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Part 2: Why a Strong Channel Network Matters in Navigating the New Normal



In this episode, Sharon Rice, Managing Director for Business Strategy for .orgSource, and Jim Lahey, an accomplished Associations Executive and global channel leader, are back to talk about channel development for associations.


Part 1: Why a Strong Channel Network Matters in Navigating the New Normal



In this episode, Sharon Rice, Managing Director of Business Strategy for .orgSource, discusses the importance of channel networks and channel development with Jim Lahey, an accomplished Associations Executive and global channel leader.


Lean on Your Culture in Difficult Times



A healthy organizational culture sets the stage for success. On this podcast, Kevin Martlage, .orgSource Senior Consultant, will explain how to lean on your culture during challenging times by being intentional, communicative, and clear.


Scenario Planning – Preparing for Whatever May Come



In this episode Sharon Rice, Managing Director of Business Strategy at .orgSource will outline how scenario planning can prepare organizations for uncertainty. She’ll cover considerations for members and customers, products and services, operations, governance, finance, and beyond.


Lessons Learned During the 2008 Recession



In this episode Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of the Association for Supply Chain Management, joins me to talk about how he steered his organization through the 2008 recession. Abe will share key actions you can take to succeed through challenge and demonstrate value to your members.


The Impact of Low Touch Economy on Associations – What Is Your Strategy in the New World?



The Low Touch Economy is both a complication of the pandemic and a feature of digital business. In this episode, Sharon Rice, .orgSource Director of Business Strategy and I share the outcomes of research that our company conducted to learn how associations are navigating this new environment. We’ll focus on behavioral shifts, opportunities for innovation, and economic scenarios and strategies


Creating an Education Strategy That Will Keep Your Members Coming Back



Even before the pandemic, the way professionals learn was changing. If your education strategy is grounded in certification prep courses, CEUs and conferences, you may be working harder and harder to engage the same number of participants as you have in the past. If this is true for your association, it is a sign you may not be where the market is.

During this session, we will explore how professionals learn today, what employers are looking for, and how to use that information to create an education strategy that improves not only the number but also the share of participants year over year.