Massachusetts Society of CPA’s Online Community is Members’ #1 Benefit [Case Study]

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A few years ago, MSCPA communicated with its members solely through traditional methods like emails and events. Members connected with one another in the same ways, emailing friends and colleagues or meeting up at events.

Massachusetts Tech Group Eyes Way to Put Women Out Front

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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.

Years After Success, Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition Re-Forms to Close Loophole

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Encouraging a Movement The right to repair movement is showing strength outside of Massachusetts as well. The post Years After Success, Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition Re-Forms to Close Loophole appeared first on Associations Now

Massachusetts Marine Group Gears Up For Future Boaters

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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.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

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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.

Groups Push Ban on Powdered Alcohol in Massachusetts and Beyond

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The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) has drawn a line in the sand: No powdered alcohol. A number of other states are also joining Maryland and Massachusetts groups in the battle. Powdered alcohol? Yes, there is such a thing.

Best Benefit Ever: New Database for Massachusetts Lawyers

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Thanks to a new alliance between online legal-research service Fastcase and the Massachusetts Bar Association , member lawyers now have free, unlimited access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. A new partnership brings fast, free information to state bar members.

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

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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.

Social Media Statistics For Fortune 500 Companies [Infographic]

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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.

Membership Hack: Coworking Space for Members Only

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Mimicking WeWork and other coworking operations, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council recently opened a coworking space near its Boston headquarters.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

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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.

Membership Hack: Caucus Meetups

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At the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, known as MassBio, these conversations also take place at caucus meetups held during widely attended industry meetings.

Daily Buzz: How One Association Is Re-Creating History

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In celebration of the Professional Photographers of America’s 150th anniversary, its Massachusetts chapter will reconvene this Sunday to re-create the group’s historic first photograph from 1869.

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

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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.

Are Noncompete Clauses Going Out of Style?

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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.

Free Online Course Materials from MIT

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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 ).

Safety Top-of-Mind for Bus, Gaming Associations

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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.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

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The Massachusetts Society of CPAs, for example, has a free student membership category for young people who may not yet be able to afford member dues. When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary.

Energizing Member Engagement

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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.

8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

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Case Study] : Massachusetts Society of CPA’s Online Community is Members’ #1 Benefit. Here’s a fun forecast: The number of mobile users worldwide is expected to reach 7.26 billion in 2020.

Nurses’ Group Launches Campaign for Better Patient Care

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” 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.

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).

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

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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.

New University Collaboration Aims to Support Civic-Minded Tech

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The 21-member-strong Public Interest Technology University Network, backed by a trio of large nonprofits and a number of major schools, aims to bring together the worlds of public policy and tech.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

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The Massachusetts Society of CPAs, for example, has a free student membership category for young people who may not yet be able to afford member dues. When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

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Lambert , CAE, Executive Director, New York Chapter, American College of Physicians , Lynda Layer , CAE, Massachusetts Medical Society and Donna Seawards , CAE CNAP, Executive Director, Arizona Geriatrics Society, American College of Physicians IL & IN Chapters.

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

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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.

Amid Epstein Scandal, Fundraising Group Puts Focus on Ethics in Philanthropy

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With major universities facing criticism for taking donations from Jeffrey Epstein, the Association of Fundraising Professionals is urging organizations to ensure they have ethics policies in place to guide their fundraising activities.

Wednesday Buzz: Softball, Biotech-Style

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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.

Pilot Project Grooms Latino Leaders to Serve On Nonprofit Boards

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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.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

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University of Massachusetts Amherst. University of Massachusetts Boston. University of Massachusetts Lowell. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert.

How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap

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Among the more notable initiatives: Daily Table , a Massachusetts grocery store chain launched in 2015 by a former Trader Joe’s president, works with suppliers to access surplus foods that it can purchase at a discount. “In

6 Tips to Maximize the Success of Your Association’s Publication

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For example, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSPCA) increased their non-dues revenue by $14,000 when they leveraged community advertising.

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Amazon Prime’s Next-Level Membership Gimmick

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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.

Want creative solutions? Then get creative about finding them

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As Bahcall writes, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched a reward strategy to create its own crowd. It can be pretty hard to ask for help. . But what if, every time you needed it, you got to ask a room full of the smartest, most creative, eager-to-help friends? . That’s exactly what some organizations are doing through open innovation. .

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).

Public Social Network or Private Online Community? 11 Tips to Guide Your Decision

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For example, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) offers advertising space on its online community and weekly newsletters and use an advertising kit to promote the space and the engagement rates. Would you build your house on rented land? Or move all your belongings into a hotel room?

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4 Tips for Generating More Non-Dues Revenue from Advertising

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For example, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) created an advertising kit to send to advertisers, showing them what they had available and including stats about its member engagement and demographics.

Governors Association Meeting Highlights Bipartisan Nature of Opioid Battle

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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.