I Heart Detroit

Association Advocacy Chick

years as a DELPer: Detroit. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau supports ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Every summer, we travel to Detroit for a weekend filled with learning and fun. Now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “Detroit?” Yes, Detroit has its challenges. When I see Detroit, I see progress. What I saw in DC is what’s happening now in Detroit.

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area

Associations Now

The foundation, through its investments in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, will commit $1.8 Detroit is still on the comeback trail—and that includes its media outlets, too.

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JPMorgan Chase Gives Major Boost to Detroit Nonprofits

Associations Now

Meet In Motor City The association community will get a glimpse of just how far Detroit has come in the last few years when members of the industry gather for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place August 8 to11.

How Detroit Got Its Groove Back

Associations Now

The city’s convention and visitors bureau announced hotel and convention bookings are up significantly for the next two years—the result of a hard-fought effort to elevate Detroit’s image. We had to work extremely hard to convince customers that Detroit is operating and is suitable for major conventions. Detroit may be dealing with bankruptcy , but you wouldn’t know it by looking at its convention and hotel room bookings for the next couple of years.

Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

Since last week’s blog post, the latest story about Detroit’s bankruptcy seems to be the city’s problem with stray dogs. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. So it’s encouraging to hear the excitement about Detroit’s “comeback city campaign.”

Detroit Metro CVB: Bankruptcy Won’t Affect Conferences

Associations Now

$ 12B The amount of private-sector investment that Detroit Chamber of Commerce CEO Sandy Baruah says has been infused into the city’s economy in the past five years, creating 12,000 new jobs. In 2015, ASAE will hold its Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit.

Connected in every way imaginable

Aaron Wolowiec

I swam in the hallways of the Detroit Convention Center looking for the correct bus back to one of the many host hotels while trying to network, build business leads and learn about association trends. Detroit served as the icebreaker and Matt Chung was our official tour guide.

With New Name, Detroit Sports Media Group Makes a Pitch for New Members

Associations Now

Long the home for TV and radio journalists, the Motor City group now welcomes sports journalists across media and will boost initiatives to support emerging professionals aspiring to cover Detroit’s sports scene.

ASAE15: We do we GO from here?

Association Advocacy Chick

It was our first annual meeting in Detroit. Uncategorized ASAE ASAE Annual ASAE Annual Meeting asae15 delp DetroitASAE 15 was a different experience for me than in years past. It was my first annual as an Executive Director. I missed the annual DELP reunion so it was my only opportunity to see most of my DELP family. I could focus on the good, the bad and the unusual, but I’ve decided to go with what’s next.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. Hosted by the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, the theme is “What’s Working?” Despite bad press, Detroit offers countless examples of what’s working.

What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

Everyone’s hot to visit Detroit; Grand Rapids is topping national lists of places to live; and Traverse City keeps crushing it as a vacation destination, somehow figuring out how to lead about every trend – from craft brew making to farm-to-table cuisine – that comes down the pike.

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Welcome DELP newbies

Association Advocacy Chick

Afterwards, your class will travel to Detroit to meet your fellow DELPers for our annual reunion. Uncategorized ASAE associations delp Detroit Professional Development Congratulations to the DELP class of 2014-2016! Soon you will meet in DC to receive a formal orientation on all things DELP and ASAE. There will be some laughs, some happy tears, some learning and a lot of fun! Before we get there, let me share a few words of wisdom with you. DELP is what you make it.

Check Out AssociationSuccess.org

Jamie Notter

I'm just back from the ASAE Annual meeting in Detroit. It's my 12th consecutive annual meeting. Over the years most of my clients have been associations, so this is obviously the place to be for me every year, though my participation at the meeting has certainly morphed since 2004.

Collaborate LARP at #ASAE15

Spark Consulting

In just under two weeks, at the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting in Detroit, I’ll be facilitating a session called “ Request and Re-gift.” If you’ll be in Detroit for ASAE, I hope to see you in room 320 of the Coho Center, Monday, August 10 at 9 am. Many association executives are familiar with ASAE’s online member community, Collaborate.

Obsessive Innovation: Why Associations Must Constantly Turn to What’s Next

Associations Now

At the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit Sunday, opening general session speaker Josh Linkner explained to association leaders the five “obsessions” of innovative thinkers and showed them how they can be adopted back at the office.

#asae14 is over. Now what?

Association Advocacy Chick

Or maybe the choir that performed during the closing session got you pumped for Detroit. To recap #asae14, some sessions were great; Others not so much. People had particular feelings about the opening and closing sessions. Nashville pulled out all the stops to welcome attendees. We all had fun at parties, yadda, yadda, yadda. But it’s all over now. The sessions. The networking. The receptions. So now what? Do we go back to work as if nothing happened? Obviously not.

Insects for Dinner? New Trade Group Hopes to Make the Case

Associations Now

The group, launched at an event in Detroit, highlights the fact that some startups see the Motor City as ripe for edible-bug manufacturing.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

And now, Detroit. Our beloved Detroit is in danger of losing its soul. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do. Captain Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness. Yes, I am an unabashed fan-girl and so excited over this movie I can barely stand it.

ASAE Annual Exhibitors Miss Another Opportunity

Reid All About it

So why are you telling someone who didn’t come to your booth: “Thanks so much for stopping by our booth at ASAE in Detroit. Yesterday, one of my friends started a conversation on Facebook about all the post-show emails sent by ASAE Annual exhibitors.

