Normalcy, Resiliency, and “Boston Strong”

Guilt by Association

Much has been made of “Boston Strong,” and I do believe in it. I was awakened by a robo-call from work, announcing that our offices in Waltham and Boston were closed for “security reasons.” Maybe that’s the essence of “Boston Strong.“.

Boston Marathon Organizers Run Toward Documentary

Associations Now

The documentary Boston , currently being produced with the help of the Boston Athletic Association, is one of many films in the works about the Boston Marathon. The post Boston Marathon Organizers Run Toward Documentary appeared first on Associations Now

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Boston Bombing: Events Adjust After City Shutdown

Associations Now

Airlines Adapt As the Associated Press reports, Boston’s Logan International Airport’s main airlines—including JetBlue and Delta—remain active but are adapting for any travelers with concerns. The ripple effects of Boston’s terrible week are reaching far and wide.

Full-Scale Navigation System Coming to Boston Convention Center

Associations Now

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has a plan to help attendees find their way through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with ease. The post Full-Scale Navigation System Coming to Boston Convention Center appeared first on Associations Now

Boston Convention-Goers Hit by Widespread Credit Card Thefts

Associations Now

Recent thefts of credit card data in Boston have affected hundreds of people, including an estimated 300 convention-goers. In October, the American Society of Human Genetics hosted its annual conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the city’s Seaport area.

With New App, 2014 Boston Marathon Will Go Virtual

Associations Now

236k Roughly the number of miles pledged, as of Wednesday morning, by over 2,000 runners worldwide through the Boston Athletic Association’s Boston Marathon World Run app. BAA’s solution: the new Boston Marathon World Run app. “We

Thursday Buzz: Boston’s Events Venue Gets a Major Upgrade

Associations Now

The skinny on a just-passed $1 billion plan to revamp the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Courtesy of that pen , “An Act Relative to the Expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center,” or H. percent tax on hotel rooms, according to the Boston Herald.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook


Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

Association Helps Local Business Rebound After Boston Bombings

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Helping the Victims The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association recently announced it would offer free prosthetic and orthotic care for uninsured/underinsured amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. “We

Boston Bombing: Carrying on a Meeting After a Tragedy

Associations Now

How and why the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association decided to continue its annual meeting in Boston two days after the marathon bombing. Once we arrived onsite and saw the amazing law enforcement presence in downtown Boston, it was quite obvious that the location would be safe.”.

Boston Athletic Association Preps Museum, Running Center Near Marathon Finish Line

Associations Now

The new Boston RunBase will serve as a multifaceted running center for Boston Marathon participants and running enthusiasts. Boston RunBase will open April 16, four days before this year’s Boston Marathon. “It’s director of running at Adidas, told the Boston Globe.

How the Boston Athletic Association Plans to Keep the Marathon Safe in 2014

Associations Now

A year after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon shook the city to its core, the Boston Athletic Association is taking steps to boost security at the foot race.

Boston Globe-Union Negoatiations: Down to the Wire

Guilt by Association

Boston Globe front page: April 4, 2009. to wring $20 million in concessions from the union representing workers at the Boston Globe. Something like that will happen in Boston. Midnight tonight Sunday is the deadline set by the New York Times Co.

Boston Globe’s Union Writes Its Own Obituary

Guilt by Association

With sadness, I saw last night that the main union at the Boston Globe voted narrowly to reject the New York Times’ proposal to cut $10 million from the paper’s costs by cutting salaries, reducing benefits and other costs.

How One Fund Boston Used Crowdfunding and Social Media to Exceed Their Fundraising Goal – in Less Than a Week


The One Fund Boston was formed in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. In the case of The One Fund Boston, there was immediate support from donors wishing to help those impacted by the bombings.

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Blockbuster week for newspapers: what it means for trade associations

SCD Group

First came the announcement that the owner of the Boston Red Sox had purchased the Boston Globe from the New York Times (NYT). The New York Times purchased Boston Globe for $1.1 What a week for the media business?

Halloween Offers Associations Creative Growth Opportunities

SCD Group

Here are five examples of associations and other nonprofits using Halloween to help their organizations: Boston Medical Center used a “ Halloween Town ” to raise funds for five years. Halloween Town is the largest family (19,000 participants) Halloween event in Boston.

Membership Hack: Karaoke Battle

Associations Now

You’ll find out if you put on a karaoke fundraiser, like the one the Greater Boston Association of Realtors hosts annually. The event benefits two local nonprofits, Toys for Joys and Homestart Boston. Can your members carry a tune?

TED Bound

Association Management

I’m currently sitting in an airport lounge in Boston waiting to board a plane to Chicago, then Palm Springs (note: if I ever become President, I will federally mandate that all airport lounges must have Walker’s Shortbread Cookies).

