Thursday Buzz: Cleveland Prepares for GOP Convention

Associations Now

Serious event planning is underway for events around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Politics aside, the 2016 Republican National Convention , taking place in Cleveland in July, presents some unique challenges for event planners.

Cleveland Nonprofit Recognizes Unsung Volunteer Heroes

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For nine citizens of the Greater Cleveland area who were recently honored with MTV Awards, the recognition had nothing to do with catchy music videos or trophies shaped like moon men. The post Cleveland Nonprofit Recognizes Unsung Volunteer Heroes appeared first on Associations Now

All Eyes on Cleveland as It Finalizes Preparations for RNC

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It been two years—and lots of work—since Cleveland was awarded the Republican National Convention. After being awarded next week’s Republican National Convention in July 2014 , Cleveland hit the ground running. It receives pro bono support from Destination Cleveland. “We

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”. Someone said that involving your association in Cleveland creates the risk that your industry will be seen in a negative light.

Learning Along The Way: 45 Lessons Life Taught Me

Learning Along the Way

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio. "To About. Archives. Learning Along The Way. 45 Lessons Life Taught Me. To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column Ive ever written." My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isnt fair, but its still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

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PLA president-elect and director of the Cleveland Public Library, in an interview with Associations Now. When people think of libraries, they think of books. But for homeless individuals, they’re often a place of refuge.

Batter Up: Event Lessons From the World Series

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What this year’s thriller of a World Series can teach meeting planners about designing and executing conferences or meetings.

Don’t Manage Social Media Like the NFL

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Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 16, 2016. Some teams, such as the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, responded satirically to the rules, replacing actual game action with a tabletop equivalent.

Monday Buzz: Skipping the Conventions, but Still Busy

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The buzz around this year’s Republican National Convention has been weird, with Donald Trump’s influence in Cleveland putting political mainstays in an odd spot. A number of major trade groups are passing on the national conventions—both Republican and Democratic.

Gaming Association Expands Code of Conduct for Casino Industry

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The Associated Press notes that the pledge comes at a time when deadly incidents involving people who had suffered gambling losses have drawn media attention—particularly a random murder in Cleveland that was aired on Facebook Live.

Association, University Alliance Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Skills

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Taking place at CWRU’s Cleveland campus, the program is funded in part by the GE Foundation and builds on a previous leadership program that the university created for women in STEM careers.

Political Science: Meetings Industry Effort Makes Most of Election Season

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The idea is while all of those policymakers are together in one place in Philadelphia and Cleveland [for the national conventions], we want to take an opportunity to highlight and advertise the importance of meetings,” Dominguez told industry publication Skift. “We

NFL. Rams. Association Governance.

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Last week, the National Football League’s Board of Governors voted to authorize the (Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. But, as an Ohio native, I recognize that the Rams started in Cleveland and moved to LA back in the 1940s. All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!” Louis) Rams to move (again) to Los Angeles. The decision upset fans in St. Louis. along with San Diego and Oakland (other franchises seeking to move.)

Obsessive Innovation: Why Associations Must Constantly Turn to What’s Next

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He cites examples like Dollar Shave Club and Cleveland Whiskey for their unorthodox messaging and business approaches and suggests association executives must lead their associations and their industries toward similar reinvention.

GOP Calls for Repeal of Ban on 501(c)(3) Politicking

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Congressional Republicans and GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump are calling for an end to a decades-old law prohibiting 501(c)(3) groups from intervening in political campaigns.

Heart Association Rolls Out Traveler-Friendly CPR Training

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Another two will be placed at The Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland and Anthem’s office in Washington, DC. Got five minutes to spare before your flight? Use the time to learn CPR, courtesy of the American Heart Association.

Ted Cruz, Republicans & Association Law

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Background: Meeting in Cleveland, the Republic Party nominated Donald J. NOTE: This is NOT a political statement nor political endorsement. Rather it is commentary on how political actions can showcase association issues. Last night and again today, Republican Senator Ted Cruz – in speech and followup meetings – illustrated association board members who fail to abide by the Duty of Loyalty. Trump as its nominee to be President of the United States.

Tuesday Buzz: Can Social Media Surface New Member Leads?

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Use your social media presence to attract new member leads for your organization—but don’t forget the strategy. Also, find out why the Democratic National Convention has a case of the tax-status blues. If you build it, that doesn’t mean they’ll come.

Ripened Thoughts on the Demise of Vine

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During the past six months or so, Lohse and her musical partner, Thomas Hughes, have gained a significant audience on the network through their project Carol Cleveland Sings.

Social Media and Security: Protecting Your Nonprofit


She can be found typing away on her laptop in cold Cleveland, OH. Guest post by Stacey Waxman for SocialFish. ——-. Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate and has become a central player in the nonprofit field.

