Moving your meeting's education from an expert-led lecture format to an activity- and discussion-based one may lead to more active and engaged attendees.
The NCAA Tournament is upon us, and while many reports cite the potential for lost productivity at work, some are claiming just the opposite. Plus, a few other tips to help boost productivity.
When one association offered lapsed members a "pay what you want" reinstatement deal, it won back some members and learned a lot about why they left.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the tech media of late, you might have heard about a new video-streaming app called Meerkat. Being skeptical about buzzy social networks is understandable. But Meerkat, like Twitter, could become a natural fit for events. Here’s why.
A consulting firm’s new performance review process seems amazingly efficient. But a handful of questions alone won’t make for effective reviews.
More associations are using their conferences to discover the industry’s next great program, product, or service. Is there room for a startup competition at one of your meetings?
During its annual advocacy day in DC two weeks ago, the American Osteopathic Association had to think fast to reorganize events after a snowstorm hit the city. While inconvenient, the weather revealed some untapped potential that is now becoming a regular part of the program.
Associations have long wondered how to get more members to update their profile info. One association says the key is realizing data management is a multi-channel, every-day job.
It seemed like the technology publication Gigaom had a ton going for it—including a business model that seemed inspired by the world of associations. But the company's problems, now on the surface, don't show weak points in those key elements. Rather, they highlight the kinds of pressures for startups that associations don't often have to face.
Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro doesn't get hung up on process when it comes to finding board leaders and getting them ready to lead.