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Tips and Tricks for Creating Effective IT Software RFPs

Writing a clear RFP that allows the vendor to understand and meet your association’s needs is the first step to a successful IT project implementation.

Find out what vendors go through and get their suggestions on what you can do to make your IT Software RFP more readable, concise, and useable so that vendors can provide you with a response that is tailored to best meet your organization’s needs…

A panel of industry vendors reveal their truths about what makes for a good RFP for various IT projects including: website redesigns, AMS/ CRMs, event platforms and custom solutions.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn key components to include in your RFP that can help vendors better visualize and ultimately meet your needs
  • Why having an emphatic approach to vendors can help you shape the relationship from the selection process through final implementation.
  • How to write concise requirements and summaries in your RFP that attract attention and get great responses to your RFP.

Join us for this lively discussion and prepare for RFP success in 2022.

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Attend to Earn CAE CreditsAs a CAE Approved Provider for the educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.0 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

How to Submit Questions

The CIO Hour will be recorded each month in case you miss it. However, we hope you attend and engage with the industry experts and other participants regularly so you continue to boost your IT-IQ.


CAE

Attend to Earn CAE CreditsAs a CAE Approved Provider for the educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.0 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

How to Submit Questions

The CIO Hour will be recorded each month in case you miss it. However, we hope you attend and engage with the industry experts and other participants regularly so you continue to boost your IT-IQ.

The event is finished.

Cost

Free
  • CAE Credits: 1.0

Date

Nov 04 2021

Time

Eastern Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers

  • Ana Loden
    Ana Loden
    Senior Account Executive, MemberSuite

    Ana has worked for MemberSuite since 2012. She specializes in assisting non-profits with AMS selections. With 5 years of previous experience in the engagement industry, it was a natural fit to work with associations. She’s a graduate of Auburn University, lives in Atlanta, Ga with her husband and Siberian Husky.
    Fun fact: Her first job out of college was working 5 years for 4 radio stations in North Alabama. She sold, wrote and recorded commercials for local advertisers.
    MemberSuite is the premier software provider of association management and event technology solutions for nonprofits. With an intense focus on wowing our customers, our mission is to build innovative software solutions that empower organizational leaders to grow their businesses through highly effective engagement.

  • Bryan Clark
    Bryan Clark
    Director of Business Development, Matrix Group Intl.

    Matrix Group International Inc. is a leading interactive agency in the Washington, D.C. area, serving associations and non-profits. Using state of the art Web technologies, we help clients promote their organizations, streamline their business processes, improve staff productivity, expand market reach, and position them for success. We want you to be the best organization you can be so that you can make the world a better place.

  • James Chen
    James Chen
    President/CEOMemberPlex

    About MemberPlex
    MemberPlex is the only comprehensive PaaS (Platform as a Service) AMS on the market unifying membership data, nonprofit financials, event and committee management and more together in the cloud for real-time visibility into the health of your organization. The last AMS you’ll ever need, MemberPlex drives revenue and member engagement through streamlined operations and best-in-breed robust reporting allowing associations of any size gain actionable insights for strategic decision making with the ability to add features and functionality as you grow and scale, now and into the future.

    About James Chen
    James Chen, Founder and CEO of MemberPlex and Aura Innovative Technology, has more than 20 years of experience working with associations supporting a variety of end-to-end projects to optimize technology to support their missions. James technical acumen and consultative approach give him a unique ability to lean on industry leading practices while delivering agile and personalized solutions to each association he works with.

  • James Marquis
    James Marquis
    Chief Innovation Officer and The CIO, 501Works

    James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. James possesses excellent communications skills allowing him to function as a trainer, technology evangelist and to bridge the divide which frequently exists between functional business units and information technology specialists. Coupled with his ability to deep-dive into technology, these key skills allow James to operate across department lines and organizational levels to better integrate technology with the strategic and tactical needs of an organization

Hourly Schedule

Nov 4

2:00 - 2:15
First 15
Hot Topics
2:15 - 3:00
Fast 45
A safe, free space to learn
Speakers:
James Marquis
James Marquis
James Marquis
Chief Innovation Officer and The CIO, 501Works
James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. James possesses excellent communications skills allowing him to function as a trainer, technology evangelist and to bridge the divide which frequently exists between functional business units and information technology specialists. Coupled with his ability to deep-dive into technology, these key skills allow James to operate across department lines and organizational levels to better integrate technology with the strategic and tactical needs of an organization
501Works

Organizer

501Works
Email
info@501works.com
Website
http://www.501works.com
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