Minnesota Police Chiefs’ Digital Campaign Aims to Boost Recruitment

Associations Now

Whether in big cities or small towns, recruiting is becoming a major challenge for Minnesota police forces—and it’s a problem the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s Wear the Badge campaign aims to reverse. With police officer recruitment becoming an increasingly serious problem throughout Minnesota, the association that serves its chiefs of police is changing up its tactics this week.

Associations Live: Fall in Minnesota. The Perfect Time of Year

Associations Live

Fall in Minnesota. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Sunday, October 17, 2010. The Perfect Time of Year. Social media at the board retreat. The stats are amazing. Its not a fad. Its a revolution. Posted by Kathy Johnson. at 8:37 AM. Labels: 2010 fallconference. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). July Member Poll. Subscribe. Search This Blog. Loading. Blog Archive.


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Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

Beth Kanter

1. Hi Dana, congrats on another successful Giving Day in Minnesota. A really unique partnership with Metro Transit, which is Minnesota’s transportation resource offering a network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, allowed us to plug into their engaged audience of commuters. Minnesota media organizations are incredibly generous and give us great visibility online and in print in exchange for being promoted on our website and in social media.

Reduce Barriers to Entry

Spark Consulting

Pay special attention to the stories of the Capital Area Food Bank and the CFA Society of Minnesota on pages 28-31. fundraising innovation marketing membership whitepaper young professionals CFA Society Minnesota National Capital Area Food Bank Sohini BaligaJust about every association I know of is struggling to recruit younger members (aka Millennials). Part of the reason for that is that we’re erecting barriers to entry rather than removing them.

Associations Live: Fall in Minnesota. The Perfect Time of Year

Associations Live

Fall in Minnesota. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Friday, October 15, 2010. The Perfect Time of Year. Drove up a day early to Chase on the Lake in Walker, MN. I wanted to check out the bike ride trail. Optional activity on Sunday) I did. The Paul Bunyon and Heartland trails are spectacular. Two of my board members arrived a day early too. Well have dinner together. I like it.

Utility surcharge proposed to cover cost of replacing private streets in Prior Lake (MN)

All the Blogs

The proposed $40 surcharge would be included in residents’ bi-monthly utility bill and be used to create a funding source to cover the cost of replacing a private street. Read the article………………………… Infrastructure Legal & Legislative News Legislative Articles Minnesota Condo & HOA NewsThe City of Prior Lake recently sent notice of a proposed private street utility surcharge to city residents who live on private streets.

6 Articles for Associations and Millennials

SCD Group

The case for taking millennials seriously By Selena Simmons-Duffin via Minnesota NPR Millennials have already shaped your life. ASAE Association CEOs association executives association management CBRE FastCompany Millennials Minnesota NPR Sarah Sladek Spark SMG XYZ University Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. Is Your Company Ready?

Bright Idea: Starting young

Aaron Wolowiec

With older professionals retiring from the institutional investment industry, tapping into blossoming chartered financial analysts has been key to CFA Society Minnesota’s growth

Associations Live: World record

Associations Live

We filed with the state in February 2000 - changed from Minnesota to Midwest. Even though, we register every year - Unemployment insurance still had us listed as Minnesota. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Tuesday, April 20, 2010. World record. Going for the world record - in changing the association name. Changed the mail, changed the bank, checks, stationary, IRS, paychex. Thought we had it all done.

Associations Live: Brett Favre and Credibility

Associations Live

Its the first Tuesday of August, and as folks in my neck of the woods (Minnesota) have learned, if Brett Favre sticks his head out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and sees that he isnt the focus of the news, well get six more weeks of speculation about his career. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Brett Favre and Credibility.

The Deep Freeze

Associations Live

Someone, anyone, please remind me why we live in Minnesota? -25 25 - Ridiculous! Miscellaneous

The Deep Freeze

Associations Live

Someone, anyone, please remind me why we live in Minnesota? -25 25 - Ridiculous! Miscellaneous

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

Associations Now

In Minnesota, the Super Bowl Host Committee’s legacy fund, backed by money from the NFL and other donors, is helping to pay for community projects throughout the state. 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.

