Category: Diversity and inclusion

Bridging the Language Gap: How AI Translation Helps Associations Grow

As globalization continues to bring the world closer together, associations must find new ways to effectively communicate with their diverse audiences. And while the best content often transcends geographic boundaries, most is written for one language and culture.   While many associations are already working on their global strategy, addressing this concern should be top of […]

Why Associations Must Consider Veterans in Their Inclusion Strategy

Associations usually lead the charge in championing inclusivity, diversity and accessibility, encouraging and fostering a welcoming environment for everyone. We form affinity groups to ensure the underrepresented have a voice in shaping the strategic direction of an organization, to create a space for listening to member needs, and to harness the power of the association […]

Addressing Volunteer Accessibility: Strengthening Your Program

Whether your organization is entirely volunteer-led or you have volunteers at the helm of integral committees and programs, there’s no secret that these folks are often the backbone of associations and nonprofits.   And while volunteer management is top of mind for many leaders, addressing your pipeline is just as important. Volunteer recruitment takes intentionality, but […]

Ensuring Digital Accessibility for All: Best Practices for Online Courses

In today's digital age, online courses have become an essential tool for associations to educate and train their members and staff. However, it's important to ensure these courses are accessible to all individuals. Read on to learn the importance of digital accessibility, along with best practices to ensure your organization’s professional development can work for […]

When It Comes to Your Audience, Sometimes Local Means Global

As organizations prepare to expand outside the US, experienced executives are keenly aware of potential pitfalls and go to great lengths to prepare accordingly. The most successful initiatives certainly include a significant investment in research to help understand the new environment and the local conditions the association is set to operate in.  What are the […]

Sidecar Water Cooler: Workplace Trends to Know for 2023

Have you ever heard people talking about "the future of work," particularly in the wake of the pandemic?  Well, guess what? The future has arrived, and associations need to be aware of the shifts and trends that are shaping the workplace in 2023 and for the coming years.  Welcome to the Sidecar Water Cooler Show, […]

Accessibility Considerations for Your Next Association Event

Accessibility is a critical aspect of event planning. Because individuals with disabilities, elderly individuals, and other groups may face barriers to participating in conferences, meetings, and other large gatherings, it’s important to consider accessibility in design and logistics, communication and accommodations when designing your next event. What is accessibility? The goal of accessibility is to […]

Place, Process, DEI and Wellness: Workplace Culture in 2023

Workplace culture (also commonly referred to as organizational culture) is a blanket term for the accepted practices, morals, values and processes that guide how people interact at work. The predominant style of workplace culture can shift dramatically, especially in times of extreme change or upheaval. One good example is during World War II when women […]

Changing Minds and Governance – How CLARB Built a Diverse Board of Directors

Today, there’s plenty of content and research on the importance of board diversity. And while some organizations have started on that path, many still struggle to make that journey.  There’s a lot to know about what’s standing in the way of more board diversity (read the full guide below), but some organizations hesitate because they […]

Everything You Need to Know About Board Diversity

For organizations everywhere, DEI remains top of mind. It’s led to creating roles like Chief Diversity Officer and countless studies that help us understand the headway we’ve made, along with some of the most significant gaps. While we are seeing more diversity in association leadership and membership, most boards rarely share the same makeup, and […]

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