Association Forum’s Flagship Magazine, FORUM, Shifts to Digital

FORUM Magazine makes shift away from print permanent to align with digital transformation.

By Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

Digital Magazine Announcement
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CHICAGO (July 26, 2021) —Association Forum’s flagship publication, FORUM Magazine, is now digital. The transformation took place in June 2021. In the past, Association Forum printed the magazine and posted that content online. Now, the association will no longer send members a print copy, save the special edition printed prior to Holiday Showcase each year.

“After a year of so much digital work, we wanted to bring the magazine up to speed,” says Michelle Mason, Association Forum president and CEO. “This shift is in line with Association Forum’s digital transformation, and it will allow us to publish content in a much timelier manner.”

Instead of printing four issues on an annual basis, FORUM magazine will publish online weekly as well as print one issue a year. The association’s Content Working Group spearheaded the effort to convert their content calendar from print to digital media. The group is responsible for planning, contributing, and soliciting contributions throughout the year.

FORUM Magazine’s content will remain focused on hot topics affecting the association community. The increased frequency of publication will provide a steady stream of information to Association Forum members.

Topic areas include leadership, technology, member engagement, events, Welcoming Environment®, industry & culture, and business development. Content once featured in the magazine’s “In The Know” section has moved to “Forum News.” Association Forum is still committed to celebrating the accomplishments of its members by promoting job changes, awards, and industry achievements.

Each month features a theme, much like the print magazine did. June’s theme was Welcoming Environment®, July is The Future of Work, and August is Leadership.

We invite you to check often for new content. Here are some of our most recent posts since launching this digital version:

How to Protect your Association from Cyberspace Threats

Better Association Diversity and Inclusion Begins with Understanding

How the AOA Held a Successful House of Delegates Meeting During a Global Pandemic


About Association Forum
The mission of Association Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management. Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 4,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit for more information.

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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