ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific Relief for COVID-19 Impacted Organizations


ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. WASHINGTON— ASAE applauded Congress for swiftly constructing a $2.2

ASAE Condemns Assault on Democracy at U.S. Capitol


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. NEWS asae press release U.S. January 7, 2021. ASAE Condemns Assault on Democracy at U.S. Capitol.


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Internet Association Launches Website Highlighting the Industry’s COVID-19 Response Efforts


IA members are all pitching in to help people through these difficult times, and IA has launched this new COVID-19 website to make it easier for families, healthcare workers, educators, government officials, and industry to learn about tools and other resources.”.

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement. Organizations can now design and share badges in TopClass LMS to reward participation and learning achievements for members.

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Lung Association Boosts Anti-Vaping Education for Teens

Associations Now

The American Lung Association’s new INDEPTH training program is designed to help schools fight the surging popularity of vaping among teens, emphasizing education over penalties like school suspension. Although disciplinary measures like suspension have a role to play in discouraging vaping at school, the American Lung Association wants to help schools reverse the trend with a new educational program.

Drone Challenge Supports College STEM Education

Associations Now

I’m pretty stuck in thinking that it’s difficult to address the STEM side of education if you don’t make something, put something together. And so much of this technology is charge and fly, and I struggle to call that a STEM exercise,” AMA Director of Education Bill Pritchett said. “At We’re a nonprofit membership organization, and if you don’t plant then you don’t grow. We’re a nonprofit membership organization, and if you don’t plant then you don’t grow,” he said. “We

Client Spotlight: Phoenix Union Foundation for Education Creates $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund for PXU Families Impacted by COVID-19

SOS Association

We're proud to work with the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education who shared this press release today: The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education (PUFE) has created a $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund to benefit families of the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) impacted by hardships due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

Client Spotlight: Phoenix Union Foundation for Education Creates $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund for PXU Families Impacted by COVID-19

SOS Association

We're proud to work with the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education who shared this press release today: The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education (PUFE) has created a $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund to benefit families of the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) impacted by hardships due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

With New Education Program, Group Looks to Serve All Member Segments

Associations Now

With the introduction of a new education program, the National Association of Sports Commissions is working to better serve all membership segments. As a first step toward better representing its full membership, the National Association of Sports Commissions has launched its new education program, the Sport Tourism Learning Institute. Our goal is to provide a variety of educational opportunities for all our members and industry professionals.”.

CommPartners Announces Acquisition By Symphony Technology Group (STG)


[ Read the complete press release ]. Symphony Technology Group Acquires CommPartners, a Leading SaaS Provider of Learning Management System Software and Virtual Events .

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Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

Your organization’s accomplishments shouldn’t be a secret. These reports, issued with a frequency appropriate for your association, allowing you to: identify cost benefits such as how many individuals attended discounted educational programs, the number of free briefings received, etc. 3. Take advantage of press releases. But press releases still work—arguably, even better—for digital publications.

Did You Know? Associations Plan to Rake in More Revenue from Publications, Events and Continuing Ed

Association Adviser

Non-dues revenue is often an essential component of an association’s operating budget, allowing staff to produce high-caliber member communications, events and continuing education programs. A quarter each of respondents to last month’s poll reported that they plan to improve efforts to earn non-dues revenue from publication advertising, live events or continuing education. Our Corporate Champion revenues cover most of our educational program costs.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”). After completing the course, the students will be doing an internship as part of their field work, being placed in international organizations in the US and other places in the world.

Associations Prep and Debut Virtual Conference Options

Associations Now

With coronavirus causing many groups to rethink face-to-face meeting plans, some have turned to virtual offerings as way to deliver the education their attendees need. Society for Public Health Education.

How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

Associations Now

Despite the large economic hit the meetings sector is dealing with due to coronavirus, industry professionals, venues, and organizations have still found ways to support one another and their communities.

What’s on the Horizon for Meetings in 2020?

Associations Now

In 2020, I think there will be a renewed focus on utilizing solutions that will help increase attendee engagement, streamline post-event follow-up, and help organizations fuel their sales pipeline through live events,” said Cvent CEO and Founder Reggie Aggarwal. A new year often brings change.

