Statement On Maryland Senate Override Of HB 732 Veto


Washington, DC – Today, the Maryland Senate joined the Maryland House of Delegates in voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of HB 732.

Statement On Maryland House Override Of HB 732 Veto


Washington DC- Today, the Maryland House of Delegates voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of HB 732. This $250 million tax increase will harm Maryland businesses struggling to survive a pandemic and could not come at a worse time.


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Maryland CPAs Group Partners With IBM to Make Members Future Ready

Associations Now

Through a partnership with IBM, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants is training CPAs on technology such as artificial intelligence and data science—and preparing them for a rapidly changing landscape. The post Maryland CPAs Group Partners With IBM to Make Members Future Ready appeared first on Associations Now

From the Corner Office: Tom Hood, Maryland Association of CPAs

Association Adviser

based Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) , a leader in social media best practices for financial professionals. October 2010 2 -- Leadership This month’s Corner Office profile falls on Tom Hood, CPA, executive director of Towson, Md.-based By Association Adviser staff

AMR Welcomes the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians as Client Partner

AMR Management Services

January 5, 2016) — AMR is pleased to welcome the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (MD ACEP) as a new full-service client partner. LEXINGTON, Ky. AMR is excited about

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Statement on MD Digital Ad Tax Litigation


Chamber of Commerce, NetChoice, and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in filing a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax (HB 732). Learn more about the internet economy that will be impacted in Maryland.

Is it time to clean up?


On the final day of May with one signature Maryland Governor Larry Hogan rescinded 72 executive orders issued by previous administrations over the last 46 years. My response was “say what?” so I kept reading

Columbia Idea Swap - KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Meet Gizzella Diaz - Associate Marketing Manager at MemberSuite


Meet Gizzella Diaz, a traveling aficionado born and raised in Maryland that loves working out and snuggling with her puggle puppy. Learn more about the newest member of our Marketing team in this month's Employee Spotlight

5 Associations Rethink Volunteerism


Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs , Debra BenAvram, CEO, A.S.P.E.N. Join a group of volunteer evangelists as we explore new solutions for association volunteering on an Association Trends. webinar series.

Sure I can help


When PRSA Maryland needed volunteers for a one-time task, many of our active volunteers raised their hands. But when they were still coming up short, a “sure I can help” came from a longtime yet relatively inactive volunteer. This volunteer, while still on the books, had settled into very much a behind-the-scenes, third-string position

Meditated Momentum: Sniper Executed

Elipsis Partners

When he was shooting people in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, I was six months pregnant with Conor. Meditated Momentum. On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Sniper Executed. Sniper John Allen Muhammed was executed this evening. My clearest memory was of being such an easy target when I went to get gas. There was just so much of me and I moved slowly.

Data Drives Good Decisions – #Chessie14 offers a look at 3 Research Studies


For anyone who’s earned their APR or successfully won a Silver Anvil, Best in Maryland or any PR award, you know that research at the front end and evaluation at the end are “do not skip” steps. Of course following metrics and be aware of research throughout any PR campaign or project is also critical

Webinars Feature Associations Changing Volunteerism


Hear the stories of IEEE , Maryland Association of CPAs , Society of Petroleum Engineers , Aging Network Volunteer Collaborative , and the Financial Planning Association ASAE''s Executive Management Section Council is shedding the light on five associations who dared to reimagine volunteering through a series of Webinars in September, October and November.

Association 141+: A Recipe for Association Success

Association 141+

Living in the suburbs of Maryland, I have made it to Frederick to have brunch at Volt - Chef Bryan Voltaggios restaurant that I could go back to again and again. Association 141+. Sunday, September 4, 2011. A Recipe for Association Success. I will admit it - watching Top Chef is a guilty pleasure of mine. I have been able to learn my amuse-bouche from my mise en place (at least enough to not embarrass myself too much).

Chapters Bring the Local to Global Associations


Maryland, we don't duplicate PRSA, we add to it, we highlight the local. PRSA, the Public Relations Society of America, is the PR central for. some 22,000 professionals around the globe. And when they set the. standards and share the effective practices for many PR issues, they are speaking for the profession at large. But every issue has a local twist or a local story. And that's where the chapter comes in. At PRSA. story

Join an Interactive Discussion on - Membership Marketing Blog

Membership Marketing

For those readers located in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, I wanted to invite you to attend an interactive session that I am leading for the Maryland Society of Association Executives discussing the results from our Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

As Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine taught his med students in the 1940: “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras” For our purposes, that means start with the obvious: Did that member switch careers or retire? What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew?

Gearing Up for ASAE's 2016 Technology Conference


MemberSuite is heading to Maryland next week to attend and exhibit at ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo. It’s going to be an action-packed two days, so we put together a few things attendees can do to optimize their time at the show

Lead Your Way to a Social Organization

Jamie Notter

Maddie and I had the great privilege of presenting today at ASAE’s Technology Conference with Tom Hood, the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Tom’s a CEO who has fully embraced social media, and is super smart to boot. Here are the slides from our presentation: Lead Your Way to a Social Organization from SocialFish. Change Leadership Social Media

CommPartners Announces Acquisition By Symphony Technology Group (STG)


[ Read the complete press release ]. Symphony Technology Group Acquires CommPartners, a Leading SaaS Provider of Learning Management System Software and Virtual Events .

