Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

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I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Partner Mike House is the organizer of Alabama’s government relations program that brings students to Washington for a semester to work and study. courtesy of [link].

How Does Nick Saban Do It?

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I did some reading about Coach Nick Saban’s leadership philosophy and style in anticipation of the BCS National Championship game Monday night between Alabama and Notre Dame. Saban’s success at Alabama is measured in wins, revenue, and player academic success. Fortune magazine.

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Spring Hill College Alumni Board and New Offices for the Verto Solutions Companies

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Spring Hill College is a liberal arts school located in my hometown, Mobile, Alabama. It’s the oldest college in Alabama, the first Catholic college in the Southeast, and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. The Association Navigator Blog is back.

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“Granddaddy” and “Dad” visited Washington as part of an “Honor Flight” from Mobile, Alabama. Granddaddy Cox” was one of the South Alabama veterans flown to Washington for ceremonies in their honor. Alabama Members of Congress including U.S.

Advice for New Lawyers

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I’m speaking again this week to University of Alabama law students about career opportunities for lawyers working in government relations. University of Alabama Law School – Tuscaloosa.

Chuck Spurlock: An Appreciation

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I went to Montgomery, Alabama today to be with the friends and family of Charles Hughes Spurlock, Jr. He went on to manage gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns in Tennessee and Alabama. Chuck managed Senator Jeff Sessions’ successful races for Alabama Attorney General and U.S. Chuck and I traveled with the Senator for three years and I got to know Chuck, and the State of Alabama, better.

Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers

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Mike Rowe, the host of the former Discovery Channel series “ Dirty Jobs” and the upcoming CNN show “ Somebody’s Gotta Do It ,” has frequently worked with trade groups and nonprofits, such as Go Build Alabama.

Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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This is the question I’m trying to answer in this post and when I speak next week to University of Alabama law students that are in DC participating in a government relations externship program.

Country Music Association Writes Its Own Anniversary Song

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Alabama. To create buzz around the 50th Annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association produced a mashup of songs that has become a sensation across the U.S. and garnered attention around the globe, boosting CMA’s mission to expand country music’s appeal outside the States.

Construction Groups Set Out to Fill Industry’s Skills Gap

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It follows in the footsteps of similar programs in Alabama and Georgia. A group of construction-related associations in Tennessee has launched an initiative to encourage young people to pursue careers in the industry and to fill its thinning ranks.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

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According to Stateline , six states—Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, and Washington—have passed laws this year allowing sunscreen to be used during school activities. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Groups Concentrate on Ending Distracted Driving

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To help educate younger drivers, members of the Alabama Association for Justice are visiting local high schools throughout the month to talk about the dangers of driving while distracted, according to The [Athens] News Courier.

The Beer Industry’s Growing … in One Case, Maybe Too Fast

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The beer industry is expanding by leaps and bounds—particularly in the craft sector—and the Brewers Association is trying to keep pace. But a recent snafu involving a conference showed that’s not always easy.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community


Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence.

New Orleans: Returning to Life, a Decade After Katrina

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the storm left more than 1,800 dead and an estimated $100 billion in damage, much of that damage hitting New Orleans and surrounding areas in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Meet You in Nashville: Where to Eat During #ASAE14, Part 3

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Nashville Lifestyles recommends ordering the smoked wings with Alabama white sauce, redneck taco with pulled pork or smoked sausage plate with two sides and Texas toast. 5211 Alabama Ave., It’s time for#ASAE14!

Persistence Pays Off for Public Broadcasters

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We just got word [Monday] night that the Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 38 percent increase in state funding for Alabama public television,” he said.

Ethics Start at the Top

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Pulled from headlines just in the last several weeks: nonprofits operating as a family business, too numerous to mention, and then making loans to family’s private business ( Footings , in Monroe, New York ) ; executive director embezzling $500,000 with the aid of her daughter ( Jefferson County (Alabama ) Committee for Economic Opportunity ; a nonprofit that cannot account for over $320,000 in federal aid ( The Light City Church, New Orleans ). .

