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100 Associations by Rasheeda Childress Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: A Head Start in the States

100 Associations by Rasheeda Childress Aug 12, 2020

Working with state health officials early on, NGA helped to create a roadmap for reopening that governors could tailor to meet the needs of their states.

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: Relief for Struggling Restaurant Workers

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

With more than 8 million restaurant workers laid off since the beginning of coronavirus, NRAEF created the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and distributed one-time $500 payments to those in need.

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: New Spaces for Patients

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

To deal with patient surge, AIA developed an assessment tool to help healthcare and non-healthcare entities make decisions about converting spaces into healthcare operations.

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: Critical Workforce Connectors

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

ASA and RILA joined forces to help retail businesses that provide essential services—like pharmacies and grocery stores—fill immediate job openings when COVID-19 hit.

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: Fast Action Against a New Virus

100 Associations by Allison Torres Burtka Aug 12, 2020

From testing to treatment to infection prevention, IDSA became a critical resource for medical professionals and the public health community from the earliest days of the pandemic.

100 Associations by Lisa Boylan Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: Teaming Up to Boost Supplies

100 Associations by Lisa Boylan Aug 12, 2020

NAM and Business Roundtable partnered to help states and the federal government obtain personal protective equipment and other supplies needed to care for COVID-19 patients.

100 Associations by Lisa Boylan Aug 12, 2020

Coronavirus Response: 100 Million Masks

100 Associations by Lisa Boylan Aug 12, 2020

With PPE in short supply for healthcare workers on the front lines, AHA launched a nationwide campaign to rapidly produce surgical masks and face shields for them. Their goal: 100 million masks.

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

How Associations Responded to Coronavirus

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

Content to help members prepare for recovery; an image repository for research and education; the role of physical therapy on the front lines; member volunteers relieve overwhelmed funeral homes.

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

Associations Step Up During Coronavirus Outbreak

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

Coordinated effort produces essential supplies; telehealth in the spotlight; housing for front-line workers; virus illustrations as training tools; distillers become hand sanitizer producers.

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Apr 20, 2020

Get Recession Ready: Strategies to Weather the Coronavirus Storm

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Apr 20, 2020

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.

Meetings by Associations Now Staff Apr 20, 2020

Data Point: Coronavirus Raises Big Questions

Meetings by Associations Now Staff Apr 20, 2020

Event cancellation insurance, contingency plans raise concerns for event planners.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Mar 30, 2020

Today’s Coronavirus Tracker

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Mar 30, 2020

Current World Health Organization statistics on incidence of COVID-19 worldwide and a roundup of conference, travel, and business news and information.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 19, 2020

Eight Ways to Stay Healthy During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 19, 2020

With many employees working from home—thrust into close quarters with relatives and distanced from coworkers and friends—an expert says it is important to practice self-care.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 6, 2020

Group Helps Students Continue Their Travels Despite Coronavirus

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 6, 2020

Now through May is peak travel time for students—many taking spring break and class trips. With virus fears prevalent, Student and Youth Travel Association members are making adjustments to give students a safe travel experience.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 4, 2020

How to Keep Your Association Running if Coronavirus Worsens

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 4, 2020

As fears about the spread of the virus rise, associations are determining how they will cope if a severe outbreak hits the U.S. Business continuity plans cover many emergencies—including infectious disease—so make sure yours is up to date. If you ever wondered why you should develop a business continuity plan, coronavirus has supplied an answer. […]

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 3, 2020

Will Coronavirus Spoil March Madness, Too?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 3, 2020

An advocacy group for college athletes is calling on the NCAA to consider playing March Madness games without crowds to prevent the spread of infections. The NCAA isn’t at that point yet, but it does have contingency plans for its major basketball tournaments.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 28, 2020

Today’s Coronavirus Tracker

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 28, 2020

Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel, and business news and information. Spotlight on Infection Preventionists It’s been a busy year, to say the least, for professionals in the field of infection prevention. They’ll be getting a shout-out in the coming days during International Infection […]

