Associations drive the heartbeat of America.

YourMembership Blog

The post Associations drive the heartbeat of America. Saying it with song on a magical night, annual ASAE Summit Awards captures monumental contributions of the association industry.

The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights from the "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" research report. Volunteers

Membership and Chapter Growth is a Team Effort at AGC of America

Association Adviser

From the Corner Office: Jeff Wilson, Associated General Contractors of America. Association Adviser: How have membership marketing programs for AGC of America evolved? Jeff Wilson, AGC of America. AGC of America’s “Why Join?”

Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

The theme is, “Detroit, America’s Great Comeback City,” which features ads with real people, not models. Since last week’s blog post, the latest story about Detroit’s bankruptcy seems to be the city’s problem with stray dogs.

Thanks For Playing: Happy Birthday, America!

Thanks For Playing

Happy Birthday, America! Happy Birthday, America! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 04 July 2012. Independence Day seems like a great time to refresh ones memory on our founding documents. For your reading pleasure, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, aka The Bill of Rights: Amendment I.

Always the Last to Know: How America Gives

Thanks For Playing

How America Gives is a free resource that spotlights giving statistics across a variety of income levels and allows users to compare and share data about charitable contributions. You can access it at the Chronicle of Philanthropy website , where they also offer a free summary report that includes rankings and analysis. cool technology Chronicle of Philanthropy

IMEX America 2013: Ready, Set, Go #imex13

Cvent Association Tips

In another month, event planners and hospitality industry professionals from all over the world will gather in Las Vegas for IMEX America. Log into the IMEX America website, go to the Hosted Buyer Zone and double check your Hosted Buyer Information including travel and accommodation.

Chorus America, Smithsonian Find Perfect Harmony for Flag Day Celebration

Associations Now

A number of groups are collaborating, including Chorus America. Chorus America, a leadership development organization that represents the choral industry and that just so happened to be holding its annual conference in DC this week, reached out to offer to help the museum coordinate the event.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System

SocialFish

An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Survey Seeks Better Picture of America’s Angel Investors

Associations Now

To get a better understanding of who is helping to support America’s startups, the Angel Capital Association is conducting a nationwide survey of angel investors. The post Survey Seeks Better Picture of America’s Angel Investors appeared first on Associations Now

SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

SCD Group

Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do you treat your members? Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Pages. About. Contact.

Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings

Associations Now

The post Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings appeared first on Associations Now Three different countries are taking part in Thursday’s North American Meetings Industry Day. Plus: Are you a small organization with little time to blog? No worries.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter's Blog

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story. “ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento.

Truckers Partner With Wreaths Across America for First “Rolling Tribute”

Associations Now

406,000 The number of wreaths laid on veterans’ gravesites on National Wreaths Across America Day in 2012, according to WAA. The post Truckers Partner With Wreaths Across America for First “Rolling Tribute” appeared first on Associations Now

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter's Blog

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

Airlines for America, Delta Make Best of Breakup

Associations Now

The airline trade group may be losing one of its most prominent members—as well as its $5 million in yearly dues—but both Airlines for America and Delta Airlines appear to be ready for a clean break.

IMEX America 2013: Smart Monday Highlights #IMEX13

Cvent Association Tips

Smart Monday powered by MPI was back, co-located with IMEX America. For more IMEX America tips, read IMEX America 2013: Ready, Set, Go #imex13 and IMEX America 2013 - What's Ahead #IMEX13. Stay tuned for more Cvent Blog reports directly from IMEX America 2013.

Eric Lanke: Dear Older Generation: It's Not Just Your America

Eric Lanke

Dear Older Generation: Its Not Just Your America. But, dammit, America is no longer the America I grew up with. That America, "my America," no longer exists.and we need to get it back! The America you know, love and understand doesnt exist any more.

IMEX America 2013 - What's Ahead #IMEX2013

Cvent Association Tips

In a few days, event planners and hospitality industry professionals from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for the 3rd annual IMEX America from Oct 15 - 17, 2013. For more educational program highlights, check out the What's On: Podcasts on the IMEX America website.

How Are You Celebrating America Recycles Day?

Associations Now

Happy America Recycles Day! Before you pitch your plastic bottle into the trash, consider that today is America Recycles Day. In honor of America Recycles Day, several associations are encouraging their members and the public to recycle more.

