The Quest for an Event Registration System

I thought I had been assigned a simple task – To find an event registration system for a client that has an annual conference. The main goal of this group is to improve end user experience while still being able to incorporate their business requirements. Seemed like a day’s effort to me …. to research potential vendors, document […]

By Gayathri Kher | October 20, 2015
Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update – What Does It Mean To Your Association?

Yesterday, April 21, 2015, Google went live with the search algorithm that will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages. Let’s take a look at what this means to your Association: When was this first announced? Google released that they are experimenting with a new mobile friendly ranking algorithm in December 2014 and announced it officially in February 2015. What is this algorithmic […]

By Gayathri Kher | April 22, 2015
How To Make Event Check-In A Seamless Process

One of the burning questions that every meeting organizer wants the answer to is “What do my conference attendees want?” Attendees are demanding more value out of in-person meetings. Now more than ever, associations need to make meetings more interactive to enhance attendees’ conference experience and keep them coming back year after year.  So how do we […]

By Gayathri Kher | April 17, 2015
Live Streaming – Partnering for Success (Part 1)

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) based in Arlington, Virginia, is always looking to add new and exciting elements to their Annual Family History Conference. After the 2013 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the discussion to offer live streaming began. With only 10% of the their membership attending the annual conferences, the general consensus from staff and board was that […]

By Gayathri Kher | June 13, 2014
Process Documentation… Why do I need that?

As association IT staff, we are involved in a number of un-ideal tasks: running the graveyard shift, adopting last-minute design and functional changes to applications, dealing with what we view as unreasonable requests from members and other staff, to name a few. However these annoyances pale in comparison, to process documentation, a task the mention […]

By Gayathri Kher | October 25, 2013
Ease Your AMS Worries with the Use of a Good Consultant

Have you considered hiring a consultant to help you identify the ideal system for your association and help with the data conversion? If your nonprofit has a small staff, little technical expertise or limited time, a consultant may be just what you need. You’ll want to make sure the consultant you choose has relevant association […]

By Gayathri Kher | September 26, 2013
50 Questions to Ask AMS Vendors During Product Selection

Are you ready for a new Association Management System? If you just answered ‘YES’ or ‘MAYBE’ then read on… Finding the right AMS for your organization can be like Prince Charming finding Cinderella. Sure, you have a glass slipper – you know what you want. Now, how do you go about finding it? Listed below […]

By Gayathri Kher | September 18, 2013
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