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 In this way, we are able to keep prices affordable for all our customers,”says the nonprofit’s website. Our meals are priced to compete with fast food options, making it easier for families to eat healthier within their means.”.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

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It’s the month right before AWP’s annual conference when online registration comes at a discounted price to members. 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. But you don’t have to go big: Limited free membership offers might provide just the boost you need.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

Reid All About it

Jordan Marsh was a department store chain in Massachusetts that was famous for its big blueberry muffins—mine aren’t as big but they’re just as good. Hear from an expert and your peers in the association world as they share their expertise on platforms, best attendee experiences, verification of virtual programs, pricing options, and methods of virtual offerings (on-demand, pre-recorded, live).

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

It’s the month right before AWP’s annual conference when online registration comes at a discounted price to members. 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. But you don’t have to go big: Limited free membership offers might provide just the boost you need.

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

Higher Logic

The content within those emails might include an intriguing sneak peak of the journal (since you know he’s interested), a special discount offer (perhaps price was holding him back), a reminder of what differentiates your publication, you name it. 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. The $99 price tag for Prime isn’t cheap, and the $14.22 The gimmick offers some lessons for associations. Membership gimmicks aren’t always easy to formulate, but they can be an effective way to draw attention if done well.

What Should We Make of “Pay What You Want”?

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The no-price price tag blends a purchase with a donation, turning the conventional transaction on its head. The band made headlines around the world for what the album lacked: a price tag. Not being a big fan of the band, I didn’t download the album for any price. The former usually involves a set price, while the latter is discretionary and usually does not involve goods received in return. The Impact of the Price You Pay.

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Monday Buzz: Why Boston Doesn’t Have Cheap Rooms

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Those are the going rates now in Boston,” Paul Sacco, executive director at the Massachusetts Lodging Association, told the newspaper. What’s causing the extreme price hikes? It’s a combination of high prices of land, availability of raw land, and how expensive it is to build anything.”. An array of economic and geographic pressures have boosted Boston’s hotel rooms to extremely high rates.

Is Your Technology Seamless?

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The Markens Group , a Springfield, Massachusetts-based AMC, recently sponsored a talk by Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple. (It I knew what I wanted (a new phone, unlimited wireless access, a lower price than I had been paying previously) but I also knew what I didn’t want (a cruddy network, poor service). Too often, it seems like we’re fighting things that should be making our lives easier.

With Video - Seconds Matter to Your Audience - Here’s Proof

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I came across this article on CNN Tech about a new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies which says you’ll lose 40% of your audience if you don’t start playing video before 10 seconds after landing on your page. Price, capability, and ease of incorporation into your website are likely the top issues you’ll need to use to select your solution provider.

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Thursday Buzz: Amazon Lights a Mobile Fire

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Noncompete clauses have been in the news recently thanks to a fight over them in Massachusetts. You may want to take a gander at Microsoft’s proposed pricing changes. The online retailer’s first smartphone makes up for its late market entry with an attention-grabbing new feature. Also: Make sure your organization has a strong handle on technology issues, or you might be going in two directions at once.

Drive-In Downer: Why Digital Films Could Sink Iconic Theaters

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However, the equipment required to screen a digital film is different and costly—with a price tag of more than $70,000 per projector. “Hollywood has not been very helpful in providing a hard-core date,” Vincent, the owner of a Massachusetts drive-in, told the Daily Herald last month. 360 The number of drive-in movie theaters in the United States, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

63 people on GovLoop you should know

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Bourne - Assistive Technology Director/Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Megan Price - Manager, Partnerships and Events, GovLoop. I have selected 63 people on GovLoop you should know. All are engaged to some extent on GovLoop, the Social Network for Government. They are from both the public and private sectors, on the state, local, and federal levels. Most are in the United States but not all.

What We Can Learn From Sermo – and What We Can’t

Guilt by Association

With some pride, Ashe said these conversations are starting to move company stock prices. It’s fertile ground for fraud, abuse or price manipulation. Disclosure: My employer, the Massachusetts Medical Society , publishes the New England Journal of Medicine. The biggest threat to associations today is the internet pure play – the web-only organization that delivers the core value of associations, without any of the financial or cultural baggage.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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The Price of the Coronavirus Pandemic (source: The New Yorker) April 13, 2020 – As April arrived, businesses, large and small, decided not to pay rent, either because they didn’t have the cash on hand or because, with a recession looming, they wanted to preserve what cash they had. About this list. I started this listing on February 20th, when there was still a question of whether or not conferences could still be held with the impending threat of the novel coronavirus.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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The Price of the Coronavirus Pandemic (source: The New Yorker) April 13, 2020 – As April arrived, businesses, large and small, decided not to pay rent, either because they didn’t have the cash on hand or because, with a recession looming, they wanted to preserve what cash they had.