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7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

The devil is in the details. We’ve all heard it, and most of us have lived it. But what details, in regards to event planning, tend to trip association professionals up the most? We’ve got seven.

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The One Thing Your Association Needs to Multiply Member Engagement

You have a website, post semi-regularly on social media, host various meetings and events, but you still feel like member engagement is an issue at your association.

What’s missing?

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts:

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How to Clean Your Association’s Database: 5 Tips

Database management is TOUGH, especially if you’re doing it all manually. Over time, you’re bound to find typos, duplicates, outdated information, and maybe even some false information altogether. That’s why from time to time, it’s good to give your database a little scrubbing.

But with 500+ members, where do you even begin? Here are a few tips:

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3 Things That Scare Your Members (And How Your Association Can Help)

We all have fears and insecurities, but we don’t like to have fears and insecurities. They make us uncomfortable, and worse, vulnerable (but not in the good way Brene Brown often talks about).

That said, this is an area in which your association can really be of help. Take a look at these three things that likely scare your members, and more importantly, how your association can assist:

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The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Conference at Your Association

It’s no secret that in this day and age, everything’s going digital. Meetings, events, methods of communication - you name it, it’s all going online.

That said, is an online event, such as a virtual conference, something your association should consider? What exactly are the benefits of hosting a virtual conference versus a traditional, in-person event?

Well, as it turns out, there are several. Take a look!

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Association Professionals: 5 Things to Truly Love This Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is officially here! To celebrate (in addition to the mounds and mounds of chocolate we’ll eat), we thought it’d be fun to put together a list - FOR association pros - of five things to truly love this Valentine’s Day:

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Volunteers

If membership recruitment is tough (which it is), volunteer recruitment is 10x tougher. You’re asking people to give their time - a scarce resource, particularly nowadays.

So what’s the trick? Well there is no easy or sure-fire method for finding volunteers, but if you’ve been struggling lately, consider asking yourself these three questions:

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The 4 Biggest Time-Sucks for Association Professionals (And How to Avoid Them)

Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You go into work, have 10 items on your to-do list, five hours go by, and you’ve only gotten three done. How is that possible? Where did the time go?

Well it’s possible that those tasks were really challenging and took more time than you initially planned. But more than likely, you lost that time doing seemingly-important tasks you didn’t think would take long.

Then bam - five hours have gone by.

The question then becomes what are those tasks that are taking up so much of our time? (Time-sucks, they’re often called.) We’ve outlined four, but more importantly, solutions for each:

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The Evolution of Workplace Communication (And What It Means for Your Association)

The times they are a changin’ - particularly in terms of technology. And as you know, technology advancements (in some way, shape, or form) always make their way to the workplace.

Just look at workplace communication tools. There’s Slack, Atlassian, Trello, Facebook’s Workplace - and more and more popping up all the time!   

That said, are these workplace communication tools beneficial for associations? Are they worth looking into/considering? Well, like any sophisticated tool or system, there are pros and cons for each.

Take a look:

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6 Questions to Ask Your Members BEFORE Planning an Event

We all know the importance of asking for feedback - and most of us are pretty good at actually doing so. But what about asking for input? Are we doing that enough?

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