Miami Association of Realtors Looks to Attract Chinese Investors

Associations Now

The real estate group is teaming with a major property-search portal in China to help draw attention to the Miami market. Case in point: The Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is trying to attract real-estate buyers all the way in China.

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Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million, organizers at The Miami Foundation realized that Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet. Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2

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A night away? We sure did pay.

Aaron Wolowiec

The next three top-dollar locations: Oahu Island in Hawaii ($221 a night), San Francisco ($207) and Miami ($185). And it seems three event hotbeds – Miami, Denver and Atlanta – may crimp your style.

The Bee Visits Miami – Top 10 Highlights from the 2012 PAC Grassroots Conference

Beekeeper Group

Beekeeper Group was thrilled to be part of yet another first-rate Public Affairs Council Grassroots Conference last week in Miami Beach. It’s pretty tough to beat warm weather, a cool breeze, sandy beaches and of course, the top Public Affairs … Continue reading → Uncategorized advocacy Advocates Beekeeper Group grassroots Online Engagement PAC public affairs Public Affairs Council

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Can you really motivate association staff?

SCD Group

Yesterday’s paper carried two related stories: Miami Dolphins fire head coach “for failure to motivate players.” “But jamienotter ASAE association professionals Association CEOs association executives Miami Dolphins SCD Group Washington Nationals

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What business is your association in?

SCD Group

opened his column on Jeff Bezos purchase of the Miami Herald writing: “. association leaders SCD Group Miami Herald Simon Sinek association executives BlackBerry Leonard Pitts Jr. Why do associations exist? Leonard Pitts Jr.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

Associations Now

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.

Are Tattoos Becoming Less Taboo at Work?

Associations Now

Sometimes what people say is not what they do, and our results suggest that when it comes to what they do, they don’t discriminate,” the University of Miami’s Michael French, who led the Human Relations study, told Quartz.

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Privacy: It’s Personal, or Is It?

Reid All About it

This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach included an installation that prompted attendees to weigh the cost of privacy. Google’s new privacy policy takes effect on March 1.

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Hospitality Industry Urges Congressional Action on Zika

Associations Now

But even with a lack of federal funds and with new cases of the virus emerging, meetings continue to go on as planned in Miami. Meetings Go On in Miami. million visitors to Greater Miami and the beaches is a top priority,” GMCVB said.

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Membership Hack: Opportunity to Do Good in a Disaster

Associations Now

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Textile Rental Services Association canceled its annual conference in Miami. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma forced TRSA to cancel its annual conference in Miami.

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Bee-hind the Scenes of Beekeeper’s Latest Video

Beekeeper Group

In preparation for the upcoming 2012 Public Affairs Council National Grassroots Conference in Miami, Beekeeper Group put together this video depicting our mascot’s search for his Valentine. Though the clip itself is short, the filmmaking process was anything but. From … Continue reading → Digital Tactics advocacy Beekeeper Group PAC Public Affairs Council

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Ready for Valentine’s Day? The Bee Is!

Beekeeper Group

Voting for the Bee Mine competition has closed and the Bee, back from Miami, has been very busy preparing to surprise his new Valentines. Attendees of the Public Affairs Council 2012 National Grassroots Conference voted in large numbers for coworkers … Continue reading →

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What Do You See When You Look In the Mirror?

Association Leaders

Check out this video clip and short blurb from a 2014 NBA Playoff game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Good leaders have many common traits and behaviors. We’ve explored many of them through this blog.

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Mosquito Control Group Spreads Zika Education

Associations Now

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a community just north of Miami where Zika is actively circulating.

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AARP Foundation Boosts Employment Initiative

Associations Now

in the greater Miami area). Many older Americans need employment assistance to become more financially stable, says AARP Foundation—which is why the foundation is expanding its partnerships with local colleges and nonprofits to provide it.

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How Associations Are Helping Shape the Super Bowl Behind the Scenes

Associations Now

The Super Bowl is the ultimate show of lots of people coming together to put on something really big. And associations are helping to make an impression in quiet but important ways. In ways big and small, associations will be involved in making the Super Bowl happen this Sunday.

How to Get Attendee Personalization Right

Associations Now

A few weeks ago, I went down to Miami for some rest and relaxation, and most importantly, beach time. While some members may see personalization as creepy, if associations do it right, it could turn prospects into attendees and lead to more engaged participants onsite.

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The Association That’s Defending the ‘Stache

Associations Now

A mustache advocacy group is criticizing Don Mattingly, at one time a mustachioed New York Yankees icon, for enforcing a “no facial hair” rule as manager of his current team, the Miami Marlins.