Prep Work: Getting Ready for a Conference

Associations Now

It’s hard for me to believe that in a week I’ll be headed to Detroit for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. She also recommended a map of Detroit, so you can explore when you have downtime.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

In the latest issue of Associations Now , we looked at three cities that are surprisingly robust meeting venues : Pittsburgh, Reno, and Detroit. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

The Future of Rental Cars Is Here

Associations Now

Daimler AG, for example, owns car2go, and The Detroit News notes that General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler are all exploring the business. The Detroit News highlights data from consulting firm Frost & Sullivan showing that in 2014, 1.3

Broaden Your Reach to Millennials and Gen Z with Snapchat

Associations Now

Now, Nokia makes bathroom scales , and according to Nicholas Mattar, the director of marketing at the Detroit Regional Chamber, who presented this week at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference , 13-year-olds are using the social app Snapchat on their personal smartphones.

Is Social Crowdsourcing Good for Philanthropy, Anyway?

Associations Now

But it also brought in people who might not otherwise engage with Bezos, like Madonna, who saw an opportunity to help her hometown of Detroit: @JeffBezos #Detroit @empowermentplan @DETBoxingGym @DetroitAcademy pic.twitter.com/UAIq5IRpRd.

Fix MI State Campaign Takes Aim at Infrastructure Issues

Associations Now

Over the past seven months, the association, which represents more than 600 companies in the construction industry, has built up a massive public awareness initiative set to consume up to 20 percent of its annual budget, according to an article in Crain’s Detroit Business.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

Associations Now

Later, Christensen told the Detroit Free Press that clowns “are professional performers who visit children in hospital wards … they go to senior homes and they perform for veterans. A number of our members aren’t sure what to do,” Christensen told the Detroit Free Press.

Vote for us for best meeting planning company!

Aaron Wolowiec

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau – Detroit Metro CVB. Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (more than 200 guest rooms) – The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area – Cobo Center.

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ASAE’s Closing Luncheon Looks to the Future

Association Adviser

Are you looking forward to 2015 in Detroit? Events ASAE Annual Meeting association change Detroit Noreena Hertz Susan NeelyWhat did you think about the closing luncheon? The post ASAE’s Closing Luncheon Looks to the Future appeared first on Association Adviser - Best. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Best Benefit Ever: A Chance to Root for Your Home Team

Associations Now

Michigan social workers get an off-hours perk: discounted tickets to Detroit Pistons games for the upcoming season. What’s the benefit?

News Quiz: What Happened at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition?

Associations Now

In this edition: A few questions about the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit this week, an Expedia and Orbitz merger has one association concerned, and a group of thespians is worried about forthcoming rules from the FCC.

How a Nonprofit Turned a Product into a Platform

Associations Now

But that was the case with Veronika Scott, the 24-year-old founder and CEO of Detroit-based The Empowerment Plan, who shared her path from student to leader at a Game Changer session at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City on Monday.

Joint Membership: The “Special Sauce” for Chapter Relations

Associations Now

Joint membership can offer big benefits for associations with component relations for both the national organization and state or local chapters. Members gain advantages too, from discounted dues to access to more programs and services. Here’s how it’s working for two associations. I love Big Macs.

Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President

Associations Now

Brown’s appointment comes more than a decade after the ABA elected its first black president, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer.

Plumbing Group Donates Faucets, Other Supplies to Flint Residents

Associations Now

The water crisis, which began in 2104 after the city switched its water supply from Detroit to the Flint River, came to a head last fall when it was confirmed that the city’s water tested for high levels of lead, and a state of emergency was declared.

Supercharging the Discussion: Let’s Talk Electricity at Events

Associations Now

And at the end of the conference, the Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau handed out portable chargers to attendees to promote the 2015 ASAE event: The phone charger has already been a lifesaver!

NAACP Charts New Direction With National Listening Tour

Associations Now

Detroit will be the first stop on the listening tour, where NAACP national leadership will meet with local membership, supporters, and partners on August 24. The NAACP embarks on a listening tour to meet with local leaders and better plan its future in a new era of civil rights activism.

Don’t Just Use Data, Keep Reinventing Your Data Strategy

Associations Now

It came from Detroit. Over two decades, an ambitious firm has grown from startup subsidiary to the established maker of a tool used by millions. Hint: It’s probably in your car.) The reason the company has managed to hold on for so long has much to do with its ever-evolving data strategy.

Monday Buzz: The Secrets of Nonprofit Social Media Success

Associations Now

Detroit’s revitalization was a frequent topic of discussion during the ASAE 2015 Annual Meeting & Expo, and now, Forbes reporter Natalie Robehmed explores how the city is using techno music to raise its profile even higher.

Tech Industry Group Pledges Progress on Diversity Problem

Associations Now

It is ironic that Twitter is still resisting releasing this information,” Jackson told the Detroit Free Press. “We More Disclosures Wanted The controversy caused by the earlier disclosures from tech companies has a major civil rights icon, the Rev.

New report: Association marketing has a ways to go

Aaron Wolowiec

The State of Association Marketing ,” unveiled this week during ASAE’s annual conference in Detroit, summarizes the marketing efforts of 373 survey respondents, mostly comprising membership associations. Marketing is much more difficult than most people think.