Thinking of Changing Your AMS?
5 Key Guidelines You Must Consider First

Webinar • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • 2:00- 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE


Investing in a new AMS can be costly and disruptive.  It can also prove disappointing if the new AMS fails to meet expectations.

It’s critical to consider key issues before you switch, including whether you can achieve business goals by remediating your current AMS. And if you do decide to switch, you need the right team and process to minimize costs (and risks) all the way from selection through implementation.

Take the first step now with trouble-shooting guidance from a leading association technology consultant.

Register now for Thinking of Changing Your AMS?  5 Key Factors to Consider.

In this 90-minute webinar, George Breeden from Hartman Executive Advisors presents the factors you must consider in deciding whether switching to a new AMS platform will really answer your objectives. 

What to know before you invest. You’ll learn how to evaluate your current solution and whether your system could be remediated rather than replaced. If a new system is in your best interests, the program provides a framework you can use select the right system and implement it most effectively.  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 whether—and how—to change your AMS, including how to:

  • Objectively evaluate your current system, vendor and your organization’s ownership of the solution
  • Define meaningful business goals for the new AMS
  • Create realistic business requirements that can be repurposed down the road for system acceptance and staff training
  • Build the appropriate selection team
  • Define an objective selection/decision-making framework
  • Reduce customization (and reduce project cost and risk)
  • Establish an effective business case and propose a reasonable budget for investing in a new AMS

Remember, switching systems can be costly, disruptive and fail to solve the issues you’re experiencing with your current AMS.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to evaluate five factors that can make all the difference in making the right decisions.

Register now for Thinking of Changing Your AMS?  5 Key Factors to Consider.

Meet Your Webinar Leader

George Breeden knows the nonprofit and association industry extremely well, having worked with over 100 nonprofits of every type, mission size and structure. It’s a perfect fit for him, because just as many nonprofit organizations need to focus on doing more with less. George is passionate about – and highly skilled at – maximizing the benefits of existing resources. As a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and active volunteer with ASAE, he understands how associations operate, as well as all they can accomplish, with straightforward tools, clear processes and strong IT leadership. George is a problem solver, plain and simple. He collaborates with his clients to explore their goals and understand their limitations. From there, he uncovers opportunities to make their processes more effective, more efficient and just easier. One of his specialties is helping associations leverage their data to improve prospecting and member retention. He’s also expert at finding ways for nonprofits to significantly increase their service levels without the need to add more staff.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to all organizations that use an Association Management System to track members, particularly those who are thinking about searching for a new AMS. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs, Executive Directors
  • CTOs
  • CIOs
  • COOs
  • Directors, Technology and Information

Don't wait, register your entire team today!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 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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