Influence Across America

Spark Consulting

Thanks to the generosity of my friend and colleague Ed Barks , I had the opportunity to attend Influence Across America: The Rise of State and Local Power and the Impact of Digital Media , a National Digital Roundtable panel event at the Newseum earlier this week. The post Influence Across America appeared first on Spark Consulting.

Associations drive the heartbeat of America.

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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. photo credit: USAe-News You couldn’t help but be moved by the range and passion of Mikky Ekko’s vocals and performance. If you haven’t heard the melodic sound of the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and indie pop artist, you’re […]. appeared first on YourMembership.

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The State of Volunteering In America

Wild Apricot

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

What would an actively anti-racist America look like?

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Justice and Peace in America: A Dialogue on Anti-Racism & The Future of Policing in America. Chuck” Ramsey on Justice and Peace : A Dialogue on Anti Racism and the Future of Policing in America. Check out this week’s free webinar featuring former NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and Former Philly Police Commissioner Charles H. Moderated by CNN legal analyst Laura Coates , author of YOU HAVE THE RIGHT: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police.

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. I’m not sure this is news, but as Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau , told me last week, media watch the city with careful eyes since it’s the automobile capital of the world.

How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations — and what associations can learn from them

Association Success

Next, came a rather public revamp of policies and initiatives intended to make the Romance Writers of America more diverse and inclusive. Four months later, the Romance Writers of America board suspended Milan for a year and banned her from ever holding a leadership position in RWA. A lot has been a challenge because it’s been so public,” Romance Writers of America’s Executive Director Leslie Scantlebury said in a phone interview. “In It started with a tweet.

Always the Last to Know: How America Gives

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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

Truckers Help Wreaths Across America Reach Cemeteries Far and Wide

Associations Now

Each year, Wreaths Across America—a nonprofit formed by the Worcester Wreath Company in 2007 but with roots in a tradition the company started in 1992 —has coordinated the placement of wreaths on grave sites at veterans’ cemeteries across the country on National Wreaths Across America Day. For a number of years, the Truckload Carriers Association has worked with WAA on National Wreaths Across America Day to deliver wreaths nationwide.

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. Supporting membership marketing for 92 chapters in 50 states, managing highly successful member discount programs, and finding ways to woo young people onto a career path that has fallen out of favor with much of America makes for an interesting job, but Jeff Wilson, chief marketing officer for the Associated General Contractors of America , handles it with aplomb. Jeff Wilson, AGC of America.

Conference Circuit: Linguistic Society of America

Associations Now

The Linguistic Society of America’ s 2019 Annual Meeting begins January 3 in New York City. Organization: Linguistic Society of America. The post Conference Circuit: Linguistic Society of America appeared first on Associations Now Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Research poster presentations: 225. Concurrent sessions: 36. Attendance is expected to top 1,000.

Lessons From the Ethics Crisis at the Romance Writers of America

Associations Now

The crisis at the Romance Writers of America has been providing a few lessons on the matter, though not in the way anybody in the organization would have wished for. The post Lessons From the Ethics Crisis at the Romance Writers of America appeared first on Associations Now RWA’s ethics inquiry into a member had so many missteps that the entire board has resigned. A report sheds light on how your association can avoid such a meltdown.

Game On: Navigating the Return of Sports in America with Michael Lewis, Billy Beane, and Daryl Morey

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Learning from the Masters of the Game. Join GTN and Michael Lewis for this insider discussion of one of the earliest industries to suffer an unprecedented disruption under COVID-19, the range of challenges it’s presented, and how Billy Beane and Daryl Morey—men who built whole careers and iconic franchises as masters of reinvention— are confronting their toughest challenge yet. Time: Aug 14, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Please click this URL to join. link] . MICHAEL LEWIS.

A Lesson in Staying Relevant from America’s Independent Bookstores

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But here’s an interesting case study: Between 1995 and 2000, the number of independent bookstores in America, unsurprisingly, plummeted. Technology is constantly changing how we live our lives. We can order products online and expect them on our doorstep no more than two days later. We can purchase and pick up groceries without ever having to go in a store. We can order a rideshare service and visibly see how far away the vehicle is from our location. Pretty remarkable stuff.

Great News – America’s Hiring and Associations have a Reason to Celebrate

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America’s hiring again and associations and their members have reason to celebrate. The post Great News – America’s Hiring and Associations have a Reason to Celebrate appeared first on YourMembership. Last Friday the US Bureau of Labor Statistics announced a very strong jobs report that caught many economists by surprise. With more than 270,000 jobs added in September the unemployment rate fell below 6% for the first time since before the recession.

Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home

Associations Now

The coin was once held by some of America’s Founding Fathers, including Alexander Hamilton, and is the ancestor to the U.S. The post Daily Buzz: America’s First Coin Returns Home appeared first on Associations Now

America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

Wild Apricot

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.

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. IMEX America is America’s new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt. GrowGlobally.org.

Cyberbullying Halts “America’s Favorite Vet” Contest

Associations Now

The foundation announced this week that all 20 finalists would receive the “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” designation. The post Cyberbullying Halts “America’s Favorite Vet” Contest appeared first on Associations Now The annual contest, which highlights the work of veterinary professionals, ended early after activists opposed to declawing used controversial tactics to influence the vote.

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. Canada’s already done it for 20 years, and now the meetings love is heading down south. This year, the United States and Mexico are joining in on the newly christened North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID).

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. ————-.

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.

Chorus America, Smithsonian Find Perfect Harmony for Flag Day Celebration

Associations Now

A number of groups are collaborating, including Chorus America. Anthem For America campaign , and some fortunate timing, the museum enlisted the help of a number of associations and other nonprofit organizations to put on a concert on the National Mall in Washington, DC, featuring guitarist Kristen Capolino, the United States Air Force Concert Band, and the Singing Sergeants. Loosen Those Vocal Chords At 4 p.m.

Realtors Join Forces With Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Associations Now

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will team up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) as part of a charity and volunteer work initiative. ” The post Realtors Join Forces With Boys & Girls Clubs of America appeared first on Associations Now The National Association of Realtors has announced it will join the youth development nonprofit organization to help strengthen communities across the country.

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. Every December, Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit established by the Worcester Wreath Company in 2007 to expand the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to other veterans’ cemeteries nationwide, hosts National Wreaths Across America Day.

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? Well, save the date (May 3, 2016) for next year ! ————-. photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit

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

Include Is a Verb

Spark Consulting

The whitepaper also includes interviews with a DELP mentor/scholar team ( Shawn Boynes , CAE and Desirée Knight , CMP) and with Cie Armtead, the current chair of ASAE’s D+I committee; sidebars from noted D+I experts Jessica Pettitt , Joan Eisenstodt , and Joe Gerstandt ; and case studies of three associations that are doing outstanding D+I work for the audiences they serve (the Association for Women in Science , the Entomological Society of America , and the Geological Society of America ).

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. The Associated General Contractors of America for the first time is sponsoring a Hard Hat Recycling Challenge this year. Is your association celebrating America Recycles Day?

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. Holland Americas response with this unexpected delay made me think about how our associations treat members when the unexpected happens. Holland Americas emergency system took over. Pages. About. Contact.

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. Delta Airlines announced this week that it would leave Airlines for America (A4A), a group with which it spends $5 million in yearly membership fees, with changing priorities playing a key role.

Communications Workers of America Chooses Aptify’s AMS to Power Unions

Aptify

announced today that Communications Workers of America (CWA) — the labor union representing 700,000 workers in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, public service, and manufacturing — is launching Aptify by Community Brands to power the union’s membership management through their enterprise association management software (AMS) suite. The post Communications Workers of America Chooses Aptify’s AMS to Power Unions appeared first on Aptify by Community Brands

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. The post Give Local America Raises $68 Million for Nonprofits in One Day appeared first on Associations Now More than 9,000 nonprofits in 180 communities raised $68 million in a 24-hour period last week.

America First Credit Union

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As a member of America First Credit Union, you will get to enjoy great discounts and excellent interest rates on different accounts. Products and services of America First Credit Union. Here are some benefits of an America First Credit Union checking account. ClickSWITCH – This enables you to move your deposits and payments with America First within minutes. ABC deals – These are Cashback incentives that are available when you use your America First Visa card.

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 More than 200,000 American angel investors contributed roughly $24 billion to startups in 2014, yet not much is known about these individuals.

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.” The post A Bourbon Affair: Association Celebrates America’s ‘Native Spirit’ appeared first on Associations Now

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. The post Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport appeared first on Associations Now Forbes says it’s also the most crowded, but it manages to keep passengers moving. Don’t count on a lot of elbow room if you’ll be flying to or through Atlanta this summer.

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. BookExpo America, running Thursday through Saturday in New York, found itself at the center of a major controversy as a result of a panel at its sister event, BookCon, taking place Saturday. ” The post BookExpo America Faces Tough Question: Where’s the Diversity?

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 A major trade group for health insurance providers is developing a new program to provide families with accurate information about plans. Choosing a healthcare provider can be maddeningly complicated.

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. ” The post Airlines for America Members Work to Boost Customer Service appeared first on Associations Now With the profit picture improving for many airlines, items that were nickel-and-dimed out of the budget are starting to make a comeback.