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ICYMI: Our Special Report on COVID-19 Strategies Webinar

By Brad LaTour on 1 April 2020

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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Social Distancing, Not Social Isolation

By Katie Argueta on 31 March 2020

“It’s important to note that social distancing does not mean social isolation.” Dr. Chaudhary (The New York Times)

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How Clowder Apps are Keeping Communities Intact & Informed

By Katie Argueta on 16 March 2020

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."

Topics: Clowder News
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How Clowder Apps are Keeping Users Updated on the Coronavirus

By Katie Argueta on 6 March 2020

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.

Topics: Clowder News
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Better Mobile Technology is Worth the Cost

By Bridget Gorman on 27 February 2020

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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Welcome to Clowder Convos!

By Katie Argueta on 24 February 2020

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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How AGC San Antonio is Utilizing App Influencers

By Kelsey Druggan on 11 February 2020

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.

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Don't Overthink Mobile

By Bridget Gorman on 6 February 2020

Many organizations have trouble pulling the trigger for large initiatives because they want assurance that the ROI will be worth the manpower and money it will take to launch. They want assurance that their staff won’t be overwhelmed and that their tech team has the bandwidth to provide support. While these are valid concerns, our advice when it comes to contemplating mobile is simple – don’t overthink it. Trust us, your members want an app.

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Feature Both Entertainment & Utility in Your Membership App

By Bridget Gorman on 29 January 2020

When considering a mobile solution, some organizations have a hard time wrapping their heads around what exactly their members will do with an app. In their attempt to justify the investment, they want to know what functions their members will consider “worthwhile.”

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ABCA's App Launch Playbook

By Bridget Gorman on 15 January 2020

In Fall 2019, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) launched its mobile app, My ABCA, to its 12,000+ members. Their promotion of the app, execution of its launch and commitment to user on-boarding is illustrative of their dedication to their membership value and to exemplary service. Earlier this month, ABCA welcomed 5,000 of its members to Nashville for its annual conference (#ABCA2020) where they discussed coaching strategies, networked and learned from other coaches and companies who love the game of baseball and have built their livelihoods around it.

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