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Leading During a Pandemic: A “Right Now” Mindset

Associations Now

It can be tempting to dive into big strategic discussions in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. But don’t lose sight of what your stakeholders need in the moment. Meet your members where they are” is a common phrase in the association community.

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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.

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5 signs your large organization has outgrown its AMS

Aptify

Over time, your large association grows and evolves, and your processes get more complex. You need association management software (AMS) that can keep up. At some point, your AMS might even be holding you back. So how do you know when your association has outgrown its AMS?

How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Accelerating the Shift to Online Member Engagement

Associations Now

Associations that focus on changing up traditional member engagement are more likely to succeed during—and after—the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report. By now we all know everything has changed—in a big way—because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

How Your Association Can Come Out Ahead by Hosting Virtual Events

Membersuite

Right now it may feel like putting your events on hold is best since virtual events feel like unknown territory. However, there are many advantages to virtual events that can help associations come out ahead. Here are some benefits of virtual events

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Why One Association Didn’t Let COVID-19 Stop Its Rebrand

Associations Now

After spending a year working with stakeholders to redesign its image, the American Lung Association decided not to scrap its rebrand when the pandemic hit. Instead, it quietly launched the new look while fielding questions about the disease attacking lungs.

COVID-19 Funding for Nonprofits: What You Need To Know

Wild Apricot

We've compiled a list of all the US and Canadian government funding available to nonprofits to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 crisis

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Should I do membership renewals during this crisis? – Ask JP #018

Moery Company

Hey everybody. Welcome to a special Coronavirus edition of Ask JP. I get a lot of good questions from you all, here’s today’s question, “Should I do membership renewals during this crisis?”. Great question. Here’s my take: absolutely. There are a couple things happening.

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How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

Associations Now

Despite the large economic hit the meetings sector is dealing with due to coronavirus, industry professionals, venues, and organizations have still found ways to support one another and their communities.

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.

Crisis Renewal Letter Template for Associations

GrowthZone

Tactfully managing association renewals in crisis situations is challenging. It’s important for association members to feel valued and critical for associations to reinforce their value.

How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Hosting a virtual fundraiser is a great option when in-person events aren't feasible. Here's everything you need know about organizing a successful event online

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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.

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!

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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.

Association Membership Renewal Letter Template

GrowthZone

Member renewals in the time of COVID – it’s a challenge universal to associations everywhere.

Can’t Run Your Event as Planned? Here's How to Manage it in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

There are many ways to go when it comes to updating your event. Having to choose your best option can certainly be overwhelming. This blog will help you choose your best option and explain how to update your event in Wild Apricot

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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.

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Navigating New Stimulus Laws: Part 1 – Financial Relief Options

Association Adviser

Congress recently passed one of the most sweeping economic relief packages in its history, yet most associations are left wondering where the third sector falls within the new laws.

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!

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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How Events Are Leveraging Creativity As They Go Virtual

Associations Now

From creating virtual tradeshows to turning a three-day event into a multi-week offering, event planners are getting experimental as they go virtual. The current time requires more than a little improvisation just to keep things moving.

Observations from the Field Including Short- and Long-Term Strategies for Moving Forward – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 228

Moery Company

Association leaders are getting laser focused on delivering great information to their members and are really focused on long-term business projects with their partners while addressing the urgent needs of now.

Navigating New Stimulus Laws: Part 2 – Expanded Paid Leave Requirements

Association Adviser

The recently passed series of economic relief laws include several new requirements related to workers that will impact associations and their member organizations.

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.

How to hold a strategic planning session virtually

Association Success

Replacing that one- or two-day in-person strategy session with a virtual process may seem far fetched. But it is possible. And, not just possible, but practical. .

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Renegotiating Live Event Agreements When All Parties Are Innocent Victims

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the third in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising dozens of our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19.

Association Field Report (April 14, 2020)

Moery Company

I know a lot of associations are very concerned with the decline in sponsorship revenue. I don’t know if you’re going to be able to replace it with some of these new opportunities, however, I want to give you some thoughts on how to do it.

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Podcast: How to Welcome New Members to Your Association Home

Association Adviser

We talk with Amanda Kaiser of Smooth the Path about helping association members feel like they belong, based on results from the New Member Engagement Study. The post Podcast: How to Welcome New Members to Your Association Home appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

COVID-19’s Cloud Computing Wake-Up Call

Associations Now

For associations that didn’t already manage their data resources on the cloud, the sudden move to take everyone remote highlights how the old server room paradigm doesn’t make much sense anymore.

12 tips for interviewing a job candidate you can’t meet in person

Association Success

As COVID-19 continues to stun the world, many organizations have had no choice but to leave behind the comfort of their offices and adapt to the reality of working from home. Even though many of us are mandated to stay home, most organizations cannot afford to indefinitely pause their business. .

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Association Field Report (April 13, 2020)

Moery Company

Hi, friends. Update from the field, it’s Monday, April 13. I got news for you, it won’t come back the same. Your sponsorship program that you knew needed adjustment will need to be updated now.

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