Thu.Jun 14, 2018

14 Blogs and Podcasts that Will Keep You Current on Online Community and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In today’s digital world it can be hard to know which resources to rely on, especially when there’s new stuff coming out all the time, and there’s so much pressure to constantly consume. How can we keep up with the technology world but also filter out the things that aren’t useful?

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

Wild Apricot Blog

Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

What You Notice Can Help You Radically Improve Your Association

Smooth The Path

Scientists discovered that first impressions are super important to us. We record and rely on first impressions heavily in our day to day lives. First impressions are hardwired into our brains.

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

Wild Apricot Blog

Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

Easy Ways to Use Video to Engage Association Members

GrowthZone

It’s tough to build trusted relationships with members when they are spread across a state, region, or country. Using video is a powerful way to drive engagement, educate, and demonstrate member value and ROI – from your office to theirs. Blog like you mean it.

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Grant Writing 101: Creating a Process

MembersClicks

Have you been looking into some ways to gather some additional funding for your association or chamber? We have one word for you: Grants! Applying for grants will offer your organization a chance to bring in funds that don’t have to be paid back as well as help you expand out more robust programs to better serve your members and industry. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed at how the process works, we get it. The grant application process is no joke!

Texas News: BEAUMONT, Tanya L. Richard, Federal Prison Employee Guilty of Defrauding Inmate Families

NonProfit University Blog

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 43-year-old Beaumont, Texas woman has pleaded guilty for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Tanya L.

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WASHINGTON | Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, WH

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings.

FLINT, Mich. | Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

NonProfit University Blog

FLINT, Mich. —Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha had hard evidence that thousands of people in Flint had been exposed to toxic lead in their drinking water. The pediatrician and public health expert figured city and state officials would share her shock and join her in alerting residents. They did not.

WASHINGTON  | Watchdog report blasts FBI but doesn’t hand Trump total win

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — An inspector general report condemning the FBI’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but also denies total vindication to the president who fired him.

MINNEAPOLIS  | Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt’s ethanol policies

NonProfit University Blog

MINNEAPOLIS — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.

WESTMINSTER, Colo.  | Boy dies, his brother, mom critical after Colorado shooting

NonProfit University Blog

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police.

WASHINGTON  | Inside the summit: Talks with ‘aliens,’ familiar frustration

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

WARSAW, Poland  | Polish court rules against man who wouldn’t serve LGBT group

NonProfit University Blog

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to “promote” the gay rights movement. The country’s top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court.

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SEATTLE  | Bogaerts’ HR sends Boston past Mariners, 2-1

NonProfit University Blog

SEATTLE — Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 Thursday night for their fourth straight win. David Price (8-4) pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to earn his sixth victory over his past seven appearances.

WASHINGTON  | FBI report says anti-Trump texts ‘cast a cloud’ over probe

NonProfit University Blog

HONOLULU  | Survivors of past Hawaii lava recall despair and opportunity

NonProfit University Blog

HONOLULU — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler’s home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses.

KABUL, Afghanistan  | Afghan president touts cease-fire in Eid address

NonProfit University Blog

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is touting a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The holiday marks the end of the Ramadan holy month, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

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NEW YORK  | Neil shines like a Diamond at Songwriters Hall of Fame gala

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK —Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, but the singer didn’t let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  | AP Explains: Poor People’s Campaign 1968 vs. 2018

NonProfit University Blog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1968.

KABUL, Afghanistan  | The Latest: Iranian leader praises citizens on Eid al-Fitr

NonProfit University Blog

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is addressing the nation during Eid al-Fitr prayers.

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PHOENIX | Judge mulls allowing expelled Arizona lawmaker on ballot

NonProfit University Blog

PHOENIX — A judge says she’ll decide Friday whether a former Arizona lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct can run for state Senate. Don Shooter was the first state lawmaker in the United States to be ousted following the rise of the #MeToo movement.

Kansas Handfishing Season Requires Grit and Vigor

NonProfit University Blog

PRATT, KS – There’s a reason you don’t see anglers lining up by the masses on opening day of handfishing season: it’s not for everyone.

WASHINGTON | Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

PYONGYANG, North Korea | After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

NonProfit University Blog

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general.

DENVER | Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

NonProfit University Blog

DENVER— The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate and led to warnings for others to get ready to leave.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: UAE says Hodeida offensive is carefully executed

NonProfit University Blog

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 4:25 a.m.

WASHINGTON | AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — AT&T has completed its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, one of the biggest media deals ever. A federal judge approved the combination just two days earlier over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers.

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

NonProfit University Blog

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. Fresh off a six-shot victory last week, Johnson managed all aspects of his game Thursday on a classic U.S. Open course that required nothing less.

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | US Open Notebook: Gregory faces the music; Phil, Rory do not

NonProfit University Blog

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Twenty-three year-old Scott Gregory shot 22 over par — dead last in the opening round of the U.S. Open — and then cheerfully answered every question from a group of reporters wanting to know what went wrong. Spoiler alert: everything.).

HONG KONG | Bill passage seen as increasing China’s hold over Hong Kong

NonProfit University Blog

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory.

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WASHINGTON | White House: Trump salute to NK general ‘a common courtesy’

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Saudis say 2 ships with food to dock at Hodeida

NonProfit University Blog

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Saudi Arabia’s U.N.

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NEW YORK | Torres hits 3-run HR, German gets 1st win as Yanks top Rays

NonProfit University Blog

Torres hits 3-run HR, German gets 1st win as Yanks top Rays. NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer and Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win as the New York Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

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LEADING OFF: Story returns home, Cubs-Cards face off

NonProfit University Blog

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: TEXAS STORY.

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SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mixed after ECB announcement, US data

NonProfit University Blog

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street largely finished with gains following the European Central Bank’s announcement to phase out its bond-buying stimulus. Upbeat U.S. data helped bolstered sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4

LAS VEGAS | Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS — Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties.