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How to Digitally Transform your Organization

By Jennafer Collier | January 22, 2022

ASI recently sent out a new whitepaper with best-practice advice from leading association clients that have successfully transformed their organizations. Read to get my summary and access to the original document from the makers of iMIS.

January 2022 ASI Sprint Review

By Jennafer Collier | January 18, 2022

After attending the latest Sprint Review, I wanted to share some exciting new updates that are in the works including new SEO related features!

New Features in iMIS 20.3.90

By Jennafer Collier | January 17, 2022

Read about new and exciting features added in the iMIS Enterprise 20.3.90 version. In this article I provide an overview of key new features in this recently released version with links to ASI documentation for a deeper dive.

Trending Tech - CSS Animations

By Joseph John | January 18,2022

You may have noticed a trend toward web pages with animated content. ASI's latest "Mocha" theme has several animations on load and on scroll. This article discusses this trend and provides some examples.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Cloud VDS Migration

By Joseph John | October 22, 2021

With the roll out of the new iMIS 20/20 Advance program (AKA Cloud VDS) in early 2021, NAELA was eager to get on board with the program.

This article addresses the benefits of the cloud VDS program and describes the journey of a medium size organization with lots of system enhancements who successfully migrated to the iMIS Cloud VDS.

What you need to know about switching to iMIS Pay

By Jenna Campbell | October 15, 2021

To help alleviate some of the anxiety of moving gateways I’ve put together answers to common questions clients ask me about iMIS Pay.

iMIS Virtual User – A New Role for New Times

By Joseph John | September 25, 2021

A Virtual iMIS User is an extension of the concept of a remote employee but takes it a step further by allowing you to only pay for the amount of services you need. This “virtualization” of your iMIS staffing needs provides the support you need without the risks or demands of hiring an untested employee.

The Seasons of Design

By Phil Gosier | June 10, 2021

The season for design predictions is behind us but most of us haven’t (or need not) notice. Every December most digital design shops, ad agencies, communications firms and even graphic design bloggers will put forth, for our edification, their predictions about the direction Design will take in the coming year.

Top 5 Features of iMIS Report Writer

By Jenna Campbell | May 25, 2021

Reporting in the Cloud just got easier because iMIS Report Writer is now available in iMIS EMS Enterprise (iMIS Cloud) right under Continuum in Staff Site.

The Importance of SEO - Contra Dancing is for Singles!

By Janice John | June 25, 2021

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, charitable nonprofits continue to be challenged by limited resources, increased demands and the need to be an active vocal advocate for their mission.

As the world becomes even more virtual, the quality of an organization’s website is more important than ever. It’s time to assess yourself:

  • How does your google ranking compare to your competitor(s)? Are you appearing on the first page for your desired key search terms? Do your competitor(s) outrank you?
  • How does your website loading speed and performance compare to industry averages? If your website loads slowly or hangs up, that can be a deterrent to online donors.
  • Does your meta data reflect your key messages and mission?

Ideas for a Busy Events Season

By Jenna Campbell | May 25, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated states are starting to lift COVID-19 restrictions. This is sure to mean a return to in-person events soon. Fear not because ASI has delivered enhanced event functionality in iMIS EMS Enterprise (iMIS Cloud) so you can come back to in-person events without some of the usual headaches. Get ready for a busy events season using these often-requested, out-of-the-box tools...

ASI Updates: iMIS Marketplace, iMIS Inspire & Clowder App Updates and iMIS 20/20 Advance Program

By Joseph John | March 2, 2021

There are a lot of exciting things going on in the world of iMIS! ASI recently provided partners with updates on the new iMIS Marketplace (App Store), the iMIS 20/20 Advance Program and some important new information about partner products iMIS Inspire and Clowder.

Recently Implemented RiSE Websites

By Joseph John | March 1st, 2021

We are pleased to present 4 new websites that John Consulting has designed and implemented from the ground up in the iMIS RiSE platform over the last 6 months. We want to thank our client partners that worked very closely with us through this process. If you would like to know more about how your organization can create a new RiSE website from the ground up with the help of John Consulting, please email me directly at joe@johnconsulting.net.

