Colorado Nonprofit Association Makes Learning Free to Members

Associations Now

The association that represents nonprofit organizations in Colorado is eliminating fees for its training programs and instituting a new learning recognition program. In the area of professional development, the Colorado Nonprofit Association is going from fee to free.

Association Offers Colorado Teachers Member-Driven Video Coaching

Associations Now

The right instructors might not be in the classroom, but in Colorado, they will be in easy reach digitally. The Colorado Education Association is incorporating video observation and feedback into its existing COpilot learning platform , collaborating with the video coaching vendor Edthena.

Colorado Hospital Group Partners on Opioid Safety Pilot

Associations Now

In response to high levels of opioid use and abuse in the state, the Colorado Hospital Association launched an opioid safety pilot in a handful of the state’s hospitals and emergency departments.

Colorado Produce Group Lends Growers a Helping Hand

Associations Now

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association saw the bind new federal regulations were putting its members in and reacted accordingly: by holding mock FDA food safety inspections. In July, a team of state inspectors joined growers at a Pueblo, Colorado, farm to go through the process.

How Colorado Ski Country USA Keeps Kids on the Slopes

Associations Now

For nearly two decades, a trade group for Colorado’s ski industry has offered fifth-graders a chance to ski or snowboard at 20 of the state’s ski areas for free. And the strategy of Colorado Ski Country USA has been to get the state’s skiers and snowboarders to start young.

Supreme Court to Review Colorado “Amazon Tax” Law

Associations Now

Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a Colorado law that requires out-of-state companies to tell consumers what sales tax they owe, even though they don’t have to collect it. The Colorado case isn’t the first on the issue.

Recovery in Colorado: Groups Move in as Floodwaters Retreat

Associations Now

After a week of downpours and record flooding, rescue efforts continue and cleanup is underway in Colorado. Parts of northern Colorado are finally seeing some relief from the record-setting rainfall the pounded the area for nearly a week straight.

Colorado Ski Resorts: Marijuana Use on the Slopes Still Isn’t OK

Associations Now

Colorado is headed for uncharted territory. But an association that represents 21 ski resorts—part of what it says is a $3 billion-a-year tourism industry for Colorado—has a warning for those looking to smoke on the slopes: Doing it in public is still against the law.

Supreme Court to Review Colorado “Amazon Tax” Law

Associations Now

Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a Colorado law that requires out-of-state companies to tell consumers what sales tax they owe, even though they don’t have to collect it. The Colorado case isn’t the first on the issue.

2013 – A Progress Report.

Robert M Barnes

Finish making the basketball backboard for my … Continue reading → A Dangerous Mind 2013 bucketlist Colorado Dangerous Minds Insurance lists progress report Report Services Snowboard things to do United States (www.humanizebook.com) Here is an update on the things I made a commitment to myself to do this year. I really feel I am getting somewhere and it is nice to tick a few boxes.

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Best of the Week: 6 Stories for Association Executives from SCDdaily

SCD Group

The Nine Biggest Mistakes Meeting Planners Make By Debbie Taylor via Colorado Meetings + Events Planning any kind of event is a complex, time-consuming process that is filled with potential pitfalls. Here are six stories and articles selected for association executives.

Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Best Benefit Ever: Access to Ride-Sharing Services

Associations Now

Check out how Bicycle Colorado is working to attract new members who occasionally need four wheels instead of two. Bicycle Colorado offers a free one-year membership to Zipcar to new and renewing members—a cost savings of $85.

Marijuana Group Goes Stark, Simple With Public-Safety Campaign

Associations Now

The Marijuana Industry Group, which represents Colorado’s legal pot trade, is launching a series of safety-focused slogans that take a few cues from campaigns targeted at alcohol users. Welcome to Colorado, the world’s first legal cannabis market.

Cutting Edge Social Media for Associations

Association Navigator

The highlight is the article about the social media strategy at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The magazine for association executives, Associations Now , has another great issue this month (Feb. 2013).

Clarity Is Fleeting

Eric Lanke

I was attending one of my association's major workforce development programs in and around Denver, Colorado, but where I was and what I was doing is not really relevant for the purposes of this post. I was on the road for much of this past week.

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Insurance Advisory Group Finds Niche Supporting Cannabis Industry

Associations Now

Colorado. Now, the insurance group is expanding its efforts to Colorado—another state that has seen success with legalization but where business has proven difficult to stick with because of regulatory challenges.

Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

A statement in a report that “10 percent of our membership is in Colorado” is useful, but not as useful as showing in shades of blue, red or orange how Colorado compares to any of the other 49 states.

It’s all about boards and business models in March!

Principled Innovation

March 8– Better Boards Workshop (full day) and a luncheon talk on the Five Reasons-Boards article in Denver, Colorado. March 10– Informal discussion on the Five Reasons-Boards article at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs. March 11– Informal discussion on the Five Reasons-Boards article at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs. In support of my new article, “Trapped in the Past,” a.k.a.

