How Baltimore Is Deconstructing Itself—With Local Nonprofit Help

Associations Now

But in Baltimore, a successful anti-blight initiative is helping to highlight how nonprofits can help solve this problem. In other words, Baltimore’s discarded row houses are being reclaimed—especially their wood and bricks, which can be reused in modern-day construction projects.

Meetings Forged Ahead Despite Baltimore Unrest

Associations Now

At least two groups went ahead with their planned meetings and conventions in Baltimore last week and this week in spite of a breakout of protests that left the city in a state of emergency. That Monday was also the first day of the Summit, which took place at the Baltimore Convention Center.

MoeryLAI Partners with Belardi Auto Racing in Baltimore

Moery Company

Mazda Road to Indy team Belardi Auto Racing will showcase a new partnership on the Firestone Indy Lights car of Peter Dempsey and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda car of Wayne Boyd this weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore

Thursday Buzz: Baltimore’s Effect on Events

Associations Now

After unrest brings a state of emergency and curfew to Baltimore, associations cancel high-profile meetings. But that was far from the only effect that this week’s riots had on events in Baltimore. ” QCOR 2015 was to be held Wednesday through Friday at the Hilton Baltimore.

Baltimore Riots: NAACP Denounces Violence, Launches Satellite Office

Associations Now

In the context of violence and looting that shook the very core of Maryland’s largest city, NAACP leaders are working both to address the community’s current concerns about police accountability along with other issues that have been lingering with Baltimore residents for years.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look At Meetings in Baltimore Last Week

Associations Now

This was the case in Baltimore last week as protests broke out over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries while in police custody. The post A Behind-the-Scenes Look At Meetings in Baltimore Last Week appeared first on Associations Now

Conference Circuit: Public Safety Communications

Associations Now

APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo begins this weekend in Baltimore. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. City: Baltimore, Maryland. Rundown Attendees: 5,000 plus. Vendors: 275. Educational sessions: 100.

Join an Interactive Discussion on - Membership Marketing Blog

Membership Marketing

For those readers located in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, I wanted to invite you to attend an interactive session that I am leading for the Maryland Society of Association Executives discussing the results from our Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

The Reluctant Volunteer


Looking back through my emails, I found this piece posted in the Baltimore Business Journal - 5 questions to ask before taking on a volunteer commitment.

Conference Circuit: Crop Science

Associations Now

The 2018 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy begins this weekend in Baltimore. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. City: Baltimore. Rundown Attendees: 2,500. Exhibitors: 65.

Are you an iMIS Superhero?

Chapter Chat

We’re looking forward to meeting a few iMIS Superheroes at the 10 th Annual NiUG Discovery Conference , September 26-28, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. We hope to see you in Baltimore!

Three Cities Sync Up to Generate More Meetings Business

Associations Now

Taking a new team approach, Baltimore, San Antonio, and Anaheim, California, will combine resources to offer meeting planners a one-stop-shop for all three destinations. San Antonio, Baltimore, and Anaheim, California, are banking on it as they team up to help boost their convention business.

Conference Circuit: Local Government Leaders

Associations Now

The International City/County Management Association’s Annual Conference begins next week in Baltimore. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. City: Baltimore, Maryland. Rundown Attendees: 3,500 plus. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Keynote speakers: 4.

Join MoeryLAI #9 Racer at Final Event!

Moery Company

Thank you for supporting the #9 Belardi Auto Racing/MoeryLAI race cars last weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. It was a fantastic experience. In fact, let's just keep this going! MoeryLAI is providing supporters the opportunity to win all access passes for the September 14-15 race program at Virginia's pre-eminent racing venue, Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

LOCATION: Hard Rock Café Baltimore, 601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Pratt Street, 27th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Association Advocacy Chick

On a Tuesday evening in May, my friend Bea sent me an urgent FB message asking if I heard about Prince coming to Baltimore. For the past 8 months, I’ve been on hiatus from blogging as I transition into a new position in association management.

Conference Circuit: Fraud Prevention

Associations Now

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 26th Annual Global Fraud Conference kicks off in Baltimore early next week. Anti-fraud professionals will soon make their way to Baltimore to learn the latest trends and techniques to protect their companies and clients from fraud threats.

The Five Elements of Healthy Vendor Relationship (plus a bonus!)

Effective Database

I recently moderated a keynote presentation at ACGI’s Knowledge Days in Baltimore. The session, entitled “How to Keep a Healthy Marriage with Your Technology Vendor,” covered the five elements that I believe constitute a good marriage, and will serve you well in relationships with your technology vendors. Those five elements are: You have the other party’s best interest in mind. Honesty, openness, and transparency. You’re more successful together than apart.

Background Checks, Backlashes Define Police Chiefs Conference

Associations Now

” The comments were echoed by the chief of police of Baltimore, another city that’s been in the headlines in recent years. Baltimore police chief Jim Johnson noted that current gun laws require background checks for gun dealers but leave a huge gap elsewhere.