American Advertising Federation
https://aaf.org

Economic Development Association of Minnesota
https://www.edam.org/

Aging Life Care Association
https://www.aginglifecare.org

Society of Insurance Research
https://www.sirnet.org

Roster Billing for iMIS Cloud Enterprise

By Jenna Campbell | February 22, 2021

Company administrators and association staff alike can now manage roster member renewal billing from a centralized location in the iMIS Cloud version. This feature streamlines the billing process for company administrators and association staff by avoiding time spent navigating between member accounts and processing individual transactions.

American Advertising Federation Launches to the iMIS Cloud

By Joseph John | January 29, 2021

American Advertising Federation successfully completed their iMIS systems upgrade from the 2015 version to the latest iMIS Cloud version on January 20, 2021. As part of this effort, they also implemented a newly designed website that you can see here: https://www.aaf.org and successfully launched over a dozen new features available in the cloud. This case study highlights key aspects of this successful iMIS Cloud migration...

John Consulting Becomes an Authorized iMIS Solution Provider

By Joseph John | May 27, 2020

We are pleased to announce that John Consulting has been approved and is upgrading our iMIS reseller category from an Authorized iMIS Consultant to an Authorized iMIS Solution Provider (AiSP) effective on June 1st, 2020.

Learn more about our new customer care and sales support programs.

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors New Website is Live!

By Joseph John | May 18, 2020

Congratulations to the NAWCC for a successful new website implementation and launch! This attractive new site offers many great features using standard iMIS RiSE tools including: an IQA-based store front, business directory and event list. We were also able to bring back the "master product" feature from back in the day for selling items like clothing.

Security Update Available for Telerik Vulnerability

By Jenna Campbell | May 12, 2020

ASI has included security updates to address a vulnerability in Telerik UI for ASP.NET in the latest update. There is also a hotfix available for those not using iMIS 2017.

Seamless Submissions with OpenWater + iMIS

By Jenna Campbell | May 12, 2020

OpenWater is a platform that allows you to collect, review and access any type of application including award nominations, votes for elections, abstracts and paper submissions. Business process tools are also available for processes like letters of reference, session building and certifications. And now, OpenWater and iMIS can work together to provide seamless submission process for your members.

Complimentary Membership Promotion

By Joseph John | April 27, 2020

Recently a premier Honor Society in the United States came to us with a key offering. They planned to offer free memberships to selected prospects in these unprecedented times and this article describes how we accomplished it.

New Feature: iMIS Contact Importer

By Jenna Campbell | April 24, 2020

In iMIS Enterprise 300 you can now import contacts directly into Staff Site from the Community module.

Personalizing Communications

By Jenna Campbell | April 23rd, 2020

This article outlines personalization strategies for iMIS Communications to help drive member renewals.

Covid-19 Statement & Commitment

By Joseph John | March 26, 2020

John Consulting is committed to providing support for our customers during this difficult time. We have always operated as a virtual office and we are well suited to maintain continued support. We will continue to operate in compliance with local government regulations and we are watching closely for any change in policy of mandates from authorities.

RGCA Website Launch

By Joseph John | March 27, 2020

John Consulting is pleased to announce the launch of new RiSE website for the Retail Gift Card Association. See their website here: https://www.thergca.org.

Special thanks to our client team members Quincy Gottwig (Operations & Events Manager) and Karin Maida (Webmaster & iMIS Specialist).

Activity Attachments in the Cloud

By Jenna Campbell | March 24, 2020

ASI has brought over the Activity Attachment feature to the cloud in iMIS Enterprise 300 and it is bettter than ever!

Power BI Client Examples

By Jenna Campbell | March 25, 2020

Jenna gives a high-level look at and some tips for using three select Power BI visualizations in this video.

Tips & Tricks: IQA Logo List

By Joseph John | March 25, 2020

Joe shares some sample scripts to create a dynamic logo list in IQA.

Measuring Engagement

By Joseph John | February 26, 2020

We were recently hired to implement a complete engagement scoring system for a long-time iMIS customer. This article outlines the key strategies used to deliver a very powerful dataset of engagement scoring including: what to score, scoring frequency, weights and segmenting results.

iMIS Pay Central

By Jenna Campbell | February 26, 2020

ASI has recently rolled out a complete end-to-end, PCI compliant integrated payment solution for iMIS. iMIS Pay Central, powered by Global Payments, is available on iMIS Cloud (20.3) and will be available on iMIS 2020 when released in the second half of the year.

