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


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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.

A quick shoutout to some awesome volunteers!


Here’s a quick shout out to two of our association clients, Maryland Chapter of Public Relations Society of America and Maryland Recycling Network , both of whom just held their annual conferences. And what a success both had

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

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

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

Small-Staff Engagement Hack: Members Helping Members


All of the breakout sessions were great, but one in particular really stood out: “Limited Resources, Big Opportunities: Small-Staff Success Story,” presented by Eloiza Altoro, Principal Consultant at Mind Redesign Consulting , and Stefanie Reeves, Executive Director of the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA). As you may know, a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

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. PRSA Maryland has made an earnest commitment to its members to act, and we are looking forward to seeing the Chapter lead the way towards a more diverse and inclusive industry.

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!)

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).

What Can Social Learning Do For You?


Watch this GREAT video of Tom Hood , CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs talking about social media and specifically how important social learning is becoming for his association. Watch this space, as we will be talking a lot more about this. Explore this in action with our Think Tank Webinars

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.”. ###. Baltimore, MD – IA Director, State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region John Olsen released the following statement on Governor Larry Hogan’s (R-MD) veto of H.B.

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.

Protech Adds Chief Revenue Officer to Accelerate Growth and Boost Industry Partnerships


A Microsoft Gold partner, Protech was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. COLUMBIA, Md. Nove mber 11, 2020 – Protech Associates, Inc.

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.

Employee Spotlight: Michael O’Rourke, Solution Consultant


Born and raised in Howard County, Maryland, Michael graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science. . By The Protech Team .

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.

See a Chapter Bright Spot? Propagate It!

Mariner Management

Interestingly in many states, including Mariner’s home state Maryland, golf courses were able to re-open in the first phase with some restrictions , albeit critical ones for golf tournaments. The perennial favorite event of chapters, golf tournaments, needed a make-over in 2020.

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.

Tight Cultures versus Loose Cultures

Jamie Notter

The session included me and another speaker on culture, Michele Gelfand, who is a professor at the University of Maryland and released a book last year called Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Earlier this month I spoke to a small group of COOs as part of an event put on by CEO Update.

Conference Circuit: Legal Techies

Associations Now

The International Legal Technology Association’s ILTACON 2018 begins this weekend in National Harbor, Maryland. Hundreds of technology decision-makers from law firms, organizations, and legal departments around the world are headed to Maryland this weekend to hear what’s next in legal technology, learn how to address challenges and opportunities their teams face, and network with peers, business partners, and experts. City: National Harbor, Maryland.

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.

Groups Push Ban on Powdered Alcohol in Massachusetts and Beyond

Associations Now

In Maryland, industry groups worked with the state to get the powder banned. The Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA), the Maryland Beer Wholesalers Association, and the Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland each played a role in the push—first by enacting a voluntary ban before the state passed a law of its own. A number of other states are also joining Maryland and Massachusetts groups in the battle. Powdered alcohol?

Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

I had the opportunity to head up to the wilds of Maryland for the Columbia Idea Swap this week (and thanks to Peggy Hoffman for inviting me). My Top 5 Takeaways include: Big shout-out for cross generational mentoring: younger members can help older members with technology; older members can help younger members figure out how to navigate the profession/industry. We all *know* this, but how many associations actually *do* it? People still don't really understand the concept of viral.

No swimming: Why opening pools in a pandemic isn’t so simple


The states where respondents reported the next highest numbers of pool closures were Maryland (56%) and Pennsylvania (55%). Pools might be one of the most desired amenities in community associations, but opening pools in the middle of a pandemic isn’t so simple. That’s what CAI discovered when surveying board members, community managers, and other stakeholders in the industry to share their approach to pools this year.

3 Tips for Chapters experiencing #EmailFail

Mariner Management

So, for PRSA Maryland, we sort by company type (agency, NFP, government, corporate) or discipline (PR, media relations, marketing etc.). In three different chapter leader programs this year, communication came up as a big challenge. For most, its about email and the fact that (a) nobody reads it and (b) everyone gets too much. What’s a chapter to do to overcome those challenges and get their message to their key stakeholders? First, don’t ditch email.