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NetForum solutions for Hybrid Meetings

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As life and business slowly return to normal, many of us are moving from producing entirely virtual conference experiences to hybrid events.

Remote Work for Associations: 5 Real-World Techniques and Tips

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Gravitate Solutions has actively supported teleworking /remote work for our whole team from our founding in 2007. 85% of our people are located at one of our two office locations (Alexandria, VA and Springfield, MO) but we also have individual employees working in 6 states and 3 countries.

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Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance

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Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

Leveraging Virtual Event Platforms

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Covid-19 has changed the way associations engage with their members and the industry as a whole.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Embrace the Zoom boom – integrate it with your AMS

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These are remarkable days for Zoom, the online meeting platform – daily users soared from 10 million in December 2019 to approximately 300 million in April 2020.

Thinking of a new AMS? Key Considerations from Gravitate’s technology consultants.

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One of the questions we are asked most frequently is: “Should I upgrade my current system or should I start looking at a new AMS?”

Some good news when looking for a new AMS platform

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As our association industry, and all industries to be honest, struggle to deal with the current realities of our world, it is always important to highlight a little good news, wherever it is found.

Gravitate Solutions Announces Partnership with Americaneagle.com

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Gravitate Solutions is pleased to announce a partnership with Americaneagle.com, an industry leader in professional website design and development.

The Foundation of a Good Implementation is Accounting…

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I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of AMS implementation projects over my 19 plus years in the association industry. They always include a core of critical features, like customer management, membership management, and engagement tracking (events, marketing, committees, etc.).

Gravitate Co-Founders Featured in “Associations 4.0” book

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Meg and Tim Ward, co-founders of Gravitate Solutions, share insights on innovation, organizational culture and navigating the digital marketplace in Association 4.0 —An An Entrepreneurial Approach to Risk, Courage and Transformation.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

Digital Transformation—Once an Option, Now a Necessity

.orgSource

When do you stop having a choice? In May 2019, when the panel discussion below was first published in the.orgSource newsletter, digital transformation probably wasn’t top of mind for most association leaders.

Normal Left the Party—Survey Reveals Associations Want Her Back

.orgSource

What should we call it—the New Normal, the Next Normal, Another Normal? Please let go of normal. When the DJ stopped playing oldies, Normal left the party.

Strategy and Preparation Boost Your E-Learning IQ

.orgSource

Investing in a learning management system is no longer a choice. An LMS is much more than an enhancement to your website. It is essential equipment in a business environment that is challenging organizations to provide smarter, faster, and more engaging solutions for their customers than ever before.

Digital Transformation: Bringing Your Association Into 2021

Association TV

Well, that only took 70 years. ASAE recently released the final issue of their magazine, Associations Now. Magazines were the primary vehicle for association content up until about 20 years ago, but readership has been in steady decline for the last two decades.

From Problem Child to Genius—Energizing Chapters

.orgSource

The smiles are back! Yesterday the CDC announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated need not wear a mask in most circumstances. But wait. The comments on my Facebook page tell an interesting story. Everyone isn’t jumping on Open Table or heading to the movies.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Finding Stability in the ContinuousNext

.orgSource

Remember the good old days? Once every three years, you gathered the board and staff in a conference room with baked goods, a lot of caffeine, and a facilitator. They produced what was euphemistically called a strategic plan. Often this document had more in common with a laundry list than strategy.

A Publishing Strategy Makes Content Magic

.orgSource

What magic will– Define your association as the go-to source for education and career development? Engage members to click, like, share, download, purchase, and participate? Generate revenue, increase recognition, and build reputation? It’s a tall order, but no wands or capes are involved.

[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. At the core of the project is the 2021 Global NGO Technology Survey.

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Want To Innovate? Don’t Get Too Comfortable

.orgSource

A colleague recently confided in me that although her association is facing serious challenges, the board isn’t interested in learning how to govern more effectively. Her attempts to educate them are always met with resistance. You can guess where this group is headed.

