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Customer Success Story: Mariposa Community Health Center

   11.21.17|

When it comes to doing business effectively, technology is one of the biggest assets in which a nonprofit organization can invest. Staff members gain valuable time back into their busy schedules and nonprofits perform at their best when data is streamlined and easily accessible.

Here are three benefits your organization can gain by implementing true fund …

Are You Targeting Millennial Learners?

   11.9.17|

The Millennial generation – of which I’m a proud card-carrying member – has certainly been a hot topic in the last couple of years. As the largest working generation, we’re shaping how associations recruit, engage, and retain membership. Smart association leaders are quickly realizing that continuing education programming is an offering highly valued by us …

“Association Learning + Technology” Report: Key Takeaways

   10.4.17|

I’m a numbers girl, it’s true. Data tells such a rich story when used appropriately, and can really be a guide to so many decisions we all make daily. As influencers in our organizations, it’s crucial we have the data in our back pocket to justify spending allocations, strategies, and execution.

Community Brands recently sponsored a …

Data Hygiene: Get Personal

   9.25.17|

Your organization’s data can be your best friend or your worst enemy – depending on how you prioritize and strategize. When maintained and managed well, your dataset can provide valuable insights into your constituents, their behavior, and their relationship with your organization. On the other hand, if there are a few more cobwebs in your …

A Tribute to September 11

   9.11.17|

I feel a very strong responsibility to remind others the importance of this day – paying respects to all the great men and women who lost their lives during and after the tragic attacks of 9/11/2001. Though this was 16 years ago (and sometimes it feels like yesterday), there are still many ways to give …

A Game Plan for Continuing Education Success

   9.1.17|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – It’s football season! As soon as I flip my calendar to August, the countdown begins and I wait in anticipation to see how the off-season has cultivated my team (Hook ‘Em Horns!) for success. For the next few months, you’ll find me cheering on the sidelines …

Stay Empowered to Conquer EOY Fundraising

   8.22.17|

We’re officially half way through August and as a nonprofit professional, that means it’s “GO TIME!” From now through December, nonprofit organizations like yours will be vying for attention (and dollars) from your biggest advocates, donors, and corporations. From email campaigns to social media there are many ways to magnify your voice, however, it doesn’t …

What’s Driving Member Loyalty?

   8.21.17|

Last year we released our first Member Engagement Study, where member attributes and perspectives were identified to help associations increase member engagement. Now that Abila is a part of the Community Brands family, our commitment to associations continues – as does our research!

We recently surveyed more than 1,000 association members across the spectrum of age, preferences, …

Don’t Get Stuck in the Continuing Ed Tech Vicious Cycle

   8.11.17|

One of the hardest tasks as a continuing education provider is maintaining confidence in your learning management software (LMS). Some of you are currently stuck in the vicious cycle: investing in new technology, feeling really proud of what you’ve accomplished – then shortly thereafter realizing there’s a new tool or technology that offers more. Way …

2017 Tech Trends: Pulse Check

   8.1.17|

Each year, I look forward to hundreds of journalists’ predictions for the upcoming year’s hottest technology trends. Though they always sound promising, it’s important to keep a pulse on how they’re faring as the year progresses – especially in relation to your nonprofit or association.

Here are some 2017 tech predictions from Forbes, and how some …