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Innovation for Association Executives

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I saw this book on a friend’s home office desk this summer in Connecticut. I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization.

Take a Vacation From Email

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The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depo, Connecticut. Shephaug River, Connecticut. Pool and Barn/Gym at High Meadow Farm, Washington Depo, CT. Last summer a client that I really respect apologized for not responding to an email message more quickly.

Connecticut News: Connecticut Governor Malloy Applauds Continued Job Growth at UTC

NonProfit University Blog

The historic agreement reached between UTC and Connecticut just a few short years ago has already grown thousands of good-paying jobs and secured billions of dollars of private investment and spending right here at home. . HARTFORD, CT – Governor Dannel P.

Connecticut News: Connecticut Governor Malloy Announces Major Investment to Revitalize New London State Pier

NonProfit University Blog

NEW LONDON, CT – Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Continue reading Connecticut News: Connecticut Governor Malloy Announces Major Investment to Revitalize New London State Pier at STL.News.

CONNECTICUT | Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey

NonProfit University Blog

CT– Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) urges residents to keep a tally of all sightings of hen turkeys and poults (young-of-the-year) from June 1 through August 31 as part of the Wildlife Division’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey.

Connecticut News: Thomaston, ANTHONY VITO, Robbery Getaway Driver Pleads Guilty

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading Connecticut News: Thomaston, ANTHONY VITO, Robbery Getaway Driver Pleads Guilty at STL.News. General ANTHONY VITO connecticut news Department of Justice DOJ Getaway Driver Robbery Getaway Driver Pleads Guilty Thomaston news TodayNewsThomaston,Co – John H.

CONNECTICUT | Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Banning Bump Stocks and Other Rate of Fire Enhancements

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Legislation Continues Connecticut’s Ongoing Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence while Congress Does Nothing. Continue reading CONNECTICUT | Gov. General Ban bump stocks bump stocks connecticut connecticut governor TodayNews

Connecticut News: Meriden, DIGBY KERR, Owner of Meriden Transportation Broker Firm Sentenced to Prison for $600,000 Fraud Scheme

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Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DIGBY KERR, 50, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. Continue reading Connecticut News: Meriden, DIGBY KERR, Owner of Meriden Transportation Broker Firm Sentenced to Prison for $600,000 Fraud Scheme at STL.News.

Connecticut News: Citizen of Mexico, Jesus Gomez-Valdivia Sentenced to 3 Years for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl, Illegally Reentering U.S.

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CONNECTICUT – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JESUS GOMEZ-VALDIVIA , 39, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S.

Connecticut News: New Haven, STEVEN F. HARVIN, Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Arrested for Stealing from HUD Programs

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Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. Continue reading Connecticut News: New Haven, STEVEN F. General connecticut news Department of Justice DOJ Hartford Nonprofit HUD Programs New Haven news President of Hartford Nonprofit STEVEN F.

Connecticut News: New Haven,JANZAYB KHAN,Waterbury Man Involved in Credit Card “Bust-Out” Scheme is Sentenced

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New Haven,Connecticut – John H, Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JANZAYB KHAN, 29, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S.

Connecticut News: California Man,DAVID E. BYERS Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison for Robbery Spree, Cross-Country Pursuit

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Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID E. Continue reading Connecticut News: California Man,DAVID E. General California Man california news connecticut news Cross Country Pursuit DAVID E.

Please Help the Families of Newtown

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Categories: YourMembership.com News Tags: donation , Sandy Hook Elementary School On December 14, 2012 an extreme tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

NEW YORK | Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

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In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missouri denies legal bills for lawyers of ex-Gov. Greitens

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Steelman provided The Associated Press copies of letters denying $118,000 of invoices from Eddie Greim’s Kansas City-based firm and $64,000 from Connecticut-based attorney Ross Garber. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)

Sometimes mother does know best

NonProfit University Blog

The new governor of Connecticut, Daniel Patrick Malloy, ran on a platform that included setting up a cabinet level position for and about nonprofits. When it comes to political and nonprofit leaders coming up with interesting ideas, the United Kingdom is outshining its American child.

Florida News: Lauderdale,ANDREW DEME,Executive of Yacht Sharing Club Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Investors

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Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANDREW DEME, 52, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. Lauderdale, Florida – John H.

RE/MAX Finds Strong Sellers’ Market Continues In New England But Luxury Slows Across Few States

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The annual report evaluated data from most regions across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, looking at pricing, volume, and general trends in residential real estate and luxury markets.

Colorado Attorney Involved in Stock “Pump and Dump” Scheme Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

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Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DIANE DALMY, 63, of Denver, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. John H.

Conference Circuit: Three Days at the Museum

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The New England Museum Association’s 98th Annual Conference is set to start in Mystic, Connecticut, next week. Location: Mystic, Connecticut. Rundown Attendees: 900 plus. Sessions and events: 60.

