Try a Mindful New Holiday Tradition

Leadership Solutions International

The first year I was in Denver I attended the ballet, the next I attended Denver Christkindl German market. Today I write from Portland Maine. As a woman from Portland, Oregon it’s also my first time to the “other” Portland.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter's Blog

The book’s case studies offer us hope and inspiration for urban dwellers – that if we put people at the center – not markets, technology, or government – that people can meet their own needs by sharing resources.

Craft Brewers Have a Can Problem

Associations Now

I spent probably four very sleepless nights, literally, wondering if we were going to be able to continue with our most popular brand,” said Heather Sanborn, the owner of Portland, Maine’s Rising Tide brewery, in comments to the Portland Press Herald.

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

For instance, Jacksonville, Florida, is an expert in aerospace, while Portland, Oregon, is mission-control for cleantech, and San Diego is a center for life sciences.

Good News For Celiacs: Barley-Based Beer Gets Association’s OK

Associations Now

More details: About the beer: Omission Beer’s lager and pale ale , offered by the Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance , take a different approach to getting rid of gluten than other beers on the market that are made from grains other than barley and hops.

Social Media and Tourism

ChatterBachs

David promoted the Ann Arbor arts fairs through web marketing; they were conducting interviews and putting photos and press releases online. The top 3 finalists based on the voting were Loudoun County ; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon.

Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

Associations Now

When the rules were enacted, in 1958, the goal was to prevent price-fixing, but the group says the efforts have gotten long in the too … er, claw, with a lawyer for the association, Mary Anne Mason, pointing out to the Portland Press Herald that antitrust laws have largely dealt with the issue.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. There are SO many social media platforms out there to drive awareness to your organization: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vine, YouTube… heck, as social media marketers, there are some even we don’t know about!

Should You Crowdsource Your Event’s Note-Taking?

Associations Now

Slack’s potential as a winner in the event space was sho, in particular, at Portland’s XOXO conference last September, where it was seen as a “breakout app.”

Building Experience into your Annual Association Conference

SCD Group

Sean outlined the lessons (for his realtor market) from concerts of two very different entertainers. In Portland, Oregon, a boat ride. Have you ever been part of a “tail gate” party before a college football game? (Or, Or, a pro game?). When I return to Ohio State in the fall for a “big time” college football game, the tailgaters amaze me! Complete barbecue setups. RVs with big screen TVs. Lawn games. Beer and soft drinks. And lots of celebrating.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth Kanter's Blog

Roughly 70% of India’s economy is tied to agriculture, but rural farmers often have little information about current market prices, which means they often sell below market value. Gateway Green is a project in Portland to turn a stretch of unused land into a multi-use bike park.

On Collins’ “What Makes Powerful Nonprofit Leaders” – a conversation with Association Trends’ 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals

SocialFish

I was asked to start a conversation going with my fellow bloggers/readers and the other eleven 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals (listed at the bottom of this post, who may or may not be familiar with this kind of blog-conversation format) as named by Association Trends back in November.