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The first Virtual Africa Association Summit (AAS2), which took place in late September, yet again proved a great success coming at the heels of a global pandemic. Themed “Building Better Together,” the summit was timely and significant. It came at a time when associations and other membership organizations across the world are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on association ...


From standing and ad hoc committees to task forces and advisory councils, a board accomplishes its work through a variety of smaller groups. Associations need to regularly evaluate their existing committee structure and be ready to adjust it based on the organization’s changing governance needs.

Association News

International Advisor to the Global Association Hubs Martin Sirk interviewed four association leaders in preparation for an interactive online education session during the recent #PlanetIMEX event, focusing on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their current global operations and priorities, how it is reshaping their strategic thinking and longer-term development plans, and what they believe ...

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Board members must understand how public policy impacts their organizations, the importance of educating policymakers, and the need to include resources for advocacy in an organization’s budget.


First and foremost, learn the platform that you’re going to be using for your virtual event. This may require you to collaborate with your meeting planning friends that are learning a whole new way of doing business. Understand the platform, know what is in place, know if you’re going to have a virtual exhibit hall option, and comb through all of the components that a sponsor or an exhibitor may ...

Association News

What have I learned during March and April amidst the global economic pause and stay at home orders? I’ve learned that despite legislated closures, jobs being lost, and events being cancelled, association members are engaging with their associations more than ever! They want to be engaged and connected; they want to participate in something. The questions I ask myself now are “How is this ...


In an unpredictable and shifting landscape, the Fragrance Creators Association changed its associate members to active members to create a stronger, more unified community to better respond to extraordinary global challenges.

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Five Moroccan NGOs have benefited from the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable local communities.


Zoom meetings are a daily presence in your professional life.

The chances of that changing soon are slim, especially as people start to realize virtual events and meetings are more cost-effective and time-efficient, said Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions and host of the podcast “Speaking to Influence.”

Once you’ve accepted that, it’s time to make sure you’ve got the tools ...

Association News

If you’ve hosted or are planning to host a virtual event in 2020 (or beyond), let me ask you...did you charge or are you planning on charging for attendance? Many organizations are reluctant because virtual events lack several of the components in-person events offer (face-to-face networking being a primary one).