Hosting Association Golf Tournaments in a COVID-19 World

By |2021-04-23T15:19:05-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Association members are missing their face-to-face networking opportunities used to catch up with fellow members or to have those deep conversations with fellow members on issues affecting their industry. When the pandemic hit its peak earlier this year, associations had no choice but to cancel association in-person member events [...]

Virtual Events: An Opportunity to Grow your Association’s Event Repertoire

By |2020-10-28T14:37:39-05:00May 7th, 2020|

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to hold in-person association events. Many associations are now looking to host virtual events to keep their members engaged and to provide new revenue generating activities. This article will explore options to pivot your cancelled events and will hopefully give you a [...]

Understanding Your Contracts and Memorandums of Understanding During COVID-19

By |2020-10-29T09:00:44-05:00April 9th, 2020|

The world has been turned on its ear over the last several weeks. COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world on so many fronts and it is hard to comprehend or understand how it will affect your association, your workplace and your interactions with members. As an association management company [...]

Is your Association’s AGM in Jeopardy? Solutions to Cope with the Pandemic.

By |2020-10-29T10:25:19-05:00March 26th, 2020|

Annual General Meeting (AGM) season is underway for associations with a fiscal year end of December 31. The purpose of these mandatory meetings is for the board of directors and management to share reports, financials and updates and to allow members of the association to ask questions and share [...]

Bilingualism in National Associations: How to Meet Member’s Expectations

By |2020-10-29T10:35:44-05:00March 19th, 2020|

Canadian associations are often bilingual, meaning they offer membership programs and services in both official languages: French and English. In this context, members, potential members and industry partners are expecting bilingual service. It is the role of the association and its board to set policies and expectations for French [...]

Where Should You Host Your Next Association Conference?

By |2020-10-29T16:07:41-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Every national association has different wants and needs from its conference host city. This blog is not meant to convince you to choose one city over another. Instead, I hope to break down the major decision factors when planning the geographic location of an association conference. For simplicity purposes, [...]

Sponsorship for Association Events

By |2020-10-30T09:15:06-05:00January 16th, 2020|

Finding sponsors for your association’s events is a major component of increasing non-dues revenue and generating a surplus. This article explores options of how to optimize your association’s sponsorship revenue. Reach out to Previous Sponsors First When you are looking for sponsors for your association’s next event, start with [...]

Useful Graphic Design Resources for Associations

By |2020-10-14T14:24:02-05:00October 31st, 2019|

In a past article I came to the defence of the stock photo for association design projects. In this article I’ll give you some more tools to help raise the level of your graphic design for association events. These can help you if you are a professional designer or [...]

What is Quorum and Why is it Important for Associations?

By |2021-04-26T08:18:52-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Have you ever been part of a sports team and arrive to a game, only to find that many of your teammates didn't show up? For every sport, there are regulations in place that determine how many players are required for a game to start. The same goes for [...]

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