Leadership by Chris Vest, CAE Feb 26, 2020

Trump Requests $1.8 Billion for Coronavirus Response

Leadership by Chris Vest, CAE Feb 26, 2020

The White House this week asked Congress for emergency funds to prepare a response to a potential surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. But Democrats on the Hill say more will be needed.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 19, 2020

Associations Cancel Events, Shake Up Schedules in Response to Coronavirus

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 19, 2020

Numerous events big and small have had to change their schedules or even cancel in response to lingering concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus. The disease led to the recent cancellation of Mobile World Congress, among others.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Feb 13, 2020

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting Work in Asia-Pacific

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Feb 13, 2020

With the coronavirus causing quarantines in China and putting other Asian cities on high alert, staff are working from home, taking precautions, and looking for workarounds to keep up with job duties without risking infection.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2020

Mobile World Congress Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 12, 2020

The widely attended technology industry event, which takes place each year in Barcelona, had faced the departure of more than two dozen vendors in recent days over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 4, 2020

Fact-Checking Groups Aim to Minimize Coronavirus Confusion

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 4, 2020

Nonprofits focused on verifying facts in real time are working in overdrive to make sure that information about the Wuhan coronavirus is as accurate as it can be.

Meetings by Rasheeda Childress Feb 3, 2020

Will Event Cancellation Insurance Cover the Coronavirus?

Meetings by Rasheeda Childress Feb 3, 2020

Associations worried they might have to cancel a meeting due to the Wuhan coronavirus typically won’t have coverage unless they purchased a communicable disease rider, says an expert.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 27, 2020

Associations Advise Doctors, Public Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 27, 2020

The deadly virus has spread quickly from China to the United States, and as researchers scramble to find a treatment, medical groups are advising members and the public on how to recognize cases and protect themselves.

Brand Connection by Destination Canada Oct 15, 2020

Why The Power of Connection Is Critical For Business Events

Brand Connection by Destination Canada Oct 15, 2020

[Sponsored] In the age of virtual interaction, human-to-human connection is critical to spark creativity, make connections and bring organizations together.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 15, 2020

Performance Under Pressure: Lessons From COVID-19 Success Stories

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 15, 2020

These are tough times for almost every organization, but some for-profits are finding ways to make membership or subscription models continue to work for them. Here’s what they’re doing.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Oct 13, 2020

Should Your Chapters Sign a COVID-19 Waiver?

Membership by Lisa Boylan Oct 13, 2020

What happens when your chapters hold in-person meetings—even after your association has made it clear that events should only be virtual because of COVID-19? A waiver might be a good idea.

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Oct 12, 2020

Weekly Now: Small Businesses Band Together to “Save the American Dream”

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Oct 12, 2020

A new resource hub has pandemic survival essentials for business owners. Also: Nonprofits led by people of color are wrestling with COVID-19 alongside systemic racism, and the Building Movement Project’s new report reveals the challenges ahead.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 5, 2020

Weekly Now: The Fight to Save the Movie Theater

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 5, 2020

The film industry makes an economic case to save movie theaters, many of which face threats of closing permanently. Also: why the holiday season is coming earlier than ever—and it’s not because Christmas music is already on the radio.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 1, 2020

Five Unique Experiences to Consider Adding to Virtual Events

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 1, 2020

If you’re looking to create a memorable virtual conference, here are five ideas for injecting some fun—and even animals—into the attendee experience.

Money & Business by Lisa Boylan Sep 29, 2020

Telemedicine Association Is Making the Most of Its Moment

Money & Business by Lisa Boylan Sep 29, 2020

A familiar echo of “we should have done this earlier” surrounds processes that could have been implemented before the pandemic hit. Telehealth is a prime example. The American Telemedicine Association is taking advantage of its success during the crisis to make telehealth a permanent fixture in U.S. healthcare.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 24, 2020

5 Ways Associations Are Working to Make the 2020 Election Safer

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Sep 24, 2020

Whether it’s providing hand sanitizer, holding virtual town halls, or finding room for people to vote in person while social distancing, associations are helping to ensure an informed electorate and safe voting this fall.

