KANSAS CITY, Kan | Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

NonProfit University Blog

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 4 for Stewart-Haas Racing, which he set a record in Saturday night at Kansas Speedway by becoming the fastest to five victories. Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Kan | Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races at STL.News.

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  | Harvick passes Truex with 1 to go to win at Kansas Speedway

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kevin Harvick surged past Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to win Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, his fifth win in what has turned out to be a dominant start to the season. Sports Harvick kansas city Kansas Speedway passes Truex TodayNews Win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Harvick on pole at Kansas seeking fifth win this season

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) AP) — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, where he will try to win for the fifth time this season. Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Kan.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.| Rough road: Yanks spend night at airport after plane delayed

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo.| Sports Kansan city plane delayed TodayNews Yanks spend night at airportThe Baby Bombers were grounded.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | The Latest: Larson wins second stage at Kansas Speedway

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Kan. | The Latest: Larson wins second stage at Kansas Speedway at STL.News.

LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year

NonProfit University Blog

ERA) pitches for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their series at Kansas City. A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: BIG SEXY AND THE BRONX BOMBERS.

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.

ST. LOUIS | Judge appoints special prosecutor to decide on Greitens case

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Louis circuit attorney’s office from the felony case and appointed Jean Peters Baker, the prosecutor for Jackson County, where Kansas City is located. LOUIS (AP) — A St.

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.

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.

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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).

From GSAE: Understanding Change at Your Association

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I attended a webinar held by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) where Dr. David Renz , Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, spoke in great detail about successfully leading change initiatives.

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.

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.

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).

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 Onboarding is an essential piece of the membership engagement puzzle.

Meeting Generously: Make It Personal

Cvent Association Tips

Attendees at an event held at the Culinary Center of Kansas City wrote personal notes of encouragement to include with food packages that went to three local charities – Mattie Rhodes Center, Lazarus Ministries and Ronald McDonald House.

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).

African-American Film Critics Honor Prince’s Cinema Legacy

Associations Now

Late R&B icon Prince did something most of his musical contemporaries could only dream of: He starred in a critically acclaimed hit film that won an Oscar and even spent some time behind the camera as a director.

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).

Meeting Generously: Create a VIP Giving Experience

Cvent Association Tips

Located in the Kansas City area, Overland Park features a recently renovated Convention Center, state-of-the-art Soccer Complex, new entertainment district, unique family attractions, over 250 restaurants and world-class shopping.

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. MHA did not ask for participation from hospitals on the Kansas side of the city.

Meeting Generously: Provide a Change of Scenery

Cvent Association Tips

Located in the Kansas City area, Overland Park features a recently renovated Convention Center, state-of-the-art Soccer Complex, new entertainment district, unique family attractions, over 250 restaurants and world-class shopping.

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.

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.

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.

Meeting Generously: Organize a Collection Drive

Cvent Association Tips

Located in the Kansas City area, Overland Park features a recently renovated Convention Center, state-of-the-art Soccer Complex, new entertainment district, unique family attractions, over 250 restaurants and world-class shopping.

Meeting Generously: Fight Hunger Together

Cvent Association Tips

Located in the Kansas City area, Overland Park features a recently renovated Convention Center, state-of-the-art Soccer Complex, new entertainment district, unique family attractions, over 250 restaurants and world-class shopping.

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

Beth Kanter's Blog

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Great Financial Divide

NonProfit University Blog

Yes, Virginia, we have our own 99% issue right here in—not Kansas City—but in the nonprofit sector. So many in the nonprofit sector toil to bridge the ever widening chasm that divides the rich as they get richer and the middle and lower classes as they get poorer. We work to level the playing fields for everyone and to ensure equal access to those things that make life livable, such as affordable health care, arts and culture and a healthy environment.

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.

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.

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.

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

Beth Kanter's Blog

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.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011

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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.