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Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 2, 2020

Five Remote Work Rituals for Winter

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Dec 2, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals have used daily rituals to cope with stress and stay productive at home. But now, remote workers will need to find rituals that work in winter. Here are a few ideas.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Nov 12, 2020

How to Manage Toxic Employees in a Remote Work Setting

Leadership by Michael Hickey Nov 12, 2020

Dealing with difficult employees is trickier in remote work, where supervision and performance tracking are more complicated. Use these tips to mitigate the effects of a toxic remote worker.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 20, 2020

How Leaders Can Handle Remote Work's Diversity Challenge

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 20, 2020

Employees from underrepresented groups may not be handling the Zoom environment as well as you think. One association executive shares his thoughts on how to address remote-work disconnects.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2020

Four Reasons Why Remote Workers Need More Cybersecurity Training

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 10, 2020

The fact is, there is more attack surface than ever when employees work remotely en masse, and a basic understanding of cybersecurity issues is essential to helping ensure corporate safety. Here’s why.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 13, 2020

Optimize Your Web-Surfing Strategy for a Remote Work World

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 13, 2020

Thanks to our newly remote lifestyles, we have to lean on web apps to do our jobs more than ever—and browsers can struggle to keep up, even on modern laptops. The best solution (for now) may be a bit more browsing efficiency.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2020

Why a Good VPN Might Not Be Enough to Protect Remote Workers

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 6, 2020

Virtual private networks have long been a fundamental element of digital security away from the office, but there’s a huge target on their backs thanks to COVID-19. That’s why the NSA is offering configuration tips.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 8, 2020

4 Reasons to Rethink Employee Recognition in the Remote Work Era

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 8, 2020

Many workers feel isolated or neglected when working remote, in part because it’s easy for leaders to overlook accomplishments when the team isn't together. Here are some ways to make sure that doesn't happen at your association.

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.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2020

Three Strategies for Building Remote Work Rituals

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2020

Rituals provide normalcy for people, and losing those rituals while away from the office can be tough. Experts say the best way to handle this shift is to create some new ones.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 20, 2020

How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin 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.

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.

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?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: Help Employees Transition to Remote Work

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 22, 2019

Don’t leave your team hanging: When transitioning to remote work, provide resources to help employees adapt. Also: meeting trends for 2020.

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2018

Daily Buzz: How to Make Remote Workforces Work

Technology by Jeff Hsin Nov 14, 2018

GitLab, a software company, has 350 employees who all work remotely. The organization made $10.5 million in revenue in 2017. Here’s how they did it. Also: how longtime members can increase the value of your association.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 11, 2018

Daily Buzz: Leading a Remote Workforce

Leadership by Jeff Hsin Oct 11, 2018

Managing a virtual team requires clean logistics, great communication, and a lot of trust. Here’s how to do it, from Entrepreneur. Also: elements of a content strategy.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 17, 2017

Friday Buzz: Empathy for Remote Workers

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Nov 17, 2017

Empathy is vital when it comes to managing a team of remote employees. Also: how a change in marketing messaging helped The Guardian’s membership revenue outpace its ad revenue.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 26, 2017

Report: Remote Work Growing in Prominence

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 26, 2017

A report from FlexJobs finds that while remote work remains a relatively small part of the work economy, it has seen significant growth in the past decade. Employees who telecommute tend to be older and better educated than the part of the workforce that heads to the office.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2017

Data Nugget: Remote Work For The Win

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2017

The amount of time people are working remote is growing, according to a Gallup report.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 27, 2017

An Action Plan for Staying Close to Remote Workers

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 27, 2017

A new survey about the workplace shows that employees are spending more time working outside the office. That has an impact on how you manage your staff—and your members too.

Money & Business by Morgan Little Feb 24, 2016

Wednesday Buzz: Why Remote Work Is Here to Stay

Money & Business by Morgan Little Feb 24, 2016

An in-depth look into the history of labor and the efficiency of remote work builds the case for working from home. Plus: the information you need to debunk email myths.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2014

The Big Limiting Factor of Remote Work: Communication

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 25, 2014

Remote work, or at least flex time, is becoming a must-have for many younger employees. But making it happen comes with complications. The biggest challenge, according to one recent study? The potential for communication headaches.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2018

Study: More Workers Embracing Remote Time

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2018

Looking for shorter commutes and life away from the main office, more employees are working offsite at least once a week, a new study finds. However, just because they want to get away from the office doesn’t mean flaky Wi-Fi is OK.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 20, 2021

Four Etiquette Rules for Remote Meetings

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 20, 2021

Business meetings held in virtual settings come with some familiar rules and some different ones. Be sure you follow them to maintain your professional polish—even if you're secretly wearing shorts.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 24, 2020

Tips for Shoring Up Your Association’s Remote Tech Support

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 24, 2020

Remote work has drastically changed the way associations use technology, creating new challenges for IT departments. Association tech experts offer some recommendations for boosting tech support for your remote team.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 13, 2020

Four Steps to Improve Gender Equity in Remote Meetings

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 13, 2020

Recent research shows that workplace meetings held remotely often blunt women’s voices. Communication expert Carol Vernon says that ground rules and good planning can ensure everyone has a chance to contribute.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 16, 2020

How to Support Working Parents As the School Year Begins

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 16, 2020

With many schools starting up with hybrid or virtual-only learning, working parents are facing childcare and scheduling issues. For associations looking to support parents on their staff, the only hard and fast rule is to be flexible in your approaches.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Sep 15, 2020

Six Office Policies You Should Reconsider for a Hybrid Workplace

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Sep 15, 2020

In the final installment of our series on the hybrid workplace, we look at establishing flexible policies that will allow both remote and in-office workers to thrive.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 13, 2020

What Helps Retain Staff in a New-Normal Workplace

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Sep 13, 2020

A new study shows an empathy disconnect between workers and executives. A stronger focus on skills development might close the gap.

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.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 28, 2020

The First Steps in Creating a Hybrid Office That Works

Money & Business 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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 20, 2020

Six Essential Tools for Your Remote Toolkit

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 20, 2020

Even having been at it for a while, you may not know all the tools and hacks that can make virtual work a little simpler. Here are a few ideas to bolster your remote toolkit.

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. […]

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 Michael Hickey Jun 22, 2020

Daily Buzz: How Couples Are Working From Home Together

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 22, 2020

A recent survey shows what the transition to remote work has been like for partners sharing a home. Also: setting up a system to inventory your data.

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.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 10, 2020

How to Help Your Remote Team Stay Connected

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 10, 2020

As people settle into long-term remote work, an expert says it’s important to cultivate a healthy virtual environment to ensure coworkers click and stay productive.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 27, 2020

Tips for Working Outdoor Vibes Into a Work-From-Home Routine

Money & Business by Ernie Smith May 27, 2020

You may not be able to get too far from the house, but going outdoors holds both physical and mental health benefits, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education execs say. Read on for their strategies for integrating outdoor fun into a remote routine.

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 Michael Hickey May 8, 2020

Daily Buzz: What Makes a Successful Remote Internship Program?

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 8, 2020

Employers can still provide interns with a valuable experience even as they work from home. Also: Leaders can find success in a crisis by using logic and emotion.

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 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 […]

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 22, 2020

New HR Considerations as Employees Work From Home During COVID-19

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Apr 22, 2020

Since many associations were quickly thrust into remote work based on mandatory shutdown orders, not all the kinks were worked out. An HR expert discusses issues popping up in the new normal—from employee assistance programs to new expense requests.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2020

Four Suggestions to Strengthen Your Remote Employees' Security

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 10, 2020

As associations take their work remote, it’s becoming increasingly essential to have security strategies in mind that account for local Wi-Fi access and personal devices employees might not otherwise bring to the office. Here are some strategies to consider.

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.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 9, 2020

Daily Buzz: Ditch Multitasking for Deep Work

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 9, 2020

How to focus on one thing at a time for better productivity. Also: Association leaders should be thinking about their long-term plans.

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.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2020

Four Workplace Factors Behind Employee Burnout

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 13, 2020

Whether it’s the lack of structure that comes with remote work or an environment without built-in support for mental health issues, there are lots of ways that the workplace can contribute to employee burnout.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

Daily Buzz: Coworking’s Cultural Problems

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2019

If you’re not careful, coworking could swallow up your organizational culture. Also: an interesting privacy strategy from Apple.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 7, 2019

Managing a Global Workforce Requires New Skills

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 7, 2019

As associations more often have employees operating in locations around the world, the skills required to manage that workforce are changing. Modern expectations, technology, and time zones must be tackled in new era.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 1, 2019

Could Your Association Thrive in a Remote-First Culture?

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 1, 2019

In an age when centralization is running into a cost-of-living wall for many industries, embracing a remote-first culture could expand both your pool of talent and your base of operations.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2019

Survey: Creative Workers Face Tough Tech Learning Curve

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2019

Professionals in design, video production, and other creative arts are struggling to keep up with a growing need for higher-level tech skills—and their employers are too, an AIGA survey finds.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 7, 2018

Daily Buzz: The Value of Meaningful Work

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Nov 7, 2018

Many Americans place more value on meaningful work than money. But is your organization providing it? Also: hosting experiential meetings.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2018

Embracing Virtual Work: The Time Is Right

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 27, 2018

Multiple sessions of the ASAE Annual Meeting made the case that virtual work—whether full-time or on a freelance basis—is increasingly becoming a compelling option for many associations. The tech is ready, but is your culture?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2018

Can Associations Lead Workers Out of a Rut?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2018

Employees are feeling as disengaged as ever. Those workers may be an opportunity for associations to help.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 8, 2018

Telepresence Robots Keep Teleworkers Better Connected

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 8, 2018

A few years ago, the Optical Society began using telepresence robots to keep remote workers better engaged in day-to-day office life. A look at how OSA has benefited from the technology and other considerations to keep in mind.

