Catering and Innovation – Main Event

Association Navigator

Nancy Goodman and Joel Thevoz, the married business partners at Main Event Caterers in Arlington, Virginia have created an aquaponics system for growing vegetables and raising fish – in their warehouse!

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Maine Principals Adopt Policy for Transgender Athletes

Associations Now

Maine became the fourth state to approve a program that allows transgender high school student-athletes to play for sports teams that match their gender identity. The post Maine Principals Adopt Policy for Transgender Athletes appeared first on Associations Now

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Maine Tourism Association Grapples With Employee Theft

Associations Now

The potential for embezzlement threatens many organizations , and in the case of one association in Maine, it will likely lead to jail time for a former employee. The post Maine Tourism Association Grapples With Employee Theft appeared first on Associations Now

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Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services

Associations Now

Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Last year, before releasing his biennial budget proposal, Maine Gov. At a town hall meeting on Wednesday , LePage said the proposal is part of a necessary plan to make Maine more prosperous.

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Maine Group Takes on Governor’s “Misleading” Comment About Nonprofits

Associations Now

“The work that nonprofits do in Maine is critical,” he wrote in the questionnaire. “These nonprofit organizations are comprised of amazing volunteers, supporters, and staff that provide exceptional services and programs to the people of Maine.” A Contradiction?

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Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

Associations Now

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association says a decades-old consent decree regulating the group is out-of-date and limits the group’s ability to advocate for its members. The regulations that manage Maine’s iconic lobster industry.

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Main Thing, Engagement & Problem Solving: Key Ideas for Association Executives

SCD Group

Remember Stephen Covery’s “ The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing ”?). Today’s association executives face a myriad of problems. Changing demographics. Increasing competition. Defining income sources. Adapting to diverse media and technology.

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Maine Associations Join Forces Under Management Company

Associations Now

The Maine Innkeepers Association and the Maine Restaurant Association are streamlining their efforts by starting a company to jointly manage the groups. When the longtime head of the Maine Restaurant Association (MRA) decided to retire later this year, it meant the group would face a leadership gap. The post Maine Associations Join Forces Under Management Company appeared first on Associations Now

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New Association To Serve As Voice For ‘Main Street’ Investment Banks

Associations Now

The American Securities Association formed late last month to serve as a voice and leadership platform for the investment banks, broker dealers, banks, and wealth managers that serve “Main Street.”.

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Thanks For Playing: Always the Last to Know: Nicira's Network.

Thanks For Playing

skip to main | skip to sidebar. One of the main flaws with the construction of the Internet has always been that it was made to prefer stability (as in, the whole thing wont go down) to security (as in, your network wont get hacked). Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 14 May 2012. Always the Last to Know: Niciras Network Virtualization Platform. OK, this weeks ATLTK is REALLY geeky, I admit, but this is worth it.

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The Big Picture: The Forest and the Trees

The Big Picture

« Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at Conferences | Main. But when I clicked, I was just brought to the main page of a site, not the story itself. 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. Integrating social media into the association communication mix » January 31, 2012. The Forest and the Trees.

Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize

Jamie Notter

In case you missed it, I got the cover on the September/October issue of Associations Now magazine with an article about the main concepts in Humanize. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Associations Now Cover Story on #Humanize. Posted October 21, 2011. in Books and Reading , Humanize - 1 comment. Tweet.

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SCD Group: Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways.

SCD Group

My main thought is: Why is this a question? Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Sunday, June 17, 2012. Become a Hero to Your Association Members: 5 Ways Content Management Can Add Value to your Association’s Members.

Association 141+: Is Easy a Bad Word?

Association 141+

In it two of the main characters (Josh and Tobey) are talking to a man from the mid-west who was taking his daughter to visit colleges. Association 141+. Monday, October 3, 2011. Is Easy a Bad Word?

