Running a mid-size association successfully starts with having the right technology in place that sets the foundation you need to thrive, grow, and fulfill your mission – but it can be very overwhelming and stressful to make the right choice.
In the first session of Mastering Membership, an exclusive event series for mid-size associations, Ryan Costello, CSO, and Ana Loden, Sr. Account Executive at MemberSuite are joined by Brian Birch, COO at SIMA, and Chad Stewart, Founder and Chief Software Advisor of SmartThoughts, to cover considerations and best practices you need to know when searching for and choosing new association technology.
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About Our Panelist from SmartThoughts:
Chad Stewart is a 20 year veteran of the software industry. He is a speaker, technical writer, & thought leader in the application software space.
During his career in the association market, he has been involved in hundreds of software selection and advice projects. He has a diverse experience in multiple application software solutions including AMS Membership management software, Donor management, ERP, Marketing automation, and CRM software. Over the course of his career, he has taken on the role of certified engineer, certified implementer of multiple software applications, technical support, & managed numerous CRM software projects, ERP, Accounting, & membership management. He is currently the founder and chief evangelist charged with executing the SmartThoughts mission of his company which is to align executives who are searching for the right software solutions with vendor partners who provide the best fit. He has written numerous articles, software product reviews, membership comparison software pieces, & interviewed hundreds of software vendors who provide solutions for the association market. He is continually evaluating options which will solve the challenges of association executives. His greatest achievement has been assisting nonprofits, associations, & the business community in selecting the software organizations needed to provide sustainable returns.