New year, new methods!

New year, new methods! Here’s how to modernize your meeting process.

2020 has been quite a year, and since we don’t know exactly what 2021 will bring, member organizations need to plan for the worst but hope for the best. 

From annual member meetings to board and committee meetings and everything in between, many organizations have moved from face-to-face, in-person meetings to virtual meeting opportunities. Regardless of any public health situation, virtual meetings – or at least meetings with a virtual option – are here to stay.

Here’s why:

* Convenience

Virtual meetings are a convenient option for members who can attend regardless of their location or schedule. 

* A commitment to good governance

When you maximize opportunities for members and elected officers to attend meetings, you demonstrate your organization’s commitment to good governance

* Safety

Suppose you’re unable to meet in person for any number of safety reasons. In that case, virtual meetings are an easy and accessible choice.

One of the top issues we hear about when it comes to member organizations meeting digitally is how to safely, accurately and officially conduct a vote. 

Here at SBS, we’ve created the solution: DirectVoteLive.

DirectVoteLive is an online voting platform that works seamlessly with any web conferencing software like Microsoft Teams or Zoom and is highly customizable. Quickly send email or text invitations* with secure access only for verified participants. 

It’s simple to use: meeting organizers simply take attendance, begin the meeting, and open the voting for any action items. Agenda items requiring a vote can be added in advance or in real-time, as needed. Meeting attendees can securely participate from anywhere using any device with internet connection. 

So, when you’re planning for 2021, prepare for more digital meeting participation and hope for a hybrid approach (a mix of in-person and virtual attendance). DirectVoteLive is a cost-effective option with plans based on the number of meetings hosted and/or number of voters needed, so we make sure it works with your organization’s budget. 

Have questions about how to innovate with your member organization’s meetings next year? Contact us any time, we’re here to help!


*Text invitations available in Enterprise plans. Talk to sales to learn more.