Tips for Launching a Digital Transformation in an Analog World

Why Transform? Years ago, we started working with an association that thought they wanted to upgrade to a progressive association management solution (AMS) like Altai’s. They only offered yearly memberships and hosted one event annually. Their membership was comprised of individuals who participated in a historical event, and their membership was declining. They weren’t looking…

Altai’s 4 Pillars of Commerce

Altai has built its Association Management System (AMS) on the foundation of three principles: Content, Commerce, and Community. Featured here is Commerce. While associations and nonprofits, by design, do not produce “profits,” they still need to generate revenues to function. Commerce is the backbone of an organization’s revenue stream. By definition, commerce relates to the…

2017 MM&C Conference Booth Prize Winner

At last week’s Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference put on by ASAE in DC, we were excited to have the opportunity to award our booth prize of a virtual reality headset to Jennifer Williams. Jennifer is the Marketing Manager for the Water Environment Federation, a membership and advocacy organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The Water…

CRM: An Evolution

CRM – The Full Scope When organizations implement a CRM, their top IT people focus on implementation and integration. Often the focus is kept on the technical aspects of the software, which is important for ultimate use, but unfortunately can lead to problems if the “big picture” is not taken into consideration. CRM is more…

Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn – What That Means for CRM

On June 13th it was announced that Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. This acquisition is part of Microsoft’s growing plan to expand its scope for its corporate customers. Career management, which is built into our product, has always been important to our clients and their…

Continuing Education: The Membership Booster

In today’s complex marketplace, professionals are looking for the best ways to get started in their careers, take their careers to the next level or switch careers completely. Debates are waged about whether to get an academic degree, pursue professional certifications or achieve some combination of the two. Regardless of the path chosen, there is…

Closing the Millennials Membership Gap

Altai attendees of the ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference came back surprised that the two main themes that emerged were: 1) Association Management Systems (AMS) were holding back many organizations’ progress; and 2) Membership rates are going down across all organizational demographics. On the surface there may not appear to be a direct link between these…