Association professionals are always on the move. Here’s our monthly roundup of new hires, career changes, and retirements across the association industry. Of note: Donte P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, is heading up the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.
A new Georgia law that many contend is aimed at suppressing voters, as well as concern over similar legislation in other states, has caused many organizations to speak out. Spanning industries, these groups say laws should encourage voting, not enact barriers to it.
While many associations pivoted during the pandemic to quickly create products that brought in new revenue, a focus on long-term product development is also important. Two experts discuss innovation and long-term goals when creating new products.
The Literacy Research Association recently released a report calling for racial justice in the field. The organization wants its new report to spur real change in a field that regularly ignores racial components of literacy research.
Many of us have been working from home for more than a year now. Over this time, we’ve learned lots tricks to make things easier. From tips on starting the day off right to lipstick filters for Zoom, check out what your colleagues are doing to make remote work smooth sailing.
The revenue impact of COVID-19 has made some associations rethink how much they should keep in reserves and hone revenue strategies to ensure they align with the group’s core values and member needs.
From the Capitol riot to recent mass killings of Asian Americans, events with widespread societal impact are causing some associations to speak out. A communication expert discusses the ins and outs of issuing a statement and the importance of having a crisis communication plan.
As groups consider an open-access model for their publications and other resources, three associations recently made the decision to offer their joint project for free online. The move is expected to benefit members, while not negatively impacting finances.
Between federal laws and staff needing to take time off for illness or to care for relatives or children during the pandemic, leave policies can feel like a tangled web. An expert offers tips for creating leave policies that work for staff and employers and comply with leave laws.
The Illinois State University chapter of the American Marketing Association joined forces with local businesses slammed by the pandemic economy to provide digital marketing support. Not only did students get experience, but stores got a sales boost from a better online presence.