Forty-five percent of Americans will take a vacation this summer. Hopefully this number includes you! While the season offers a much needed opportunity to relax, unplug, and enjoy our families, for many of us, it’s also a time to refocus and look to the future. You may not envision yourself curled up on the beach with the latest industry whitepaper or association research, and that’s okay. But, in the event it’s your thing, we’re here to help with our summer reading list, chock-full of the latest research and actionable tips and tricks to get the most out of your organization’s online learning programs.

Member Professional Development Study

We dug deep to find out what matters most to members when it comes to learning. By surveying 1,000-plus members and more than 100 assocation professionals, we learned how each values professional development, the most important aspects of an education program, where members go for their training needs, and how members prefer to pay for their continuing education. It’s a must read.

AIPLA Customer Success Story

A great place to start when developing a successful education program is to delve into what’s working for other associations. Learn how the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) delivers it’s continuing legal education (CLE) offerings to members using Abila Freestone and its integration with Abila netFORUM Enterprise for a streamlined member experience.

The Complete Guide to Webinar Planning

Does your organization host webinars? Would you like to, but don’t know where to begin? Look no further than this guide. It offers an overview in the form of detailed checklists covering everything from what to do three months before the webinar to how to wrap up in the week following the event.

The Savvy Association’s Guide to LMS Success

Choosing the right LMS can be an overwhelming experience. Even more difficult is avoiding the urge to simply check off feature boxes. Allow this shopping guide to take out the guesswork. You’ll learn the six “must-haves” for a successful LMS and member experience, including how to ensure optimization of the software and what to look for in an integration.   

2017 Association Predictions

With the fast and furious start to the new year, you may have glossed over our 2017 predictions. Still relevant today, take a moment to see what the future holds for associations and how to take action for a successful last half of 2017 and beyond.

Can’t get enough? Check out the Abila Resource Library for more case studies, research, plus a selection of infographics and webinars.