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The Dos and Don’ts of Getting Employees to Adopt New Technology

The Dos and Don’ts of Getting Employees to Adopt New Technology

Even if it will benefit them and ultimately make their jobs easier, as a general rule, most people are initially resistant to change. We just don’t like it. We get comfortable with how we’ve always done certain tasks, and the thought of doing them differently can cause some members of your team anxiety. We’ve certainly encountered this type of culture when we’ve helped our association customers implement new AMS systems.

As with any change, it’s important to recognize and address any concerns employees have about a new technology solution. Even more important, you need to explain the rationale behind making the change and highlight all the ways that they will benefit in terms of doing their jobs more efficiently. And let them know they will be supported in making the transition to the new technology solution. We’ve always prided ourselves on providing world-class customer support before, during and after associations implement Fonteva For Associations.

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3 Tips for Tackling Data Management & Marketing

3 Tips for Tackling Data Management & Marketing

“Stop paying lip service to data and start actually tackling it.” Corinne Sklar’s recent post for MarketingProfs.com bears this title. And it’s a sentiment to which I can certainly relate. In our experience, some organizations talk a lot about better data management, but they do very little to make sure this actually happens. Good membership data doesn’t just materialize on its own. Associations need to put processes in place to ensure that data is well-maintained.

Good data management policies and practices are particularly important at time when marketing campaigns are only as successful as the data used to implement them. As Sklar observes, “marketers need to deliver the right message to the right customer at the right time. Without trustworthy data, that level of personalization is nearly impossible.” She offers these tips for tackling your data and setting the foundation for marketing success:

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Managing Absence & Disability in Your Association’s Workplace: 2 Trends to Watch in 2016

Managing Absence & Disability in Your Association’s Workplace: 2 Trends to Watch in 2016

As we’ve worked with our association customers through the years, it’s become evident that their roles as employers are equally important as their roles as organizations representing specific industries and professions. One of the benefits of working with a cross-section of organizations is that we’re able to monitor a variety of trends that may be relevant to the nonprofit sector as a whole. A case in that point is our customer the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

In a recent interview with HR Drive, DMEC Chief Executive Officer Terri Rhodes highlighted five pivotal disability and absence management trends to watch this year. There are two that I would like to summarize for your reference:

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Calling All Innovators

Calling All Innovators

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
—Steve Jobs

Most organizations strive to be in the former category. I feel certain that all of our association customers want to be leaders and innovators in the professions and industries that they represent. However, the desire for innovation doesn’t make it so.

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