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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.

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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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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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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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

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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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.

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

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.].

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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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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Mandala Coloring

Holly Duckworth

At these interesting times while we are all at home many friends have asked me for mindful activities they can do with their kids. Let’s be more detailed, activities they could do to keep their kids out of their hair for a bit.


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.

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.

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.

TechTalk with Gretchen Steenstra


Gretchen Steenstra joins host Loretta DeLuca for "Virtual Meetings Just Got Real: A Conversation Between IT and Meeting Planners." In the current COVID-19 environment, Technology and Event Planning must work together to address remote meeting challenges.

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.

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.”.

Mindful Resources For Thriving in the Pandemic

Holly Duckworth

With such a stressful week I wanted to provide for you a few resources I am using in the hopes they may help you also.

Remote Doesn’t Mean Removed—Lead a Successful Virtual Team


Living in the shadow of COVID-19 can feel like being stuck in a bad science fiction movie, but there are positives to be found in this challenging situation. Many of us will have the opportunity to be our best personal and professional selves.

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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.

Best Practices for Capitalizing on Online Giving

Associations Now

The Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report revealed data that can help associations improve their strategies for reaching donors, including noting that more people are giving online and recommending monthly donation as a key retention strategy.

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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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.

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.

How Association Leaders Can Bust Myths About Nonprofits

Associations Now

A recent survey shows the persistence of nonprofitdom’s negative reputation. An unsettled economic time might be a good time to debunk them. The nonprofit world has a certain reputation: slow-moving, low-paying, and providing little room for advancement.