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Aug
03

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: How values became more valued

Editors note: The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations is a five-part industry assessment.  For the first 45 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) halted the majority of the organization’s output as they prioritized evaluation. But that didn’t mean they went completely silent.  During this […]

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Jul
31

Association pros are improving themselves: Find out how in the Friday 5

Starting with what associations can learn from the Romance Writers of America’s response to allegations of racism, and ending with a podcast on essentialism, this week’s Friday 5 is all about how to become a better professional. Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with […]

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Jul
30

How diverse is the association industry?

As American media this summer turned much of its attention toward the social inequities brought on by systemic and institutionalized racism, we at AssociationSuccess.org made a commitment to do our own reflecting and to consider how we can be part of the solution to bring forth a better world for everyone in it. We’ve taken […]

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Jul
30

Making your digital image picture perfect

Just as looking in the mirror reflects your physical appearance, your digital image is a reflection of your personal brand. The manner in which you appear online, whether via video, social media presence, or even Slack message is telling a story about who you are and how you’re showing up in the world. The problem […]

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Jul
29

Missed “Rooting out Racism?” Watch it here

Yesterday we proudly launched a new workshop titled “Rooting out Racism: How to get started at your organization,” led by Dialogue on Race Louisiana CEO Maxine Crump.  As an introductory workshop about how to identify the racist policies, bylaws and practices at your association that passively and actively allow inequities to continue, this conversation was […]

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Jul
27

How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations — and what associations can learn from them

It started with a tweet. Next, came a rather public revamp of policies and initiatives intended to make the Romance Writers of America more diverse and inclusive. In the tweet last August, romance writer Courtney Milan called a fellow romance author’s book an “(expletive) racist mess.” What followed was a formal ethics complaint by that […]

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Jul
24

How to navigate moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, and other things association professionals are wondering this week

With summer coming to a close, it’s no wonder this week’s Friday 5 is all about what to do now. Every Friday we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. This week you’re focusing on making progress. Whether it’s becoming a more sustainable person or […]

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Jul
23

Why eliminating racism starts with institutions

Is racism a result of prejudice, or is prejudice a result of racism? When asked to consider the question, most people will likely say individuals are prejudiced and that prejudice leads to racism. Dr. Wornie Reed, a professor of sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, argues the opposite is true. In a 2015 TEDx […]

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Jul
22

Why you should tell your friends how much you make

Picture this: Emily has been working at an organization for over 10 years. She’s well educated, a hard worker and has gone above and beyond for the organization. Throughout her career, Emily has received a raise or two and has been promoted to a position she loves. In comes a new hire, Alexis, who Emily […]

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Jul
21

Back from furlough? Here’s how to navigate the workforce

Whether working from a newly configured home office or returning to a now socially distant one, navigating the workforce for an employee returning from furlough is sure to feel different. The most important thing for employers and employees to remember when people start to come back: Be flexible. “This is an unprecedented time for many […]

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