Nonprofit Report: Companies Not Utilizing Social Media for Product Recalls

Associations Now

A new report from the consumer advocacy group Kids In Danger notes that, while deaths and injuries from recalled products are down, the methods for sharing information on recalls appear to be lacking. Kids In Danger (KID), a group focused on the safety issues around consumer products for children, released a new report this week that dives into a decades worth of data analysis on product recalls.

Report: Terror Risk Tops Safety Concerns for Business Travelers

Associations Now

A new Global Business Travel Association report reveals that many business travelers’ biggest safety concern is terrorism, despite the fact that other risk factors, such as theft or street violence, are much more likely. and Europe could be driving these concerns, the report notes, even though fatalities from terror attacks have affected Americans only rarely since 2002.


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New data: Volunteerism at an all-time low

Aaron Wolowiec

That said, volunteerism is on the decline, according to a new report released Feb. The report found that volunteerism fell 1.1 percent of people reporting some form of volunteerism. This figure is the lowest since the bureau started the survey in 2002. According to the report, about 62.5 Specifically, the report found 44.5 Are you surprised by the findings of the BLS report?

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Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration. The Meetings Report reminds us to diversify revenue, reward difference, value context, maximize opportunities and prioritize learning. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. On Oct.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Belief Systems as Bridge-Builders.

Idea Architects

In this way you begin to think together— not simply report out old thoughts. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Volunteer. It’s Good for You!

Associations Now

Census Bureau data from 2002 to 2012, unemployed people who volunteered were 27 percent more likely to land a job regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, location, or job market conditions. According to the report [PDF], 76 percent of the 3,351 U.S. adults surveyed said volunteering made them feel physically healthier, and 78 percent reported lower stress levels. Two new studies show that volunteering can improve your health and make you more employable.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #15: Tools for.

Idea Architects

Each group reports out (or all the Futures Wheels are posted and people mill about and read on their own) followed by large group facilitated discussion. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

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Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

A discussion about workplace culture changes when peoples supervisors or direct reports are in the room. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Chinese Basketball Association’s New President? NBA Legend Yao Ming

Associations Now

During his nine years in the NBA—all for the Houston Rockets, from 2002 to 2011—Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming became something of an ambassador of sorts for both basketball and China. According to an AP report , Yao already has a number of ideas to help the league move forward, including the addition of scientific training methods for individual teams, plans to boost player education on tactical approaches, and the growth of international exchanges with leagues outside of China.

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

Associations Now

The research, which is the fourth in a series of reports conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, not only discovered the extent to which kids give, it also explored the ways in which children learn the importance of charitable giving. To determine how charitable kids are, the study followed the same group of 903 children over two time frames—2002 to 2003 and 2007 to 2008—and asked them to report their giving in each period.

Diabetes Group Launches Campaign Over High Insulin Prices

Associations Now

According to a Journal of the American Medical Association analysis highlighted by The Washington Post , insulin spending spiked by 218 percent between 2002 and 2013, while non-insulin therapies dropped by 15 percent over the same period. “[I]nsulin With research showing that the price of lifesaving insulin has increased by more than 200 percent over an 11-year period, the American Diabetes Association has asked members to join it in speaking out against rising insulin prices.

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No Bull: Humane Society Urges USDA to Investigate U.S. Bull-Running Events

Associations Now

Running of the Nudes Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has supported a protest event, aptly named the “ Running of the Nudes ,” in the two days before the Running of the Bulls. In Monday’s event in Pamplona, four people were hospitalized with injuries suffered during the run, FoxNews reported.

Cargo Plane Crash Revives Pilot Fatigue Questions

Associations Now

A Good Deed An Alabama-based nonprofit organization lost a valuable shipment of goods in the UPS cargo plane crash last week, but that hasn’t stopped the group from helping the families of the two pilots who died in the crash, according to an NBC News report. Civil Aviation Authority showed that the rate of fatal cargo plane accidents around the world was eight times higher than that for passenger airlines from 2002 to 2011.

