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Is Direct Mail Making a Comeback for Associations?

Looking to try something new? Direct mail could be making a comeback for associations

By Audrey Smilgys – Senior Solution Consultant at Protech     With the ASAE Annual Meeting right around the corner, the American Society of Association Executives turned to some colorful and creative direct mail pieces to generate more attention for the already popular event. Time will tell if it worked, but ASAE’s extra attention to direct... Read More

Annual Meeting Tips: The Perfect Out-of-Office Message

Setting up an out-of-office message for your annual meeting? Here are a few tips to help

By Matt Dickens – LX Product Manager     When annual meeting season rolls around, the out-of-office emails start coming in droves. And once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? Maybe this sounds familiar: “I am attending [our annual meeting] in [a city] from [start date] to [end date]. I will return [on this... Read More

AMS Selection: What Not to Do

Need help finding your next association management software? Here's what not to do.

By Charlie Sapienza, Business Development Manager     As the Protech team prepares for two more AMS Fests in 2019, I started thinking about how the association management software selection process has changed. With the proliferation of review sites and association conferences, the AMS selection process looks a lot different than it did even a few... Read More

3 Key Takeaways from Microsoft’s 2019 Finance Trends Report

Are you a finance pro who has taken on a larger role at your association? Here's what you can learn from Microsoft's 2019 Finance Trends Report.

By The Protech Team     Chief financial officers have more influence than ever at associations. Don’t believe us? Here’s what Associations Now’s Contributing Editor Mark Athitakis wrote in 2018: “CFOs don’t just get to be CFOs anymore. Increasingly, they’re being called up on to take on the leadership roles that have long tended to stay in the... Read More

3 Ways to Maintain AMS Software Knowledge During Staff Turnover

It isn't easy to maintain AMS software knowledge through staff turnover. Try these three tactics to your association on track when teammates leave

By Thom Herne – Relationship Manager     Losing a long-time staff member, whether it be to retirement, resignation or personal reasons, can be a big blow to any association. Few people understand your core processes and, more importantly, your members better than your longest-tenured teammates. Fortunately, proper planning can help an association overcome these inevitable... Read More

[Webinar Recap] 3 Key Takeaways for New Software Onboarding

Join Protech Solution Consultant Amanda Parks and Sr. Solution Consultant Audrey Smilgys as they outline the steps to ensure staff adoption of your next software purchase. The recording will be available soon

By The Protech Team     It’s hard to find new software for your organization. It’s even harder to find software solutions your staff will actually use. Why? Because people are resistant to change, and learning something new is never easy. On top of that, only 32 percent of Americans are still engaged while at work,... Read More

How to Get the Most from Your AMS to Grow Your Membership

Need to grow your membership? Start with your AMS

By The Protech Team     An association management software (AMS) implementation is a huge win for your staff. It requires collaboration, communication and patience, and it can be a real team-building experience for your employees. But successfully going live with a new AMS is a fruitless effort if the software’s not helping to grow your... Read More

Employee Spotlight: Will Slade, Senior Consultant

Meet Will Slade, featured as Protech's latest Employee Spotlight

By The Protech Team     Will Slade is always trying to “raise the bar” at Protech, and since returning to the company in 2013, he’s been energized by the talent around him. “Protech also is an excellent breeding ground for taking young, raw talent and coaching them to be all-stars,” Will said. “So when you... Read More

All AMS Upgrades Aren’t Created Equal

Download Your Guide to Pure Cloud AMS Upgrades

By The Protech Team Advancements in cloud technologies disrupted the association management software upgrades process in the best possible way, creating forever upgrades. There are now a handful of AMS solutions on the market that operate entirely in a pure cloud model, making the upgrade process simple. Previously, here’s what would come to mind when... Read More