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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.17.17

Reid All About it

Wine comes in at the mouth. And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth. Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. That lovely poem is A Drinking Song by W.B. Yeats, one of my favorite poets. I made a pilgrimage to his grave long ago, just because. Have no fear. Gmail users: beware the latest phishing attack.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business


Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one ! By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Help your peers by adding a review of your technology for the former or the latter ! . photo credit). Cool Infographic Friday

White House’s Draft Budget Plan Raises Alarm in Nonprofit World

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The Trump administration’s draft budget plan deeply cuts funding for many agencies that nonprofits rely on. Independent Sector, the charitable community’s membership organization, is calling for a budget that maintains the partnership between government and the charitable sector. Cardinali said in a statement. How Should Nonprofits Respond?

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

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I’ll admit that in 2011, when the Virtual Edge Institute (now called the Digital Experience Institute) first co-located its conference with the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders, the experience fell flat for me. At the time, a mere six years ago, the fledgling for-profit entity that wagered its future on the potential of virtual meetings staged sessions that were too heavily weighted toward the online audience in the verbal communication and moderation by the speakers. Attending in person, I thought the Institute—now owned by PCMA—was doomed to failure.

Friday Buzz: Celebrating American Associations

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American Associations Day participants headed to Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy this week. Also: Perfect your event email timing and frequency. Wednesday was a day to celebrate associations. Participants educated members of Congress about the effect that associations have on the economy, workforce development, workplace safety, and numerous other topics. link]. send 1.66 emails per week.

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Amid March Madness, Gaming Group Calls for Regulated Betting System

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$ 29 The average bet placed per March Madness bracket, according to the American Gaming Association. AGA says about 40 million people fill out about 70 million brackets each year, and half of all NCAA tournament viewers have filled out a bracket at least once in their lifetime. Americans will wager $10.4 billion on March Madness this year, the American Gaming Association estimates. billion. D-N.J.)

The Power of ‘No’

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Sarah Sain, Naylor Association Solutions. The customer is always right. Give the customer what they want. We’ve all heard those lines before. Well, the customer may always know what they want, but whether it is right may be up for some debate. And sometimes giving them what they want may not get them the best results. Vendors: Don’t Say ‘No’ Without a ‘Yes’. Empathize or apologize. Be honest.

Membership Hack: Milestone Moments

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The Agriculture Future of America Alliance recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a promotion designed to boost renewals and bring in new and lapsed members. How to hack it? The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Alliance aims to attract talented young professionals and put them on a path to leadership in the food and agricultural industries. In two days, 68 members renewed or joined.