50 Things That Shaped Our World in 1969

Association Adviser

The New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles four games to one in the World Series. Naylor was founded in 1969 in Winnipeg, Canada, and while we like to think that event constitutes important world history, there were a lot of other notable events happening around the world.

Conference Circuit: Vision Research

Associations Now

Once they have seven different buttons in hand, they will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, including free registration to ARVO 2020 in Baltimore. Rundown Attendees: 11,000 plus. Poster and Paper Presentations: 6,000 plus. Exhibitors: 200 plus.

What blogging and the Foo Fighters taught me about acceptance

Association Advocacy Chick

When I saw them on SNL, I swore that their concert will be my next big rock show after seeing U2 in Baltimore over the summer. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Progress U’s Blogger Summit (PUBS) sponsored by DelCor Technology Solutions. Led by the lovely and talented KiKi L’Italien, I spent an entire day learning from some of the best association bloggers in the world (yes, they’re that good).

Trust in Diversity: How to Make People Feel Welcome

Association Success

One year, the cover picture was the silhouette of an African-American woman with the backdrop of Baltimore City, where the event was taking place. Invigorate your events by inviting new perspectives to the table. Revamping has become a buzzword. Everybody wants to be different and do something that will make them stand out. This applies to all aspects of association culture, including diversity and inclusion.

Hilton Latest to Be Fined in FCC’s WiFi Probe

Associations Now

Also getting scrutinized by the FCC is a contractor for the Baltimore Convention Center. The FCC has accused the hotel chain of obstructing its investigation into WiFi blocking, leading the commission to dole out another fine.

Want to Minimize the Pain From a Cyberattack? Get a Handle on Your Cyber Risk

Associations Now

And with ever-increasing concerns about cybersecurity and ransomware keeping officials on their toes (Hear about what’s happening in Baltimore recently?),

How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap

Associations Now

Last year, a local Salvation Army chapter launched a grocery store in an area of Baltimore that had been poorly served by grocery chains.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

Already, some cities within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia, such as Raleigh, North Carolina , and Baltimore , are seeing ways to turn the HQ2 decision into a net positive.

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Hotel Group Launches New Job-Recruiting Initiative

Associations Now

Conference of Mayors winter meeting, will be funded through $500,000 in grants from AHLA’s foundation and will support recruitment efforts in six cities—Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington, DC.

Renewables Groups Collaborate in Launching National Clean Energy Week

Associations Now

Most events will be held in DC that week, but related events over the next two months will be in Sea Island, Georgia; Baltimore; Minneapolis; Las Vegas; and Des Moines, Iowa.

It’s the Season of Giving!


Alix , Marketing Manager : Hampden Christmas Lights in Baltimore! It’s the Season of Giving, and here at CommPartners , we want to give you the inside scoop on some of our favorite things about the holiday season.

Come to SocialDev Camp East!


"SocialDevCamp East is the Unconference for Thought Leaders of the Future Social Web Following up on the successful premiere of SocialDevCampEastSpring2008, held in Baltimore in May, SocialDevCamp East Fall 2008 once again invites east coast developers and technology business leaders to come together for a thoughtful discussion of the ideas and technologies that will drive the future of the social web.

Where’s ASAE?

Association Okie

I have attend ASAE Annual Meetings in Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, LA, Honolulu, and the Technology Conference in Baltimore. Let’s play a little “Where’s Waldo” with ASAE. We know where ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Expo are scheduled for the next 7 years: St.

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth Kanter

Giving Where They Live: There are communities and cities localizing GivingTuesday through campaigns like BMore Gives More in Baltimore , #GivingTuesday Bucks County and #GivingTuesday Philadelphia. For example, Baltimore has set a $5M goal for their city.

Meet a Trade Group That Stands Up for Utilities

Associations Now

Read more about the industry below: A famous inventor: The history of the utility pole dates to the 1840s , when telegraph inventor Samuel Morse found that his efforts to bury a cable between Baltimore and Washington, DC, were ineffective. Supreme Court to Baltimore on May 24, 1844.

Conference Circuit: Hands-on Experiences With Professional Development

Associations Now

December 14-16: The Association for Jewish Studies ’ 46th annual conference in Baltimore will look back through centuries of Jewish history while exploring issues currently facing the Jewish community.

NAACP Charts New Direction With National Listening Tour

Associations Now

In a Baltimore Sun article , Russell also said the group will be working to improve communications between its national office and its more than 2,000 local chapters.

Prince’s Quiet Philanthropic Legacy

Associations Now

After the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody in 2015, the artist held a charity concert that helped to pay for services at local nonprofits.

Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

Association Navigator

They also have editions covering Baltimore and Philadelphia. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

Member Satisfaction vs. Engagement


It is a fascinating topic that was discussed during one of the sessions I attended at the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) 2016 Annual Conference in Baltimore. Member satisfaction versus member engagement, which is better? I’d like to introduce you to Mary.