Heart Association Takes Quality Improvement Program to Middle East

Associations Now

Since the program was launched in 2002, more than 2,000 hospitals have implemented at least one module, and more than 6 million patients have benefited, according to an AHA statement. The program helps hospitals and providers learn the correct treatment, translate guidelines into practice, and report their results. It uses an online, interactive assessment and reporting system, which tracks a hospital’s performance in delivering guidelines-based treatment.

Incorporating Text Polling at Your Next Live Event

Association Adviser

As many of you know, Naylor conducts a comprehensive annual Association Communications Benchmarking Report for the association community. With nearly 20 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications, she has specialized in association media and events since 2002. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

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Amid Shark Attack Fears, Lifeguards Present Larger-Picture Safety Concerns

Associations Now

With the rash of reported shark attacks along the East Coast this month and the ensuing media coverage, the following tidbit from the International Wildlife Museum , while timely, probably isn’t enough to make you any less fearful of the open water: Your odds of getting killed by fireworks (1 in 340,000) are much higher than your odds of being eaten by a shark (1 in 3.75 6 The number of shark-attack-related fatalities in the U.S.

New Style Guide Helps Journalists Cover Diversity Topics More Accurately

Associations Now

Our grants are intended to improve journalism through training or by improving the tools reporters and editors have at their fingertips. While CIIJ released a diversity guide in the 1990s that covered ethnicity and disability, it had not been updated since 2002. In the face of race, LGBT, and religious issues that have arisen in the last several years, a new Diversity Style Guide was released to help journalists cover these subjects more precisely and sensitively.

TSA Roundup: House Passes Security-Fees Cap, Lines Get Shorter

Associations Now

” Other TSA-related news of note: Why the lines are moving faster: In a report on TSA data earlier this month, The Washington Post noted that more than half of all passengers received preferential treatment at security checkpoints over the summer. Airline security fee canceled: Since 2002, the U.S. Frequent travelers just got some good news: Last week, the House passed a bill capping airport security fees after a controversial increase over the summer.

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help Me Support NTEN!

Beth Kanter

” The first nonprofit technology conference (NTC) was in 2002 in Orlando. I was a coordinator for the Annual Day of Service from 2002-2011, a day where nonprofit techies gave their time and skills back to the community where the conference was hosted. NTEN’s programs such as the national conference, regional gatherings, online educational opportunities, and reports are valuable, but even more valuable is the community. Happy #GivingTuesday!

Whistleblower Warning: A Quick Policy Checkup

Associations Now

Retaliation against whistleblowers was made a crime as part of the American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002 also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Actand thats the focus of a federal inspector generals letter to the nonprofit International Relief and Development, an organization that receives a majority of its funding from USAID.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


HIMSS began reaching beyond “member” to “audience” in 2002 by offering resources and benefits not exclusive to dues-paying professionals. They are impossible to answer correctly without integrated and effective systems of data collection, analysis and reporting. 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. There has been a profound shift in that concept.

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. LINX argued that it was trying to protect information on its unique training methods from competitors, the New York Times reported.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows


The website was discovered in 2002 that was providing tech training to unemployed individuals at that time. Gizmodo was launched in 2002 as part of the Gawker Media network by Nick Denton and included the blog of io9 which was discovered in 2008. Gigaom is a blog media site that covers articles in relation to reports, analysts, events, topics and publisher’s corner.

Advocating from Afar: Virtual and Remote Grassroots Advocacy

Beekeeper Group

The Dirksen, Hart, and Russell Senate Office Buildings and Ford and Longworth House Office Buildings weren’t cleared for entry until the end of January 2002, three months later! This gives additional opportunities for participants to ask questions of your team or report back on their meetings. From the Grassroots Professional Network LinkedIn page: COVID-19 suddenly canceled the conference and fly-in plans for advocacy organizations across the country.

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Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows


The website was discovered in 2002 that was providing tech training to unemployed individuals at that time. Gizmodo was launched in 2002 as part of the Gawker Media network by Nick Denton and included the blog of io9 which was discovered in 2008. Gigaom is a blog media site that covers articles in relation to reports, analysts, events, topics and publisher’s corner.

