Effort Empowers Kansas City Women To Effectively Negotiate Salaries

Associations Now

The American Association of University Women is expanding its AAUW Work Smart program to Kansas City. Its goal: Close the gender pay gap by training 1 million women across Kansas and Missouri in salary and benefits negotiation. Earlier in the month, the American Association of University Women announced the expansion of its AAUW Work Smart program in Kansas City.

The Big Picture: Chief Acceleration Officer

The Big Picture

Four years ago, Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « The Experience is the Economy | Main. | Why we love our association jobs so much » August 22, 2005. Chief Acceleration Officer. hired Marjorie Smelstor, Ph.D., as their chief acceleration officer.


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Executive Connections: Information Wins at EPA

Executive Connections

Tuesday, 30 September, EPA will reopen previously closed libraries in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City and Washington, D.C. Executive Connections. « Are You Mission Critical? Main. | Why SLA Will Not Endorse, or Oppose, a Candidate for Public Office » 26 September 2008. Information Wins at EPA. Each will be staffed with a professional librarian and be open to the public at least 24 hours a week.

Member Engagement: Listening, Likes, & Leadership

Moery Company

I recently recorded a podcast with Joel Goldberg, a well-known name in Major League Baseball and the lead announcer for the Kansas City Royals. Member engagement is a topic I often get asked about because it’s top of mind for most associations.

Membership Hack: Super Bowl Wager

Associations Now

To up the ante for Super Bowl LIV, two member companies of the Home Furnishings Association—Crowley Furniture in Kansas City and Hoot Judkins Furniture in San Francisco—placed a friendly bet on their NFL home teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Culture Slides

Jamie Notter

Thanks to the Kansas City Society of Association Executives and the Kansas Society of Association Executives for bringing Maddie and me out to both Missouri and Kansas (my first ever trip to Kansas) to speak to their members. My part of the presentation was about Organizational Culture in the 21st Century, and my slides are embedded below for your viewing pleasure ( click here if you can’t see them). Announcements Culture

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Convention Center Hotels: If They Build It, Will You Come?

Associations Now

Cities looking to expand their convention presence are finding that the missing link to more event business is the number of available hotel rooms. That’s led some cities to build hotels using public funds—a strategy that’s proved controversial with taxpayer-advocacy groups. As it turns out, the one thing Kansas City, Missouri, was missing in its effort to boost its convention business was a bunch of hotel rooms.

Best Practices Suck

Jamie Notter

When you live in Denver, it is absolutely a best practice to drive east if you want to get to Kansas City by car. Louis, you will never reach Kansas City (not without involving a boat or a plane, anyway). No matter what kind of job you have, I’ll bet that a large percentage of your work day is devoted to one, single activity: Coming up with an answer or a solution to a problem you face. That’s what we do. We come up with answers.

Hackathons Helping Nonprofits: The Overnight Website Challenge Offers Pro Bono Redesigns

Associations Now

The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge, which the Minneapolis-based agency has done in multiple cities for nearly a decade, is designed to give local nonprofits the chance to succeed with the help of some talented creators burning the midnight oil. Over the past few years, the agency’s charitable foundation has gained attention for its Overnight Website Challenge , in which programmers donate their skills to local nonprofits in cities around the country.

Twelve Association Scholars Named to ASAE’s 2022-2024 DELP 2.0 Class


Kansas City, MO. June 14, 2022. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Twelve Association Scholars Named to ASAE’s 2022-2024 DELP 2.0 Class.

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A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

Louis, San Diego, Kansas City, Portland, Fort Lauderdale I tried not to take pictures of myself (two, neither of my face) or people in general (very few), my meals (although there are food photos), or my cat (less successful there). My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr. I started a little before January 1, 2012 and took at least one photo nearly every day for the entire year.

How Associations Are Helping Shape the Super Bowl Behind the Scenes

Associations Now

The Super Bowl is the ultimate show of lots of people coming together to put on something really big. And associations are helping to make an impression in quiet but important ways. In ways big and small, associations will be involved in making the Super Bowl happen this Sunday.

How to Make Valuable Face Time With New Members

Associations Now

The Kansas City chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry hosts micro-involvement events monthly, through a series called New Member Mingles. “In In our welcome message, we invite each new member to attend an upcoming Mingle,” says Jan Burchett, NARI Kansas City’s executive director. Much of the program’s success is due to the fact that NARI Kansas City’s onboarding process revolves around member participation.

Hospital Associations Leverage Data For More Transparency In Healthcare

Associations Now

Roughly 80 percent of the state’s hospitals are contributing pricing and quality-based data to the site, MHA spokesman Dave Dillon told the Kansas City Business Journal. Many of those not participating are from the Kansas City metro area, where some hospital systems have facilities in both Missouri and in neighboring Kansas. MHA did not ask for participation from hospitals on the Kansas side of the city.

African-American Film Critics Honor Prince’s Cinema Legacy

Associations Now

This weekend, the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Blair-Caldwell Public Library in Denver will host events honoring Prince’s film work, while the African-American Research Library in Broward County, Florida, and Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Research Library will do the same next weekend.

