Back to School 24×7

As Fall kicks off the school year for many students, it seems perfect timing to discuss education.  For many organizations, education is a year-round endeavor with more and more educational initiatives going online.   To learn more about online education trends, opportunities, popular technologies, & much more, check out our Online…

Promoting Member Volunteerism within Associations

Over 62 million people volunteer their time over the course of a single year in the United States alone (data from Bureau of Labor and Statistics). Many of these are volunteers at non-profit charitable organizations or fundraisers, churches, schools, etc. This type of service usually revolves around giving back to…

Technology Resolutions for 2018

On the way into work today, I heard a sad stat, “80% of New Year’s resolutions will fail by the second week of February!”  That is rather dismal, but perhaps the resolutions were too lofty or ill-conceived or simply never a real commitment from the beginning.  Whatever the case, we…

Technology and Learning: Associations headed in right direction

Our guest post today comes from Kristen Parker with Event Garde.  You can read her original post on the Event Garde Blog. Organizations of all sizes from multiple industries are using technology for learning. That’s according to Tagoras’ just-released Association Learning + Technology 2017 report. Tagoras conducted the survey in May and found…

Innovation in Event & Program Design

During October’s ISAE Trend Camp, Keynote Michael Miserendino, President of GravityDrive, and the “TED talk” presentation team focused on innovation in member and user experience when designing events and educational programs. For those of you who missed the Trend Camp last week in Carmel, we have captured a few key…

8 Steps to Successful Mobile Activation Workbook

According to a report by Forbes Magazine, “82% of Fortune 500 CEOs feel their organization did an effective job of strategic planning. Only 14% of the same CEOs indicated their organization did an effective job of implementing the strategy.” Clearly, a real execution gap exists between what we plan to…

Continuing Education: What? There’s an app for that?

While most organizations have an app to support their annual conference or a single large seminar, some have grokked the benefit of supporting all educational and engagement endeavors with a mobile app or mobile responsive EMS.  This seems intuitive; after all apps can help save resource time, cut paper costs,…

Mobile Myths You Still Believe but Shouldn’t

Tech myths on mobile devices and desktops

As an app builder, we hear a multitude of reasons both for and against harnessing mobile apps and technology in general for member engagement. Unfortunately, a few outdated beliefs regarding mobile technology and member usage have lived past their relevance. So we’re providing an update to clear the air!