Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. While our volunteer journey kicked off in Houston, the story of Team Rubicon began in 2010 when U.S.

Associations bring meetings back to Houston

Aaron Wolowiec

When the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston in September for the New Ideas Annual Conference, it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding

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TSAE Rallies to Hold First Meeting in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Association Adviser

For TSAE, holding its annual conference in Houston after Harvey was a way to show support and solidarity with their members and friends in the area. W hen the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston earlier this month for the New Ideas Annual Conference , it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding. Houston did a great job in support of the event, and it felt great to be there.

Houston, Dallas Convention Centers Become Storm Shelters

Associations Now

By some estimates, Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas in 50 years , will drop as much as 50 inches of rain on the southeastern part of the state, straining the resources of cities like Galveston and Houston. At least one association meeting in Houston has already been canceled.

Bar Association Offers Flood-Damaged Houston Free Legal Help

Associations Now

The Houston Bar Association, responding to recent flooding that hit the city, has expanded its legal-services hotline to assist those who suffered property damage. The bouts of flooding that hit Houston over the past two weeks created a need for legal services among the city’s residents.

Wednesday Buzz: Houston’s Convention Center Shifts Back to Events

Associations Now

After serving as a shelter during and after Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Convention Center returns to business as usual. During Hurricane Harvey last month, Houston’s George R.

Making Business Sense of Climate Change ? A Green Meeting Guide


Vanessa Cotton and I reprised for another session on Tuesday at MPI’s PEC NA in Houston on the topic of “making a business case for developing a sustainable strategy” for meetings and events from a planner and supplier perspective. GrowGlobally.org.

From Mega Trends to Association Trends to Meeting Trends.


MPI PEC North America in Houston was a location for this presentation on how key MegaTrends affect associations and their events. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. Making Business Sense of Climate Change – A Green Meeting Guide » Feb. From Mega Trends to Association Trends to Meeting Trends.

Associations Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Spark Consulting

In case you missed it, ASAE’s Collaborate forum (member login required) has recently been hosting a robust discussion of how associations are helping their members and the local community in Houston and southwest Louisiana respond to Hurricane Harvey.

Conference Souvenir Causes TSA Headaches for Sorority Members

Associations Now

As Delta Sigma Theta members were leaving Houston following their annual meeting last week, they ran into airport security problems for an unexpected reason: A large souvenir booklet apparently looked like an explosive on the TSA’s scanners.

Repaying the Favor: Louisiana Restaurant Association Mobilizes Harvey Relief Efforts

Associations Now

The response reflects the help that Hurricane Katrina victims received from Houston more than a decade ago. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other parts of southeast Texas , Louisiana’s restaurant industry knew all about how bad a storm like this could be.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

Associations Now

Under the partnership, a free round-trip ride, up to a $25 fare, will be offered in 10 cities: Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, New York City, St.

Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

Associations Now

Hurricane Harvey severely affected residents and businesses in Houston and other areas of southeast Texas. For instance, the Society for Exploration Geophysicists’ International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting will go on as planned in Houston later this month.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter

Here’s a list of suggestions from people in my network: United Way of Houston. Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. YMCA Houston. Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Local Media Association Brings Accelerator Program to Publishers of Color

Associations Now

Five big-city papers— The Atlanta Voice , The Dallas Weekly , New York Amsterdam News , Houston Defender , and The Washington Informer —are pilot papers in the initiative.

Hurricanes and Asynchronous Communication

Eric Lanke

We have members in Texas and Florida (Houston and Sarasota, to be precise), but everything coming out of our office was, damn the hurricanes, full speed ahead. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were on everyone's mind these last few weeks.

Hotel 911 Law Takes Effect, With Help From Associations

Associations Now

But because hotel phones required guests to dial 9 before calling 911, the calls for help placed by Kari’s daughter never went through,” Pai told Houston’s KHOU earlier this month.

Beyond Folders: Dropbox Tries Reinventing the Sync

Associations Now

Best Founder Story Ever If you’re looking for an uplifting read, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston recently spoke at the commencement for his alma mater, MIT. “I took a screenshot—but then I was sick to my stomach,” Houston said in his speech.

It’s a Great Time to Be a Young Association Professional: Erin Sevitz on Working Hard, Being Agile and Leaving Your Mark

Association Adviser

When I worked for Naylor I was based in Florida, but eventually I wanted to return to Houston. While I wasn’t necessarily looking to work at an association, through the PRSA Houston Chapter job board, I found a posting for an editorial manager role with IFMA.