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What Should Associations Do to Bridge the Education to Employment Gap?

Spark Consulting

Maryland Association of CPAs. If you’ve been persuaded by the information I’ve shared about The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm the past few days that we do have a large-scale problem that associations are uniquely equipped to address (and I hope you have), the next question is: where do we start? fourth post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week).

Ex-St. Pete condo property manager vacationed at Disney on company dime (FL)

All the Blogs

Petersburg, was sentenced to two years in prison this week after authorities say she used company money to buy vacations to Disney, book personal flights to Maryland, pay for expensive trips to the salon and cover her home water bill. Read the article……………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News Fraud & Embezzlement National Condo & HOA News

How one association found its focus

Mariner Management

Background: The Maryland Recycling Network is a local state group of recycling professionals and citizens whose mission is to promote the sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling (the 3Rs) in Maryland.

Who’s Doing Mission Driven Volunteering?

Spark Consulting

From the new Spark whitepaper, The Mission Driven Volunteer , written with Peggy Hoffman: The Maryland Association of CPAs realigned all their volunteer roles along a grid where the X-axis represented high value to members and the association and the Y-axis represented alignment to strategy.

It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek…

Mariner Management

Maryland Recycling Network (MRN) consists of a group of individuals and organizations , including government agencies and vendors, working in the solid waste and recycling industr y.

What one chapter is doing to steer towards DE&I

Mariner Management

We are particularly moved by the conversations and actions of PRSA Maryland. As with many chapters, the leadership of PRSA Maryland, which is based in Baltimore, has been looking for a path towards more diversity within its leadership and membership ranks for a while.

One year later: Turning tragedy into change for community associations


Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia passed legislation to increase condominium requirements for reserve studies and funding. Shortly after Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Fla.,

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Local Mission, Local Partner - Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are the Maryland Association of Ice Road Truckers (This is an attempt to fictionalize an association. If you are a state organization that promotes the rights and interests of ice road truckers in Maryland, does it benefit your members to use a trucking company that does not employ Maryland-based drivers? Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs.

Nimble AMS Airstream Returns to ASAE Tech

Nimble AMS

during the 2018 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Meeting and Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM, Maryland Ballroom 1-3. 5:15 ET, Maryland 1-6 Foyer . Join Nimble AMS December 4-5 at the Nimble AMS booth #443 (the Airstream!)

Righting past wrongs: Utah and Connecticut simplify removal of discriminatory covenants


Laws similar to the ones in Utah and Connecticut have passed in Washington state, Florida, and Maryland in recent years.

The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Maryland Association of CPAs. I’d like to share some sobering statistics about higher education and employment: In the United States, students graduate from college with an average debt load of nearly $29,000. Total student debt in the U.S. is $1.23 trillion and rising. 47% of college-educated workers under 25 work in jobs. that do not require a college degree. Worldwide, 73.3 million people under the age of 25 are unemployed, representing 36.7% of total global unemployment.

Statement On Gov. Hogan’s Veto Of The Digital Services Tax Bill


Now more than ever, the Legislature should not be raising the cost of doing business for the thousands of Maryland small businesses and nonprofits that rely on online advertising to achieve their mission, grow their customer base, and succeed in a challenging market.”. ###.

Want to build a Facebook group? Take our workshop!

Association Success

When COVID-19 canceled most face-to-face interactions, many organizations began brainstorming how to fill in this engagement gap. . That’s why so many organizations have moved to or doubled down on online communities to connect with their audience.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

Reid All About it

Maryland Dept. The Maryland Internship Network. The future of learning has been on my mind lately. After reading Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn’s paper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , I was inspired to write my own take on how associations could transform higher education. Why not dream big or dream differently—that’s how to design your own future. After publishing that post, I saw the news about LinkedIn’s new site, LinkedIn Learning.

DelCor Named to Top Workplaces 2021 List


is an award-winning, independent technology consulting firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. SILVER SPRING, MD — DelCor has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C.

Togetherwork Acquires Protech Associates, the Leading Association Software Built on Microsoft Dynamics 365


A Microsoft Gold partner, Protech was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. COLUMBIA, Md.

ASAE Board of Directors Announces Selection of Michelle Mason as Next President and CEO


Stefanie Reeves , MA, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, Maryland Psychological Association, Columbia, MD, and ASAE Board member; and. Association Forum CEO will Start on September 1, 2021 .

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

I know I did miss a handful of days (likely about 5, without going back to confirm), but many days I took more than one photo, resulting in 688 posts to the blog Most of the photos were taken in and around DC, although there are also photos from New Orleans, rural Virginia, the Philadelphia area, the Jersey shore, rural Maryland, Indianapolis, Omaha, St. My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr.