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Apr
23

How COVID-19 has made transparency more important than ever

As COVID-19 continues to halt business as usual and raise questions about the futures of many organizations, employees world-wide are looking to leadership for guidance. In a time when answers are few and questions are many, clarity and accessibility from leadership are important qualities to have in our organizations. Executive coach Christopher Salem believes that […]

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Apr
22

How to grow your online community

Online communities need to be seeded at the right time in the right soil then watered, weeded, pruned, and nurtured with care to ensure they thrive and produce good fruit.  These insights were gathered when the National Digital Roundtable brought together a group of nonprofit and association experts to trade their secrets to the success […]

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Apr
21
Apr
21

The world is more than ‘members’ and ‘non-members’

If there’s one thing the last couple of months as global citizens has taught us, it’s that things are a heck of a lot more complicated than we may have liked to think at the beginning of 2020.  Even going to the grocery store to pick up some extra milk isn’t as straightforward as it […]

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Apr
16

So you have to negotiate a major event cancelation …

Negotiations between associations, hotel operators and convention centers and their attorneys are rising to front and center in many situations now regarding annual conferences and meetings as a result of COVID-19. Jeff Tenenbaum, a managing partner of the Tenenbaum Law Group, has been at the forefront of the issue while the stakes continue to rise […]

By Paul Bergeron | Invigorate Revenue
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Apr
15

How to hold a strategic planning session virtually

Replacing that one- or two-day in-person strategy session with a virtual process may seem far fetched. But it is possible. And, not just possible, but practical.  With modern technology and a good facilitation plan, you can still bring people together to think strategically and co-create for the future. In fact, in this uncertain environment, strategy […]

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Apr
14

12 tips for interviewing a job candidate you can’t meet in person

As COVID-19 continues to stun the world, many organizations have had no choice but to leave behind the comfort of their offices and adapt to the reality of working from home. Even though many of us are mandated to stay home, most organizations cannot afford to indefinitely pause their business.  As the show must go […]

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Apr
11

How will COVID-19 impact event insurance?

Associations who recognize their bottom lines will take a huge hit from lost revenue they anticipated from their annual conference are rethinking their positions on event cancellation insurance. Not to be confused with force majeure clauses in hotel or event venue contracts, event cancellation insurance premiums are based on projected expenses, revenue, location, and dates […]

By Paul Bergeron | Invigorate Revenue
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Apr
10

When COVID-19 cancels your event days before it’s supposed to begin

Steve de Haan did not have a pleasant stay in Margaritaville. As president and CEO of The International Warehouse Logistics Association in Des Plaines, Ill., de Haan’s  week of infamy began the night of Wednesday, March 11. Let’s let him tell the story: We called ahead that morning before our flight from Chicago to San […]

By Paul Bergeron | Engage People
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Apr
09

How to pivot to virtual in real time

Nearly every association, nonprofit, and business in general has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but perhaps none more so than those holding spring and summer meetings and conferences. While these are challenging times, challenges also enable us to rise to the occasion and demonstrate true leadership. Those organizations that recognize the need to […]

By Amy Thomasson | Engage People . Invigorate Revenue
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