Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP. The noncompete agreement—a key tool employers use to keep talented employees from jumping ship to join competitors—is under scrutiny in Massachusetts, where the governor wants to ban them.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Because members define the future of the organization, digital tools must be identified based on a deep understanding of their wants and needs. HIMSS began reaching beyond “member” to “audience” in 2002 by offering resources and benefits not exclusive to dues-paying professionals.

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources. At the time, we invited Internet thought-leaders to participate in an email list discussion, focusing on interactive tools. Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

The Importance of Getting Lots of Little Things Done Well Every Day

Association Adviser

Association career sites are great tools for recruiting new members and for engaging the passive job seeker that commercial job boards can’t tap. . CS: Career centers increase website traffic, generate non-dues revenue and increase membership recruitment opportunities, among other things. AA: What are the biggest trends you’re seeing in online learning, career development and executive recruiting? Christine Smith, Boxwood Technology.

2104 Summer Recommended Reading

Holly Duckworth

Member engagement, recruitment, and retention are fundamental activities that all membership organizations must master to ensure the growth and viability of their organizations over the long term. The Art of Membership by Sheri Jacobs, CAE, provides associations and membership organizations with the practical tools they need to build a loyal and diverse membership base over the long term. Summer 2014 Reading List: Each summer I find many of my association leaders “check out”.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

It’s also a great member benefit and new member recruiting tool. Thanks to Michael Lewis’s best-seller Moneyball (later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt), many of you know the story of how the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team used research and advanced analytics to find highly productive, but underpaid players that would allow them to compete with the richest teams in Major League Baseball for a fraction of the payroll. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.