Brand Connection by Personify Sep 23, 2020

4 Ways Resilient Associations Have Survived and Thrived in the Pandemic

Brand Connection by Personify Sep 23, 2020

What have resilient associations done to prioritize members, strengthen their mission and remain successful during the COVID-19 pandemic? Personify spoke with leaders across the industry to learn more.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 17, 2020

Venues Add New Amenities to Adapt to Future Meeting Needs

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 17, 2020

Convention centers, hotels, and other venues already know that when meetings return, many will feature a hybrid format. To prepare for this future, many venues have added new amenities, like broadcast studios, to help meeting planners deliver those experiences.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Sep 8, 2020

Where to Assign Your Workforce When Creating a Hybrid Office

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Sep 8, 2020

Who stays remote and who goes back to a shared workplace? In the second installment of our three-part series on establishing a hybrid office, we ask leaders to start by assessing the needs and capabilities of each department.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 1, 2020

Weekly Now: A COVID-19 Advocacy Success Story in California

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 1, 2020

The Professional Beauty Association scores a win with its reopening strategy in California. Also: The American Lung Association launches a major anti-vaping campaign.

Brand Connection by Michael Hickey Aug 28, 2020

The First Steps in Creating a Hybrid Office That Works

Brand Connection by Michael Hickey Aug 28, 2020

In the first of a three-part series on establishing a hybrid office, we look at four questions leaders need to ask to develop a successful working environment. For some associations, the transition to fully remote operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been relatively smooth. But now that employees are beginning to tiptoe back into offices […]

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 27, 2020

Creative Meeting Formats Flourish During COVID-19

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 27, 2020

The pandemic has meeting professionals exploring new event formats. From drive-in meetings to year-round virtual convention centers, they’re doing what it takes to keep attendees safe and engaged.

Brand Connection by Destination Cleveland Aug 26, 2020

Why Ramped-Up Health Protocols Are Here to Stay

Brand Connection by Destination Cleveland Aug 26, 2020

Businesses that commit to beefing up health and wellness practices are best positioned for the pandemic and beyond.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 26, 2020

Daily Buzz: Help Employees Embrace New Technology

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 26, 2020

Leaders can eliminate barriers to tech adoption with a culture that supports employees. Also: transitioning to a virtual sponsorship program.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: Master Your Remote Workload With Automated Tech

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 21, 2020

Automation can help organizations that are trying to thrive in their new remote work environments. Also: Make your Facebook video content more successful.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 20, 2020

Three New Skills Event Pros Must Develop in the Wake of COVID-19

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Aug 20, 2020

Coronavirus has forever changed the meetings industry. As a result, event professionals need new skills to best navigate this new environment. Three to consider developing.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 17, 2020

Time for a Career Pivot? Four Suggestions for Association Pros

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 17, 2020

Right now, even with all the disruption caused by the pandemic, you might find yourself looking for a change. How can you manage it? Read on for a few questions you should ask yourself.

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

Business: Tapestry Project Boosts Black Entrepreneurship

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

AEO’s Tapestry Project, funded by a $1.15 million grant, fuels Black entrepreneurship and helps level an inequitable playing field for Black-owned businesses in five U.S. cities.

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

Healthcare: How Research Saved Hospice Care

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

With Medicaid funding for Missouri hospice facilities at risk, MHPCA headed off budget cuts by unearthing the data to prove that hospice care saves the state money.

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

The Leadership Development Resources Associations Built

100 Associations by Associations Now Staff Aug 12, 2020

Leadership training and community service with a focus on aviation; molding future leaders for nonprofits and the nation.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 6, 2020

Group Works to Help Businesses Design Safer Bathrooms for COVID-19 Era

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 6, 2020

The American Restroom Association has always advocated for the best bathrooms to serve the public. Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group is helping businesses address new safety challenges when it comes to their restrooms.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jul 30, 2020

Senate GOP Bill Includes Association Access to Paycheck Protection Program

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jul 30, 2020

Associations with fewer than 300 employees would be eligible for PPP funds under the broad COVID-19 relief bill proposed by Senate Republicans this week. But differences with Democrats on many provisions make the bill's future uncertain. 

