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Associations drive the heartbeat of America.

YourMembership Blog

The post Associations drive the heartbeat of America. Saying it with song on a magical night, annual ASAE Summit Awards captures monumental contributions of the association industry. photo credit: USAe-News You couldn’t help but be moved by the range and passion of Mikky Ekko’s vocals and performance. appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News + Trends YourMembership News

Survey Seeks Better Picture of America’s Angel Investors

Associations Now

To get a better understanding of who is helping to support America’s startups, the Angel Capital Association is conducting a nationwide survey of angel investors. The post Survey Seeks Better Picture of America’s Angel Investors appeared first on Associations Now More information on angel investors may also make it easier for startups to locate early-stage funding.

The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights from the "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" research report. Volunteers

An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

SocialFish

But, what does this have to do with Latin America? This is a guest post by Felipe Buitrago, consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, related to his awesome new book about the Orange Economy. I plan to write more about this later, but take a look first. ————-. Combined they represent almost 11% of Nigeria’s GDP in 2013. Book review

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System

SocialFish

An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter's Blog

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation. And the analysis showed that nonprofits aren’t just getting new donors.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter's Blog

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story. “ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. based software company, created Give Local America so community foundations could host annual one-day fundraising events.

Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings

Associations Now

The post Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings appeared first on Associations Now Three different countries are taking part in Thursday’s North American Meetings Industry Day. Plus: Are you a small organization with little time to blog? No worries. Canada’s already done it for 20 years, and now the meetings love is heading down south. Today is #NAMID. Don’t fret.

Airlines for America’s New Dashboard Tells You Where the Delays Are

Associations Now

The industry group Airlines for America is working with an analytics firm to create an easy-to-understand dashboard that offers a snapshot of the airline system’s current uptime. The post Airlines for America’s New Dashboard Tells You Where the Delays Are appeared first on Associations Now 12 % The decline in complaints to airlines over the first six months of 2016.

Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

The theme is, “Detroit, America’s Great Comeback City,” which features ads with real people, not models. Since last week’s blog post, the latest story about Detroit’s bankruptcy seems to be the city’s problem with stray dogs. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Couple this with the recent news that on Oct. We’re at that mark again. million.

SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

SCD Group

Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do you treat your members? Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Holland Americas emergency system took over. Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How. Pages.

IMEX America 2013: Smart Monday Highlights #IMEX13

Cvent Association Tips

Smart Monday powered by MPI was back, co-located with IMEX America. For more IMEX America tips, read IMEX America 2013: Ready, Set, Go #imex13 and IMEX America 2013 - What's Ahead #IMEX13. Stay tuned for more Cvent Blog reports directly from IMEX America 2013. and Kevin Hinton, Chief Staff Officer, SITE & SITE International Foundation. During Celebrate!

Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport

Associations Now

Atlanta’s airport is easily one of the busiest in America. According to Forbes research, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most crowded airport in America. The post Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport appeared first on Associations Now Forbes says it’s also the most crowded, but it manages to keep passengers moving.

Give Local America Raises $68 Million for Nonprofits in One Day

Associations Now

In just two years, Give Local America has become the premier springtime nonprofit fundraising campaign. For the second year in a row—and in just the second year of its existence— Give Local America (GLA) blew away expectations. The post Give Local America Raises $68 Million for Nonprofits in One Day appeared first on Associations Now

Truckers Partner With Wreaths Across America for First “Rolling Tribute”

Associations Now

406,000 The number of wreaths laid on veterans’ gravesites on National Wreaths Across America Day in 2012, according to WAA. Every December, Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit established by the Worcester Wreath Company in 2007 to expand the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to other veterans’ cemeteries nationwide, hosts National Wreaths Across America Day.

