Make a Difference for DC’s Kids

Spark Consulting

The post Make a Difference for DC’s Kids appeared first on Spark Consulting. I’m participating in a fundraiser for my favorite nonprofit organization, Reading Partners (where I’m both a tutor and a board member), and ?I’m I’m asking for your financial support.?. Reading Partners works to ensure students from low-income households have the literacy skills they need to succeed in school and life.

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Is Washington DC Entrepreneur Friendly? – Ask JP #010

Moery Company

Transcript: Ask JP question today is, “Do you find that the Washington DC area is entrepreneur friendly?” Washington DC is entrepreneur friendly, just make sure you’re looking for real entrepreneurs and not fake ones when you look for someone to work with.

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DC’s Capital Area Food Bank Needs Your Help!

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Drop off what you collect at their DC or NOVA warehouses. I was at my regular volunteer gig at CAFB this morning, and the shelves are BARE, y’all. It’s typical for donations to fall off after the holidays, and more than once, I’ve gotten a call before my June or July visits to the Food Bank to tell me not to come because they don’t have work for volunteers. But it’s only the beginning of April.

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Members Hire Strategic Solutions

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Since 2004, Julia Hamm , President & CEO of Washington, DC based Smart Electric Power Alliance ( SEPA ), positioned the organization as the strategic partner to help the electric utility industry transition to a clean energy future. Corey Rosenbusch , President & CEO, The Fertilizer Institute ( TFI ) (formerly President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance), Washington, DC. “We Breaking news. Executives and Professionals seek strategic solutions from their Associations.

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The HighRoad Team Take on Digital Summit DC 2018

HighRoad Solution

After sightseeing the DC monuments on Sunday (pictured above are Abby, Jeremiah and Sami), we started the DC Digital Summit Conference on Monday with opening keynote speaker Dan Pink, best selling author of When.

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DC’s entrepreneurial community

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Just one more reason why we love DC

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Members Hire Industry Advocacy and Promotion

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Super Forum After Hours: What DC and Arlington Have to Offer

Higher Logic

Beyond housing the President and being the epicenter for American politics, DC has so many fun things to do! While you’re in the area visiting for Super Forum , we hope you have time to at least quickly explore DC and the surrounding areas. Jaleo -- With locations in both DC and Crystal City, this is one of the best tapas restaurants in the area. This interactive museum is one of DC’s most fun trips. How well do you know our nation’s capital?

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

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NW, Washington DC. Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series. On June 18th, we are hosting an invitation-only breakfast gathering with one of the top storytellers in the world – Mike Bonifer , Chief Creative Officer at bigSTORY.

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Members Hire Constant Transformation

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Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Association Growth Strategies Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsLate Breaking News. Members Hire Constant Transformation.

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Private Equity Hires Associations, Private Equity Fires Associations

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Bobby Franklin , President & CEO, National Venture Capital Association ( NVCA ) in Washington, DC indicates that PE has the resources it needs to continue acquiring companies.

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Members Hire Relevant Associations

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Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsAssociations have endured downturns before, what’s different this time is the valuable lesson learned after the great recession, that Members hire relevant Associations.

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[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

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Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series. On June 18th, we are hosting an invitation-only breakfast gathering with one of the top storytellers in the world – Mike Bonifer , Chief Creative Officer at bigSTORY.

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[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

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Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series. On June 18th, we are hosting an invitation-only breakfast gathering with one of the top storytellers in the world – Mike Bonifer , Chief Creative Officer at bigSTORY.

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Monday Buzz: The Women Who Rule DC

Associations Now

Association executives take a bigger role on a magazine’s list of the powerful women in Washington, DC. What do the leaders of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), CTIA: The Wireless Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the American Beverage Association (ABA) have in common with Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser?

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Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations

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Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsBreaking. Members Hire Tomorrow’s Associations because they have no other choice. Global uncertainty and technological advances are forcing Members to make more informed decisions on how to spend their precious time and money.

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Thanks For Playing: Happy Empancipation Day, DC!

Thanks For Playing

Happy Empancipation Day, DC! Today marks the 150th anniversary of DC Emancipation Day. Its been a holiday in DC since 2005. Photo credit: Mr. T in DC. Labels: life in DC , personal reflections. Happy Empancipation Day, DC! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 16 April 2012.

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Members Hire Bold Strategies

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One recent example is the Washington, DC based American Bakers Association ( ABA ). Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsMembers Hire Bold Strategies. Part of that boldness is how much their Industry Trade Association Strategic Plan reflects the challenges and business outcomes that members care most about.

Energizing Member Engagement

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Member Engagement Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsDriving Sustainable Industry Growth Helps Trade Associations Energize Member Engagement .

Association Supply Chain Advocacy

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Advocacy Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsAssociation Supply Chain Advocacy can be a game changer for members. By uniting the Supply Chain through Associations members can better influence the destiny of their company and their Industry in ways they could not do on their own.

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Reading Partners DC Needs Our Help!

Spark Consulting

[This post is NOT about association management, but many members of the association community are in the DC area, and an outstanding DC nonprofit could REALLY use our help right now.]. In 2017, only 19% of DC’s fourth graders from low-income families could read at or above grade level. For DC citizens, pressuring the mayor’s office to make this right – eom@dc.gov or 202.727.2643. The post Reading Partners DC Needs Our Help!

