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Is Your Software Project Doomed from the Start?

Is your software project doomed from the start? Maybe it was 10 years ago, but things have changed.

Did you see a “scary stat” in your inbox recently? We did, and it was shocking, to say the least. In 2017, a tech consulting firm found that 75 percent of IT executives think their software development projects are doomed from the start. Sadly, that sentiment isn’t new. Consider this from Gartner: “Despite more than... Read More

Flipping the Script on Your Next Annual Meeting

By Matt Dickens, Protech’s LX Product Manager Virtually every association kicks off its annual meeting the same way, and frankly, it’s terrible and I’m desperate for them to stop. So what is it that trade and professional associations do? Talk about themselves. I can’t tell you how many association meetings and conferences I’ve attended over... Read More

10 Ways to be the Best Association Manager in 2019

12 ways to be the best association manager in 2019

Never stop learning. That’s what it takes to be a great leader, and a great association manager. If it worked for former President John F. Kennedy, it just might work for you, too. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” the 35th president said. So, how can you be a better leader in 2019?... Read More

6 Member Engagement Predictions to Help Your Association Prepare for the 2020s

What will member engagement look like in the 2020s? We asked six associations for their member engagement predictions to find out.

According to six association membership experts in the e-book, “Association Experts Share the Hidden Truths to Member Engagement,” the only constant for member engagement in trade and professional associations is change. When asked, “What’s next?,” association professionals from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association, National Contract... Read More

Your Guide to Association Management in 2019

Want to become an association management superhero in 2019? Follow these nine steps to success

Association management has never been easy. Sure, your data is a whole lot easier to manage, and your website gives members a place to easily access the info they need outside of normal business hours. But that doesn’t mean all challenges cease to exist. With that in mind, we worked with Associations Now to serve... Read More

4 Can’t-miss [and Free!] Association Data Reports and e-books for 2019

Check out these four awesome association data reports and learn something new in 2019.

Data rules everything around us. Data management. Analytics and charts. Data reports. No matter your association, no matter your field of expertise or job title, data undoubtedly plays a critical role in your daily life. Or, at least it should. But what about data about associations? Sure, you may have a zillion reports based on... Read More

How to Make Your Next Member Survey a Success

Preparing your association's next member survey? Here are a few tips to follow.

“What are the members thinking?” This is a question that should be top-of-mind for any association executive. If it’s been a while since your association got any feedback — especially negative feedback — it might be time to send out another member survey. Why? When a trade or professional association only hears feedback from happy... Read More

3 Shockingly Easy Association Website Design Tips

Association website design has an impact on the member experience. When was the last time you seriously looked at your layout?

Let’s face it: some association websites stink. Maybe they haven’t been given enough attention and love, or maybe association members just aren’t the type to care too much about graphic design. But those excuses aren’t going to cut it in an increasingly digital world. The following association website design tips are intended to help those... Read More

Engaging Members: 6 [More] Simple Tips to Keep Members Happy

Struggling to find your footing engaging members? Try these 6 easy suggestions

We took a stab at this once before, and we figured we’d give it another go. When it comes to engaging members, how could it be easier? The following six tips are aimed at keeping members happy, getting them to renew membership faster and making your association a core element of their daily lives. Check... Read More