Game Theory: How the NBA Decided to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

Associations Now

Nonetheless, the decision-making process that the league used when considering whether to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s controversial HB2 law, may be familiar to more traditional associations.

10 Ways to Drive Member Engagement and #LeverageChapters


This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of BillHighway. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

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Making a Case for Monthly Membership Auto-Renewal


This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of Billhighway. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

Associations Now

Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month. But it’s the brewery’s ties to Charlotte—not Germany—that inspired it to participate in the fair.

Study: Travelers Hungry for Culinary Experiences

Associations Now

Good places to eat and drink will never go away in terms of branding yourself as an attractive destination,” said Erica Hill, director of communications at Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The largest cities that made Glassdoor’s top 25 were generally on the bottom half of that list—DC ranked at number 16, while San Jose, Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas–Fort Worth, each with populations above 800,000, filled the final four positions of the top 25.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth Kanter's Blog

Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. Charlotte is helping Diane garner attention for her campaign, by putting in to practice some good tips from her Dad! Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workplaces: How To Kick the Sit Out It

Beth Kanter's Blog

Trainer’s Notes: Working with Graphic Recorders: Charlotte Young, Picture Your Thoughts did graphic recording, visually note taking, for the session. Last week, I was honored to do the keynote workshop at the Peel Leadership Center’s TimeOut Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

Reid All About it

Thu 4/6 at 5:30 – Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration (Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC or Myrtle Beach SC). Locations: Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC or Myrtle Beach SC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community…and this time it covers the next two weeks.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

Associations Now

The Energy Storage Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Expo begins in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. More than 2,000 influential leaders and decision makers from 750 companies will gather in Charlotte with global experts to shape the future of the energy storage industry.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

Reid All About it

Charlotte Muylaert from Billhighway makes a guest appearance on the Aptify blog to share ten great ideas for chapters that her team discovered at ASAE Annual. The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… Only 10% of Americans love cooking.

Thursday Buzz: Turn Your Members Into Subscribers

Associations Now

A monthly auto-renewal payment plan allows a member to join your association for the price of lunch and start receiving benefits immediately,” writes Charlotte Muylaert. Why your members are ready for auto-renewal plans. Also: A television ad hijacks Google Home devices.

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

Associations Now

After the NBA announced it would move its All-Star Game game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of discrimination concerns, New Orleans worked quickly to put together a bid that focused on creating a welcoming environment.

Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport

Associations Now

The second most crowded facility, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, saw an all-time peak last year of about 41.2 Atlanta’s airport is easily one of the busiest in America. Forbes says it’s also the most crowded, but it manages to keep passengers moving.

10 Takeaways from ASAE’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference


Charlotte Perham—@phccnatl. I LOVE the MMC Conference because it’s local and the topics are in my wheelhouse. I love the connecting piece too! As usual there was too much to do and not enough time!

Monday Buzz: What to Consider When Considering Joint Membership

Associations Now

“This research will also provide what you’ll need later to develop marketing copy and testimonials for joint membership promotions,” explains writer Charlotte Muylaert. It sounds beneficial, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think it through first.

The Strength of Weak Ties

Jamie Notter

Charlotte Weeks. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. The Strength of Weak Ties. Posted February 13, 2012. in Learning , Social Media - 2 comments. Tweet. Check out this great interview with Andrew McAfee of MIT’s Center for Digital Business on how to talk to CEOs about social media.

North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

Associations Now

Pat McCrory during a single-day emergency legislative session this week—was timed to take effect before an anti-discrimination measure in the state’s largest city, Charlotte, could. American Airlines, which has a major hub in Charlotte, was also included on the list of critics. “We

Friday Buzz: Experiential Learning vs. Traditional Meetings

Associations Now

As the power of the hashtag continues to grow, some, like GeekSnack ‘s Charlotte Banks, think nongovernmental organizations are on their way out. How a new way to run meetings and conferences could raise participation. Plus: One group looks to take piracy out of Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Design Group Pushes Back on North Carolina’s HB2

Associations Now

HB2 was passed on March 23 in response to a Charlotte ordinance that would have expanded antidiscrimination laws to cover places of “public accommodation.”

