Year: 2020

Reimagining the Future of the Association Business Model

The COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted how ill prepared association leaders were for a black swan event- an event beyond our imagining. In January, we all had assumptions about the world within which we would need to be successful. These assumptions drove our strategy and informed our leadership. Assumptions, that by April 1, just three months later, …

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Association Laboratory Expands Research Alliance Globally

May 11, 2020 – Association Laboratory’s research alliance partnerships continue to expand as they have formed a mutually beneficial alliance with the India Association Congress (IAC) and the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) to increase access to high quality research for their members and stakeholders. “We are excited about our growing relationship with IAC and PCAAE and …

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What am I drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic? Everything.

It’s foolish to have a blog called, From My Seat at the Bar, and not provide insight into booze now and then. How, I as a leader of a company during this crisis, effectively self-medicate to improve moral and performance (my own).

We now know, thanks to our government leaders, that liquor stores are considered an essential service. Something most of us have known for quite some time.

Our instinctive drink choices give insight into how we cope with difficult or changing times. Why work so hard when every answer to every question can be found in your liquor cabinet?

Let’s begin.

Nikki Golden, CAE Joins Association Laboratory as Strategist

Nikki Golden is an award-winning association executive and former Executive Director of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. She will join Association Laboratory as a Strategist on May 4. Nikki is an Association Forum/USAE 40 under 40 award winner with more than a decade of experience in association leadership. With special expertise …

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Association Laboratory: Helping Association Leaders Adapt to COVID-19

“In times of crisis, making great, not good decisions becomes paramount. Every mistake is magnified. Lost opportunities never return. Association Laboratory stands ready to help you take leadership during this time of crisis.” – Dean West, FASAE, President of Association Laboratory Association Laboratory is proud to offer a specific set of services designed to help …

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Where is the Opportunity in this COVID-19 Madness?

  Definition of Black Swan Event An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict.   How did the COVID-19 Crisis Hit One Association? On March 12, 2020, I and my colleague Phil Puckorius, Vice President of Association Laboratory arrived in San …

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Association Laboratory Leads Global Effort Assessing Impact of Coronavirus on Associations

On Tuesday, March 17 Association Laboratory initiated a global study assessing the current and future impact of the coronavirus on trade and professional association finances and strategy. This study is being conducted with the cooperation of key partners active in the Association Laboratory Research Alliance. The alliance is a global group of leading state and …

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Association Laboratory Thanks Its Content Alliance for Increasing Research Participation by 40% in Looking Forward 2020

February 21, 2020 – Association Laboratory’s annual association environmental scan, “Looking Forward™,” a collaborative research effort conducted with leaders of the association management profession, saw its largest response to date thanks to its collaborative partnerships with state and national societies representing association executives through its Content Alliance. The efforts of the Association Laboratory Content Alliance …

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Opportunity at Association Laboratory: Strategist

Interested in working on leading edge association strategy projects? Interested in topics across association domains and professional sectors? Do you enjoy working from the comfort of your own home? Do you like facilitating complicated discussions that will drive an association’s strategy for years to come? Do you hate spending all day in meaningless meetings? Tired …

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