Capitol Christmas Tree, Brought to You by an Association

Associations Now

The Minnesota Trucking Association is helping transport the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was felled from Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota and began its cross-country trek to Washington, DC, with help from the Minnesota Trucking Association. Also being hauled to DC are 10,000 ornaments made by Minnesota children and community members. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, DC.

A Simple Tactic to Appeal to Prospective Young Members


In an article recently featured in Minnesota Meetings and Events magazine, GrowthZone explored benefits that attract young professional members. Tweet. This demographic has high expectations for their association memberships; with the influx of millennials and Gen Z into the workspace, associations must continue to consider their offerings carefully. Providing benefits that young professionals really want is critical. But more importantly, communicating these benefits is key.

2 Ways for Associations to Appeal to Young Professionals


Written by the GrowthZone team, a recent article in Minnesota Meetings and Events magazine discusses a variety of ways to promote unrecognized membership benefits to young members and prospects. Tweet. The next era of the association world is dependent on recruitment, engagement, and renewals of young professionals. This article covers two aspects of membership certain to appeal to this generation.

Building standards: Improving structural integrity requirements for condominiums


In addition, condominium associations are required to have reserve funding for maintenance, repair, and replacement of major components in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Oregon.

Angela Kisskeys Named Associations North President


Our mission is to advance and serve associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . June 15, 2022. ANGELA KISSKEYS NAMED ASSOCIATIONS NORTH PRESIDENT.

Know before you fly: Not all flags are treated equally under the law


State laws in Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Washington prevent restrictions on the display of state flags. Contributed by Kevin M. Hirzel, Esq. Flag Day, held annually on June 14 since 1916, celebrates the history and traditions of the U.S. as Americans proudly display the Star-Spangled Banner.

Steal This Idea!

Spark Consulting

CFA Society Minnesota (attracting Millennials). If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 20 years, it’s that associations don’t always have all the answers. We definitely have some major advantages, not the least of which is that we are highly cooperative and collaborative, not least of which because there’s not a lot of intra-industry competition (i.e., the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences).

Testing and Clear Objectives are Critical

Effective Database

In a nutshell, the state of Minnesota spent nearly $100 million for a new vehicle licensing and registration database, and may have to spend another $50 million to actually get it completed. I’m always fascinated by stories like this. And the project started over 10 years ago! The state audited the program to see what went wrong. They discovered that money was not the issue. So what were the findings?

Dairy Association’s “Princess” Program Churns Out Leaders, Ambassadors

Associations Now

Last week, the Midwest Dairy Association crowned its 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair. Peter, Minnesota , was crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way the evening before the Minnesota State Fair kicked off last week. Paul, Minnesota, was once known as the “Butter Capital of the World.” During her year-long reign, the princess will act as an ambassador for dairy farmers. She’ll also get to take home a butter sculpture of her face.

Is co-leadership right for your organization?

Association Success

Associations North serves association professionals in North and South Dakota and Minnesota with education, leadership growth and professional development opportunities. . We have all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one.”

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) for Associations, Nonprofits, and Other 501(C) Organizations


Currently, New Jersey, New York, Washington, Minnesota, and Oklahoma are planning to enact similar laws. In the last few years, we have seen an increased emphasis on data privacy in the legal sphere.

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

Associations Now

Associations North , the new name for the long-running Midwest Society of Association Executives, reflects an effort by the 1,200-member group (which focuses on executives in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota) to simplify its branding. Minnesota is the North Star State, in case you were wondering.).

How Can You Manage Negative Facebook Comments?

Associations Now

In a recent analysis published in its scholarly journal Information Systems Research , researchers from the University of Minnesota found that, in an analysis of 12,000 posts from 41 Fortune 500 companies, negative posts outranked positive posts at a ratio of nearly 2 to 1. Odds are that you’re going to be more likely to deal with haters than fans on a Facebook page, according to a recent study. But smart moderation tactics can help defuse issues before they get out of hand.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.21.21

Reid All About it

Hear how the Minnesota Society of CPAs launched a new AMS in March 2020, right as the pandemic began to unfold. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Niche conferences. The riches are in the niches, says WBT Systems.

