Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology.

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Virginia Shooting Highlights Safety Concerns for TV News Crews

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” Gardner has also served on the board of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Associations in the television news industry had safety concerns before this week’s murder of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman, which aired on live television.

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Join Jeff for P.I./TMA Resources Executive Breakfast on March 6 in Alexandria, Virginia

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This free breakfast session will be held at the headquarters of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Alexandria, Virginia, and registration for this event is now open. TMA Resources , located in Vienna, Virginia, provides member-centric organizations with the software solutions, services and partners that help keep their members and other constituents returning to them to find information, collaborate, learn and communicate with their communities.

How Do You Get to The Executive Director Position? Listen, Question and Learn

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From the Corner Office: Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia SAE. The VSAE Board of Directors takes a break outside at their 2015 Board “Advance” in Lynchburg, Virginia. Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia Society of Association Executives.

Five Tips to Write Better

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Does that mean you should expect TC Boyle or Natalie Angier or Virginia Wolfe or Michel Foucault to tutor you personally? No (and Virginia and Michel are dead anyway). communication personal reflections I write a lot.

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Wise Words from the Corner Office

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Meena Dayak, vice president of integrated media and communications for the American Public Power Association: Our content comes from different sources. On becoming a better association leader: Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia Society of Association Executives.

Wise Words from the Corner Office

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Meena Dayak, vice president of integrated media and communications for the American Public Power Association: Our content comes from different sources. Tracy Mehan III, executive director for government affairs at the American Water Works Association: A lot of our advocacy-related communication is shoe leather. On becoming a better association leader: Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia Society of Association Executives.

Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!


Sponsored by Higher Logic at their brand new HQ in Virginia, the theme of the event is defining and communicating your organization’s culture in tangible, actionable ways that garner results. The art of creating a culture focused on timing and flexibility to make you a better leader, communicator, marketer, and crisis manager. Results over process: How a shift in focus and communications can promote better collaboration at all levels of your organization.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

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West Virginia inmates will be charged by the minute to read e-books on tablets. April Doty, Communications and Events Management, Minds@Work. Lyndsey Medsker, founder, Clear Skies Strategic Communications.

Hot Association Jobs – July 12


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. . This individual will also help to develop and improve the NABL website, e-mail communications, social media channels, mobile apps, etc.

Jailed Without Cause? Advocacy Group Assists in Deaf Man’s Legal Battle

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10 % The average year-over-year decline in use of teletype (TTY) services, according to a 2013 Federal Communications Commission report [PDF]. I thought Virginia would give me an interpreter and they said no. He also had little opportunity to communicate with the outside world.

How An Association Is Using Data To Advocate

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The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is using publicly available data to show the value its members deliver to people throughout the state. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Virginia Health Department, and to compare the data across legislative districts.

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. The Director will ultimately be responsible for the strategic marketing, membership, and communication efforts at OMA and the supervision of staff working in those areas.

Associated General Contractors of America

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November 2010 -- Association Spotlight Our spotlight on association communication excellence falls on Arlington, Virginia-based AGC of America, whose recently revamped online store allows members to browse through the Association’s myriad publications, videos, webinars and educational resources for general contractors in a streamlined, well-executed fashion

We Asked, You Answered: Making the Most of Drive Time

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Communication Director, Ohio Society of CPAs. In the morning ,when I am sharp and heading for the office, I listen to podcasts about communication, accounting, and other professional issues. I “slug” (casual carpool ride) from Woodbridge to Arlington in Virginia.

Restaurant Foundation Wins Grant to Train Prison Inmates for Industry Jobs

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We have one million unfilled jobs; the labor demand is very high right now,” said NRAEF Vice President of Communications Gordon Lambourne. Funds from the grant will be used to roll out HOPES in four cities: Boston; Chicago; and Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia. “We A new $4.5

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

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We need to allow member data to tell us how to communicate, not the other way around.?A A strong member lifecycle ecosystem incorporates simple, actionable data with intelligent campaigns and member communications.

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Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

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This aligned well with Higher Logic’s “Casual Approachability” value and made this a comfortable environment to work and grow in – we could approach anyone, encourage more communication, and felt empowered to help each other out.

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

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Timberlake Membership Software was founded in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia by Brian Choate. Timberlake Membership Software offered associations an efficient way to organize and track member data, manage member dues, communicate with members and more.

