About our Authors

Combining Expertise with Market Knowledge:
Richard Spanier
Richard Spanier
President, Software Solutions

Mr. Spanier has over 25 years of IT and business management and development experience. Mr. Spanier has led large development projects in the telecom, accounting and finance, banking, and membership industries. His recent projects include membership and MRM/CRM software installations for some of the nation’s largest Automobile Clubs, telecom applications for state governments, and asset management applications for the banking industry. Currently Mr. Spanier sits on the board of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Government Technology Society and serves as chairman of their Federal Government Technology Committee. Mr. Spanier has a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Science from the University of West Florida and graduate work in both Systems Analysis and Business Administration.

Alan Moor
Alan Moor
VP of Motor Club Solutions

Mr. Moor joined the team in 1996 as an experienced developer in Oracle, PL/SQL, and PowerBuilder. He has been a team lead and project manager of many high visibility projects including lead on the roll-out of our membership management software MemberzPlus to a membership organization over five million members. Mr. Moor is an Air Force Veteran with 8 years of service and served on the board of the Turner Syndrome Society. Mr. Moor has over 25 years experience in software development in a variety of technical disciplines including Oracle and Java.

Devin Tisdale
Devin Tisdale
Business Development Manager

Mr. Tisdale joined the membership team in 2011 and is responsible for reaching out and developing new business opportunities for MemberzPlus. He is currently an active member and participant of the American Society of Association Executives, the Georgia Society of Association Executives, and the Technology Association of Georgia. Being an alumni from Georgia Southern University, he also brings relevant experience in Marketing along with Sales and Sales Management. During his time at Georgia Southern University, he held dual roles of Vice Presidency in both the American Marketing Association and Students in Free Enterprise, along with roles in the G.S.U. sales team for the annual 'National Collegiate Sales Competition' held in Kennesaw, GA. Mr. Tisdale also holds a very strong background in Information Technology, Association Marketing, B2B Marketing, and Social Media Marketing.

Blogs

Membership Renewal Billing for Retention

Looking for ways to retain members? Check out some of these tips from the MemberzPlus team

Welcoming and Integrating New Members

Looking for ways to greet new members? Check out some of these tips from the MemberzPlus team on welcoming and integrating new members

Tips to Promote your Membership through the Community

Looking to figure out how to get a little more involved locally through your membership organization? Take a look at some of the pointers we've listed!

Benefits of Using an Association Management Software

Learn some of the benefits of using an AMS like MemberzPlus for your membership organization.

Using Social Media to get Testimonials

Strategies are discussed on getting and sharing member testimonials.

Pinterest’s New Business Page

Pinterest released its new Business Pages, what's this mean for your association?

First Impressions

First Impressions are an important facet of membership new-joins. What's your association doing to strengthen this area?

Revamp Your New Membership Strategy

When's the last time you evaluated your membership strategy? Explore some of these tips!

Using Foursquare for Your Association

Tips to Help Deepen the Relationship with Your Members using Foursquare.

Retaining Members: Getting Back to the Basics

3 Tips to Always Keep in Mind when it comes to Membership Retention.

Using Videos to Gain and Retain Members

Using Videos to Gain and Retain Members

Driving Membership through Instagram

Is your association effectively using Instagram?

Why Pinterest is Good for Membership Organizations

What's so significant about Pinterest as it relates to clubs, associations, and membership organizations?

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Increase and Drive Membership

Using Social Media to Increase Membership

Leveraging Association Management Software to Increase Membership

Is your association effectively partnering Technology with Marketing?

The Importance of Mobile Marketing and Mobile MRM

The Importance of Mobile Marketing and Mobile MRM

SSL Key Conversion

Using OpenSSL to extract the certificate private key from a Tomcat keystore

Association Management Software Satisfaction Levels, 2012

Association Management Software Satisfaction Levels, 2012

Membership Retention in 2012

Key factors in relation to increasing membership retention rates and 'new-joins' in 2012.

JBoss6 Port Configuration

Using JBoss 6.1.0 bindings-jboss-beans.xml to set your web ports

JBoss6 Security

How to set up strong encryption in JBoss6

Multivariate Testing (A/B)

Creating alternate business workflows and measuring against your control.

PCI Compliance on the iPhone

Initial security findings to implement the the best possible security to protect our mobile transactions.