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Multiple Membership Types and Fee Structures
Thursday, February 21st, 2013, 7:16 am

Multiple Membership Types and Fees Given the diversity of associations and the people they serve, membership types and fee structures are anything but one size fits all. One association may have a simple three-tier membership structure such as Regular, Student, and Senior membership types, each with a specific membership fee.  Other associations have memberships categories [...]

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netFORUM Pro Puts You in the Driver’s Seat
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, 7:58 am

Beginning in the 80s, IT consultants slaved over “executive information systems (EIS)” that promised to give members of the executive team snapshots of critical areas of their business at a glance – basically a “dashboard view” of their enterprise. But because of the limits of technology at the time, these EIS systems failed to deliver [...]

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How Technology Can Strengthen Your Organization
Sunday, February 17th, 2013, 7:25 am

On a recent online presentation, Avectra’s Mark Yohai shared the following statistics from a recent ASAE survey; among associations with budgets greater than $4 million, the average spend for printing was 4%, the average spend for meals at events and meetings was 3%.  Any guesses as to what percent of budget is being spent on [...]

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What Associations Should Know About Disaster Recovery
Thursday, February 14th, 2013, 7:07 am

In a previous blog entry – Do I Need to Worry about Security with a Cloud-based Solution? – we explored why you’d be hard pressed to find better security than that provided by cloud-computing publishers’ data centers. They are able to furnish the most robust security money can buy because economies of scale allow them [...]

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Can Avectra Help Me Consolidate All The Software Functions We Have In Our Organization?
Monday, February 11th, 2013, 7:06 am

“Can Avectra help me consolidate all the software functions we have in our organization?” is a question we hear quite a bit from Executive Directors.  They’ve been assessing the organization, trying to make strategic moves to revitalize the association and more proactively respond to the needs and desires of the memberships. It’s usually at this [...]

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Avectra Social CRM – A Complete Answer to New Challenges
Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 7:53 am

We live in a world where the nature of both our social and business interactions are undergoing revolutionary change. Years ago the rise of the Internet disrupted the way businesses around the world conducted themselves. More recently, the eruption and continued explosive growth of social networking has forced associations to rethink how they evaluate member [...]

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Avectra’s MemberFuse Creates Insights, Opportunities for Your Association
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, 7:04 am

It’s hard to understate the impact of social networking on the way associations interact with their members. But if you’re using someone else’s social networking environment, you are forfeiting a host of benefits and opportunities to engage your members. Avectra’s MemberFuse offers you a way to establish your own private, safe, and secure social community [...]

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Should your Association Customize or Configure Software – A Real Difference
Monday, February 4th, 2013, 7:56 am

You know your organization and its unique business processes better than anyone, and you know that it is exceedingly rare, if not impossible, to find a powerful and broad ranging software product – such as an Association Management System – that will operate “out-of-the-box” just the way your organization does. Whatever solution you settle on [...]

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Can the AMS handle membership dues and more and provide optimal security?
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 7:25 am

Most associations want the ability for members to pay for their membership and register for events online.  But there are other transactions that you’ll want to be able to handle through your association management system (AMS), for example professional development materials and association merchandise available to your members. Paying for membership purchases and event registration [...]

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