Technology by Cherise Bathersfield Feb 16, 2018

Association-Backed Online News Network Premieres Next Month

Technology by Cherise Bathersfield Feb 16, 2018

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will launch the first online broadcasting network focused on healthcare information and technology innovation in March.

Technology by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

Automating Work: Changing How the Job Gets Done

Technology by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2018

The robots may not be coming for your job, but automation is already taking on tasks that were standard in job descriptions from truck driving to translation. Associations will need to help clarify what machines can and can’t do.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Aug 1, 2017

Data Nugget: Workforce Woes

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Aug 1, 2017

The workforce challenges facing association employers, according to a recent survey.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 1, 2017

Workplace Perks: The Importance of Employee Benefits

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Feb 1, 2017

Competitive salaries are a big talent draw, but association employees are also looking for benefits that pay off for themselves and their families. Here’s what the latest ASAE Foundation research reveals about trends in employee benefits.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 18, 2016

Tax-Theft Incidents Create Headaches for Workers, Employers

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Apr 18, 2016

The current tax season has seen a variety of hacking and phishing attempts against both employers and individuals. The tax-administration space, already aware of the threat, has boosted collaboration and communication in recent years in response.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 31, 2016

Embracing A Lateral Career Move for Better Work-Life Balance

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Mar 31, 2016

A new survey of American workers found that many are open to making a lateral career move if it means greater life satisfaction and professional development—a finding organizations may find useful when it comes to talent development.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 22, 2016

Leading a Staff That Works Everywhere

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 22, 2016

An office with plenty of remote workers can work together well thanks to technology. But leading the team, as one association executive has learned, demands plenty of emotional intelligence as well.

Money & Business by Gayle Bennett Dec 1, 2014

Remote Possibilities: The Virtual Office Lowdown

Money & Business by Gayle Bennett Dec 1, 2014

Moving to a completely virtual office can provide flexibility, dramatically cut costs, and improve efficiency and productivity for a small-staff organization. But managing a mobile workforce and maintaining team cohesion can be challenging. We explore three very different virtual office models.

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2014

Friday Buzz: Make Hybrid Membership Work for You

Membership by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2014

An association-membership firm offers tips to move beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Also: What nonprofit marketers should know about Google's new Inbox platform.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 24, 2014

Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 24, 2014

If you think all telecommuters are slacking off, think again. A new study from the University of Illinois found that people who work remotely are likely to show more dedication to their organizations and coworkers to prove they are working just as hard as they would in the office. A new study is adding fodder […]

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

Lunchtime Links: Association Workplaces That Set the Standard

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

Among the The Washingtonian's picks for best workplaces are a number of associations and industry partners. Also: Don't let the weather hurt your telecommuting workflow.

Money & Business by Emma Beck Nov 15, 2013

Social Media Roundup: How to Make Telecommuting Work

Money & Business by Emma Beck Nov 15, 2013

Teleporting hasn’t come to be (yet), but telecommuting has. Here’s how to make working from home work for you. Plus: What to know about a new, emerging type of conference attendee.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2013

iPad Virtualization Tool Works Likes the Desktop, Feels Like an App

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2013

Parallels Access is far from the only option that allows iPad users to leave their laptop at home. But the just-launched product has a little something its competition doesn't have—the ability to give your desktop the feel of a native tablet app.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 17, 2013

Location, Support Network Prompt Holistic Nurses’ Big Move

Money & Business by Rob Stott Jul 17, 2013

A desire to be centrally located and to improve the association management resources available to them made moving 1,000 miles from Arizona to Kansas an easy decision for the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Leadership by Julie Shoop Jul 1, 2013

My Workspace: Aloha Spirit

Leadership by Julie Shoop Jul 1, 2013

Gow Christina Garneski’s good turn came back to her in a bottle.

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jun 13, 2013

Gallup: 70 Percent of U.S. Workers Are Disengaged

Leadership by Daniel Ford Jun 13, 2013

Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” found that 70 percent of American are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work. Could weak leadership be the cause?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 6, 2013

Look at Me: Making the Case for Eye Contact at Work

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jun 6, 2013

New research suggests that mobile devices are increasingly interfering with the eye contact we make with others and ultimately can affect the emotional connections we make at work. Since the dawn of the smartphone it’s become common to see a table full of restaurant diners immersed in their gadgets rather than conversation. Or, since tablets […]

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 2, 2013

So You’ve Decided to Implement Teleworking. Now What?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas May 2, 2013

Once you’ve determined teleworking is right for your organization, it’s time to set up a policy. Here are some tips from one teleworking pro who presented at ASAE’s 2013 Finance, HR & Business Operations Conference this week.

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Mar 15, 2013

3 Ways to Manage Your Telecommuting Workforce

Money & Business by Anita Ferrer Mar 15, 2013

It's not about where your staff works from, it's about how efficiently they can get things done. Telecommuting can work—but management needs the right tools and policies to enforce it.

Technology by Anita Ferrer Mar 8, 2013

Could Enterprise Social Networks Save Your Staff?

Technology by Anita Ferrer Mar 8, 2013

Is your staff lacking the collaboration tools it needs? Here are four enterprise social networks that could increase teamwork.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 27, 2013

Yahoo Stops Teleworking, But at What Cost?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Feb 27, 2013

A company-wide edict that Yahoo employees can no longer work remotely is creating a stir among telecommuting advocates who believe out-of-office work creates important business benefits.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 1, 2013

Meetings Memo: Road Warrior Workspace

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Feb 1, 2013

Hotels make working remotely easier for road warriors with rooms designed for the tech-inclined.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 31, 2013

Is Working From Home All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Jan 31, 2013

Are telecommuters more productive or less productive? Are they more creative or less creative? With so much research on the subject, it can be difficult to sort out the reality of working remotely.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 18, 2021

How to Lead Staffers Who Are Caregivers

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 18, 2021

Remote work brings unique stresses to parents. One association staffer suggests a few ways the whole organization can help.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 3, 2021

How Managers Can Make One-on-One Check-Ins More Effective

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jan 3, 2021

At this point in pandemic-induced remote work, employees might view their virtual check-ins with managers as a waste of time. But by establishing a regular routine and a plan for each meeting, managers can help make them useful again.

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 14, 2020

Weekly Now: Holiday Member Engagement, 2020 Style

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 14, 2020

For a year-end video message to members, the New Jersey Society of CPAs found inspiration and humor in the small frustrations of remote work. Also: A major cyberattack on the federal government could be a problem for associations, too.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 30, 2020

How to Make the Most of Growing Employee Engagement

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 30, 2020

Despite the challenges of remote work, employees are more committed to their jobs. The leader's job is to make sure technology supports their commitment, instead of standing in their way.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 26, 2020

What Associations Should Know About Electronic Signatures

Technology by Ernie Smith May 26, 2020

E-signatures are gaining popularity among remote workforces thanks to COVID-19, but the best solution requires more research than just putting a signature on a PDF. Read on for some e-signing considerations.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 26, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: Management From a Distance

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 26, 2020

Workers' increasing comfort with remote work and videoconferencing will outlast COVID-19, says PMI CEO Sunil Prashara. That's good news---and a warning sign.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 21, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Rise of Employee Surveillance Software

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 21, 2020

Why more organizations are investing in technology that can track remote workers’ digital movements. Also: How to get lapsed members back to your association.

Technology by Rasheeda Childress Apr 9, 2020

How to Look Your Best When Videoconferencing

Technology by Rasheeda Childress Apr 9, 2020

As we move into the new normal of remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, we are spending more time on video calls than we have in the past. Two experts offer tips for ensuring your visuals look top notch.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Rise of the Office Pod

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 15, 2019

Forget open office spaces. Pods, the next work environment trend, are here. Also: questions to ask before updating your remote work policy.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Market Your Meeting on the Cheap

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jan 15, 2019

A robust event marketing campaign can be expensive—but you don’t have to have a big budget to succeed. Try these free strategies, from the Event Manager Blog. Also: embracing remote workforce culture.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 29, 2017

Friday Buzz: Declining Facebook Numbers?

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 29, 2017

Facebook Page engagement numbers have declined across the board. Try these tactics to get them back up. Also: Why resistance to remote work is futile.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2021

Weekly Now: Apps to Connect Passport, COVID-19 Data Coming Soon

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 25, 2021

The International Air Transport Association's Travel Pass apps, designed to take complexity out of post-pandemic travel, are on track to launch soon, IATA says. Also: Could the pandemic put the five-day workweek out to pasture?

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 11, 2021

Weekly Now: CES Goes Virtual in 2021

Meetings by Ernie Smith Jan 11, 2021

The Consumer Technology Association expects 150,000 attendees at its all-digital CES this week. Also: the cool thing Google did that your organization may want to try.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 10, 2021

Why “Alignment” Among Staff Is Overrated

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 10, 2021

Getting everybody on the same page has its virtues. But acknowledging a diversity of attitudes, especially during a pandemic, can be more valuable and productive.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 3, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Skip the Performance Review

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jan 3, 2021

An annual review in 2021 is a good way to surface lessons learned from 2020. But it's also an opportunity to better support the work and goals of a challenged staff.