Welcome Iris John to the Team!

By Joseph John | February 24, 2020

We welcome Iris John to the John Consulting team as our marketing & customer care support manager.

How to install Google Fonts for your SSRS Reports

By Jenna Campbell | February 26, 2020

This article walks through the process of adding your branded Google Fonts to SSRS reports for iMIS.

4 Powerful Features of iMIS Report Writer

By Jenna Campbell | January 27, 2020

Feature-rich reporting is coming soon to iMIS Cloud clients. ASI has partnered with Exago to create the new iMIS Report Writer for Cloud clients.

Chrome 80 is Coming with Stricter Rules for Cookies

By Joseph John | January 27, 2020

This article delves into the new Chrome default cookie restrictions related to “SameSite” settings. Simply put, SameSite is Google's action to reduce malicious activity related to 3rd party cookies and all those responsible for managing a website should be aware of these new settings before they roll out in the next few months.

Updates from a Power BI Implementation: Part 1

By Jenna Campbell | January 27, 2020

Power BI is a great choice for iMIS users who want to pull in data from multiple sources including iMIS and take reporting to the next level with rapid visual analytics tools, inherent AI and more. This is the first article in our Power BI implementation series. This article highlights setting up a shared workspace for the datasource.

Thank you to our newest clients

By Jenna Campbell | January 27, 2020

John Consulting wishes to extend a warm welcome to our newest clients from last quarter: America’s Essential Hospitals, American Water Resources Association, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Minnesota Social Services Association, National Association of Watch & Clock Council and the New Hampshire Bankers Association.

Tech Tip: jQuery - noConflict

By Joseph John | January 27, 2020

The .ready() method is often used to have jQuery commands run on page load however often the scripts do not work because it will conflict with the iMIS system’s prior use of this command. By using the “noConflict” command, you can avoid this conflict and load your own custom “ready()” functions without fear of conflict.

NiUG Discovery 2019 Takeaways

By Joseph John | November 10, 2019

There were many positive takeaways from the conference including: new self-hosted iMIS version coming, new iMIS cloud version, new reporting platform Exago and the introduction of Microsoft Power BI for iMIS customers.

Kaplen JCC On the Palisades RiSE Website Launch

By Joseph John | November 19, 2019

On Thursday October 24, 2019 and with the help of John Consulting, The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades successfully launched their new iMIS RiSE platform as their primary website: https://www.jccotp.org. Check out this article to learn more about the features!

Introducing Microsoft Power BI for iMIS

By Jenna Campbell | November 25, 2019

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of software services and apps that allow you to easily and effectively generate interactive reports and share insights about your organization. Power BI also uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze your data at the click of your mouse. In this article, we highlight 4 features: Embedding in RiSE, Simple Reporting & Sharing, Q & A and Quick Insights.

Jenna Campbell is Promoted to Senior Consultant

By Joseph John | November 5, 2019

I am happy to announce the promotion of Jenna Campbell to Senior iMIS Consultant. Since joining our team in August 2016, Jenna has thrived as an external iMIS consultant.

RSS Feed Reader Advanced iPart for RiSE

By Joseph John | December 5, 2019

John Consulting introduces the RSS Feed Reader Advanced iPart for iMIS. This new plug and play iMIS Advanced iPart can be placed on any content block in your RiSE website and allows your RiSE content producer to specify any RSS feed to be display on your site.

John Consulting is attending 2019 NiUG Discovery

By Joseph John | October 9, 2019

John Consulting is excited to be attending 2019 NiUG Discovery next week in our hometown of Baltimore! We are very interested to see the latest features released by ASI and get updates on what will be happening in 2020.

Jenna's top Picks - New Billing Features

By Jenna Campbell | October 2, 2019

Jenna highlights her top 5 picks for new features in the latest iMIS 300 Cloud system. Likely soon to come to self-hosted versions.

Creating Admin Portals Out of the Box

By Joseph John | October 9, 2019

Joe outlines how he was able to create RiSE administrative portals with standard tools.

John Consulting Partners with Higher Logic

By Joseph John | August 12, 2019

John Consulting becomes a Higher Logic Referral Partner and successfully implements our first Higher Logic Community website design.

John Consulting Hires a New Consultant!

By Joseph John | August 12, 2019

John Consulting welcomes experienced iMIS user Nina Toche to the team!

