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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.

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.

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.

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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Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses

WBT Systems

Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses. Read more about Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses

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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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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.

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Association Membership Renewal Letter Template

GrowthZone

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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Virtually Connecting Coworkers: 4 Ideas

MembersClicks

Now that most companies have gone virtual due to COVID-19, it can be particularly tough to keep your coworkers connected. We get it! We’re all learning this “new normal” together and taking it one step at a time.

Without a Distribution Strategy, Great Content Doesn’t Matter

Associations Now

In a world saturated with content, you can’t build for just one use case. By Eric Goodstadt. Used to be you could craft a piece of content once, ship it to the printer, and let that single channel define audience response. But we’re not in that world anymore.

Navigating New Stimulus Laws: Part 3 – What to Expect Next

Association Adviser

Editor’s Note: As of Thursday, April 16, the Small Business Administration (SBA) stopped accepting applications for both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) referenced in this article due to the exhaustion of funds for the programs.

Continue collections: HOAs must keep up with assessments even during a crisis

Ungrated

Contributed by Maureen Radon, CMCA. Facilities and finances probably weren’t top of mind for many community association residents before the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, as residents spend more time at home and household income possibly decreases, association expenses have come into focus.

Finance & HR Team Remote Tips

HighRoad Solution

When unexpected and life-altering changes hit, from a cultural and operational perspective, adequately managing that change is fundamental to survival. It's imperative that, regardless of what's happening on the outside, productivity, innovation, and life balance isn't hindered on the inside.

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