INCON Partner News 2019
SmithBucklin Releases 2019 Edition of Circuit Featuring Trends, Issues, and Developments Impacting Associations
CHICAGO & WASHINGTON D.C. – SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, announced today the release of its annual publication, Circuit. It includes SmithBucklin’s “20 for 2019,” a series of articles about key trends, issues, and developments that will impact associations in the coming year.
2019 also marks SmithBucklin’s 70th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Circuit asked 70 luminaries from all walks of life: “Why are associations critically important?” The responses – from association leaders, mayors, CEOs, Academy Award winners, best-selling authors, journalists, and more – appear in a special “70 Quotes for 70 Years” booklet.
Circuit’s 20 articles cover such topics as diversity and inclusion, financial health, education, content, membership, advocacy, and attendee experience. All are intended to provide useful insights to association boards and staff. The publication also includes news and highlights about SmithBucklin and its client organizations.
“This 2019 edition is particularly special to us at SmithBucklin because of our 70th anniversary,” said Matt Sanderson, President & CEO, SmithBucklin. “We see this milestone as an opportunity to showcase the power and reach of associations, and to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to making a difference as we prepare for our next chapter.”
Some of the 20 trends, issues, and developments include:
“Above It All”: Five reminders for creating memorable moments for ourselves and others.
“The Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion”: Not only is a commitment to D&I the right thing to do, it makes great business sense and leads to profitability.
“The Character of Associations”: CEOs with strong character drive long-term successes for their organizations.
“The Power of Outrageous Fun”: How organizations are creating incredible experiences that engage, retain, and attract attendees.
“The Original Platform Business Model”: Before Google, Amazon, Apple, and Uber, associations were the first to execute the platform business model.
“The Volunteer Economy”: How volunteers contribute to the global economy.
“Financial Health Check”: What associations need to do to ensure they are financially sustainable.
SmithBucklin offers Circuit, now in its 16th year of publication, in a sharable, digital version at www.smithbucklin.com/circuit2019. Or request a printed copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.
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