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Happy Birthday, Standard Time

Association Management

Who cared if Boston was a few minutes earlier than New York when the two were days apart on horseback. On today in 1883, time zones launched in the United States.

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Membership Hack: Coworking Space for Members Only

Associations Now

Mimicking WeWork and other coworking operations, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council recently opened a coworking space near its Boston headquarters. The MassBioHub , which opened last week, is located in Boston’s Kendall Square.

Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

At the endof the next year’s renewal cycle, with your next conference coming up in Boston, you notice that he’s lapsed, so you put him back into your lead cultivation cycle. What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew?

Blizzard Tales

Association Management

I’m sitting here looking out my window at the first flakes falling of Boston’s Blizzard of 2013.

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Winning Lessons from the World of Sports

Association Management

In Boston sports, these are “the good old days.” In honor of Boston sports, here’s what our four teams can teach associations: From the Red Sox: “Know your role.” When a ball is hit up the middle in baseball, you never see the shortstop and second basemen collide as they both go for it.

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Public Speaking Reminders (When You're Really, Really Terrified)


A few weeks ago, I was able to attend HubSpot’s annual conference, INBOUND , in Boston. It’s a four-day event with TONS of educational breakout sessions led by marketing, sales, and customer success practitioners.

Technology Standards and Flight Delays

Association Management

hour flight from DC-Boston to give you time to [.]. I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks on the road. Heck, I’ve spent a great deal of time over the last few decades on the road. But as I was circling Logan again today due to thunderstorms (nothing like a 2.5

‘Tis the Season for Giving

Association Management

We’re fortunate at Virtual to be in a position to support many worthy causes in the Boston area.

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Follow the #SNCR conversation here


Tweets from the Society for New Communications and Research’s 8th Annual Symposium in Boston. If you can’t see the embed, click here. ————– ( photo credit ). From the Trenches Industry Insider Social, In Theory

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Conference Circuit: American Delirium Society

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The American Delirium Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting begins next week in Boston. Hundreds of investigators, educators, and clinicians are headed to Boston to learn, network, and discover how to make a difference for patients who are at risk for delirium or who develop it. City: Boston.

Brewers Association Grants Will Support Events Focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Associations Now

Thoughts on a Merger Last week the craft beer industry was abuzz with discussion of a possible merger of two of the largest independent brewers in the country—The Boston Beer Company (the makers of Sam Adams) and Dogfish Head (known for its namesake 90 Minute IPA).

Don’t Miss These Social Media Stories


When an Online Community No Longer Works (Associations Now) (and Maggie’s followup – Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook ). Just a few links I thought you should see. Enjoy.

Reads of the Week: September 28, 2012

Reid All About it

If you’re in NC, I recommend seeing it, or for double the pleasure, wait until October 21 when an exhibition of still-life masterpieces visits us from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Conference Circuit: Association for Jewish Studies

Associations Now

The Association for Jewish Studies’ 50th Annual Conference begins next week in Boston. students, will make their way to Boston in the coming days to discuss creative new research directions and celebrate the diversity of interests and perspectives represented in the profession.

Winning Lessons from the World of Sports

Association Management

In Boston sports, these are “the good old days.” In honor of Boston sports, here’s what our four teams can teach associations: From the Red Sox: “Know your role.” So they’re pretty low on the Boston sports pecking order at the moment.

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Nonprofit: Just a Tax Status

Association Management

Here in Boston, we have some nonprofits that are pretty well run.

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How to Protect Yourself in the Age of Videoconferencing Calls

Associations Now

On Monday, the FBI’s Boston field office warned of a surge in “Zoom-bombing ,” the practice of unwanted guests intruding on video meetings for malicious purposes, after two schools were affected. Zoom calls, for one, aren’t as private as you may think.

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5 Rules for Your Social Voice During A Crisis


The Boston Police Fund did a great job of this during the recent Boston crisis: #bostonstrong THANKS for all of your support! BOSTON STRONG!, the Boston Police Foundation. — During the Boston Bombing, some did not stop this automation.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news May edition

Aaron Wolowiec

If we’re at home, we’re indoors during the day and looking forward to the delta breeze blowing in the evening so we can lounge on the deck, barbecue and play ball with our fetch-obsessed Boston Terrier, Just Jack. Gina Sutherland, director of education and events, CalSAE.

Leaning in a Little More: Venture Capital Group Spotlights Women

Associations Now

With a new study showing that 70 percent of entrepreneurs find Boston’s tech scene less inclusive than it could be, the New England Venture Capital Association is starting a conversation on how to improve the balance.

How the Craft Brewers Redefined Membership

Associations Now

Boston Beer, brewer of the Sam Adams brands, is the second-largest craft brewery in the United States. In the last few years, Boston Beer launched new alcoholic seltzers, ciders, and hard iced teas, which didn’t fall into BA’s “traditional” beer definition.