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: CES Goes All-Digital in 2021

Meetings by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Jul 28, 2020

The Consumer Technology Association announced a fully virtual format for its marquee event after previously preparing for a hybrid meeting. Also: how HR can stave off employee burnout.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2020

Why Reskilling Is An Important Tech Opportunity for Associations in 2020

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 27, 2020

The idea of reskilling or upskilling was already an emerging trend even before COVID-19. Now it’s more important than ever—and associations can potentially stand out by leveraging their technology to provide next-gen learning opportunities.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 26, 2020

Why Your (Remote) Office Needs a Few Friends

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 26, 2020

Office friendships are an underappreciated part of your culture. Leaders don’t have to make everybody pals, but in a remote environment, it pays to encourage them. Every so often, I miss office hallways. It’s not that hallways are so charming in themselves. They’re just blank, anonymous, in-between spaces. But that’s what makes them so powerful. […]

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Podcasting Model Holds Up

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 24, 2020

Despite early concerns that podcast listening would fall into decline, ad revenue projections are up, an IAB report finds. Also: Why you shouldn’t let worry slow down your pace.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jul 22, 2020

How Foundations Can Pivot Their Fundraising Strategy During the Pandemic

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jul 22, 2020

As the coronavirus crisis has dampened individual giving by members, foundations can keep on track with their fundraising targets by touching base with current donors, seeking out flush benefactors ready to give, using creative approaches, and staying focused.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 10, 2020

How COVID-19 Accelerated the Shift Towards Digital Experiences

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 10, 2020

A new report from PwC finds that consumer spending took a dramatic move away from in person thanks to COVID-19, moving up the timetable on digital transformation in the process.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jul 7, 2020

Free HR Hotline Helps Members in a Crisis

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jul 7, 2020

An already stressful time got even worse when the pandemic landed during the busiest part of year for certified public accountants—tax season. One association sped up a valuable member benefit in response, with great results.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jul 2, 2020

ASAE Delivers COVID-19 Sign-On Letter to Congress

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jul 2, 2020

ASAE and 2,200 other organizations delivered a sign-on letter to Congress, asking that nonprofit associations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic get access to federal relief programs.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 1, 2020

We Asked, You Answered: Vacation Alternatives

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 1, 2020

Association pros discuss alternate vacation plans given the big shift in travel that COVID-19 has created for many.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2020

Fireworks Group Doubles Down on Safety Amid Sales Surge

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 29, 2020

The American Pyrotechnics Association says consumer purchasing of fireworks is way up as their usage increases in cities around the country. With sales rising and public displays on hold, the group is emphasizing safety this summer.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jun 26, 2020

ASAE Requests 501(c)(6) Access to Main Street Lending Program

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jun 26, 2020

In a letter to the Federal Reserve, ASAE asked the Fed to expand the scope of the Main Street Lending Program to give 501(c)(6) associations the same access to credit during this difficult time.   

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: Staying Creative When Working From Home

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 24, 2020

How to create remote working conditions that spark inspiration. Also: An effective leader uses both emotional and analytical intelligence.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 23, 2020

Media Groups Join Forces with Google to Bolster Local News Advertising

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 23, 2020

The Local Media Consortium and the Local Media Association have teamed up for an awareness campaign urging advertisers to support local news. Funded with $15 million from Google, they hope to boost ad revenue for member news organizations.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 21, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: Advocacy From a Distance

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 21, 2020

Government relations is typically done with a handshake, but the Direct Selling Association has found ways to connect virtually with legislators and regulators.

