Associations Put Spotlight on Mental Health

Associations Now

A few examples: The Mental Health Association in Delaware is helping coordinate screenings for depression throughout the state on National Depression Screening Day on Thursday. An affiliate of Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, MHA in Delaware estimates that 61,000 people in the state suffer from a mood disorder such as major depression or bipolar disorder. October marks several national and international mental health awareness campaigns.

Pain Point: Acupuncturists Concerned With Therapists’ Use of Needles

Associations Now

Thomas, a physical therapist in Delaware, explained to The News Journal as she demonstrated dry needling on a patient. In August, Delaware became the 29th state to legislate the technique when the governor signed a law expanding physical therapy practice to include it. Is “dry needling” a form of acupuncture? That question has led to a turf war between associations in the physical therapy and acupuncture professions.

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How Baltimore Is Deconstructing Itself—With Local Nonprofit Help

Associations Now

Since 2014, the Baltimore-based nonprofit Humanim, which operates a large number of social-good initiatives in Maryland and Delaware, has contracted with the city through its Details Deconstruction arm. Rather than demolishing blighted buildings, the city is helping fund nonprofits that take the buildings apart piece by piece—then resell the parts, which still have significant value in construction.

4 Unexpected Questions Every Event Planner Should Ask Conference Venues

Associations Now

“On our first site visit, the Palais brought up the shipping issue right away,” said Ewa Jodlowska, director of operations at Python Software Foundation, a technology nonprofit organization based in Delaware. Gain insights that reduce stress and increase revenue at your event. When scouting conference venues, event planners rely on their trusty site-visit checklist.

CVBs Publish Pokémon Go Guides to Draw Visitors

Associations Now

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is encouraging gamers to play while inside the museum. Delaware Museum of National History Executive Director Halsey Spruance is in on the craze, too. While Pokémon Go continues to gain popularity, the game also presents CVBs with a new way to market landmarks and visitors with a new way to explore. As the Pokémon Go craze continues to sweep the nation, organizations are taking advantage of the mobile game to boost their missions and messages.

How Associations Are Responding to Hurricane Matthew

Associations Now

Members of the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives offered assistance in response to the storm, while workers, organized by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives , headed east to help with the power-restoration efforts. Tragedy in Haiti While the U.S. recovers from Hurricane Matthew, a nonprofit that had a significant support base in Haiti finds itself needing to rebuild.

What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards

Associations Now

Additionally, he noted that since many businesses are incorporated in Delaware and other states, the law may not actually apply to the companies being targeted. California’s just-passed law requiring women to have a place on the boards of public companies reflects wide interest in seeing added diversity in boardrooms, including in nonprofits. However, the law itself could face a tough road ahead due to questions about its constitutionality.

Light Up Navajo: Association Helps Bring Power to Homes for the First Time

Associations Now

More than 24 public power utilities from around the country—including some from as far away as Massachusetts, Delaware, and Ohio—took part. More than 15,000 homes in Navajo Nation lack access to electricity, and it’s costly to put them on the grid. But a campaign backed by the American Public Power Association helped put a dent in that number. For many, this is probably a surprising fact: Some people still don’t have access to electricity in the United States in 2019.

Hug a Volunteer: It’s National Volunteer Week

Associations Now

Members of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association are celebrating their volunteers and looking to recruit new ones with a series of fire station open houses across the state on April 13. “We Sunday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week, a 40-year tradition of honoring the work and service of U.S. volunteers. Here’s how several associations are both saluting their volunteers and fostering the volunteer spirit this week.

Supreme Court Ruling Halts “Forum Shopping” in Patent Suits

Associations Now

The ruling, which came about after Kraft Foods sued TC Heartland LLC in Delaware—despite Heartland’s headquarters being based in Indiana—was closely watched by the business world, particularly in the technology space. In a significant Supreme Court ruling that could help limit frivolous lawsuits by so-called “patent trolls,” the court ruled that patent lawsuit plaintiffs must sue domestic companies in the location where they are based.

