We asked you who is the one person you’d like to see interviewed on AN’s pages. Here are a few names from your wish list.
October marks the 10th anniversary of Associations Now. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at a decade of AN.
Associations concerned about proposed changes to overtime rules.
During times of crisis, associations holding events must be sure to communicate any decisions clearly and quickly to members who planned to attend.
Who says you have to choose between individual and company members? On the road, hybrids are all the rage. They’re a growing trend in associations, too. From 2011 to 2015, the percentage of associations offering a combination of both individual and company memberships more than doubled, from 13 percent to 29 percent, among respondents to […]
A study at the University of Southern California shares a discovery about the dynamics of social media: a few key influencers can spread your message.
While the top four current meeting app uses for apps are tactical, the four expected uses for next year are more strategic.
In its “State of Community Management 2015” report, The Community Roundtable called a new-member onboarding program a “quick win” for organizations.
A unique mix of convenience and meetings-friendly amenities, see if Rosemont, Illinois has what it takes to be your next conference venue.
Make the most of your conference for first-timers. Being a first-time attendee at a conference, whether large or small, can be overwhelming. A first-timer may not know anyone, may be unsure about what sessions to pick, and may worry about feeling out of place. Luckily, many associations are going out of their way to make […]
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry this month.
Several countries are clamping down on nongovernmental organizations. This summer, Cambodia became the latest country to consider placing greater restrictions on nongovernmental organizations operating within its borders. The Southeast Asian nation’s parliament passed legislation in July that would allow it to disband international and domestic NGOs should their activity allegedly jeopardize the country’s stability and […]
Emergency nurses took the lead when Ebola arrived in the U.S. The Ebola virus, while terrifying, was something we thought we didn’t have to worry about in the U.S. because it had never shown up on our shores. Until last fall. It started with a false alarm in a Sacramento, California, hospital where a patient […]
You never want to find yourself in a crisis situation, but the benefits of being prepared for one are enormous. A few tips from association and meetings pros who’ve been there.
Expecting the unexpected at a conference is difficult enough. Making it trickier is that crises come in all forms.
Digital signage is more than just a shiny, electronic version of the standard foam core posters and easels outside your meeting rooms.
Worried about the cost of adding digital signage to your association’s conference? Consider these tactics for trimming the investment or realizing returns in other ways.
No question about it—associations are conducting more surveys than ever as they hunger to know everything about their stakeholders.
Associations not only conduct their own surveys, but they also often use surveys by other organizations. Can you trust them?
The National Association of Secondary School Principals isn’t the only association to revamp its image and strategy as it approached a milestone anniversary.
On the cusp of its 100th birthday, and with a new executive director and strategic plan in hand, the National Association of Secondary School Principals decided it was time to reimagine itself.
What does your conference say about who is welcome in your community? Maybe not what you want, if your speakers and attendees all look and sound the same.
Steven Stout, CAE, director of meetings for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals in Austin, Texas loves both unsigned bands and Starship.
Jorge Perez, executive director, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, answers questions from HACIA member Marco Romero.
Mini-golf emerges as a team building activity that fulfills a mission.
How to support volunteers when their terms end.
In your own words, what’s the value of face-to-face meetings?
For Teresa Cendrowska, the Vice President of global cooperation for ASTM International, slowing down and thinking broadly are success essentials.
Tips for optimizing your search functionality.
Digging for business intelligence via data is not just for technologists, says Debbie King, COO of DSK Solutions, Inc.
Quantifying the amount of identity theft out there. It’s no surprise that U.S. data breaches hit a record high in 2014. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 783 data breaches, or an average of 15 breaches a week, last year—that’s a 27.5 percent increase from 2013. While the percentage of breaches exposing […]
Make inspiring video collages that incorporate pictures, graphics, and music with the PicPlayPost app. “I learned about this app at an AMC Institute meeting. I love it because the content marketer who exists in every department of association management needs quick, easy, and agile tools to post photos, videos, and graphics to tell stories that are […]
Analytics help predict donor behavior. If you work for a foundation or nonprofit that relies on donations, you’re always looking for ways to increase donors and contributions, lower direct marketing costs, and spark innovation and creativity among staff. Groups are turning to big data and predictive analytics to help achieve those goals. Recently John Hallberg, […]
Process is critical when removing an elected volunteer leader. Unfortunately, associations are occasionally confronted with an ineffective or disruptive officer or director whom others believe should be removed from the position. If your association is considering removal of an elected volunteer leader, you need to carefully review three governing authorities: State incorporation law Statutes governing […]
Associations are everywhere. Here’s a snapshot from Texas.
Campaign puts the faces in face-to-face meetings.
A look at how behavior can influence employees’ willingness to save.
Navigate the first 90 days in the top job as a new CEO with these tips.
Prepare yourself for tomorrow’s workplace and become future-proof by reading Stretch and other books in our latest round of reviews.
Career advice on joyless tasks from Lyne Tomlinson, CPBS, ACC, CAE, career fitness coach at Career Lift.
Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, DC, knows her way around marketing … and pageants.
In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. And sometimes—like in the case of space—outside of it.