Leadership by Julie Shoop Dec 22, 2020

Five Things to Love About the Year We Love to Hate

Leadership by Julie Shoop Dec 22, 2020

A chorus of jeers is rising for 2020 in its waning days, and for good reason. But before we bid the year a hearty good riddance, consider whether it left us a few unexpected gifts.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2020

The Hidden Costs of Poor Cybersecurity Practices

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 18, 2020

A hacked system or phishing attack can be a huge financial setback for an association. So it’s important to train employees on what a security threat looks like—and to keep systems properly patched.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 17, 2020

What Virtual Attendees Are Looking for in 2021

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 17, 2020

A look at three ways attendee expectations have evolved since the pandemic began, and what that means for associations as they plan for their 2021 virtual conference offerings.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2020

How Leaders Can Build Empathy

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 18, 2020

While having empathy is a key aspect of being a good leader, it’s not intrinsic—but it can be learned. Here are some ways leaders can build empathy.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 15, 2020

How to Avoid a Retention Crisis

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 15, 2020

Workplace engagement is slipping (again). It's time to think about whether your top talent will leave once the pandemic has ended.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 25, 2020

How Three Rules Support One Association's Culture

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 25, 2020

Three years ago, the education association MISBO established guidelines for how staff would treat each other. They've served the organization well through the pandemic.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2020

Four Ways to Build a Better Home Office

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2020

If you find yourself in need of a better place to work in your home, a mixture of improvisation and added tech could help you build the ideal office away from the office.

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.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 16, 2020

Four Leadership Takeaways From #ASAE20

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 16, 2020

A new sense of urgency defined the conversations at ASAE's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, with implications for years to come.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Aug 12, 2020

Daily Buzz: Nonprofit Leadership for Every Generation

Leadership by Michael Hickey Aug 12, 2020

How to accommodate the different working styles that each generation employs. Also: ASAE closes out its virtual annual meeting with a “magical” keynote.

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Taking the Next Step of Project Management

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 7, 2020

A Project Management Office might be a fit for your association. Also: The art of the love letter.

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 6, 2020

Forging a Disaster-Proof Association With a Business Continuity Plan

Money & Business by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano Aug 6, 2020

Your association may have weathered the initial disruption of COVID-19. That doesn’t mean you’re prepared for the next calamity. It's time to review your business continuity plan.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2020

The Value of Personal Branding Within an Association

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 3, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis and the economic shift it has created has put a sharper focus on personal branding as a path for career opportunity. Associations should find ways to leverage this growing trend.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 19, 2020

The New Normal for Hiring and Onboarding

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 19, 2020

For associations that are still looking to fill job roles, especially in the C-suite, different rules apply. It's a time for distanced interviewing and “culture buddies.”

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: Member Expectations and How to Meet Them

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 15, 2020

Associations need to deliver on a few key things to satisfy member expectations. Also: what the surge in virtual events means for the future.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 12, 2020

Preserving Your Organizational Culture From a Distance

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 12, 2020

Even if workers aren't in a physical space, they still want a sense of how an organization behaves. Leaders need to find ways to communicate it.

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 10, 2020

Daily Buzz: How to Get New Members Comfortable

Membership by Michael Hickey Jul 10, 2020

Show members they belong by helping them connect to your organization and its community. Also: Ways you can improve your work-from-home setup.

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 Michael Hickey Jul 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Improve Your Social Media Response Time

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jul 7, 2020

Providing timely customer service is a key to building your brand. Also: How you can feel more comfortable on camera during video calls.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 30, 2020

Membership Success Stories Amid COVID-19

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 30, 2020

The storm of COVID-19 is not over—far from it—but now is a good time to see what associations have achieved in demonstrating relevant value for members as the crisis continues. Here are a few success stories.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 30, 2020

Deloitte Study: Millennials, Gen Z Showing Resilience Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 30, 2020

While concerns of stress and anxiety remain for many young adults, the latest edition of ‌The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey finds that many are looking at the current cultural moment as an opportunity to reach for something higher.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Practice Crisis Management Calmly

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 16, 2020

With the right leadership approach, there’s no reason to panic during a challenging time. Also: Streamline your IT and business practices with process mining.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 14, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: Discomfort as a Virtue

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 14, 2020

Taking a hard line on reopening your office and setting ambitious productivity goals doesn't project strength right now. Patience, and small wins, can be a balm for stressed staffers.

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 11, 2020

Daily Buzz: Inspire Your Team During Uncertainty

Leadership by Michael Hickey Jun 11, 2020

Ways in which leaders can support employees when they need it the most. Also: how associations can get their tech tools to work together.

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.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 4, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Art of Email Negotiation

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 4, 2020

How to facilitate a productive discussion even when you can’t meet in person. Also: Use workflow visualization to motivate your content marketing team.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2020

The Good and Bad of the COVID-19 Era for Tech Execs

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 1, 2020

The good news is that many IT departments made it through OK; the bad news is that budgets are tight and new services need to be bought. A pair of surveys lay out concerns for both IT and security execs.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: Get Ready to Bring Your Volunteers Back

Money & Business by Michael Hickey May 28, 2020

How to prepare volunteers for a different work environment. Also: Train yourself to put work aside when you’re at home.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 18, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Don’t Lose Sight of Internet Connectivity Gaps

Technology by Ernie Smith May 18, 2020

For some associations, the growing reliance on digital communication could prove a problem for areas where there are gaps in broadband access. It may be worth considering whether your communication options are leaving anyone out.

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 Michael Hickey Apr 30, 2020

Daily Buzz: Try These Unsung Online Marketing Tactics

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Apr 30, 2020

Don’t rely on the same old tricks to get your message across. Also: what spring cleaning could do for your nonprofit.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Apr 21, 2020

Helping Members Shine With a Virtual Office Contest

Membership by Lisa Boylan Apr 21, 2020

At what seemed like the flip of a switch, Americans went from commuting road warriors to a pajama-clad nation of predominantly stay-at-home workers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how one association is giving its members a chance to shine while highlighting the solidarity of the experience.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 6, 2020

Now Is the Time to Try Things Online

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 6, 2020

A dynamic cultural and public health environment means a sudden need for new types of digital services. A willingness to experiment thoughtfully in a time of need could help both your members and the public.

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.

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. Bridging the Broadband Gap With teachers and students, doctors and patients, and employers and workers nationwide dependent on reliable internet connections amid the pandemic, Business Roundtable is pressing Congress to provide more funding […]

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 28, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Importance of Web Accessibility

Technology by Michael Hickey Feb 28, 2020

Why making your website usable for all is critical from a moral, strategic, and legal standpoint. Also: harnessing the power of a valuable advertising strategy—word-of-mouth.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jan 15, 2020

Flu Season Is Here: Tips to Minimize Its Impact on Your Office

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jan 15, 2020

Flu season is peaking early this year, with many already sick. Ensuring employees understand office sick leave policies and thinking creatively can keep ill staffers at home, healthy workers safe, and your association running smoothly.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 2, 2020

Study: More Nonprofits Likely to Offer Raises in 2020

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 2, 2020

According to a PNP Staffing Group report, around 80 percent of nonprofits expect to offer at least a cost-of-living wage increase, and those increases are likely to benefit support staff as well.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 28, 2019

Daily Buzz: Make Your Communications More Interactive

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Oct 28, 2019

When members and others can participate in your mission, the results can be remarkable. Also: Heading to space? You might receive the Association of Space Explorers’ new pin.

Technology by Michael Hickey Oct 15, 2019

Daily Buzz: Managing Tech Overload

Technology by Michael Hickey Oct 15, 2019

How do you adapt to a rapidly changing workplace? Develop your soft skills. Also: keeping remote employees engaged.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 29, 2019

Daily Buzz: Raising the Vacation Stakes

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 29, 2019

An association industry pro puts more work into his out-of-office messages than most people do into their vacations. Also: The MacBook Pro is getting even harder to travel with on some airlines.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 18, 2019

Daily Buzz: What Constitutes a PR Fail?

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Jul 18, 2019

Not hearing back from your media contacts? You may be annoying them. Also: how to leverage criticism for creativity.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2019

Six Tips for Closing Your Association’s Tech Skills Gap

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2019

Finding it hard to get the right technical employees—whether developers or IT administrators? It might be time to play up your organization’s hidden advantages—including, potentially, your location.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 12, 2019

Daily Buzz: Give Your Meeting a Sensory Audit

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Jun 12, 2019

To truly gauge the attendee experience, you need to walk around in their shoes. Also: how to tell your nonprofit’s story.

Leadership by Jeff Hsin May 7, 2019

Daily Buzz: Express Gratitude for Your Team

Leadership by Jeff Hsin May 7, 2019

Recognizing employees not only expresses appreciation but also helps build a productive and positive culture. Also: how social proof shows the value of your organization to potential members.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 23, 2019

Daily Buzz: The Challenges of a Virtual Chapter

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 23, 2019

A virtual chapter might fit in with an increasingly digital-first world, but it can also present organizational obstacles. Also: easy actions for planning sustainable meetings.

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 8, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create Value With Your Online Community

Membership by Jeff Hsin Apr 8, 2019

Your association’s digital community is important to connect your members—but it can also help grow the organization. Also: a simple tip for better note taking.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 5, 2018

Tips for Managing Employees in the Event of a Natural Disaster

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 5, 2018

An HR expert offers disaster-planning advice that will allow associations to have policies and procedures in place to help them—and their employees—weather any storm.

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Oct 15, 2018

Data Nugget: Easy Flexing

Money & Business by Associations Now Staff Oct 15, 2018

Meeting staff demands for more flexible work arrangements doesn’t faze most nonprofit employers these days.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2018

Daily Buzz: Fight Communication Fatigue

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Aug 15, 2018

Are your members overwhelmed by messages from your association? The MemberClicks blog tackles how to block out communication fatigue. Also: It’s #CityHallSelfie Day—what’s that all about?

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

Training Camp: Get Employees Up To Speed on Your Tech Tools

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

Planning to shed your old technology for a hot new product or service? You’ll need to condition your staff to accept and adopt the upgrade. Here’s how to build an agile, multiphase training plan that targets their needs before and after implementation.

