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The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

The budget: The lifeblood of any organization. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations wrestle continually with maintaining and improving their overall operations. Regardless of tax status, organizations must constantly strive for sustainability while keeping the mission in mind. Budgets should be a major part of every organization’s plan. The budget is the realistic financial blueprint for the
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‘Tis the Season for Giving

We’re fortunate at Virtual to be in a position to support many worthy causes in the Boston area.  Over the past few years, we’ve given tens of thousands of dollars to charitable causes ranging from the Jimmy Fund, to supporting employees who participate in various charity walks and runs, to volunteering our time at Habitat
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Happy Birthday, Standard Time

On this day in 1883, time zones launched in the United States.  Prior to the time every major city had a “noon stick” where the sun being overhead set the time for noon and time was extrapolated from there. Who cared if Boston was a few minutes earlier than New York when the two were days
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Pros and Cons of Remote Association Employees

Upsides include cost savings and a much broader talent pool; challenges include time management oversight, coordinating communication, long-distance IT support. If your association is in hiring mode, a key consideration is whether your employees will work together physically in a central location, or whether some or all will work remotely (also called “teleworking”). For many
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“Vacation Begins”

One of our core values at Virtual is “Have fun.” Well, I’m a big believer that fun (and creativity) can be found in even the most mundane of places. Like an out-of-office message. For the past few years, I’ve done “something different” for my message. You can see this year’s edition at www.andyfreed.video or see
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Tipping Point

It’s been over 15 years since Malcom Gladwell wrote “The Tipping Point.” Gladwell defined the tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” As much as it’s defined as a “point,” it’s often tough to define a precise moment of time when something tips. Except this week. You see, a
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Launching a Technical Consortium: Your Checklist for Success

You’ve just spent months navigating the formalities of incorporating a new consortium and all the associated legalities and growing pains that will allow you to work with industry peers. Now it’s time to begin the real work of identifying annual goals and objectives. Your chances for success will be much higher if you build a
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