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
07

Beginning with an industry assessment explaining the importance of failure, and wrapping up with a podcast on hiring mistakes, this week’s Friday 5 is all about the importance of trial and error

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 comfortable with personal growth. Whether it’s learning from your mistakes or changing the way your organization is run, this rendition of the Friday 5 teaches us to make change. How do […]

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Aug
07

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: Read the full series

Editor’s Note: This is the final part in a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Make sure you read each part here:  How values became more valued Why failing matters more than ever The race to go virtual How engagement flourished Throughout my conversations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic – and how […]

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Aug
06

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: How engagement flourished

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth part to a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the third part here. Because many associations were already using online platforms or were beginning to implement virtual resources since the COVID-19 pandemic, engagement in these products has held steady and met – if not […]

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Aug
05

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: The race to go virtual

Editor’s Note: This is the third part of a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the second part here. As the pandemic began to unravel association plans for 2020, many were already in the process of moving operations online — but the coronavirus served to speed up all of those […]

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Aug
04

The Effects of COVID-19 on Associations: Why failing matters more than ever

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a five-part industry assessment on the effects of COVID-19 on associations. Find the first part here. As the pandemic’s impacts continue to appear around the world, innovation and the ability to fail are more important than ever. For associations, leaders have the unique ability to drive innovation. […]

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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
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
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
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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