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 post Effort Empowers Kansas City Women To Effectively Negotiate Salaries appeared first on Associations Now

Academic Groups Blast Social Media Policy for Kansas Faculty

Associations Now

In reaction to blowback from a controversial tweet written by a University of Kansas professor, the state university system’s board of regents passed a rule last week allowing for the firing of academic staffers who make contentious statements on social media. And in Kansas—nearly 1,100 miles away from Washington, DC—educators are still dealing with the fallout from that day. The post Academic Groups Blast Social Media Policy for Kansas Faculty appeared first on Associations Now


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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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Meet the Team – Emma Greenwood, Marketing and Communications Intern

Moery Company

I’m Emma, the newest member of The Moery Company and a senior at the University of Kansas. Hi everybody! Through my classes I have learned how to research and convert facts into insights and strategies.

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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.

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.

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.

Coping strategies: Mental health support for community association managers


People come to (community managers), and their expectation is that we have all the answers, that we’re the strong ones,” says Michael Dee, CMCA, AMS, a manager with FirstService Residential in Kansas City, Mo. “It

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

Associations Now

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. Already, the city has been seeing some big returns from that decision: This month, three associations announced that they would bring their conferences to Kansas City. We chose Kansas City because it is centrally located, so it will be easy for everyone to get to.

Trucking Groups Boost Effort to Fight Sex Trafficking

Associations Now

Two trucking associations and the Kansas attorney general have teamed up to prevent sex trafficking on the state’s highways, extending a program that is already assisting law enforcement in other states. The Kansas Motor Carriers Association (KMCA) and the state’s attorney general have partnered with the national group Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to provide training enabling Kansas truckers to effectively report potential cases of sex trafficking.

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.

Press Association on the Hunt for Vietnam Service Member Photos

Associations Now

As part of a national memorial project, the Kansas Press Association is joining other state press associations around the country in a search for photos of every soldier killed during the Vietnam War. So far, KPA staff, newspaper members, public librarians, and even some Kansas school districts have helped track down about 50 of the roughly 260 missing photos.

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.

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

Associations Now

Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Phoenix. The most recent event, which took place February 25-26 in Kansas City, brought together 40 employees from The Nerdery and other companies, all of whom put their energy into building websites. and PrincipalsConnect—the latter of which, according to the Kansas City Business Journal , didn’t even have a website.

Location, Support Network Prompt Holistic Nurses’ Big Move

Associations Now

A desire to be centrally located and to improve the association management resources available to them made moving 1,000 miles from Arizona to Kansas an easy decision for the American Holistic Nurses Association. Their destination: Topeka, Kansas—1,000 miles away. “We For its new home, which they settled into last month, the organization selected the capital city of Kansas.

Leadership Lists

Association Leaders

Or perhaps it was because Dean Smith attended the University of Kansas, my alma mater, where he learned basketball from the best ever – Phog Allen. We’ve all seen them. Some of us have written them. I’m talking about lists…not grocery lists or to-do lists. I’m talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people’s tenets of leadership lists. I like what those lists allow me to learn about the people who wrote them.

The Importance of an Innovation Strategy in your Culture

Jamie Notter

I led a great session in Wichita, Kansas this week with some really smart healthcare professionals. We had gathered some data prior to the meeting about the cultures inside their organizations, and then we got together to brainstorm some ideas about what they could do to encourage more innovation internally. The pattern in their data was similar to what I see in a lot of organizations when it comes to innovation.

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.

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.

Are associations stuck?

SCD Group

Toto, I have a feeling we''re not in Kansas anymore." There was a time (perhaps when Toto and Dorothy were in Kansas) that associations had a working model that produced the necessary income for the association to exist. In Kansas, and most everywhere else, there was a time that saving on expenses was all that a business needed; revenue came naturally. As association members, we’re not in Kansas anymore and we don’t need any more calendars. Guest Blog by Tom Shay.

Lessons Learned from March Madness

Association Leaders

Roy coached my alma mater the University of Kansas for many years. There are many lessons we can learn from sports – both positive and negative. Just off the top of my head I am thinking about these – how to build a great team; how to coach, not preach; the virtues of ethical behavior and more.