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YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

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Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! How awesome is that? Community is what we all do, and we’re passionate about it. Let’s use this time to share our passion.

Associations Offer Alternative to DC Paid-Leave Plan

Associations Now

Citing concerns over funding a paid-leave law through a tax on employers, ASAE and other DC-based associations proposed an employer-mandate alternative for providing the city’s workers with paid family and medical leave. The Universal Paid Leave Act of 2016 (Bill 21-214) currently being considered by the DC Council includes a 1 percent tax on employers as the funding mechanism. The post Associations Offer Alternative to DC Paid-Leave Plan appeared first on Associations Now

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2017 Member Engagement Strategy

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Member Engagement Strategic Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsMarket uncertainty and the pace of change will continue to impact membership decisions at professional societies and trade associations. Looming external factors will play a significant role in how membership decisions will be made. The outcome of the U.S.

Humanize Public Workshop, DC Tuesday 10/16

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We are VERY excited to invite you to our very first public workshop. Join us on Tuesday!! We’re going to have a great discussion with some top execs who have been actively working through some of the concepts we talk about in Humanize, like collaboration, transparency, and social business. Here’s the description: Social Leadership: What Humanize Means to the Top of the Org Chart.

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Members Hire Customized Advocacy

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The magnitude of advocacy challenges spread far beyond the confines of the Washington, DC Beltway. Advocacy Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Strategic Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsMembers hire Customized Advocacy because they have no choice.

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Food Truck Association Battles DC Vending Rules

Associations Now

Proposed regulations in Washington, DC, would severely limit where the city’s food trucks can operate, according to the local food truck association. Food trucks would become far scarcer in most of downtown Washington, DC, if regulations proposed by the city’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs are adopted, according to the Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington (FTAMW).

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Monday Buzz: Association Moves Shake Up DC

Associations Now

Association HQs are all over Washington, DC, and its suburbs, but a few large organizations are relocating within the city to respond to strategic and workforce needs. Many associations have offices in DC’s central business district, but some groups are moving to up-and-coming waterfront neighborhoods , reports Bisnow. The post Monday Buzz: Association Moves Shake Up DC appeared first on Associations Now

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3 Engagement Strategies Drive Growth

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Member Engagement Strategic Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsGlobal economic challenges from modest growth to market uncertainty continue to drive changes on how Trade Associations deliver value. In several instances, CEOs are collaborating with their boards and management teams to transform their organizations into strategic partners.

DC Organizations Prepare for Disruptive Metro Maintenance

Associations Now

Starting in June, DC commutes will be tough as Metro begins its year-long restoration plan, and associations need to develop coping mechanisms. With the introduction of the DC Metro “SafeTrack” plan , DC area organizations will have to work with staff to maintain productivity as commutes are disrupted and extended. The post DC Organizations Prepare for Disruptive Metro Maintenance appeared first on Associations Now

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3 Association Growth Strategies

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Association Growth Strategies Strategic Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsSluggish global growth and U.S. growth , the race for talent, and disruptive innovation create opportunities for Associations and Professional Societies to become more essential.

CrossFit, Trainer Groups Disagree on DC Personal Trainer Regulations

Associations Now

CrossFit has been particularly successful in the Washington, DC, region, where more than 100 CrossFit training facilities are located. As DC’s Board of Physical Therapy attempts to finalize the rules, CrossFit and other fitness companies are threatening legal action to stop them, according to The Washington Post. Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS) and has worked closely with the DC government on the bill.

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Breakthrough Associations

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Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsThe flow of economic forecasts and performance , global crisis, disruptive innovation , and the real time updates on the U.S. elections are mind numbing. The constant stream of information reminds association executives just how complex the world has become for your members.

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Don’t Miss AMS Fest!  Sept 17 in DC

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Don’t Miss AMS Fest! Register Here! AMS Fest is a one-day event where you’ll be elbow-to-elbow with other association executives, Association Management System consultants and AMS vendors that all want to engage in discussions around nothing but AMS. You’ll be sure to hear talks related to any (and maybe all) of the following: the future of Association Management Systems. where does the AMS really fit in our technology solar system. what’s trending. what’s not working and what is working.

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Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

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The American Bakers Association ( ABA ) is the Washington D.C. Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsMembers hire Associations, Members fire Associations is what the new mantra will be for Association Executives in 2018.

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Advocacy Drives Business Outcomes

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Advocacy Association CEO Best Practice Interviews Strategic Member Engagement dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsFor leading Associations, their mantra is clear Advocacy Drives Business Outcomes.

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Happy Fourth of July from Washington DC!

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The Recession Ready Association

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Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsIt’s been seven years since the end of the great recession and one economist thinks there is a 60% chance of a recession next year. As global uncertainty and slow U.S.

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Accelerating Member Engagement

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Advocacy Member Engagement Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firmsAccelerating Member Engagement. According to a recent CNBC post “earnings are expected to be down by some 4 percent year over year, that is an 8-percent reduction from previous estimates.”

Compelling Member Engagement

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Polarization in Washington, DC, and market disruption are opening doors for Associations to create more compelling member engagement experiences for their members. Member Engagement Strategic Member Engagement Strategic Planning dc association consultant dc association consultants dc association consulting DC association consulting firm dc association consulting firms