We cover this process more in-depth in our comprehensive guide to finding the perfect association management software, but here’s an abridged version of the essential points to consider.
Remember that the best association management software can and should be used by everyone within your association, from administrative and leadership staff to members themselves.
Since everyone in your association will work with the software, you need to ensure that it meets everyone’s needs. For that, you need a diverse team that represents the breadth of your association to help you choose the right solution.
Consider finding team members from:
- Executive leaders, including your board.
- Membership program administrators.
- Accounting and finance departments.
- Members who sit on committees.
Though you might not be able to cover every aspect of your association’s operations on your team, make a special effort to invite a member representative. Not only will the member perspective prove valuable in your search, but you can also show your membership base that you’re intentionally working to make their experience better.