Best of the Web: October 2013

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AENC Marketing & Communications Conference. Fourth Annual State Bankers Association Communicators Conference. Hosted by the Virginia Bankers Association. Dana Plotke and Charles Popper will host a session about managing member communications on Friday, Nov.8.

Membership Marketing Blog: ASAE Marketing, Membership.

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ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. There promises to be many great speakers and sessions at the upcoming ASAE Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference held May 23 and 24 in Washington, DC. in Alexandria, Virginia. ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Confer. Membership Marketing Blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

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Host: Coursera/University of Virginia. Forward-thinking associations see the value in moving towards a more personalized one-to-one communication style, but can be overwhelmed at the start because the steps look too steep.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.16.16

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Association Chat Live: Communication Disruption (Arlington VA). Northern Virginia Small Association Forum for Executives (call in or Alexandria VA). Does everyone have a cup of coffee and a maple-glazed donut? Just me?

Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 2


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. In this role, you will be responsible for managing marketing and communications plans and deliverables for mission programs and grant-funded marketing campaigns.

Recycling Partnership Rolls Out 100,000 Curbside Carts

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Most recently, the cities of Roanoke, Virginia; East Lansing, Michigan; and Greenville, South Carolina have received the grants, which the cities have welcomed with open arms.

Future Ready, Not Future Proof: Part II

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It is critical to communicate this shared understanding about what the future holds to all stakeholders with clarity, simplicity and resolve. This is the second in a two-part series in which I share foundational principles for building future-ready associations. You can read Part I here.)

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Mobile Industry Knee-Deep in Efforts to Solve 911 Problems

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Last week CTIA announced the latest stage of its “test bed” efforts, intended to help improve location accuracy of emergency calls that come from mobile phones. The trade group is working with major mobile providers on the problem.

Does Your Membership Team Have Ninja-Like Reflexes?

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Take, for instance, the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia, which restructured its membership and grew from 158 members to almost 300 in four years, using a significant mindset shift. “In

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3 Unique Ways to Build Team Spirit

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Unbridled Learning Solutions , located in Virginia, offers another unique leadership and team-oriented program. The groups get to collaborate, communicate, and get creative—while caring for others.

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Could “Safe Phone Zones” Help Stop Distracted Driving?

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You have to have engineering as well, and that’s what this is, because by creating these Safe Phone Zones it acknowledges that drivers need or want to communicate while on trips.”. Travelers Marketing has also worked on similar systems in Virginia and Arizona.

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. While it is a geographically diverse list (throughout US and Canada [8] and one from England), a higher proportion come from the area where I live and work: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC. bkmcae - Ben Martin; Richmond, Virginia; Product mgr for MemberFuse & RealWeb by NFi Studios.

Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Announces “New Faces” Program

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These five new “faces,” farmers and ranchers in Virginia, Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin, will act as the spokespeople for USFRA and serve its mission of reaching consumers. In the third year of the “Faces of Farming & Ranching” program, the U.S.

What Should You Say About a Sensitive Issue? Learn from the Confederate Statue Debate

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It took two weeks of constant communication among the 16 board contributors involved in drafting the position statement, which was issued in response to concerns raised by AIC’s members.

Monday Buzz: Make It Personal

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Here’s a fun way to incorporate drone technology into your meeting: During a recent National Governors Association meeting, Virginia Gov. Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog shares some considerations you should take into account.

International Customs and Shipping Made Easy for Event Planners

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A customs broker can handle everything from paperwork and communication with government agencies to calculating taxes and duties so you and your exhibitors don’t overpay. Scared of international shipping? Don’t be.

This Week’s Association Membership & Marketing Jobs


We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. We are seeking a talented and energetic Publications Coordinator to work in our Reston, Virginia office (no telecommuting).

We Asked, You Answered: Sharing Holiday Cheer

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Communications/Media Manager, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia. ’Tis the season for festive holiday parties, office potlucks, and cookie exchanges. Of the million ways to share holiday cheer with your association colleagues, what’s your favorite?

Hospital Associations Leverage Data For More Transparency In Healthcare

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While taking a slightly different approach from MHA and FHA, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association developed an online data-based public awareness and advocacy tool called the Community Health Legislative Dashboard last year.

ChatterBachs announces GovLoop training


ChatterBachs announced today that they will offer training on GovLoop as a part of their services.

Monday Buzz: What’s a Webinar, and What Isn’t?

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The webinar is a valuable educational, communication, and promotional tool, but has the term “webinar” become an awkward one-size-fits-all title for any session your association holds online? CMSWire contributor Virginia Backaitis weighs in.