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

Higher Logic

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

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.

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.

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.

Groups Push Ban on Powdered Alcohol in Massachusetts and Beyond

Associations Now

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.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to Produce Its Own Events

Associations Now

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is breaking into the events business in a new way. The post Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to Produce Its Own Events appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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- Web Design Company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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).

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

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.

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.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


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.

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.

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).

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?

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.

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.

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!

Team 130

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.

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.

Reads of the Week: December 7, 2012

Reid All About it

Somehow between celebrating the holidays both here and in Massachusetts, I intend to find time to do all those things on my to-do list that I have pushed off week after week, month after month.

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.

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.

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.

Don’t Believe Me, Believe The Shocking Data!

Holly Duckworth

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.

You’ve Got to Read This: January 4, 2011

Reid All About it

The Blizzard of 2010 hit Massachusetts last week while I was visiting my family. I took a break during the holidays to enjoy time with my family and friends.

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.

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


Even college presidents are constantly connected, according to The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research, which found 58 percent of presidents are posting to Facebook , 55 percent to Twitter, and 35 percent to their own blog.

Trust is key to success

Association Leaders

Several years ago the Forum Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts, conducted a study of two groups of salespeople. We’ve always known trust is key to success. At CM Services we have six core values (values we believe allow us to achieve great partnerships with our associations and our employees). The values are: Be Trust worthy. Commit ourselves to each other, our company and the industries we serve. Act responsibly. Care about others. Grow every day. Have fun.

How To Swim like a SocialFish.


Massachusetts Medical Society. I needed to come up with a list of organizations we have worked with for a federal government RFP, and holy cow! We’ve worked with so many great associations, I can’t help but share the list with you.

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.

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.

Asian-American Group to Members: Embrace Your Community

Associations Now

Ahead of the 2016 election, the Massachusetts-based Chinese American Association of Lexington is asking its members to get involved in local politics and give back to their community, CAAL President Peter Lee told Associations Now.

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.