The AMR Association Management Blog

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5 Easy to Avoid Webinar Mistakes

Webinars are a great way to stay in touch with your members and deliver high-level continuous education. However, we’ve all attended (or held) webinars that quickly went from an educational opportunity to a train wreck due to some cringe –worthy mistakes that can all be avoided with some careful pre-planning. So, to make sure your…
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501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) – What’s the difference?

Thinking of starting a new, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization? Trying to decide whether to organize as a c3 or c6? Know the difference? Whereas the c3 and c6 are alike in terms of exemption from income taxes, their qualifying characteristics, the application process (IRS Form 1023 vs. 1024), and the various rules governing their ongoing activities…
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Meetings 101 – More Planning, Less Panic

Being a Conferences & Events Manager comes with a laundry list of “To Dos” prior to conference However, there is one box that always strikes fear in the heart of every planner:EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN I started my event career on the facility side of the business working for a convention center. I was constantly amazed…
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How AMR is the Omelet Station of the Breakfast Buffet

I am one of those annoying morning people who wakes up at 5:00 a.m. because I like it. I like the quiet and the jump start on the day, even more than an hour of sleep.  It’s ridiculous, I know.  The teenager-version of myself would hardly recognize me now.  My early internal clock usually means…
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4 Tips for Avoiding Volunteer Burnout

As an association executive who has worked with many different associations, the question of how to avoid volunteer burnout often comes up. While I don’t think there is a simple answer to this question and what works for one association may not work for another, here are a few things I’ve learned over the years.…
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