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How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

It’s not uncommon for associations to have a small percentage of their members attend regional meetings and annual conferences. Many are comprised of the same group, meeting after meeting, which makes conversations stale and networking negligible. Why is this happening and what can be done? It boils down to knowing what attendees want and then...
Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Transform the Association Annual Meeting and Build a Better One

Annual meetings have long represented the crown jewel of any given association. They are the place where: Exhibitor and sponsorship dollars are generated Important topics are discussed Organizational strategies are formed Educational seminars are given Peer networking takes place However, when you look hard at the current annual meeting structure jam-packed with hundreds of sessions,...
Eight Ways to Make Your Event Crisis- and Disaster-Ready

Eight Ways to Make Your Event Crisis- and Disaster-Ready

With the recent events across the world, it brings home the importance of being prepared for an emergency no matter where in the world you are. As an event professional, how do you prepare for natural or man-made disasters? The first step is to identify any potential threats associated with the city your meeting or...
Negotiate the Best Venue Rate for Your Group

Negotiate the Best Venue Rate for Your Group

Many people have a vision of negotiations as being closed-door, hard-charging and full of blood, sweat and tears. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, if approached with a positive outlook and having the ability to convey your group’s meeting spend, you may find what you perceive as your opposition quickly becomes...
Fresh Air + Sunshine + Warm Weather = A Great Outdoor Event

Fresh Air + Sunshine + Warm Weather = A Great Outdoor Event

With the brutal winter behind us, you may wish to capitalize on these long, beautiful summer days by hosting some or all of your meeting outside. Here are eight things to focus on in order to make your outdoor function a smashing success! Eight Items on Your Outdoor Meeting Checklist Determine how many individuals will...