Not every city has the built-in appeal of major meeting destinations like Chicago or San Francisco. But competition for conference business is heating up as cities nationwide have invested heavily in the infrastructure necessary for top-notch meeting experiences. Why would you book your meeting in a place like Pittsburgh or Detroit or Reno? You might be surprised.
Where there are newbies, there are usually stalwarts with experience and wisdom to share. For example, meet the International Sleep Products Association.
The association startup space is budding just as much as the for-profit space is in Silicon Valley. Check out three examples of new groups that are starting to make an impact on fresh industries.
A lesson in how not to respond to a rogue chapter within your association.
Think one (or more) of your organization’s chapters ıs veering away? You might be right. Learn how to spot the warning signs and what to do when chapters go rogue.
Walt Disney World scores big attention and easy traceability with its MyMagic+ wristband.
A chip in your conference badge that monitors your meeting activity? It might sound a little creepy, but that chip is improving the meeting experience. Many associations are taking advantage of technology such as NFC and RFID and carefully weighing the benefits, risks, and security concerns.
Tips on how to deal with cleaning up old, messy member data.
Associations are good at collecting data, but they’re less adept at analyzing it or knowing what to do with the gold mine of information they have. But that’s changing. As technology becomes more affordable, organizations are harnessing “big data” to improve member engagement.
Advice from a social fundraising expert on how to implement it the right way.