ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—August 11, 2017—YourMembership (YM), a leading cloud-based software and service provider for associations and member-based organizations worldwide, and digital credential pioneer Credly today announced a partnership which will allow associations to create and award digital credentials to members, recognizing professional skills and certifications. The integration of Credly with YM’s Crowd Wisdom™—a cloud-based learning management system, opens access to YM users around the world.
At a time when more than 170 million Americans consider themselves lifelong learners, associations are capitalizing on their unique connection to industry to offer workforce relevant training and professional development and distinctions to their members. Digital credentials issued by associations allow professionals to digitally share verified evidence of their skills and competencies through email and via professional and social networks, as well as verified skill profiles. In turn, employers can discover candidates who meet job requirements, unlocking opportunities for professionals at any stage in their career.
“The demand for new skills and certifications is only growing among association members,” said Tamer Ali, Senior Vice President, Careers and Education at YourMembership. “The integration of Credly into our learning management system allows us to extend the value of digital credentials to the associations and memberships we serve.”
“Associations benefit from a distinct advantage in that they engage with members over a lifetime,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, founder and CEO of Credly. “As members seek to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded marketplace, associations are taking the lead by providing clear, verified signals to employers and customers. Our partnership with YM provides a seamless way for associations to recognize learning and empower members.”
For more information about YM and its partnership with Credly, or to learn more about its portfolio of association management, online learning, career center and organization management products, visit YourMembership at #Booth707 or Credly at #Booth200 at #ASAE17.
YourMembership, part of the Community Brands family, empowers associations and constituent-based organizations worldwide to deliver more value to their users through association management and learning technology, as well as innovative non-dues revenue programs, including certification and online education, career centers and programmatic advertising. YourMembership’s cloud-based association management and learning platform enables associations to effectively brand their organization, engage their audience, and streamline their administrative processes. YourMembership provides the most comprehensive suite of technology and non-dues solutions to more than 5,000 customers in 32 countries. For more information, visit YourMembership. To get the latest industry updates, read our blog. Get social with YM on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Credly is a leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital credentials and badges. The enterprise-class system allows organizations to officially verify skills and competencies; distribute portable and secure digital credentials and open badges; and gain actionable data and insights. Thousands of education institutions, industry associations, employers and workforce development programs use Credly to make achievements visible. For more information about Credly, please visit Credly.com.