Indiana Governor, Lawmakers Promise to Clarify Religious Freedom Law

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Amid mounting pressure from the public and businesses around the country, changes are coming to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act only a week after Gov. The decision to amend the language in RFRA came after a difficult week for Pence and the state of Indiana.

Indiana State Medical Association Tackles Data Theft

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The Indiana State Medical Association was trying to protect its member data, but now it finds itself having to respond to a potentially damaging case of physical theft. The post Indiana State Medical Association Tackles Data Theft appeared first on Associations Now

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As “Religious Freedom” Law Passes, Controversy Heats Up in Indiana

Associations Now

Following in the footsteps of Gen Con, the NCAA—which is hosting the Final Four in Indianapolis next month—has spoken out about a controversial Indiana state law that could allow businesses to deny services to the LGBT community on religious freedom grounds. On Thursday, Indiana Gov.

Return on learning (ROL): More than a boring statistic

Aaron Wolowiec

I’m headed down to Muncie, Indiana. Nevertheless, I’ll be speaking at the Indiana Society of Association Executives’ (ISAE) annual convention Thursday afternoon. Fireworks in Grand Rapids on July 4, 2011.

Wild Apricot Blog : Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

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4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Socious

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade , after multiple threats to his life and overcoming impossible obstacles, Indy meets the Grail Knight, keeper of the Holy Grail.

Always the Last to Know: PlaceAvoider

Spark Consulting

A team at Indiana University Bloomington decided to address this. Now that more people are starting to get Google Glass, what if you need to ensure a Glass-free zone, say, because you’re dealing with sensitive or restricted materials? They’ve come up with research prototype software called PlaceAvoider that’s designed to create a life-logging blacklist. Find out more at MIT’s Technology Review.

Embrace ‘Undertourism’ for Your Next Meeting

Associations Now

The Indiana Convention Center is connected by walkways to more downtown hotels and hotel rooms than any other U.S. Hyperlocal events inspired by undertourism provide a break from the norm, creating authentic experiences within the host city.

Attention Doesn't Scale

Thanks For Playing

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present on the topic Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations for the Indiana Society of Association Executives.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

Reid All About it

Lane Velayo, owner and CEO of Synergos, an Association Management Company and executive director of the Indiana Music Educators Association.

Storytelling Tip ? Capturing the Difference

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Remember Indiana Jones’ fear of snakes? Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company.

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Meet Your Community Manager: Will Machin

Higher Logic

Will was born and raised in Kentucky before attending Indiana University in Bloomington. Ever wonder who the people behind the curtain are here at Higher Logic? We're introducing you to our community managers.

Major Gaming Convention Considers Leaving Indianapolis Over “Religious Freedom” Bill

Associations Now

A new “religious freedom” bill expected to be signed into law in Indiana could cost the state a big-stakes event. “It doesn’t align with the brand that is Indianapolis, and for that matter, Indiana.

Thinking Beyond the Traditional Meeting Space

Associations Now

Several unique locations sit within the borders of Indy, including the following: Georgia Street , a three-block outdoor street and walkway that connects the Indiana Convention Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Circle Centre and several restaurants and hotels.

Start with One Change to Create a Sustainable Meeting

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The Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge event followed these sustainability best practices last summer, Spangler says. Corks & Forks is a fundraising event for Second Helpings, a food rescue, hunger relief and culinary job training organization in Central Indiana.

Can Encouraging Bleisure Travel Boost Millennial Conference Attendance?

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Indianapolis has joined the bike share revolution with the addition of 29 Indiana Pacers Bikeshare stations downtown. “One of the things people who live here take for granted is going to the Indy speedway,” said Ryan Vaughn, president of Indiana Sports Corp.

[Guest Post] Retaining New Members Through a New Member Orientation Webinar

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The following blog post was written by the Indiana Society of Association Executives , whose mission is to support and strengthen the success of association professionals and the associations they serve. According to Marketing General (in their 2017 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report ), the retention rate among new members for individual membership associations averages 64 percent. This is much lower than the overall member retention rate, which averages 77 percent.

What Do You See When You Look In the Mirror?

Association Leaders

Check out this video clip and short blurb from a 2014 NBA Playoff game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Good leaders have many common traits and behaviors. We’ve explored many of them through this blog.

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ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

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Over the past two years, ASAE has opposed the proliferation of similar legislation in Georgia, Indiana , and Arkansas, among other states.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.15.17

Reid All About it

Indiana SAE ). The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… Thanks to all of you who told me during the ASAE Tech Conference that you read Brain Food. I meant it, you made my day. I’m getting tired of all the “sky is falling” articles about AI.