Colo. Tech Group Asks Members to Help Break Down Barriers to Innovation

Associations Now

Cory Gardner, the Colorado Technology Association is hosting interactive online sessions to solicit member feedback on barriers to innovation. Colorado is home to more than 14,500 electronics and IT companies that employ nearly 187,000 people, according CTA. In partnership with Sen.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado.

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New Badges Highlight Girl Scouts’ Increased Focus on STEM

Associations Now

In one recent example , Girl Scouts from Aurora, Colorado, built “bee hotels,” providing safe places for the insects to lay their eggs.

Association CEO Looks to Debate Congressman Over Fracking Conflict

Associations Now

As a fight between local communities and the energy industry plays out in Colorado over hydraulic fracturing, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s CEO hopes to make her group’s case by debating the area’s anti-fracking congressman.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Associations Now

Other major college towns on the list included Lansing, which benefits from Michigan State University in nearby East Lansing; Madison, Wisconsin, home to the University of Wisconsin; and Boulder, Colorado, the home base for the University of Colorado. But even cities that couldn’t simply be excused as college towns, like Des Moines, Iowa, or Colorado Springs, Colorado, also did well on the list.

Best Benefit Ever: Environmental Protection for Bicyclists

Associations Now

The association leads volunteers and members in conducting field research ; offers insights into how to negotiate with stakeholders about the preservation of untamed, natural areas; and has supported initiatives to preserve wilderness in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, and Virginia.

Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

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. The workshop and luncheon talk will take place in Denver on the Friday before ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs.

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Conference Circuit: Parliamentary Procedure

Associations Now

The National Association of Parliamentarians’ 2016 National Training Conference begins in Colorado late next week. Location: Broomfield, Colorado. Rundown Attendees: 500. Educational workshops: 30.

Conference Circuit: Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

After a welcome reception on Sunday evening, NACD’s 71st Annual Meeting officially starts on Monday with an opening general session featuring Colorado Gov. Books will be donated to North Elementary in Brighton, Colorado. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Exhibitors: 30.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

University Press of Colorado Director Darrin Pratt called the system a “radically new workflow for scholarly book reviews.”.

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Meet Your Community Manager: Will Machin

Higher Logic

After college, he moved to Colorado for several years. Ever wonder who the people behind the curtain are here at Higher Logic? We're introducing you to our community managers.

Laws Imitate ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: States Pass Right-To-Try Legislation

Associations Now

More details: A “right to try”: Several states, including Colorado and Louisiana, have passed laws that allow patients to make deals with pharmaceutical firms for access to experimental drugs, which generally require FDA approval before legal distribution.

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Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events

Associations Now

Then if you’re in Colorado, there’s good news! The Colorado Society of Association Executives has just launched the Colorado Association Marketplace Directory.

Cannabis Association to Host First National Conference

Associations Now

In the year since recreational pot use was legalized in Colorado and Washington, the cannabis industry has been booming. As for location, West said NCIA wasn’t tied to holding the meeting in Washington or Colorado, but Denver was a logical choice given the nature of the cannabis market there.

Giving Day Hosts Must Have A Crisis Plan – #Givedaylessons

Beth Kanter

Colorado Gives has hosted six gives days and has over $111 million dollars for Colorado nonprofits. Crisis Planning for Colorado Gives – Guest Post by Dana Rinderknect, Colorado Gives. We do live in Colorado and snow is going to happen!

With Banking a Sticking Point, Cannabis Group Boosts Lobbying Game

Associations Now

The inconsistencies between state-level marijuana legalization and federal-level banking regulations still linger nearly two years after Colorado pot shops legally opened for business.

We Asked, You Answered: Practical and Tactical Event Strategies

Associations Now

If we’re in Denver, Colorado, there will be microbreweries and a concert at Red Rocks. Not every “wow”-worthy gesture at an event has to be bold—sometimes, it just has to be supremely useful. Here are a few smart ways associations impressed their attendees and exhibitors.

ATV Groups to Enthusiasts: Stay Off the Roads

Associations Now

A movement to allow all-terrain vehicles to operate on public roads has won fans in rural counties across the country, including in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Eleven of Colorado’s 64 counties allow ATVs to be operated on some public roads, typically those with lower speed limits.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

I’m headed to Colorado Springs for ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, where I’m excited to be presenting with Joe Colangelo (data scientist extraordinaire) and Susan Cato (an amazing digital strategist) about our huge and exciting digital transformation project at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Marijuana Industry Takes More Steps Toward Viability

Associations Now

With high-profile venture capitalists beginning to invest in legal cannabis businesses and a pot-focused nonprofit credit union launching in Colorado, the industry is gaining momentum on the financial front.