NiUG Hosts Seventh Discovery Conference in Philadelphia, Draws More than 300 Attendees

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NiUG International, the largest independent, volunteer-run user group in the not-for-profit software industry, today announced that its seventh annual Discovery Conference, held September 12-14 in Philadelphia, PA, attracted more than 300 iMIS users this year. Attendees participated in 55 educational sessions (including a new demo track), training classes and networking events. The developer of iMIS, Advanced Solutions International (ASI), is the largest, privately-owned global provider of web-based member software for associations and fundraising software for not-for-profits.

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NiUG has done a great job of expanding the Discovery Conference ... Each year, we look forward to meeting with our customers to get their valuable feedback, better understand their needs, and show them what we have in development.

NiUG International, the largest independent, volunteer-run user group in the not-for-profit software industry, today announced that its seventh annual Discovery Conference, held September 12-14 in Philadelphia, PA, was one of the most well-attended and successful events in its history. More than 300 iMIS users and partners participated in 55 educational sessions (including a new demo track), training classes and networking events. The 15th annual iMIS User Group event also attracted 33 sponsors, including ASI and iMIS technology partners, resellers and consultants.

“In 1997, ASI held the very first iMIS user event for our customers,” said Bob Alves, ASI Chairman and CEO. “In 2005, we handed the reins over to the independent NiUG organization and they’ve done a great job of expanding the Discovery Conference to include a full day of in-depth training,” he added. “Each year, we look forward to meeting with our customers to get their valuable feedback, better understand their needs, and show them what we have in development. More than 1,000 organizations have been with iMIS for over 10 years and, for ASI, it’s all about creating “customers for life.” These user conferences help our customers achieve their organizational goals and we’re proud to be a part of them.”

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

GREAT THINGS AWARD: ASI recognized numerous customers who are using iMIS to help them further their missions and accomplish “great things.” This year’s recipients included:

— Asphalt Green
— The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc.
— Carolinas AGC
— CompTIA
— The Executives Club of Chicago
— The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s Vet Dogs
— National Recreation and Parks Association

JOHN HOWARTH MEMORIAL AWARD: Bruce Wilson of McGladrey LLP received the 2012 award for representing NiUG’s mission with passion, persistence, optimism and grace under pressure.

iMIS 20 PREVIEW: ASI announced the all-new iMIS 20 Engagement Management System (EMS). Built from the ground up with native web content management capabilities, iMIS 20 provides customers with the state-of-the-art self-service, personalized information, and social networking tools they can use to engage constituents anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Resources
To become a NiUG International member, organizations can apply online, contact membership(at)NiUG(dot)org, or call +1.866.301.6484. Options include Regular memberships (for iMIS user-based organizations), Associate memberships (for authorized iMIS solution providers or consultants) and Vendor memberships (for firms offering products or services to the NiUG community that do not qualify for associate membership). Staff within NiUG member organizations can take advantage of all member benefits, including reduced rates for training and conference registrations.

ABOUT NiUG

NiUG International is the largest independent, volunteer run users' group in the not-for-profit software industry. Started as a grassroots organization in 1996, NiUG exists to advocate for, educate and connect Advanced Solutions International's iMIS users. The key to the organization's growth and stability is membership participation and leadership by the volunteer board of directors. The purpose of NiUG is best stated by its motto: "Share, Compare, Become More Aware." To learn more, visit http://www.NiUG.org.

ABOUT ASI

Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a recognized global, industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations and not-for-profits increase operational and financial performance though the use of best practices, proven solutions, and ongoing client advisement. Since 1991, ASI has served nearly 4,000 clients and millions of users worldwide, both directly and indirectly through a network of over 100 partners, and currently maintains corporate offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

ASI is the provider of iMIS not-for-profit software, association software, member software, donor software, and fundraising software. iMIS is the most widely used association software in the world with three times the global market share of the nearest solution and a popular choice of larger charities and not-for-profits.

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