America’s Health Insurance Plans to Test New Provider Directory

Associations Now

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) hopes to combat this problem with a new directory program, which will launch next month. ” The post America’s Health Insurance Plans to Test New Provider Directory appeared first on Associations Now

Airlines for America Members Work to Boost Customer Service

Associations Now

Airlines for America says its members are investing more in passenger services, including in-flight snacks. Airlines for America (A4A), the leading trade group representing U.S.

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth Kanter's Blog

Several community foundations will be part of Give Local America , a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.

Airlines for America’s New Dashboard Tells You Where the Delays Are

Associations Now

The industry group Airlines for America is working with an analytics firm to create an easy-to-understand dashboard that offers a snapshot of the airline system’s current uptime. 12 % The decline in complaints to airlines over the first six months of 2016.

An invisible economy in Latin America and the Caribbean?

SocialFish

But, what does this have to do with Latin America? This is a guest post by Felipe Buitrago, consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, related to his awesome new book about the Orange Economy. I plan to write more about this later, but take a look first. ————-.

Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA ? IMEX America.

GlowGlobally

Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. Now IMEX is coming to America, and MCI is inviting you to attend as our guest. Please follow this link to apply online to attend as MCI’s guest – IMEX America 2011 Hosted Buyer Program. .

North America Association Planners Say Yes to Middle East Meetings

Cvent Association Tips

A recent survey indicates that more than 70 percent of North America association executives would consider the Middle East as a prospective conference location.

Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport

Associations Now

Atlanta’s airport is easily one of the busiest in America. According to Forbes research, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most crowded airport in America. Forbes says it’s also the most crowded, but it manages to keep passengers moving.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014. Give Local America emphasizes small, local nonprofits.

Give Local America Raises $68 Million for Nonprofits in One Day

Associations Now

In just two years, Give Local America has become the premier springtime nonprofit fundraising campaign. For the second year in a row—and in just the second year of its existence— Give Local America (GLA) blew away expectations.

Include Is a Verb

Spark Consulting

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Whoo hoo! Give Local America raised $68.5 million for 9000 nonprofits!

SocialFish

THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated money, a share or a tweet to help with the Give Local America National Giving Day on May 5. BIG THINGS come out of small actions and we’re very happy to have been a part of it! What’s next, you ask?

A Bourbon Affair: Association Celebrates America’s ‘Native Spirit’

Associations Now

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is hosting a five-day Kentucky Bourbon Affair this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring the drink America’s “native spirit.” Fifty years ago this month, Congress passed a resolution declaring the drink “America’s native spirit.”

BookExpo America Faces Tough Question: Where’s the Diversity?

Associations Now

One of the publishing industry’s top conferences, BookExpo America, is facing serious questions about the lack of diverse voices at the event. ” The post BookExpo America Faces Tough Question: Where’s the Diversity?

Boy Scouts of America to Vote on Lifting Gay Ban

Associations Now

The Boy Scouts of America will vote on lifting its ban on gay Scouts—but not gay Scout leaders—at its annual meeting in May. The post Boy Scouts of America to Vote on Lifting Gay Ban appeared first on Associations Now

America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

Wild Apricot Blog

The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total of $170,00 in prize money to participating U.S.-based based 501(c)(3) charities who raise the most donations through the Causes application on Facebook, with daily and overall awards ranging from $500 to $50,000.

Associated General Contractors of America

Association Adviser

November 2010 -- Association Spotlight Our spotlight on association communication excellence falls on Arlington, Virginia-based AGC of America, whose recently revamped online store allows members to browse through the Association’s myriad publications, videos, webinars and educational resources for general contractors in a streamlined, well-executed fashion

What Makes the Association D+I Environment Unique?

Spark Consulting

The Entomological Society of America has created a strong code of conduct for their events that not only aims to reduce instances of harassment at events but also provides a concrete action plan for dealing with them appropriately when they do occur. The Geological Society of America has responded creatively to the dual imperatives to recruit more people into the field and to increase the diversity of those recruits. In short, relationships.

To Help Fight Cancer, The American Cancer Society Is Mapping Its Toll on America

Associations Now

The post To Help Fight Cancer, The American Cancer Society Is Mapping Its Toll on America appeared first on Associations Now

Smart Monday Serves up Cutting Edge Content for IMEX America #imex14

Cvent Association Tips

Once again, MPI and other association partners provided IMEX America attendees with a full day of free pre-trade show education, training, workshops. ISES Approved sessions at IMEX America have been identified as content that complement the ISES Core Curriculum.