Colorado Nonprofit Association Makes Learning Free to Members

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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. The Colorado Nonprofit Association had heard from its members that the cost of training was a barrier to taking advantage of professional development opportunities.

Conference Circuit: Chatting About Communication

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Experts gather in Seattle to discuss the brave new world of 21st-century communication. Communication is an important activity of any association. With the opportunities and avenues for communication greatly expanded by the internet, now is the perfect time for the 64th annual International Communication Association Conference. What’s the latest in communications science and theory?

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Cutting Edge Social Media for Associations

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The highlight is the article about the social media strategy at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Jill McClure , Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Oil and Gas Association says: “It’s a shift away from that traditional communications style – here’s what we want you to think – to here’s a conversation we’re having and you can join in, and here are some concepts for us to think about and discuss, and things we can do together.

Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events

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For those new to virtual events, e-Learning Solutions’ Lloyd Tucker has a comprehensive guest post on Tagoras’ blog about a virtual track he added to the Society for Technical Communication’s May 2014 annual meeting. (He Then if you’re in Colorado, there’s good news! The Colorado Society of Association Executives has just launched the Colorado Association Marketplace Directory.

The Greatest of Great Ideas in Less Than 180 Seconds- #ideas13


I had the privilege of attending the ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor March 10-12, 2013. Do you prefer to communicate via: email, voicemail, text message or IM? Uncategorized 180 seconds angel investing ASAE association career map career mapping communications conference fascinate fascination Great Ideas innovation networking Sally Hogshead Shari Harley Simon T.

2019 Accomplishments – A Message from Scott


The move has resulted in increased communication between groups, due to the facility’s state-of-the-art meeting rooms and open floor plan. I had the pleasure of recently meeting with Betsy and Jerry, a client and a search engine optimization consultant, in Colorado. Each year as we plan for the upcoming year, our focus is on how we can serve more associations, always improving on the year before.

Reads of the Week: March 15, 2013

Reid All About it

Wednesday night, I returned from ASAE’s Great Ideas conference and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. He says, “Many social norms just don’t make sense to people drowning in digital communication.” Google Reader is where I go first thing in the morning for my professional reads about associations, marketing, digital media, technology, etc., and at the end of the day for my personal reads about food, culture, etc.

Personalized and Targeted Marketing is Here to Stay! by Scott Oser


Once you are done reading them please take 30 seconds to think about which one would have a greater impact on how likely you are to take the desired action and ultimately how you feel about the organization that created the communication. If you are like most people it won’t take you long to determine that the communication sent in Scenario 2 will be much more effective. Here are two scenarios for you.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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Chill out by the stream of your choice, perhaps one in Texas, Colorado or elsewhere. Discover ways to grow your non-dues revenue through expanding your digital communication strategy, opening more exclusive and targeted opportunities, and working with advertisers and sponsors to shift their messaging. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Chapter virtual events.

How Associations Can Become Thought Leaders

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Learn More Jason Meyers will be discussing how associations can position themselves as thought leaders during a session at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, which is taking place March 17-19 in Colorado Springs. As an individual, a thought leader is a professional who is deeply embedded in their field and who regularly communicates their knowledge, intelligence, and insight out to the overall industry,” said Jason Meyers, senior director of content strategy at SmithBucklin.

Iowa Cattlemen Raise Money for Out-of-State Wildfire Victims

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As ranchers have been devastated by wildfires in Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas, ICA is working to assist those affected over the past month. In comments to Radio Iowa , ICA Communications Director Katie Olthoff says that the initiative reflects the heart of the state’s residents—especially knowing that it just as easily could have been them.

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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 have not participated in Give Local America Day, but has completed six gives days and over the course of these we have raised over $111 million dollars for Colorado nonprofits. We do live in Colorado and snow is going to happen!

Working Across Generations to Encourage Innovation

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Learn More About It Gwen Fortune-Blakely and Alexis Redmond will be discussing how organizations can work across generations to overcome challenges at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, which is taking place March 17-19 in Colorado Springs. We had to look at how strategy was formulated and how communications were occurring in the group,” Redmond said.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

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Hear how Chai and Becker create, communicate, and inspire their colleagues, partners, and users with foresight and insight. There will be a small reception following the live show at a local pub in Denver, Colorado. Presenters: Sue Greco Marchese, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, American Industrial Hygiene Association. Presenter: Carol Vernon, founder and principal, Communication Matters: Executive Coaching & Training.

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Hot association jobs this week – March 23


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. Vice President of Communications , Chesapeake Bay Foundation – CBF seeks a new Vice President of Communications. Communications is one of CBF’s four operating programs. The Vice President of Communications serves on the Executive Management Team and partners with other senior staff on enterprise-wide management.

A Few Great Ideas From Great Ideas 2016

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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. Here are some of our favorites from the conference, which took place this year at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs: Cool Offices Are Great; Cool Cultures Are Better.

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

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The Federal Communications Commission reported earlier this year that 41 percent of Americans on tribal lands don’t have access to broadband. They sent them to locations at the base of mountains or out in remote areas where the nontribal population centers were, and they’re far away from communication centers, where it’s not advantageous to deploy infrastructure.”. A More Controversial Proposal Ideas for better rural broadband are coming from the for-profit space as well.

Study: Travelers Hungry for Culinary Experiences

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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 The Colorado Convention Center in Denver is also embracing the local food movement with an onsite farm that provides attendees with fresh and healthy dishes.

GMA Executive Conference: Perhaps the End of a Very Good Thing? A Review

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I’ve just returned from Colorado where GMA, the Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies , hosted what will reportedly be their last Executive Conference. My readers know that I am passionate about the power of video to enhance association communications. Beginning in January of 2013 this meeting will be co-hosted with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the August meeting in Colorado will go away.