There’s Good News for Conference Content, and a Warning, in New Report

Associations Now

But with member demographics more diverse than ever, organizations are facing challenges in how they deliver it. In response, meeting planners have continued to increase the number of ways in which they deliver conference materials to attendees,” said Jonny Popp, Omnipress general manager, in a press release. The latest version of Omnipress’ State of the Conference Industry Report finds that content continues to be a significant driver of value for associations.

2015 Association Management Trends and Important News from YM

YourMembership Blog

As quoted in our press release, “this significant addition makes YourMembership the leading engagement platform for organizations, delivering upon their mission of helping associations, organizations, publishers and other companies succeed by improving personalized user interactions across the web, social and mobile channels.”. Now there is, as we have just released our newest publication, The Essential Guide to 2015 Association Management Trends.

Daily Buzz: Don’t Give Up Professional Development

Associations Now

Continuing education is often the first thing to go when budgets are tight, but it’s worth holding on to. When you pay for people’s education, people think you care about them and their success in the organization,” she writes. And the organization benefits too by developing employees’ leadership potential. Dunn, Sesame Workshop’s president and CEO, in a press release. Everyone talks about data, but not all organizations know how to use it.

NAACP Charts New Direction With National Listening Tour

Associations Now

I firmly believe that this tour will expand our reach, touch our people, engage more diverse audiences, and reinforce our focus on civil rights in this age of great political and social uncertainty,” Interim President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a press release. Over the next few months, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization is scheduled to visit seven major cities across the country. Russell to The Associated Press.

The Most Important Year for Association Membership Renewal – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 254

Moery Company

Associations are pulling in new member types with content, education, and advice. Association members are going to be picking which associations they will remain a part of and we know that most companies that join associations are often members of multiple organizations.

Group Asks Universities to Review Athletics the Same as Finances, Curriculum

Associations Now

Recently, the highest-profile issues in higher education leadership are related to college sports. Now, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is recommending university governing boards keep athletics accountable by applying the same review process as they do for other parts of the college experience, including finances, curriculum, strategic planning, and educational quality. Legon, in a press release.

How to Find the Best Association Event Speaker


Put on an engaging, educational event for your members within budget. Also include local leaders, donors, and people who have benefited from your organization. Contact public speaking organizations. press releases, logos on your site, social media promotion, email marketing, etc.). Associations work with limited budgets. To stretch every dollar, they often solicit sponsorship’s and donations.

Inaugural Baby Sleep Day Hopes To Help Families Rest Easier

Associations Now

In honor of the first-ever Baby Sleep Day on March 1, the Pediatric Sleep Council is organizing a group of international sleep experts to field questions about babies’ sleep (or lack thereof) over a 24-hour period via Facebook. Yet, approximately one-third of parents report their child has a sleep problem,” said Dr. Jodi Mindell, chair of PSC, in a press release.

Less Gates, More Golden Tickets

YourMembership Blog

Education + Alumni. News + Press. Transparency has been a big struggle for traditional organizations. You can control your press release content and branding (from a visual standpoint) but anything more than that you’re at the mercy of your customers, community members, employees and others who are commenting on and reviewing your services and offerings. You have an amazing organization. Education + Alumni.

Effort Highlights Speech and Language Services Available to Students

Associations Now

To educate parents about the speech and language options available, ASHA shared a press release with parenting media and bloggers and then pushed it out through various social media channels. In addition, the organization is using the start of school as a way to repurpose and promote some existing content.

Higher Ed Consultants Group Launches Knowledge-Sharing Network

Associations Now

With an aim to reach more college-bound students and their families with advice, the Higher Education Consultants Association introduced a new knowledge-sharing network. To help fill that shortfall, the Higher Education Consultants Association will connect kids and parents with its member consultants through its new College Admissions Expert Calling Network (ECN). It’s a way for us to get our name out there and let people know what our organization does.”.

UBIT Repeal Gaining Traction in 116th Congress

Associations Now

These new tax liabilities create numerous compliance challenges for nonprofits and threaten the financial security and missions of organizations that provide countless services to communities in need and to society as a whole.”. Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector, in a press release. “We We commissioned this research to educate the nonprofit community and urge Congress to quickly repeal these two provisions.”.

