Writing a Press Release for Associations


The purpose of a press release is to get attention, make news, and generate publicity. It’s cost-effective marketing (free) and they can be used to create brand awareness for your association. For Immediate Release” under the date. Post the release on your website.

How (and why) to Write an Association Press Release


The purpose of a press release is to get attention, make news, and generate publicity. It’s cost effective marketing (free) and they can be used to create brand awareness for your association. For Immediate Release” under the date. Post the release on your website.

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New Survey Shows Americans Want Economy-Wide, Federal Privacy Protections


Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today released the results of a national public opinion survey that demonstrate Americans’ strong support for economy-wide, federal privacy protections. News Press Releases federal privacy federal privacy law privacy privacy legislation Survey

ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific Relief for COVID-19 Impacted Organizations


NEWS 501(c)(3) 501(c)(6) advocacy and Economic Security (CARES) Act asae ASAE Research Foundation Capitol Hill Coronavirus Aid covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) pandemic press release Relief Susan RobertsonWASHINGTON— ASAE applauded Congress for swiftly constructing a $2.2

5 Ways to Find Low-Cost Association Conference Speakers


press releases, logos on your site, social media promotion, email marketing, etc.). The post 5 Ways to Find Low-Cost Association Conference Speakers appeared first on GrowthZone. When it comes to finding a conference speaker, associations work with a limited (if any) budget.

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Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

These reports, issued with a frequency appropriate for your association, allowing you to: identify cost benefits such as how many individuals attended discounted educational programs, the number of free briefings received, etc. 3. Take advantage of press releases.

Subscription Box Association Launches to Deliver Tips on Business, Sustainability

Associations Now

Over the next decade, the subscription box industry is on track to generate more than $90 billion in annual revenues,” said Paul Chambers, one of the cofounders of SUBTA, in a press release. “We

Report Highlights Internet of Things Security, Privacy Issues

Associations Now

Last week, the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group released a report with Internet of Things security and privacy recommendations. Unapproved access or control. Unauthorized monitoring or surveillance. Device or system failures.

Tech Giants Collaborate on New Smart Home Standards

Associations Now

The goal of the Connected Home over IP project is to simplify development for manufacturers and increase compatibility for consumers,” a press release on the Apple website states.

Accessible, Affordable: The Strategy Behind One Group’s Online Learning Efforts

Associations Now

The offering will be free to (ISC)²’s members and associates, according to an association press release. (ISC)² is planning a major expansion of its online education efforts, including the addition of new staff, as a way to help cybersecurity pros keep up with the latest trends.

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Association Retirement Plans

Associations Now

The rule is expected to reduce administrative costs through economies of scale and strengthen small businesses’ hand in negotiations with financial institutions and other service providers.

From Purgatory to Pioneers: Rebooting Associations

Reid All About it

Amazon is the personalization king with their website recommendations and their PriceCheck app which tells you how much the product you’re looking at in a store will cost on Amazon. Press releases don’t belong on Facebook.

Daily Buzz: GoFundMe Launches Fundraising Platform for Nonprofits

Associations Now

Regardless of size or budget, we want to empower nonprofits to reach new audiences, raise money more efficiently, and further their missions,” said GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon in a press release. GoFundMe Charity is designed to make generating donations easier—and more social.

Nonprofits That Stray Off Course

Reid All About it

” I knew a percentage of my donation went to overhead and administrative costs, but I didn’t think it’d go to unnecessary lawsuits. This week I read about a nonprofit accused of losing sight of its mission and those it serves.

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Groups Move to Streamline Solar Panel Installation Processes

Associations Now

Two things are often cited as keeping solar panels from becoming mainstream: costs and an inconsistent installation process. Solar panels provide a great source of sustainable energy, but for many, the hurdles and costs to installing a solar energy system outweigh the benefits.

New Digital Media Industry Ad Exchange Promises Transparency

Associations Now

“It was clear that to move the needle on trust in the market, we needed to get in the game in a more direct way,” DCN CEO Jason Kint said in a press release introducing the new platform.

New Bill Would Expand 529 Savings Accounts to Cover Professional Certification

Associations Now

6 to expand individuals’ use of “529” education savings accounts to cover the costs of professional certification and credentialing programs.

Five Strategies to Ensure Your Digital Product Has a Killer Launch

Associations Now

If you’re releasing a big feature or an impressive tool, you can’t just announce it with a ho-hum approach, says Aileen Horgan of Atlassian. Whether it involves expanding your scale or workshopping your messaging, a well-considered approach to launching a new tech product can really pay off.

Tuesday Buzz: Cloudy Days Ahead

Associations Now

“By 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no-internet’ policy is today,” Gartner states in its press release. But is that experience coming at the cost of embracing future knowledge?

Could a members’ panel help your policy work?

Optimist Consulting

For example, the statistics can be used to underpin policy reports, consultation responses and press releases or to support your policy approach to ministers, government officials and key influencers.

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Daily Buzz: Don’t Give Up Professional Development

Associations Now

Dunn, Sesame Workshop’s president and CEO, in a press release. Fast Company highlights the costs to consider before hiring someone new. Continuing education is often the first thing to go when budgets are tight, but it’s worth holding on to.

How to Find the Best Association Event Speaker


From daily operations to special events, the funding challenge is ever present and a little creativity can go a long way in increasing member engagement at little to no cost. press releases, logos on your site, social media promotion, email marketing, etc.).

New Legislation Looks to Protect Association Health Plans

Associations Now

The Department of Labor is expected to appeal the ruling, but the Enzi-Alexander bill would codify the AHP rule that provides many working Americans the opportunity to buy the same lower-cost health insurance with the same patient protections as those plans offered by large employers.

The Guardian Expands U.S. Reporting With New Nonprofit Arm

Associations Now

In the past, according to a press release , the newspaper has funded journalism through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others.

Five Habits of Effective Business Writers

Higher Logic

This advice applies whether you’re writing reports, blog posts, or press releases – anything that requires planning and reviews from others. Imagine that each word costs you $10. The difference between effective, efficient writers and the rest is a matter of habit.

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Congress Passes Repeal of Nonprofit Employee Benefits Tax

Associations Now

Also included among the provisions in the spending package is a full repeal of the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost employer-provided health plans.

APICS Aims to Fill a Need with its New Credential

Associations Now

The aim of this new credential is to equip individuals with the essential knowledge they need to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and achieve recognition as a logistics expert.

Success With Disruption: Why T-Mobile’s Departing CEO, John Legere, Was So Effective

Associations Now

In 2013, he put his strategy out there with a series of press events that defined his mode of operation: T-Mobile, then the smallest of the four major carriers, would become the “Un-carrier.”

Social Network Association Aims to Encourage Accountability

Associations Now

$ 1 The cost of a lifetime membership to the association for individual members, without voting rights for the annual awards the association plans to give out. The cost of a lifetime voting membership is $99.

Dental Group Launches Free Credentialing Service

Associations Now

It is a perfect example of how moving from manual processes to cyber benefits saves time, reduces costs, and improves workflows.

Best Benefit Ever: Bank on It

Associations Now

Why it works: Through this new alliance, MBA members will have access to coveted resources, including a customer service line and special deals on industry products like Loan Prospector and Loan Quality Advisor, according to a press release.

New Advisory Council Finds Investments for Solar Energy

Associations Now

In an effort to increase funding for and lower the cost of harnessing solar power, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is working with the Solar Energy Finance Association (SEFA) to form a new advisory council.

3 Ways Online Communities Help Software Companies Drive Revenue

Higher Logic

With the cost to build software going down, the barrier to entry is much lower. One-way (marketing emails, NPS surveys, press release/corp comms); communication from customer-to-brand or brand-to-customer, but not both.

Early Meeting Predictions for 2016

Associations Now

As this post publishes, we are 90 days away from 2016, which means it’s just about time for every industry to begin releasing predictions for the upcoming year. While the news of overall growth is positive, the report also sounds a note of caution,” CWT said in a press release. “As

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Zuckerberg’s New Nonprofit Pitch: Get Everyone Online

Associations Now

The plan: Zuckerberg’s organization will focus on driving down both the cost and the amount of data needed to access content online. That approach cost the group some high-profile backers.

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

Associations Now

According to the release, the results “also merit consideration within the current federal and state regulatory environment.”

Meetings Group Connects Associations and Hotels

Associations Now

The Association Meeting Buyers Collective will take the hassle out of meeting planning by increasing association buying power and lowering costs for hotels. And on the hotel side, it’s benefitting them with lower costs and higher success.”.

Nurses Groups Partner to Better Address Students’ Mental Health Issues

Associations Now

Through the partnership, NASN members can take an online continuing-education certificate program that APNA developed to give nurses the evidence-based knowledge and skills they need to provide safe, cost-effective, patient-centered care to schoolchildren with psychiatric and mental health needs.

Best Benefit Ever: New Database for Massachusetts Lawyers

Associations Now

MBA is the 28th state bar to form a partnership with Fastcase, according to a press release. A new partnership brings fast, free information to state bar members. What’s the benefit?

The Four Writing Tics You Must Leave Behind in 2016

Higher Logic

The cost is that you’re leaving your readers behind. Take these sentences from a press release by hybris, a division of the software giant SAP, about a new “billing solution.”. Writing. We all need to do it -- in community postings, in email, and in the documents we create.