Arkansas Realtor’s Murder Is “Big Reality Check” for Real Estate Associations

Associations Now

Last Thursday, Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter went missing after showing a property to a prospective buyer in a rural town. It’s just a good business practice we need to all start,” she told Arkansas Matters.

Community Bankers’ Fintech Program Sees Accelerating Momentum

Associations Now

The Independent Community Bankers of America found so much success with the first round of its Arkansas-based ThinkTECH Accelerator that it’s doing it all over again next year. It comes about nine months after launching the first round, also in Arkansas.

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Bold idea? This association got rid of its annual conference

Association Success

When John Bridges took over the Arkansas State Employees Association as executive director about two years ago, he had big ideas.

Teachers Group Looks to Expand Membership After Supreme Court Ruling

Associations Now

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees , technically shouldn’t have made a big difference in Arkansas, one of 27 “right to work” states that doesn’t obligate union membership.

After Agent’s Murder, Realtor Association Offers New Safety Resources

Associations Now

Last September, real estate agent Beverly Carter’s body was discovered in a shallow grave outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, on the last day of Realtor Safety Month.

ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

Associations Now

Over the past two years, ASAE has opposed the proliferation of similar legislation in Georgia, Indiana , and Arkansas, among other states.

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A Hairy Situation: Occupational Licenses Face New Scrutiny

Associations Now

A hair braider’s fight against Arkansas’ tough licensing requirements for cosmetologists is just the latest example of a growing debate about whether licensure of some professions is really needed.

Report: The Story Machine Learning Tells About Nonprofits

Associations Now

Meanwhile, benefits and insurance nonprofits tend to get the best funding in the Midwest and a handful of other isolated states around the country (Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, New Jersey).

Family of Slain Realtor Launches New Foundation Aimed at Safety, Training

Associations Now

The president of the Arkansas Realtors Association, which assisted immediately after Carter’s death, gave the new foundation his full support.

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

Arkansas State Employees Association executive director John Bridges needed to find a way to connect with his members quickly as state policy needs arise, but he didn’t know of any resource to solve that problem.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

Associations Now

Since then, “creepy clowns”—the moniker given to this craze—have made appearances in more than a dozen states , including Arkansas, Texas, and California. In light of the creepy clown hysteria, the World Clown Association is speaking out and hoping to clear the good name of clowns everywhere.

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Making Introductions: Landmen Group Launches “Meet Us” Campaign

Associations Now

The group focused its efforts on markets near major shale plays like Marcellus (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia), New Albany (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky), and Haynesville-Bossier (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas), among others.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

Associations Now

The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.

Social Media and Disaster: Hospitals On Facebook

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Arkansas Heart Hospital is another one that has done a tremendous job with their Facebook page, connecting with the residents of their community and posting healthy tips and articles alongside community events to keep people informed. It was the scariest day of my life.

Summer-Fresh Meeting Ideas

Associations Now

The Arkansas Gas Association, for example, will host its 15th Annual Bar-B-Q Cook Off and Dinner [PDF] at its annual conference in September. Meetings are making the most of the season to provide attendees with experiences that give a nod to their summer favorites.

Partnerships Take Affordable Food Program Nationwide

Associations Now

The Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention , which operates in the most obese state in the U.S., Through partnerships with local organizations, the national nonprofit Fair Food Network is expanding its program that increases accessibility to healthy food.

County Clerk Associations in Hot Spot Over Same-Sex Marriage

Associations Now

In Arkansas a county clerk resigned, citing moral objections to the ruling.

ASAE Cites Discrimination, Business Impact in Testimony Opposing Texas Bill

Associations Now

Over the past two years, ASAE has opposed the proliferation of similar bills in Georgia, Indiana , and Arkansas, among other states.

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Drone Journalism: Media Groups Raise First Amendment Concerns

Associations Now

Last month, Brian Emfinger, a storm chaser and videographer, used an unmanned vehicle to cover the aftermath of the damage caused by a tornado in Arkansas for local television station KATV.

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.

Engineering Group Takes Heat Over Anti-Gay Letter

Associations Now

More details: The controversy: In the controversial letter to the editor published in the September issue, Wayne Helmer, a professor at Arkansas Tech University, questioned whether all types of diversity should be supported and encouraged in the engineering world.

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth Kanter

Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews , Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Are you an one-person communications department?

Advocating for a Better Legislative Flow

Association Adviser

GTM: The Beaver (Arkansas) Water District has put in a rate increase for source water protection through landscape protection. Water is essential to life, and for the American Water Works Association , there may be no function more essential to its mission of “providing solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource” than advocating for clean, safe drinking water.

Why Good Doesn’t Get to Great

Associations Now

” The survey, conducted by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Department of Political Science, was built around the responses of approximately 1,000 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States.

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth Kanter

Rich Huddleston Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, is an example. If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.

Lunchtime Links: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Political Keynoters

Associations Now

Clinton gave a good speech that was relevant to the audience and noted her ties to the industry (Thomas “Mack” McLarty, a childhood friend of President Bill Clinton’s and former White House chief of staff, is now a major auto dealer in Arkansas).

Association Subculture: DIY - "Makes Me Think Of" Creativity Exercise

Association Subculture

For example, "Clouds" which makes me think of "sky" which makes me think of "planes" which makes me think about "visiting my grandparents in Arkansas," which makes me think of.well, you get the picture. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, January 8, 2012. DIY - "Makes Me Think Of" Creativity Exercise. Ok, you DIYers out there.One thing we know we need to do and we dont do enough are simple creativity exercises. Heres one Ive picked up along the way and its really simple.

Friday Buzz: Exploring New Communities Through Volunteering

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But when her work with Teach for America took her to rural Arkansas, she worried that she would become a fish out of water. A frequent volunteer moves to a new part of the country and underscores the importance of accommodation for nonprofits. Plus: Predictions on 2015′s tech trends.

Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

The fourth generation to be involved in the family business, as a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tom started his first job working in his grandfather''s general store. Guest Blog by Tom Shay. Toto, I have a feeling we''re not in Kansas anymore." And Dorothy was right.

As Newtown Anniversary Nears, Associations Help Schools Tackle Security

Associations Now

Such bills have been introduced in 35 states; South Dakota was the first to pass a measure in March, and six others—Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas—followed suit.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

One Person Communications Department: Arkansas Advocates for Children has a one-person communications department. Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth Kanter

As I said to Tyler at the conclusion of the first chat, ‘I was so happy I could cry.’” – Janet Holmes Uchendu, Arkansas Arts Center. Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud.

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

This month the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families presented the results of their experiment with promoted posts on Facebook for their Medicaid Toolkit Rollout.

Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter

During the afternoon we used Facebook to post analyses from partners and Twitter to highlight what ACA is already doing in Arkansas.