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SIX ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR YOUR REMOTE TOOLKIT

By Ernie Smith
March 31, 2021
AssociationsNow

Even having been at it for a while, you may not know all the tools and hacks that can make virtual work a little simpler. Here are a few ideas to bolster your remote toolkit.
 
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TOOLS TO RAISE YOUR NOTE-TAKING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

By Ernie Smith
April 14, 2021
AssociationsNow

Whether it’s a tablet, a laptop, or a microphone, there are lots of technologies to leverage for better note-taking. Association pros share a few of their preferred tactics.
 
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FIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF COLLABORATION SOFTWARE


March 18, 2021
AssociationsNow

When it comes down to it, making collaboration software such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Asana work effectively comes down to people—not the tool itself.
 
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FOUR TIPS FOR HELPING BOARDS NAVIGATE TECH

By Ernie Smith
February 2, 2021
AssociationsNow

Gaps in board members’ technical knowledge can get in the way of good decision making. Two association tech experts explain how to help board members stay focused on strategy when the conversation turns to technology.
 
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THE STATE OF EMAIL: THE CASE FOR DRILLING FURTHER INTO YOUR ASSOCIATION’S NICHE

By Ernie Smith
January 19, 2021
AssociationsNow

While niche newsletters are already a hot property outside of the association space, it’s an area where associations can play—especially if they have subniches worth diving into. However, the approach must be informed by business needs.
 
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THE STATE OF EMAIL: FIVE EMAIL TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2021

By Ernie Smith
January 5, 2021
AssociationsNow

From visual tricks to added interactivity to integrating user-generated content, there are a lot of ways for associations to leverage the power of email in 2021. Read on to catch up on the latest trends.
 
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SMART THOUGHTS ON INNOVATION FROM TEC VIRTUAL 2020

By Ernie Smith
December 11, 2020
AssociationsNow

During last week’s all-virtual Technology Exploration Conference, a lot of smart insights were shared about how associations can hold on during the pandemic with a mindset of innovation.
 
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FIVE WAYS TO HELP MEMBERS MAINTAIN CERTIFICATIONS IN 2021

By Ernie Smith
December 3, 2020
AssociationsNow

The pandemic has created challenges for professionals who wish to maintain their association certifications. What members need will vary across professions, but these five tips can help you assess how to help them.
 
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TIPS FOR SHORING UP YOUR ASSOCIATION'S REMOTE TECH SUPPORT

By Ernie Smith
November 24, 2020
AssociationsNow

Remote work has drastically changed the way associations use technology, creating new challenges for IT departments. Association tech experts offer some recommendations for boosting tech support for your remote team.
 
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WANT TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT WITH EMAIL? SEND LESS OFTEN

By Ernie Smith
November 19, 2020
AssociationsNow

An analysis from the marketing firm GetResponse found open and click rates surged when just one message was sent per week. The report also found that the first hour after an email is sent is key.
 
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