Know Your Live Polling Options

Association Adviser

As an undergrad at the University of Delaware, I was able to act as a participant with both of these products. We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of presenting to a sea of blank faces. You ask for a raise of hands for opinions and thoughts, but only a small portion of your audience actually responds. You wish there was a way for your attendees to quickly and anonymously (or not) answer questions. Great news: There is! There are many options for group polling systems.

Internet Advocacy Group Ranks the Awful

Associations Now

State laws, including one in Delaware , that allow loved ones to access private internet accounts after a person’s death. In the latest edition of its iAWFUL list, the advocacy group NetChoice says that a move to attach internet sales tax legislation to a bill blocking taxes on internet service is the most awful bill of all. The internet advocacy group NetChoice isn’t afraid to let its policy gripes be known.

Fireworks Group: Regulations Taking the Fun Out of the Fourth

Associations Now

Just three states (Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Jersey) have banned consumers from owning the devices, and four others allow only sparklers. The American Pyrotechnics Association says that this year could be one of the biggest ever for fireworks displays. So what’s the problem? Well, the group isn’t exactly happy with the Obama administration’s myriad fireworks regulations.

Thursday Buzz: The Secret to Getting Acquired By Google

Associations Now

Time to update your will: In Delaware, your heirs now have the legal right to access your social accounts once you pass on. The tech giant’s test when considering an acquisition—and how it can apply to your association’s own marketing. Also: time-tested strategies for effective headlines. “Is the product the target company makes something people will use at least once a day, and that makes their lives better?”

Gaming Association Spins New Movie to Its Advantage

Associations Now

Only three states—Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey—have legalized online gambling. An association representing casinos says the new movie Runner, Runner illustrates the need for government regulation of online gambling. Hollywood movies can make a big impact on public opinion. When a film paints a negative portrait of a particular industry, the association or trade group representing it typically jumps into spin mode. The initial response is often a defensive one.

Out of Bloom: Lessons from a Nonprofit’s Demise

Associations Now

” Poor messaging can hurt momentum: At the time of the Shared Learning Collaborative’s launch in 2011, the potential for data integration in apps seemed to draw excitement, and by the time its successor, inBloom, emerged in February 2013, several states were onboard with the concept, including Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina.

Reaching Millennials (Gen Y) with Mobile

Association Adviser

When I was a student at the University of Delaware, I used the campus app on a regular basis. Two millennials weigh in on the latest research findings. As two members of the millennial generation, we pay special attention to articles that claim to state the best ways to market to us. Sometimes we agree that marketers know us well; other times, we slightly disagree and wish we could give the author(s) a hint.

Alzheimer’s Association to Vote on Proposed Consolidation Plan

Associations Now

“At no time did they give us any indication about how this transition would take place or any indication of a plan to effect that consolidation,” Greg Tigani, Delaware Valley chapter board chairman, told The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Alzheimer’s Association has some big challenges and major changes ahead, though its plan for consolidation has raised questions from some local chapters.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.2.19

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Location: Room Delaware AB, Hyatt, Greater Columbus Convention Center. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The 11 th edition of MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is now available for download. I’ve already used data from the report in a few different blog posts so you’re bound to find something in there that will make you go, “Hmm, that’s interesting (useful, surprising, depressing, encouraging).”.

Parsing Common Core: An Education Program Under Fire

Associations Now

In a June Washington Post op-ed, Delaware Gov. At the Grassroots Level Beyond political issues, grassroots groups are showing up, including a colorfully named teachers group called the Badass Teacher (BAT) Association , whose members are concerned that standardized testing programs such as Common Core’s hurt teacher individuality.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

Reid All About it

Location: Room Delaware AB, Hyatt, Greater Columbus Convention Center. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Our annual family beach vacation is next week—the same time as the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo (#ASAE19). I figured I’d be so excited about a week at the beach that I wouldn’t even miss Annual. But, I’ve got to admit, reading all the tweets and putting together this post, I’m feeling a bit wistful.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth Kanter

Braeden was chosen to represent Delaware at the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge banquet at the White House. Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1 billion in 2013 and nonprofit fundraisers using crowdfunding platforms and techniques continues to explode (according to this infographic from Craig Newmark).

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

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Delaware – 967,171 – effective Tuesday 8 a.m. 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. A lot has changed since February 2020.

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

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