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 2, 2018

Monday Buzz: How Technology Is Changing Recruitment

Technology by Raegan Johnson Apr 2, 2018

New digital tools and technology are revolutionizing the way organizations find and retain talent. Also: Voice donations come to Alexa. Many industries are facing the threat of automation, and HR may be one of them. A recent CMSWire post delves into how technology is changing the way organizations are recruiting and retaining talent. Automated recruitment […]

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2018

Ways to Wellness: Leadership and Self-Care

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 1, 2018

When it comes to self-care, leaders need to manage both themselves and their staffs. From sabbaticals to kitchen cabinets to dedicated reading days, association executives have multiple options.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 11, 2018

4 Tips for a Successful Move to a Virtual Office

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jan 11, 2018

Thinking of taking your association from a physical space to a virtual office? You’ll want to hear about one executive director’s experience and top tips for ensuring a successful move.

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Nov 15, 2017

How to Handle Staff Requests for Time-Off During the Holidays

Leadership by Emily Bratcher Nov 15, 2017

With the winter holidays quickly approaching, employees are likely looking forward to some time away from the office. Here are a few tips from an HR pro on balancing time-off requests with getting work done.

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Monday Buzz: Quantitative Needs Qualitative

Membership by Raegan Johnson Nov 13, 2017

Why your membership research needs to go beyond the survey. Also: CarMax’s clever response to a viral video.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 16, 2017

How to Lead Staffers Who Aren't Exactly Staff

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 16, 2017

As associations take on contractors, remote staff, and workers in the gig economy, the staff a CEO leads is more complex. One leader manages that complexity by focusing on culture.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Keep Donors Donating

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Sep 28, 2017

Care2 shares several ways to keep your donors coming back year after year. Also: Looking to hire a communications pro? Here's how to analyze a writing sample.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 16, 2017

Millennial-Friendly Benefits Worth Considering

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Mar 16, 2017

Not sure how to crack the code to attracting and retaining that millennial workforce you’re looking for? These three benefits might just be the way to go.

Money & Business by Alex Beall Dec 1, 2016

Crowdsource: Holiday Cheers

Money & Business by Alex Beall Dec 1, 2016

How EDUCAUSE’s Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development department connects across the miles during the holidays.

Technology by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: Preventing a Traffic-Drop Freakout

Technology by Morgan Little Mar 18, 2015

Hold off on sounding the alarm when your association's Internet traffic takes a dip and learn how to cope. Plus: Building a war room for your next event.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Dec 11, 2014

What’s Getting In the Way Of Your Productivity?

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Dec 11, 2014

A new study illustrates a common productivity killer for many employees. Find out if you’re affected as well as some methods for maximizing workplace efficiency.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Dec 4, 2014

Take Your Conference Calls to the Next Level With Video

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Dec 4, 2014

Videoconferencing has great advantages, but to leverage them you’ll need to manage a culture shift, say two association IT pros.

Money & Business by Rob Stott May 8, 2014

Study: Employers Have Become More Flexible—Sort Of

Money & Business by Rob Stott May 8, 2014

Companies are giving employees more control over when and where they work, but they’ve become less accommodating in other types of flexible work arrangements, according to a new study. How do association policies stack up?

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2013

"Quantum" Leap: One Group's Novel Take on Cybersecurity

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 22, 2013

Rather than simply taking cybersecurity threats lying down, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has been holding simulations so that the industry knows what to do when such an attack takes place.

Meetings by Anita Ferrer Jun 19, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Face-To-Face Benefits, Virtually

Meetings by Anita Ferrer Jun 19, 2013

A new survey says virtual meetings are equally as productive as face-to-face encounters. Also: Why it’s important for nonprofits to approach social media and traditional marketing strategies in different ways.

Membership by Ernie Smith May 28, 2013

How Community Drives One Blog Platform's Success

Membership by Ernie Smith May 28, 2013

In the past ten years, the blogging platform WordPress has become one of the most widely-used pieces of open-source software on the internet, but (like associations) it's the community that's driven its growth.

Technology by Anita Ferrer Mar 18, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Get More Out of Your Lists

Technology by Anita Ferrer Mar 18, 2013

The social list platform takes a mobile-first approach in its latest redesign. Also: How WordPress’ staff is fully distributed, and it works.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 21, 2013

Take Your Meetings to the Lobby—Even If You're Local

Meetings by Ernie Smith Feb 21, 2013

Need a useful off-premises workspace for your association—or perhaps a place for a really small-scale meeting with your members? Hotel lobbies are increasingly becoming a useful alternative for productivity on the go.

Brand Connection by Personify Jan 18, 2021

Where Associations Need to Focus Their Efforts in 2021

Brand Connection by Personify Jan 18, 2021

[Sponsored] As associations adapt to challenges ushered in by the global pandemic, new research by Personify provides a guidepost for strategic decision-making.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jan 14, 2021

Press Photographers Group Offers Safety Advice During Capitol Riot

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jan 14, 2021

The National Press Photographers Association prioritizes member safety year-round. During the Capitol Insurrection on January 6, the group used social media to not only share information and safety suggestions but also to communicate with journalists who were on the ground.

Money & Business by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 11, 2021

Keys to a Successful Job Search in 2021

Money & Business by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 11, 2021

If you’re considering starting an active job search in the new year, keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what that process looks like. A certified career coach shares advice on making the most of job hunting in 2021.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 7, 2021

How to Keep Your Virtual Attendees Tuned In

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 7, 2021

Although it can be difficult to keep virtual attendees engaged, it’s imperative that you do—and it must go beyond a chat feature. A look at some investments for associations to make to improve engagement.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jan 6, 2021

How Print Can Help Anchor Your Next Virtual Event

Meetings by Michael Hickey Jan 6, 2021

When done right, print materials can help associations connect with their digital audiences and engage them on a deeper level.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 20, 2020

A Last Look at Leadership in 2020

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 20, 2020

Nobody wanted or expected a year like this one. But as 2020 ends, it's a good time to look at a few lessons worth hanging on to.

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 3, 2020

Five Ways to Help Members Maintain Certifications in 2021

Membership by Ernie Smith Dec 3, 2020

The pandemic has created challenges for professionals who wish to maintain their association certifications. What members need will vary across professions, but these five tips can help you assess how to help them.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 30, 2020

Weekly Now: How Digital Passports Could Help Bring Back Global Travel

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 30, 2020

The International Air Transport Association is creating a "digital health pass" for global travelers that could allow borders to reopen safely. Also: why you should lean on interviews for virtual events.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Nov 23, 2020

Six Tips for a Successful Virtual Thanksgiving

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Nov 23, 2020

Celebrating turkey day remotely? A few associations have offered ways to transition the festivities to an online setting.

Leadership by Lisa Boylan Nov 12, 2020

COVID Silver Linings: Family Time

Leadership by Lisa Boylan Nov 12, 2020

It’s safe to say no one anticipated spending so much time with family this year. The pandemic brought us closer than ever before—in a good way (mostly). These bonus hours have brought many silver linings.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 9, 2020

Weekly Now: Hotels Find a COVID-19 Niche

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 9, 2020

Hotels around the country are attracting consumers by playing up their productivity value. Also: An association exec reflects on his time with Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Nov 4, 2020

How Organizations Can Help Staff Look After Their Mental Health

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Nov 4, 2020

As employees face stress from the pandemic, lockdowns, social injustice, and politics, their mental health can suffer. Employers don’t have to stand by helplessly, though. Experts suggest taking several steps to help staff stay healthy and productive.

Meetings by Allison Torres Burtka Nov 1, 2020

Planning Your Face-to-Face Comeback

Meetings by Allison Torres Burtka Nov 1, 2020

Associations were quick to convert their conferences to virtual events when COVID-19 halted in-person meetings. Looking ahead, associations and their attendees are eager to get back together face to face. But how?

Technology by Lisa Boylan Oct 30, 2020

Broadband Task Force Aims to Bridge the Digital Divide

Technology by Lisa Boylan Oct 30, 2020

With more people working and attending school from home, and relying on the internet for remote healthcare because of COVID-19, the digital divide has never been more apparent. The National Association of Counties is partnering with diverse groups to address broadband service gaps.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 29, 2020

Should You Rethink Your Conference Schedule for the Virtual Environment?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 29, 2020

Unlike face-to-face conferences, virtual events don’t need to be limited to a set amount of back-to-back days. Keeping that in mind may help you create a schedule that better meets your stakeholders’ needs.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Oct 23, 2020

Help Virtual Presenters Shine With a Speaker Instruction Manual

Meetings by Michael Hickey Oct 23, 2020

Even superstar in-person speakers may need help with online presentations. That’s why a detailed speaker instruction manual is essential for a successful virtual event.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 15, 2020

How to Staff Your Virtual Events

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 15, 2020

The staff roles required for virtual conferences are a little bit different than those you may typically have for an in-person event. A look at some roles to consider as you plan future virtual programs.

Membership by Mark Athitakis Oct 8, 2020

A Simple Way to Crowdsource From a Distance

Membership by Mark Athitakis Oct 8, 2020

Associations have found plenty of new ways to collaborate remotely since the pandemic began, including with snazzy, multifunctional technologies. But sometimes a solution as simple as a shared document is the most accessible and efficient way to pool your members' expertise and ideas.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Oct 7, 2020

How to Recognize Your Staff in the Virtual Environment

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Oct 7, 2020

As many associations continue to work remotely, recognizing and rewarding staff in a virtual world has become a hot topic. Making employees feel valued can be as simple as kind words or as elaborate as treats delivered to their doorsteps.

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.

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 Mark Athitakis Sep 22, 2020

How to Handle Language Interpretation for Virtual Meetings

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Sep 22, 2020

As associations shift their events to all-virtual formats, there are several elements to rethink, including how to manage language interpretation. Some tips for breaking down language barriers in remote meetings.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2020

Weekly Now: Associations Remember RBG

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t just an iconic Supreme Court justice; she was also a leader in the world of nonprofit advocacy. Also: Music venues learn the value of working together on policy issues.

