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The Aptify Blog

The Aptify Blog is an honest and informative collection of articles to help association executives solve their most pressing issues.

Johanna Kasper

As the Director of Engagement at Aptify, Johanna helps prospective clients navigate the AMS selection process to determine if Aptify is the best fit. She is passionate about helping associations improve processes and drive disruption and change within their organizations. She has a BA and MBA from Tulane University and is constantly homesick for New Orleans and its food. When not tweeting about associations and membership, she loves traveling and visiting her three sisters along the East Coast.

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AMS Selection | software selection | Change Management | Membership Software Selection

How to Manage the Culture Change of New Membership Software

By: Johanna Kasper
June 15, 2017

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” —George Bernard Shaw  When organizations have the notion to update or change their membership management software, the idea can often be met with skepticism or outright opposition from others in the organization. Resistance to change is human nature, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK.

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AMS Selection | software selection | Membership Software Selection

The Most Common Issues with AMS Systems (and How You Can Fix Them!)

By: Johanna Kasper
June 02, 2017

Staring at your computer screen, you take a deep breath as your finger hovers over your mouse, mentally preparing for a grueling hour of laborious and frustrating work. Click. If this is the feeling you get when opening up your association management software (AMS), we probably don’t have to tell you that your organization might have a serious problem—but we will anyway.

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AMS Pricing

Membership Software Pricing: Perpetual License vs. SaaS

By: Johanna Kasper
January 23, 2017

Rent or buy? If you're thinking about buying new membership software, this is one of the big questions you'll have to answer—and, like any of the factors that go into the decision process, the choice between a perpetual license vs. SaaS will impact your bottom line.

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AMS Pricing

3 Ways to Cut the Cost of New AMS Software

By: Johanna Kasper
July 28, 2016

There’s no disputing a new association management system (AMS) is a major investment. While there are several factors that determine the ultimate price of what the system will cost—from the number of licenses to implementation to staff training—there are even more strategies to keep your AMS software price from escalating beyond the budget.

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AMS Selection

Gear Your AMS Software Strategies to the Rule, Not the Exception

By: Johanna Kasper
July 19, 2016

Anyone working inside an association for more than, say, a few hours has discovered there is a wide range of "normal" when it comes to member engagement and behavior. Some members will prefer paying via debit card online, while others choose to mail checks via snail mail. Some members will engage heavily on social media, while others simply wait around for the email newsletter. Some will become active participants in the online community, while others just sit back and browse the blog. That's a lot of varied preferences to cater to!

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Member Engagement

How to Define & Track Member Engagement with Your AMS

By: Johanna Kasper
June 02, 2016

Member engagement is one of the most important factors in the overall success of any association. Most associations rank it higher in importance than member satisfaction and even growth and retention rates. Yet fewer associations actually track member engagement, primarily because it's ill-defined and you simply can't measure and track what you can't define.

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