IMEX America 2013 - What's Ahead #IMEX2013

Cvent Association Tips

In a few days, event planners and hospitality industry professionals from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for the 3rd annual IMEX America from Oct 15 - 17, 2013. For more educational program highlights, check out the What's On: Podcasts on the IMEX America website. On Sunday, The CIC Hall of Leaders Gala will be co-locating with IMEX America for the first time.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014. Give Local America emphasizes small, local nonprofits. 1) #iGiveLocal. Interested parties can also sign up for our Thunderclap. Or causes? 4) Leaderboard App.

Whoo hoo! Give Local America raised $68.5 million for 9000 nonprofits!

SocialFish

THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated money, a share or a tweet to help with the Give Local America National Giving Day on May 5. BIG THINGS come out of small actions and we’re very happy to have been a part of it! What’s next, you ask? Well, save the date (May 3, 2016) for next year ! ————-. photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofi

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Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA ? IMEX America.

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Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. Now IMEX is coming to America, and MCI is inviting you to attend as our guest. Please follow this link to apply online to attend as MCI’s guest – IMEX America 2011 Hosted Buyer Program. . GrowGlobally.org. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Search.

Chorus America, Smithsonian Find Perfect Harmony for Flag Day Celebration

Associations Now

A number of groups are collaborating, including Chorus America. Anthem For America campaign , and some fortunate timing, the museum enlisted the help of a number of associations and other nonprofit organizations to put on a concert on the National Mall in Washington, DC, featuring guitarist Kristen Capolino, the United States Air Force Concert Band, and the Singing Sergeants.

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth Kanter's Blog

Several community foundations will be part of Give Local America , a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play. The campaign is organized by Kimbia and you can get a good overview with this infographic. This post was cross-posted on the Knight Foundation blog here. Fundraising

Always the Last to Know: How America Gives

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How America Gives is a free resource that spotlights giving statistics across a variety of income levels and allows users to compare and share data about charitable contributions. You can access it at the Chronicle of Philanthropy website , where they also offer a free summary report that includes rankings and analysis. cool technology Chronicle of Philanthropy

Clearing up association chapter confusion

Aaron Wolowiec

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of Public Relations Society of America , and I’m actively involved in the Central Michigan Chapter of PRSA. Associations Membership Professional Development association chapters associations benchmarking report CMPRSA dues education Mariner Management and Marketing Meetings networking PRSA Public Relations Society of AmericaTell us here.

How Are You Celebrating America Recycles Day?

Associations Now

Happy America Recycles Day! Before you pitch your plastic bottle into the trash, consider that today is America Recycles Day. In honor of America Recycles Day, several associations are encouraging their members and the public to recycle more. The Associated General Contractors of America for the first time is sponsoring a Hard Hat Recycling Challenge this year. That’s 4.4

Eric Lanke: Dear Older Generation: It's Not Just Your America

Eric Lanke

Dear Older Generation: Its Not Just Your America. But, dammit, America is no longer the America I grew up with. That America, "my America," no longer exists.and we need to get it back! Decisions are beginning to be made that you disagree with, priorities are changing, and it honestly looks to you like the America you grew up with no longer cares what you think.

To Help Fight Cancer, The American Cancer Society Is Mapping Its Toll on America

Associations Now

The post To Help Fight Cancer, The American Cancer Society Is Mapping Its Toll on America appeared first on Associations Now To assist in its advocacy efforts, the American Cancer Society is mapping cancer mortality rates and state legislative activity to help show which regions and districts of the country could be doing more to fight the disease. State-by-State Analysis.

BookExpo America Faces Tough Question: Where’s the Diversity?

Associations Now

One of the publishing industry’s top conferences, BookExpo America, is facing serious questions about the lack of diverse voices at the event. BookExpo America, running Thursday through Saturday in New York, found itself at the center of a major controversy as a result of a panel at its sister event, BookCon, taking place Saturday. appeared first on Associations Now

A Bourbon Affair: Association Celebrates America’s ‘Native Spirit’

Associations Now

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is hosting a five-day Kentucky Bourbon Affair this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring the drink America’s “native spirit.” Fifty years ago this month, Congress passed a resolution declaring the drink “America’s native spirit.” KDA members will give visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the state’s famous distilleries.