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 14, 2020

Weekly Now: An Oscars Nod to D&I

Membership by Ernie Smith Sep 14, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals new diversity requirements for the Oscars’ Best Picture category—and welcomes the discussion the changes have created. Also: The Boston Marathon makes remote running work.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 3, 2020

US Tennis Association Launches “Be Open” Diversity Campaign

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Sep 3, 2020

With cries for racial justice still prevalent and the pandemic continuing, USTA wanted to take a stand that honored its long-held stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Its new Be Open campaign shares the stories of people, communities, and causes that exemplify the spirit of “being open.”

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 26, 2020

Two In-Demand Skills for Job Seekers to Showcase During COVID-19

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 26, 2020

The employment landscape has been rewritten by the COVID-19 pandemic. To stand out and succeed, experts say job seekers need to show they can adapt to challenges and have digital acumen. From the moment the pandemic struck, the skills needed at associations changed. Associations looking for new talent want to make sure they hire staff […]

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 19, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Path to a More Diverse Nonprofit

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Aug 19, 2020

Breaking down unnecessary barriers to recruitment will serve your organization. Also: An empathetic leader can build relationships and help employees grow.

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 13, 2020

Daily Buzz: The Power of Interactive Content

Technology by Michael Hickey Aug 13, 2020

Giving your audience something to do can bring them closer to your brand. Also: A 10-minute SEO strategy for associations.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 12, 2020

The Keys to a Successful Virtual Onboarding Strategy

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 12, 2020

As the pandemic continues to keep many associations working remotely, they are also having to hire and onboard in this environment. One organization that’s done virtual onboarding well shares what made their process a success.

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

Community Resources: Homegrown Tech Solutions in SIGHT

100 Associations by Mark Athitakis Aug 12, 2020

The IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology sends member volunteers around the world to help local communities use technology to solve problems close to home.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jul 29, 2020

Strategies to Help Associations Reduce Office Lease Costs

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jul 29, 2020

Some associations are frustrated at still having to pay for office space while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps employees at home. A commercial real estate expert suggests organizations look at their lease terms, consider their options, and work with the landlord to help mitigate the financial strain.

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.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 23, 2020

Will Hybrid Meetings Become the Standard Event Format?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jul 23, 2020

Although associations may be able to hold smaller, in-person events that maintain social-distancing mandates, a lot of people may still not feel comfortable traveling or attending. To navigate this, more associations will implement a hybrid strategy for all of their meetings.

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

Daily Buzz: Keys to Inclusive Social Media Management

Technology by Michael Hickey Jul 23, 2020

Take advantage of preexisting features to make your content accessible to the hard of hearing and visually impaired. Also: the key to an effective online learning program.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 29, 2020

Daily Buzz: Finding the Right Mentor

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Jun 29, 2020

How to pick the ideal candidate and establish a relationship. Also: Email ransomware attacks are once again on the rise.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 25, 2020

New Report Offers Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 25, 2020

Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and loyal, yet minorities are more likely to feel left out, according to new research from the Center for Talent Innovation. With a few changes, organizations can improve feelings of belonging.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 22, 2020

Should Your CIO Take a More Crowd-Pleasing Approach?

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 22, 2020

Obviously, information technology requires a focus on security and the organization’s bigger picture. But a too-prescriptive approach to IT can lead your staff’s most innovative thinkers to feel stifled—and that could be a threat to more than just your network.

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 16, 2020

A New Member Onboarding Success Story

Membership by Lisa Boylan Jun 16, 2020

One association switched from a cumbersome, one-size-fits-all new member onboarding process to a more personalized digital one and got excellent results with better member engagement and retention.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 11, 2020

What Will an In-Person Conference Look Like After COVID-19?

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 11, 2020

When in-person events resume, they will look very different. A new whitepaper by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events dives into what organizers will have to change to prioritize health and safety.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 11, 2020

How to Ease Back-to-the-Office Anxiety

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Jun 11, 2020

As associations make plans to reopen their offices, many staff members will feel anxious about returning to work. An expert offers tips for employers and employees to help mitigate fears and concerns. As organizations make plans to reopen their offices, many employees are feeling anxious about going back. A recent survey from Best Practice Institute […]

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.

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.

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 8, 2020

Quality at Home: Tips for Professional-Grade Livestreaming

Technology by Ernie Smith May 8, 2020

Taking a meeting over video is one thing; putting on a virtual event is another entirely. Here are some tech tips worth having at the ready if you need better video quality than a laptop webcam can offer.

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.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 19, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic: How Far Ahead Should You Think?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Apr 19, 2020

COVID-19 has forced hard questions about how to handle urgent needs and think ahead. History reminds us not to get too pessimistic and to take a look at governance.

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 15, 2020

Daily Buzz: YouTube’s New DIY Tool for Making Video Ads

Technology by Michael Hickey Apr 15, 2020

All that businesses need to use the new tool, designed for making quick clips on the fly, is a Google account. Also: The hiring process requires more than gut feeling.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 25, 2020

Daily Buzz: Recruiting Volunteers

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 25, 2020

Quick and effective ways to get volunteers who will make a difference.

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.

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 16, 2020

Daily Buzz: Managing Volunteer Burnout

Money & Business by Michael Hickey Mar 16, 2020

How organizations can give volunteers a meaningful experience. Also: keeping the job search going when career opportunities decrease.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 10, 2020

Run an Exchange Server? Hurry Up and Patch This Vulnerability

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 10, 2020

A high-profile vulnerability recently disclosed in Microsoft Exchange is being exploited by state-level actors, warn security experts. Fortunately, there is a patch available.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

Daily Buzz: Don’t Be a Perfectionist

Meetings by Michael Hickey Mar 5, 2020

How learning to let go of perfectionism can improve productivity. Also: what young members expect from their associations.

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 7, 2020

Daily Buzz: Developing a Conference Content Strategy

Meetings by Michael Hickey Feb 7, 2020

Learn about your attendees to deliver the right event experience. Also: how to make young professionals feel at home at your meetings.

Brand Connection by Visit Phoenix Feb 5, 2020

Give Your Conference Attendees Something to Brag About

Brand Connection by Visit Phoenix Feb 5, 2020

[Sponsored] Phoenix-based Cloth & Flame is transforming events into experiences. Here’s how you can learn from their success.

Technology by Associations Now Staff Jan 12, 2020

Talking Tech: Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2020

Technology by Associations Now Staff Jan 12, 2020

In the new year, make a resolution to bolster your organization’s cyber defenses. Justin Brady, account manager at SyCom Technologies, forecasts a few cybersecurity issues that many associations will face soon—if they aren’t already.

Brand Connection by MGM Resorts Nov 12, 2019

Purpose-Driven Design Makes Meeting Collaboration Easier

Brand Connection by MGM Resorts Nov 12, 2019

[Sponsored] MGM Resorts recognizes and answers the ever-growing need for innovative and cohesive technology configurations in meeting and convention spaces.

Meetings by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2019

The Meetings Issue: Get Greener

Meetings by Tim Ebner Oct 15, 2019

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.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2019

A Big BYOD Fix Worth Writing Home About

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2019

“Bring your own device” has been an enterprise mainstay for years, despite its various end-user weaknesses. But a new iOS feature from Apple could make it easier to balance business and pleasure.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 11, 2019

Daily Buzz: A New Way to Think About Annual Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Sep 11, 2019

Feeling stuck on how to switch up this year’s conference? Try this way of thinking. Also: how to strengthen communication as a remote employee.

Brand Connection by Business Events Canada Aug 19, 2019

Meet with Purpose: Collaboration as a Catalyst for Better Health

Brand Connection by Business Events Canada Aug 19, 2019

[Sponsored] The destination of a life sciences event should reflect the greater purpose of such a gathering—solving health challenges for millions worldwide.

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 1, 2019

The Magic of Mentoring

Money & Business by Rasheeda Childress Aug 1, 2019

With members seeking help advancing their careers, associations are creating rich mentorship programs that assist students and early-career professionals by tapping into the knowledge and generosity of experienced members.

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2019

Board Smarts: Governance 101

Leadership by Tim Ebner Aug 1, 2019

Looking to teach new volunteers the governance ropes? Take advantage of your LMS for orientation.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 9, 2019

Four Ways to Put Members First When Navigating Change

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 9, 2019

Change is inevitable, and it usually affects members. At the Yoga Alliance, member engagement and the creation of a feedback loop has helped the group undertake the process of updating its yoga teaching standards while maintaining members' trust.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 4, 2019

What Can Associations Learn From Social Clubs?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jun 4, 2019

For decades, social clubs have brought people together, and today a new crop of venture-backed clubs is emerging. What membership challenges and opportunities do clubs face, and what can associations learn from them?

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 31, 2019

Nonprofits Tracking States’ Online Sales Tax Adoption

Money & Business by Chris Vest, CAE May 31, 2019

Several states are considering, and some have adopted, legislation that imposes sales tax on out-of-state sellers. Associations could feel the impact and are working to sort out a patchwork of varying requirements.

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 1, 2019

Daily Buzz: Create a Cohesive Community Strategy

Membership by Jeff Hsin May 1, 2019

Leverage your association’s community by connecting online groups to your organization’s larger mission. Also: Unless board practices change, gender equality won’t happen until 2055.

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 2, 2019

Daily Buzz: Engage Members Through Online Meetings

Meetings by Jeff Hsin Apr 2, 2019

Not every member will be able to attend your conference in person. Online meeting technology can help bridge that gap. Also: the disparities behind Equal Pay Day.

