Maryland CPAs Group Partners With IBM to Make Members Future Ready

Associations Now

Through a partnership with IBM, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants is training CPAs on technology such as artificial intelligence and data science—and preparing them for a rapidly changing landscape.

Seeking Some Meetings Innovation? Ask Attendees.

Associations Now

How associations can take cues from what one hotel brand recently did to encourage new ideas and innovations from guests and apply them to their meetings. The first is an Innovation Lab at its Bethesda, Maryland, headquarters. Hold a Meetings Innovation Contest.

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Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Tight Cultures versus Loose Cultures

Jamie Notter

The session included me and another speaker on culture, Michele Gelfand, who is a professor at the University of Maryland and released a book last year called Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Agility Change Culture Innovation

What Should Associations Do to Bridge the Education to Employment Gap?

Spark Consulting

Maryland Association of CPAs. generations innovation whitepaper young professionals Shelly AlcornIf you’ve been persuaded by the information I’ve shared about The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm the past few days that we do have a large-scale problem that associations are uniquely equipped to address (and I hope you have), the next question is: where do we start? fourth post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week).

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Maryland Association of CPAs. Innovate the Lean Way: Applying Lean Startup Methodology in the Association Environment (co-authored with Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate ), available at [link]. Feature Story generations innovation whitepaper young professionals Shelly AlcornI’d like to share some sobering statistics about higher education and employment: In the United States, students graduate from college with an average debt load of nearly $29,000.

Association 141+: A Recipe for Association Success

Association 141+

Living in the suburbs of Maryland, I have made it to Frederick to have brunch at Volt - Chef Bryan Voltaggios restaurant that I could go back to again and again. Innovation Right Before Your Eyes. Association 141+. Sunday, September 4, 2011. A Recipe for Association Success.

Nimble AMS Airstream Returns to ASAE Tech

Nimble AMS

during the 2018 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Meeting and Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. Association leaders, innovators and tech enthusiasts will be taking in the show and exploring topics around this year’s theme, is it the revolutionary or evolutionary spirit that should drive your organization? 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM, Maryland Ballroom 1-3. 5:15 ET, Maryland 1-6 Foyer .

Conference Circuit: Local Government Leaders

Associations Now

and international local government leaders, including city managers and budget analysts, are headed to Charm City in the next few days to learn about the innovative ideas and practical strategies they need to deal with the challenges facing the industry today. City: Baltimore, Maryland.

DelCor Welcomes Digital Transformation Strategist Tom Jelen


He was also an Application Team Lead for Community IT Innovators and a Web Producer for is an award-winning, independent technology consulting firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.24.20

Reid All About it

One of the most reliable content curators on Twitter is Bill Sheridan of the Maryland Association of CPAs who wrote: “Doing important work, learning new skills, and building meaningful networks are taking a backseat to our desire to be noticed. Attention trumps creativity and innovation.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

Announcing the award, John Leh , CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning noted, “ Although the association LMS space is extremely specialized, it continues to experience explosive growth and innovation.

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Who Owns Social Media? Risk Management?


While speaking at the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services’ Power Up! Innovation is another popular business topic and it gets people talking about risk taking but we need to increase people’s risk awareness.

Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?


Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs; Richard Davis , CEO of Avectra, and more.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.21.16

Reid All About it

Mon 10/24 – Design Thinking for Innovation (Coursera). Location: Maryland Psychological Association, Columbia, MD. If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the association community, I’ve got one for you.

Foundation Funds Efforts to Eliminate Hunger, Food Waste

Associations Now

Instead, it chose groups that take an innovative approach to address the issues of food recovery and hunger relief. The Specialty Food Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant amongst 23 anti-hunger organizations so the groups could expand their important work.

My Day as a Telepresence Event Attendee


It all started when I was helping Association Forum identify innovative technology displays for the Digital Depot at Holiday Showcase. She was amazed I was sitting in Silver Spring (Maryland) while also wandering around the show in Chicago. I was a robot once.

Conference Circuit: A Victory For Independent Bookstores

Associations Now

Consider the Silicon Valley-Shenzhen Innovation and Investment Conference. More than 10 Chinese mayors and 20 business leaders will meet with their counterparts from Silicon Valley to talk investment and innovation without a vendor booth in sight.

Protech Associates Creates “Tier 1 Support on Steroids”

Higher Logic

Based in Columbia, Maryland, Protech Associates, Inc. Bruffey plans to continue innovating with the PUG. provides cloud-based association management software powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Niche Publishing: Your Content Strategy Can’t Stay Still

Associations Now

But perhaps the saddest bit of news of this nature was last week’s announcement that the American Journalism Review , which survived for 38 long years mostly with the backing of the University of Maryland, would close up shop.

