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With the associations and professional membership sector potentially losing millions in lost revenue from conferences and training events, many have had to get to grips with the disruption of COVID-19 quickly.
Many membership organisations have seen increased levels of web traffic and a heightened profile in recent months. But how can you make the most of it? In this blog post, we’ll share our top tips and tricks to capitalise on new digital opportunities.
We recently spoke to Jonathan Wood, Head of Society Programmes, British Ecological Society about their digital transformation, why now and how they started.
I have always thought myself to be an ally of black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in my professional life and my personal life. That said, I still find it awkward to talk about race. I find it harder still to talk openly about racism. I am most uncomfortable with the word racist. But we need to talk about race, racism and racists if we are to confront the prejudice, inequality and discrimination that BAME people face at work and in society.
React, adapt and succeed by Colleen Peel, Head of Marketing & Events at the Credit Services Association
At the CSA and as a trade association, the most important questions we ask ourselves are: Do we provide enough value for our members? Do we create enough influence with stakeholders? Do we have a strong voice for the industry?
memcom charity partner, BBC Media Action is the BBC's international charity. Here we take a look at their work and its impact. We believe in the power of media and communication to do good, and we reach a than 100 million people a year in more than 20 countries, helping them to live freer, fairer, healthier and more prosperous lives.
In times of flux, it’s helpful to hear how industry peers are managing change. During memcom interactive, our headline sponsor Pixl8 has been running a series of daily polls to shed light on current trends and expected change. After a vibrant week of membership insights and inspiration, we are delighted to share the results with you.
“The future ain’t what it used to be” by Mark Chambers, Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics
The great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra is now better known for his malapropisms than his exploits on the baseball field, and his famous observation on the ever changing and uncertain nature of the future is particularly resonant today. Our futures have changed almost overnight and we all face a lengthy period of confusion and uncertainty as to the way ahead.
Online V Offline: why associations will always get the balance right, by Jane Hopkins from Worldspan
There are many who now pretend to be expert in hybrid and virtual conferencing. No doubt some are more expert than others. And we will all become completely expert with time. It is our new normal and we embrace it.
Cheryl Harrison, co-founder of resilience and mental health training company, Giraffe Resilience, and a recent guest speaker at memcom talks to us about building resilience during these times.
Following her session at this year's memcom interactive, Jenni Field, CIPR President 2020 has kindly written a blog to highlight the six pieces of advice she offered, together with links to resources you might want to check out...
I love working in membership organisations. I love their mission, their accountability to the membership, the rich evidence base that they provide, and, sometimes, their eccentricity.
That was the core message of what Royal College of Psychiatrists’ member Dr Lade Smith had to say when she was interviewed as part of a webinar last week, on Friday, with College staff.
We spoke to Suzanne Peck, President of the Institute of Internal Communication and one the keynote speakers at memcom interactive.
Ahead of memcom interactive, we catch up with Kath Burton and Tom Wilson from award winning firm of accountants and tax advisors, haysmacintyre - the leading sector specialist for Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies (PIMBs). With a dedicated PIMBs team, they act for over 200 membership organisations.
Many organisations are at odds with their current CRMs, perhaps due to their age or the fact that they’re no longer fit for purpose - so how do you ensure you have a robust CRM system? Ben Sturt from Chrysalis Digital is here to help...
As we navigate our way through the current crisis, we have never been more dependant on trustworthy sources of information, guidance, and advice. We need facts and knowledge reassuringly shared openly and honestly.
memcom interactive, born out of chaos and misery, and created by a large number of wonderful, talented and hardworking people. Julian Smith, one of memcom's Executive Directors lets you behind the scenes...
It feels strange to be marketing at a time like this. So how do you get the message right? Too little? Too much or just enough? Victoria Robinson, Head of Marketing & Communications at the Institute of Risk Management has some timely advice for you...
If, like more than 80% of respondents to our recent survey, you've had to cancel your events, and are looking at a virtual conference, this blog, written by memcom supporters Oxford Abstracts is what you need to read...
Guest blog by Wattle, who are an independent creative software company that partners strategically with organisations to enable successful digital transformation by leveraging website CMS, CRM and bespoke technologies.