We know old habits can be hard to break. But at a time where new information is constantly coming in and needing to be dispersed immediately, people are getting over inundated with email (our emails are probably the 2,353,296,413th you've gotten about COVID-19, which just further drives our point 😉). We understand as member-based organizations, that's been the go-to method for communicating with members for decades. However, we can't stress this enough - you should be relying heavily on a membership app throughout this crisis instead. Here's why:
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How Mobile Helped ASI Shift Their Annual Conference into a Successful Virtual Event on (really) Short Notice
For more than 20 years, Advance Solutions International (ASI) has hosted their annual iNNOVATIONS conference for partners, clients and staff. The conference is a chance to strengthen their community, participate in training on new and evolving technologies and solutions, and recognize and celebrate the innovation and collaboration in the community through their global partner awards and coveted Great Things Awards for clients. It’s a fun conference with high energy and a full agenda.
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Our clients have really stepped up for their communities during the current COVID-19 crisis. This pandemic has caused numerous disruptions to member initiatives, events and other in-person interactions. Despite that however, they've been able to maintain a level of connectivity from afar through each of their respective membership apps. The use of mobile technology has played a key role in making this distance feel much more manageable.
We've sparked a lot of great feedback and discussions from this webinar. With everything going on, we wanted to spread the important messages and lessons from this presentation as much as possible. View and share now!
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“It’s important to note that social distancing does not mean social isolation.” Dr. Chaudhary (The New York Times)
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It’s no secret many organizations are currently in a state of scramble as they restrategize the cancelled events, meetings and educational opportunities they rely on each year to bring their members together. The Coronavirus has affected countless gatherings and continues to do so. What’s ultimately been brought to light throughout this tumultuous time however, is the power that technology solutions hold in being able to bring us together when congregating in person isn’t possible. A great opportunity to showcase adaptability has presented itself to organizations. How they’ll be able to handle these cancellations and disruptions in general will be very telling to members as they evaluate how prepared and capable the organization really is. To quote our COO Brad LaTour, "When this is all over, they'll remember what you did to help them during this crisis."
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By now, you’ve probably heard an array of information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. From the reports, data, stories, myths and theories - there’s a lot circulating out there. While it can be overwhelming, it’s important to stay in-the-know of aspects of the virus that could have a direct impact on you, your job, future plans or everyday life. For that reason, we felt compelled to shout out and applaud a few of our clients who are helping to provide that knowledge to their members.
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When you’re in your search for new technology solutions, some companies may claim to do everything desired for half the cost of better trusted solutions. But when you cut corners to shave down costs, you’ll always end up paying for that in the long run. While technology does not have to be outrageously expensive to be good, it is worth an investment in order to avoid wasted time and resources. The technology you put out to your community directly reflects your organization. You should aim to deliver the best experience.
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Our goal with this new video series is to present casual conversations about apps and the evolving trends we see around mobile engagement. We also want to make this collaborative, so after each video, we’d love to hear your thoughts as well as what questions or topics you’d like us to cover in our next episode. In the Clowder Demo app, there will be a new Clowder Convos Forum. You can use that thread to drop your questions, requests and responses there, or use the hashtag #ClowderConvos on Twitter!
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We talk a lot about influencers. I mean think about it, they're everywhere. Social media, the news, politics. Telling you what to buy, what's cool and influencing the actions you take. Clowder client Shelley Seavers from AGC San Antonio recognizes the importance of influencers. She sent out an email to 11 individuals she identified as potential app influencers to help drive engagement. Read more about her thought process and expectations below from our one-on-one interview.