Category: Technology

Demystifying APIs: A Non-Technical Guide for Association Leaders to Select Robust Software Solutions

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, software solutions play a critical role in the success of any organization, including professional associations. To stay competitive and efficient, associations must adopt software that seamlessly integrates with their existing systems and is easily extensible to accommodate future needs. A key component enabling this integration and extensibility is the […]

Sidecar Water Cooler: Exploring AI Ethics

Are you aware of the potential ethical concerns surrounding the use of AI in decision-making processes?  AI-powered technologies are changing the way associations and nonprofits work. From streamlining tasks to improving content creation and member and donor engagement and retention, the possibilities are endless! However, it's also important to be mindful of the ethical considerations […]

Ensuring Digital Accessibility for All: Best Practices for Online Courses

In today's digital age, online courses have become an essential tool for associations to educate and train their members and staff. However, it's important to ensure these courses are accessible to all individuals. Read on to learn the importance of digital accessibility, along with best practices to ensure your organization’s professional development can work for […]

Decoding the AI Buzz: Association Professionals Weigh In

In case you missed it, our Generative AI for Associations webinar brought together a massive group of association professionals and artificial intelligence thought leaders to explore the implications and possibilities of the new technology. With over 1,000 attendees and a very active chat, there was a lot to discuss. For our attendees, the experience with […]

Must-Try AI Tools for Associations & Non-Profits

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, AI has taken the world by storm. ChatGPT is up to 13M daily users, Microsoft has integrated AI into their Bing search tool and organizations are left wondering how this technology will impact business.  Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence is […]

Generative AI – a Game Changer for Associations?

When we look at the uses of artificial intelligence (AI) today, the vast majority of the examples fall under the category of generative AI. It’s the technology behind popular tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney and AIVA and is one of the most accessible entry points for people experimenting with AI. And while you don’t have to […]

Introducing Betty Bot – The Association AI Chatbot

Association professionals have tons of questions – from how to better engage with their members to tips for starting a professional development program within their organization. And finding solutions or guidance is often the main reason they visit our sites.  But the real question is, are they getting that from your site? At Sidecar, we […]

Get Usable Content For Your Association Using These 3 ChatGPT Prompts

As ChatGPT cruises past 100 million monthly users, it’s clear that AI-generated content is a powerful tool that’s here to stay. Today, organizations use it to write blogs, social media posts and marketing campaigns for conferences and webinars.  However, getting past the basic outputs to generate content useful to your association can sometimes take time […]

Sidecar Water Cooler: Is AI Putting Our Jobs at Risk?

Is your job secure? Or are you worried that you might be replaced by AI anytime now? Welcome to the Sidecar Water Cooler Show, the show that will hydrate, educate and motivate you to have a splendid workweek. ChatGPT is the new buzzword in the business world, and for good reason.  A week after its […]

Should Your Association Still Bother with Twitter?

Even if you’re not involved with producing your association’s social media content, chances are pretty good you’ve at least heard that things have been a little — ah — interesting at Twitter headquarters in the past few months.  If not, here’s a quick catch-up: Entrepreneur and social lightning rod Elon Musk infamously purchased the social […]

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