Author: Ashley Neal

Content Intern at AssociationSuccess.org | [email protected] | Website

Ashley joined the AssociationSuccess.org content team in March of 2020. Having previously interned with Innovative Advertising, a division of People Who Think, LLC, Ashley discovered her love for mass communication through hands on experience. Ashley is passionate about making a safer, and healthier environment through education, and does what she can to make the world a better place.

Aug
31

3 tips to build Facebook group engagement

As many of us have learned through the COVID-19 crisis, engagement should be your association’s primary goal. With over 1.7 billion daily users, what better way to reach your audience than through Facebook? Last week, AssociationSuccess.org hosted a workshop on building online engagement through the use of Facebook groups. Led by moderator Anthony Shop, Jennifer […]

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Aug
28

Pandemic pods, virtual volunteerism and more are popular headlines this week

Recognizing your association’s areas for growth, virtual volunteerism and understanding how your association can utilize pandemic pods are the topics association professionals are reading this week. Every week, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. How do we come up with this list? We look […]

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Aug
26

10 tips for overcoming imposter syndrome

Juliet Meeks, an artist and designer based out of New Orleans, recently posted on Instagram a touching look into the emotions she sometimes feels as an artist and business owner. She described feeling the self-doubt so common with professionals who deal with imposter syndrome, but I did not realize how prevalent the struggle was until […]

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Aug
21

Engagement tops association headlines this week

Reorganizing your priorities, the art of storytelling and how one association gained a cult following in just six months — these are the top headlines for association professionals this week.  Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. How do we come up with […]

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Aug
20

How associations can utilize pandemic pods

When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this week, I couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of conversations about “pandemic pods” and if you’re anything like me, you had no idea what those were until recently.  What started with the Micro-School Coalition fighting to transform traditional education into an innovative and personalized learning experience through […]

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Aug
19

3 ways to remotely boost your advocacy engagement

Now more than ever, associations are using their voices to stand up for what they believe in. However, one thing has been holding many back: the inability to gather for their causes. With the social distancing measures put into place due to COVID-19 making advocacy efforts more difficult, many associations have turned to social media […]

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Aug
17

Want to build a Facebook group? Take our workshop!

When COVID-19 canceled most face-to-face interactions, many organizations began brainstorming how to fill in this engagement gap.  That’s why so many organizations have moved to or doubled down on online communities to connect with their audience. The questions now are how do we successfully run online communities, and is Facebook the best place for them?  […]

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Aug
14

Great conversations top this weeks Friday 5

Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. This week, we’re getting back to the basics. Starting off with communication skills and ending with philanthropy practices to avoid, association professionals are interested in key advice. How do we come up with this list? […]

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Aug
12

How a brand new association got 1.3 million to act

By definition, independent venues figure things out on their own, and they almost never ask for help. But when COVID-19 began spreading across the country, independent venue operators were forced to close their doors on the large groups of people their businesses rely on and realized that, without help, they would not survive. It was […]

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Aug
11

10 basic rules for great conversations

I had the pleasure of participating in my favorite hobby last night: mindlessly scrolling through social media. However, instead of watching funny cat videos or meme compilations, I wound up watching an endless series of Ted Talks. While they were all inspiring, one in particular resonated with me the most: “10 ways to have a […]

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