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3 Ways To Use Google MyMaps with Member Data
3 Ways To Use Google MyMaps with Member Data

Online mapping tools are web-based programs you can use to generate custom maps using location data. These tools are used to create a wide variety of map types, such as heat and survey maps. Many mapping programs are free or have a free trial version. Today, we'll cover how associations can use... Read More >>

04/8/2020


How To Create Member Maps with Google MyMaps
How To Create Member Maps with Google MyMaps

Step 1:Export your Member Data Determine what data you want to visualize. Depending on your organization’s needs, you may want a simple snapshot of all members, or segment it down into certain member types or attributes (remember, whatever data you choose, you’ll need physical... Read More >>

04/8/2020


How One Chamber Led Its Community Through the Coronavirus Crisis
How One Chamber Led Its Community Through the Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a need for organizations to quickly find ways to support their members' most basic needs. Many associations and chambers of commerce are uniquely suited to help bring people and organizations together (even at six feet apart). Restaurants and other small... Read More >>

by Pete Zimek
03/18/2020


Tools for a Healthy Remote Environment
Tools for a Healthy Remote Environment

We recently held a roundtable for our customers on taking their associations remote. In conjunction with our own remote techstack, we asked our customers what tools they used to help create the following list: Tip: Whatever is most familiar to your staff is going to be the easiest to transition... Read More >>

03/18/2020


QuickBooks Plus vs QuickBooks Advanced
QuickBooks Plus vs QuickBooks Advanced

With so much Intuit marketing behind QuickBooks Online Advanced, people often ask me if it's truly worth it. Like so many other things in life, "it depends." If your books are pretty straightforward, then the “Plus” tier should work well. If your books are more complicated or your... Read More >>

by Pete Zimek
03/16/2020


Using Live Chat to Deliver a More Personalized Member Experience
Using Live Chat to Deliver a More Personalized Member Experience

The following was originally posted to ASAE's Collaborate as a response to a question about live chat. A number of our Novi AMS customers have been having a lot of success using LiveChat to communicate with their members. Internally, we have had a ton of success using Intercom to communicate... Read More >>

by Pete Zimek
11/7/2019


Email Deliverability: Getting Members to Read Your Emails
Email Deliverability: Getting Members to Read Your Emails

Communicating to members via email is a hot topic in the association and chamber space -- and it's no wonder! Email marketing has been shown to have higher conversion rates than both social media and search engines. Communicating effectively with your members via email is a key marketing... Read More >>

10/16/2019


Remote Work: How to Create Happier Employees Who Get More Done
Remote Work: How to Create Happier Employees Who Get More Done

Working remotely can be an amazing opportunity for organizations and their employees. However, working at home isn't for everyone. Pete Zimek, CEO of Novi AMS, has been working remotely for over two decades. He shared his thoughts with the Florida Society of Association Executives at their 2019... Read More >>

09/29/2019


Chamber of Commerce Software: What Your Community Needs
Chamber of Commerce Software: What Your Community Needs

If you’ve ever needed services from a business, it’s likely that you’ve looked up companies in your local chamber of commerce directory. When you help run a chamber of commerce yourself, this means you’re part of a business network for local companies that intends to serve... Read More >>

08/2/2019


Association Websites: Choosing and Using the Best Builder
Association Websites: Choosing and Using the Best Builder

When your association’s members want to login to update their information, register for conferences and other events, or explore new offerings available to them, they know just where to look—your website! Your association’s website serves as the hub for news and professional... Read More >>

08/2/2019


Trade Association Management Software: What Your Team Needs
Trade Association Management Software: What Your Team Needs

Your trade association is dedicated to providing your member companies with opportunities to advance in their industries, promote the valuable products or services they provide, and help their employees grow in their careers. Managing your members’ information and providing them with the... Read More >>

07/7/2019


AMS Integrations: 5 Connections Your Association Needs
AMS Integrations: 5 Connections Your Association Needs

Your association succeeds whenever you’re able to expand programming for your members, utilize the strengths of your team members to simplify the management process, and save time and energy. The right software solutions will help you achieve these goals so that you can spend time on... Read More >>

07/7/2019