The State of Associations: Australia

Being affiliated with the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO), I was invited by the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) to the recent launch of its “Association Insiders” webinar series. AuSAE is the premier not-for-profit professional society representing over 10,000 individual leaders working in associations in Australia and New Zealand. The new series features monthly… Read More The State of Associations: Australia

STEPS to Next-Level Associations

As purpose-driven, mission-focused organizations, associations provide their key stakeholders with at least four main benefits: (1) learning (training programs, certification and credentials), (2) knowledge (specialized publications, studies and standards), (3) community (platform to network, co-create and collaborate on services), and (4) advocacy (preparing position papers, public policy work, and testimonials). So what else can associations… Read More STEPS to Next-Level Associations

To go hybrid or not?

This is the question many associations are now pondering on: whether to organize this year’s events—meetings, training programs, conferences and exhibitions—on a hybrid format or not, as the pandemic shows no let up. The other question, of course, is, “Are associations hybrid-ready?” This is the gist of the webinar of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Belgium… Read More To go hybrid or not?