Emerging Professionals are Invited to Panel Discussion November 30

Virtual, Inc. invites emerging professionals to a networking open house and discussion surrounding the theme: “Finding a Great Place to Work.” If you are a recent grad, a current student thinking ahead, an entry-level professional looking for a new job, or someone switching careers, we know how overwhelming it can be. You want to play
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Finding and Creating a Great Place to Work

  Finding and Creating a Great Place to Work Thursday, May 11 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600 Wakefield, MA 01880 Virtual, Inc. invites prospective employees and industry partners to a networking open house and discussion surrounding a theme that embodies Virtual’s core values: “Finding and Creating a Great Place to
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Virtual: A Day in the Life – Events Planner

Q&A with Brittney Burns, Events Manager at Virtual What do you do at Virtual? At Virtual, I manage events for a technology-focused, non-profit association management company. This might mean planning conferences and member meetings. Virtual’s event planning team plans numerous Board of Directors and association working group meetings every year. We run events in 35
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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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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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Five Budgeting Misconceptions That Will Change Your Association’s Strategy

Strategic planning and budgeting for associations is an essential part of management, and yet few experts can agree on what the term actually involves. Here’s a look at some of the common misconceptions we hear about strategic planning and association budgets—along with some quick clarifications to improve your objectives for the year. 1. Your budget
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CXPA Caselet


Challenge

CXPA, a brand-new member association, needed to go from zero to full member service in under a year while delivering on its mission of connecting professionals and promoting best practices.

Solution

Virtual worked with the new Board to create a financial plan, start marketing the first annual event, provide member service, and create a brand identity and web site.

Result

CXPA has become the premier networking and education source for customer experience, with 2,000 members in the first year and a successful first annual conference.


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