North America Association Planners Say Yes to Middle East Meetings

Cvent Association Tips

A recent survey indicates that more than 70 percent of North America association executives would consider the Middle East as a prospective conference location. The Middle East region is the fastest-growing international association market according to the International Congress & Convention Association. association market. percent of planners having hosted programs in Dubai and 16.4

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Non-Dues Revenue Is Alive and Well

Association Adviser

From advertising and sponsorships to grants, affinity programs and strategic partnerships, always keep the 3Ws of non-dues revenue in mind. The post Non-Dues Revenue Is Alive and Well appeared first. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Good data, good decisions

Aaron Wolowiec

Take the Entomological Society of America (yes, bugs). Associations Membership ASAE associations data data mining decision-making demographics Elizabeth Engel Entomological Society of America evidence-based decision-making Key Performace Indicators Mariner Management and Marketing membership membership data Peter Houstle Spark Consulting trends whitepaper It’s a goldmine, right?

Nonprofits struggling to meet demand

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the Meals on Wheels Association of America , many senior nutrition programs receive federal funding through the Older Americans Act, which took a huge financial hit as a result of the sequestration. Last week’s post focused on the economy, and here I am writing again about it. NFF is a community development financial institution. Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund.

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Smart Monday Serves up Cutting Edge Content for IMEX America #imex14

Cvent Association Tips

Once again, MPI and other association partners provided IMEX America attendees with a full day of free pre-trade show education, training, workshops. ISES Approved sessions at IMEX America have been identified as content that complement the ISES Core Curriculum. and networking. In total, 30 concurrent sessions and deep dives have been presented. Here are a few highlights.

Clearing up association chapter confusion

Aaron Wolowiec

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of Public Relations Society of America , and I’m actively involved in the Central Michigan Chapter of PRSA. Associations Membership Professional Development association chapters associations benchmarking report CMPRSA dues education Mariner Management and Marketing Meetings networking PRSA Public Relations Society of AmericaTell us here.

The public is listening and associations are spending

Aaron Wolowiec

For starters, check out Public Relations Society of America , which includes a directory of PR firms and service providers. Filed under: Associations , Marketing Tagged: associations , Center for Public Integrity , Edelman , lobbying , marketing , PR Week , public opinion , public relations , Public Relations Society of America , social media. based trade associations. “It’s

Can Associations Keep Pace in the Tech Race?

Association Adviser

Features AGC AgeCheq AMS associated general contractors of America association technology CRM data David Trust drones Fara Francis gamification Gary Klaben Internet of Things marketing automation mobile Patti Stirk Professional Photographers Association technology After five years, the answer is clear—the more things change, the more things change. But don’t let us drone on. To paraphrase management guru Stephen Covey, “People are so busy sawing, they tell me. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Something to meditate on

Association Advocacy Chick

The American Psychological Association recently issued a report on stress in America and found that we are “on the verge of a stress-induced public health crisis” (APA, 2012). Uncategorized mental-health stress in americaMay is Mental Health Month. All too often, we focus on the physical aspects of our health and completely ignore our mental state.

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Is your association a global guru in the making?

Aaron Wolowiec

associations’ business activities with countries outside North America. An interesting finding: Associations that reported growth in product sales from outside North America are more likely to have board members who reside outside North America. On the contrary, those who restrict board membership to North America have flat membership growth. Commitment. Strategy.

The Power of Visual Content in Association Communications

Association Adviser

Features Marketing & Communications AGC of America association communications audience engagement Facebook advertising member engagement twitter engagement United Motorcoach Association visual contentVisual content reaches an individual’s brain in a quicker and more comprehensible way than text-only information. Your brain is hard-wired to identify and process visual information more efficiently. For more about this topic, click on the headline.