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How Much Should I Charge for My Virtual Conference?

As the world of work continues to transition from physical to virtual, the same is happening to conferences, trade shows, and meetings. There are platforms to choose, new or different program formats to consider, and on and on. But the biggest question on everyone’s mind is: how much should I charge for my virtual conference? […]

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Should You Convert Your Conference to a Virtual Conference? TLDR: Yes

All Spring, one client conference after another was cancelled or rescheduled. A few clients converted their conferences to a series of Zoom meetings. With some states opening up, is there a chance that conferences will come back in the Fall, if not the summer? For organizations that have conferences coming up, should you wait or […]

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How To Turn Your Webinars into Interactive, Virtual Meetings

Over the past couple of weeks, client after client has cancelled meetings, tradeshows and conferences. They’re scrambling to find out if they can reschedule events or create an online experience worth good money for. For most of our association clients, their meetings are either in person events or live/on demand webinars. Since most organizations already […]

How Do You Create a 7-Star Member Journey? Lessons from Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb

A couple of months ago, I listened to an interview with Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb. Brian talked about how he and his team did a brainstorming exercise where they imagined what a 7-star, 10-star, even a 12-star experience on Airbnb would be like. Wait, aren’t star scales always five stars? What the heck is […]

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GDPR: Do You Really Want to be Forgotten?

Guest post by Tanya Kennedy Luminati, MatrixMaxx Product Manager We’re almost two months past the GDPR deadline, and we’re all still alive! (Well, mostly.) Just because the deadline has come and passed doesn’t mean the fun is over, though. As I’m sure you’ve heard, California has a new GDPR-inspired privacy law coming down the pike, and many […]

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The Checkbox War is Over: How to Pick a New AMS Partner

I was talking to my friend Ben Muscolino at Benel Solutions. Ben’s company does netFORUM implementations and other AMS integrations. Matrix Group has several clients in common and we love working with Benel Solutions. Anyway, we were talking association management software (AMS) companies, how the space is pretty crowded, and how difficult it is for […]

Why There is Still Room for a Small, Local Player in the AMS Space

Last month, some of the largest AMS (association management software) companies (YourMembership, Abila, Aptify and NimbleAMS) joined forces to create Community Brands, which they describe as “a powerful and unified family of brands and a connected eco-system of software and services to better serve associations, nonprofits and government entities.” One can quibble over whether or not […]

Members Want Curation and Insight from Their Associations – Part One

One of the best parts of my job is conducting user interviews. Nearly every Matrix Group project starts with a User Persona exercise where we interview staff to glean their most important target audiences. Then a team of Matrix Group staff interview people in each group. Whenever I can, I help conduct these interviews because […]