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Webinar: How Apps Are Changing the Association Landscape

By Katie Argueta on 16 October 2019

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Brad LaTour, COO, Clowder

Topics: Clowder News
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Apps are Here to Stay

By Sergei Dubrograev on 16 October 2019

A note from our CEO Sergei Dubograev:

Every now and again I hear people saying mobile is a fad. "Apps fail." "Websites and email are here to stay." Without being too disrespectful, what I want to say to those people is... good luck, because you’ll need it.

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Placing Your Top Website Resources Onto Your App

By Bridget Gorman on 9 October 2019

As far as the website vs. app debate goes, it’s not an Either/Or Situation - both are needed. Just as we always like to say – websites are for attention, apps are for retention. It’s time to put your website’s most utilized features and resources in a native app so your members can access them right through their phones. When it comes to keeping your association engaging, it’s important you know your people, what they need, and how to best deliver that.

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Your App: A New Reason for Members to Stay

By Katie Argueta on 3 October 2019

Membership retention is the name of the game when it comes to associations. With so many new resources and programs introduced in the market, how can you get members to stay and continue finding value in your organization? What can’t happen is remaining stagnant in your offerings and benefits. A lack of innovation will equate to a lack of interest towards your membership.

NEW Webinar: Web Forums Out, Mobile Forums In

By Katie Argueta on 30 September 2019

Date: Wednesday, October 2 @ 2 pm

Topics: Clowder News
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A Story of Native vs. Web

By Bridget Gorman on 25 September 2019

When your organization makes the wise decision to invest in an app, you have some choices to make. The most important being, “Should our app be native or web-based?” To help answer that, we've illustrated a helpful scenario:

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Best Practices for Mobile Forums

By Alexa Kade on 18 September 2019

As our upcoming webinar - Web Forums Out, Mobile Forums In (Oct. 2, 2 pm!) approaches, we wanted to dive into what makes an organization's mobile forums a success.

Forums through Clowder are user-generated and serve to continually engage your community. When a user creates a post, it opens up communication within the app. Readers are able to comment on, like and subscribe to content in the feed. Forums are the perfect way to get people talking and collaborating on a consistent basis, right on their mobile device.

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Are You Mobile Ready for 2020?

By Bridget Gorman on 11 September 2019

Mobile devices have become invaluable business tools and the primary channel people conduct many aspects of their personal and professional lives through. The proof is indisputable - mobile has overtaken desktop and apps have overtaken websites. Even back in 2017, a study conducted by Samsung to gauge mobility trends at the workplace found that 93% of respondents used cell phones at work to complete professional tasks, reporting they spend 33% of their workday using their phones. In the two years since then, it’s very likely those statistics have increased. 

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How to Generate Non-Dues Revenue with a Year-Round Mobile Membership App

By Katie Argueta on 6 September 2019

When McKinley conducted a recent survey identifying the association market's three highest priorities for the following year, the goal of generating non-dues revenue topped the chart. Increasing non-dues revenue allows for organizations to rely on alternative sources of income and not solely on membership payments. 

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Evolving Your Digital Strategy to Take Advantage of Mobile Trends

By Bridget Gorman on 28 August 2019

All organizations understand the necessity of a web presence. Your website is how your audience finds you and accesses the information, products and resources you provide. It should reveal a bit about your culture, your values and your personality. It’s an invaluable tool for communications and for personal and consumer transactions. However, nearly 80% of internet usage in 2019 is likely to be mobile, so simply having a good website isn’t enough.  

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