Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” General Department of Justice DOJ Massachusetts massachusetts news modesto ramirez MS-13 Pleads Guilty snoopy TodayNews

Massachusetts Marine Group Gears Up For Future Boaters

Associations Now

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, inspired by an association leader who has seen success with a similar initiative at the local level, recently announced its plan to attract youths to boating. A boating group in Massachusetts won’t let the sport fade away.

Massachusetts Tech Group: Women, Minorities Left Behind as Industry Grows

Associations Now

New research from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council argues that the state’s tech industry is doing better than many others on the diversity front but that it still has a ways to go. In Massachusetts, the technology economy is surging.

Massachusetts Tech Group Eyes Way to Put Women Out Front

Associations Now

A new partnership between the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the meeting industry startup Innovation Women hopes to create visibility opportunities for women in the state’s technology field—specifically at events.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

The noncompete agreement—a key tool employers use to keep talented employees from jumping ship to join competitors—is under scrutiny in Massachusetts, where the governor wants to ban them. Massachusetts Gov.

BOSTON | MIT looking into allegations against author Junot Diaz

NonProfit University Blog

A spokeswoman for the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, didn’t immediately comment Wednesday on the status of the inquiry. General author Junot Diaz Boston Cambridge Massachusetts MIT looking into allegations TodayNews

AMHERST, Mass. | CNN’s Jake Tapper to address UMass-Amherst graduates

NonProfit University Blog

AP) — CNN anchor Jake Tapper is set to address graduates at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s spring commencement. Entertainment CNN anchor Jake Tapper CNN and serves Dartmouth College TodayNews UMass Amherst University of MassachusettsAMHERST, Mass. (AP)

Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

NonProfit University Blog

The current impetus for this thinking is Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Seems that in Massachusetts, the practice of paying nonprofit board members isn’t common. Maybe it is time to have a new nonprofit classification.

NEW YORK | Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

NonProfit University Blog

Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide and speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin has died. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer.

Social Media Statistics For Fortune 500 Companies [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Data Source – The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption by Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Infographic by- GO-Gulf.com Web Design Company.

WASHINGTON  | Romney: Jeffress wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer

NonProfit University Blog

” In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee criticized Dallas minister Robert Jeffress for his remarks about Jews, Mormons and Islam.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

Associations Now

The National Governors Association is bringing opioid treatment strategies that have seen good results in Massachusetts correctional facilities to a number of other states. Massachusetts’ anti-opioid policies have drawn attention nationally.

Are Noncompete Clauses Going Out of Style?

Associations Now

At least one labor group has started up specifically to challenge a Massachusetts tech company’s use of the clauses. Recent actions in the northeastern U.S.

Making a Day of It

Association Management

Last week I saw the coolest Facebook post from my sister-in-law, who works at EMC in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. It was pretty neat—Patriot tight end (and part time Superhero) Rob Gronkowski had come to EMC as part of a company celebration. She was pumped to see Gronk live and in person.

Energizing Member Engagement

Potomac Core

This article reflects key insights shared by the participants (referenced in the article) and moderator (the author) at the “Building Trade Associations that Drive Sustained Industry Growth” Panel at the Council of Manufacturing Associations Summer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, August 4, 2017.

Free Online Course Materials from MIT

Wild Apricot Blog

Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.( read more ).

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

Wild Apricot Blog

Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100.".( This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University.

Safety Top-of-Mind for Bus, Gaming Associations

Associations Now

One example of the partnership in action: The city of Springfield, Massachusetts , the home base of the Peter Pan Bus Company, will soon have a new MGM Resorts International location.

Governors Association Meeting Highlights Bipartisan Nature of Opioid Battle

Associations Now

Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, who has seen some success with his state’s opioid treatment strategies , noted that whatever the national political climate is, there’s still much that states can do to help take on the issue.

Missed Connections

Association Management

First, never forget to talk with—or better yet, meet with—your members. Nearly twenty years ago, at the Massachusetts Hospital Association, I oversaw the “CEO Visit” program. I’m still pretty young (by my own standards).

Amazon Prime’s Next-Level Membership Gimmick

Associations Now

Amazon wouldn’t have any Oscars if not for Amazon Prime, which is why residents of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, are getting free memberships. The movie helped put the real-life Massachusetts city , population 5,136, on the map.