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

In a recent story, The Kansas City Star reported that the Shawnee Mission School District hired a handful of innovation specialists to run grade-school libraries next year. As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

How We Transitioned From Brick-and-Mortar to a Virtual Workspace

Association Success

With the transition, we expanded geographically into hiring employees from other parts of the US , outside of Kansas City where our office was formerly based. The story of an organization transitioning into the future of work. I work with ARMA International, a completely virtual organization. In the fall of 2016, we transitioned from our brick-and-mortar office with the option for employees to regularly work remotely into a completely virtual environment.

NFL Refs Group to Players: Criticism Crosses the Line

Associations Now

The head of the NFL Referees Association described as cause for concern the recent spate of incidents in which stars for the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Jacksonville Jaguars criticized NFLRA members.

A New Type of Conference Education

SCD Group

Emily Bibens is Vice President of Woody Bibens and Associates ( www.woodybibens.com ), an association management company with offices in Kansas City and St. What Can Your Association Learn from Chicken Learning? Guest Post by Emily Bibens, CAE Stale PowerPoint presentations. Cold, windowless conference rooms. Attendees more engaged with their smartphones than with the speaker. Sound familiar? Too often, this describes conference education sessions.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

Higher Logic

Ascend Learning’s intranet has been so successful that, just a year after launch, basecamp was awarded the Gold PRISM award for Internal Communication by the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Ascend Learning uses 12+ brands to deliver custom products and services to high-value industries like healthcare. They have over 1,000 employees with over 30 percent working remotely.

Change Created Chaos Impacts Associations

SCD Group

A recent trip through the Kansas City airport highlights three changes that illustrate how – without modification – change creates chaos. Change is all around. Some respond better than others. Association boards and association executives have the Duty of Foresight. That means a duty to the organization to monitor trends and adjust association strategies to fit the changes.

Match a City’s Perks with Your Attendees’ Interests

Associations Now

As you research future meeting sites for your organization, seek out cities that already embrace your organization’s mission and ideas. An existing connection to a city can provide additional perks, such as access to experts, prime locations, enthusiastic volunteers and a pool of potential attendees. As you plan future meetings, you want a city that already understands your attendees’ needs and areas of interest.

Why 30 Nonprofits Chose to Be Hacked

Associations Now

The three 24-hour hackathons were held in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Minneapolis-St. In three 24-hour hackathons, 30 nonprofits teamed up with teams of professional web developers who volunteered their time and expertise to revamp the organizations’ websites free of charge. Redesigning a website can be a challenge even for organizations with plenty of resources. But for nonprofits low on staff and funds, a web redesign can be something of a pipe dream.

Connecting Brands, Clearing Inboxes, and Cultivating Employee Engagement with an Intranet Community

Higher Logic

Ascend Learning’s intranet has been so successful that, just a year after launch, basecamp was awarded the Gold PRISM award for Internal Communication by the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Ascend Learning uses 12+ brands to deliver custom products and services to high-value industries like healthcare. They have over 1,000 employees with over 30 percent working remotely.

Location, Location, Location: Destination Drives Current and Future Attendance

Associations Now

A new study shows that a destination factors heavily into an attendee’s decision to go to a meeting—and cities are stepping up their game to woo attendees. The Dallas CVB, Kansas City CVB, and Experience Grand Rapids are three of the many destination marketing organizations that have made participation in the program a priority.

Electronic Security Association to World: Our Industry Has Jobs

Associations Now

And by pitching that way, notes Kansas City Star columnist Diane Stafford , ESA is effectively selling its industry as one that could appeal to blue-collar workers who most seriously felt the pain of the 2008 recession. Working Around Craigslist in Hawaii, a completely different kind of career challenge is giving employers headaches—and the state’s restaurant association is looking to help.

Going Complaint Free

Idea Architects

I want to express my reservations about movements like Kansas City minister Will Bowen's A Complaint-Free World , but to do so would be complaining and that's what the movement is trying to stop. Darn it. Since I haven't received my complaint-free bracelet yet. or the book. or the t-shirt. I guess I'm still in the clear though. The basic concept is hard to argue with: "Your thoughts create your world and your words indicate your thoughts.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

The Great Search for Talent (association professionals)

SCD Group

So, here is a guest post from Dr. Mandi Sonnenberg , Professor and Educational Technologist, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO: High Speed Sleuth: Quick To Judge or Just the Facts? The recovery means fewer people searching for jobs. Boomer retirements (some claim as many as 10,800 per day) suggests more openings for association professionals. The two trends suggest associations are headed for major competition when hiring talented staff for their organizations.

The Future of the Furnace: What’s Holding Up More Efficient Gas Heat?

Associations Now

As The Kansas City Star reported , two associations that represent natural gas utility companies—the American Gas Association (AGA) and American Public Gas Association (APGA)—say that boosting minimum standards would require installing costly new furnace systems in homes.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy. Participants from a nonprofit work on their network map during the workshop.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


abbycarr - Abby Carr; New York City; Mom of 3, MD at B2B PR firm with finance and professional clients, Brown alum, greenwich villager. Cig city resident. MichaelVallez - Michael Vallez; Dade City, Florida; Founder crazymikesapps.com, iPhone/iPad App Junkie, indie video/podcast blogger, retired cop, police blogger on all things mobile, master’s degree in sarcasm. tracykemp - Tracy Kemp; Kansas City; Product Director for AllofE.