Reads of the Week: January 25, 2013

Reid All About it

This season he volunteered at Watermark Books and Cafe in Wichita, Kansas, helping with restocking, organizing, handselling, and any of “the 1,001 tasks that go on in the busy time of the year,” he says.”. Over at CopyBlogger, Georgina El Morshdy shares 30 ways to build the “know, like, and trust” factor that grows an audience.

Mind the Gap

Idea Architects

At least that's how it seems to me after I had the chance to be one of the speakers today as Kansas State University's 11th Annual Leadership Seminar Baby Boomers find themselves having to make unexpected choices. Generation X and Millennials expect to find themselves having choices. It's a tremendous difference: Two generations expecting at a young age to have a smorgasboard of opportunities available to them.

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.

Internet Association Hires Christina Martin In Latest Expansion Of Executive Leadership Team


She is a graduate of the University of Kansas. “Christina brings a wealth of policy knowledge and communications know-how to IA, where she will lead our organization in telling the story of the internet’s incomparable value to society and the economy.” Jon Berroya, Interim President and CEO.

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Guns in Schools: Districts Consider Arming Staff, but Insurers Have Cold Feet

Associations Now

More details on the issue: The problem: In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, late last year, a number of districts in such states as Kansas, Oregon, and South Dakota have considered giving educators the choice to carry weapons on campus. Some school districts are trying to allow educators and other employees to carry guns on campus, and many insurance carriers have threatened to raise premiums or cancel coverage entirely.

Iowa Cattlemen Raise Money for Out-of-State Wildfire Victims

Associations Now

As ranchers have been devastated by wildfires in Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas, ICA is working to assist those affected over the past month. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will hold a charity auction to assist victims of wildfires that devastated a number of nearby states—hoping to supply ranchers with needed supplies as they work to rebuild.

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How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap

Associations Now

Grand Avenue Market —a grocery store in Plains, Kansas, that opened in 2018 —was built in a rural area, which previously didn’t have a nearby grocery store available in more than 15 years. Food deserts, whether in big cities or small towns, have proven difficult to shake—but largely grassroots nonprofit efforts around the country are turning out to be essential options for solving the problem.

Your Digital Infrastructure Shouldn’t Be Playing Catch-Up

Associations Now

The bad news is that New Jersey—along with other states, including Kansas and Connecticut —have unemployment systems so out of date that they rely on this old programming language, one that is so vintage that it hasn’t been taught in universities for decades.

Incorporating the Old With the New at Events

Associations Now

Similarly, the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association held a two-hour listening party in the hotel bar during the Kansas Planning Conference. You want your conference to be on trend, but there’s something to be said for nostalgia. Could the adage “everything old is new again” apply to your next event? I’ve acquired two “new” things in the past two months that I’m pretty excited about. The first is a record player.

How Associations Have Responded to the Tennessee Wildfires

Associations Now

An Association CEO's Perspective In comments to the Topeka Capital Journal , Tonya Bell, CEO of the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors and a former Kansas resident, offered a local’s perspective on the wildfires. “I Wildfires in and near Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains have caused significant damage and loss of life in one of the country’s most popular tourist areas. Associations have responded by offering help and pledging support to the region.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The leader of the NFL Referees Association says that a series of recent incidents in which players made personal attacks against individual referees was a cause for concern for his members, and that he would work with the league’s players association to mitigate the problem.

A One-on-One Growth Strategy

Associations Now

But a CEO doesn’t care about a contribution in Topeka, Kansas.”. The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions has enjoyed a membership and revenue spike in recent years. The secret? A lot of face time. When B. Dan Berger became CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions in 2013, his primary goal was simple: Get out of the office. “I

Academic Group Looks Beyond Israel Boycott

Associations Now

High-profile incidents in recent years, including the suspension of University of Kansas journalism professor David Guth and the cancellation of a speech by noted feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, show up on the Scholars Under Attack map. 1,000 The number of members the American Studies Association has gained since December, ASA President Lisa Duggan told Inside Higher Ed.