AE on the Verge: Say it in 90 Seconds

AE on the Verge

Yesterday, 28 associations met with our Governor-Elect to give ideas about what could improve the business climate in Maine. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Say it in 90 Seconds.

AE on the Verge: Educating Via Quickie Twitter Contest

AE on the Verge

An association executive in Maine is doing clever thing with Twitter - including a Wednesday quiz. Win 1lb box of Maine-made premium chocolate. Ask 5 questions in a row -- heres the second one] mainemerchants Question 2: What will have a higher Maine sales tax in Jan 10: Maine chocolates or nationally produced cupcakes? Give all 5 answers in a row - heres the second one] mainemerchants Question 2 answer: Maine chocolate will have an 8.5% AE on the Verge.

Interesting Piece about Free - BlogClump

BlogClump

skip to main | skip to sidebar. link] t The main comparison the author gives is that Windows is trouncing Linux as a PC/Laptop OS. When it comes to Free, the main model is to use it to help sell something else: service, upgrades, another product entirely. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Sunday, October 18, 2009. Interesting Piece about Free.

AE on the Verge: Council versus Counsel

AE on the Verge

and the reporter was quoting Linda Gifford, Legal Council of the Maine Association of Realtors. AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Monday, June 21, 2010. Council versus Counsel. Another association management word confusion. Council is a group or body of government. Counsel is an attorney, person or advice. Posted by. Cindy Butts. at 8:49 PM. Labels: trends and trivia. 1 comment: AEBev said. This just occurred last week in the Bangor Daily News.

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Leadership ? Continued discussion 2/18/10 ? on Leadership ? by.

on Leadership

Sharon D’Orsie, an assistant professor of environmental safety and health at the University of Southern Maine, in a August 2004 article in Professional Safety , provides clarification. on Leadership … by Steven Davis, CAE. Leadership … an Ongoing Discussion. « Leadership … Continued discussion 1/29/10. Leadership … Continued Discussion 2/24/10 » Leadership … Continued discussion 2/18/10.

Stronger by Association: How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy

AMR Management Services

While Pulizzi’s presentation was more than 200 slides, his main objective was simple. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Monday, July 25, 2011. How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy. Joe Pulizzi did an excellent job of breaking down the meaning of content marketing and how to maximize your organizations content during The Drake Forum. Your organization should be “the trusted, expert resource in your niche wherever your customers are at online.”

Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

Wild Apricot Blog

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview of the 5 main ways you can leverage Facebook’s suite of free fundraising tools to drive donations to your nonprofit. Facebook

Membership 101: What About Trade Associations?

Spark Consulting

But in the end, remember you’re still real people dealing with real people, and your main focus is still on creating authentic relationships that allow them to come together to accomplish goals they were unable to achieve on their own.

Is It Time to Ax Your Young Professionals Group?

Socious

I wanted to move on to the main table. Do you remember sitting at the kiddie table? I do, and it’s a memory that brings up mixed feelings. I loved the kiddie table when I was five, but by 14 I was tired of all the screaming children.

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What’s Next? 6 Membership Trends to Watch in 2017

Socious

I was watching a movie from 2001 recently and one of the main characters had a laptop. It seems like only yesterday we were worried about what would happen when the computers hit the year 2000. Now it’s nearly 2017 and a lot has changed. Just think about technology.

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Can you hear me now?

Mariner

The main message was that while the media may be more accessible, it is also harder to get their attention. I attended a session at last week’s Mid-Atlantic Marketing Seminar in Baltimore on reaching the media in a digital/mobile world.

Do Associations Need Both Marketing Automation And Email Marketing Software? [Video] (HS SUPPORT Clone)

HighRoad Solution

Right now, most associations are communicating with their membership mainly with one message-to-all type communication. At HighRoad Solution we are often asked “what is the difference between marketing automation and email marketing and how can my organization benefit by utilizing both?”.

