Past Events

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

As we close out 2022, we are sitting down with some special IT peeps to talk about some of the challenges we have faced the last two years and how you can take charge of your technology in 2023.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Assessing technology requirements to meet the needs of your organization based on available skills, resources, and budget
  • How will or can the economy, cyber security issues and world event impact technology in 2023.

 

The CIO Hour is the perfect platform for non-techies to ask questions and get straight-forward answers and insights into where technology is headed in 2023.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Alexa may be your friend or frenemy depending on how you look at it, but AI itself is already here and growing.  Does AI scare you? Do you wonder what AI really is or why you should care about it? Do you worry it may take your job away?  

This month we will explore and answer these questions as we delve into what AI is and what it is NOT.  

Join us as two AI experts discuss the benefits of AI and how you can utilize it to benefit your association.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Discover what kind of data you need to implement AI
  • Hear stories of how associations have used AI to engage, retain and grow their membership
  • Learn how AI technology can help future-proof your organization to ensure success and longevity
  • Find out how AI can augment your job, not replace it.

 

The CIO Hour is a monthly webinar designed specifically for non-tech association staff to boost their IT-IQ.

 

PANELISTS:

Evan O’Neill, Chief Growth Officer, Hum

Thomas Altman, Co-Founder, Tasio

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

What you don’t know can hurt you. Learn how key components in an IT contract can keep you and your association out of hot water. Hear what an association CEO, experienced in contract law and a software contracts attorney have to say about IT contracts and what you need to know before signing on the dotted line.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn important aspects in IT contracts including indemnification provisions, evergreen clauses, renewal caps and the rights to your data.
  • Discover how Cloud and SaaS services are changing the contract landscape and what you need to consider from security to privacy.
  • Determine how your insurance coverage can factor into IT contracts indemnity clauses
  • Gain tips to negotiate and use contracts for better vendor relations.

PANELISTS

Mark Roberts
CEO
TechServe Alliance

David E. Zerbee, Esq.
Co-Founder
Executive Counsel

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ANATOMY OF A BREACH

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Did you know in the past 2 years, 43% of all cyberattacks are performed on small business and nonprofits? The shift in strategy to focus on smaller organizations provides threat actors with easier targets – weaker security defense and a quicker turnaround for ransom. With such devastation, nearly 60% of small businesses fail within six months of a data breach.

Sit in on this one-of-a-kind webinar to hear first-hand experiences from an association that has gone through a breach and their lessons-learned to help you prepare for the inevitable.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Hear how an association COO and CIO navigated the rough waters of a security breach.
  • Find out the first critical steps you need to take to protect your organization.
  • Discover why it’s important to have a cybersecurity insurance and what type/s of insurances are necessary to protect you and your association.
  • Learn how to create an effective breach communication plan to address your staff, board, and members
  • Hear tips and tactics to fortifying your current systems
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GUEST PANELISTS

  • Villy Savino, VP Technology Transformation, CoreNet Global
  • Larry Bazrod, COO, CoreNet Global

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WHO LET THE DEVS OUT?

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Have you ever used a developer on a project? If you don’t exactly know what developers DO on your IT projects or have not had chance to meet and work them directly, join us for the CIO Hour where we take a fun and informative look at the roles of the developers on your IT team, be they in-house or consultants. We’ve invited two developers with years of experience with associations to explain it all!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The role of developers on association IT projects
  • Their role in the software development process
  • What bugs are and how you can help developers fix them
  • How you can work with them to improve the success of your future IT projects
  • Why some developers may seem scary but really aren’t

GUEST PANELISTS

  • Andrew Warth, Senior Software Engineer, 501Works
  • Josh Carlson, Founder & Chief Innovator, PerByte
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MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS 101

Thursday, July 07, 2022

A managed service provider (MSP) is a third-party company that remotely manages an association’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and end-user systems. Small and medium-sized associations and nonprofits hire MSPs to perform a defined set of day-to-day management services. These services may include network and infrastructure management, security, and monitoring.

MSPs are a great way to leverage more sophisticated technical help especially for smaller staff with limited tech resources.  Join us for an hour on how to engage an MSP and maximize the benefit for your association.  Panelists will include MSP experts and vendors.  

