Managing Your Members: Membership System Functionality and an Evaluation of Outsourcing

Webinar • Thursday, November 29, 2018 • 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET | Qualifies for 1 CAE


What functions belong in your member-data management system?

It depends on factors like your organization’s database requirements, membership levels, billing and payment frequency, publications, event management and more. And once you define the functions, Will you achieve them with in-house or outsourced options?

Now, an expert on strategic operations helps you take the guesswork out of creating the best membership system for your unique organization.

Register now for Managing Your Members: Membership System Functionality and an Evaluation of Outsourcing.

Leading associations and nonprofits rely on Steve Strickman for strategic guidance on optimizing the functionality of their membership systems. In this 90-minute webinar, Steve shows you how to create a data management solution that meets your own organization’s needs and integrates with your other systems.

How much to outsource? You’ll learn how to assess in-house and outsourced options for everything from data entry and web services, to full-service outsourcing for benefits fulfillment, continuing education, correspondence, system maintenance and other key functions. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on finding your own best options for managing member data, including how to:

  • Sharpen your focus on key data management systems and operational issues
  • Develop requirements that align with your unique association
  • Objectively evaluate and analyze outsourcing options
  • Assess differences in vendor offerings
  • Compare software and service vendors
  • Define the cost components and priorities to consider

Remember, analyzing all your options can create breakthroughs with how you manage member data. Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate your requirements and discover opportunities you may have overlooked.

Register now for Managing Your Members: Membership System Functionality and an Evaluation of Outsourcing.

Meet Your Webinar Leader

Steve Strickman formed SES & Company to assist publishing companies and membership organizations in strategic and operations planning, membership, circulation and fulfillment, information services, database publishing and new business development.  Many major publishing companies and membership organizations have been SES clients.    These include New York Botanical Garden, Hearst Magazines, Smithsonian, Harvard Business Publishing, Wildlife Conservation Society, and many more.

Steve has also been a consultant to software and service companies, including Palm Coast Data (PCD), where he was acting president for two years, Strategic Fulfillment Group and Advantage CS. 

He is best known as the founder and first president of CDS-Global, now the nation’s largest fulfillment service company.  CDS was acquired by the Hearst Corporation in the 1980s, after which Steve was a corporate VP of Hearst while also president of CDS and then Chairman for four years.  He was responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and maintenance of all fulfillment systems, including the SERV system. He was also the founding president of Charter Data Products, a company that marketed image based remittance processing hardware and software.

Steve originally entered the publishing business as vice president of MIS for Cowles Communications, publisher of LOOK Magazine.  He has a BS in Engineering from Lehigh University, an MS from New York University, and served on the graduate faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology.  In 2006 he received the Hall of Fame award from the Fulfillment Management Association.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to all associations and nonprofits, including:

  • Membership Directors
  • Finance Professionals
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Technology Professionals

Don't wait, register your entire team today!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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