Our Time at NISC MIC 2018

“The Power of Possibility”

It’s not a random phrase used casually by National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) employees. The Power of Possibility is what has shaped NISC and led them to where they are today: Celebrating NISC’s 50th anniversary.

MIC is a technological learning event, designed to help cooperatives leverage the power of solutions and services that make their organizations run efficiently. The conference welcomes NISC members, along with subject matter experts, to lead the informational sessions, sharing their skill and insight with cooperative employees.

Since 2016, Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) and NISC have had a partnership allowing cooperative members to vote in their annual election using NISC’s SmartHub® online application. You can read more about our partnership here.

Mentions of SBS at MIC

One key component of MIC was the member-led sessions, which highlight tips and tricks that NISC members have learned through their platform. This year we had the pleasure of hosting our own session “Get out the VOTE: How cooperatives can double voter participation! led by Marketing Manager, Tony Hoff.

“Our course focused on how cooperatives can take advantage technology to engage members through the election process.” – Tony Hoff – SBS Marketing Manager

In addition to SBS’ session our integrations with NISC designed to elevate cooperative election were also mentioned in several others sessions including;

  • “Optimizing the Member Engagement Experience” – Presented by Sarah Rixen, NISC
  • “Using NISC Solutions for Annual Meeting Customer Engagement” – Presented by Stephanie Johnson, JCREMC
Keynote Speakers

Kicking off the MIC 2018 was NISC’s President and CEO Vern Dosch, where he shared his thoughts and insight on 50 years of innovation and Member service, taking us back to where it all began and forged on with what his expectations are for NISC in the future.

We also heard from Kirk Johnson, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for NRECA and Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. You can learn more about their presentation here.







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