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Beekeeping, With Associations’ Help, Takes New York City By Swarm

Associations Now

Among the many things buzzing through New York City—yellow cabs, fast walkers, cyclists—are lots of bees and multiple beekeeping associations. “Tending beehives on top of New York City and other urban areas is nothing new. Easy: the city’s rooftops. Other New Yorkers have become casual hobbyist beekeepers. Buzzing on High.

Should New York City Cap The Number of Uber Drivers?

Associations Now

After New York City’s mayor and city council dropped legislation that would have put a cap on the number of Uber cars allowed in the city, a number of associations responded with mixed reviews. Uber and other ridesharing companies have the green light, for now, to operate in New York City without any impending restrictions on their companies’ growth.

New York City Taxi Drivers Launch Association in Response to Uber

Associations Now

If Uber doesn’t like a city’s rules and regulations, it really will leave. That’s what’s happened in San Antonio, to the dismay of its Alamo City customers and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC). Uber competitor Lyft also ceased services in the city. Last month, Uber won a major battle in New York City, successfully fighting a cap on the number of drivers.

Ethics… Not Again

NonProfit University Blog

That question came back to mind in reading about an interesting struggle in New York City’s City Council. He spent $140,000 renovating his office; $27,000 on a private smoking deck off of his office; $110,000 on two, new “executive” conference rooms; and he painted his private bathroom and shower. In December 2014, the Board of Trustees , which is appointed by New York City’s Mayor and the Queens Borough President , finally got around to firing the CEO. And that is what happened in New York City in late April 2014.

Humanizing Business and Helping CFOs with Change

Jamie Notter

The first is a session that I’ll be doing at BlogWorld Expo in New York City , along with my coauthor Maddie Grant and Amy Ward, who is the Membership Director at the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Humanizing Business and Helping CFOs with Change. Posted June 1, 2012. in Announcements , Change , Humanize. Tweet. These are the topics of two presentations I’ll be giving next week. The session is Tuesday afternoon, 3:45 to 4:45. Tweet.

Four Community Newsletters You Need to Subscribe To

Higher Logic

Even if you don’t go to the monthly Community Manager Breakfast meetups (in San Francisco and New York City), sign up for this weekly newsletter. This weekly newsletter is aimed specifically at the New York City community manager scene, but has incredibly helpful links no matter where you live. Where do you turn to for information?

International Compliance Group Expands Into U.S.

Associations Now

based office in New York City. membership through referrals from current ICA members, a media campaign, and an open house in New York City. Programs offered in the New York office will include Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Know Your Customer, Sanctions, and Managing Fraud. compliance community, we are excited that U.S.

CEIR Report: Tradeshows Continue Growth Streak

Associations Now

According to new research released this week by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the first quarter of 2016 maintained its streak of growth, improving by 2.6 The latest CEIR quarterly index shows that, after a solid 2015, the tradeshow space continued to outpace the economy as a whole in the first quarter of 2016. percent from a year ago. percent increase).

City-Based Manufacturing Groups Promote Their Economic Might

Associations Now

But with the rise of maker culture, artisanal crafts, and locavores across the country, small, city-based manufacturing associations have been flexing their muscle too, arguing that you don’t need a large plant in the suburbs to make an economic impact. The very existence of UMA, a group of city-based manufacturing organizations, points to the growth of the trend.

Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

It’s in that spirit that the American Library Association joined forces with Google to teach kids something new—about coding. The company famously teamed with large academic libraries for its Google Books project, and in 2014 it assisted with a library lending program in New York City involving wireless hotspots. The project is not about teaching librarians to code.

Could Less Be More When It Comes to Meetings?

Associations Now

At this week’s College Art Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in New York City, all attendees were welcome to stop by the meeting’s dedicated Quiet Room. You may think giving attendees more options and choices is always better, but what if it turned out that offering them a little less is the way to go? Some ideas for making it happen. Or pizza? Or ramen? I couldn’t decide.

Retail Industry’s New Training Effort Wants to Build Better Workers

Associations Now

The National Retail Federation, currently in the midst of Retail’s BIG Show (its annual tradeshow taking place in New York City), announced a new initiative through its NRF Foundation that would boost training and education opportunities for retail workers. The post Retail Industry’s New Training Effort Wants to Build Better Workers appeared first on Associations Now

Pop-Up Events: The Next Trend for Associations?

Associations Now

Some familiar brands have found they’re a great way to not only generate buzz and revenue (between $ 45 billion and $50 billion annually , according to a study conducted by Chicago-based marketing firm PopUp Republic) but also introduce and test new products. More recently, it opened a 16,000-square-foot Target Wonderland in New York City for two weeks during last year’s holiday season.

