Exceptional Circumstances, Exceptional Results

In these challenging times, creativity, agility and thoughtfulness are reigning supreme.

By the FORUM Magazine editors

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Looking for success stories in a difficult year? See how these organizations pivoted to make the most in the tumultuous year that was 2020. 

A Digital Feat

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) had one of its most successful annual meetings ever this year — it just so happened to be the first digital meeting, too. With the help of a new supporting cast in place, ASNR was able to think creatively when having to pivot to a virtual meeting, including adding new tracks, deepening the scope of the event, creating new partner opportunities and making a concerted effort to get the schedule and topics to members earlier than normal. Learn how all these proactive changes led to record revenue generation for ASNR.

Agile Does It

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) had to think quickly. Its annual conference, HOPA Ahead, was scheduled for March 11–14 — and set to have its highest attendance ever. As cases of COVID-19 ballooned in the weeks leading up to the event, and an exponentially increasing number of speakers were hit with travel bans, HOPA pivoted, offering a mix of live, hybrid and virtual sessions. Read more about how the association pulled off this massive switch while dealing with one new hurdle after the next.

Pushing for Inclusion

2020 hasn’t just been the year of associations responding to the pandemic. Many associations have taken huge strides toward furthering diverse, equitable and inclusive environments. Several associations — American College of Healthcare Executives, CCIM Institute, Society of Actuaries, American Planning Association, IL City/County Management Association and WI City/County Management Association — shared their plans for change. For more information on how you can replicate these success stories, visit the Welcoming Environment® resource center.

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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