Indiana Governor, Lawmakers Promise to Clarify Religious Freedom Law

Associations Now

After a week of backlash and widespread criticism over the state’s newly signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, including from groups representing associations and the meetings industry, Indiana lawmakers vowed to revise the measure to make it clear that it does not create a “license to discriminate.”. 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.

Indiana State Medical Association Tackles Data Theft

Associations Now

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 Two hard drives containing medical data on more than 39,000 insured individuals were stolen last month in what the association calls “a random criminal act.” ” Here’s how the group is responding.


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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. The National Football League, which also has significant ties to Indiana, has yet to comment on the issue. We’ve made significant investments in Indiana.

Tax Court partially reverses tax board’s dismissal of HOAs’ common area claims (IN)

All the Blogs

A final decision by the Indiana Board of Tax Review that dismissed claims from three homeowners associations was partially reversed by the Indiana Tax Court in a Monday decision. Read the article…………………………… Case Discussions Indiana Articles Legal & Legislative News Taxes

State pilot brings drainage relief to local subdivision after years-long effort (IN)

All the Blogs

Residents of the subdivision and others in the county inspired County Commissioner Ron West to put forward legislation that would allow Indiana counties to step in and help subdivisions that have no other recourse for drainage control. Read the article…………………………… Indiana Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News Working With Government

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. Learning Marketing Meetings Professional Development Ignite Independence Day Indiana Society of Association Executives learning investments Michigan Society of Association Executives Muncie OrgPro return on investment return on learning The Solution Room training benefits training costs

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs


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. He is surrounded by chalices and says to the hero: “Choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”. In a less dramatic sense, if you’ve worked for an association or membership organization, selecting membership management software can feel the same way.

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.

Seek Local Opportunities Linked to Your Association’s Industry

Associations Now

Specifically for AAA, Indiana University (I.U.) When people come here, you can get access to real people at companies,” says Patty Martin, president and CEO of BioCrossroads, an initiative that advances the life sciences in Indiana. Indiana’s life sciences industry now delivers a $63 billion economic impact to the state, and Indiana ranks #2 of all 50 states in life sciences exports, according to BioCrossroads. Major companies have made Indiana their home.

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. As a component of that presentation, and with Jeff De Cagna 's advice and assistance, I wrote a white paper on the same topic. This week, I'm going to be blogging about what's in the white paper.

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. The downtown area boasts a 250-acre park, White River State Park, which is home not only to trails and waterways, but the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indianapolis Indians baseball team’s Victory Field, the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum and National Office, Indiana State Museum, amphitheater, memorials and much more.

Storytelling Tip ? Capturing the Difference

YourMembership Blog

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. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. Blog. Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members.

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

Associations Now

Organizers for Gen Con, Indianapolis’ largest convention based on scale and economic impact, have sent a letter to Indiana’s governor, saying they may leave the state out of concern that a recently passed bill will allow private businesses to discriminate against LGBT audiences for religious reasons. A new “religious freedom” bill expected to be signed into law in Indiana could cost the state a big-stakes event.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

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Lane Velayo, owner and CEO of Synergos, an Association Management Company and executive director of the Indiana Music Educators Association. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? David DeLorenzo at DelCor says you don’t necessarily need a CIO on staff but you do need a technology leader with the CIO mindset.

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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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 Back in August, I wrote Should an Open House be in Your Association’s Future? Well, one of my readers saw my idea about an association open house and tried it! A huge success.

Can Encouraging Bleisure Travel Boost Millennial Conference Attendance?

Associations Now

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. Other cool history factoids can be found at the Indiana State Museum. A National Historic Landmark, the Athenaeum houses Indiana’s oldest restaurant, The Rathskeller , which dates back to 1894.

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. Bankers Life Fieldhouse , an award-winning retro-style arena that is home to the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever basketball teams.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

Presenters: Erica Shonkwiler, MBA, CMP, Lecturer, Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management, Indiana University. Susan Garcia, MSEd, Program Manager, Indiana University. Lenz, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

Get Board Buy-In for Your Association’s Learning Business

Leading Learning

He is also the founder of two nonprofits, The Speak Easy and Musical Family Tree, as well as a board member of United Way of Central Indiana and ProAct. Jeb is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. by Jeb Banner of Boardable.

