Indiana Governor, Lawmakers Promise to Clarify Religious Freedom Law

Associations Now

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

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

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.

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.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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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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.

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.

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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.

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

MembersClicks

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.

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.

Association Health Plan Coalition to Work With Policymakers

Associations Now

Groups representing a variety of sectors, from small businesses to farmers, announced this week that they will work to develop standards for organizations providing association health plans under new Department of Labor rules.

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.

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.

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

Associations Now

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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.

The Meeting of the Future is Green and Looks Like This

Associations Now

Jessica Davis, director of the Office of Sustainability at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), took her first stab at a zero-waste event when IUPUI’s natatorium hosted the 2016 U.S.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

It's spreading to Indiana, Wisconsin and New York. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do. Captain Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness. Yes, I am an unabashed fan-girl and so excited over this movie I can barely stand it.

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.

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.

NFL Players Union Helps Former Players Get a Leg Up

Associations Now

Working with Indiana University, the NFL Players Association is offering its members access to an MBA program. The number of years that the average NFL career lasts, according to a 2013 GQ article on players’ salaries. While the average player makes $1.1

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.

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!).

Report: Expanded Charitable Deduction Could Make Up for Potential Funding Shortfall

Associations Now

billion increase in total giving overall,” the report, researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, stated.

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Digital Media / Communications Intern (Fall 2017), Indiana Bankers Association – The Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), Indianapolis, seeks a digital media / communications intern to work 30-40 hours per week, August through December 2017.

Friday Buzz: The Secret Value of Online Comments

Associations Now

Stokes cites an experience he had while writing for the education blog Stateimpact Indiana in 2012: Commenters tipped him off early to the rising support for a challenger running to become the state’s superintendent of public instruction. Don’t discount your commenters.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter's Blog

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

Associations Now

Last month, NGA announced a pilot program in eight states—Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—that will expand access to addiction treatment for offenders in prisons.

Making Your Event What They Might Actually Write Home About

Associations Now

The seven-mile course through downtown “is designed to take people through all of the iconic venues in downtown related to sports, arts and culture, and the city’s rich military heritage,” said Ryan Vaughn, president of Indiana Sports Corp, the event organizer.

Nonprofits Push for Veterans Day Observance in the Office and Out

Associations Now

Tabitha Arnett, CAE, executive director of the Indiana Psychological Association, thinks so. Although Veterans Day is a public holiday, it is business as usual for many organizations.

Food Trends That Captivate Meetings Attendees

Associations Now

In Indianapolis, that means the focus is on the bounty of Indiana’s farms. The U.S. is a hotbed for innovative cuisine. That’s great news for hungry conferencegoers.

Former Senators to Lead New Agricultural Advocacy Group

Associations Now

ambassador to China, and Richard Lugar of Indiana, the Republican former chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.