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why and how to use an MSP
  • How to better utilize your current service provider
  • How to assess an MSP
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MEMBER FIRST DESIGN

Thursday, Jun 02, 2022

We are diving into the story of how ASAE is using outcome driven innovation techniques to improve decision making related to internal system upgrades and improving member experiences.

Explore how ASAE’s recent member focused design exercises helped them break the cycle of designing systems for staff rather than members. Hear a lively exchange between ASAE and their consulting partner Yes& on how they worked closely together to reveal their truths and impact their members.  This approach could be applied by your organization to:

  • Solve members’ true problems to accelerate your mission
  • Discover the problems members face completing “jobs to be done” while using association systems and how to solve them.
  • Give members what they need rather than what you think they need.
  • Understand how to design systems that meet member needs.

Join us for this eye-opening story and discover a potential path for your association to advance its mission!

The CIO Hour: Fueling Engagement with Mobile App Platforms: May 2022

Fueling Engagement with Mobile App Platforms: May 2022

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with 3 leading mobile app platform providers as they discuss how to fuel engagement using mobile apps by utilizing marketing strategy and involving key stakeholders to improve success.

Masters Of Content – Going Beyond HTML & PDF To Deliver The Best Web Experience: April 2022

Masters of Content – Going Beyond HTML & PDF to Deliver the Best Web Experience: April 2022

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Face it – text is pretty boring. We all want to deliver first-rate content using video, audio and imagery but doing this wrong can lead to frustrated users, bad Web performance or losing your audience all together. Join us for a discussion on the tools the pros use to incorporate and tune these content types to keep your audiences engaged.

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5 Ways to Turn Your Members into an Army of Marketers Utilizing Social Media

Thursday, March 3, 2022

If your association has tons of great content sitting idle, this session can help you explore new avenues to get that content working for your association and engaging prospects, members and stakeholders more effectively.

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AMS/CRM Software Selection Survey – What People Really Think?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

If your association has tons of great content sitting idle, this session can help you explore new avenues to get that content working for your association and engaging prospects, members and stakeholders more effectively.
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Shaping Conversations Utilizing Your Communities

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Find out what people really think about the AMS/CRM selection process!
501Works has completed the first-ever survey on the AMS/CRM Software Selection process.  We queried over 200 association professionals, vendors and consultants to determine what’s working and what’s not.
The initial data from this survey will be released during this session of the CIO Hour. Learn the common pain points as revealed by all sides of the industry and be a part of the discussions on how to make this important process more effective for everyone.
 
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Cyber Security Issues and Insurance Implications – What you need to know for 2022 and Beyond

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The cyber insurance market has changed drastically in just the last five months, and you need to know how to position your organization for market increases and corrections. This webinar will cover the must-knows of IT cyber insurance woes and how best to mitigate them.

Hear lessons learned and best practices from a panel of experts that includes a CFO, CIO, Insurance Broker and Carrier.

IT Smack Down

IT Smack Down

DECEMBER 02, 2021

2020 & 2021 have been filled with unprecedented challenges. As we close out 2021, we are sitting down with some of the CIO’s favorite IT peeps to talk about some of the challenges we have faced the last two years and how you can take charge of your technology in 2022.

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AMSFest 2021

November 17, 2021

501Works’ CIO James Marquis presented a session on writing AMS Requirements at the November 16-19 2021 AMSFest in Washington, DC. It was the first live presentation for 501Works in two years!  It’s great to be back in the “live” world again.

We also had the opportunity to introduce our new AMS/CRM selection tool, Software Mage.

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Tips and Tricks for Creating Effective IT Software RFPs

November 4, 2021

From the vendor’s perspective

Writing a clear RFP that the vendors can use to understand and meet your association’s needs is your first step for successful IT project implementation. A panel of vendor experts share best practices they have seen in RFPs.

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Avoiding the Bachelor/Bachelorette Mentality During AMS/CRM Selection

Thursday, October 21

Just like the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows, AMS selection can be awkward, uncertain, and produce some cringeworthy moments.  This session will help you avoid the pain, speed up the process, and build better vendor relationships throughout the “selection” process so you can find your perfect “rose” in the sea of AMS/CRM systems. We’ll also share some hidden truths the vendors can’t tell you but wish they could.