Association Holds Successful Open House

SCD Group

Here’s what Bill Knopf, Executive Director of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana shared: “I took your idea and ran with it. And we arranged the event to “honor” the new INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) commissioner who is coming to shake hands with our members.”. “I

We Asked, You Answered: Frustrating Tech Headaches

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Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Indiana CPA Society. From annoying gadgets to glitchy apps, frustration can surface almost anywhere you use technology. Here are a few tech headaches that association pros would love a cure for.

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs

Socious

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade , after multiple threats to his life and overcoming impossible obstacles, Indy meets the Grail Knight, keeper of the Holy Grail.

Canadian Commercial Drivers Group Opens Safety Training Facility

Associations Now

Last year, the RV Industry Association announced its plans for a new technical institute in Indiana. The Alberta Motor Transport Association built a new training state-of-the-art track and complex to help increase safety among its drivers.

Are Tattoos Becoming Less Taboo at Work?

Associations Now

For example, Indiana University’s health system, the state’s largest, recently relaxed its employee policy on visible tattoos, citing a desire for “messaging authenticity.”. “We

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The Art of Designing a Memorable Food and Beverage Display

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Indiana ranks No. Fried pork tenderloins are a huge Indiana tradition: Indiana tenderloins hang over the bun on all sides, the size of two or three regular-size burgers. How one organization created a sustainable foodie experience without breaking the bank.

Thursday Buzz: We’re OK With Ads on Our Apps

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The state of Indiana. In August, Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs started publishing a series of posts highlighting the state’s many parks, with the help of some marshmallowy, chocolately friends.

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

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The research, which is the fourth in a series of reports conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, not only discovered the extent to which kids give, it also explored the ways in which children learn the importance of charitable giving.

The Young Professional – Tracking down the Future Leaders of Your Association

Association Adviser

When asked about the results of this new effort, Putnam explained, “PHCC’s Indiana Chapter alone has reached more than 4,600 students at its career fairs. Part 4 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Acknowledging a challenge is the first step to finding a solution.

Curate Destination Experiences for Your Attendees

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Visit Indy and partners Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and Accent Indy DMC are planning only-in-Indy tours and events to inspire the attendees from all over the world, most of whom will be visiting Indy for the first time.

When Is a Vacation Not a Vacation?

Associations Now

In an Indiana University study , researchers asked two groups of students, one studying abroad in Greece and the other studying in Indiana, to name as many modes of transportation they could come up with. When you go on vacation, go on vacation.

Study: Automation Will Change the Economy—But Not Consistently

Associations Now

Among areas expected to see growth : College towns like South Bend, Indiana; smaller towns with fast growth, like Provo, Utah; rural communities with large tourism businesses, like Aspen, Colorado; and cities with large retirement communities, like The Villages, Florida.

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Change One Thing

Association Success

At the CPA Center of Excellence® and Indiana CPA Society, these members consist of nearly 8,000 CPAs and accounting professionals. Our vision at the CPA Center of Excellence® and Indiana CPA Society is to change the CPA profession and pipeline to a competency-based model for learning. What’s the trick to the huge task of transforming association learning? One of the hardest things about changing learning is how BIG it all seems. You may know something needs to change, but not what.

March Madness, Nonprofit Style

Associations Now

An Indiana foundation is encouraging local residents to vote for their favorite area nonprofit organizations in a challenge that echoes the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. Let''s Compare Brackets Does your association do anything fun in the office around March Madness?

Get Results with Online Fundraising

SocialFish

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Indiana Library Federation Conference in Indianapolis. I was asked to to a 50-minute presentation on how libraries can get results with online fundraising (a huge task!).

Fellowship in the Sky: Catholic Aviation Group Takes Flight

Associations Now

The Indiana-based group, which just received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, hopes to boost interest in flying—as well as lowering some of the costs involved—by launching a network of flying clubs.

6 Quick Website Tweaks that Make a Big Impact

Higher Logic

The image of a smiling man increased conversions by 47% in Illinois, but decreased them 42% in Indiana. If you watch budget design shows on TV, you know that one of the designers’ favorite tricks is paint. It’s cheap, fast, and gives a whole new look to furniture and walls.

How Women’s Tennis Gained a Path to Higher Education

Associations Now

She enjoyed the experience so much that she suggested the Women’s Tennis Association work with the school, Indiana University East, on a full-fledged program for other players.

New Tech Tool Uses Social Media to Improve Emergency Response at Events

Associations Now

Vice President Mike Pence, for example, visited the Anderson, Indiana, campus last year. Researchers at Purdue University have created a new real-time social analytics tool that police departments and other first responders can use to track potential emergencies at large events.

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

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The Midwest is likewise heavily represented on Glassdoor’s list, with three Ohio cities in the top 10, and four others in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.

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