Getting sponsorship for conferences has become a lot more difficult with so many options that potential sponsors have, and so many organizers competing for sponsorship. If you plan on hosting an event, one of the first questions that often comes to mind is how you are going to fund it. Unless your company is already … Continue reading Untold Secrets to Attract Sponsors
India Association Congress (IAC) has celebrated many groundbreaking moments over the past 6 editions in various cities in India. It is time for us to meet again for the 7th edition of IAC to strategize the future of our Associations. It will take place amidst the beautiful Aravalli Range, Le Méridien Gurgaon, Delhi NCR … Continue reading 2nd Association Excellence Awards Open for Nominations!
The growth in information is very rapid. Organizations need to have a full grasp of how, where and why it is growing. Data now presents a tremendous opportunity to make better decisions. However, the same information can also become a major liability if it is not properly protected. Organizations that effectively use their information will … Continue reading Are You Staying on Top of Your Data?
What are people or businesses really rewarded for? Talent? – Millions are talented Effort? – Even a laborer puts in the great effort Brains? – Scientists should be the richest people by that logic Time? – Ever heard of people who work 20 hours a day and are still struggling? Persistence? – Many people never … Continue reading Message from CEO: CREATING VALUE
India Association Congress (IAC) is proud to present its Advisory Council 2019. Council is comprised of community frontrunners, association veterans, and outstanding leaders in non-profit sector. It is designed to assist in driving an impartial, yet informed dialogue, which drives social change. The Council extends the influence of the Congress by providing insight into trends … Continue reading What’s on – India Association Congress 2019
Nothing is more frustrating and disappointing than spending countless hours and lots of money planning an event only to have a mediocre turnout. Conferences can be tricky. When you are dealing with a crowd of people anything can change – schedules, availability, jobs. So how do you guarantee that those same people will come again … Continue reading How to Increase Your Event Attendees Year Over Year
By Alex Damico – CIMGlobal MD – USA & Canada Association Execs – sometimes you just have to say no. In the association world saying no can be really hard. After all, associations exist to provide services to their members and stimulate commerce in the industry they represent. When a member asks for a new … Continue reading Saying No Doesn’t Make You the Bad Guy
We all want our teams to meet deadlines because deadlines force us to organize the time, focusing on the most impactful things. Our team should spend their time on getting things done. One person missing a deadline, without realizing it, may be causing a lot of trouble for others, as they may need to work … Continue reading Message from CEO: Meeting Deadlines!!
Many associations are either not using social media at all or are using it poorly – and in ways that discourage engagement from their members. We need to remember that people do business with people they know and trust. Social media, used well, can help your members get to know, like and trust you more. … Continue reading How Social Media Can Help Associations Achieve Their Membership Goals
By Alex Damico – CIMGlobal MD – USA & Canada Like for-profit corporations, trade associations and professional societies need strategic plans. Plans define the goals and objectives of the organization which will lead to the fulfillment of their mission. Most not-for-profits have a 2-5 year strategic plan in place. These plans are typically developed by … Continue reading Walk Before You Run – Why You Need to Implement Strategy Before You Can Execute It?