Principled Innovation

Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

RedRover is an award-winning national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Sacramento, California, that brings animals out of crisis and strengthens the bond between people and animals. Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Denver for a full-day workshop on Building Better Boards , presented by the Colorado Society of Association Executives. Registration for the workshop is now open.

An opportunity for Sacramento associations

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna will be in Sacramento, California in mid-August, and he is available for sessions on August 16 and 17. Any Sacramento area association interested in having Jeff work with its board, senior team or staff can confirm a workshop at a very favorable investment level. To learn more or to schedule a session, please submit an inquiry through the P.I. contact form and mention this post in the Message section.

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Jeff De Cagna elected chair of RedRover Board of Directors

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected chair of the RedRover Board of Directors. Jeff will begin his two-year term in January 2013. “RedRover is thrilled to have Jeff serving as the next chair of our Board of Directors.

“Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought

Associations Now

A startup is working with the Western Growers Association to get its irrigation system up and running in a place that really needs it: drought-stricken California. Water—or, actually, the lack of it—is a pretty serious issue in California these days.

California Meeting Facilities Work With Drought Conditions

Associations Now

A years-long drought in California has made water conservation a priority for convention centers and other meeting venues across the state. Some of the largest convention centers in California have had water-conservation initiatives in place for a while but are working to expand them.

With Ebola Scare, California Nurses Push For Strict Safety Standards

Associations Now

After a possible Ebola case surfaced in Sacramento, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United called for transparency and strict adherence to CDC protocols among hospitals and health agencies. California nurses are not taking any chances with the Ebola virus.

Opt-Out, Not Opt-In: California Passes Tough Kill-Switch Law

Associations Now

This week, California Gov. While it’s not the first such measure— Minnesota beat California to the punch by a few months—the crucial difference is that this legislation requires the technology to be turned on as the default setting.

California Uber Ruling Boosts Taxi Associations, Unions

Associations Now

A recent California Labor Commission ruling found that a former Uber driver should have been considered an employee—a conclusion that could bolster the case against Uber’s policy of treating drivers as contractors. “The NLA commends the state of California.

California’s Plastic-Bag Ban up in the Air After Groups Spend Big

Associations Now

Months after the passage of SB 270, which banned the distribution of plastic bags at California grocery stores, trade groups opposing the bill say they’ve gathered the signatures needed to put the issue up to a statewide vote.

The Future of California’s Workforce & Implications for Associations

Old ClayBurn Association Management

I had the pleasure of discussing the implications of the Institute for the Future’s report titled “The Future of California’s Workforce” with Shelly Alcorn CAE and Jeff De Cagna today on Shelly’s Association Forecast Radio Show.

A Revival: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

California’s “Do Not Track” Law Keeps Door Open for Standard

Associations Now

Ad groups aren’t coming out in favor of a new California law requiring disclosure of whether a website follows “Do Not Track” requests, but the law isn’t drawing passionate criticism either. But the groups are convinced that the California law would not have an effect on the W3C talks.

California Medical Association No Longer Opposes Physician Aid in Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association became the first state medical group to change its position on assisted suicide last week. CMA announced that it would no longer oppose the proposed End-of-Life Option Act, a physician-aid-in-dying bill currently moving through the California legislature.

Association Innovation: No Longer an Oxymoron?

Association Adviser

Features airports council international American Association of Port Authorities American Society for Surgery of the Hand APICS ASAE association innovation Atlanta Apartment Association California Association of Health Facilities Ford Motor Company Innovation Institute for International Education Location Based Marketing Association Society of American Florists The Canadian Bar AssociationAre you a Type-A take-charge leader?

Back From The Dead: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Could Be on the Ropes

Associations Now

The plastics industry wants to bag California’s SB 270—and they’re a step closer to doing just that. “We are pleased that California voters will have an opportunity to reverse the Legislature’s misguided policy.” Missouri, Compromised?

“Paper or Plastic?” California Answers That Question for Residents

Associations Now

A Win for Franchisors Also this week, California Gov. The single-use plastic bag—that scourge of environmentalists—may become a thing of the past in California. CGA says the law “will bring uniformity to California, while further reducing the use of plastic bags.”

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

New Trade Group to Help California Wines Cross the Pacific

Associations Now

The new California Wine Association is stepping in to help the state’s wineries go truly global. California wines most notably caught the French by surprise nearly four decades ago when they took top honors in a blind-tasting event that has come to be known as the Judgment of Paris.

Why These California Groups Shifted on Medical Marijuana

Associations Now

Since 1996, medical marijuana has been legal in California—but regulatory efforts have remained limited and largely local, with some groups opposing statewide regulation for nearly two decades.

California Teachers’ Unions Promise Appeal After Tenure Ruling

Associations Now

A court decision that threatens to upend the tenure model used in K-12 public schools throughout California—and by extension, the rest of the country—is drawing some strong reactions this week. State of California , Judge Rolf M.

