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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. Hashtag Help Associations looking to safely bring customers and workers back into businesses have been hashing out plans to get the word out. And those plans, of course, include hashtags. For example, the […]

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.

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.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 4, 2020

Performance Under Pressure: Lessons From COVID-19 Success Stories

Membership by Ernie Smith May 4, 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.

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.