Brand Connection by Michael Hickey Jun 18, 2020

Daily Buzz: Managing Underperforming Employees

Brand Connection by Michael Hickey Jun 18, 2020

Go beyond assessing your underperforming employees and take steps to set them up for success. Also: how associations can drive unemployed members toward career success.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 17, 2020

How to Ensure Your Messaging to Remote Staff Is Inclusive

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 17, 2020

As organizations communicate with their staff, they must be mindful to make sure messaging is inclusive. Part of that strategy is acknowledging what’s currently happening in the world.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 9, 2020

Helping Members Manage Stress in a Crisis

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 9, 2020

One association recognized well before the global pandemic that its members needed resources to help them manage stress, depression, and other mental health issues. Then COVID-19 hit, and the online resource became timelier than they ever anticipated.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: Practice Self-Care During the Workday

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 8, 2020

How to take time for yourself without losing productivity. Also: Change management strategies that associations of all sizes can employ.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jun 5, 2020

Timeline Slipping on Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Jun 5, 2020

A fourth package of pandemic relief is not expected to emerge from the Senate until after the July 4 recess. And Senate leaders say it will not resemble the House-passed HEROES Act, which expanded the Paycheck Protection Program to include associations. 

Leadership by Lisa Boylan Jun 5, 2020

The Crises of 2020 Renew Spotlight on D+I

Leadership by Lisa Boylan Jun 5, 2020

As the country confronts two overwhelming crises, the need for organizational cultures that prioritize diversity and inclusion has never been greater, says one association D+I leader.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 4, 2020

How to Surprise and Delight Attendees in a Virtual Environment

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 4, 2020

If you think hosting a virtual conference makes it more difficult to surprise your attendees or incorporate small elements of fun, think again. Here are five ways to delight your participants.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 3, 2020

Four Ways to Boost Nondues Revenue Right Now

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 3, 2020

As associations look for ways to increase revenue during the pandemic downturn, one expert says they should consider monetizing their role as matchmaker for industry partners and members.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 3, 2020

How Alumni Associations Are Getting Creative With Honoring Grads

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 3, 2020

With COVID-19 changing the definition of what graduating means for many high school and college students, alumni associations are trying new ideas to ensure the big day still has a special feel.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 29, 2020

Pandemic Risk Insurance Act Introduced in House

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 29, 2020

The new Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, endorsed by ASAE, would create a federal backstop to prevent economic losses from future pandemics.

Membership by Lisa Boylan May 26, 2020

Keeping Members Close in Socially Distant Times

Membership by Lisa Boylan May 26, 2020

A snapshot of leading associations reveals that successful member engagement in a crisis environment requires a more personal touch that speaks to both the head and the heart.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 21, 2020

Four Ways Organizations Are Getting Creative About Fundraising

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 21, 2020

Much like associations, schools, charities, and political candidates have had to use different tactics to drive fundraising efforts in recent months. Here are some of the things they are trying.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 20, 2020

How to Effectively Manage Your Staff’s Return to the Office

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 20, 2020

Much of the advice about reopening the office has focused on the logistics of floor plans, cleaning, and new norms. Now, experts discuss the practical policies related to smoothly managing your people and addressing their concerns as they come back.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 15, 2020

Should You Let Remote Employees Stay Remote Long-Term?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 15, 2020

Not everyone will want to rush back to your office the minute it reopens. Here are a few things to consider as you decide whether to extend a work-from-home option beyond the immediate COVID-19 emergency.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 14, 2020

Studies Highlight Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 Crisis

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 14, 2020

More people are facing depression, stress, or other mental health challenges as a result of the pandemic, two recent studies found. Many factors are in play, including a person's age, home situation, and job role.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 14, 2020

House COVID-19 Bill Includes Aid for All 501(c) Groups

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 14, 2020

The new measure, introduced by House Democrats this week, would make associations eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program and other aid during the pandemic. A vote is expected Friday, but the bill faces opposition from Senate Republicans.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 13, 2020

Focus on Member Motivations to Drive Revenue During Pandemic

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 13, 2020

Organizations facing budget shortfalls after coronavirus closures and cancellations are looking for ways to increase nondues revenue. Experts suggest going back to basic economics: Find out what members and sponsors need and supply it.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 13, 2020

Daily Buzz: Instagram Boosts Its Moderation Capabilities

Technology by Ernie Smith May 13, 2020

Users of the popular social network can more easily delete negative comments and promote positive ones. Also: tough questions to ask and answer during a crisis.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: A Remote Work Policy for Every Employee

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 12, 2020

Organizations should be flexible when putting together work-from-home policies. Also: how virtual experiences can still engage audiences.

