Top 10 Informz Blog Posts from 2017

Higher Logic

Email of the Month: Meet Minneapolis. Look no further than this visually appealing massage by Meet Minneapolis from our Email of the Month series. Over the 2017 calendar year, we published 125 awesome blog posts across the spectrum of marketing automation topics.

Destinations Make Diversity and Inclusion a Strategic Priority

Associations Now

In March, the Meet Minneapolis Board approved the formation of the Diversity and Multicultural Action Committee and adopted a policy statement on D&I. to encourage and facilitate diversity and inclusion in the composition of Meet Minneapolis board and staff.

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Starting Early: Super Bowl-Funded Community Projects Get Going Months Before Big Game

Associations Now

The Minneapolis-hosted Super Bowl LII is still nearly eight months away. Super Bowl LII isn’t coming to Minneapolis until February, but the big game’s impact is already being felt in Minnesota—and for reasons that have nothing to do with football.

Bus Tour Aims to Raise Awareness of Effects of Childhood Trauma

Associations Now

The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma tour, which will begin at ATTACh’s headquarters in Minneapolis on November 10 and end in Washington, DC, on November 15, will also make stops in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia on the way.

Gen Y Favors Loyalty When Shaping Brand Perception, Study Finds

Associations Now

In one innovative advertising approach, the Minneapolis-based retail company launched Bullseye University, a four-day, live-streaming event featuring five YouTube personalities shacking in a Target-designed dorm room.

Is Your Association the Online Hub for Ideas?

Reid All About it

They busted through their physical walls to start a conversation in the online world, where they engage not only those who might visit the museum in Minneapolis, but anyone interested in contemporary art and culture. Museums and associations, they’re more alike than you think.

Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

Associations Now

In Minneapolis, they played Prince’s “Controversy,” and in Michigan, the crowd got Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and “Uptight (Everything’s Alright).” Every planner wants his or her next meeting to have the same hype and entertainment value as a concert.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight Over e-Cigarette Bans

Associations Now

In the last few weeks, e-cigarette ordinances either went into effect or are advancing quickly in Santa Monica, California ; Baltimore ; Minneapolis ; Buffalo, New York ; and Hawaii.

Renewables Groups Collaborate in Launching National Clean Energy Week

Associations Now

Most events will be held in DC that week, but related events over the next two months will be in Sea Island, Georgia; Baltimore; Minneapolis; Las Vegas; and Des Moines, Iowa.

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

Associations Now

Minneapolis-St. 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.

USA Swimming Dives Head First Into Bold New Ad Campaign

Associations Now

The campaign, launched in May, was masterminded by Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy. Competitive swimming’s governing body, which oversees the sport from community pools all the way to the Olympics, wants to hook kids (and their parents) early.

Midwest Association Group’s Rebrand: Call Us “Associations North”

Associations Now

The name change was announced May 18 at the group’s annual meeting, which took place in Minneapolis.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Beth Kanter's Blog

It is always hard to see the NTC Conference come to an end, so now I start the count down to the 2013 NTC which will be Minneapolis, MN. See you there next year.

Success on a Stick: Lessons From the State Fair

Associations Now

Last week I flew to Minneapolis to meet up with some of my college friends. Think your association can’t apply anything from a state fair to its upcoming meetings? Think again.

Associations Live: Mobile bill-pay could carry high costs

Associations Live

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Monday, June 27, 2011. Mobile bill-pay could carry high costs. Info on tips and safe mobile payment practices. link]. Posted by Kathy Johnson. at 4:28 PM. Labels: Finance , mobile , Technology. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). July Member Poll. Subscribe. Search This Blog. Loading. Blog Archive.

Conference Circuit: Urban Affairs

Associations Now

The Urban Affairs Association’s 47th Annual Conference begins next week in Minneapolis. Venue: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel. Rundown Attendees: 500. Conference Sponsors: 9. Around 500 will be in attendance.

Tuesday Buzz: Fighting Fire With Fire

Associations Now

The campaign, which recently finished up in San Francisco and San Diego, is now focused on two Minnesota-based hipster hotbeds: Minneapolis and Duluth. This clever antismoking marketing strategy is aimed directly at hipsters.

Airport Amenities: What’s In, and What’s Out?

Associations Now

For example, Minneapolis-St. According to a report from Airports Council International-North America, older types of airport amenities, such as smoking lounges and pay phone banks, are likely to go away as newer kinds of amenities take hold.

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

In 2012, the association started IT-Ready , an endeavor of its Creating IT Futures philanthropic arm, in Minnesota’s Minneapolis-St.

AE on the Verge: Your Association's "Biggest Loser"?

AE on the Verge

A colleague in Minneapolis had his management team do an exercise as part of the budget review : Identify the associations "biggest losers". AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Monday, May 18, 2009. Your Associations "Biggest Loser"?

Conference Circuit: 2014?s Events in Review

Associations Now

The conference was held in Minneapolis, one of the healthiest and fittest cities in the country. 2014 was rife with incredible conferences that inspired attendees to think, collaborate, and act. In today’s Conference Circuit, we highlight some of the year’s standouts.