Maximize the Marriage of Marketing and Technology by Understanding Trends

.orgSource

When marketing got hitched to technology and changed its name to MarTech, their relationship caught fire. That marriage is making an indelible impact on the way associations operate and their ability to engage with members.

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Can You Hear Me Now? Does good-quality audio really make a difference?

Association TV

Your members are listening. And if you want to interest, engage and inspire them, then what they hear is crucial.

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10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the seventh post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

How To Eat an Elephant—Byte-Size Advice for Making Your Next Big Technology Purchase

.orgSource

What does a technology investment have in common with a woolly mammoth? You guessed it: They are both a big, hairy deal. Whether you’re looking for a small, mid-sized, or major system, a lot is riding on that purchase. The stakes are more about success than money.

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Send Culture to the Door When Trouble Comes to Call

.orgSource

I frequently write the words digital and success in the same sentence. Technology is important. A weak infrastructure at the beginning of 2020 meant it was a very hard year. As much as I value electronic connectivity, culture or the human side of business will always be the imperative.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers. But membership dues, product sales, and web analytics are sinking deeper into quicksand. Even facing a dismal scenario like this, the decision to call for outside expertise can be difficult.

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January.

9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Text messaging remains a surefire way to get more eyes on your communications. In fact, over 95% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of delivery.

Be the Voice Your Members Want to Hear—A Content Strategy Makes It Happen

.orgSource

Siloed organizations used to be hard to manage; today, they are a real business liability. Success in the digital marketplace depends on a holistic approach—this is a mantra that I can’t repeat frequently enough. Systems, teams, and departments must all be directed toward common goals.

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Keeping Pace with Regulatory Change Management: Mid-Year Review & 2022 Forecast

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Keeping Pace with Regulatory Change Management: Mid-Year Review & 2022 Forecast. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST. Complimentary Webinar. Register Today. Register for this Complimentary Webinar from 360factors. By clicking ‘SUBMIT’ you agree to our Privacy Policy.

[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About How Nonprofits Use Email for Digital Marketing and Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising.

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10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the sixth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Why You Should Want to

.orgSource

My fascination with technology began when I realized it would help me become better at something I love—dealing with challenging problems. Originally,orgSource was focused on software and hardware solutions.

How Do You Measure The Value of Your Association's Products?

Association Analytics

Aside from membership, do you know the most valuable products your association offers? When we refer to products here, we are talking about products, services and content. Many organizations measure the success of their products by aggregate revenue, engagement numbers, and member feedback.

5 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Elliot Olson , Lead Web Strategist at Studio Anansi — website designs and digital strategies to empower mission-driven organizations and drive real results. Your website is your nonprofit’s digital home. It represents you online 24/7, bringing your work to life and motivating supporters.

2 Email Templates to Soft Launch Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Audrey Phillips , a customer success manager at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

What Have We Learned About Creating Engaging Meetings from Virtual Conferences?

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Heinan Landa (CEO of Optimal Networks ) asked me last week: As we’re slowly returning to the office and in-person meetings, what lessons from 15 months of virtual meetings should endure? It’s a great question.

Risk Libraries – an Exciting New Future for Risk Management

360 Factors

Risk libraries are quickly becoming a fantastic tool for banks that want to quickly upgrade their risk management frameworks. It is important to realize the role risk libraries can play in helping them not just mitigate risks better but also control risk management costs.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers. But membership dues, product sales, and web analytics are sinking deeper into quicksand. Even facing a dismal scenario like this, the decision to call for outside expertise can be difficult.

Are you getting the most out of your retention data?

Association Analytics

If you’re responsible for member retention, you have your renewal rate committed to memory, right? You are most likely doing everything you should -- calculating your retention rate on a regular basis, being consistent in your retention formula and sharing results with key stakeholders.

A Red-Carpet Approach Grows Dynamic Industry Partnerships

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You wouldn’t go to the bank for a loan without a fine-tuned business plan or approach a fundraising prospect for a major gift before learning everything you could about their interests.