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Partner Spotlight: Scott Oser Associates

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Scott Oser Associates assists associations with recruiting, retaining and engaging members.  Additionally, they help them reach their marketing goals across all areas of their business.  They also serve as the revenue generating arm of an association for advertising, exhibits, sponsorship and partnership sales. Finally, they can help associations reach their audiences via phone. 

LEARN: Share with us something interesting you've learned in the last year.

Over the past year I have once again been reminded of how critical it is to stay on top of your members needs and to look at things from their perspective, not the perspective of the association.  

If you are going for a personal note I have learned a lot of techniques on how to properly train a dog.  We got a new dog during the last year and I feel like I successfully got him to where we want him to be in his behavior.

NETWORK: What is your go-to networking tip or trick?

Don't take your network for granted and make keeping in touch with your network a priority like anything else you need to do on a regular basis.  Networking often gets shoved to the bottom of the barrel as it isn't urgent or seen as a required activity.  It is a required activity for me and if you want to keep your network active it needs to be for others as well.

TRANSFER: What is your best advice for helping yourself or others apply new knowledge to the workplace?

Don't be afraid to fail.  Sometimes when we learn something new or different we are afraid to try it because it has never been done before and might not turn out as expected. If we want to move forward we have to try things and not be afraid of not having the hoped for outcome.

RESOURCE: Please share with us a resource and why you can’t live without it.

My network is the resource I can't live without.  The people in my network are vital to my success as they can help me solve challenges, answer my questions, push me when I need to be pushed and support me when I need support.  No other tool can do that.

JUST FOR FUN: What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I am looking forward to some down time.  I feel like the last few months have been incredibly hectic so I am looking forward to taking some time to take a breath and relax a little.

To learn more about Scott Oser Associates visit their website  You can also connect with Scott Oser directly via email at  

By: Allison Laux | Aug, 12 2022

Findings of 2022 Non-Profit Survey on Value Proposition

Halmyre has released their latest report: Growing Value: Findings of Halmyre's Non-Profit Value Proposition Survey. This is based on the 2022 survey of Non-Profit Executives about value proposition, member engagement, pricing strategy, and data intelligence. Here are two highlights from the learning.

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Developing a Site Visit Itinerary

With sky high flight prices, travel delays, and lost luggage, it’s more important than ever to ensure every site visit is productive, efficient, and flexible. Here are 5 steps to guarantee that you are crafting a worthwhile itinerary for your group.

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By: Kara Nacarato | Jul, 29 2022

Flexibility and Creativity: The Key to Event Planning

As we prepare to kick off the busy fall conference season, we are continuously reminded that despite the resurgence of in-person events, the way we plan and execute events continues to require more flexibility…with a side of creativity.

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Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

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Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Luke Whalin is our Gardian of the Month! He shares his favorite part of learning something new, his go-to networking tip, the tools that help him retain knowledge and shares which animal's life he would like to live! 

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15 Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits

In partnership with ConferenceDirect, I recently began exploring and conducting virtual site visits. Based upon our recent experiences sourcing a number of venues for national events, following are 15 best practices for making the most of your virtual site visits.

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