Chinese Basketball Association’s New President? NBA Legend Yao Ming

Associations Now

The former Houston Rocket, who got his start with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks, was elected president of the league this week, making him the first person to take on the role who isn’t a member of the Chinese government.

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

Higher Logic

Their guests include social media marketers and leadership from organizations like Lenovo, Brandwatch, the Houston Texans, and the W2O Group.

Why Is It So Hard to Sing “The Star Spangled Banner”?

Associations Now

Whitney Houston’s version before the 1991 Super Bowl is probably one of the most revered and imitated, though not always well. “We

NSA Foundation Sets Up Emergency Fund for Members After Hurricane Harvey

Associations Now

Drawing from prior experience dealing with natural disasters, the NSA Foundation acted quickly to provide assistance to the more than 80 NSA members in the Houston area. “A

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The largest cities to get a nod on the company’s list were Houston (ninth place) and San Antonio (fourth place), and while the nonprofit hub of Washington, DC, was in the top 20 (at number 16), its position was hurt by the District’s high cost of living.

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Jeff De Cagna to deliver keynote at CESSE 2013 Annual Meeting

Principled Innovation

We’re looking forward to Jeff challenging CESSE 2013 participants to think beyond orthodoxy,” said Tony Keane , president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in Houston, Texas, and CESSE vice president. Jeff De Cagna , chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, has been selected as the opening keynote speaker for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) 2013 Annual Meeting.

Companies Put Big Support Behind Plastic Recycling Efforts

Associations Now

In comments to the Houston Chronicle , advocacy groups such as Greenpeace suggested that, by leaning on recycling, the plan allowed the current production of plastics to continue unabated.

The NBA’s Newest Star Is a Sports Scientist

Associations Now

Rogowski, who has spent much of his career working for NBA teams such as the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets, will now work to create new union standards for player conditioning and will make room for one-on-one time with NBPA members.

Games Done Quick Gives Gaming—And Charity—Another Swift Kick

Associations Now

In 2017, Games Done Quick raised more than $200,000 in an event specifically put together to offer aid after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.

ASAE12: The aftermath

Association Advocacy Chick

When I finally arrived in Dallas, I learned that my bag containing my Redskins jersey for the opening party was left in Houston. This will be the first of two posts about ASAE12. I have so many thoughts about the last few days that I needed to spread them out.

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What’s the Big Deal About Content Curation for Associations?

Portage Group

Storify: As I write this, the biggest trending topic on storify is a stream of live tweets, photos and video of an open heart surgery in Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, TX.

Heart Association Program Encourages Healthy Home Cooking

Associations Now

The 12-week pilot program, which focuses on single-mother or single-guardian households, will launch in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Houston and provide training in preparing healthier meals at home as well as track attitudes and behaviors regarding food and health among this population.

Could Your Association Thrive in a Remote-First Culture?

Associations Now

Recently, the Houston Chronicle noted that Automattic’s founder, Matt Mullenweg, embraced the Silicon Valley lifestyle for years, but then moved back to Houston in part because he wanted to be closer to his parents, who were growing older. In an age when centralization is running into a cost-of-living wall for many industries, embracing a remote-first culture could expand both your pool of talent and your base of operations.

Pro-Cuba Trade Group Finds Support in Texas

Associations Now

“While we’ve done business in Cuba over the years … we believe there is a lot of upside for not only the state of Texas, but the Houston region,” noted Theldon Branch III, a member of the Port of Houston Port Commission, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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New Partnership to Address HIV Epidemic in Southern Cities  

Associations Now

Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and New Orleans—cities that have been designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration as being heavily affected by the HIV epidemic—are the focus of the initiative.

FCC Fines Expo Vendor $750K for Blocking Wireless Hotspots

Associations Now

The $750,000 fine facing Smart City could have a wide-ranging impact on the space, as the company provides network service management for some of the country’s largest convention centers , including major facilities in Washington, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Orlando.

Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Associations Now

According to Texas Welcomes All, the state has already lost $66 million in revenue due to cancellation of events that were to have been held in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Arlington.

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Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

Associations Now

Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box.

Secular Groups Play Up Political Clout of “Nones”

Associations Now

“This is the pivotal time for the nontheist camp to rise up and have their voices heard,” AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt told the Houston Chronicle.

Disability Groups Press Get-Out-the-Vote Effort in 2016 Campaign

Associations Now

The kickoff event at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a Houston rehabilitation hospital, highlighted the power of the disability vote, with voter-registration booths a common sight at the event.

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Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy

SCD Group

Houston. Sitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company. Rather than a team or cause, some were unpaid walking billboards for “cool” apparel companies.

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