Navigating New Waters
Our mission is to foster excellence in association volunteerism, leadership and member communities.
More than 50% of associations have reported a disruption in existing member programs or activities. Nearly 40% indicated they don’t see resuming in-person events before 2021. What this foretells for retention is anyone’s guess however associations are bracing according the ASAE Foundation Impact Study. We tremble though because we know the connection between member engagement and retention. This is where chapters come in.
All of us in the association space with any connection to in-person events have been on a crazy learning ride. How do we create powerful virtual events? Here’s what I’ve been reading lately.
The steady move to virtual for chapter leader training looks to continue through 2020 and possibly into 2021 based on discussions in the second Idea Swap: COVID-19 & Chapters/Components. The swap looked at three questions from the viewpoint of chapters. Check out the Chapters & COVID-19 Virtual Chat Notes.
Virtual meetings are here to stay. Time to start thinking about how to optimize our virtual time together. Here are 7 tips to follow when hosting or leading a webinar for training/education or facilitating or attending a virtual meeting.
We hosted a spirited conversation on April 9 webinar all around association volunteers. Timed to precede National Volunteer Week (April 19), the discussion was framed around how do we authentically reward, recognize and support volunteers.
Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.