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.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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

Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America

Associations Now

The post Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America appeared first on Associations Now As word of a tentative new trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico surfaced Monday, several associations urged the White House to keep Canada in the agreement too.

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.

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

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

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. ————-.

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.

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.

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

YourMembership Blog

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

A Lesson in Staying Relevant from America’s Independent Bookstores

MembersClicks

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.

Include Is a Verb

Spark Consulting

diversity Feature Story innovation leadership whitepaper Association for Women in Science Desiree Knight Entomological Society of America Geological Society of America Jessica Pettitt Joan Eisenstodt Joe Gerstandt Shawn Boynes Sherry Marts

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.

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.”

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Clearing up association chapter confusion

Aaron Wolowiec

As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of Public Relations Society of America , and I’m actively involved in the Central Michigan Chapter of PRSA.