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SBI Events Team Earns Virtual Event & Meeting Management (VEMM) Credential

At SBI, we pride ourselves on providing innovative services and solutions to help nonprofits thrive. While the pandemic may have slowed us down at the onset while in-person events were rapidly canceled or postponed, we are now moving full steam ahead in the virtual event space, and are proud to share that our entire Events […]

[Guest Post] You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

The following blog post was originally published on the MemberClicks blog.
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “AMC” before, short for association management company. But what is an AMC? Well, according to the AMC Institute, an AMC is “a for-profit business that manages associations to help them grow and prosper.”

Sounds great, you might be thinking. But how do I know if […]

The Key to Succession Planning for Associations

In Associations, Leadership is All About Finding Your Replacement
What does a leader do when they reach the summit after a long, hard climb?

They turn around, extend their hand, and help the next climber join them on the peak.

In association management, board and committee chairs can institutionalize this important aspect of leadership by taking a serious […]

Hone Your Professional Skills in a COVID-19 World

One Way to Ensure Your Skills Stay Sharp During Quarantine? Volunteer for Your Association.
No one likes to admit it, but months of COVID-19 induced lockdowns have left many professionals feeling disconnected from their jobs and their industry. While spending all day in your yoga pants or avoiding public transportation has its advantages, professional isolation can […]

COVID-19 Changed Your Association’s Plan.

Now it’s Time to Create a New One.
COVID-19 has affected every professional and trade association in the world and unless you sit on the board of an association for toilet paper manufacturers, that impact has likely been negative.

We know COVID-19 changed your association’s plan, but that does not mean your association has to experience a […]

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Work from Home

With easier access to technology, updated equipment, the right procedures, and enough time to incorporate them all into a plan, working remotely can be easy to accommodate. At SBI, we even have several team members who work remotely full time.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic found many organizations, associations, and companies abruptly forced into uncharted territory. Now […]

How Your Board Can Strengthen Its Relationship with Members

Your Association Has an Opportunity to Demonstrate Its Value. Here Is What Your Members Need to Hear from Their Board of Directors.
Trade associations and professional societies face challenges and uncertainties they haven’t experienced in at least ten years—if ever. That’s the bad news.

The good news?

Associations have an incredible opportunity to prove their value to members.

At […]

Association Event Cancelled? Take These Next Three Steps.

Like many, your association just canceled your event. Here’s what you should do now.
Because of COVID-19, many associations face financial uncertainty. As a board leader, it can be tough to know where to go from here.

Here’s the truth: The economic impact of COVID-19 was felt first and hardest by trade associations and professional societies, especially […]

4 Tips for Nonprofit Associations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your Association Could Be Impacted by the Coronavirus. Here’s 4 Tips You Need to Know.
While public health officials and public policy experts continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), one thing is clear: The illness could have a serious impact on conferences, meetings, and entire associations. Travel restrictions, quarantines, and simple fear could […]

3 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship with Sponsors

You’ve done the hard work. You developed a package of sponsor benefits that provides value to both your sponsors and your organization. You successfully solicited sponsorships to help support the mission of your association. Now comes the hard part: how do you steward relationships with these sponsors so they last?

Many associations need a reliable source […]

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