Start with One Change to Create a Sustainable Meeting

Associations Now

The Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge event followed these sustainability best practices last summer, Spangler says. That initiative helped the event Corks & Forks 2019 achieve the highest waste diversion rate of any event held at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which is home to the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever basketball teams.

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. They’ll talk about why they love community management, helpful resources to use and weigh in on the dog versus cat debate (as you can see, this is serious stuff…). In this sixth installment, we’re introducing our newest community manager, Will Machin.

ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

Associations Now

Over the past two years, ASAE has opposed the proliferation of similar legislation in Georgia, Indiana , and Arkansas, among other states. As state legislatures get ready to reconvene after the election, lawmakers in several states are poised to introduce new measures allowing discrimination on religious grounds. ASAE is preparing to fight a bill in Texas, where the first is likely to emerge.

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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. Sure, some jobs will be phased out—historically, some jobs have always been phased out, that’s how the world rolls. But, AI is also going to make work more productive and rewarding for many people, as

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.16.21

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Monique Wise, Senior Sales Manager, Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Member behavior.

4 Steps to Assessing Your Membership Management Software Needs


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. When selecting membership management software, you need to understand your members the same way Indiana Jones understood the quest he was on.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

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Monique Wise, Senior Sales Manager, Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Looking forward.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.17.21

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SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business at Indiana University Southeast. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Return to virtual.

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

Associations Now

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. A new ad-industry study suggests that we’d rather have sponsored free apps than pay for apps instead. Also: the best s’mores-related idea you’ll see all day.

We Asked, You Answered: Frustrating Tech Headaches

Associations Now

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. Technology does a lot to make life and work easier, but it can also get in the way—disrupting your workflow, interfering with your daily processes, even fouling your mood. Everyone has a tech headache of their own.

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.

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

Associations Now

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. director of research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, said in a statement.

Board time is a nonrenewable resource! Value it!

SCD Group

A farmer from Indiana once shared a secret with me that I’ve used ever since. Tardiness is rude! I don’t like being late. And, people who are habitually late irritate me. That includes board chairs who don’t, can’t or won’t start the board (or committee meeting) on time. And, board members who show up late. And, board chairs who don’t keep the meeting moving and/or let it go past adjournment time. The time of our volunteers (and staff) is limited. And, their time should be respected.

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 A recent study says people with visible tattoos have less trouble finding a good job than they used to, but another suggests that some employers still take an old-school view. For generations, conventional wisdom said that visible tattoos and professional work environments don’t mix.

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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. With very few exceptions, no one’s life depends on 24/7 availability. Americans are more connected than ever before, including while on vacation. But is staying tethered to email and work deadlines while taking time off a good idea?

Lessons Learned from March Madness

Association Leaders

In this intense and emotional situation, I would suggest to you that nine out of ten coaches in Roy Williams position would be seen arguing with the referees, pleading with them for just one more shot, probably throwing their arms in the air in disgust, possibly throwing other things like towels or cups (maybe a chair if you’re an old Indiana University coach), possibly even physically bumping the referees in an attempt to intimidate them.

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. To help ensure its members have access to the driver and safety training they need, the Alberta Motor Transport Association has opened a new 20,000-square-foot safety training facility, which includes a five-acre training track.

The Art of Designing a Memorable Food and Beverage Display

Associations Now

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. Experiential catering is on the rise, food walls are the most Instagram-worthy posts these days, and fine casual dining is a favorite among meeting attendees.

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. One Indiana nonprofit organization is capitalizing on the annual excitement and fanfare around the tournament and launching its own bracket-style challenge to raise awareness for local nonprofits. Let''s Compare Brackets Does your association do anything fun in the office around March Madness?

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. This year, more than 50 percent of associations said that engaging young professionals is one of their Top 5 communication challenges. So good job, you are on your way!