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October

Super Spooky Cyber Security Issues and Insurance Implications

Thursday, October 7

The Must- Knows of keeping away from insurance woes when it comes to IT. Derek Symer, Principal, Senior Vice President, Director Non-Profit Practice for AHT Insurance joins us for this timely discussion.

For more information or to register please go to www.theciohour.com

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The CIO Hour: Insight 2022 - What's in Store for Meetings?

Thursday, September 9

The last 18 months have been quite a challenge and as we head into 2022 there continue to be challenges on the horizon. For this month’s Webinar we are lucky to be joined by Joe Colangelo, CEO and Co-Founder of Bear Analytics. Bear focuses on the data of events and through that lens Joe will share his insights about where we have been and where we are going in 2022 and beyond, whether your meeting is Virtual, Live or you are looking at Hybrid formats.

For more information please go to www.theciohour.com

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We’re presenting a session at ASAE’s Annual Conference entitled “Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Persuasion and the People Side of Implementations”. Please join us for the viewing of the session and the live Q&A on August 18th at 11:00 am to hear how we have used the powers of persuasion in our technology implementation projects prior to and during the pandemic.

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The CIO Hour: PCI in July

Thursday, July 15

Christian Fadel, CFO of Affinipay joins us for this hot summer discussion. Processing credit cards means PCI compliance and we are here to help! Learn about the latest in PCI requirements and how a modern payment processor can help with this critical function. We’ll also discuss how Finance and IT departments can work together to lower costs and increase security in the online purchase process.

To access topics, recordings, handouts from our past programs, please click here

AMS Fest 2021

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Please visit us on June 16, 2021 at AMSFest where 501Works will be conducting a “Partner Lightening Chat” from 2:10 pm – 2:25 pm ET. We’ll be introducing a new approach to help take the pain out of making an AMS selection.

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The CIO Hour: Trust but Verify

Thursday, June 3

Do you know when your Website goes down? Tired of members being the first to know? Learn about the low cost and free tools the pros use to monitor your IT from the outside. This webinar also covers: up-time and availability monitoring, server/website/web application performance monitors, validating TLS configuration and vulnerability scanners.

To access topics, recordings, handouts from our past programs, please click here

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The CIO Hour: Best Practices Using WordPress for your Association Website

Thursday, May 6

Not all WordPress is created equal. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of using WP for your website. This session covers the benefits of Plug-Ins like Elementor and Avada.

To access topics, recordings, handouts from our past programs, please click here

ASAE Association Xchange Program

501Works, in conjunction with AHT Insurance, will be presenting the April Association Xchange program “Minimizing Your Associations Cybersecurity Risk in 2021”, to the Greater Washington / National Capital Community on April 22, 2021 at 12:00.

Click here to watch a recording of the webinar

Virginia Society of Association Executives 2021

501Works, in conjunction with Ellipsis Partners, presented the program entitled “The Accidental CIO – IT Questions you need to ask to get your association technology to thrive”, to the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) on February 19, 2021.

AMS Fest 2020

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501Works presented a technical demonstration of our flagship product, Mojo Middleware, at AMSFest on November 19, 2020 from 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Mojo Middleware is an innovative approach to integrations and data management for your association software that brings more capabilities and efficiency to your everyday tools.

ASAE Technology and Conference Expo 2019

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501Works was at the ASAE Technology & Conference Expo, taking place December 3-4, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. for “Software Implementation and System Integration 101 for the Accidental Technologist” on Wednesday December 4th at 1:45 p.m.

AMS Fest 2019

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501Works presented at AMSfest on Wednesday November 6 at the opening session entitled “Software Implementation & System Integration 101 for the Accidental Technologist”

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Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of the presentation slides for “Software Implementation & System Integration 101 for the Accidental Technologist”.

Webinar 2019: The Accidental CIO

IT Questions you need to ask to get your association technology to thrive. Moira Edwards and James Marquis, two seasoned association pros, explored some key IT questions you need answered to help kickstart your 2019 goals.

ASAE's Technology Conference and Expo 2018

501Works introduced Mojo Middleware, an innovative approach to integrations and data management for your association software that brings more capabilities and efficiency to your everyday tools, at ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo, December 4 – 5, 2018, at the Gaylord International Resort and Convention Center.

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