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Should your Association Offer Webinars to Members?

Posted by Lamees Abourahma on Mar 6, 2014 7:32:00 AM

Our guest for this edition of the Bright Association Press is the 2012-2014 President of the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI). As MATI's members are dispersed over three states (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin ), the association have been creative in dealing with this challenge by offering a couple of in-person events, and recently experimenting with webinars as Christina shared with us in this interview.

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Topics: member engagement, member recruitment, bright association press, member retention, bright clients, association marketing, wild apricot

Using Google Hangouts for Your Board Meetings

Posted by Lamees Abourahma on Feb 26, 2014 8:29:00 AM

Meeting face-to-face might be ideal for board meetings, but it might not be feasible for associations such as the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters which spans over three states (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin). Fortunately, we live in a time where technology is available and affordable to facilitate virtual meetings, with software such as GoToMeeting, Skype, FreeConferenceCallHD.com. Our guest for this edition of the Bright Association Press, Christina Green, talks about how her group successfully used Google Hangout for their board meetings. Here is what she shared about running virtual meetings as well as other aspects of her association management. 

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Topics: member engagement, member recruitment, bright association press, member retention, bright clients, association marketing, wild apricot

How to Successfully Manage an Association across State Lines

Posted by Allison Reilly on Feb 19, 2014 8:28:00 AM

Our guest for this edition of the Bright Association Press is Christina Green, the 2012-2014 President of the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI). Christina is an independent translator and interpreter in Wisconsin and has been a member of MATI since it's inception 10 years ago. MATI, a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA), is a professional association founded by and for translators and interpreters in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. MATI's membership has grown from 20 members to 120 since it moved to its new website about a year ago. To learn about MATI's successful transition to its new website, read MATI's website case study here. 

Here is what Christina shared with us about her membership management and success. 

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Topics: member engagement, member recruitment, bright association press, member retention, bright clients, association marketing, wild apricot