ASI Releases 2014 Schedule of iBEF Roundtable Events for Not-for-Profit Executives

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C-Level executives will gather in 15 North American cities to examine the latest not-for-profit issues, challenge conventional thinking and share best practices at the iMIS Business Excellence Forum (iBEF) events.

These events provide a unique forum for C-Level executives to meet with their peers in a casual setting where they can be completely candid.

Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the largest, privately-owned global provider of software for member and donor-based not-for-profits, today announced the 2014 schedule of its executive-level iMIS Business Excellence Forum (iBEF) events for clients. A total of 15 North American roundtables will be held — up from 9 in 2013. Additional events will be held later in the year in the United Kingdom and the Asia-Pacific region.

The iBEF program helps clients achieve greater business value by optimizing their iMIS system. These complimentary iBEF Executive Conferences are hosted by ASI senior staff and limited to a small group of senior executives. The agenda is free-flowing and allows executives to network and discuss issues with their peers, develop strategic plans, share best practices, see the latest iMIS product development plans, learn about the iBEF community planning tools, and provide direct feedback to ASI senior management. The informal setting encourages attendees to think creatively and have some fun.

The theme for the 2014 events is “Reassess, Reprioritize & Reposition” and presentations will cover some of the latest trends and issues, including strategic engagement, information curation, data-driven decision making, innovation, and an exploration of both “The Sky is Falling” and “The Sky’s the Limit” attitudes and how executives can successfully lead their organizations through either scenario.

“The response we received to our 2013 iBEF program was overwhelming, so we’re expanding the North American schedule to accommodate the phenomenal interest,” said Nathan Slovin, Director of ASI’s Client Excellence Programs. “These events provide a unique forum for C-Level executives to meet with their peers in a casual setting where they can be completely candid. The roundtables always spark new ideas and foster greater industry relationships.”

The program begins with breakfast at 8:30am and concludes by 2:00pm. The full 2014 iBEF calendar is available at


3/20/14    Minneapolis, MN
4/9/14    Alexandria, VA
6/11/14    Austin, TX
6/12/14    Dallas, TX
7/16/14    Chicago, IL
7/17/14    Madison, WI
8/6/14    Indianapolis, IN
8/7/14    Troy, MI
9/17/14    Calgary, AB
10/22/14    Toronto, ON
10/23/14    Ottawa, ON
11/6/14    Washington, DC
11/20/14    Denver, CO
12/10/14    Boston, MA
12/11/14    Philadelphia, PA

Feedback from previous iBEF Conference attendees:

"I found the opportunity to network with fellow C-level executives and provide feedback to ASI management to be invaluable!"
— Randy Gross, Chief Information Officer (CIO), CompTIA

“I would encourage CEOs and Senior Managers to attend the iBEF Conferences to gain an understanding of the many ways iMIS can help advance their mission.”
— Wells B. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.® and America's VetDogs® - The Veteran's K-9 Corps®, Inc.

"The Conference was better than I expected! I saw how iMIS was more than just software and how it is really a strategic tool for our organization. It was particularly useful to hear about ASI’s vision.”
— Cynthia Youll, Senior Vice President, Western Independent Bankers

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 through 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 20, an Engagement Management System (EMS)™ that enables organizations to engage members, donors, and other constituents anytime, anywhere, from any device. It includes constituent relationship management, commerce management, member self-service, online fundraising, social engagement, private communities, and mobile access in one seamless cloud-based system. Constituents – as well as staff – can access the complete system from a web browser. Plus, iMIS 20 has the flexibility to work with an existing Content Management System (CMS) or — for many organizations — the power to manage their entire website.

iMIS 20 signals the end of the era of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Association Management Software (AMS), Donor Management Software, and Fundraising Management Software. It's optimized to replace association software, membership software, and fundraising software systems that rely on the inefficient integration of multiple, disparate systems. iMIS 20 simplifies technology needs, boosts constituent engagement, and improves organizational performance.

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