Study: Certifications Lead To Higher Salaries and Greater Job Fulfillment

Associations Now

A new study found that a majority of professionals who completed an online certification course reported bumps in salary and job fulfillment—promising news for associations and their members. Have you found that a certification led to increased growth and fulfillment in your career?

Could An Early Career Certification Be Right For Your Association?

Associations Now

The HR Certification Institute just launched a new early career certification that helps the organization serve the entire lifespan of HR professionals. And an early-career certification may make it easier for those just getting started.

Are Zip Lines Safe? Industry Faces New Questions Following Girl’s Death

Associations Now

A fatal zip-line accident involving a 12-year-old girl in North Carolina has legislators talking regulation at the state level. The activity, which has grown popular in recent years, is largely regulated by association-based certification in most states. Is Certification Enough?

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) sends their volunteers an entire book. If you help professionals achieve a certification, do the same with a member who used your resources to advance their career.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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Also, learn what it takes to become a Certified Event Designer and obtain your certification. – Association Management 101 (North Carolina). Moving from Relevance to Revolution: Leading Association Change with Strategic Solutions (North Carolina).

Helping—and Keeping—Members in Hard Times

Associations Now

At the height of the 2008 recession, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association started to see its membership numbers dip. After the 2008 recession, Klingberg says, many healthcare professionals went back to school to earn advanced degrees and certifications.

Is Small Data the Next Big Thing?

Higher Logic

No, you don’t need to embed yourself into their lives (a North Carolina-based Lowes Foods, sends employees to live with consumers!). If their walls are filled with diplomas and certificates, you better start creating badges and ribbons they can add to their online community profiles.

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

Problem is, training for these positions isn’t always easy—especially if you don’t have the funds to gain the necessary certifications. But CompTIA, which gives out more than a few of those necessary certifications, has been working to bridge the gap.

CPA Group’s Recognition Program Introduces Students to Accounting

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NAF runs STEM academies within high schools in five topic areas that allow students to earn a specialized certification, better preparing them for college and future careers.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach. When an organization offers professional certifications, the amount of business rules required to complete the process can be staggering. Ah, the beach.

ASAE Cites Discrimination, Business Impact in Testimony Opposing Texas Bill

Associations Now

Similar to North Carolina’s HB2 , SB 6 would require people to use restrooms or changing areas that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates in buildings operated by public entities, such as government buildings, public schools, and public university facilities.

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Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Upon the completion of a learning pathway, the learner receives a digital badge, certificate, and/or certification. Researchers have found that millennial students favor badging and certificates over traditional degrees. The Association Executives of North Carolina holds a silent auction during its annual conference.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.24.17

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They want to be able to complete full courses, prep for board exams, and earn their certificate – all on their mobile devices. Jennifer Rowell, director of member engagement, North Carolina Association of CPAs.

Community Management Lessons from a Camp Director


In the heat of the summer (and we’re talking about the summer in North Carolina), there’s nothing quite like that time in the afternoon when it’s your group’s turn to cool off in the pool. Okay, it’s not just candy, but it’s also stickers and prizes and certificates and awards.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.5.19

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Dina Di Maio, North Carolina Museum of Art ). Hear about the ROI on a DES certification, what types of job responsibilities pursue a DES, and how a DES can elevate your career and skill set. Presenter: Josh Hinman, Events Industry Council’s Certification Coordinator.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

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Last week, we got three dozen Pirate Pearls oysters in our North Carolina seafood share so I roasted them and served them alongside a Vivian Howard recipe for brown butter spiked with hot sauce, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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If you want to make Eastern North Carolina pulled pork but don’t have a wood-fired barbecue pit and eight hours to kill, then pull out the Instant Pot and try this recipe. Hosts: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

State Employees Credit Union (One of The Best in The Industry)


If you live in the state of North Carolina, then, there is an excellent chance that there is a State Employees Credit Union branch near you, and there is an even higher chance that you are a member of this credit union. It, however, doesn’t have any presence outside of North Carolina. Share Term Certificates of Deposit (CDs). Certificate of Deposit or CD. Share Term Certificates.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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Our tree-surrounded home was spared because the storm ended up hovering over eastern North Carolina before veering south. If you have any money to spare, please consider giving to my favorite charity, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

From the Corner Office: Roundtable on the Future

Association Adviser

The plan is developed by our committee, but also with feedback from our certificate holders (i.e. Jim Thompson, executive director, Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) : “ Data-driven organizations are much more successful than those run by gut instinct and intuition.