Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

NonProfit University Blog

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — People nixing vacations to Hawaii’s Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava. Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions at STL.News.

Association Industry Response to the Election

Spark Consulting

While we, as an industry, do need to remain engaged in the political process regardless of who is leading it, these actions are intended to ensure we remain true to our core principles at the same time. Many of you will agree with us, but, because of your position in our industry or because of the industry your association represents, will not feel that it’s appropriate for you to sign on to the letter – and that’s OK too.

JUNEAU, Alaska  | Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

NonProfit University Blog

This is going to shift in my lifetime, and I want to be part of that,” said the San Francisco-based Schumacher, who in 2014 co-founded THC Staffing Group, a recruitment firm that encourages a more diverse cannabis industry workforce.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Leaders See Continued Balanced Market Fundamentals for Q2

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading Commercial Real Estate Industry Leaders See Continued Balanced Market Fundamentals for Q2 at STL.News.

5 Meetings Industry Trends Defining 2017

Associations Now

Meanwhile, meeting planners are also grappling with a host of new trends—because, of course, every industry evolves. Indeed, BEC will provide every detail necessary to plan a program, including site and fam trip support, RFP facilitation, customs and tax queries—plus industry contacts.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge

Eric Lanke

image source It''s been a busy few weeks at my association. Our Annual Conference just passed, we''re now revving up for our big triennial trade show. In fact, when this post goes live, I''ll be in the thick of things at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Kulicke And Soffa Industries, Inc.

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Kulicke And Soffa Industries, Inc.

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Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council. The council extends the events industry’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.

How Industry Trends Shape Member Expectations

Association Success

Trends weave their way into the fabric of an industry in many different ways, and through many different channels. We as Association executives have the opportunity to help drive this conversation and should drive the conversation, but we need to make sure that it’s the right conversation for our association and the industry as a whole. As the world at large opens itself up to more possibilities, our industry needs to be able to match them in kind.

Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community

Associations Now

CfPA is promoting the community as a member benefit, with the goal of connecting crowdfunding professionals with entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in the industry. The post Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community appeared first on Associations Now

Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile

Associations Now

The Tile Council of North America teamed up with other industry groups to answer that question—and to extol tile’s benefits. The post Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile appeared first on Associations Now Why tile?

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Associations Now

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017. According to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook [PDF], the number of worldwide cruise passengers is projected to rise from 24.2

2017 Association Industry Research Results


The post 2017 Association Industry Research Results appeared first on GrowthZone. GrowthZone surveyed over 1,000 association professionals across the U.S. and Canada. We found out everything from their Top 5 recruitment methods to their most utilized member benefits.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge, Part 2

Eric Lanke

If we are going to do the job we''ve been asked to do--representing this industry and helping it grow--the more we know about how it interfaces with one of its primary customer markets the better. + + + This post was written by Eric Lanke, an association executive, blogger and author.

Marine Groups Launch Industry-Wide Career Center

Associations Now

A group of marine industry organizations created a career center to reduce the labor shortage by connecting hiring dealers and job seekers. Industry professionals can access the center through any of the partner organizations’ websites.

Plastics Group Simplifies Name to Reflect Industry Evolution

Associations Now

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has changed its name to the Plastics Industry Association—PLASTICS, for short—to better represent its members and build stronger connections within the industry. As the plastics industry grows and evolves, the audience expands.

Trucking Industry Mixed on Speed-Limiter Rules

Associations Now

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Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

This is not only a great way to get relevant, on-topic content from industry thought leaders, but could also be a great way to simultaneously promote the conference and session in one or more of your publications leading up to the event.

2018 Topics: Association Industry Predictions From Seasoned Pros


To kick off the new year, we asked a couple of association industry professionals about what they see coming for the industry in 2018 - and I have to say, it’s pretty thought-provoking stuff! What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have thoughts on other topics? Let us know in the comments! association management Small Staff Chatter

Associations Should Associate with Industry Celebrities

Smooth The Path

Each industry has well-known and well-respected experts. Here are some ideas for getting your industry’s celebrities out in front. Or catch industry celebrities at the conference and ask to shoot a 30-second video testimonial. There may be industry celebrities on the board.

Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design.

Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry


Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

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New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry

Associations Now

The newly formed National Estate Sales Association aims to promote best practices among estate sales companies and increase transparency and awareness around the industry. The post New Association Represents Estate Sales Industry appeared first on Associations Now

Does Your Industry Need a Well-Considered API Strategy?

Associations Now

The financial industry group NACHA is working with dozens of industry stakeholders to create a long-term plan for introducing an API strategy for the ACH network. Thinking of building an API for your industry’s needs?

Workforce Development Key for Senior Living Industry

Associations Now

The senior living industry has 10 years to find 1.2 million new recruits, according to a new roadmap report from industry group Argentum. To attract and retain employees, particularly young professionals, the industry is rolling out new education initiatives.

Is Your Association a Skunk Works for Your Industry?

Eric Lanke

Are there any of those associations out there who position themselves as the skunk works of innovation for the industry or profession it represents? But those that do will bring tremendous rewards to the industry and its association.

Associations Work to Tackle Industry Workforce Shortages Head-On

Associations Now

Industries from tech to the trades are struggling with workforce shortages in their industries. Over here at Associations Now , we hear from a lot of associations about how their industries are facing workforce shortages.

2015 Customers, Social Media And The Hospitality Industry [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

As the debate continues, take a look at how social media customer service may evolve over the next year within the hospitality industry. Social Media hospitality industry social media and customer service Does customer service belong on social media or not?

Thursday Buzz: Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on communities. Today marks the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day to showcase the significant impact that meetings and conferences have on local economies and the world.

Greeting Card Industry Shifts Over Millennial Taste

Associations Now

Millennials have eschewed sending greeting cards, so the industry has gotten edgier in response—making room for different voices and different kinds of cards. Greeting cards reflect society, and the industry needs to speak in the voice of the consumer,” Doyal added in his statement.

Property Management Industry Fuels Rapid Growth of Yardi Procure to Pay

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading Property Management Industry Fuels Rapid Growth of Yardi Procure to Pay at STL.News.

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry


To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Lessons for Associations From the Service Industry

Association Success

How do you go about communicating the bigger picture? Ari Weinzweig is co-founder of the massively successful Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. They are world-renowned for their outstanding customer service, which has been engrained in the company culture. So how was such a culture established?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

NonProfit University Blog

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry? ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) AP) — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games.

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PORTLAND, Maine | Lobster industry fears weaker shells, but evidence is mixed

NonProfit University Blog

That’s a looming problem, according to some members of the American lobster industry, who are concerned that lobsters’ shells are getting weaker. Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Lobster industry fears weaker shells, but evidence is mixed at STL.News.

Friday Buzz: Convention Industry Council Refreshes Brand

Associations Now

Now the Events Industry Council, the organization’s new name and logo came about thanks to member feedback. As the event industry evolves, so, too, does one of its well-known organizations. The Convention Industry Council has rebranded itself as the Events Industry Council (EIC).

Establishing Industry Leadership

AMR Management Services

AMR helps position its client-partners as the voice of the their respective industries by leveraging our expertise in policy analysis, public relations and content marketing.

New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry

Associations Now

The Writers Guild of America, East, and two New York City agencies opened a new writers room fellowship to better include women and minority groups in the television industry. The post New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry appeared first on Associations Now