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Every other department competes against yours for the limited funds your association has to purchase new technology. If your membership department (and association) needs a new membership management system, you must build a business case that justifies allocating money and staff time to selecting and implementing new membership software.
Every association has once had that feeling where everything just feels…stuck.
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No one ever said selecting membership software would be easy. Chances are, if you're in the market for new AMS software, you have questions about your questions. How much does it cost? How do I get buy in from upper management or my board? How long will it take to be up and running on a new system? Where do I even start? We've been writing a lot about these questions and struggles on this blog and have created several tools to use in the AMS software selection process. And now, the Membership Software Buyer's Guide brings all these resources together to help you choose a new system with confidence.
“Be prepared” is a motto that’s suitable for more than just Boy Scouts. Preparation is the key to success when pushing to upgrade membership software. Just as every salesperson is prepared to overcome the most common objections to their product or service, you must prepare for the inevitable pushback when you present your case for a new system.
Every time you open up your association’s membership management software, you’re convinced you can feel your blood pressure rising. You’ve resigned yourself to the fact that it doesn’t perform as you wish it would. Some savvy workarounds and data manipulation help you get work done, but the extra hours you’ve had to spend because of the software’s shortcomings…it’s painful to even think about.
We’ll give it to you straight—membership software questions can rarely be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No.”