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3 Benefits of an Integrated Financial Management System

With these three core benefits in mind, it should be a whole lot easier to convince your executive team or board of directors to seek out an AMS that integrates with your primary financial management system.

Great association management software enhances the member experience and streamlines event management, but it also offers major benefits for your accounting team… if your financial management system is integrated with your AMS. So, why is an AMS so important to the accounting department? Improved data accuracy and healthier financials. By connecting your preferred financial management... Read More

3 Association Membership Strategies Proven to Enhance Engagement

Looking for new association membership strategies? Here's what worked for three associations.

When an association’s member engagement strategies simply aren’t working, what do they do? One association membership director might scour the web for ideas. Another might attend ASAE’s Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. And a third might do both. The thing is, there’s really no substitute for real world examples — the success stories that elevated... Read More

Software for Association Management: What You Should Ask Vendors

Need new software for association management? Ask these questions to separate the good from the not-so-good.

Technology advances quickly. Trends change overnight. Checklists that associations used for software selection in 2015 won’t work in 2020. So, what should you ask vendors to make sure you pick the perfect software for your association management? Here are five questions that  will set any trade or professional association on the right path. 1 –... Read More

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