Nurses’ Group Launches Campaign for Better Patient Care

Associations Now

” Founded in 2009 with the merger of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), NNU represents roughly 185,000 members in every state.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.4.17

Reid All About it

Instead, in case you’re dying to know, I’m heading to Massachusetts for a family gathering. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… For the first time in several years, I’m not attending ASAE Annual.

Missed Connections

Association Management

Nearly twenty years ago, at the Massachusetts Hospital Association, I oversaw the “CEO Visit” program. I’m still pretty young (by my own standards).

Dial-A-Lawyer Day: Mass. Bar Connects Lawyers With Public for Free Legal Advice

Associations Now

Massachusetts Bar Association members have packed schedules, but they still want to give back to the community. The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) knows this, so for the last two decades the group has put its members’ skills, and eagerness to give back, to good use.

Repair Association Backs Farmers Seeking to Unlock Tractor Software

Associations Now

The legislation is modeled after a 2012 Massachusetts law that requires automobile industry vendors to sell repair and diagnostic software.

Don’t Believe Me, Believe The Shocking Data!

Leadership Solutions International

In a 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital study , 93 individuals generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were randomly assigned to an 8-week group intervention with mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or to a control group, stress management education (SME). Don’t believe me, believe the shocking data! The problem in businesses today is lack of employee engagement resulting in reduced income and impact. I can change that with two pieces of data and two mindfulness practices.

Building your Business Continuity Plan

Association Management

Here in the Northeast part of Massachusetts, it’s only a matter of time before that dreaded snow arrives!

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Pilot Project Grooms Latino Leaders to Serve On Nonprofit Boards

Associations Now

The Cultural Inclusion Project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, aims to train Latino professionals and pair them with nonprofits that are trying to build boards that better represent the community. A little help may be on the way from the Cultural Inclusion Project, a pilot program being tested by two nonprofits—Jericho Road Lawrence and the YWCA of Greater Lawrence—in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

Associations Now

Similar measures were already on the books in California, New York, Oregon, and Texas, and legislators in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are currently working on their own bills. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Deaf Advocates Sue Harvard, MIT For Lack of Online Closed Captioning

Associations Now

The National Association of the Deaf alleges that Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to make their online course offerings accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

You’ve Got to Read This: September 13, 2011

Reid All About it

Frank Fortin , Chief Digital Strategist at the Massachusetts Medical Society, discovered The Sexiness of Unsexy Innovation. Yes, you’ve got to read these posts… Do you make time for Twitter every day?

Wednesday Buzz: Softball, Biotech-Style

Associations Now

Want a sign that the Massachusetts biotechnology industry is booming? Formed in the late 1980s by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, the league slowly grew from a handful of teams to a grand total of 64 this year.

Survey: Firms Struggle With BYOD Overspending

Associations Now

Some states, including California and Massachusetts, require employers to reimburse workers who use their personal cell phones on the job.

Museums for All Initiative Attracts Visitors, Reaches Participation Goals

Associations Now

Migus shared that many participating institutions have also helped recruit others by sharing their marketing materials and getting local media coverage—resulting in areas like Chicago and Worcester, Massachusetts, where museum networks have adopted Museums for All.

ALS Association to Provide Financial Aid to Patients Through MLB-Funded Initiative

Associations Now

Inspired by The ALS Association’s separate home healthcare pilot program in Massachusetts, MLB contacted the association about collaborating on the effort. With help from Major League Baseball, The ALS Association launched a new initiative to offset high home healthcare costs for ALS patients.

Associations Keep Eye on Budding No-Homework Trend

Associations Now

In comments to the Boston Globe , Thomas Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, characterized the recent change in mindset as the latest salvo in an ongoing debate over the role of homework. “If

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter's Blog

Georgetown University, Center for Social Impact Communication, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001.

Thursday Buzz: Welcome Bigger Audiences on Facebook Live

Associations Now

Massachusetts now prohibits employers from asking job candidates for salary history. Streamers can finally set up their broadcasts ahead of time. Plus: the problems social networks create for associations. TV channels have the benefit of being able to schedule their live events in advance.

Association, University Alliance Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Skills

Associations Now

And late last year, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council announced a partnership with online speakers bureau Innovation Women to help create speaking opportunities for MTLC members.