Blockbuster’s Failure: Not Necessarily a Show-Stopper for Rentals

Associations Now

A slightly more brick-and-mortar approach to home entertainment, Redbox, followed in 2002, and cable companies have also increased their on-demand options in recent years. The home entertainment industry is seeing growth: After years of declines, the industry hit $18 billion in sales in 2012, a trend that was continuing into 2013, according to the association’s annual industry report.

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PSA To Nonprofits: GDPR May Apply to You


In addition, to getting your security practices and privacy policies updated and in place, you should consider how your organizations will address other GDPR requirements such as the enumerated data subject rights and the 72-hour data breach reporting requirement. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society ( ) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA. Guest article by Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry.

Labor Tensions Cause Port Headaches for Retail, Manufacturing Industries

Associations Now

PMA says the union has deliberately slowed work at the ports to gain leverage in negotiations; ILWU denies that claim and suggests that the bottlenecks have been caused by recent changes in shipping procedures implemented by the companies, Reuters reports. In 2002, after a 10-day work stoppage at the ports, President George W. $ 2.1B

Let The Sunshine In: Groups Leverage Sunshine Week’s Bright Light

Associations Now

Sunshine Week— which started as Sunshine Sunday, conceived by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors in 2002 —was launched by ASNE in 2005. The educational event became more elaborate after the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) decided to hop aboard in 2011 as a co-coordinator. They include a list of experts who can provide quotes, which could come in handy for those on deadline looking to report about an information-access issue.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


Since 2002, the Komen has grown from $92.6 In 2010, there were reports that Komen went after over 100 smaller nonprofits with the “Cure” in their name. Another local affiliate felt blindsided and expressed her frustration in this report: Even some associated with Komen said they were frustrated by the decision. This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media and editor of the Communications Overtones blog.

Membership Marketing Blog: Your Membership Value Equation

Membership Marketing

Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, Prentice Hall; 11 edition (May 2002). Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Click on the Picture for a Free Downloard of the Report. He also launched the annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and developed the membership framework he calls the Membership Lifecycle. The 2012 Membership Benchmarking Report says "NO WAY.". Membership Benchmarking Dasboard Report. (2). Membership Marketing Blog.

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Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

When I worked for a large financial association, I continually stumbled across troves of valuable research, surveys and reports that contained incredible nuggets of intelligence about our members and our industry. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser. It seems you can’t go to an industry or association conference these days without seeing Big Data somewhere on the agenda.

Business Ideas for Women


Kendra Scott , 44, is the founder, chairman, lead designer and CEO of Kendra Scott, LLC , a jewelry company that was founded in 2002. She is also a former big brother contestant, a former Miss USA pageant competitor and also a former news reporter. Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued.

Writing the Financial Policy : Off Stage

Off Stage

reporting procedures to which staff and leadership are held? International Real Property Foundation, 2002. • Off Stage. 29, 2009 - Writing the Financial Policy. Writing An Association Financial Policy (Reprint) By Judith Lindenau, CAE, RCE. May 30, 2003. Many AEs spend a great deal of time writing and revising association. personnel manuals, and checking for the complicated compliance issues. that surround this subject area. Associations spend significant.

Transportation Group Hopes Annual List Guides Infrastructure Decisions

Associations Now

highway transportation system,” the report says. Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of goods should be a national priority, and this report draws attention to the places where our highway network needs improvement in order to meet that goal,” said American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear in a statement. The Trump administration reportedly has identified about 50 priority infrastructure projects , including highway upgrades.

Mr. Rebates: – An In-depth Review


Yes, this is a legitimate company that has been in existence since 2002. This is because Mr. Rebates will have to wait for the merchant’s daily report regarding all of the qualified purchases to be prepared, and this takes a few days. I’m sure you’ve heard of Mr. Rebates and have probably been wondering how it works. Well, it’s pretty simple. Mr. Rebates is a cashback website that gives you a chance to earn some money while you shop online.