Meetings by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership May 12, 2020

ASAE Announces All-Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Meetings by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership May 12, 2020

With so many factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic still unknown, the health and safety of attendees, ASAE staff, and MGM staff drove the decision to convert the in-person conference planned for Las Vegas to a virtual event this August.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 11, 2020

What Your IT Department Needs to Be Considering Now: Asset Management

Technology by Ernie Smith May 11, 2020

Laptops, monitors, and other devices went home with employees months ago, and your organization may have had to support other remote tech needs along the way. An IT association says asset management is necessary now, before workers return to the office.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 7, 2020

Five Ways to Market Differently in Today’s Work-From-Home Environment

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 7, 2020

With many people now working remotely and worried about the coronavirus’ impact, it’s time to change up your email marketing formula. Focus on subject lines, word choices, and infusing the present into your campaigns, one expert advises.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 7, 2020

Four Tips for Navigating an Unprecedented Job Market

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 7, 2020

With many employers laying off workers or putting a freeze on hiring, it's not the easiest time to wade into the job market. But a combination of smart tactics and tenacity can help.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 6, 2020

HR Experts Offer Advice on When and How to Furlough

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress May 6, 2020

As the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, some associations may need to furlough employees. HR experts explain what this step means and offer some guidance on how to furlough properly.

Membership by Lisa Boylan May 5, 2020

How a Joint Member Effort Helped the Fight Against COVID-19

Membership by Lisa Boylan May 5, 2020

Members of the Association of Medical Illustrators banded together quickly to develop timely visual training materials for front-line healthcare professionals responding to the pandemic. Association membership was key to their success.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 3, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: Keys to Recession Readiness

Leadership by Mark Athitakis May 3, 2020

In a recession, associations will be called on to be fiscally responsible. But they'll also be remembered for what they did to address bigger problems.

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 1, 2020

How a Strong Culture Can Keep Your Organization Resilient

Leadership by Ernie Smith May 1, 2020

As COVID-19 causes big shifts in workplaces everywhere, attention to your culture might get lost in the shuffle. But don’t let it. A healthy organizational culture could be the key to your survival.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 Closures Spur Independent Venues to Start New Group

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 30, 2020

Forced closures of entertainment venues have left most in desperate financial straits. Many came together to form the National Independent Venue Association, which is seeking federal support and sharing advice among members.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 29, 2020

How to Prepare for Reopening Your Workplace

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 29, 2020

As various states begin to reopen following COVID-19 closures, associations must plan ahead to ensure their employees can safely return to the office. A new guide from real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield discusses how organizations can prepare. With many states allowing businesses to reopen, associations are looking more closely at how they might […]

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 28, 2020

Three Reasons to Embrace SEO During the COVID-19 Crisis

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 28, 2020

In a world where search engines are often the main window to commerce, SEO matters a bit more than ever. Here’s why now might be the time to dive into your search engine results.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 27, 2020

Sharing is Caring: How the Tech Industry is Easing Patents for the COVID-19 Era

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 27, 2020

With a new initiative generated by the legal and scientific communities, the Open COVID Pledge has already led many tech firms to loosen their grip on their patent portfolios for a greater cause. It’s an impressive example of stakeholders working together quickly.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 24, 2020

Support Growing for 501(c)(6) Inclusion in Paycheck Protection Program

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 24, 2020

Although another round of COVID-relief passed Congress without addressing 501(c)(6) associations, there are signs that many legislators are aware of the need to expand eligibility to these groups.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 23, 2020

