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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Webinar Recap: 5 Powerful Growth Strategies to Boost Non-Dues Revenue for Your Association in 2022 and Beyond

  Whether you missed the original livestream or want to watch it again, you’re in luck! Vocalmeet, the CPA (Canadian Psychological Association), and the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) partnered to bring you a fantastic discussion on growth strategies for associations in 2022 and beyond—a discussion you can catch online now! You can watch […]

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5 Things NOT to Leave Out of Your LMS

  Modern eLearning provides professionals with a seemingly endless supply of courses, workshops, and certifications. Many industries require (or at least recommend!) that professionals frequently update their training, and most associations now offer their members some form of continuing education as a benefit to membership. How should organizations host their continuing education content? With Learning […]

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How to Bring Your Association Closer to Your Members

  When you network with other members, you really get to experience the sense of community this form of bonding brings. Association members share common goals, and events allow you to build relationships built on these mutual interests. Networking only accentuates this, emphasizing the value of unity an association can bring. Not just that–frequent networking […]

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Virtual Events vs In-Person Events: Which Should You Choose in 2022?

  As public health restrictions begin to ease, every association finds itself grappling with three options when it comes to hosting events: virtual, in-person, or hybrid? And, while many people are itching to return to in-person events, the health and safety of both staff and attendees remains the primary concern for everyone involved. So…how does […]

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