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“…policies designed ‘to preserve all pre-COVID jobs and employment relationships could prove quite costly’ because they ‘are analogous to policies that prop up dying industries and failing firms.’” Covid-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock (Becker Friedman Institute Report referenced by George Will – Washington Post – 5/27/20) The coronavirus and ensuing economic lockdown have created […]

Will chapters survive? This is a question we’ve heard on every virtual idea swap we’ve hosted since the pandemic.  Here’s what’s at stake.

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.

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.

Do not fear the virtual meeting, meet-up or webinar. Remember we’re in a “BETA timezone” where we’re all trying and testing new things. So own it – the beta test. Here are 5 tips to owning it.

It’s safe to say that our support for components (chapters etal) took on a different look this past month. We had to scramble to re-orient messaging and timetables, shift resources, add resources, add time to support chapters shifting to virtual, and maybe cancel volunteer leader training. So how do we re-orient our support and training for the rest of 2020? What do we need to think about as long-term shifts? What other short-term shifts need to be adopted? Virtual Idea Swap #2 is about what’s next.

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