Funeral Directors Group Enlists Volunteers for COVID-19 Funeral Home Relief

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 23, 2020

The staggering numbers of coronavirus deaths in some states have left funeral homes without enough personnel to manage the deceased. The National Funeral Directors Association has coordinated member, nonmember, and student volunteers to assist.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 20, 2020

Your Digital Infrastructure Shouldn’t Be Playing Catch-Up

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 20, 2020

As states attempt to fix decades-old codebases on the fly—bases reliant on COBOL, a downright ancient programming language—it’s a good reminder that you need a plan for technical debt even in the most complex of cases.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 20, 2020

How COVID-19 Makes HR A More Important Resource Than Ever

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 20, 2020

At a time of great uncertainty, many human resources departments are putting more emphasis on happiness and employee morale than ever—and that may be raising the role’s long-term value.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 17, 2020

Treasury Extends Excise Tax Payment Deadline

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS said tax returns and payments for tax-exempt organizations and fiscal-year businesses due between April and June are now delayed until July 15.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 16, 2020

How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 16, 2020

Despite the large economic hit the meetings sector is dealing with due to coronavirus, industry professionals, venues, and organizations have still found ways to support one another and their communities.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 16, 2020

How to Manage Your 401(k) In Today’s Volatile Market

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 16, 2020

Blaring headlines detailing stock declines may lead some association professionals to worry about their 401(k). Financial experts say now is not the time to panic, but to continue investing, based on your retirement plans.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2020

COVID-19’s Cloud Computing Wake-Up Call

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2020

For associations that didn’t already manage their data resources on the cloud, the sudden move to take everyone remote highlights how the old server room paradigm doesn’t make much sense anymore.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2020

What Twitch Streamers Can Teach You About Hosting Virtual Events

Meetings by Ernie Smith Apr 13, 2020

The gamer-oriented video-streaming network is having a moment in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and its engaging users are a huge part of the reason why. It’s a strategy you could use for putting on your own virtual events.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 12, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: A "Right Now" Mindset

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 12, 2020

It can be tempting to dive into big strategic discussions in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. But don’t lose sight of what your stakeholders need in the moment.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Effort Collapses in Senate, Takes Shape in House

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 10, 2020

Lawmakers are hashing out the next phase of COVID-19 relief as the pandemic continues to hit hard across all sectors of the economy and ASAE presses for more aid to associations. ASAE is holding a video town hall Monday afternoon with leading association advocates in Congress to make the case.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 10, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Right Remote Computing Setup for You

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 10, 2020

The proper configuration of your workstation can improve productivity. Also: A quality digital marketing campaign starts with good data and information.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 9, 2020

Venues and Destinations Use Virtual Planning Tools for Clients

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 9, 2020

With meeting planners unable to travel for site visits and tours, more of these face-to-face processes are moving online. Here's how some destinations and hotels are making it happen.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 8, 2020

How Organizations Can Cope With the Financial Fallout of COVID-19

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 8, 2020

Just weeks into mandatory stay-at-home orders, conference cancellations, and new laws requiring paid leave for coronavirus, many associations are wondering how to stay afloat financially. Two experts offer some tips.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 3, 2020

How to Keep Employees Productive and Motivated Through COVID-19

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 3, 2020

The global health crisis has professionals in all industries dealing with uncertainty. To weather the storm, organizations must demonstrate understanding and a willingness to adapt.

Membership by Rasheeda Childress Apr 2, 2020

How To Craft Member Renewal Messaging Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Membership by Rasheeda Childress Apr 2, 2020

Even though much of the world is consumed with fighting the spread of coronavirus, membership renewals are still coming due. Experts offer advice on dealing with renewal notices, while being sensitive to today’s unique environment.

Leadership by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 2, 2020

ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific COVID-19 Relief

Leadership by Chris Vest, CAE Apr 2, 2020

ASAE and nearly 3,000 associations have asked Congress to provide additional aid to trade and professional associations experiencing financial losses due to COVID-19 and to allow 501(c)(6) groups to be eligible for small business interruption loans.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 1, 2020

How the New COVID-19 Sick Leave, FMLA Law Could Impact Associations

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires businesses with fewer than 500 employees to give two weeks of paid sick leave and 10 weeks of partially paid FMLA leave to employees affected by the virus. An expert explains what you need to know.

