Years After Going Dormant, Wisconsin Venture Capital Group Makes Comeback

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Following in the footsteps of a nearby Michigan group, the Wisconsin Venture Capital Association is coming back to life, and next week will hold its first meeting since 2008. The post Years After Going Dormant, Wisconsin Venture Capital Group Makes Comeback appeared first on Associations Now

This Grassroots Campaign Is Hoppin’: Milwaukee’s Plan to Win PBR Back

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which makes Pabst Blue Ribbon, a beer with deep ties to Milwaukee—hasn’t had its headquarters in the city for years. But the brand has had its highs and lows, and despite its long-standing ties to Brew Town, Pabst hasn’t actually been located in Milwaukee since 1996.

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Wisconsin 501(c)(4) Group Sues Over “John Doe” Investigation

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But a recent civil rights lawsuit raises similar—though not identical—concerns in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign , a citizens watchdog group, the Club for Growth spent $9.1

Conference Circuit: Human Services

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The American Public Human Services Association’s IT Solutions Management for Human Services Conference begins next week in Milwaukee. Venue: Wisconsin Center. City: Milwaukee. Wisconsin Lt. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Exhibitors: 70 plus. Platinum sponsors: 18.

When It’s Time to Ask Members to Start Paying

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Food-and-beverage trade group FaB Milwaukee tried a free-to-fee approach. One Milwaukee food-and-beverage group chose to do the former, but it recognized when the moment came to ask members to start paying their way. New organizations sometimes face an uphill climb in gaining traction.

Three Things To Do Now To Prepare For Next-Gen Members

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That’s why my colleague Emily Viles and I went straight to the source when we created the Young Professionals Taskforce for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE). One in Madison, and one in Milwaukee, because that is where a large portion of our members reside.

Motorcycle Industry: Efforts to Reach Female Bikers Paying Off

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Anne Zube, president of the Milwaukee-based women’s motorcyclist group Stilettos on Steel , says she’s experienced it herself.

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

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I reached out to my professional resources through the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), as well as through LinkedIn.

Tuesday Buzz: Membership Lessons From Social Clubs

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights the current success of the Wisconsin Club , which will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year. How one social club is keeping relevant with younger audiences—and growing membership at the same time.

American Heart Association Likens Sitting to Smoking

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Doctors have warned patients for years about the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. But a new scientific statement from the AHA raises the stakes, saying too much sitting could be just as dangerous as smoking. Going cold turkey to quit smoking is tough, no doubt about it.

Working out Loud: Learning from Eric Lanke

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He’s the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he writes on the best CEO-authored blogs out there. If you don’t know Eric Lanke , you should.

Don’t Forget Your Members are People

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Last, as shared here at Associations Now last week, FaB Milwaukee, a small trade group for food and beverage industry manufacturers in southeast Wisconsin, began collecting member dues in August after initially forming in March 2012.

How Do You Fix a Board Power Struggle?

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Andersson and Avery Edenfield, scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An association’s guidelines won’t keep a board from becoming divisive—indeed, they can help sow discord. The fix may be as simple as agreeing on fundamental behaviors.

Higher-Ed Learning Trends Associations Need to Know

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A recently released report looked at 18 trends, technologies, and challenges that will affect higher education in the next five years. But they’ll also have an impact on associations, as those students become members.

Teens Aren't the Only Bullies

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Or how about headlines like this one, from Business Insider “ Wall Streeters Are Passing Around This Awful Email A Wisconsin Student Sent To A Recruiter ”? Subject: Question Hey REDACTED, We talked a couple weeks back at the UW-Milwaukee accounting night. (I