Filter iMIS Emails based on Logs

By Joseph John | August 12, 2019

Read about our iMIS Communication Log Filter IQA. Send the same email more than once to ensure maximum reach without sending duplicate emails.

Modify iMIS SSRS Reports

By Jenna Campbell | August 2, 2019

Jenna Campbell was awarded the iMIS 2017 Data Management Certification!

Jenna Campbell Awarded Certification

By Joseph John | June 26, 2019

Jenna Campbell was awarded the iMIS 2017 Data Management Certification!

ASI Partners with LMS TopClass

By Joseph John | June 18, 2019

ASI introduces partnership and integration with leading LMS TopClass.

ASI Releases Service Pack Q

By Joseph John | June 5, 2019

ASI released the latest iMIS 300 Service Pack Q on May 23rd. John Consulting successfully -applies it to 2 customers.

Sprint Review Notes

By Jenna Campbell | March 6, 2019

Sprint Review notes from 3/5/2019 session on new iMIS Enterprise and Professional features.

Sprint Review Notes

By Jenna Campbell | March 4, 2019

Sprint Review notes from 2/19/2019 session on new iMIS Professional features.

reCAPTCHA 2.0 for RiSE

By Joesph John | January 28, 2019

Protect your website from robots and abusive scripts. reCAPTCHA 2.0 for RiSE is a simple addition that increases your site’s security.

Sprint Review Notes

By Jenna Campbell | January 22, 2019

Notes from 1/22/2019 Sprint Review contain additional information about new features debuted in December 2018.

Sprint Review Notes

By Jenna Campbell | December 22, 2019

Notes from 10/22/2018 Sprint Review, where ASI previewed some exciting, new features.

Create Successful Content by Avoiding These Pitfalls

By Jenna Campbell | September 1st, 2018

Article on authoring content from The NUiG Connection newsletter.

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Fall 2021

Featuring: How to Digitally Transform your Organization, New Features in iMIS 20.3.90, January 2022 Sprint Review and Trending Tech- CSS Animation


Summer 2021

Featuring: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Cloud VDS Migration, What you need to know about switching to iMIS Pay and iMIS Virtual User – A New Role for New Times


Spring 2021

Featuring: The Seasons of Design, Top 5 Features of iMIS Report Writer, RiSE SEO - Contra Dancing is for Singles! and Ideas for a Busy Events Season


Winter 2021

Featuring: ASI Updates, 4 Recently Implemented RiSE Websites, Roster Billing for iMIS Cloud Enterprise and American Advertising Federation Launches to the iMIS Cloud Case Study


May 2020

Featuring: John Consulting Becomes an AiSP, NAWCC New Website Launch, ASI Security Update and Seamless Submissions with OpenWater + iMIS


April 2020

Featuring: Complimentary Membership Promotion, New Feature: iMIS Contact Importer and Peronsalizing Communications to Drive Renewals


March 2020

Featuring: Covid-19 Message, RGCA RiSE Website Launch, ASI Brings Back Activity Attachments, Power BI Examples and Creating Logo Lists in IQA


February 2020

Featuring: Strategies for engagement scoring, a quick look at iMIS Pay Central, welcoming Iris to the team and tips on installing Google Fonts for SSRS


January 2020

Featuring: A peek at the iMIS Report Writer powered by Exago, part 1 of a series on Power BI for iMIS, new default cookie restrictions coming soon for Google Chrome and a tech tip for integrating jQuery in RiSE


December 2019

Featuring: NiUG Discovery takeaways, Kaplen JCC On The Palisades launches RiSE website, John Consulting implements Power BI for iMIS Customers, Jenna Campbell is promoted to Senior Consultant and the introduction of the RSS Feed Reader Advanced iPart


October 2019

Featuring: John Consulting is attending NiUG Discovery! Jenna outlines her Top Picks for new billing features and Joe outlines how he setup administration portal with standard iMIS tools


August 2019

Featuring: John Consulting partners with Higher Logic, hires a new consultant, update iMIS SSRS reports and new communication log filtering feature


June 2019

Featuring: ASI Releases Service Pack Q, introduces TopClass and awards Jenna a new certification


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Featuring: Content Creation Tips, Staff Site Migration Highlights and Recent Sprint Reviews


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