How to Talk to Your Members About Blockchain

Market leaders like Microsoft, Amazon and J.P. Morgan already have live blockchain operations in place. The infrastructure is starting to be used for everything from payment verification and wealth management to asset trading and identity protection. That growth looks to continue, with annual global spending on blockchain solutions estimated at $11B today, and that number […]

5 Tips To Make the Most of Your Next Virtual Meeting

With more organizations continuing to opt for remote work, virtual meetings have become the norm in nearly every industry. They allow dispersed teams to connect from anywhere, without the traditional distractions of in-office meetings. But video calls can also be taxing on your team, and if you’re not properly prepared, you risk hosting an unproductive […]

What the NFL’s Rooney Rule Teaches Us About Diversity in Hiring

Brian Flores, former head coach for the Miami Dolphins, was fired after three seasons. While there is plenty of speculation as to why this happened, it quickly led to a lawsuit that is now calling into question the NFL’s diversity efforts. Many have been quick to point out that the Rooney Rule has helped improve […]

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Association

Cybersecurity is a pressing issue in today’s day and age. Following the rapid rollout of COVID-19 remote working arrangements, the cost of global cybercrime exceeded $1 trillion, a more than 50% increase from 2018. And cybercrime is still on the rise, undeterred by society’s slow return to a new kind of normalcy. If there’s one […]

Why Are People Pursuing Professional Certifications?

Despite an ever-expanding catalog of professional learning opportunities, over 400 association professionals choose to take the Certified Association Executive exam every year. While the raw data regarding the number of individuals that pursue the certification is illustrative of its significance in the association management world, this data alone does not provide a complete picture of […]

3 Leadership Lessons From Expert David Schutt

With roles including Chief Executive Officer of SAE Group, CEO & President of the Performance Review Institute and the Industry Technologies Consortia, Vice President-America on the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) Executive Board, and an appointment to Commissioner, U.S. National Commission for the United National Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the U.S. […]

8 Talent Recruitment Tips for Your Association

The current job market is unlike anything we’ve seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic has led many to re-prioritize their professional and personal goals and values, making it more important than ever to have a solid strategy when it comes to attracting talent for your association.  While salary is still the primary consideration for job seekers, […]

Association Newcomer: What Is an Association?

So you just got a job at an association. Congratulations!  Joining a mission-focused organization can be a rewarding experience allowing you to truly make a difference and enact change for an industry or group of people. However, for folks just entering the association space, this can be an entirely new world with its own unique […]

How To Talk to Your Members About Web3

As association leaders, it’s often your responsibility to keep up with trends and understand all the complex ideas that have an impact on your organization. While deconstructing these complex ideas comes with its own challenges, the biggest hurdle is often explaining that information to your members.  In our new series “How To Talk to Your […]

8 Ways to Prioritize Employee Work-Life Balance

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to adopt a remote or hybrid work schedule for employees. While in most cases, this tends to be a net positive for employees’ work-life balance, it can lead to some unintended negative consequences.  For example, when working from home, the lack of clear separation between work and home […]

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