13 Tips for Running Effective Virtual Board Meetings
Non-profit boards that lean into virtual meetings and technology have "an opportunity to be more inclusive, more connected, and more productive than before," write Jon Huggett and Mark Zitter, who have both served on numerous non-profit boards..
Why your longest strategy horizon should be 2 years
Purpose-oriented organizations should revisit strategy at least every two years to allow for the types of agile, rapid changes needed today, writes Martyn Drake of Binley Drake Consulting. "To break out, we just need to shorten the cycle”, Drake argues.
How an Association Heavily Dependent on Conference Revenue Survived the Pandemic
Like many organizations, revenue generation was thrown into turmoil at ISPOR?The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research during the pandemic. However, it expects to be reserves-neutral in the coming years. A look at the four-pronged approach it used to keep going.
Organizations are moving towards a shared goal to redefine the importance of work. As they focus on thriving in the new era, businesses must: re-architect work; unleash the workforce; adapt the workplace.
During a year in which digital events proliferated, the challenge of attracting attendees was a hot topic among event organizers. Influencer marketing expert Kristen Matthews along with Stephen Wynkoop, owner of online event platform VconferenceOnline, offered their own top tips for attendee acquisition.
Desire for physical locations and authentic experiences is growing
Findings of the Future Meeting Space (FMS) include that the relevance of events for an organisation’s overall communications mix will continue to grow in the future and that the increasingly hybrid set-up of meetings and conferences extends their reach, both from a time and geographical perspective. At the same time, the desire for physical locations and authentic experiences is growing.
Some Ideas for Developing a Conference Pricing Strategy
Since the onset of the pandemic, many associations have offered their virtual conferences for free. But new formats require new platforms and technology, and for many groups, the free model is no longer sustainable. So, what's the best pricing strategy to take?
Alternatively referred to as a media kit, press kits can be one of the most valuable resources that you invest time and money into, as they consist of elements that you will use over and over again throughout the lifespan of your organization.
Remote audiences require different tactics for presentations, including how slides are created and how you transition from your face to a slide and back, writes Stephanie Scotti. "The audience should be able to glance at the slide, grab the key information and turn their attention to what you are saying," she writes.
All board members should serve on a board committee, but determining where to place them is often more art than science. This resource, complete with worksheets for the five most popular committees, is designed to help.