Let’s Get Digital: 3 Strategies to Boost Member Engagement Online

As times change, so must the ways member-based organizations connect with their audiences. Let’s face it; traditional engagement methods alone are not enough to keep up. Thankfully, there’s good news: with the changing tides come opportunities to improve your content and optimize your membership growth strategies. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at […]

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Building Better CLE: Tips for Bar Associations

It can be difficult for many attorneys to find good Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to turn to! Recently, Vocalmeet attended ACLEA’s 58th annual meeting, which was dedicated to helping bar associations improve their professional development programs. Most states require a certain number of CLE hours each year […]

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Post-Purchase Service: Why It’s Crucial When Picking an LMS Vendor

As you consider which learning management system (LMS) to purchase, it’s important to not only think about its features and price, but also the quality of the post-purchase service the vendor you select provides. A vendor’s post-purchase service is crucial in ensuring that you are able to get the most out of your LMS and […]

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Why Member-Based Organizations Are Choosing to Host Their Own Continuing Education Programs

In our previous article, we looked at the Inadvertent Dangers of Outsourcing Your Continuing Education to Third-Parties; this time, we’ll be looking at how hosting your own continuing education content solves this problem! While there are pros and cons to each approach (third-party programs, your own programs, or a combination), hosting your own programs is […]

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The Inadvertent Dangers of Outsourcing Your Continuing Education to Third-Parties

When it comes to offering continuing education (CE) courses, associations typically have three main options: they can send their members to third-party learning sites, host their own programs, or offer a combination of both. For some associations, they choose to send their members to third-party eLearning sites for their CE courses. This is largely due […]

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Corporate vs Association LMS: Key Differences Explained

When it comes to choosing a learning management system (LMS), it is important to understand the differences between an association LMS and a corporate LMS. While both systems have similarities, there are several distinct differences that you should keep in mind. Association LMS vendors exclusively work with non-profit organizations. They enable associations to sell and […]

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Academic vs Association LMS: 4 Key Differences

Last time, we covered the differences between custom-built enterprise learning management systems (LMS) and association LMS; this time, we’ll be going over how academic systems differ from those made for associations. 1. Academic LMS focus on grades; associations focus on professional development First, let’s look at the core reason for each LMS. What is the […]

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SaaS vs Custom LMS: Which is Right for Your Association?

One of the biggest challenges an association leader can face when choosing a learning management system (LMS) is figuring out whether a custom-built enterprise LMS or software as a service (SaaS) LMS is best for them. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, so it can be difficult to decide which is the ideal system for […]

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Launching Your New LMS: 6 Steps for a Successful Rollout

There’s more to consider than just the software when it comes to launching a new learning management system (LMS). In fact, the implementation process is one of the most important aspects of a successful LMS project–and one that association leaders often overlook. Your LMS project can quickly go off the rails if it isn’t adequately […]

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: An Overview

You may have seen the term Learning Management System (or, simply, “LMS”) online before, but what is it? For starters, an LMS is a type of software that allows associations to administer, track, sell, and deliver their continuing education courses online. They’re the most effective and economical solution when it comes to managing your association’s […]

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