Report: Women Underrepresented in Cybersecurity

Associations Now

But organizations can help eliminate them, says the leader of a women’s IT group. While women comprise 43 percent of the global workforce, they only fill 11 percent of cybersecurity positions, according to the new 2017 Women in Cybersecurity Report from the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (EWF) and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. A new report found women in cybersecurity continually fight obstacles to their career advancement.

ASAE Launches Challenge to Recognize Power of Digital Credentials

Associations Now

With a new competition and the help of other organizations, ASAE is asking the public to submit proposals on how to use digital credentials to help close the skills gap. Through a new crowdsourced competition , ASAE is asking organizations and the public to come up with creative ways to use digital credentialing to close the workforce skills gap.

Social Network Association Aims to Encourage Accountability

Associations Now

The first-of-its-kind association, with Nico serving as CEO, is an outgrowth of that organization, intended to encourage social networks to improve their standards. The organization lists PR Newswire, Dun & Bradstreet, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas among its strategic partners. Organization members and partners are eligible to vote for the Social Network Awards and are offered discounts on their first press release with PR Newswire.

Toy Group Rebrands to Better Reflect Its Mission and Members

Associations Now

On April 24, the trade group sent out a press release from its new Manhattan headquarters about its new name and tagline—The Toy Association: Inspiring Generations of Play. The board encouraged staff to really give some thought to the organization’s strategic goals, which is exactly what they did during countless meetings and a retreat.

Why Is Your Association Still Sharing PDFs Online?

Associations Now

Still, associations use them for all sorts of reasons, including to share articles and press releases. During ASAE’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference (MMCC) last week, this point came up during “ 5 Website Improvements to Make in 5 Minutes (or Less) ,” a session hosted by McFadyen Solutions’ Ray van Hilst and the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ John Tyler.

TESOL Association Expands Reach in China

Associations Now

Working with 21st Century English Education Media, TESOL International Association—which serves professionals teaching English to non-English speakers—aims to bring more events and resources to the English teachers and learners in China. “We After hosting events in China with universities and education groups, TESOL felt the push to provide more resources for the teachers there.

Groups Join Together For Event to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Associations Now

Forming a coalition with more than 40 aquatics groups, water safety and training organizations, and parks’ associations, WWA is getting the word out about its June 24th event, the World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL) to more people than ever. All of these organizations are already deeply involved in water safety education and drowning prevention. … children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause for children under 14,” a WWA press release says.

Groups Speak Up on New Senate Opioid Bill

Associations Now

The Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act this week, drawing a variety of responses from organizations inside and outside of the medical field. CEO of the American Psychological Association, in a press release. “We providing a continuum of services for people addicted to opioids, including increased recovery support services such as housing, education, and employment opportunities.

Nurses Groups Partner to Better Address Students’ Mental Health Issues

Associations Now

Through the partnership, NASN members can take an online continuing-education certificate program that APNA developed to give nurses the evidence-based knowledge and skills they need to provide safe, cost-effective, patient-centered care to schoolchildren with psychiatric and mental health needs. With this new partnership, our two organizations further the dissemination of important evidence-based practices across nursing specialties,” said McLoughlin in the press release. “As

Goodbye Conference Emcee, Hello Content Weaver

Associations Now

moments,” she said in a press release. “My Throughout the conference, Loenser will observe educational sessions, work closely with keynote speakers and learning facilitators, and spark interesting and insightful conversations to help attendees— AAHA calls them guests —make the most of what they’ve learned. Many associations have elevated the traditional role of conference emcee to that of “content weaver.”

Restaurant Association Acquires Hospitality Credentialing Body

Associations Now

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has recently acquired the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLAEI), a certification body for the hospitality industry, through a partnership with its parent organization. It’s a natural and logical evolution that combines two outstanding teams committed to excellence in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries,” NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney said in a press release. “By

Associations Make Back to School Healthy, Safe, and Easy

Associations Now

This fall, organizations are facilitating the transition back to school. Domenech said in a press release. SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is making sure physical-education teachers have what they need to be successful. The group recently released a website dedicated to its 50 Million Strong by 2029 initiative, which seeks to promote children’s health and wellness through health and physical education.