Reflecting on a century of ASAE, while looking ahead to what’s next.
The events space is always changing, as attendees expect more from the onsite experience, new conferences compete for meeting-goers, and technological advancements are introduced. It takes forward-thinking planners to keep up and create successful events.
There are big ways and small ways to make your meeting more sustainable. Here’s how a few associations are planning meetings to be more environmentally friendly, along with some small steps any organization can take.
Common sustainability targets for cutting down on your waste at meetings.
Conference expos are major revenue generators, but the standard booth-maze model is past its prime. Today, both exhibitors and attendees expect associations to offer something better.
Does storytelling in fundraising really work? Associations that have used it successfully to solicit donations say it requires the right kinds of stories told in a way that inspires.
Associations don’t last 100 years by accident. Here’s what some associations have learned about what it takes to make it to a centennial—and set themselves up to thrive in their second century.
ASAE will turn 100 in 2020, and while the occasion naturally calls to mind where we’ve been, this celebration will look to the future too.
Nycole Joiner, the senior director of finance and operations at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in Fairfield, New Jersey, aims to pass the CAE in 2020.
Melissa Hockstad, president and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute, answers questions from ACI member Matt Vander Laan.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores wins a few battles in the fight against human trafficking.
How the Water Environment Federation reduces flooding in its conference cities.
How you refer to your global members can have a big impact on your global strategy. the terms an association uses to describe its members can say a lot about what it thinks of them. If you describe your members as either “American” or “international,” you run the risk of marginalizing members around the world […]
Understand behaviors to overcome conflict with the DiSC framework.
How do you maintain a human connection with the people you work with?
Tom Madrecki, Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, isn’t afraid to take risks and test new ideas.
A construction festival unearths nondues revenue for the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.
An association playlist from the Ohio State Bar Association supplies background music for learning.
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector. Here, newbies tell us what got them started, how they’re succeeding, and what they plan to do next.
Before expelling members over their personal conduct, check your bylaws first.
Meetings are a major revenue source for associations, but what happens to that revenue if a meeting has to be canceled due to extreme weather or some other emergency? Seth Fleischer, business development professional at Aon Affinity, has some tips about event cancellation insurance.
It’s the first decline seen in foundation donations in a number of years, according to the Giving USA Foundation.
Keep websites and apps running smoothly using a microservices framework.
Professionals want to showcase their achievements, and employers want to find workers with the knowledge and skills they need. Digital badges serve both goals, says Ashish Rangnekar, CEO of the online learning platform BenchPrep. He has some tips for how to get a digital badge program started.
User-friendly phone, text, and videoconferencing services for organizations big and small.
Not all Twitter users are the same.
Three tactics to help you boost your survey response rates.
Volunteers can help keep your online community strong.
Associations are testing the waters of digital membership recruitment using social media channels, online advertising, and ad retargeting campaigns.
The Association for Creative Industries’ crafty solution to declining conference attendance.
Say hello to conversations and input, or C&I, an improved form of Q&A.
Acknowledging and addressing rampant workplace harassment in The Shield of Silence.
Nurture relationships at the office.
Brad C. Shanklin, the executive director of DallasHR, has two decades of experience under his belt.
New rule lets employers offer retirement plans through associations.
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. Including ghosts.