Higher Logic Super Forum 2018 Lessons Learned

The Higher Logic Super Forum is one of today’s fastest growing industry events. Attendees are always eager to learn and hungry for new ways to engage with members. We were honored to again be a Platinum Sponsor of the event and would like to take a few minutes to reflect on some highlights. Don’t Bite…

Latest 365 Platform Enhancements

As an association business platform that uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 as its foundation, we wanted to let you know what some of the latest enhancements to the platform include: Enhancements to Dynamics 365 applications include hundreds of new capabilities across Marketing, Customer Service, Portals, Omni-channel Engagement Hub, Field Service, Project Service, Social Engagement, Finance and Operations,…

Combating the Threat to Certifying / Credentialing Organizations

Alarm bells are sounding around the country regarding proposed reform legislation affecting occupational licensing. While the spirit of these bills may be to protect public interests, the reality is that the language used often models anti-occupational licensing or anti-certification themes sponsored or endorsed by special interest groups. The concern has become so prevalent that the…

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…