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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

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Your membership base is the heart of your organization, no matter what type of organization you work for. Without your members’ engagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

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Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

Pivot Point: Reshaping Your Business When it Matters Most

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Last month Sheri Jacobs, founder of Avenue M Group, presented the webinar ‘ Pivot Point: Reshaping Your Business When it Matters Most ‘ For all of the great insights she shared, we recommend you tune and watch the webinar on-demand by clicking here.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

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How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial. In 1953, more than 95% of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. Recently, that number had decreased to a mere 30%.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

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Supporters, members, and donors are the lifeblood of your organization or association. They’re the very reason for your membership program in the first place. Needless to say, keeping them engaged is of paramount importance.

LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

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You’ve made your decision. Selected your LMS provider. Now comes implementation. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. Having a successful implementation can make or break the success of your platform and eLearning programs, especially initially.

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Where Does Your Association Fit in a Changing Postsecondary World?

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In the late 1990s, higher education and the importance of a four-year college degree started to change. The education systems themselves were not changing, but businesses were. It had been a national standard that in order to get a start a successful career you must first earn a college degree.

The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

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As has been discussed at length, for a number of years – the viability of associations is under attack and the relevance of many associations is in question.

Tips for Attracting a Younger Audience to Your Webinars

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Did you just come up with a brilliant idea for a webinar? Is your topic exciting and thought-provoking? You may have the most riveting webinar ever, but you probably won’t consider it a success if you don’t have an audience.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

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Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

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Your LMS is ready to launch. What’s next? Congratulations! You did it. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Now what? It’s time to announce your new learning platform and create some excitement while inviting your learners to check it out!

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

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Why does personalized learning matter for your organization? In 2018, we have access to personalized experiences throughout the day.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

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It’s Not in Our Budget. If you’ve never implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) before then it’s never been a part of your budget before.

Your Association’s Future: Generation Z

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For years we’ve been talking about Millennials. How they are different from previous generations. How to market to them. How to keep them – as employees, members, customers. While Millennials are still as important as ever, we can’t overlook the up and coming generation – Generation Z.

Increase Exposure & Maximize Revenue on eLearning Offerings this Holiday Season

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The holidays can be a hectic time of year for anyone. While many organizations have already started planning ahead for 2019, there is still plenty of time to take advantage of this upcoming holiday season.

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Webinar Recap: Changing Ho-Hum Online Training into an Exciting Learning Experience

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In the ever-changing world, one constant is the need to learn. With the ongoing developments of technology to facilitate learning, your association should be poised to take advantage of online learning opportunities.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

LMS Integration: Why is it important?

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You probably know what an LMS is – a Learning Management System. Maybe you’re already using one. You have tests, surveys, and certificates. You charge money for people to take your courses and track their progress. And so on and so forth. But is your LMS integrated? And why is that important?

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

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Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision. There’s the financial aspect. The time you’ll put into implementing the platform – adding courses, creating content.

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How to Use Webinars to Promote Your eLearning Programs

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What kind of pricing should we use for our webinars? How can we monetize our webinars? These are two popular questions we receive from our clients. There is no right answer. Every client is different, every audience is different, every webinar is different.

5 Benefits of Virtual Investigator Meetings

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Clinical trial training can be expensive. While traditional face-to-face meetings can have their benefits, they also cost more and are more time consuming. Virtual investigator meetings can allow for tremendous cost savings while increasing continuity and communication.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

The Top Reasons You Should Be Using Microlearning

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If you’re in the elearning industry, there is a pretty good chance you’ve heard the buzzword ‘microlearning’. Perhaps you’ve already started implementing microlearning into your overall elearning program. If you have not, or are still on the fence about starting to use microlearning at all, here are some of the top reasons to start! Reinforce or supplement formal training. According to a 2017 ATD Report , 81% of adopters cited this as the most common application.

Price Your eLearning Right

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Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. When we realize eLearning is not bound by the same constraints as in-person events, new opportunities multiply our revenue potential.

Sponsorships That Sell

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You have a lot more in common with your prospective sponsors than you may suspect. If you think about it, you both offer value, you both seek to be sustainable businesses, and you share a common target market.

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Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

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Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

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Emilio Arocho is a Washington, DC professional with over a decade of experience empowering nonprofit organizations by allocating their modest resources towards mission-focused digital transformation strategies. As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands.

Professional Learning in the Era of Netflix and Amazon

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What if I were to say, companies like Netflix and Amazon are your association’s biggest point of competition? For some, I suspect this statement catches them off guard and does not quite make sense.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. You need to actively encourage members to join without driving them away by being too pushy. The trick to striking the right balance?

Increase Value By Cutting Your Content

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No, that’s not a typo. If you intend to deliver real value through online learning, you’ve got to cut your content. Continuing education has become an information dumping grounds. This tendency is rooted in our live in-person session reflexes to give event participants bang for their buck.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Interview with an Expert: Laurie Frye, Cannon Financial Institute

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Laurie Frye is a Professional Education Coordinator at Cannon Financial Institute, where she has worked for the past 10 years. Over the years she has gained ample experience and knowledge in the professional education sector. How long have you been involved with professional education? Just over 10 years now. How did you get involved with the virtual and eLearning side of things? By default really. Someone left the company and I was asked to step up, and I’ve done it ever since!

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