New Partnership to Address HIV Epidemic in Southern Cities  

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Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and New Orleans—cities that have been designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration as being heavily affected by the HIV epidemic—are the focus of the initiative. The Southern Initiative will fund and equip local organizations to address the HIV epidemic in four cities. The partnership hopes that the insights gained from the three-year push will fuel changes across the country.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

Reid All About it

His “ there” is the Memphis sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. From innovative ways to present information and use food and beverage to flexible room settings, find out what top planners are doing to make sure everyone is comfortable. Solving the Mystery of Association Innovation: 7 Practical Steps to Increasing Members, Revenue and Value.


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Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

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The coaches include the University of Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger, the University of Memphis’ Tubby Smith, the University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams, and Villanova University’s Jay Wright. “As But humanity’s “courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring … are the values that are giving us the advantage over cancer.”.

What Your Magazine Cover Says About Membership

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who earned the honor simply by joining HCCA at the right time. In other issues, featured members tend to be thought leaders or innovators in the industry. Associations are built by and for members, which is why one association promised to put its 15,000th member on the cover of its magazine. The old saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is antiquated. This is the Twitter era.

Association 141+: The Power of In Person

Association 141+

Recently, I have made visits to our chapters in San Francisco, Memphis, Indianapolis and (as I write this post on the plane back from this latest visit) Milwaukee. Innovation Right Before Your Eyes. Association 141+. Friday, September 16, 2011. The Power of In Person. My disclaimer for this post is that I am a firm believer in establishing relationships and friendships virtually. I have made close connections with colleagues through email, phone conferences, facebook, twitter, etc.

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. jhdesai - Jatin Desai; Hartford, Connecticut; Innovation and Strategy expert, speaker, author, mentor, and entreprenuer to large international companies. TigerSteve - Steve Terry; Memphis; Steve is the Director of Technology Utilization at The University of Memphis.