Sold Out! One Simple Change Filled This Club’s Events Like Never Before

Wild Apricot Blog

If your organization’s main form of accepting member dues and event registrations is through check or cash, there’s a good chance you’re missing out on registrations, new members and even cash flow. Find out how this club began to fill up their events simply by beginning to offer online registrations and payments. online payments

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Five Tips to Increase Your Email Open Rate

Spark Consulting

Focus the main point of interest on the copy that will appear in the preview pane of your email. Want to increase your bulk email open rate? Of course you do! The subject is the most important part of the email.

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American Board of Medical Specialties Conference

Web Courseworks Associations

The three main audiences for this summary info-graphic are senior CHEST management, course chairs, faculty, and accreditation boards. ABMS , a prominent board of medical specialty boards, will hold its annual conference in Chicago, September 25-27.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Are your education programs bringing in value for the organization and for your members?

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

The main reason for this is that the answer isn’t cut and dry. If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? ”. There’s not a lot of information out there about this; I’m sure you’ve noticed that most vendors will want to set up a call with you before they give you any substantial information.

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Why Associations Don’t Drop Lapsed Members - Moery Company

Moery Company

The main reason is your paying members deserve it. I’ve watched throughout my career associations maintain lapsed members who haven’t paid their dues. And, for a very long time, in some cases. Why does it happen?

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Pricing Your eLearning Materials: Subscription versus One-Time-Fee Models

Web Courseworks Associations

One of the main advantages to implementing this type of pricing model is that once subscriptions start rolling in, you’ll be able to better predict what your monthly or annual revenue on the materials will be.

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How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

The main reason for this is that the answer isn’t cut and dry. If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? ”.

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Why Should You Provide Continuing Education to Your Members?  

Web Courseworks Associations

Here are some of the main benefits of offering professional education to your members: Increased Member Engagement. Professional education is one of the top perks that young professionals are looking for in the 21st century.

Association Campaign Gets Mainers to Talk Tourism

Associations Now

A new video campaign from the Maine Tourism Association aims to show how the tourism industry benefits the state’s entire economy. The videos will also be aired as paid PSAs on Maine television and radio channels.

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Taking Your Member Magazine From Good to Great: Part 2

Association Adviser

Once you have a good understanding of some of the main components of a member magazine’s content strategy, you're ready to move on to marketing and promotion.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.22.17

Reid All About it

The PCMA Digital Experience Institute will be streaming live the most talked about sessions including each day’s main stage, thought leaders from across the globe and business events experts focusing on the most pressing industry topics.

Best Practices for Developing and Launching Member Councils – Part 1 - Moery Company

Moery Company

What if you have a tier 1 prospect who should be ‘at the table’ but isn’t because their main priority isn’t being addressed. A common theme most associations wrestle with is the question of how increased engagement can lead to renewal and acquisition growth.

Day 1: Membership Growth Online Summit - Online Marketing Funnel

Wild Apricot Blog

As a nonprofit manager, one of your main initiatives is to attract and retain new members. You’ve tried various marketing campaigns, but they take a lot of work (plus the payoff is largely unpredictable). All this can be solved by an automated Marketing Funnel. membership growth summit funnel john-haydon

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How to Create an Association-Backed Certification Program

Association Management

These programs serve two main purposes: they help individuals validate their knowledge and help consumers identify individuals who truly have the knowledge they claim to possess. Ever get handed someone’s business card that has an “alphabet soup” of letters after their name? CISSP?

3 free DIY design tools for membership bodies

Optimist Consulting

Main purpose: Design. Main purpose: Photo editing. Main purpose: Infographic creation. Design is worth paying for. Design is more than just tools; it is also the experience, expertise and eye of a trained professional.

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Change is good…right?

Aaron Wolowiec

According to the survey, association innovation tends to focus around a few main areas: website and social media; conventions, conferences and seminars; education programs; and membership, technology and marketing (56 percent each). Leaves change. People change. And yes, businesses change.

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