Is Your Board Ready for a Crisis?

Associations Now

It’s not easy to expect the unexpected—especially when you have 30 volunteer leaders with different opinions and experiences. One association’s experience suggests a path to success. How well-prepared are boards for surprises?

Supercharging the Discussion: Let’s Talk Electricity at Events

Associations Now

In Charlotte, as I was about to make my connecting flight to BNA, I walked out of a restaurant to see a middle-aged guy with a little bit of rock star flair. Now more than ever, event attendees are in need of a charge—specifically of their laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter's Blog

This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

What’s Next for Convention Centers?

Associations Now

s 2013 International Convention Center Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Meeting planners and attendees expect increased technology capabilities and flexible meeting spaces. With that in mind, how will convention centers adapt in the years to come?

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

In recent months, the foundation has moved to duplicate the program in other cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

Associations Now

For a little fun each evening, NCTA will host Techworking receptions, or networking events, including one in Charlotte that will help mark the association’s 20th anniversary.

World Biogas Association Poised to Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

Associations Now

s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association] is delighted to be a founder member of the association,” ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said in a statement.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

Associations Now

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority reported earlier this month that four conventions have been cancelled in direct response to the controversial law, which was itself passed in response a local ordinance by Charlotte’s city council.

Association 141+: Life After CAE

Association 141+

4 comments: Charlotte May 21, 2012 8:55 AM I enjoyed your post. Charlotte Weeks Author, "I Want to Work in an Association -- Now What???" " Reply Delete Lowell Aplebaum May 22, 2012 2:18 AM Thanks Charlotte! Association 141+.

Social Media Roundup: Network Like a Pro in 2014

Associations Now

Be sure you check out the tips from career coach and author Charlotte Weeks , who offers up a bunch of advice on connecting with the people you don’t know—along with the ones you should know better.

Conference Circuit: A Healthy Host for a Holistic Association

Associations Now

14–17: Hats off to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for its 100th annual conference , which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Monday Buzz: Farmers Markets Move Indoors—Into Hotels

Associations Now

“We welcome the surrounding community but also want guests to be able to grab an apple or pear picked that morning on their way in or out,” Seamus Gallagher, director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Vora.

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Beth Kanter's Blog

According to the blog post: “Data and reports alone do not produce change,” said Charlotte Kahn, Senior Director of the Boston Indicators Project.

Defining Your Ideal Employee - Is This You?

SCD Group

Ironically, as you''ll see in a minute, I was flying to Charlotte to give a presentation and facilitate a discussion on generational differences. This photo from Google Images and is NOT the guy on the plane in this post! I overheard a cellphone conversation on a plane last week.

Association Warns of Rising Crime in Big Cities

Associations Now

If there’s some solace to be taken from this news, MCCA Executive Director Darrel Stephens, a former police chief in Charlotte, said that the situation isn’t nearly as dire as it once was. “If

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer.

Idea Architects

Thomas and Charlotte. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts.

Conference Circuit: Reinventing Meals on Wheels

Associations Now

Say thanks to the National Recreation and Park Association, which will hold its annual congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. A prominent organization serving the nation’s seniors looks to use its conference to spark new ideas.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


Sullivan; Charlotte, North Carolina; Event Producer, Radio Host, In-studio TV Producer, Camera Operator and co-founder of Ignite Charlotte. I found myself thinking back over all the great 1-on-1 conversations I had in 2010 and wanting to have more in 2011. Here are the parameters I established for making my selections for this year. First, they have to be active on Twitter. I defined this as they had to have tweeted in December.

A Social Media Banana Split

Beekeeper Group

NPR recently aired this story examining how Ohio and North Carolina residents are using Twitter to vie for the favor of the Chiquita fruit company, which is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters to Charlotte. The report describes how Ohio marketing … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aguirre Banana Baquis Chiquita North Carolina NPR Ohio Salomone Social Media Twitter

Press Photographers Group Ups the Ante on Advocacy

Associations Now

Last year, prior to the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte and the NATO Summit in Chicago, I started doing trainings with the police in those cities,” Osterreicher said. “I’ve