We Lost A Valiant Leader

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Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut died in a school doing … Continue reading → You are reading We Lost A Valiant Leader from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. The world lost a talented and brave leader.

Leadership Lessons from Times of Crisis

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last three days, you are aware of the terrible tragedy that struck an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. This was an unthinkable tragedy carried out by a monster. I for one, spent early Saturday morning crying while watching news coverage before my children awoke. Nothing good comes from this tragedy. However, are there leadership lessons that can be learned from tragedies like this?

Create a Container: Storytelling Strategies to Engage the Next Generation

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When kids are deciding to learn an instrument, the accordion is probably not their first choice—creating an industry challenge the Connecticut Accordion Association is trying to overcome.

Monday Buzz: Take Advantage of Google’s Management Resources

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Some of the out-there choices include taking your team spelunking in the Canadian Rockies or praticipating in a plane-crash survival course in Connecticut. Looking for more leadership development resources? Google is giving theirs away for free.

Diversify Your Retention Rate, and Other Membership Ideas

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I attended the New York and Connecticut events—and, if not for the overlap, would have joined NE/SAE as well. and executive vice president of the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Association, who delivered a keynote presentation at both the NYSAE and Connecticut SAE events.

GMO Labeling Legislation Gets Bipartisan Push in Congress

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Connecticut passed a law in June allowing for such labeling—with a caveat that nearby states must pass similar legislation before Connecticut farmers would be required to comply.

Bagel-Eating Contest Aims to Draw Attention to Start-Up Bagel Group

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He said that several dozen spectators cheered on the 10 competitors, who traveled from New York, Philadelphia, and Connecticut to take part in the competition. The second-annual National Bagel Eating Contest hopes to bring awareness to the fledgling National Bagel Association.

Monday Buzz: Kickstarter Becomes a Benefit Corporation

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Nonprofits are top workplaces in Connecticut, and Nonprofit Quarterly editor-in-chief Ruth McCambridge went in search of the secret behind their success. One of the biggest online crowdfunding hubs announces its new status. Plus: How your association can make big improvements using big data.

Wednesday Buzz: Rebuilding a Fictional Town

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A big element of that buzz, notes BizBash , was a series of live events that brought the vibe of Stars Hollow, Connecticut—the show’s hometown—to Los Angeles. How Netflix turned to live events to promote its revival of the cult show Gilmore Girls.

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Proposals Prompt Debate

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The New York City Council recently reached an agreement on a paid sick-leave bill similar to ones found in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Seattle, and the state of Connecticut, though it has not yet voted on the measure.

After Sandy Hook, Why a Newtown-Based Gun Group Stayed There

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which has called Newtown, Connecticut, home for two decades, says it considered moving its headquarters after last year’s school shooting, but staff members urged the leadership to stay in town.

Democratic Party Groups Press for New Leaders with Local Focus

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Last month, the chair and chair-elect of the Democratic Governors Association—Connecticut Gov. Sometimes, the same old strategies don’t make sense anymore. That appears to be a conclusion the Democratic National Committee and other party-related organizations have come to.

Expand Your Product Line: Clone Your Classic Conference into Punchy Regionals

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However, by adding smaller regional events, new Goldilocks zones open up in other cities including suburban areas, which for us meant great venues in Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento, California; and Hartford, Connecticut, to name a few. Supplement your national conference with regional events and watch participation grow.

Volunteers: How Much Is Your Time Worth?

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Washington, DC, ranked highest at $34.04, followed by New York ($28.73), Connecticut ($28.26), and Massachusetts ($27.43). According to Independent Sector, an hour of volunteer time was worth $22.14 in 2012. Harder to quantify is the reason people decide to volunteer.

Nonprofits to Facebook: Don’t Limit Our Reach

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The animal-shelter volunteer, who writes the updates for the Karuna Bully Rescue , in Naugatuck, Connecticut, launched a Change.org petition a few days back, requesting that Facebook modify its algorithm strategy to better accommodate nonprofit groups.

GMA Takes Vermont to Court Over GMO Labeling Law

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Connecticut and Maine have passed their own GMO-labeling laws, but those are contingent on their neighbors in New England passing similar measures.

Medical Group Can Represent Members in Class Action, Appeals Court Says

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Anthem Health Plans , which involves APA’s members in Connecticut.

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Safety Top-of-Mind for Bus, Gaming Associations

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For years, the company’s buses have transported casino fans to casinos in nearby Connecticut; soon, buses will start taking passengers to Massachusetts.

Immersion Studies: Hotel Execs Plan Deep Dive in India

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President and CEO Frits van Paasschen and several top-level executives will spend March in Mumbai and Delhi, roughly 8,000 miles away from the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, learning new hospitality approaches.

Conference Circuit: Getting Dog Trainers to Sit and Shake Hands

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Along with a full slate of speakers and workshops , the APDT conference, which will be held October 15-18 in Hartford, Connecticut, features special events like book signings and a 5K run/walk to raise money for the APDT Foundation.