April, 2020

What We Learned From the PPP Application Process – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 230

Moery Company

On this week’s episode JP provides an update on The Moery Company’s business operation and what we learned during out application process for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast. President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? I’m reading a lot about “Zoom fatigue” these days, which concerns me because associations are relying on Zoom (and other web-conferencing platforms) to educate and connect members to each other. Evan Selinger says the problem isn’t Zoom fatigue, it’s mourning life as we know it. Makes sense. Using Zoom for professional development.

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. After all, they aren’t sitting in front of you in a conference room, but instead behind a computer at home. Here are some ways to keep virtual attendees engaged: . Ask an Icebreaker Question . Having a chat pod as part of your virtual event allows you to ask a question to the audience and have them reply in real time – and also to one another.

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A plug for Beethoven and company in times of stress …

Golden's Rules for Association

I was always someone who recognized the critical value of diligently providing for personal solitude as an element of leadership effectiveness. There is a pretty good book on this subject if you are unconvinced: Lead Yourself First, by Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin). The coronavirus pandemic would seem to have made solitude the new norm. But […]. The Way We Are leadership music solitude

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

From the time we begin work in the morning to the time we wrap things up for the day, there’s no telling what’s going to come across our desks or land in our inboxes. . Especially now, as association professionals around the world are contending with the coronavirus and its impacts on not only our industry but those we serve, problem-solving feels like a muscle we’re exercising daily. And that can make the creativity it requires feel often far away. .

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How will COVID-19 impact event insurance?

Association Success

Associations who recognize their bottom lines will take a huge hit from lost revenue they anticipated from their annual conference are rethinking their positions on event cancellation insurance. Not to be confused with force majeure clauses in hotel or event venue contracts, event cancellation insurance premiums are based on projected expenses, revenue, location, and dates of meeting and appropriate coverage is paid out accordingly.

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Why Associations Should Prioritize Repurposing Content

Association Adviser

Is your association currently repurposing every piece of original content created into various formats across your communications channels? If not, you’re missing an opportunity to capture the attention of a bigger audience and to engage with more of your members at a time when they need your expert thought leadership more than ever. Even better […]. The post Why Associations Should Prioritize Repurposing Content appeared first on Association Adviser.

Tips for New Online Instructors and Virtual Presenters

WBT Systems

Tips for New Online Instructors and Virtual Presenters. Read more about Tips for New Online Instructors and Virtual Presenters

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Sheltering at Home Successes – A Day in the Life

Association Leaders

Many of us have been sheltering (working) at home for at least two weeks now. It’s important that we all do our part to “flatten the curve” we’ve all heard about related to COVID-19. It is a challenge for most people – to be “cooped up” in their homes. Human beings are social, so only seeing and interacting with the same people day after day can become challenging – no matter how much you love them.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

The Time to Change Is Now

Moery Company

I have news for you: nothing will be the same when we emerge on the other side of the Covid19 pandemic. That sponsorship program that you knew needed adjustment prior to the disruption will need to be updated now. Specifically, if the program was always event based, didn’t have any virtual components, and didn’t engage all the assets of your organization.

47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in May 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Higher Logic

Over the past month, as our customers shared ideas about responding to COVID-19 in our users community, HUG, we noticed some simple but impactful ways associations are using their communities to support their members and their industries. And it makes sense: In a time when we’re all craving connection, what’s more perfect than a community dedicated to your success and your industry?

Dark Days Shine New Light on Profession and Community

Golden's Rules for Association

The mission of NSPE is too important to put on hold for a virus. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are COVID19

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

For Presenters: A Virtual Event Checklist

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether your presenters are experienced in presenting to a virtual audience or not, it’s never a bad idea to have a checklist for them to run through. Even if some of these items seem obvious, you never know what someone may forget to do before it’s time for them to present! Reboot your computer a few hours before the webinar to avoid any automated updates that could launch during the virtual event.

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The New Working Normal

Association Leaders

Most of the country (and really the world) have been self-quarantining at home for six weeks or more. We’ve dealt with figuring out how to work and school from home. We’ve struggled with spending 24/7 under the same roof with our family members – and even though we love them unconditionally – we know why our children must leave home after high school.

