Four Reasons Why You Should Attend Professional Association Meetings

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in March 2018. As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting …

Eight Quick Ideas for Volunteer Recognition

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I Want to Give a Shout-out to … You! Volunteers are the heart of any not-for-profit association. Redstone recognizes the importance of celebrating volunteers, and we understand the pivotal role they play in ensuring that an association’s members are engaged and its objectives are met. One way to recruit and …

Your Guide to Connect Marketplace

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Connect Marketplace is the ultimate networking Conference. From meeting with 20-30 suppliers or planners a day, to mingling over drinks and appetizers in the city’s most famous venues, you are guaranteed to meet hundreds of new potential customers, clients and friends.   To someone who has never experienced Connect, the Conference …

Olivia Weir Named 40 Under 40

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Redstone event manager, Olivia Weir, recognized as a ’40 under 40’ by Connect Association magazine. Connect Association Magazine has announced this year’s 40 under 40 and our event manager, Olivia Weir, has been recognized as one of the 2018 honourees! Nominated by industry peers, this honour highlights the top young …

Three Key Grant-writing Tips for Not-For-Profits

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Not-for-profit (NFP) associations depend on external funding to maintain their operations and programs. Successful NFP associations diversify their non-dues revenue by leveraging sponsorships, event revenues, and grants to support their budget. One of Redstone’s primary services to our clients is acquiring and maintaining sustainable revenue sources. Our team has successfully …

Planning an Efficient and Stimulating AGM

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The Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) requires that Annual General Meetings (AGM) be held within six months of a not-for-profit organization’s fiscal year-end. As planners, the #REDSQUAD is intrigued by any opportunity to strategize creative methods to evolve while simultaneously ensuring that the associations we manage are effectively guided according …

Taylor Weinstein Named 40 Under 40

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We are extremely proud to announce that Redstone Agency’s very own Taylor Weinstein was selected as one of Connect Magazine’s top 40 Under 40. This award recognizes 40 of the most influential young professionals, under the age of 40, in the association and specialty meeting/events industry. Click here to see the full list …

Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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Redstone had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Society for Association Executives (CSAE) Trillium Chapter’s PDX Event on Big Association Trends – From Identification to Innovation at the stunning BMO Institute for Learning. This interactive session was hosted by The Portage Group’s Jack Shand and Geoffrey Thacker. They led an …

Keeping the Discussion Strategic

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Redstone recently attended the Canadian Society for Association Executives (CSAE) Trillium Chapter’s Keeping the Discussions Strategic PDX Event featuring a “Mock Board Meeting” to learn how to improve strategic thinking at the board level. Moderated by Meredith Low, and featuring a mock Board of Directors composed of seasoned association executives, …