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NTEN Water Cooler Chat 3/12


Your friendly neighborhood Socialfish will be "IN" the NTEN Office Hours Communications Chat Room every Thursday (that's today!!) This week Lindy is in Colorado and I have a conflict, so our good buddy Chris Bucchere ( @bucchere ) has kindly agreed to host our chat. at 3 pm EST. Got burning questions about social media strategy? Or just want to hang out and shoot the breeze and get a break from work? Now's your chance!

Mapping Out a Roadshow Strategy

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We go to institutions that have strong endocrine science programs to meet with leaders in the field,” says Jenni Glenn Gingery, associate director of communications and media relations. So if we hear that the University of Colorado has its big research day in April, that might be a great time for us to visit.”. When your members are especially busy, you might consider hitting the road to meet them where they are. Roadshows are one way to achieve member engagement face to face.

Reads of the Week: March 8, 2013

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I got back Wednesday afternoon and today I’m heading to Colorado Springs for the ASAE Great Ideas Conference. Vince Cerf “envisions an interspecies Internet ” where we’ll communicate with animals and aliens. I’m not the only one who likes being a content curator. Elizabeth Engel is always an excellent source for interesting reads. Check out her weekly What I’m Reading series.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

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Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. Five Tips to Rock Membership from Moose By Lynda Baldwin at Communication Strategies Group, Inc. Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning By Mary Beth Marklein via USA TODAY.

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Tragic Loss Brings Valuable Lessons for Gay Pilots Association

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The National Gay Pilots Association, which just two years ago made the move from a social organization to a fully functional association, didn’t have a succession plan in place when its executive director, Steven Moore, was killed in a plane crash in Boulder, Colorado, last month. What helped was communicating to members that the organization was working on finding the best way to honor their friend.

Tuesday Buzz: Boost Membership With the Basics

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Surprising as that is, that was one of the elements behind the improved performance of the Colorado chapter of the National Speakers Association, which saw its membership jump by 30 percent in a twelve-month period. “Research shows that increased communication and interaction among peers creates better outcomes.” One association chapter found an unlikely path to improving its membership numbers: It ensured that its basic functions were on-point.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

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. I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

The #FutureOfBusiness WILL Radically Change Everything As We Know It


Technology has splintered communications, which has changed from a one-way to two-way channel. It’s radically changed the communications dynamics. Connected, communicating customers and employees have more choices, and more amplified voices, than ever before. These real time discussions are having more impact on business, and have motivated business to transform process to maximize effective communication.

Coffee Gate 2016: My Choice To Drink From A Community Cup

Holly Duckworth

I knew it my gut; here we go again, coffee creating conscious communication. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Election!? What Election?! We’s got a drinking debate going on in this country. I opened my Facebook today like I do everyday. Only today was different. I see a photo post that reads, “Love the New Oneness cup!” The image was that famous Starbucks coffee cup shape, only not in the usual white or red color.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

Dana Rinderknect, Director of Online Giving for Colorado Gives has gone through the exercise. Carol Goglia, director of marketing and communications for the Community Foundation of North Texas which hosts an annual giving day in September, identified many non-technical scenarios. “It Have your technology crisis communication messaging ready. We just have to revise it and get it out,” says Tom Zimmerman, the group’s marketing and communications manager.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


It should also be noted that the list reflects my interests: associations, events, travel, tech, government, education, social media, communications, marketing, public relations, and jobs. dslunceford - Steve Lunceford; DC; Communications strategist working for @DeloitteGov. ericschwartzman - Eric Schwartzman; Los Angeles; Strategic Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Social Media Communications and Reputation Management Pro.

New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns

Beth Kanter

On Colorado Gives Day, the foundation recruited five teams of college students to stand on corners and raise awareness—providing a physical presence in the community. Marika Lynch is a writer and communications consultant for Knight Foundation. From GiveMN Case Study - Click for Case Study.

Business Ideas for Women


She attended Florida State University and acquired a communications degree. She went to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she attained an Accounting degree. Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued.

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

Beth Kanter

Check out my pinterest board “ Nonprofit Infographics.” Before you hire a designer, work with your in-house design or do it yourself, it is a good idea to identify the goal, audience, data, and key message that you to communicate. 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.”

How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

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Next, set up staff accounts for those staff members you are enabling to communicate on behalf of the organization. A good example of how hashtags work is a personal one: because I am no longer an AE, I wasn’t really in a position to attend the Institute in Colorado Springs. Off Stage. 13, 2009 - How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

Grantees will engage in peer discussions about integrating social media effectively into their communications strategies and will learn from each other – from challenges and missteps as much as from accomplishments and wins – so success means organizations sharing both. Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. Day 4: Action Learning Projects, Communicating After Workshop, and Managing Our Attention.

Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter

However, these grantees also have to integrate the use of social media into a strategic communications effort that will help further their work towards policy change to support children’s health care coverage. The early results like learning or engagement - the spontaneous stuff as Allison Fine likes to call it — are not always valued. Says Communications Director Christine Sinatra, “the invites spread like wildfire.”

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


About this list. I started this listing on February 20th, when there was still a question of whether or not conferences could still be held with the impending threat of the novel coronavirus. A lot has changed since February 2020. Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


Risk communication: how do we present information so there’s faith that it’s accurate? (15:24). With almost daily announcements of conference and event cancellations mounting due to fears surrounding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (that can develop into the deadly COVID-19 ), many association executives are wondering if their own conferences, special events, and Board meetings are safe.