Why Associations Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

Association Adviser

Features Membership Associations California Society of Association Executives CalSAE failure Great Ideas Innovation Jeff DeCagna Sarah PrivetteAssociations shouldn't be afraid of failure, but of falling behind & letting innovation pass them by because they don’t have the courage to try new things. The post Why Associations Can’t. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association issued a 15-page document that aims to answer physician and patient questions about the recently passed End of Life Option Act. The post California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying appeared first on Associations Now

Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline)

Association Law

Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline). This outline explains California mutual benefit and public benefit corporation member inspection rights, and the obligations placed on those corporations/associations. Members of California nonprofit organizations, including mutual benefit and public benefit corporations have inspection rights that may not be taken away, not even by the bylaws. All references in this outline are to the California Corporations Code.

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California Group Offers Teacher Training to Help With Transition to Common Core

Associations Now

The California Teachers Association is collaborating with university experts to provide professional development training and resources to help teachers in the state better understand and teach Common Core Standards.

The Science of Fundraising

NonProfit University Blog

Three researchers f rom the University of California San Diego confirmed what we already know, and then some. Thoughts & Commentary donor incentives donors and overhead Gates Foundation Georgia State University matching gifts science of philanthropy initiative at Chicago University scientific method SPI University of California San Diego No better way to start a year off than talking about money!

In By a Nasal Strip: Association Gives Race OK to California Chrome

Associations Now

A few weeks before the grueling Belmont Stakes, all eyes were on the race’s organizers, including the New York Racing Association, on how they would handle a budding controversy around a 4-by-6-inch adhesive patch worn on rising star California Chrome’s nose.

California Group Helps Shape Water Conservation Policies

Associations Now

After years of drought, California saw a deluge of rain and snow. As the governor lifts the drought emergency status, the Association of California Water Agencies is helping inform the next conservation policy moves.

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Bitcoin Foundation Faces Scrutiny in California

Associations Now

The Bitcoin Foundation, which represents advocates of the controversial online currency, hasn’t received the warmest welcome in California. “Thus, there is no issuer of Bitcoin that would be subject to licensure as a money transmitter under California law.”

Associations Help Members Close the Skills Gap

Association Adviser

Manpower cited a “persistent skills gap” and Fortune said the jobs our economy has created over the past two years “are very different from the ones lost in the recession that followed the 2008. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

Association Adviser

Events Marketing & Communications Revenue California Society of Landscape Architects Dave Lutz Sandra Giarde sponsorships Velvet ChainsawThe ASAE Annual session "60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth" featured David Lutz, CMP, and Sandra Giarde, CAE.

Should an Image Remake be in Your Association’s Future?

SCD Group

Or, will they find fates similar to that of University of California and the Gap and their attempts to change images? University of California AssociationsNow SCD Group MTI Small Business Forum Gap American Airlines Michelle Obama

NAACP Secures Changes to California Marijuana Initiative

Associations Now

After successfully voicing their concerns about how a marijuana legalization measure could negatively impact African American and Latino urban communities in California, the state’s NAACP chapter endorsed the ballot initiative.

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60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth

Aaron Wolowiec

The session “60 Minutes to Sponsorship Growth” featured David Lutz , who is managing director of Velvet Chainsaw , and Sandra Giarde, executive director of the California Landscape Contractors Association. Sandra Giarde, executive director, California Landscape Contractors Association.

The Most Deserving List

NonProfit University Blog

billion, three of those gifts went to Harvard University and five others went to other institutions of higher education (the Universities of Wisconsin , Notre Dame and California – Santa Barbara , Cornell Medical College , and Oregon Health & Science University ); the remaining two gifts went to foundations. This is the time of year for lists – top 10 movies of the year, top 10 retweets, top 10 pictures of dogs dressed as reindeer. That’s one way of collecting data.

California Wine Group Works to Promote All of State’s Wine Regions

Associations Now

With its Discover California Wines Road Trip series, the Wine Institute of California hopes to draw visitors’ attention to the virtues of the state’s lesser-known wine regions and provide unexpected tips about its most popular Northern California wine region.

Native American Group Cheers California Ban of “Redskins” Mascot

Associations Now

In California, however, the term “redskin” will soon be retired from use by the state’s high school sports teams. The California law has drawn complaints from four communities where the mascot name is still used.

California’s Nut Producers Have a Costly Problem: Organized Crime

Associations Now

40K The weight, in pounds, of the truck shipment recently stolen from a California nut producer. Sophisticated thieves have been making life pretty difficult for California’s nut industry, and that’s prompted some of the region’s trade groups to fight back.

California Realtors Group Publishing Ethics Violations

Associations Now

To educate its members and the public about unethical behavior in the real estate industry, the California Realtors Association recently began hosting a database of violations and subsequent disciplinary actions on its website.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Public Figures on Social Media

SocialFish

Public Admin | University of Southern California. Every once in a while I like to post a reminder of the big picture, like this one. Thanks to the USC MPA for sending it over. ———-. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Useful Data