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Design Group Pushes Back on North Carolina’s HB2

Associations Now

In the days leading up to a large-scale North Carolina furniture tradeshow, the American Society of Interior Designers is pressuring the state to repeal a new law that prevents local municipalities from expanding discrimination protections for LGBT people. And should North Carolina fail to repeal the law soon, ASID will consider boycotting the October event altogether.

North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

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A quickly passed state law in North Carolina that effectively ends local antidiscrimination ordinances affecting the LGBT community has proved hugely controversial with advocacy groups, sports organizations, corporations, and trade groups. The bill— announced, passed, and signed by North Carolina’s legislative body and Gov.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

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Two major convention groups say that event planners have taken steps to move their events from North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial LGBT law. It’s not just Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam announcing cancellations of events over North Carolina’s controversial LGBT law. million in event business in its portion of the state alone.

North Carolina Groups Convince Musicians to Protest, Not Boycott

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North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law has led several musicians to boycott the state. When Bruce Springsteen canceled his concert to protest North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law,” many music fans and advocacy groups applauded the gesture, but some saw a missed opportunity. “The truth is that we cannot heal ourselves.”

Gender Inequality in Nonprofits – Mind the Gap

NonProfit University Blog

Two researchers , one at the University of North Carolina and the other at the University of Pennsylvania , wanting to understand why there are so many more male entrepreneurs than females, studied 90,000 projects launched on Kickstarter. Thoughts & Commentary Carly Fiorina Donald Trump Guidestar Hewlett Packard female CEOs Kickstarter Men in Black Nonprofit Compensation Report pay differential Pew Research Center Breadwinner poll University of North Carolina University of PennsylvaniaHere we are in 2015, and it is still tough times for women. bodies to clothe?

Is Small Data the Next Big Thing?

Higher Logic

No, you don’t need to embed yourself into their lives (a North Carolina-based Lowes Foods, sends employees to live with consumers!). Most people aren’t skilled woodworkers -- but almost anyone can build an IKEA dresser. That’s how intuitive the company’s design and instructions are. And it’s no accident that its furniture design is incredibly attuned to users’ needs.

A Social Media Banana Split

Beekeeper Group

NPR recently aired this story examining how Ohio and North Carolina residents are using Twitter to vie for the favor of the Chiquita fruit company, which is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters to Charlotte. The report describes how Ohio marketing … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aguirre Banana Baquis Chiquita North Carolina NPR Ohio Salomone Social Media Twitter

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.30.16

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– AENC Membership Roundtable (North Carolina). North Carolina: save the date – Thu 6/9. The four-hour work week is a myth, despite what Tim Ferris says, but thankfully the four-day work week isn’t. Even during this short work week, surely you can find some time to invest in yourself. See if any of the webinars listed below sparks an interest. Host: Moz.

Study: Certifications Lead To Higher Salaries and Greater Job Fulfillment

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An idea supported by research from the ASAE Foundation and North Carolina State University’s Institute for Nonprofits, which found that the benefits of a credential can include increased prestige and a competitive advantage for credential holders, depending on the industry. Have you found that a certification led to increased growth and fulfillment in your career?

Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

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One of the ways I’m contributing to the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), as a member of its professional development committee, is by compiling a list of professional development opportunities that’s shared in AENC’s weekly newsletter. The strong will survive, the smart will thrive. Schedule it. Maybe 20 minutes a day, maybe an hour or two a week.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

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This article was originally published in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, February 2016 issue. ~~~. Since many of the people in my association network live outside North Carolina, I only have the chance to be with them “in real life” at the few conferences I attend each year. But how do you find time to manage it? My Tweets.

Mixing Art & Science

NonProfit University Blog

Several pieces of research recently caught my eye because of the art/science tension, Dr. Laurie Paarlberg , Public Administration faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington , conducted research on giving habits of residential transplants to the Wilmington/Cape Fear region of North Carolina. That is where the art comes into play. Yup, it is a lot of work.

CPA Group’s Recognition Program Introduces Students to Accounting

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Following the successful pilot in Florida, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina during the 2015-2016 school year, the program will expand nationwide to 209 schools starting in the fall. A new recognition program from the American Institute of CPAs and NAF aims to get more high schools students interested in an accounting career.