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 29, 2019

Membership Hack: Virtual Expos

Membership by Tim Ebner Mar 29, 2019

Not all of your members will be able to attend the annual meeting. For those who miss it, a virtual expo can be a great way to remotely engage people in professional development.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 25, 2019

Dealing With a Lot of Legacy Software? Think Virtual.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 25, 2019

The concept of virtualization, long popular for remote access to computers, could offer your organization an alternative to keeping outdated operating systems around just for the sake of a single app.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

Daily Buzz: It’s Time for a Needs Assessment

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 22, 2019

A needs assessment isn’t a once-a-year (or longer!) gig—it’s something your association should be focusing on habitually. Also: networking opportunities for remote employees.

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 4, 2019

Daily Buzz: Outlining Your Nonprofit’s First Budget

Money & Business by Jeff Hsin Mar 4, 2019

When your nonprofit is just starting out, a budget is a critical tool to managing and growing your organization. Also: when to put out a post-event recap.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 3, 2019

Government Shutdown Takes Toll on Weather Conference

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jan 3, 2019

The American Meteorological Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting starts in Phoenix this weekend. But thanks to the government shutdown, at least 500 fewer attendees are expected. AMS is preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2018

As Podcasting Matures, Data Standardization Efforts Emerge

Technology by Ernie Smith Dec 21, 2018

The podcasting market, which is growing into a major media force of its own, is fostering an array of new tracking standards, including one produced by NPR. The Interactive Advertising Bureau, meanwhile, is launching a certification campaign.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2018

When to Consider Shortening a Conference

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Dec 13, 2018

Does some of the reasoning experts give for compressed workdays also apply to multiday events? Some things to think about before making a cut.

Technology by Tim Ebner Dec 9, 2018

Tech Memo: Cut the Cord

Technology by Tim Ebner Dec 9, 2018

Today, even your phone can be virtual. Here’s how one association is using virtual phones to save money and collaborate.

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke, CAE Dec 9, 2018

Books: Virtual Connections

Money & Business by Kristin Clarke, CAE Dec 9, 2018

In Can You Hear Me? How to Connect With People, CNN commentator Nick Morgan explains how to build better digital relationships.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 1, 2018

When Nuance Is Lost: The Perils of Digital Leadership

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 1, 2018

Leading an organization is already a deeply challenging thing, but it becomes even tougher when you’re mostly doing it through digital interfaces. The recent decision by Linux creator Linus Torvalds to take a break to work on his personal conduct speaks to the fundamental nature of this challenge.

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 21, 2018

Turn Members Into Hackers (the Good Kind)

Membership by Tim Ebner Aug 21, 2018

Associations can enlist their members to participate in quick-sprint hackathons to help develop new products and services. In exchange, participants get a highly engaging experience. Here’s what one hackathon looked like at #ASAE18.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 31, 2018

Study: Email-Induced Stress Goes Home With You

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 31, 2018

A new academic study finds that the incivility of email can have an effect on an employee’s output—as well as that of their partner, who also deals with the added inbox stress.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 25, 2018

How Summer Changes Life in the Office

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Jul 25, 2018

Unlike schools, associations aren’t off for summer. But that doesn’t mean the office doesn’t respond to the hot weather months. Here’s how some workplaces accommodate the season.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 14, 2018

How the American Camp Association Created its Podcast

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 14, 2018

It’s no secret that podcasts are rising in popularity. Here’s how the American Camp Association created its CampWire podcast as an extension of the content it’s already producing.  

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

More Tech-Training Tips For Your Association

Technology by Maria Mihalik Jun 1, 2018

A few more ways you can get your staff firing on all cylinders when it comes to learning a new software tool.

Technology by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2018

I Can’t Live Without My… Zoom

Technology by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2018

This app brings remote teams together in virtual spaces.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 9, 2018

Wednesday Buzz: Is This the End of Mini Shampoos?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson May 9, 2018

Major hotel brands are phasing out mini toiletry bottles for larger pump bottles. Also: Beth’s Blog shares helpful tips for creating a happier and healthier workplace culture.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 3, 2018

Arkansas River Outfitters Group Adds Layer of Safety to Whitewater Rafting

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 3, 2018

To better ensure the safety of those whitewater rafting along the Arkansas River, the Arkansas River Outfitters Association has announced a plan to place automatic external defibrillators at eight key areas along the river.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 6, 2018

Membership Hack: Virtual Happy Hours

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 6, 2018

The Women’s Fiction Writers Association brings members together with a glass of wine via virtual happy hours, which are streamed live and posted online.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 5, 2018

Thursday Buzz: A Day to Celebrate Business Travelers

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 5, 2018

Upside and Dress for Success partner up to deliver a national day to honor business travelers. Also: How to keep remote employees feeling connected.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 1, 2018

Meetings Memo: Bridge the Gap

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Apr 1, 2018

Virtual meeting ambassadors reduce the digital divide.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 19, 2018

A Better Path to Motivation

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Mar 19, 2018

Wanting to do good work and test new ideas doesn’t require memes—we’re already wired to do it. But leaders can do more to make sure that enthusiasm isn’t stifled.

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Jan 23, 2018

Technology Association Speeds Up Certification Update

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Jan 23, 2018

The association convened three dozen professionals and experts to ensure its scenario-based cybersecurity certification exam was meeting industry needs.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 18, 2017

A Last Look at Leadership in 2017

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Dec 18, 2017

From advocacy to orientation, there were plenty of challenges for leaders, but also some new opportunities.

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Dec 5, 2017

Time to Move? One Association Learned a Few Lessons

Money & Business by Mark Athitakis Dec 5, 2017

The American Tinnitus Association is now in the DC area after decades in Oregon. A move can go smoothly, it learned—but take a close look at that copier lease.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 10, 2017

Membership Hack: Showcase Members’ Talents

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 10, 2017

To drive deeper engagement and a sense of community, the National Art Educators Association exhibits members’ creative talents both in person and remotely.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 27, 2017

Associations Partner on Air Travel Innovation

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 27, 2017

Two associations created NEXTT to address passenger travel that’s expected to double by 2036 at airports that are already close to capacity.

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 25, 2017

4 Types of Members on Your Volunteer Bench

Membership by Tim Ebner Oct 25, 2017

Building volunteer bench strength requires a wide roster of members. When you’re assembling a qualified team, be on the lookout for these four types of volunteers, and be ready to provide the support they need.

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 24, 2017

CTIA: Consumers Taking Mobile Security More Seriously

Membership by Ernie Smith Oct 24, 2017

The association says that more than three-quarters of consumers surveyed now put a passcode on their devices, and many are taking steps to secure their devices from threats both online and offline.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 11, 2017

Long Live The Learning: A Year-Round Content Strategy

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 11, 2017

The valuable knowledge delivered at your conferences deserves a life that lasts longer than a few days. From livestreaming and hashtags to webinars and podcasts, associations are getting savvier at making conference wisdom part of a year-round content strategy that adds value for attendees and engages a wider audience. For association professionals taking time away […]

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 29, 2017

Membership Hack: Social Ambassadors

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 29, 2017

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare tapped members as social ambassadors to promote a week-long online advocacy effort.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 19, 2017

Give Yourself Some Options: The Perks of a Hybrid Cloud

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 19, 2017

Privately hosting your own cloud has its downsides, as does putting everything on a cloud provider like Microsoft Azure. But the hybrid cloud, which combines elements of each approach, is a great way to maximize the benefits of two types of cloud computing.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 14, 2017

Disaster Recovery Planning for Your Office: Practice Makes Perfect

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 14, 2017

A disaster recovery plan is essential to keeping your organization running in the case of a natural disaster. But it’s only effective if your staff knows what’s in it and how to implement it.

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 13, 2017

What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Sep 13, 2017

After nearly three weeks of natural disasters, many associations are responding by offering support and resources to members in some of the hardest-hit storm zones—prioritizing what and how they communicate to keep the focus on recovery.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 11, 2017

Amid Rural Broadband Weak Spots, Nonprofits Offer Last-Mile Help

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 11, 2017

Broadband internet is a given in many cities and suburbs, but in rural areas, it’s harder to come by. But that’s not for lack of trying by a variety of nonprofit groups.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2017

Wednesday Buzz: Win Over Gen Z With VR

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 28, 2017

VR technology may help your organization connect with Gen Z. Also: A common piece of career advice may actually be hurting women.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 27, 2017

As the ATM Turns 50, an Association Reflects on Its Legacy

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jun 27, 2017

The automated teller machine, a device that has changed the way we interact with money, celebrated a golden anniversary this week. The ATM Industry Association, which itself is turning 20 this year, is ready to celebrate.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 27, 2017

If You Build the Tech Internally, You Own it

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 27, 2017

In an era when a lot of technology gets outsourced or bought from outside vendors, there’s still plenty of market opportunity from having something built from scratch with internal resources. The challenge, of course, is figuring out what that might be—and resourcing for it.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2017

Tuesday Buzz: Are Your Events Digitally Secure?

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Jun 20, 2017

Hackers may try to ruin your next event. Here’s how to secure your meeting data. Also: Don’t let this excuse be the reason your employees are working remotely.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 9, 2017

Better Connected: Engaging Virtual Meeting Attendees

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 9, 2017

Groups that host hybrid conferences don’t want their virtual attendees to feel left out. That’s why many are turning to staff, volunteers, and other experts to make sure the virtual audience feels just as connected as those onsite.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 7, 2017

Associations Help Consumers Get Ready for Summer

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 7, 2017

A number of groups are helping Americans make the most of their summers, while raising awareness of their industries at the same time.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 1, 2017

It Takes a Village: Preventing Fraud at Small-Staff Associations

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Jun 1, 2017

Some ways that small-staff associations can protect their financial assets and deter fraud by gathering support outside of the finance department. The bottom line: Don’t go it alone.

