Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Is a Conference Ombuds Program Right for Your Association?

Associations Now

Attendee safety is a top priority for associations, which is why some are hiring conference ombuds to serve as a confidential and neutral resource for participants who want to share concerns. Every association wants their conference attendees to feel safe and welcome at their events.

Peak User Group Conference 2020:Hit eLearning Out of the Park!


CommPartners’ Peak User Group Conference started in 2018. After meeting clients face-to-face, and receiving positive feedback from participants, we knew this was something we wanted to repeat.

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Work in Asia-Pacific

Associations Now

With the coronavirus causing quarantines in China and putting other Asian cities on high alert, staff are working from home, taking precautions, and looking for workarounds to keep up with job duties without risking infection.

A love letter from Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Don’t be fooled by the others – I’m the perfect partner for you. I know there are many AMSs after your love, so I’ve written this letter to you to show why I’m the one who can make your dreams come true.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

Report: Enterprise Email Security Often Leaves the Door Open to Attacks

Associations Now

A new report from the tech firm BitDam finds that the two most prominent enterprise email providers struggle with both detecting new malware and blocking it. You may have software on your servers or your employees’ machines that is designed to catch malware hitting their inboxes.

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Daily Buzz: Political Campaigns Get Two-Factor Cybersupport

Associations Now

Google teamed up with a nonprofit to keep political campaigns safe from cyberattacks. The effort shows a growing need for security for those who discuss sensitive topics. Also: The data that supports employee onboarding.

Facilitation Friday #1: Defining Your Work

Idea Architects

Note: Every Friday from now through the end of 2020 I will offer a post about effective program design and facilitation drawn from the workshops I often lead on these topics. You can inquire here about a customized session for your organization. What do you do? It’s an oft-posed simple question.

Helpfulness, Openness, and Generosity Are Spreadable

Smooth The Path

When I was six years old, my parents were trying to find a good house to rent, at a reasonable price, in a good school district. In rural New Hampshire, I have to imagine that there were not a lot of homes that fit these criteria.