You’re working at home, but your new copy of Associations Now is in your inbox at the office. Don’t let that stop you from reading this month’s features on advocacy strategy, employee retention, inclusive language, and recession readiness from the comfort of your couch.
Rethinking an illustration approach with diversity in mind.
Is now the time to speak up or stay quiet? Amy Showalter, principal of the Showalter Group, Inc., guides association leaders through questions that can help them decide if the timing is right to take on a new issue. Here are eight questions to consider before making a move.
As public policy takes center stage in an election year, it’s a good time to reexamine how your organization decides when to take a stand on policy issues.
A changing workforce requires a new approach to employee retention if organizations want to keep their top talent in a business climate facing new uncertainties.
More than half of employees leave a job because of a manager. How can your organization avoid that trap?
Expert recommendations for introducing inclusive language into your association.
As associations welcome an increasingly diverse membership into the fold, the way they communicate is crucial. This is why many organizations are adopting more inclusive language that better reflects the whole community.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, economists were speculating on the timing of the next recession. Now, the economic picture has darkened substantially. It’s time to take a look at your core mission, dues structure, partnerships, and more to better weather any coming storm.
Natasha Bethea, the director of marketing and membership for the Information Technology Industry Council, volunteers when she’s not at the office.
Briget Polichene, CEO of the Institute of International Bankers, answers questions from IIB member Nomita Singh.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
The American Society for Hematology’s multipronged initiative aims to curb sickle cell disease worldwide.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research tries a college campus strategy for membership growth and workforce development.
How patience in building long-term partnerships led to global standard-setting by the International Parking and Mobility Institute.
A prescription for digital wellness for those who can’t let go of the smart device.
What skill did you learn in the last decade that you know you’ll need in the 2020s?
Tim Hopkins, a senior consultant at McKinley Advisors, builds empathy and understanding by making time for conversation.
Free events lead to a revenue boost for the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.
Theater association uses high school students to boost social media.
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.
In today’s blazing-hot job market, most employers venture online to find strong candidates. Tom Aley, group vice president of software solutions at Naylor Association Solutions, has advice for getting the most from the online portion of your talent search.
California’s new worker classification law reaches beyond the Golden State.
The job market has been tight in recent years, and human resources professionals are expecting more of the same this year.
Spot “cheap fakes” that undermine trust.
Artificial intelligence can help automate routine content management tasks, such as tagging in a taxonomy structure. Sean Breen, CEO at agencyQ, Inc., explains how the technology can go to work for your content team.
A secure way to make calls and send messages.
The fastest-growing social media platform in the world isn’t Instagram, SnapChat, Facebook, or Twitter.
Give members a comfortable place to relax and network at meetings.
A decision to close a chapter can be difficult, but it’s one that many associations are making.
A few simple steps can make new members feel welcome.
COVID-19 has planners reworking events.
A way to eliminate your printed onsite guide.
Event cancellation insurance, contingency plans raise concerns for event planners.
Discipline and process win, according to Stefan Thomke’s Experimentation Works.
Advice from certified career coach Vikram Kapoor.
Vanessa LaClair, CMP, CAE, the executive director of the Empire State Society of Association Executives, says her early career drove her into association management.
New research shows associations play a major role in workforce development.
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 cleaning.