Technology by Alex Beall May 15, 2017

New Site Aims to Prevent Stolen Phone Resale

Technology by Alex Beall May 15, 2017

A new website from CTIA, the U.S. wireless industry, will help consumers, businesses, and police identify lost or stolen smartphones available for resale.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 28, 2017

Membership Hack: Listening Tour

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 28, 2017

A team from the American Dental Association visits dentist offices to listen to members’ unmet needs.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2017

Livin’ on the Edge: What Comes Next After Cloud Computing

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 11, 2017

It’s too early to say whether or not associations should take edge computing, the successor to cloud computing, seriously. But what should be taken seriously is its potential. Any good association IT department should research potential disruptors ahead of time.

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 6, 2017

Thursday Buzz: Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

Meetings by Raegan Johnson Apr 6, 2017

Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on communities. Also: Make your next meeting feel a little more like home.

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 5, 2017

To Deepen Member Engagement, Redefine Volunteering

Membership by Tim Ebner Apr 5, 2017

Offering volunteer opportunities can be one of the most effective ways to bring members closer to your association. But the work they do needs to benefit the volunteer as well as the organization. One way to deepen member engagement is create enough different opportunities to match your members’ volunteering preferences.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Mar 10, 2017

New Survey Offers a Glimpse at Association Staffing Trends, Challenges

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Mar 10, 2017

PNP Staffing Group’s “2017 Association Salaries, Staffing & Trends Report” reveals some common threads among associations, including organizational priorities and the effects of more millennials in the workplace.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 7, 2017

Why Employees Resist Using Your Collaboration Tools

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 7, 2017

Is your association relying on the wrong tools to collaborate internally? Possibly, but the first question you should ask isn’t if there’s a better tool. It’s about why your current tools are losing out to emails and phone calls.

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 15, 2017

How to Make Valuable Face Time With New Members

Membership by Tim Ebner Feb 15, 2017

Onboarding is an essential piece of the membership engagement puzzle. While many associations have an onboarding campaign that includes targeted messages, it can be easy to overlook the value of making face time with new members.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 15, 2016

How to Keep Your Employees in 2017

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Dec 15, 2016

Five association professionals offer tips on attracting and retaining top talent. Not to be a Scrooge, but here’s some potentially distressing news: Three-out-of-10 employees will likely leave your association within the next two years. That’s what global advisory Willis Towers Watson found in two major studies this year. “Given today’s shifting workplace and how technology […]

Technology by Tim Ebner Dec 14, 2016

#Tech16: Not All Hackers Are Bad Guys

Technology by Tim Ebner Dec 14, 2016

ASAE’s Technology Conference & Expo closed on Wednesday with keynoters Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, two well-known hackers who are exposing technology flaws to protect the public.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 11, 2016

Meetings Memo: Future Formats

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 11, 2016

Conference structure in the years to come, according to the German Convention Bureau's Future Meeting Space research project.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 22, 2016

Want to Improve Your Culture? Don't Micromanage It

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 22, 2016

Leaders steer the culture of their organizations, actively or not. But leading well demands an awareness of when managing becomes controlling.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 18, 2016

Aligning Your Mission, Values, and Benefits for HR Success

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Aug 18, 2016

At #ASAE16, Learning Lab Speaker Mark Sedgley told attendees that aligning your association’s mission, values, and benefits will attract, engage, and retain talent.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 2, 2016

Don't Freak Out, But Your Security Isn't Perfect

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 2, 2016

You can do everything to ensure your security is top-of-the-line, but inevitably, there are limits to the measures you can take. Even measures considered best practices have inherent weaknesses and are full of edge cases you haven't even considered. Case in point: The federal government recently pointed toward recent flaws in the popular two-factor authentication method.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 11, 2016

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 11, 2016

With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016. According to a new American Telemedicine Association report, states are doing better than ever at lowering regulatory barriers to allow the practice.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Mar 31, 2016

Thursday Buzz: The Travel Industry's Massive Impact

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Mar 31, 2016

According to a new report, the travel industry accounts for one in 11 jobs across the world. Plus: Consider your opposition.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 11, 2016

Higher-Ed Learning Trends Associations Need to Know

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 11, 2016

A recently released report looked at 18 trends, technologies, and challenges that will affect higher education in the next five years. But they’ll also have an impact on associations, as those students become members.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 2, 2016

As One Internet Tax Battle Ends, Talk of Another Heats Up

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Mar 2, 2016

As part of a deal that led to the passage of the Internet Tax Freedom Act last month, Congress will be taking a fresh look at online sales tax legislation. But state governments that have been waiting to collect taxes for more than two decades are ready to take matters into their own hands.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 24, 2016

Proactive Steps to Build a Culture That Values Membership

Membership by Joe Rominiecki Feb 24, 2016

The author of a chapter in the new edition of Membership Essentials shares advice on getting colleagues in other departments invested in the value of membership.

Technology by Katie Bascuas Feb 1, 2016

Brought to You By: Smartphones

Technology by Katie Bascuas Feb 1, 2016

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 smartphones.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2015

Air Transport Group: Stronger Conflict Zone Threat-Sharing Needed

Leadership by Ernie Smith Nov 2, 2015

With a recent plane crash raising concerns of the dangers of flying over conflict zones, the International Air Transport Association—citing a new report on last year's deadly Ukraine crash—is calling on governments to improve their sharing of security threats with airlines.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 15, 2015

New Research Suggests Telecommuting Is Effective, But Only In Moderation

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Oct 15, 2015

A new study published by the Association for Psychological Science points out the importance of building relationships with coworkers in person, which can be difficult for full-time telecommuters.

Technology by Morgan Little Sep 16, 2015

For Auto Cybersecurity, the Cavalry Has Arrived

Technology by Morgan Little Sep 16, 2015

As the rapid computerization of cars and other devices goes hand in hand with the rise of cybersecurity risks, industry leaders are moving to create solutions before those risks lead to major problems.

Technology by Katie Bascuas Aug 3, 2015

Tech Memo: Virtual Interview

Technology by Katie Bascuas Aug 3, 2015

Hiring via video makes remote feel face-to-face.

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Jul 23, 2015

EFF Calls for DMCA Changes After Jeep-Hacking Report

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Jul 23, 2015

In the wake of a recent report highlighting the potential for vehicle hacking on the roads, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that hackers should have the right to analyze the software in vehicles—a stance the auto industry disagrees with.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2015

Could the SIM Card Become a Thing of the Past?

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2015

The little card that ties a single phone to a single network could be on the chopping block as the GSM Association works with Apple and Samsung on an update that could have broad support from mobile providers.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 14, 2015

The Groups Fixing the Matterhorn's Overcrowding Problem

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jul 14, 2015

As the epic Swiss mountain celebrates a notable anniversary, local associations around the Matterhorn are working to ensure that the mountain remains environmentally sound and that climbers are safe. Their strategy? Limiting the number of people who can climb at a given time.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 14, 2015

Tech Glitches Are Annoyingly Natural. Let's Prepare for Them

Technology by Ernie Smith Jul 14, 2015

For about an hour last week, it seemed like we were facing the second coming of the Y2K bug, when three large computer platforms broke down within hours of one another, for reasons having nothing to do with security breaches. The situation highlights a basic problem at the enterprise level: Systems don't age well and are poorly maintained.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 22, 2015

How to Help Advocacy Resonate With Leaders

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 22, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers has launched program that educates its top members on government relations. It’s an idea that even associations that don’t lobby can learn from.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2015

Pro-Privacy Groups: Facial-Recognition Rules Aren't Enough

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jun 18, 2015

A number of associations and advocacy groups in the civil liberties space have walked away from the bargaining table due to an impasse over the consumer use of facial-recognition technology. The problem? As the groups put it, it's far easier to change your password than your face.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 18, 2015

Conference Circuit: Picture Perfect

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Jun 18, 2015

The BioCommunications Association’s 85th Annual Meeting opens next week in Santa Fe.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Jun 11, 2015

Thursday Buzz: A Cannabis-Flavored Bar Association

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Jun 11, 2015

Marijuana legalization gets some fresh legal backing with the establishment of bar association. Plus: Twitter gives users more control of who they block.

Money & Business by Morgan Little May 27, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: Keep Up With Rapid Changes Online

Money & Business by Morgan Little May 27, 2015

An association expert reveals a list of tools to help small teams compete in the wildly competitive digital space. Plus: What's the real environmental impact of an event?

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Feb 26, 2015

Thursday Buzz: A Boating Association Leader's Legacy

Leadership by Patrick deHahn Feb 26, 2015

The boating community mourns the death and remembers the achievements of a cofounder of the Boat Owners Association of the United States. Plus: CEO Update aims to recognize the industry's best leaders.

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 12, 2015

Report: Connected Cars Could Become Targets for Hackers

Money & Business by Rob Stott Feb 12, 2015

As the dashboard gets more tech bells and whistles, concerns are emerging that cars could be vulnerable to hacking. Several automotive groups are looking to reassure wary consumers that private driver data will be protected.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 6, 2015

Don't Try This at Home: Orthodontists Warn Against Home Remedies

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 6, 2015

Officials with the American Association of Orthodontists are strongly recommending that the public skip treatment advice on the internet—because, if it goes wrong, the risks can be very high.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 28, 2015

Associations Refresh Regulatory Push After White House Drone Incident

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 28, 2015

While the optics of a drone crashing near the White House didn't exactly look all that great for the unmanned aerial vehicle industry, groups say it's simply more evidence that the FAA needs to take action on the issue.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 5, 2015

Architects Group Faces Pressure on Human Rights Issues

Leadership by Ernie Smith Jan 5, 2015

The American Institute of Architects is facing scrutiny from an activist industry group that argues that the organization's ethics policy does not do enough to stop architects from designing structures that can be used for torture. The activist movement, however, has thus far had no success with AIA's board.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2014

Social Media Roundup: At the Center of a Storm

Leadership by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2014

How the National Association of Police Organizations has managed two high-profile cases involving deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of police officers. Also: Are virtual teams better than those that share offices?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2014

Cruise Industry Group Finds New Harbor in DC

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 8, 2014

n a move designed to ease operations, the Cruise Lines Industry Association will move its member operations and lobbying efforts into a single office in Washington, DC. It's a tough move, as many of its employees currently work out of a Florida office.

