Associations Next: Annual Wrap Up
In this episode, Ewald Consulting CEO David Ewald joins us to look back on 2021 and look ahead to what is to come in the new year.
- The pandemic is not over: As we enter our third year in a pandemic, David makes it clear that while we should continue to hope for the end of the pandemic, a lot of the changes it has brought are here to stay. We should continue to adapt in the association world to the new ways of working and using technology, while also maintaining a constant awareness for the changes COVID-19 and its variants bring.
- Keep up with your community: The main function of most associations is to provide community to those who are part of it. Consider the specific ways that your community likes to connect. Whether it be virtual events, networking calls, or social media groups, it is important to stay on top of how your community interacts.
- Consider what is on the horizon: While it is obviously important that we stay on top of COVID-19, it is important to envision a bright future for your organization. What changes do you hope to make? How is your staffing changing? Are there new technologies your organization could benefit from? David mentioned his curiosity about artificial intelligence and how it may fit into the association world. Make it a habit to think out of the box.
Listen to the episode: Annual Wrap Up