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In Wake of Terror Threat, Retail Associations Tout Security at Malls

Associations Now

On Saturday a video believed to be produced by the Somalian rebel group al-Shabab encouraged Muslims to attack shopping centers, mentioning the Mall of America, near Minneapolis, along with malls in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Road Side Memorials and Member Recognition

Association Okie

ASAE allowed the 2003 and 2004 CAE’s to “walk the stage” in Minneapolis in 2004. I live and work in Oklahoma (ergo, Okie). In this part of the country, when some dies in a traffic accident, it is likely that a memorial to that person will be placed on the side of the road where the accident occurred. I admit, I don’t understand the phenomenon, (we don’t place a monument in the bed for those who die in their sleep), but they are important to those who place the memorials.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Innovation as Brand Strategy

The Hourglass Blog

The Minneapolis merchant wants you to become someone who appreciates the value and appeal of great design at a great price; youre as much a connoisseur as a consumer. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Association Innovation as Brand Strategy.

After Mass Collision, Bird Conservation Group Discusses Bird-Friendly Building

Associations Now

The National Audubon Society and its local and state groups actively advocate for bird-friendly building. A recent incident in Texas when hundreds of birds collided with a glass building has brought the issue to the forefront.

What Target’s Breach Proves: The CIO’s Role Matters More Than Ever

Associations Now

In a 2012 interview with the Minneapolis / St. In the wake of Target’s massive data breach, the company’s chief information officer was the first C-level executive to bite the dust.

Study Reveals U.S. Cities With Best and Worst Travel Taxes

Associations Now

Conversely, Chicago tops the list for highest total tax burden ($41.04), followed by New York ($38.65), and Minneapolis ($36.70). Congress Taxes Travel, Too It’s not just the local municipalities that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is worried about when it comes to travel taxes.

Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth Kanter's Blog

I caught up with Danny Alpert at the NTC Conference in Minneapolis, MN where he briefed me on how he is using a “Transmedia” strategy to raise awareness and funding to support homeless services.

Report: Financial Services Roundtable Steps Back From Consumer Bureau Fight

Associations Now

However, the association did dispute the narrative of the Bloomberg piece, with FSR Vice President of Communications Alison Hawkins noting to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the “media effort last month raised real questions that should be asked and deserve explanation.”.

Why the Newspaper Industry Wants an Antitrust Safe Harbor

Associations Now

Particularly in need of such assistance are midsize dailies like the Minneapolis Star Tribune , which face challenges negotiating with the much larger platforms, according to that paper’s publisher, Mike Klingensmith.

Membership Involvement is Part of Leadership

The Membership Blog

In Minneapolis at the Leadership Conference we’ll try to give you some concrete examples (and not just ‘social media,’ either). The old question of involvement vs. engagement came up again this past week when I was asked to do some telephone interviews with a number of members of a client association who were planning to attend an upcoming Leadership Conference.

#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Beth Kanter's Blog

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week. Gaping Void Cartoons. It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology.

Why 30 Nonprofits Chose to Be Hacked

Associations Now

The three 24-hour hackathons were held in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Minneapolis-St. In three 24-hour hackathons, 30 nonprofits teamed up with teams of professional web developers who volunteered their time and expertise to revamp the organizations’ websites free of charge.

Building a Facebook Presence


She used Facebook to connect with friends and family in Minneapolis and then asked them to introduce the coming restaurant to their friends and family. She soon had a nice little community of people who like to eat out in Minneapolis. Guest blog by Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks fame.

From Policy Hysteria to Best Practice:Recognizing AE Influence : Off.

Off Stage

I think AEs should fully recognize and celebrate the names of our peers in Realtor association management who are on the list*: Mark Allen, CEO, Minneapolis Association of Realtors, and 10k Marketing. Off Stage. 19, 2011 - From Policy Hysteria to Best Practice:Recognizing AE Influence.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


BrandtKrueger - Brandt Krueger; Minneapolis; Geek Dad, Husband, and Corporate Technology Director for metroConnections, Inc. (A 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.

Going Psycho on the Tarmac

Association Okie

We have all read the story about Continental Express flight 2816, from Houston to Minneapolis. Take the passengers off the plane, let them relax in the terminal, or bus them to Minneapolis, like Northwest Airlines did. What was Continental thinking? It was diverted to Rochester, Minnesota due to storms, and allowed to sit, fully loaded, on the tarmac for 6 hours before the passengers were allowed off the plane. Why does the theme song to Gilligan’s Island come to mind?).

From Nisswa: Six MSAE members receive awards

Associations Live

Here are the winners: • Young Professional Volunteer of the Year: Amy Nostdahl, Visit Minneapolis North • Oustanding Association Volunteer: Mark Salter, Forius Business Credit Services • Outstanding Allied Volunteer: Renee McGivern, Spark Plug Consulting • Best Supporting Company: Jerry Archambeau, Grand Casinos. Six MSAE members received first-year Outstanding Service awards Sunday night for their volunteerism.

Online NTC Livestream Interviews [LIVE] #13ntc


I’m here at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, in snowy (yes really) Minneapolis. Sessions can be watched by registering here , but the interviews we’ve planned can all be viewed below. Whoo hoo!

Homeland Security Uses Nonprofit Grants to Help Prevent Terrorism

Associations Now

The agencies launched Countering Violent Extremism pilot programs in Minneapolis, Boston, and Los Angeles last year.