Winter in October

Associations Live

I live in Minnesota - I will make the best of it. I don't like to complain about the weather - but really, snow?!?? It's just too soon, too soon, too soon. October 12) I don't have my winter head on yet - nor do I have my winter gear unpacked. Oh well. And I know that we will still be golfing in Duluth at the fall conference. Because it's a fall conference, not a winter conference. Snow golf anyone? Miscellaneous fall

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. They’re taking their time to train us—you know, people who initially never had the opportunity to get into the IT field,” Gregory Ball, a recent graduate of the program, told CBS Minnesota.

We All Can Win Championships

YourMembership Blog

Paul, Minnesota, where I spoke at the Midwest Society of Association Executives 58 th Annual Meeting and Expo. I am writing this post from beautiful St. I was invited to be one of eight presenters at MSAE’s IGNITE session appropriately titled “Grant Me Insight, and Make it Fast”. I love these IGNITE sessions, or as I like to call them “presenting with your hair on fire.” It always feels like you’re under the gun and it always feels like a competition. I like it!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.14.21

Reid All About it

Hear how the Minnesota Society of CPAs launched a new AMS in March 2020, right as the pandemic began to unfold. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Marketing copy.

Success on a Stick: Lessons From the State Fair

Associations Now

But besides the days of catching up, I finally got to partake in something that everyone I have ever met from the state brags about whenever they have the chance: the Minnesota State Fair. Since freshman year of college, two of my Minnesota-raised friends have been constantly talking about the annual ritual of going to the August fair at least once, stuffing yourself with fried food, checking out the butter princesses (more on that later), and taking in the various animal exhibits.

Would You Swap Jobs for Your Professional Development?

Associations Now

Then she met the director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) at a conference in Las Vegas earlier this year, and things started to line up even more. The two later organized a call with others in their organizations and arranged for Strange to fly out to Minnesota in November to shadow the person in her equivalent role at MCN and get a feel for how the organization operates.

Let’s Meet In Real Life!

Smooth The Path

We can connect at: AssociationsNorth in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 21st. I would love to meet you. I really would! You have been hanging in there reading post after post after post so we must be similarly motivated. We want to provide an amazing member experience. We want to make our professions, our industries, our communities better places. We want to solve business problems for our associations. Right!? It would be so great to catch up in the real world!

See a Chapter Bright Spot? Propagate It!

Mariner Management

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) Minnesota chapter is one such group and the result was high fives from sponsors (they retained nearly all!) The perennial favorite event of chapters, golf tournaments, needed a make-over in 2020.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

Reid All About it

Presenters: Trista Harris, president, Minnesota Council on Foundations. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Evidence, not ego, must drive digital transformation , says Gerry McGovern. In the [love this] “stormy seas of ego, opinion and entrenched habit…we need people who know that digital is never done, that it is not a series of projects but rather a stream of continuous improvements.”

Associations Next: Looking Back on 2021 and Ahead to 2022

Ewald Consulting

In Minnesota, COVID deaths in 2021 now equal deaths from 2020, a year when the virus had not yet fully spread in the state. By David C. Ewald For Ewald Consulting, the past year was shaped by two society-wide events, the continuing impact of COVID and the resulting effect on the workplace.

Fron Nisswa - Renewal

Associations Live

Despite the rain, it was a fabulous day in Northern Minnesota. Monday morning. Golfers (those who 'stayed the course', were chilled and wet - but also recognized the fact that this might have been their last time out this season. We all love fall, but we do what is coming next. Two of us biked in the rain. The surroundings, the paths, the views - perfect. And MSAE? Well, with the help of ventriloquist, James Wedgewood , several members performed a unique - their very own Northern MN RAP.

Nonpartisan Business Coalitions Pledge to Boost Voter Turnout

Associations Now

Several major coalitions, without party affiliations but with big corporate names under their banners, are working to get out the vote during a pivotal year in politics.

Find More Meaning in Your Metrics

Associations Now

In their Learning Lab, they cited the example of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, which commissioned research that found that every $1 invested in youth mentoring resulted in $2.72 The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota worked with a research firm and the University of Minnesota for its SROI study.). In baseball, “Wins Above Replacement” has become a powerful metric for connecting player performance to teams’ missions: winning games.