ASI Sponsors NiUG International's Discovery Conference & Celebrates the User Group's 20th Anniversary

Alexandria, VA (October 20, 2016) Advanced Solutions International (ASI), a leading global provider of software and services for associations and not-for-profits, was a Founding Sponsor of NiUG International's Discovery Conference in Baltimore, MD on September 26-28, 2016. Headquartered in Tobyhanna, PA, NiUG International is the largest independent, international users group in the not-for-profit software industry.

The 11th annual NiUG Discovery Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and included nearly 350 iMIS users, solution providers, consultants and vendors who participated in educational sessions, training classes, demonstrations, exhibitor showcases, and networking events.

Pre-conference training began on Monday, September 26. That evening, ASI sponsored a welcome reception where iMIS users and partners celebrated both ASI's 25th anniversary and NiUG's 20th anniversary.

The full conference opened on Tuesday with a jam-packed schedule of presentations on achieving continuous performance improvement, marketing, data warehousing, certification, reporting, creating a culture of innovation, email marketing, event management, website management, member engagement and more — as well as an update on the latest features in the iMIS 20 Engagement Management System (EMS)™. The 2016 Discovery Conference boasted a record number of exhibitors — more than 40 — showcasing innovative products that integrate to iMIS.

"20 years! This is an amazing milestone for NiUG and we could never have reached it without the tremendous support we’ve received from the global iMIS community of users, volunteers, partners, exhibitors and developers," said Michele Morgan, NiUG's Executive Director. "This year's conference (our 11th as the Discovery Conference) recognized the iMIS community's "superheroes" and we can't wait to see what they’re able to achieve in the future."

Conference Highlights

Great Things Award: ASI annually recognizes clients who are using iMIS to help further their missions and accomplish "great things." The following five 2016 winners achieved this through their outstanding iMIS RiSE websites:

John Howarth Memorial Award: NiUG presents this annual award to recognize those who represent its mission with passion, persistence, optimism and grace under pressure. Award recipients who have distinguished themselves in service to the iMIS Community in 2016 are:

  • Brian Schramm, CAE
    Chief Financial Officer, Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Mark Jones, CAE
    President, enSYNC Corporation

About NiUG

NiUG is an independent, international, not-for-profit users group, which exists to advocate, educate and connect users, Authorized Solution Providers/Consultants (AiSPs/AiCs) and vendors in the iMIS community. To learn more, visit

About ASI

Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a global software company and recognized industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations and nonprofits 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 more than 100 partners, and currently maintains corporate offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.