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

Associations Now

The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. We hope you can get on Facebook’s Featured Events list—it’s sure to be the new hot spot for events , as the social network’s Events section garners 550 million users each month. Plus: how to team up with others to design your meetings. Need to promote your next conference or fundraiser? Tweet of the Day.

The Event World Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

On Thursday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will hold a panel discussion in the city’s new T-Mobile Arena to honor the meetings industry. On Thursday, the digital screens that tower over the busking Elmos in New York City’s Times Square will promote the meetings industry’s benefits to the people walking around the famous neighborhood.

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. for this fun and informative session, where we’ll invite you to think about your content in all new ways. There are several marketing and communication lessons to be gleaned from a movement so connected with this upcoming generation.

New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry

Associations Now

The Writers Guild of America, East, and two New York City agencies opened a new writers room fellowship to better include women and minority groups in the television industry. This program—which focuses strictly on shows produced in New York—will try to increase these numbers to include more underrepresented groups in the writers’ room.

Airbnb’s Business Travel Fortunes Rise

Associations Now

The popularity of annual events such as Dreamforce or South by Southwest might result in hotel room saturation in the host city, forcing business travelers to book alternative accommodations such as Airbnb rentals,” the report states. “In According to statistics from the travel expense firm Concur, corporate travelers significantly increased their use of Airbnb in a recent quarter.

How NYC’s Foam-Container Ban Won Over an Association Ally

Associations Now

Despite the higher cost of using alternatives to polystyrene containers for food packaging, the New York State Restaurant Association backed the city’s new ban on the material, thanks in part to some key concessions. But a plastics-industry group says the city missed an opportunity to recycle. New York City just scored a big victory in its war on trash.

IT Group Hosts Virtual Reality Events, Encourages Tech Careers

Associations Now

During its “Virtual Reality Experience Tour,” the foundation is hosting events in Washington, DC; Chicago; New York City; Boston; and at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to introduce kids, students, and parents to augmented-reality technology. CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Foundation takes virtual-reality technology on a road trip to encourage students to consider tech careers.

The Failure of Flyover Leadership


New Yorkers were not amused. Ethics Governance Leadership Politics Staff Leadership Air Force One Defense Secretary Gates Deputy Chief of Staff Messina DoD FAA flyover leadership Jim Messina leadership lessons Louis Caldera Mayor Bloomberg New York City PAG President Obama September 11th US Air Force White House White House Military Office WMHOThe day after the head of the White House Military Office stepped down President Obama could joke about the fiasco. You can't just take Air Force One on a joyride to Manhattan. I don't care whose kids you are.we've

Monday Buzz: Associations Embrace #GivingTuesday

Associations Now

Donations to the American Autism Association won’t benefit just the association—the group is teaming with Ballet for All Kids in New York City to help pay for individual classes for children in the program. The Penn State Alumni Association is hoping to use #GivingTuesday to help boost its FastStart program, which pairs mentors with new students at the university.

Our Favorite 2016 Summer Community Resources

Higher Logic

Although it’s based out of New York City and focuses on that area, it’s useful no matter where you live. And, at the bottom of each issue, they always have New York City-based community or customer support job listings accompanied by a fun GIF. Each episode he interviews a new community professional. We Support NYC (Newsletter). Without B t (Blog).

How One Foundation Got Kids Interested in Skiing—With Its Own Ski Park

Associations Now

In the three winters that the National Winter Activity Center has been active, the National Winter Sports Education Foundation’s “living lab” has helped drive a massive interest in the slopes among New York City-area kids. Here’s how. But NWSEF may have found the perfect strategy to draw kids’ attention—and keep it.

Tech:NYC Builds Unified Voice for City’s Startups

Associations Now

A new organization dedicated to New York City’s technology scene—founded by the CEO of AOL and one of the city’s most prominent venture capitalists—hopes to expand the startup world’s influence locally. New York City is a big place, but its technology scene is about to get a lot more tight-knit. Success and Failure.

The Senate’s Press Secretaries Group Keeps It Bipartisan

Associations Now

With the changing of the political guard comes a whole lot of people in new roles. Next month, for example, the group’s members will head to New York City to meet with TV producers and other figures whose influence could prove essential—an annual trip that often defines the start of the group’s year. (In For more than 40 years, the U.S. Fortunately, the U.S.

Boozing, Bribing and Brawling on Election Day

Reid All About it

During the 1860 presidential election, Democratic supporters of Stephen Douglas held a “Grand Political Carnival and Ox Roast” in New York City. The New York Times called it “one of the most magnificent affairs of the kind ever held in this neighborhood.”. City political machines (organizations), such as Tammany Hall in New York City, didn’t stop at bribery.