How to Launch Your Virtual Event Sponsorship Program

Moery Company

One of the things that we’ve hear about from our clients is the desire to move some of their live event programming to virtual ones: webinars or live streaming sessions, to name a few. We’ve been involved in these types of programs for a very long time and I’ve conducted dozens of webinars. Here are some thoughts for you in developing a webinar sponsorship program, especially if you’ve never done this before. Let me give you some context and considerations before you launch the program.

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15 Ways to Volunteer from Home and Give Back During Coronavirus

Wild Apricot

Even when we're all staying inside to help slow the spread of COVID-19, there are still ways to volunteer from home, and our communities need it more than ever. Here are some ways to help

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

All Together: How Our Employee Community Keeps Us Connected During COVID-19

Higher Logic

Pictured above: Some members of our Higher Logic PRIDE community host their first virtual happy hour. When Higher Logic decided to go temporarily full-remote on March 11, I think a lot of us thought we’d probably be back in the office in a couple weeks. Now it’s been almost a month, and we’ve had to adapt to the idea of suddenly being a remote company.

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Leading Through the Pandemic: Generosity + Empathy = Future Brand

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the first in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19. Over the past 30 days, the VCC team has helped dozens of conference and show organizers with their decisions on how to respond to the pandemic. Although each situation has its own unique issues, we wanted to share some of what we’ve learned to help you with your disruption response and planning.

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4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options. It can certainly be overwhelming, so we’ve broken things down to get you started. . Moving Your Conference 100% Online . Live vs. Pre-Recorded – one of the first things you have to decide is if you want your speakers to present live or if you’d rather have them recorded and then played back as a mock live.

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4 keys to ensure your virtual events are actually engaging

Association Success

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on Elisa Pratt’s LinkedIn page. . Here in the United States, we are potentially in only the early stages of this global health crisis, and I have already reached my limit. Like you, I’m being barraged by literally hundreds of virtual event invitations!

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

Planing 90-120-180 Days Ahead

Moery Company

Associations are doing a great job at delivering critical information about variety of different things: CARE Act, Covid19 processes, and how regulations are affecting your companies and your member companies in different parts of the country. An incredible amount of work has been done to achieve that. If anything, associations are showing their value more than ever before. Today, I urge you to look beyond the day-to-day and start thinking 90-120-180 days ahead.

20 Online Fundraising Ideas Perfect for Any Cause (Social Distancing Approved!)

Wild Apricot

Looking for ways to fundraise while adhering to social distancing regulations? Here are 20 online fundraising ideas and great examples to learn from

Life After Jive-x: Choosing a New Home for Your Customer Community

Higher Logic

If you’re a Jive-x customer, you know Khoros has given your external community platform an official end-of-life date: December 2020. This announcement got me thinking about my time at Jive Software and my transition to Higher Logic. I started at Jive in 2007 when the platform was still known as “ClearspaceX.”

5 Tips to Guarantee Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Velvet Chainsaw

To design a virtual event with the participants in mind, you need to create an engaging, interactive experience that provides relevant content and promotes knowledge sharing and networking value—often the missing link in our new virtual reality. In this short video , we give you five tips to ensure that you’ll achieve amazing and impactful engagement with your next digital event. The post 5 Tips to Guarantee Engagement at Your Virtual Event appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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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.

5 Ideas for New Digital Revenue Streams

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past few weeks hundreds, maybe thousands of association events have been cancelled. Even as many remain hopeful for summer and fall events, it is unclear when we will be able to return to a more normal way of life, and what this new normal will look like. O pport unity for new and increased digital revenue streams still lies ahead even if your face-to-face meeting is cancelled or is smaller in attendance. . Virtual Events . Taking Your Face-to-Face Conference Virtual.

114 Free Resources for Associations and Chambers

GrowthZone

In an effort to support organizations during these uncertain times, hundreds of tech companies are offering free use of their product, extended trials, discounts, and more. As a technology resource for associations and chambers of commerce, GrowthZone aggregated this list of relevant and useful programs to help member-based organizations. As the internet is fluid and the information included here was sourced from various websites; the information is reliable, but not guaranteed.

Your Four Most Asked Questions Answered

Moery Company

I’m very excited about the opportunity to share with you the conversations I’m having with association industry leaders during this pandemic and cover some of the topics, issues, and questions I’m getting from our clients and share them directly to you. Should I be doing our membership renewals now?”. Many of you are in the midst of this if your billing cycle follows the fiscal year and you may be sending out renewals right now. My answer to that question is yes.