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Associations Are Communities

Spark Consulting

It’s time to act like it.

Bold idea? This association got rid of its annual conference

Association Success

When John Bridges took over the Arkansas State Employees Association as executive director about two years ago, he had big ideas.

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6 ways a microsite can help your small association drive big results

YourMembership Blog

Whether you’re hosting virtual or in-person events, it’s always important to look for ways to more effectively communicate the events’ value.

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10 things leaders can do right now during the COVID-19 pandemic

Association Success

I see business leaders going through so much right now amid the uncertainty and chaos. If we all come together, we will come out stronger.

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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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Is it over yet? Wow, has this been the longest week ever or what? I’ve got more to share than usual—I think that might be a pattern for a while. Virtual strategy meetings.

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Eight Ways to Stay Healthy During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Associations Now

With many employees working from home—thrust into close quarters with relatives and distanced from coworkers and friends—an expert says it is important to practice self-care.

Tips for Working from Home

Spark Consulting

I have to caveat this by saying I can’t help you with what do to with your kids (I don’t have any myself) or with your team telework tech (it’s just me here at Spark). I have been working for myself from my home office for nearly eight years.

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Tips for Remotely Managing Your Team

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi, I know there’s so much content out there right now about telework, telecommuting, and flexible workplace based on all the changes that we’re currently going through.

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How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, is your nonprofit ready with a well thought out communications plan? Here's how to put one together

Run Your Virtual Event with Confidence: Tips for a Great Show

Higher Logic

As COVID-19 forces events from in-person to virtual , the first and most essential thing is a mindset shift: Going digital was not your plan, but it’s your chance to make the most of a bad situation.

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LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions.

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Field Report (March 17, 2020)

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi folks, it’s JP Moery! I have a report from the field. As you know, The Moery Company team is deployed for our association clients conducting business development work.

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Why a CRM Might Work Better for Your Association Than an AMS + Our Top 10 Picks

Wild Apricot

Not sure what kind of software to use to help manage your association? This guide will help you decide and introduce you to 10 CRM tools worth considering

Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

WBT Systems

Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis. Read more about Prepare for a Different Set of Member Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis


Why a Customer Community Should be Central to Your Customer Experience

Higher Logic

If you’re trying to improve the customer experience, start by looking at whether your digital customer experience is disjointed. As a SaaS provider or B2B company, “digital” might be the only way a customer interacts with you.

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How to Adapt, Change, and Pivot for Long Term Success – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 224

Moery Company

Coronavirus is not the only thing that has recently disrupted the association world. Large corporations consolidating their memberships and mergers and acquisitions are also causing major disruptions.

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How to stay positive and productive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

HighRoad Solution

[Editor's Note: To help cope with this new reality as we navigate our way through uncertainty, we're releasing a few articles over the next several days focused on insights, tips and advice our team has collected on the way in their journey to working remotely.].

Strike the Right Tone When Communicating in a Crisis

Association Adviser

Unprecedented. I’ve seen that word used a lot lately when referring to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an accurate description; after all, many of us have never lived and worked in times quite like these.

Hosting a Virtual Event FAQ


With increasing concerns around COVID-19, many organizations are having to rethink and restructure their upcoming events. For many, that means canceling their event(s) outright. For others, that means taking their event(s) or component(s) of their events and making them virtual.

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Association Field Report (March 20, 2020)

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi, it’s JP Moery. Got some of the stuff set up here from a podcast that I just recorded for you. It’s Friday afternoon as I’m taping this from The Moery Company war room, updating folks every day on the things that we’re seeing in the field and with our company.

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Five Essential Tools for Your Remote Toolkit

Associations Now

If you’re new to working remotely, or even if you’re a regular teleworker, you may not know all the tools and hacks that can make virtual work a little simpler. Here are a few you may want to try.

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How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible

Association Adviser

As your association reviews the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face meetings, here are ways to continue engaging with members and advertisers. The post How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible appeared first on Association Adviser.

How to Regularly Host Virtual Meetings with Members and Staff


This age of connectivity has certainly opened up a number of ways we can communicate with each other. Not only that, but it’s given us the opportunity to be more flexible in the way we conduct business. Have you ever considered hosting virtual meetings with your members and/or staff?

Field Report (March 19, 2020)

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi, guys, it’s JP. I wanted to give you an update from the field here on the 19th. First of all, I’m thinking about all of your organizations and your members and yourselves as you’re navigating this.

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How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

Associations Now

Due to COVID-19, working from home is the new normal right now. Here are some tips on keeping your employees productive and happy. Suddenly, much of the workforce is teleworking. Time Magazine calls it “the largest work-from-home-experiment.”.

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Identifying and Acting on Advocacy Priorities

Association Adviser

To counter processes that delay decision-making, associations should set broad advocacy objectives and empower others to act on advocacy priorities. The post Identifying and Acting on Advocacy Priorities appeared first on Association Adviser. Advocacy Features association advocacy government affair

Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries.

Field Report (March 18, 2020)

Moery Company

Transcript: Hi, friends, it’s what is it Wednesday the 18th? Another update for you guys, I’m trying to give you real time information about what we’re seeing out in the association industry and in the field. Couple of things.

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Daily Buzz: How SEO Can Generate More Than Organic Traffic

Associations Now

Good SEO strategies can promote any content marketing goals. Also: Be prepared to answer questions from new members. What is your content marketing strategy trying to accomplish? Even if it isn’t about generating organic traffic, SEO can still be useful, writes Kelsey Raymond on the HubSpot blog.

Podcast: Press the Dang Button on Podcasting

Association Adviser

Podcasting might seem like too much of a commitment, but there's opportunity to make your mark with a podcast for member resource sharing, advocacy, industry education and more. The post Podcast: Press the Dang Button on Podcasting appeared first on Association Adviser.

How My Life Was Virtually Transformed

HighRoad Solution

[Editor's Note: In these unprecedented times there's a lot of uncertainty out there - not knowing when places will re-open, conferences will be held, and when teams will be able to meet in person is stressful.

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Let’s connect: Apply to be a SURGE speaker

Association Success

There’s an annual tradition we do here in New Orleans every year: We stock up on basic medical supplies, ensure we’ve got a good stash of canned and dry goods, and yeah, maybe we keep an extra case of beer on hand.

Film Group Launches Program to Diversify Movie Sets

Associations Now

The initiative of the Association of Film Commissioners International seeks to make it easier for film and TV producers to widen their lens when it comes to booking locations, talent, and crew.