Social Media Roundup: Trello, a Tool Worth Trying

A meetings expert may have found the replacement for paper to-do lists. Also: An AMS-world acquisition worth watching.

Managing a project can get confusing or even painful with the wrong tools. But finding the right ones? That can be even more painful.

Perhaps this meetings pro might be able to get you on the right track with this tip in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Set Up Your Board

My favorite to-do list manager #eventprofs #assnchat via @ASegar – spoiler alert: it's @trello

— Dennis Shiao (@dshiao) January 5, 2015

Meetings expert Adrian Segar has tried everything to keep himself organized. Omnifocus? Been there. Wunderlist? Done that.

“I eventually grew frustrated enough to dump them,” he wrote recently. “[N]othing I’ve used has eliminated the time-honored alternative of writing notes on scraps of paper that get scattered around my desk.”

Now, though, the Conferences That Work scribe has a new favorite: Trello. He says the board-based to-do tool “works flawlessly” on a number of platforms, and it can handle complexity without getting too complex. Best of all: It doesn’t cost anything for personal use. (If you do get your team on board, there’s a version for businesses for a nominal cost.)

It’s not perfect, Segar notes, but it gets close. Check out his blog post to get a full picture of the app. (ht @dshiao)

Vendor News of the Day

BREAKING: acquires social LMS Digital Ignite #assnchat

— Ben Martin, CAE (@bkmcae) January 5, 2015

If the trials and tribulations of membership software piques your interest, here’s a big one for you to keep an eye on today: announced Monday that it is acquiring the learning management system (LMS) platform Digital Ignite.

Digital Ignite’s social learning platform, Crowd Wisdom, is already tightly integrated with YourMembership’s membership software, making the acquisition a natural fit, according to the news release.

“At YM, we’re building an innovative and robust platform of offerings designed to help organizations enhance engagement across social, mobile, and web channels,” said JP Guilbault, President and CEO of “There’s never been a better time for organizations worldwide to leverage their data and technology to create meaningful and personalized interactions to fulfill their missions, add member value, and increase revenue.”

The move comes less than four months after YourMembership acquired JobTarget’s Career Center Business Unit. (ht @bkmcae)


Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is a former senior editor for Associations Now. MORE

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