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By Samuel Hoffmeister | May 22, 2023

Generative AI and Navigating Member Communications

As generative AI tools continue to quickly emerge, associations should take advantage of their efficiencies—sometimes.

By Ashley Reid | April 25, 2023

Take a Page From YGS’s Ebook

Your association is constantly pushing out valuable content, but do your members know where to find it all? For a growing number of associations, an ebook is the solution.

By Emma Ruth | April 11, 2023

Scan It or Tap It: Digital Business Cards Can Grow Your Association

Imagine you are meeting with lawmakers about your association’s position on a legal issue or a new business about how your association’s educational programs can benefit them and their employees. […]

By Samuel Hoffmeister | February 27, 2023

Messaging Matters: Lessons From Super Bowl LVII Commercials

Your association may not have an audience in the millions, but delivering effective, strategic messaging can put you on a winning path.

By Therese Umerlik | January 31, 2023

Social Media Trends for 2023: 3 New Ways to Grow Your Online Reach

To connect with and expand your membership and outreach, your association should have a robust social media strategy flexible enough to evolve with changes in this interactive technology. But responding […]

By Rachel Markey | March 28, 2023

Ways Women Lead: Highlighting Association Lead-HER-ship

Women’s History Month has been observed annually in March in the United States since 1987 to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. As a company with decades of […]

By Rachel Markey | December 20, 2022

8 Smart Considerations for Charitable Giving

Discover why and how associations that give back gain an advantage—beyond their bottom lines.

By Therese Umerlik | June 7, 2022

Imposter Syndrome: What It Is and How to Respond to It

Associations can keep this crisis of self-confidence from getting out of control—internally and externally.

By Julia Berley | April 13, 2022

Staying Connected With Retiring Members

Engaging retired association members can help strengthen your organization and connect new and old members.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | March 14, 2022

Say Hello to YGS Association Solutions

YGS Association Solutions and our new website have been unveiled to even more clearly communicate to association clients that we are experts in offering strategically focused communications, marketing, media sales, and event solutions.

By Julia Berley | March 1, 2022

The Future of Remote Work Part II: The Employer Angle

Every association is different, and the solutions that work well for some might not be so successful for others. However, no matter what works for any individual association, the most important thing for all leaders to remember is that this transition to this new world of work will require resilience and flexibility.

By Julia Berley | February 1, 2022

Across the Ages: How Different Generations Feel About Remote Work

As attention shifts to the future of workplaces post-pandemic, many workers have reservations about a return to the old routine.

By Rachel Markey | January 18, 2022

Say Hello to Your Account Manager

You know they nurture long-term relationships, but do you know what makes your account manager stand out from the rest?

By Rachel Markey | December 14, 2021

YGS Gives Back During the Holiday Season

No matter the time of year, YGS is highly involved in several community initiatives, but the holiday season is undoubtedly one of the peak times of giving.

By Rachel Markey | October 19, 2021

Combating ‘The Great Resignation’

Utilize these tips to keep the question of “Should I stay or should I go?” off your employees’ minds.

By Ashley Reid | February 23, 2021

Create a Learning Culture

If you genuinely believe that people are your greatest asset, resolve to make 2023 the year you invest in the development of your team.

By Yvonne Desalle | November 3, 2020

Guidance on Political Discourse in the Workplace

When opposing political views come together in the workplace, there is great potential for disruption and negativity. Here is some guidance on how your association can tackle this issue.

By Ashley Reid | October 6, 2020

Putting Others FIRST

YGS has always believed in the importance of giving back. Here’s a look at how, plus some tips for how you can do the same, even in a post-COVID world.

By Samuel Hoffmeister | September 22, 2020

Making the Most of Cancelled Projects

That project you’ve been working has been scrapped? It doesn’t have to be a total loss and can actually work to your advantage.

By Rachel Markey | September 14, 2020

Boomerang Employees: How to Win Back Your Best Former Associates

Rehiring former employees is becoming more common. Find out how and why you should welcome these “boomerang” employees back to your organization.

By Craig Lauer | July 7, 2020

Workplace Reentry and Mental Health: What to Consider

As offices reopen, it’s not just physical well-being that employers must take into account.