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 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.

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How Three Associations Are Clearing The Air In Colorado

Associations Now

Demonstrating the powerful change associations can bring about when working together, three Colorado groups have partnered to help clear the state’s air by ridding its roads of high-emitting vehicles.

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.

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.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter's Blog

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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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.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16


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

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 ( 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.

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.”.

Study Reveals Career Cost of Promoting Diversity, For Some

Associations Now

For women and minorities who advocate for other women and minorities in the workplace, the price of promoting diversity might come as a less favorable performance review, according to a new University of Colorado study.

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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.

How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

Associations Now

Colorado and Utah are not the closest places in the world to Washington, DC, but the outdoor industry—thanks in no small part to its economic clout—is well-positioned to make the political gap a lot smaller.

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Water-Efficient Toilets Could Save 170 Billion Gallons Each Year, Study Says

Associations Now

The research looked at Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, all of which have experienced severe water shortages and together made up 28 percent of the population in 2015.

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).

Bring the Great Outdoors Into Your Meetings

Associations Now

Denver’s Colorado Convention Center expansion will include a 50,000-square-foot rooftop with unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains and city skyline. A new report reveals that attendees and planners have an increased interest in outdoor spaces being used at meetings.

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.

Sarah Michel Joins The Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

That means we’re expanding and setting up shop in sunny Colorado. I’m excited to announce that Sarah Michel, CSP will be joining the Velvet Chainsaw team as of February 18, 2013 as Vice President, Professional Connexity!

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Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself!

Beth Kanter's Blog

Here’s a DIY infographic from Sarah Mapes, Director of Communication, Colorado Coalition for Medically Underserved. In 2013, social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”

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.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter's Blog

In a research report called “ Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect, ” professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an “always on” culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

Flipped Learning: What’s Its Place in the Association Meetings Space?

Associations Now

If you’re looking for a recent conference that put this model into action, check out the Colorado Blended and Online Learning Flipped Conference , which took place in February.

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.

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

Associations Now

In Colorado, where SWIIM is based, farmers have been able to make as much as $200 to $500 per acre by leasing water they’ve conserved.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

Reid All About it

I’ll be envious when I see the tweets but I rather hike (and see Tom Petty) in Colorado. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. How many times do you say that? What usually happens? Right, you never do it.

A Few Great Ideas From Great Ideas 2016

Associations Now

From office culture to innovation strategies, a few important highlights from the 2016 edition of the ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Colorado. If you didn’t make it to Colorado this week for Great Ideas, you missed out on quite a few … wait for it … great ideas.

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

Most states and Washington, DC (41 in total), received either B’s or C’s; Colorado was the only one that got an F. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016.

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.

How to Get a Better Yield From Your RFP Process

Associations Now

One of the most effective RFIs that Bower ever encountered came from the Colorado Medical Society, which asked her to write a letter that was less than two pages to tell the group about herself and the philosophy she uses in working with clients.

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

Velvet Chainsaw

Other universities followed including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Harvard. Conferences are providing inferior education if all they provide is didactic, presenter monologue lectures.

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15 Predictions About Future Conferences And Shifting Attendance Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

University of Northern Colorado Sociologist Dr. Josh Packard says that today’s society is done with performance, production and pageantry. Every conference experiences change. Well, at least is should experience some change. Especially if it’s a healthy and growing conference.

Hot association jobs this week – March 23


The Coordinator is based in Louisville, Colorado. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

The Right Path to the Right Decision

Associations Now

At the ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Colorado, speaker and former government executive Shelley Row discussed the ways overthinking and overreacting undermine good decision making—and how to fix it.

Amid Rural Broadband Weak Spots, Nonprofits Offer Last-Mile Help

Associations Now

In a recent report, FiveThirtyEight noted that Saguache County, Colorado, had the lowest level of broadband penetration in the entire country, with just 5.6 A More Controversial Proposal Ideas for better rural broadband are coming from the for-profit space as well.

Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Associations Now

“Unless there is action soon on these fronts, the construction industry in Colorado and across the country will face worker shortages with increasing frequency,” AGC chief economist Ken Simonson said in comments covered by the Associated Press.

Strut your Stuff

NonProfit University Blog

There was the elimination of school bus service in a school district in Colorado (done), slashing the number of prisons in New York State (proposed) and the withdrawal of support staff in the courts of Florida (proposed).