Organize and Visualize: Turning Member Numbers Into Knowledge

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The North Carolina Association of CPAs undertook a year-long project to get its member data both centralized and accessible via interactive dashboards. After all, your member data is only as good as your ability analyze it. “We only did it four times a year, and that was because it took so long,” says Nikki Vann, CPA, director of finance and administration at NCACPA.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach. Before I get to OIB, I’m attending the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting in Williamsburg VA where I get to spend time with several speaker friends from across the nation. Ah, the beach. Mon 7/18 at 12:30 p.m. Host: MPI.

Why CEOs Want to Improve Literacy Among Third-Graders

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In North Carolina, a few top executives are taking that point to heart. The Business Roundtable is taking the long view on improving the skills gap for corporations with its most recent report, and some of its members are already following its lead on literacy issues. Because it wants to ensure they succeed in the workforce later on. Casey Foundation.

Having it All (Been There…Done That)

NonProfit University Blog

Another set of recently released research findings from folks at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , NYU and University of Utah sent shivers up and down my spine. My 20-something niece and her friends truly believe that they can, indeed, have it all while they work in the top organizations in their fields, and have their careers and personal lives planned accordingly.

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

Associations Now

After the NBA announced it would move its All-Star Game game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of discrimination concerns, New Orleans worked quickly to put together a bid that focused on creating a welcoming environment. Despite the challenging logistics of taking on the event with just six months of lead time, the city believes it can pull it off. A Packed Schedule.

Coffee Affects Ethical Behavior? Take a Sip of This Study

Associations Now

According to research by business professors at three major universities—the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, and the University of North Carolina—coffee affects the ethical decisions we make at the office. This may be the oddest study you’ll ever read about in the online pages of Associations Now , so grab a cup of joe and read on. Really.

How One Association Started a Conversation on Workplace Safety

Associations Now

This is on par with other state bar surveys taken in Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and North Carolina. After a tragedy that served as a wakeup call, the State Bar of Arizona worked to educate legal professionals on workplace safety and was recently awarded for its efforts. Violence in the workplace is not something anyone likes to think about. Those are often very contentious meetings.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

Associations Now

The Energy Storage Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Expo begins in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. Location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Speaker and keynotes: 100 plus. Expo hall time: 20 hours. Association: Energy Storage Association. Conference: 26th Annual Conference and Expo. Venue: Charlotte Convention Center. Global reach.

Humane Association: Why Aren’t Military Dogs Reunited With Their Owners?

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According to the report, the North Carolina dog-training facility K2 Solutions has given up more than 100 military dogs for adoption to either agencies or civilians—despite efforts by soldiers to get their dogs back. “I AHA is backing an effort in Congress to investigate the issue. I was told his second handler had adopted him and that was the best news I was going to get. ”).

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

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Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), a beer maker in Charlotte, North Carolina, is donating beer for the event’s opening reception, thanks in part to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The chief export? The U.S.

Valentine’s Day: 14 Reasons to Love Associations

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the North Carolina Technology Association traveled throughout the state meeting with members and hosting roundtables with industry partners and leaders to discuss technology issues and illustrate how the industry is helping North Carolina’s economy. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so what better way to celebrate than by exploring why people should love associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Facilitator: John Nash, Executive Director, The Arc of North Carolina. What’s on your mind this week? Never a dull day! Tue 5/17 at 12 p.m.* – Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends. Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers. 1 CMP credit. Host: Abila.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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This one’s for my North Carolina association community. Facilitator: Tom Purdy, IT Director, North Carolina Board of Nursing. Here’s the learning line-up for the association community for the week of May 9. Since it’s not a big list, if you know of something I’ve missed, please let me know and I’ll add it. Tue 5/10 at 12 p.m. More information/registration. Host: MPI.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies


Third Space Studio based in Durham, North Carolina collected and analyzed the survey while BC/DC Ideas , a Raleigh based communications firm, designed the report and infographic. This post originally appeared on BC/DC Ideas. ———-. What is the fundraising potential for small and mighty nonprofits? Click here to read the 2014 Individual Donor Benchmark Report.

