Associations Now - March/April 2018


  • Cover Story: How Associations Can Help End Sexual Harassment
    By: Allison Torres Burtka
    As industry leaders, how associations respond to sexual harassment matters—to the individual and to their community. Amid the #MeToo movement, associations are facing challenging questions about how to set the bar for acceptable conduct in their field, enforce fair policies, and promote a positive professional culture that attracts the best talent.
  • Countdown to GDPR
    By: Tim Ebner
    The deadline is looming for organizations to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and many are not prepared for this fundamental shift in how personal consumer information must be processed and secured. Ready or not, enforcement is coming. Here’s what you need to know, especially if you’re behind the curve.
  • Why Self-Care is Important for Association Execs
    By: Mark Athitakis
    When it comes to self-care, leaders need to manage both themselves and their staffs. From sabbaticals to kitchen cabinets to dedicated reading days, association executives have multiple options.
  • A New Age in Awards
    By: Alex Beall
    Associations have always used their awards programs to drive engagement, increase member loyalty, and generate nondues revenue. But as member demographics change, associations are discovering the need to adjust and evolve their awards programs as well.


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  • How to Better Connect Virtual Attendees
    By: Samantha Whitehorne
    To reduce the disconnect between in-person and virtual attendees, the American Academy of Ophthalmology launched a virtual meeting ambassador program.
  • Destination: Austin
    Whether attendees want to work or play, Texas’ capital has plenty to offer.

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