 5 Association Software Success Stories

Results Matter. How has your association software helped you reach new heights?

We all measure success differently. Associations do, too. What works for an organization in the health care industry might not for an association of attorneys. So how do you find the right association software to help you reach new heights? You ask the people who’ve already used it. First, ask yourself, what are you looking... Read More

Looking to improve member services? Follow your members

Finally relishing the never-ending search for new members? Start by improving member services for current ones

The hunt for new members never ends. Same goes for the fight to increase membership renewals. So you’re constantly working to improve member services. But are those new services what your members really want? The things they’ll mention to non-members when asking them to join? One of our Protech Associates teammates recently asked the following:... Read More

Is this the CRM platform of the future?

What's the CRM platform of the future?

How has one tech company — one that virtually everyone knows — been able to keep its steady CRM platform innovations under the radar? Good question. The CRM Platform of the Future We’re talking about Microsoft. Specifically, Microsoft Dynamics 365. The CRM platform upon which the Alliance by Protech association management software is built. And... Read More

1 Critical Detail Which Must Be on Your Event Planning Checklist

What's on your event planning checklist?

There’s no secret trick to hosting the perfect annual event without a hitch. But there’s one key detail on your event planning checklist which can’t be overlooked. That detail? Don’t neglect the registration process. Event Planning Checklist Priority #1 Let’s start with a couple interesting facts: In 2017, air travel was 89 percent more affordable... Read More

3 Secrets for the Perfect Association Management Software Implementation

Considering your next association management software implementation?

The hard part is over… or so you thought. After wading through the seemingly endless selection of association management software vendors, you’ve found your ideal system. Unfortunately, that’s only half the battle. No one ever wants to put their association through a software implementation project. That much is certain. But the trick is, it’s often... Read More

Clean Data is Useful Data: A Data Hygiene Guide

Is your association practicing good data hygiene?

Data can be a blessing and a curse. It’s usually the former, allowing your association to make data-driven decisions that raise revenue and boost membership. If you have poor data hygiene, however, forget it. You know the old phrase, “I know it when I see it?” Well, the same goes for bad data. But you... Read More