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 8, 2014

The New Meetings Strategist

Meetings by Mark Athitakis Oct 8, 2014

Technology advancements, rising competition, and revenue imperatives are changing the meeting planner’s role. Today, it’s more integral to an association’s success than ever. Say hello to the new strategic meetings manager.

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2014

Away from Home and Happy

Brand Connection by Sponsored Content Oct 2, 2014

For health and tech enthusiasts or retail and art lovers, there’s something for every meeting attendee.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 30, 2014

Customer Service Broken? Your Technology Probably Is, Too

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 30, 2014

The cable and internet giant Comcast is in the middle of a major shift on customer service, after being dogged about it for years. The odds that it'll fix the problems right away are slim—and that highlights the role technology infrastructure plays in keeping standards high.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 29, 2014

Directing With Drones: MPAA Wins FAA Exemptions for Filmmakers

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 29, 2014

Thanks, in part, to a push by the Motion Picture Association of America, a handful of film-production crews will be able to use the unmanned devices to get a perfect shot.

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday Buzz: Careful With That Year-Round Event Marketing

Meetings by Ernie Smith Sep 17, 2014

Just because you want to give your attendees a piece of your event year-round doesn't mean they want it. Aim carefully so they don't get sick of you. Also: IBM takes the freemium route with Watson.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 12, 2014

Experiential Learning: Another Meetings Must

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Sep 12, 2014

Your attendees don’t just want to sit back and watch speakers present. They want to be part of the action and have an immersive experience. Making that happen will mean deeper engagement and more satisfied conference attendees.

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 26, 2014

Opt-Out, Not Opt-In: California Passes Tough Kill-Switch Law

Technology by Ernie Smith Aug 26, 2014

Putting the wireless industry on the defensive, the Golden State has passed a law that will require the antitheft mechanism to be automatically enabled on new devices sold starting next summer. Trade group CTIA cautions this approach could lead to inconsistencies in rules nationwide.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2014

Best Benefit Ever: Satellite GPS Device Discounts

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 24, 2014

The American Motorcyclist Association's new discount could come in handy on remote roads, where a mobile signal is anything but a sure thing—or if, heaven forbid, a member's bike is stolen.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 23, 2014

As iPhone Thefts Drop, "Kill Switch" Pressure Rises for Wireless Industry

Technology by Ernie Smith Jun 23, 2014

With evidence of a drop in iPhone thefts after Apple introduced a "kill switch" on its devices, industry efforts to voluntarily introduce the anti-theft mechanism are beginning to bear fruit—with Google and Microsoft recently stepping up to the plate. But the possibility of legislative or regulatory mandates on the issue lingers.

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 17, 2014

Best Benefit Ever: Online Research Options

Membership by Ernie Smith Jun 17, 2014

With two new member offerings, the Southern California Genealogical Society is making it cheaper for members to research their lineage.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 15, 2014

Microsoft Eyes New Windows Cloud Offerings

Technology by Ernie Smith May 15, 2014

The tech giant's new Azure RemoteApp could offer a way for IT managers to keep their legacy Windows apps running in a mobile ecosystem. But Microsoft's platform doesn't lack competition.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 17, 2014

CTIA's Voluntary "Kill Switch" Plan Gets Mixed Reviews

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 17, 2014

While public officials approve of the mobile industry's move to offer free software that allows users to disable stolen smartphones, some say the CTIA's plan should be opt-out, not opt-in.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 14, 2014

Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision Could Change TV Business, Groups Say

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 14, 2014

Last week's announcement by the Supreme Court that it would consider the legality of streaming video startup Aereo could shake up the business landscape around two key technologies: Over-the-air broadcasting and cloud computing.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

Social Media Roundup: Are These Startups the Future of Nonprofits?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jan 3, 2014

How nonprofit firms like Watsi and Pencils of Promise are bringing startup approaches to charitable causes. Also: Advice for exhibitors that can't make it to every trade show.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 13, 2013

CTIA, FCC Score Deal on Cellphone Unlocking

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Dec 13, 2013

It took CTIA: The Wireless Association a while—and some prodding—to create a voluntary policy on allowing consumers to unlock their phones, but it released one on Thursday. That doesn't mean tech enthusiasts are happy with the results.

Technology by Emma Beck Dec 12, 2013

AllSeen Alliance Aims to Standardize the Internet of Things

Technology by Emma Beck Dec 12, 2013

The AllSeen Alliance, a new open-source group launched with the Linux Foundation’s help and a tech giant’s generosity, hopes to help your many devices talk to one another.

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Dec 6, 2013

Florida Partners With Google Maps to Document Miles of Beaches

Meetings by Katie Bascuas Dec 6, 2013

Looking for a unique way to showcase your state or region’s assets? Capitalize on new technology like Visit Florida and its partner Google Maps, which captured more than 7.5 million images of the state’s beaches to help promote tourism.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2013

Not Dropping the Ball: Dropbox Eyes the Enterprise

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 20, 2013

Dropbox hopes to use its popularity with the public to help drive even more popularity with the business world, and the company is looking for some massive funding to make it happen.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 1, 2013

Event Planning: Why the Learning Experience Matters

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 1, 2013

Well-known keynoters, high attendee numbers, and hundreds of education sessions are nice, but they don’t guarantee a successful meeting. What does? Designing a learning experience your members can’t re-create or find elsewhere. Take a cue from two associations that have been there, done that—and ended up with more engaged attendees.

Technology by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Oct 1, 2013

The Tech Effect for Meeting Planners and Attendees

Technology by Melanie D.G. Kaplan Oct 1, 2013

With smartphones, tablets, and apps changing the face of modern life, it’s only natural that these technologies would change meetings too—for planners and attendees.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 15, 2013

Don't Call it A Drone: Unmanned Vehicle Industry Tries Image Makeover

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 15, 2013

The potential for unmanned vehicles, better known to the public as "drones," remains massive despite its ongoing association with international warfare. But with the industry facing protests outside its annual meeting, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is working hard to change the messaging around the devices.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 14, 2013

A Rough Patch: 3 Lessons From a Very Public Firing

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 14, 2013

Last week, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong tried to ease the pressure before layoffs hit the company's struggling Patch business, but a momentary loss of cool overshadowed what was meant to be a reassuring moment. Here's how you can avoid a similar incident.

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jul 8, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Don’t Beat Around the Bush

Membership by Anita Ferrer Jul 8, 2013

Why your organization should focus on detailed language in its calls to action. Also: How to keep the communication cables alive between your telecommuting employees.

Technology by Scott Steinberg Jun 1, 2013

Tech Memo: Tech to Watch

Technology by Scott Steinberg Jun 1, 2013

How to keep pace with mobile members through networking, streaming and content publishing.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 3, 2013

Why Your Meeting's WiFi Matters

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne May 3, 2013

More attendees are saying goodbye to laptops and hello to mobile devices. What does higher demand for WiFi at hotels and events mean for meeting planners?

Technology by Katie Bascuas Apr 23, 2013

Study: Administrative Professionals Need More Tech Training

Technology by Katie Bascuas Apr 23, 2013

Office professionals are often left relying on themselves when it comes to professional development, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals, which is urging employers to increase skills training for these workers, especially in the area of technology.

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 16, 2013

Cloud Competition: Microsoft Expands Offerings, Cuts Prices

Technology by Ernie Smith Apr 16, 2013

With expanded offerings and a price match with certain Amazon services, Microsoft hopes its revamped Windows Azure platform could entice some businesses away from the market leader.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 12, 2013

Big Data and the Problem of Finding Your Missing Keys

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 12, 2013

If you're spending all this energy looking through big data for business insights, be sure you have a good idea of what you're looking for, or you won't actually find it.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 1, 2013

In-Person Meetings Drive Collaboration and Innovation

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Mar 1, 2013

Does face time result in more innovation? Yahoo said “yes” when it ended telecommuting. And new meetings research reveals the same. But how do you show the value of your association’s in-person offerings?

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 20, 2013

How to Put Your Twitter Account on Lockdown

Technology by Ernie Smith Feb 20, 2013

With two recent brand-hacking incidents, Twitter is facing rising calls to improve its security. How can you keep your own association's brand safe on social media? We have a few ideas.

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2013

What You Should Know About Java's Security Issues

Technology by Ernie Smith Jan 24, 2013

One of the most-widely used pieces of software in the world has struggled to shake off a wide array of security issues. If you use it, is it time to change platforms?

Leadership by Rhea Blanken, FASAE Jan 2, 2013

Management Style: What's Your Leadership Type?

Leadership by Rhea Blanken, FASAE Jan 2, 2013

From Oprah to Ben & Jerry, these titans of industry each have their own management styles. What can you learn from them?

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2012

Gas Crisis: Shortages Continue in Sandy-Ravaged Areas

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Nov 7, 2012

Associations, including AAA, are playing key roles in keeping both consumers and station owners informed as the industry deals with gas shortages.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 18, 2012

Telecommuters Are More Productive, Study Says

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Sep 18, 2012

A recent study found higher productivity and job satisfaction among people who work remotely compared with office workers. But what are the costs of working virtually?