Rail Passengers Association Takes Message on a Field Trip, (Mostly) By Train

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RPA’s field coordinator, Joe Aiello, and grassroots organizer, Madi Butler, are making a trip from Memphis to New Orleans, with a goal of promoting the economic benefits of passenger rail along the Gulf Coast, which has been limited in recent years.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

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Under the partnership, a free round-trip ride, up to a $25 fare, will be offered in 10 cities: Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, New York City, St. Noting that nearly six in 10 Americans haven’t had their eyes checked in the last two years, the American Optometric Association is offering Lyft rides in 10 cities to help people get to their eye exams. March is Save Your Vision month, according to the American Optometric Association.

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Conference Circuit: Web Ed

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The HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference begins Sunday night in Memphis, Tennessee. Web developers, marketers, and programmers—along with managers, designers, writers, and all team members in between—are headed to Memphis this weekend to explore and learn more about the unique web issues facing colleges and universities. Venue: Memphis Cook Convention Center. City: Memphis, Tennessee. Rundown Attendees: 650 plus. Presentations: 70 plus. Half-Day Workshops: 10.

Meet You in Nashville: Where to Eat During #ASAE14, Part 3

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Or Memphis Sushi which is cheese and sausage on saltines. It’s time for#ASAE14! A bunch of my friends are already there but Im not arriving until late Saturday afternoon. Heres the last in my series of post about Nashville dining. I covered downtown restaurants in Part 1 and restaurants in Germantown, Midtown and Music Row as well as Nashvilles hot chicken restaurants in Part 2.

New Partnership to Address HIV Epidemic in Southern Cities  

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Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and New Orleans—cities that have been designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration as being heavily affected by the HIV epidemic—are the focus of the initiative. The Southern Initiative will fund and equip local organizations to address the HIV epidemic in four cities. The partnership hopes that the insights gained from the three-year push will fuel changes across the country.

Poor Judgement + Social Media = Unhappy Client

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So he doesn’t like Memphis, life goes on. Peter Shankman provides the gritty details about a very expensive marketing and communications consultant getting into hot water with a client for bad mouthing his home town via a global, networked, communications platform known as Twitter. Further evidence that people don’t get punished for blogging (or tweeting in this case). They get in trouble for having poor judgment in what they write online.

Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

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The coaches include the University of Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger, the University of Memphis’ Tubby Smith, the University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams, and Villanova University’s Jay Wright. “As Last week, the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced a new Coaches vs. Cancer TV and digital fundraising campaign for cancer research. Here’s why ACS recruited some of college basketball’s top coaches to their team.

Meal Guarantees Make or Break Association Meeting Budgets

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It worked pretty well until a meeting in Memphis. As a prelude to starting my own association management company, I served as a contractor to help a major corporation hold educational conferences for customers. We held these throughout the country. My experience with association and nonprofits had ingrained me on the importance of meal guarantees. And, I really disliked it when we had to pay for meals that were guaranteed but not eaten.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

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His “ there” is the Memphis sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed. Derek Ham, a North Carolina State University professor, asked: “What was it like to be there?

Study: In Charitable Giving, Middle Class Digs Deeper Than the Wealthy

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percent) and Memphis (5.1 A Giving Slowdown New research from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s midyear fundraising survey reveals a slowdown in charitable giving in the first half of 2014. According to NRC, 52 percent of charities had raised more funds as of mid-2014 than they did in the first half of 2013. Last year, 58 percent had raised more funds at midyear than they had at the same point in 2012.

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What Your Magazine Cover Says About Membership

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who earned the honor simply by joining HCCA at the right time. Associations are built by and for members, which is why one association promised to put its 15,000th member on the cover of its magazine. The old saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is antiquated. This is the Twitter era. If you want anybody to read what you have to say, your cover better say something interesting.

Travel Groups to Congress: Study Airline Competition

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And airports such as Cincinnati and Memphis have lost their status as hubs for certain airlines—along with the economic benefits that status brought to their respective regions. Groups in the airline industry say that it’s been too long since Congress took a look at the state of the industry, so the groups have called for the Chamber to research the issue for the first time in more than two decades. Is the state of the airline industry where it should be these days?

Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services

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Several cash-strapped cities—including Boston; Pittsburgh; Hartford, Connecticut; and Memphis, Tennessee—have adopted payment-in-lieu-of-taxes programs to offset declining revenue. Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Paul LePage submitted a proposed budget including a property tax for certain nonprofits. Associations say the tax could hurt local communities by forcing nonprofits to cut programs and services.

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Association 141+: The Power of In Person

Association 141+

Recently, I have made visits to our chapters in San Francisco, Memphis, Indianapolis and (as I write this post on the plane back from this latest visit) Milwaukee. Association 141+. Friday, September 16, 2011. The Power of In Person. My disclaimer for this post is that I am a firm believer in establishing relationships and friendships virtually. I have made close connections with colleagues through email, phone conferences, facebook, twitter, etc.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011

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TigerSteve - Steve Terry; Memphis; Steve is the Director of Technology Utilization at The University of Memphis. I found myself thinking back over all the great 1-on-1 conversations I had in 2010 and wanting to have more in 2011. Here are the parameters I established for making my selections for this year. First, they have to be active on Twitter. I defined this as they had to have tweeted in December.