Federal Travel Per Diem Rises, but No More Conference Allocation

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Lodging per diem rates for higher-cost, “nonstandard” locations will remain higher, but several places that once qualified for the higher rate—including Jacksonville, Florida, and Montgomery, Alabama—no longer will. After a year-long freeze on travel per diem increases, the U.S.

RIP Harper Lee: The Mockingbird Scribe’s Association Legacy

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” The ABA Journal awards the prize each year with the help of the University of Alabama School of Law.

What Happens When You Don’t Properly Vet Your Vendors

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That strategy backfired for the Limestone County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office, which announced its distribution of the software just a day before EFF’s report came out.).

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

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Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Social Innovation Summit , a twice annual event that represents a global convening of thought leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.

Top Coaches Say Association’s NFL Draft Rule Change Good for Players

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The decision by the American Football Coaches Association to allow underclassmen to take part in pro-day combines has major supporters in Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney—the two head coaches in last night’s bowl championship game.

Cargo Plane Crash Revives Pilot Fatigue Questions

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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.

IMEX America 2013: Smart Monday Highlights #IMEX13

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Hilliard, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama. Smart Monday powered by MPI was back, co-located with IMEX America. Communications guru Stacey Hanke kicked things off with a lively keynote about persuasion through verbal and non-verbal influence skills.

Lessons from Arizona: Meetings and Controversial Legislation

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said more than 50 years ago, writing from a Birmingham, Alabama, jail cell, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”.

Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

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Turner II is the CEO of the United Way in SW Alabama. Socrates once said, “To find yourself, think for yourself.” ” That quote embraces a basic principle for leading on social platforms: a true, genuine, and authentic personal brand.

AARP Foundation Boosts Employment Initiative

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Through the Back to Work 50+ Women’s Economic Stability Initiative, the two community college grantees—Miami Dade College, North Campus, in Miami, and Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama—will focus on helping women 50 and older find jobs and build their financial savvy.

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As One Internet Tax Battle Ends, Talk of Another Heats Up

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Alabama Deputy Revenue Commissioner Joe Garrett said that the plan was purposely intended to set up a legal battle in an effort to overturn Quill. “We’re

Are you strangling your community?


Based in Birmingham,Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline presence.

Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

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A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama. Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley.

Lieutenant Governors Forge Industry Partnership to Promote Drones

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Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

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The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics reports that 15 states currently have certification laws: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Associations Advise Public After Gas Shortages Arise

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With an Alabama pipeline rupture causing gas shortages and other negative effects on the gasoline industry throughout the southern U.S., The recent reports of a pipeline break in Alabama are having a ripple effect all over the southern U.S.,

Do You (and Your Organization) Strive to Be the Best?

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In an interview after Ohio State beat #1 Alabama in the 2015 national semi-final football game, OSU coach Urban Meyer was asked about the “gap” between the Big 10 and other Power 5 conferences.

Government Shutdown: Head Start Protest Draws Hundreds to Capitol Hill

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” Likewise, a program in Talladega, Alabama, was forced to close its doors after the federal fiscal year began on October 1. 57K The number of low-income and at-risk children who lost their Head Start spots nationwide due to sequestration-related cuts, according to NHSA.

Medical Groups Look to Change Rhetoric on Gun Control

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NRA sponsored similar legislation in Alabama, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.) Like Congress, medical groups struggle to agree on how to tackle the issue of gun violence.

Why Nevada Doesn’t Have the Powerball

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Three of the other five states—Alabama, Mississippi, and Utah—have historically shied away from the lottery due to religious concerns.

How Green Are Your State’s Purchasing Practices?

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Four states—Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi, and Ohio—reported no green purchasing programs or activities.

How College Football Bowls Boost the Economy

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But Friday’s Dollar General Bowl, in Mobile, Alabama, shouldn’t be forgotten, nor should the Foster Farms Bowl on December 28. New research commissioned by the Football Bowl Association finds that even small-stakes college bowl games give local economies a significant boost.