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Can There Be Such a Thing as Truly Black Art?

Reid All About it

Ligon, who coined the term “post-black,” is one of the better known artists in 30 Americans which “highlights the work of 31 contemporary African American artists in an exhibition organized by and drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida.”.

Catch Me Online and In Person

Jamie Notter

NACS: NACS Leadership Forum, Closing Session , Miami, FL, Feb 9. Happy new year everyone! 2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year, particularly in the speaking department.

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Help Your Donors Overcome “Overhead Aversion”

Associations Now

Research shows that many donors make their giving decisions based on how much an organization spends on overhead, and the pressure to cut costs can starve nonprofits of critical operating resources. But analysts have proposed ways to overcome the “overhead myth.”

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Hostels Are Gaining Ground With Business Travelers

Associations Now

We’re in negotiations in New York now, and we’re looking at Washington, DC, Miami, L.A., We’re in negotiations in New York now, and we’re looking at Washington, DC, Miami, L.A.,

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Tennis Association Gives Local Courts an Artistic Touch

Associations Now

Open tournament, which started Tuesday and continues through September 9, USTA commissioned artists to adorn public tennis courts with their work in five cities: Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, the U.S.

A Court Verdict Raises the Pressure for Website Accessibility

Associations Now

As the Miami Herald reported , the plaintiff in the case, a legally blind Miami resident named Juan Gil, was able to visit many other sites, including those of competing grocery stores, using his screen-reading software.

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Monday Buzz: Kickstarter Becomes a Benefit Corporation

Associations Now

Take a step back and read these simple steps from Kaufman Rossin Marketing Principal Janet Kyle Altman, via the Miami Herald. One of the biggest online crowdfunding hubs announces its new status. Plus: How your association can make big improvements using big data.

Are you ready to make something spectacular happen?

Association Adviser

Over the weekend, my University of Miami Hurricanes won their baseball series against the University of Virginia thanks in part to this amazing catch by outfielder Dale Carey.

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Get to know me, really

Association Advocacy Chick

My favorite cities include Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and New Orleans. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I do government relations for an association, have my CAE, and a DELP scholar. However, I think it’s time to open up about the other aspects of this association advocacy chick. So here are some fun facts about yours truly. I’m a middle child. I have an older sister and younger brother.

A Gridiron Tale About Updating Your Technology

Associations Now

The player and his agent had to go to a FedEx Kinkos in Miami to send the document, but it wasn’t showing up on the other side.) Although … Maybe your old technology still does the job?

After Zimmerman Verdict, NAACP Petition Draws Massive Online Response

Associations Now

” The association, which will hold its event in Miami (Trayvon Martin was from Miami Gardens) on July 27 and 29, says the case highlights the “continued injustices” faced by blacks in the American legal system.

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Conference Circuit: Literacy Education

Associations Now

Speakers include Miami-Dade’s 2017 Francisco R. Rundown Attendees: 5,000 plus. Educational Sessions: 300. The International Literacy Association’s 2017 Conference and Exhibits begins this weekend in Orlando, Florida. More than 5,000 are expected to attend.

Medical Associations Tell Teens to Walk Away from “Cinnamon Challenge”

Associations Now

Lipshultz, an author of the report and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami, told The New York Times. “We A new study by pediatricians and warnings issued by poison control experts highlight the efforts associations are making to help curb a dangerous stunt.

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Why NAACP’s Airbnb Partnership Is Worth Watching

Associations Now

But one benefit of the agreement is that both organizations seem to be approaching it carefully, according to Wired , only launching in the Miami area in May and around Los Angeles in June.

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

Associations Now

Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box.

Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy

SCD Group

Miami (Ohio). Sitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company. Rather than a team or cause, some were unpaid walking billboards for “cool” apparel companies.

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Pass it On: The WOM Meme


So we're ramping up to ASAE's Great Ideas Conference in Miami (three words: YAP Miami Vice ), and Lindy and I thought it might fun - and useful! -

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Creating Dynamic PAC Communications

Beekeeper Group

Here at Beekeeper Group, as we prepare for the Public Affairs Council’s PAC Conference in Miami, we’ve reflected on some creative ways our clients have addressed these challenge and have summarized some best practices that have emerged.

What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking.

Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter

The presentation was prepared for the Miami Philanthropy Conference and addresses a familiar issue: Many nonprofits feel that demonstrating impact through performance measurement is a top priority for their programs and communications efforts including social media.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth Kanter

But The Miami Foundation and Boulder an increase in participating nonprofits and overall amount raised. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation.