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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


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


Top Rated AMS: 9 Reasons Why Novi is Ranked #1
Top Rated AMS: 9 Reasons Why Novi is Ranked #1

When we were first asked to build an AMS from the ground up, we made it clear to our advisory board that we didn't want to "sell" the software. Instead, we wanted to focus on customer service and solving problems for associations with such an intensity that our customers couldn't help but refer... Read More >>

06/6/2019


Membership Management Tools: 8 Software Features to Know
Membership Management Tools: 8 Software Features to Know

Software for managing memberships can incorporate a very wide array of features. Some features are considered core to the function of almost all organizations, while some others may only be important for a smaller subset. Are you ready to learn about our favorite membership management... Read More >>

05/30/2019


The Ultimate Guide to Membership Management Software
The Ultimate Guide to Membership Management Software

Membership Management Software, often referred to as an Association Management System (AMS), is a collection of software products designed to manage the relationship between a nonprofit organization (association or Chamber of Commerce) and its members. Said more succinctly, it is the technology... Read More >>

05/16/2019


Webinar Recap: Tech Tools to Make You Immediately More Productive
Webinar Recap: Tech Tools to Make You Immediately More Productive

We all want to get more accomplished; be more efficient; work smarter instead of harder; and lots more clichés about modern productivity. However, too many of us seem to be stuck in “I don’t have time to think about that right now” mode. Overcoming Obstacles To Being More... Read More >>

05/14/2019


Tech Tools for Associations
Tech Tools for Associations

Mike Pennington, CAE presented "Tech Tools to Make You Immediately More Productive" in concert with ReviewMyAMS.com. Tech Tools for Associations that Make You Immediately More Productive from Novi AMS Read More >>

05/8/2019


QuickBooks Desktop: Going out of Style Like VHS Tapes
QuickBooks Desktop: Going out of Style Like VHS Tapes

Pete Zimek, CEO of Novi AMS and a QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, shared his thoughts on Intuit's transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online with the Strategic Non-Profit Alliance (SNAP) and accountants from James Moore & Co. QuickBooks Desktop: Going Out of Style... Read More >>

04/25/2019


2019 Message from Our CEO
2019 Message from Our CEO

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Novi family. What was simply an idea a few years ago has now become a rapidly-growing movement. Since that first strategic planning session at AAGO where the idea of a new type of AMS was conceived, we have worked with... Read More >>

02/19/2019