Innovative Planning at The Global Pet Expo Creates Greater Productivity for Attendees

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Meet our fifth “Planner of Productivity”: Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the American Pet Products Association, based in Stamford, Connecticut. You need to survey your attendees every year.

Monday Buzz: Take Advantage of Google’s Management Resources

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Take a look at the company’s surveys, worksheets, slides, and documentation developed for managers for a little inspiration. 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. Also: Take your team-bonding experiences to the extreme.

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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. For example, an association can use the container of a survey with story prompts to gather members’ stories to inform marketing, conferences, or other functions.

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). In a 2008 survey of more than 26,000 individuals, ASAE’s The Decision to Volunteer found that “values drive volunteer choices.” 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.

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. A recent survey by the Employment Policies Institute of 165 Connecticut-based businesses—completed after the state’s sick-leave law was enacted—found that 70 percent believed it was not good for business.

Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services

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The Association of Maine Archives and Museums recently surveyed its membership and found that more than half would be hurt by LePage’s plan. Several cash-strapped cities—including Boston; Pittsburgh; Hartford, Connecticut; and Memphis, Tennessee—have adopted payment-in-lieu-of-taxes programs to offset declining revenue. Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Paul LePage submitted a proposed budget including a property tax for certain nonprofits.

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

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An Emerging Virtual Event World with KiKi L’Italian (source: Inside Events Podcast, EP9) April 17, 2020 – We recorded this episode on Global Meetings Industry Day ( #GMID20 ), where poignant data emerged from more than 7,000 survey responses during the online meetings. Connecticut – 3.5 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.

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

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An Emerging Virtual Event World with KiKi L’Italian (source: Inside Events Podcast, EP9) April 17, 2020 – We recorded this episode on Global Meetings Industry Day ( #GMID20 ), where poignant data emerged from more than 7,000 survey responses during the online meetings. Connecticut – 3.5