Wed.Jun 13, 2018

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth Kanter's Blog

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

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Conference Purpose With Power And Participants Leads To Profitability

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your event have a clear and inspiring purpose? (If If you’re shaking your head yes, then what is it?). Now imagine someone asking your conference participants that question. How would they respond? I suspect they would say “ Yes, of course it has a purpose!”

Fresh Perspective: The Benefits of a Heuristic Website Evaluation

Association Adviser

Last month, I attended the ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

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20 Networking Questions to Keep in Your Back Pocket


Networking. If your eyes roll (and your stomach drops) upon just READING that word, you’re not alone. Many people understand the importance of networking, but they still dread it. We get that - and we’re here to help! If networking intimidates you and you’re never really sure what to ask/talk about, here are 20 questions to keep in your back pocket: association leadership event planning Association Views

AMR Vlog #1 - Five Takeaways from XDP

AMR Management Services

AMR's own Molly Marsh shares her top five takeaways from the recent Xperience Design Project (XDP) from ASAE. If you’d like to download the visuals from this AMR vlog, click here

Anticipating Trends Across Industries: A Case Study

Association Success

The way we plan for the future can make or break an association and its industry. Many years of working in the association space, and two very different industries within it, have taught me a thing or two about using foresight to an association’s advantage. Now, with ASAE’s ForesightWorks , all of us have access to the resources we need to scan for trends and anticipate changes before they happen. What kind of impact can this future focus have on an organization?

PHOENIX | Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

NonProfit University Blog

PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona.

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WASHINGTON | Experts: Protections on pre-existing conditions at risk

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts.

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Moon sees strong support for summit in South

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 1:30 a.m.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa.  | Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

NonProfit University Blog

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. The storm struck the Wilkes-Barre Township shopping plaza late Wednesday night. The area was under a tornado warning at the time.

NEW YORK  | How Fox’s businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.

AMMAN, Jordan  | Jordan PM caught between angry public, international lenders

NonProfit University Blog

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s new prime minister won’t have much time to deliver on promises to rescind a proposed tax increase and implement economic reforms with more consideration for the country’s struggling poor and middle class.

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Women’s basketball mourns death of Anne Donovan

NonProfit University Blog

To many in the world of women’s basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8. She won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach in her storied career.

LONDON | A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain

NonProfit University Blog

LONDON — In the shadow of London’s Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people.


LAS VEGAS | Videos show Vegas police helping people duck, escape gunfire

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS — Some of the first Las Vegas police officers to respond to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.

WASHINGTON | Senators seek to soothe relationship with Canada

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

SEATTLE | Haniger’s game-ending blast gives Mariners sweep of Angels

NonProfit University Blog

SEATTLE — Something about the big moments brings out the best in Mitch Haniger. His two-run home run in the ninth on Wednesday, after a stellar defensive play in the top of the inning, gave the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: SKorean diplomat to US: Seize momentum for peace

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 9:40 p.m. South Korea’s top diplomat is telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that this is a chance to “seize the momentum toward peace, denuclearization.”

MELBOURNE, Australia | Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

NonProfit University Blog

MELBOURNE, Australia — An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson’s record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of its payout in a defamation case.


WASHINGTON | The Latest: US, Japan and SKorea officials meet post-summit

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The top diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea are discussing the North Korean nuclear threat and U.S. diplomacy with Kim Jong Un.

NEW YORK | Teenage dream: Soto, 19, powers Nats’ win at Yankee Stadium

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK — Teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, and the Washington Nationals beat New York 5-4 on Wednesday night.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pompeo links denuclearizing to sanctions relief

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea until it denuclearizes.

LOS ANGELES | Kemp and Chirinos ejected after home plate collision

NonProfit University Blog

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers have been ejected in the third inning after a home plate collision that led to a benches-clearing confrontation between the teams.

LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

NonProfit University Blog

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: FANTASTIC FREEMAN. Freddie Freeman didn’t get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4.

PHILADELPHIA | Washington’s battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

NonProfit University Blog

PHILADELPHIA — George Washington’s personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the war.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets

NonProfit University Blog

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state. Forty years later, another Democratic governor will place the state’s first legal bet on a sporting event.

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board to hear former juror’s death sentence regrets

NonProfit University Blog

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Thursday planned to hear from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared.

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks slump after Fed signals faster rate hikes

NonProfit University Blog

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea’s market benchmark tumbled 1.6 percent on the first trading day after a meeting of U.S. and North Korean leaders.

AUGUSTA, Maine | Couriers to deliver ranked voting results to Maine’s capital

NonProfit University Blog

AUGUSTA, Maine — Couriers will begin delivering ballots to Maine’s state capital on Thursday as residents await the results of the nation’s biggest test of ranked-choice voting. A private courier service will start delivering hands ballots and memory sticks to a secure site in Augusta.

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WASHINGTON | Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON  | House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party’s conservative and moderate factions. The measure is a work in progress, though leaders hope to unveil it soon.

WASHINGTON  | Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep.

WASHINGTON | Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON— Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep.

NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.

CINCINNATI | Panel opts not to change school’s Redskins team name, mascot

NonProfit University Blog

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the latest round in a recurring fight, a Cincinnati-area high school whose teams have been called the Redskins for over 80 years will keep that mascot. A committee heard heated debate and decided against recommending any change of the mascot name at Anderson High School.

ATLANTA | Atlanta’s hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

NonProfit University Blog

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America’s successful bid for 2026 World Cup. Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia.

ALABAMA | Seven Alabama State Parks Earn Total of Nine TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Honors

NonProfit University Blog

ALABAMA– Seven Alabama State Parks earned nine Hall of Fame honors from TripAdvisor and 12 parks in the 22-park system earned Certificates of Excellence from the world’s largest travel website. Overall, the parks received 16 Certificates of Excellence for 2018.