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has long allowed advocacy messages to be posted throughout its system, this week chose to ban all issue-related ads, rather than let an anti-Muslim group display cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on the city’s trains, buses, and stations. The controversial anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller appears to be the reason for the shift.

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American Bar Association Gives Members Leeway on Jurors’ Social Presences

Associations Now

The New York City Bar Association allows social media searches, but sites that notify people that they’ve being researched—LinkedIn, in particular, does this—cannot be used. Beyond the New York City Bar, a handful of state and local bar associations have taken a formal stance on the issue, with Oregon’s largely matching the ABA’s, the AP reported.

Executive Connections: Train, Learn, Survive.

Executive Connections

I attended the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) Information Industry Summit (IIS) in New York City last week, and I was encouraged by the positive attitudes expressed by leaders in the content industry. In the midst of the current economic turmoil, she sees an opportunity to train 21 st Century employees in new skills—skills that we may not have even heard about yet. As SLA enters a new world full of technological advances within the information community, we know how important it is to make these tools available to our members in a safe environment.

Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?

Higher Logic

Currently there are 114, 657+ open positions for community managers on LinkedIn – New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles rank as the top three cities in the United States. Let’s say you did the research and crafted the perfect job description for this new position, thanks to samples like this one from Online Community Results. You’re not alone. Hire them.

Report: Nonprofits Increasingly Challenged to Compete on Salary

Associations Now

Job opportunities at nonprofits are growing, but the pay often isn’t enough to bring in new recruits, according to a new report. A recent salary survey and job reports from recruiting firm Professionals for Nonprofits show that last year, many nonprofits struggled to bring in new recruits because they thought the pay was too low.

The Importance Confidence Plays In The Workplace with Susan Marshall of The Backbone Institute

Association Mavens

Her corporate and consulting experience includes work with Best Buy, Subaru of America, Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, We Energies, New York City Leadership Academy, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many others. [link]. In this Association Maven’s episode, Josh Studzinski interviews Susan Marshall on how confidence plays a critical role in our jobs. We go through the definition of confidence, how to develop confidence, and ways to change your frame of mind. About Susan Marshall. Susan A. Her second book, “Life. Be in it” was released in December 2012. Contact Susan.

Can You Better Serve Your Tradeshow Market?

Associations Now

Is there a way associations can make sure they are living up to current attendee and exhibitor expectations and developing new audiences at the same time? Today the tradeshow, which is invitation-only for exhibitors, has expanded beyond its original location in Long Beach, California, to include New York City and Las Vegas as well. appeared first on Associations Now

How Specialty-Food Producers Are Working to Fight Hunger

Associations Now

With a large-scale post-event donation to food banks across New York City and the launch of a new foundation, the Specialty Food Association is using its members’ upscale feasts to help feed those who struggle to make ends meet. Last month the association announced the launch of a new foundation focused on hunger relief. “So this is a treat for all.”

Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

YourMembership Blog

For instance, a marketing association can survey its membership to find out what vice presidents of marketing in New York City earn; how much their departmental budget is; and the components of their marketing mix. Extending your reach to a new audience may contribute to an increase in membership. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Branding.

NYC-Based Freelancers Union Scores Major Legislative Victory

Associations Now

In a move likely to have ripple effects nationwide, a new law in New York City will stiffen the penalties for nonpayment of freelance contracts. The effort came about thanks in no small part to the work of the Freelancers Union, which mobilized its members—many of whom are based in the city. Now the petition is being retargeted at other cities around the country.

The Innovation Line That Divides Associations

Associations Now

A new study on innovation from Marketing General suggests that there’s a distinct line separating associations that are innovative from those that aren’t. One paragraph in Marketing General’s new survey of innovation in the association space really stands out. It generally isn’t an organic culture shift (31 percent) or even a new hire (31 percent).

Uber, Lyft? No Worries: Public Transit Group Sees Room for Sharing

Associations Now

In a new report, the American Public Transportation Association says it sees ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft—and the app ecosystem that has risen up around them—as complementary to traditional transportation options, rather than a business threat. But does it really have to be competition? The American Public Transportation Association doesn’t think so.

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter's Blog

Starting next week, we’ll be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts – dates below – and would love to see you. Tue Feb 7 – NEW YORK CITY 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Thu Feb 9 – NEW YORK CITY 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor New York, NY 10005. Won’t you join us? Here’s our schedule. ➳ Tue Jan 31 – OAKLAND 6pm-8pm.