As Atlantic City Casinos Fold, Industry Group Ups Anti-Regulation Game

Associations Now

The evolving situation in Atlantic City should send a message to other gaming communities: restrictive regulations that fail to keep pace with business demands and increased competition will stifle the gaming industry’s ability to innovate.”.

DelCor’s Guide to the 2018 ASAE Technology Conference


The Most Innovative Project Management Strategies (TechnologyAdvice): Explore new and creative ways some organizations are approaching project management while still retaining enough structure to ensure projects are finished on time and within budget. Taste Maryland's Best.

Wednesday Buzz: Education Coalition Wants to Replace the Common App

Associations Now

“The fact that some highly motivated and well-prepared students do not apply to and enroll in the college they are best suited for is a persistent problem,” Barbara Gill, associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Maryland, said in a statement.

With First Convention, Food Truck Group Finds Its Road to the Future

Associations Now

After it won the battle for favorable vending regulations in the District of Columbia last year, the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Food Truck Association (DMV FTA) found itself at a crossroads. Innovation doesn’t happen without attempts at doing something different.

Social Media Roundup: Celebrate Your Success In 3D

Associations Now

Innovation is a big theme at this year’s Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference. One Maryland-based studio is bringing innovation to associations through art. How one company is using 3D art to help clients celebrate their success. Also: Don’t overpromote to your audience.

Tuesday Buzz: Is Your Leadership Pipeline Clogged?

Associations Now

Also: Xperience Design Project premieres with innovative viewing formats. The first ever Xperience Design Project kicks off today in National Harbor, Maryland. Why it may be time to reassess your organization’s leadership path.

#Tech14: 3D Printers and Beacons and Drones (Oh My!)

Associations Now

The 2014 edition of the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo , held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, was often a mix of these corresponding-but-conflicting topics.

Leadership and the Future of Volunteering

Associations Now

The authors spotlight three organizations that successfully retooled their volunteer structures to more closely resemble adhocracies—task forces that assemble to address particular problems or innovative idea proposals. The Leader’s Role in Volunteering Innovation.

Friday Buzz: Journalism’s New Push For Micropayments

Associations Now

The latest innovation is Blendle, a startup that replaces the usual subscription model with the idea of gathering multiple publications onto a single platform and requiring small contributions per article—a phenomenon called micropayments.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.21.16

Reid All About it

Location: Maryland Association for Justice, 6240 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia MD. Presenter: Jeff De Cagna, FASAE, Principled Innovation LLC. Spring is the perfect time to nurture your professional growth. You can start doing that by setting aside one hour a week for you.

Tech in 2015: Let’s Turn Down the Hype Machine

Associations Now

The prognosticators—complete with pointy hats—were out in full force at the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo last week in National Harbor, Maryland. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear a lot of hype about up-and-coming technologies to watch in 2015—including from me.

Eric Lanke: Stop Calling It Strategic Planning

Eric Lanke

Innovation. Again, one may disagree with research methodologies and conclusions drawn, but a search in the University of Maryland library databases on (“strategic planning” AND “efficacy”) shows 1,128 hits. Innovation. (15). Principled Innovation.

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

Last month Reggie Henry, CIO of ASAE, recounted a story about an exchange with a University of Maryland student in which the student explained that younger people aren’t communicating by email anymore, but almost exclusively through social networks. Tech innovations such as blogging and social media platforms allow associations to host low-cost, two-way communication forums.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.19.18

Reid All About it

What is Innovation LaunchPad? Peter Smith, Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at the University of Maryland University College, and author of Free Range Learning in the Digital Age.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


Artomatic is a 6-week unjuried arts festival in the DMV (Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia) with offshoots in other places as close as Frederick , MD and as far as Sunderland , UK. This is the first (real) post in my ongoing living social media case study.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.26.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Innovation isn’t about ideas. His advice and insights make this one of the better articles about innovation I’ve read.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


Dig design, innovation, technology. dustinhaisler - Dustin Haisler; Elgin, Texas; Director of Government Innovation for Spigit, Municipal Judge, Innovator, Dad, Husband, Christ-follower. IBMFedCyber - Chris Ensey; Baltimore, Maryland; Principal Security Strategist for IBM Federal. jhdesai - Jatin Desai; Hartford, Connecticut; Innovation and Strategy expert, speaker, author, mentor, and entreprenuer to large international companies.

FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.


I was invited to speak about social media to the Business and Professional Women's Foundation 's National Employer Summit last week, at which they brought together "leading employers and innovative workplace strategists to discuss and learn about pioneering practices". We were sitting with a few other people, including the only Millennial in the room - a student from the University of Maryland.