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Concerned about Community Brands? I recommend watchful waiting

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard that Community Brands recently acquired YourMembership, Abila, and Aptify. And as of 9am this morning, they’ve also acquired Nimbleuser. That’s four significant and independent AMS providers now under one umbrella company. I’ve had many people ask for my thoughts on this activity in our space. My advice? Watchful waiting. What

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Focus on User Experience Demonstrates Maturity of Industry

I had the opportunity to attend the Abila Users and Developers Conference (AUDC) last week in Austin. During the roadmap session on future enhancements to their netFORUM product, Abila outlined that they would be enhancing the user interface for staff, as well as focusing on a better user experience for customers. This is all good news.

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The rising importance of Learning Management Systems

I work with associations of all sizes, ranging from zero staff (all-volunteer run) to over 700 staff. One thing I’ve noticed over the past couple of years is that, regardless of association size, more and more associations are seeing an increasing demand from their members for online learning. As a result, more of my clients

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