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

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Other universities followed including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Harvard. Conferences are providing inferior education if all they provide is didactic, presenter monologue lectures. Yes, that’s right. The speaker lecture is ineffective and inferior! Not so, says Weiman.

Speaking Elsewhere: April 2011

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Last week I spoke to a group of association professionals here in North Carolina on the basics of blogging – And Now You Want Us to Blog Too? What do I do when I’m not writing? Every now and then I share what I know with others. Recently I did a few presentations that I thought I’d share with you too. Consider this the Cliff Notes version. Ignore the icky template.

Reads of the Week: February 22, 2013

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Even better, the nonprofit partner for the evening was one of my favorite organizations: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina produces about half the sweet potato crop in the U.S. Last night I went to Ignite Raleigh where the speakers, including a few of my friends, delivered a mix of inspiration, entertainment and education. One of the original founders of the Triangle’s Ignite movement is Jeff Cohen. Jeff holds a special place in my heart because he arranged a welcome lunch for me when I moved to Raleigh. The power of Twitter!

Nonprofits Go to the Mall

NonProfit University Blog

Across North Carolina, malls with empty spaces—know any malls like that?—are Articles freedom division of the atlantic league of professional baseball nonprofit community events north carolina malls Sovereign Bank Stadium YCIDA York PA York Revolution Yul Brynneretc. (I I can never say that without thinking of Yul Brynner ). But there is more. Not shabby at all!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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– Association Management 101 (North Carolina). If you’re in North Carolina, here’s an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of association management and feel recharged about your profession, all at a price your budget can afford. Moving from Relevance to Revolution: Leading Association Change with Strategic Solutions (North Carolina). Nowhere.

Study Looks at What Drives Volunteer Leaders’ Commitment

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Andrews of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, used data collected from over 1,600 Sierra Club volunteer leaders across 368 chapters to try to determine what elements of their work affected their level of commitment to the group. What organizational factors make for the most committed leaders? Baggetta, along with Hahrie Han of Wellesley College and Kenneth T.

Writing Online Content for Distracted Readers

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This article was originally published as “Writing Online Content for Distracted Humans and Web-Crawling Spiders” in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, November/December 2015 issue. ~~~. Remember the days when members read everything you mailed them? Or, at least you thought they did. Write for skimmers, not readers.

Study: Travelers Hungry for Culinary Experiences

Associations Now

Good places to eat and drink will never go away in terms of branding yourself as an attractive destination,” said Erica Hill, director of communications at Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It When traveling to a destination, whether for leisure or work, how important are the dining options to you?

Company or Individual: How Member Type Shapes Association Work

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I posed a few questions on this subject to Kim Lawyer, QAS, manager of association operations at the North Carolina Nurses Association, and Liz Peuster, director of membership at the National Wood Flooring Association. How the Membership Experience Becomes Member Value ,” by Paula Aviles, CAE, June 27, 2016. Tomayto, tomahto. Trade association, professional society. What’s Different?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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<Creative Commons licensed image of North Carolina longleaf pines by Justin Meissen > “I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”. Norman Rockwell said that, and today’s his birthday. Rockwell?” you yawn. Big deal.” Yeah, I used to think that too, being a sort of art snob. Life’s too short for a close-minded attitude. Indeed!

Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

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Ten years ago, the North Carolina Chamber was in such bad shape that it was borrowing money to meet its monthly payroll. Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. Also: A state chamber goes from money troubles to tripling its revenue. How do you begin to plan an event that 1 million people will attend? Check out Stegeman’s post for more.

Could An Early Career Certification Be Right For Your Association?

Associations Now

The study from the ASAE Foundation and North Carolina State University’s Institute for Nonprofits also found that additional benefits of a credential can include promotion of ethical conduct, safeguarding the public, and increased prestige and a competitive advantage for credential holders, depending on the industry. Research shows that credentials are valuable to associations.

ASAE Cites Discrimination, Business Impact in Testimony Opposing Texas Bill

Associations Now

Similar to North Carolina’s HB2 , SB 6 would require people to use restrooms or changing areas that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates in buildings operated by public entities, such as government buildings, public schools, and public university facilities. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, wrote in the testimony. In early January, Sen. Dan Patrick. The letter was sent to Gov.