Fri.Sep 21, 2018

Are You Prepared to Master the Engagement Economy?

Higher Logic

We’re moving from the attention economy to the engagement economy. It’s no longer just about reach – it’s about how people interact with your content. Website pages with many visitors, but no engagement, will be punished by search engines.

5 Steps to Increase Board Diversity at Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re concerned about your board’s diversity, you’re not alone. In this post, I cover the five steps your organization can follow in order to increase board diversity, equity and inclusion. board-recruitment board-diversity

Membership Hack: Online Acronym Finder

Associations Now

The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society recently revamped its acronym guide from a printed piece to a searchable online database. The new tool helps RAPS members navigate a sea of bureaucratic shorthand. How to hack it? Does the work your members do sometimes look like alphabet soup?

Be Like Yoda, Not Luke: Designing a Customer Success Program

Association Management

At Virtual, we pride ourselves on the long-term success of each of our clients. To achieve that, our individual team members have been given a voice and the agency to help clients succeed.

Why the NFL Players Association Is Investing in Biotech

Associations Now

The association is participating in a funding round for a startup company that has created an innovative solution for one of the most infamous injuries on the football field and beyond: the torn ACL. The NFL Players Association is making a major investment in a medical startup this week.

Change or Help: Your Perspective Is Everything

Leadership Solutions International

As a coach it’s my natural set point to want to help people. I naturally care. I ask questions. I listen to the answers. I want to offer my skills and expertise to help people. Recently a “non-paying” friend came up and told me, “Holly, you are trying to change me.” I was shocked and […].

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Association Health Plan Coalition to Work With Policymakers

Associations Now

Groups representing a variety of sectors, from small businesses to farmers, announced this week that they will work to develop standards for organizations providing association health plans under new Department of Labor rules.

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Daily Buzz: Ride the Lightning

Associations Now

A Forbes writer explains why your organization might be better off embracing the chaos of disruption. Also: a distressing set of Facebook stats. It’s a fact of life: If you’re an association leader, you’re going to have to ride through waves of change.

Alabama News: Former Marine Receives 33 Months for Embezzling Over $500,000 From Marine Corps and Over $20,000 From Toys for Tots

NonProfit University Blog

Alabama – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What a whirlwind of a couple of weeks.

Vermont News: Cabot Man, Jeremy A. Churchill Sentenced to Six Years for Stolen Guns

NonProfit University Blog

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jeremy A. Churchill, 38, of Cabot, Vermont, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to six years in federal prison for possessing stolen handguns.

Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Melvin Velasquez Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

NonProfit University Blog

BOSTON, Ms. – A Salvadoran national was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston for failure to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Melvin Velasquez, 34, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

Texas News: Pax­ton: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded Churches Under the Constitution, Texas Law

NonProfit University Blog

Missouri News: Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit

NonProfit University Blog

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Parson appointed Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit, which includes Howell, Oregon, Shannon, and Carter Counties. Privette won the August primary election and is running unopposed in the November general election.

ORLANDO, Fla | Milton accounts for 6 TDs, No. 16 UCF routs FAU 56-36

NonProfit University Blog

ORLANDO, Fla. — McKenzie Milton ran for a career-best three touchdowns while throwing for three more, helping No. 16 UCF extend the nation’s longest winning streak with a 56-36 rout of Florida Atlantic on Friday night.

RICHMOND, Va | Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

NonProfit University Blog

RICHMOND, Va. Christopher Bell took the lead away from Matt Tifft with 13 laps to go and won the opening race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth in what he said would be his only start of the season.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California man arrested in 10 ‘horrific’ cold-case rapes

NonProfit University Blog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what’s known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | The Latest: Trump says he won’t rush North Korea deal

NonProfit University Blog

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says he won’t rush into any deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Trump says he’ll rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

NonProfit University Blog

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a “lingering stench” following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president.

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

NonProfit University Blog

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: BRAVES BASH? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr.

HOUSTON | Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

NonProfit University Blog

HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night.

WASHINGTON | Helping Cy shot, deGrom drops ERA to 1.77; Mets top Nats 4-2

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — No pitcher ever has put together a season quite like Jacob deGrom’s 2018 for the New York Mets. The 23 consecutive quality starts are a record. So are the 28 starting assignments in a row allowing three runs or fewer. The 1.77 ERA isn’t too shabby, either.

CLEVELAND | Red Sox tie team record with 105th win; Indians’ Bauer back

NonProfit University Blog

CLEVELAND — Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Boston Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Friday night.

TORONTO | Gurriels are 1st brothers with multiple homers on same day

NonProfit University Blog

TORONTO — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and his older brother, Yuli, have become the first brothers in major league history to have multihomer games on the same day. Toronto’s Lourdes Gurriel homered in the first and fourth innings Friday night in the Blue Jays’ 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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ATLANTA | Braves move to brink of division title, beat Phillies 6-5

NonProfit University Blog

ATLANTA— The Atlanta Braves moved to the brink of their first NL East title since 2013, bouncing back from Ronald Acuna Jr.’s ’s defensive blunder with a five-run seventh inning that carried them past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday night.

ABERDEEN, Md. | Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

NonProfit University Blog

ABERDEEN, Md. — Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter’s violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself.

WILMINGTON, N.C. | NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

NonProfit University Blog

WILMINGTON, N.C. Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters.

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BLADENBORO, N.C. | Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

NonProfit University Blog

BLADENBORO, N.C. Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week.

HONOLULU | Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

NonProfit University Blog

PITTSBURG | Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

NonProfit University Blog

PITTSBURGH — Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night and gained ground in the NL Central race.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill | Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

NonProfit University Blog

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and No. 10 Penn State scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night.

WASHINGTON | GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian state television says gunmen open fire on military parade in Ahvaz, causing casualties

NonProfit University Blog

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television says gunmen open fire on military parade in Ahvaz, causing casualties. By Associated Press. Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iranian state television says gunmen open fire on military parade in Ahvaz, causing casualties at STL.News.

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SAO PAULO | Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

NonProfit University Blog

SAO PAULO— Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah‘s financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet.

KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

NonProfit University Blog

KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore.

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BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

NonProfit University Blog

BOGOTA, Colombia — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia‘s capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania ruling party endorses embattled party chief

NonProfit University Blog

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party on Friday endorsed its chairman despite his recent conviction for abuse of power.