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 30, 2020

Equal Pay Day: How to Negotiate for Yourself

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 30, 2020

Tuesday’s campaign is all about raising awareness of the wage gap between men and women.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 29, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: Setting Strategy, Virtually

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 29, 2020

As virtual meetings become the new norm, more associations will need to Zoom strategic discussions. Here's how to make that process effective.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 26, 2020

Tips for Hosting a Successful Virtual Event From a Group That Did It

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 26, 2020

After CoreNet Global postponed its Global Summit in Singapore due to coronavirus, the association created a free virtual summit. With a successful meeting behind them, CoreNet's CEO shares some advice for those wanting to host a virtual event of their own.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Mar 26, 2020

Associations Need More COVID-19 Aid, ASAE Says

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Mar 26, 2020

Relief for membership associations reeling from event cancellations and other business disruptions amid the coronavirus pandemic was not included in the Senate bill passed Wednesday night.

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 25, 2020

Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts During COVID-19

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 25, 2020

What to do and what to avoid when it comes to connecting with your audience during the current public health crisis.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 25, 2020

How to Nurture Sponsor Relationships Amid Virus Cancellations

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19 has spurred organizations to work remotely, schools to close, and conferences to cancel. Amid the uncertainty, it’s time to talk to your sponsors about what you’re doing and offer them ways to still bring value to your members.

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 24, 2020

Daily Buzz: How Business Leaders Can Prepare for AI

Technology by Michael Hickey Mar 24, 2020

The way we work in the future will be different, and organizations need to be ready. Also: Want your audience to trust your content? Don’t forget about fact-checking.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 22, 2020

Leading During an Epidemic: Communicating With Staff and Members

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 22, 2020

COVID-19 has placed new pressures on association leaders. How do you communicate with staff and members? What do you hold off on or prioritize? Three CEOs share their stories.

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 20, 2020

How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

Money & Business by Sara Cutcliffe Mar 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19, working from home is the new normal right now. Here are some tips on keeping your employees productive and happy.

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Mar 19, 2020

ASAE Requests Aid for Associations Hit Hard by COVID-19

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE Mar 19, 2020

Citing major revenue losses related to the coronavirus pandemic, ASAE is asking lawmakers for $25 billion in emergency aid for associations in a proposed economic stimulus package, along with a federal pandemic risk insurance program.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 18, 2020

Five Essential Tools for Your Remote Toolkit

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 18, 2020

If you’re new to working remotely, or even if you're a regular teleworker, you may not know all the tools and hacks that can make virtual work a little simpler. Here are a few you may want to try.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 16, 2020

Let’s Learn to Love Remote Work the Hard Way

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 16, 2020

If your organization was a straggler on the whole remote work concept, you might feel like, after the last couple of weeks, you’ve essentially been thrown into a style of work you weren’t particularly looking to embrace. But perhaps there is a bright side here—a potential for future flexibility.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 12, 2020

Associations Prep and Debut Virtual Conference Options

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 12, 2020

With coronavirus causing many groups to rethink face-to-face meeting plans, some have turned to virtual offerings as way to deliver the education their attendees need.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 21, 2020

The Unsettled Status of Remote Work in 2020

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 21, 2020

Every major trend line shows that remote work allows employees to be more productive and employers to save money. So why is the federal government having everyone come back into the office? And should you consider the same?

Brand Connection by Manifest Feb 17, 2020

Say What? 3 Elements of an Effective Social Governance Policy

Brand Connection by Manifest Feb 17, 2020

[Sponsored] It’s easy to make a misstep on social media. But with a smart set of governance rules, you can develop an authentic brand voice that engages and delights.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 10, 2020

Four Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 10, 2020

Whether you’re flying across the country or across the world, it’s important to take steps to ensure your health while traveling. Read on for a few expert tips.