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As your association heads into the future, you don’t want your hands tied by technology. Your technology must give your association the freedom to make the right choices and decisions. The best membership management software includes five critical features that will help your association prepare itself for the future.
The clock is ticking. Literally and figuratively. Just visit the GDPR portal, and you’ll see a daunting days-hours-minutes-seconds countdown titled, “Time Until GDPR Enforcement.”
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If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “How much does it cost?” There’s not a lot of information out there about this; I’m sure you’ve noticed that most vendors will want to set up a call with you before they give you any substantial information. The main reason for this is that the answer isn’t cut and dry... It depends.
You can’t put it off any longer; it’s time for a membership software upgrade. You knew this day would come. You planned for it to ensure everything would go smoothly. During the software selection process, you asked great questions about upgradability, assessed the technical capabilities of the platform, and during the implementation, you made sure to only configure the software to remain on the upgrade path. Even with all that preparation, you’re still filled with apprehension about the pending membership software upgrade.
Question for you: What keeps you happy at work? It doesn’t have to be just one thing. It could be a multitude of reasons such as the people you work with, your job itself, the benefits, just to name some.
Membership recruitment is a never-ending project. Every year, members leave your association—they retire, change jobs or professions, go out of business, lose their professional development budget, or just vanish for unknown reasons. As members go out the back door, you have to keep new ones coming in the front. What strategies will guide your plan for recruiting these new members? And what tactics will you use to achieve your recruitment goals?