Where’s ASAE?

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Cleveland. 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. Louis – August 6-9, 2011, Dallas – August 11-14, 2012 , Atlanta – August 3-6, 2013, Nashville – August 9-12, 2014 , Detroit – August 8-11 2015, Salt Lake – August 13-16, 2016, Toronto – August 12-15, 2017. So where should they be going after this string runs out? And yes, I know that cities bid to host).

Five Tips for a More Successful 2017

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It’s been a bad year for the Cleveland Browns. Whether your team didn’t meet its annual goals or your association is facing financial hardship, an HR pro shares some tips on fostering motivation and encouraging success in 2017. Right now the NFL team is just two games from a winless season.

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How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter's Blog

As I am planning for workshops in the fall in Cleveland and North Carolina (with Jeanne Allen), looking back always help you create a good lesson plan and incorporate improvements.

Wednesday Buzz: How to Get Results Using Video

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Content Marketing World 2015 kicked off yesterday, but there are still plenty more sessions, insights, and lessons to be shared from the halls of the Cleveland Convention Center. Everyone’s always talking about video, but what are some legitimate ways to use it for lead conversion?

Las Vegas Bets on New Ad Campaigns to Attract Meetings

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Despite attempts to court the GOP’s 2016 Republican National Convention , the city was outbid by Cleveland. Even though federal agencies are staying away, Las Vegas is holding its own as a meeting and convention destination.

NFL Players Union Backs Plan to Loosen Drug Policies

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Fighting Domestic Violence In the days after two major PR scandals involving major stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the NFL is stepping up its anti-domestic-violence game.

SCDdaily's association rewind: Liars figure & figures lie

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At a June 14 speech in Cleveland, the President said: “Our businesses have gone back to basics and created over 4 million jobs in the last 27 months — (applause) — more private sector jobs than were created during the entire seven years before this crisis — in a little over two years.”

The Moneyball Approach: Do You Have It?


I just bought you from the Cleveland Indians. Billy Beane, in his meeting with the Cleveland Indians, watched for who had influence in the room.

Good Sport: Decision-Making in the Heat of the Moment

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Never before had Ohio crowned co-champions in high school ice hockey, but that changed last weekend when the game between Sylvania Northview and Cleveland St.

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Healthcare Law Reporting Rules Could Be Eased; Groups Back Plan

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But according to a recent piece by the Cleveland Plain Dealer that quotes top officials from the National Retail Federation and National Restaurant Association, that isn’t widely true—and recent changes by the Obama administration are partly to credit. Just a myth?

Membership+Marketing+Magazines+ 3 other articles for association executives

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Here’s how the American Advertising Federation-Cleveland (AAF-CLE) developed a successful membership marketing strategy and campaign that exceeded its goals and laid the foundation for future member acquisition.

FCC Advances Plan to Drop Sports Blackout Rules

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The team with the least expensive average ticket price was the Cleveland Browns, at $54.20. $ 82 The average price of an NFL ticket in September 2013, according to Fan Cost Experience’s Team Marketing Report [PDF].

Streets of Philadelphia All Set for DNC

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Just like its Republican counterpart , which concluded last night in Cleveland, the DNC has required a lot of staff power and tens of thousands of hours of work by the local CVB. “We

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter's Blog

They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth Kanter's Blog

Last week I was lucky enough to facilitate a mini-innovation lab for 60 community foundation program officers at the first meeting of ProNet during the Council on Foundations conference in Cleveland, Ohio that celebrated 100 years of community philanthropy.

What’s Next for Convention Centers?

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When it comes to technology, the Cleveland Convention Center was built with WiFi access points throughout to ensure that attendees never lose high-speed access. Meeting planners and attendees expect increased technology capabilities and flexible meeting spaces.

What is the Funder’s Role in Supporting Good Measurement?

Beth Kanter's Blog

The St Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland realigned using the premises of Leap of Reason and has redefined its own role and purpose: Bigger Investments.

Final Stop ASAE Study Mission 09 ? Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Medical City is a 700 bed hospital managed by the world renown US-based Cleveland Clinic who is also partnering to build and run another hospital in Abu Dhabi called the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – a 360 bed hospital which will be completed in December 2012.

A Giant Target: Lessons From a Massive Case of Retail Fraud

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Keep yourself safe: Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Teresa Dixon Murray notes that debit cards have fewer safety features than do credit cards. Retailers See Ho-Hum Holiday Sales The Target news comes at a time when the retail industry is already having a less-than-jolly holiday.

SCD Group: Interpreting data differently results in different.

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Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Interpreting data differently results in different interpretations. I think I was in high school when I first heard the saying: “Liars figure and figures lie.”