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W367: Platform vs Purpose Driven Software– An Association Perspective


Software for associations and nonprofits can be a complex and confusing topic. The choices seem limitless. Over the last 10 years the industry has seem the rise of platform based systems. Is that a positive or negative? What does that mean for traditional purpose drive software. The overall objective of this session is to educate the audience on the purposes and benefits of each of these types of software. What’s worked for others and what should you look and listen for when deciding for your organization.


  • Participants will learn about the difference between platform and purpose driven software
  • Participants will learn the pros and cons of each type of software
  • Participants will learn the right questions to ask about what best for their organization

Instructor: Craig Dellorso, Director, Association Management and Nonprofit Solutions, RSM US LLP