Associations Boost Aid Efforts Amid Nebraska Flooding

Associations Now

Organizations throughout the Cornhusker State are hosting fundraisers and offering aid in response to the “bomb cyclone” that slammed Nebraska and neighboring states this week. The “bomb cyclone” that hit a number of midwestern states had a devastating effect on Nebraska in particular. While the storm hit Iowa and other states hard as well, Nebraska suffered more than $1 billion in damage , NPR reported. May we all remain Nebraska Strong!”.

Beatrice Homeowner Association Seeking Injunction Against Sex Offender Residency (NE)

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The Wildwood Estates Homeowners Association is seeking temporary and permanent injunctions Read the article………………………… National Condo & HOA News Nebraska Condo & HOA NewsA Beatrice homeowners association is seeking a judge’s order that would prevent a convicted sex offender from residing in their neighborhood.


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Best Benefit Ever: Making the Farm Bill Easy for Farmers

Associations Now

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation offers members one-on-one assistance with farm bill compliance. Nebraska farmers and landowners parsing the 2014 farm bill now have dedicated expertise at their side to help them make sense of the new law. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is offering members one-on-one assistance on the bill, with the help of University of Nebraska-trained professionals, to steer them toward online tools to decide among the many new farm programs.

Small Towns, Big Gesture: Bar Associations Push Law Students Back to Main Street

Associations Now

In an effort to bring more lawyers to communities in need, the Nebraska State Bar Association has launched a program to place law clerks in small-town practices across the state. It’s a lingering problem the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) is trying to solve with its Rural Practice Initiative , a program that helps expose those entering the legal world to the opportunities small towns can offer them.

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Medical Societies Speak Out on Proposed Aid-in-Dying Bills

Associations Now

Last week a Nebraska legislative committee began deliberations on one such bill , prompting protests from the Nebraska Medical Association and Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians. Though the California Medical Association has taken a neutral stance, other groups in the U.S. and Canada resist supporting physician-assisted suicide.

Futbol Fever Sparks Association Growth

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founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, around the 2006 World Cup. Photo by Sarah Coward/ American Outlaws. is rapidly expanding during the ongoing 2014 World Cup Soccer tournament. Membership is only $29. Benefits include supporting U.S. soccer and receiving a free t-shirt and bandana. $5 5 of each membership goes to support the local chapters which now number 140. Television and social media are propelling growth and excitement.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

In addition to the University Press of Colorado, four other university presses have signed up: the University of Chicago Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of New Mexico Press, and University Press of Florida. By building a new digital system intended to cut the time needed for academic reviews of books, the American Anthropological Association hopes to refine digital workflows and save money.

Newsjacking Offers Opportunities for Associations

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This year, for example, Nebraska (the movie) star and Oscar nominee Bruce Dern received the best actor award and spoke at the “geezers dinner.” David Meerman Scott “invented” the term newsjacking which he defines as “the art and science of injecting your ideas into a breaking news story and generating tons of media coverage and social media engagement.” The weekend Wall Street Journal highlights a different example of newsjacking of the Oscar’s.

Drug Store Group Launches Immunization Initiative

Associations Now

Hy-Vee, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Nebraska Health Network, and the University of Iowa Health Alliance. Wanting to boost pharmacy-based immunization rates, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is launching three demonstration projects that aim to foster healthcare collaboration. Through three demonstration projects, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is looking to increase the number of pharmacy-based immunizations.

Hometown Association Gives the Boss a Museum Treatment

Associations Now

Along with his E Street Band, Springsteen is one of the most popular touring acts of all time, with 19 studio albums in his repertoire, most famously Born to Run , Nebraska , and Born in the U.S.A. The Monmouth County Historical Association will honor its most famous local resident, Bruce Springsteen, with a museum exhibit full of rare items. From the title of his first album, ?Greetings Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

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Conference Circuit: Net Results

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The American Volleyball Coaches Association’s 2015 Annual Convention began earlier this week in Omaha, Nebraska. Location: Omaha, Nebraska. Rundown Attendees: 2,600. Exhibitors: 100 plus. More than 2,600 high school, college, and club volleyball coaches, as well as program directors, are calling Omaha home for the next few days as they learn the latest coaching and player-development techniques and build their own leadership skills.

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How Facebook (and Social Media in General) Shifted Fundraising Strategies

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Basing their research on 704 nonprofits that took part in a 2015 Giving Day in Omaha, Nebraska, the paper’s authors, Abhishek Bhati of Bowling Green State University and Diarmuid McDonnell of the University of Birmingham in the UK, found that digital platforms profoundly affect an organization’s fundraising. Recent research finds that giving days on sites like Facebook are shifting nonprofit fundraising strategies.

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Culture and Strategy are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jamie Notter

For example, in the research for our latest book , Maddie Grant and I studied a healthcare company in Omaha, Nebraska that provides rehabilitation services to people with brain and spinal chord injuries. This post was originally published on the Switch and Shift blog. There’s a lot being written about organizational culture “eating strategy for lunch,” and I certainly understand the sentiment.

Repair Association Backs Farmers Seeking to Unlock Tractor Software

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The report quotes a Nebraska farmer and repair mechanic who uses pirated John Deere software: “I’m not a big business or anything, but let’s say you’ve got a guy here who has a tractor and something goes wrong with it—the nearest dealership is 40 miles away, but you’ve got me or a diesel shop a mile away. Andy Goodman of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association is on the other side of the tractor debate.

How One Association Drummed Up a Moment of Advocacy

Associations Now

Among the crowd were a couple of prominent supporters, including Adrianne Haslet-Davis , a survivor of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombings who lost part of her left leg, and former Nebraska Sen. 109k The number of signatures received in a White House We the People petition that opposes a Medicare plan to limit access to prosthetic limbs.

Did You Know? It’s Business As Usual For Associations’ Advocacy Activity

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Some state-level education associations, such as the Nebraska State Education Association, serve as teachers’ unions and provide tools and training for education professionals to protect and advance their professional interests in front of their state legislature. The past 11 months have been a heck of a ride for American political junkies, and some might argue for the general public as well.

Lunchtime Links: Peyton Manning’s Omaha Shoutout

Associations Now

That brought the city of Omaha, Nebraska, which doesn’t even have an NFL team, a little welcome attention. The Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau was certainly surprised—and pleased—when the largest city in Nebraska was trending on Twitter this weekend. The city of Omaha found new love for Peyton Manning’s play-calling skills over the weekend. Plus, how to ensure your association’s SEO practices don’t fall victim to Google.

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How One Advocacy Group Is Making the Case for Open Primaries in New Mexico

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Nonprofit Quarterly reports that a ballot measure that passed in Colorado last fall allows for open primaries, and New Mexico Open Primaries points to success stories in California and Nebraska. The nonprofit advocacy group New Mexico Open Primaries, led by a former Democratic legislator, is one of a handful of efforts nationwide to encourage open-primary voting for independents. Could open primaries give voters more say over who gets in office?

Associations Partner On New Journal For STEM Educators

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For example, one article focused on the benefits of a partnership between the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, and local school districts. The new resource will help showcase the possibilities for in- and out-of-the-classroom educational collaborations within the STEM fields.

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Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016. According to a new American Telemedicine Association report, states are doing better than ever at lowering regulatory barriers to allow the practice.

Happy 100th to the Car Wash! How One Association Is Celebrating

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To help celebrate its 70 th anniversary two years ago, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association hired two former employees to create a display of old photographs, documents, paintings, and other artifacts housed in NRECA’s Arlington, Virginia, and Lincoln, Nebraska, offices.

Airlines, Private Companies Take Stab at Getting Around TSA’s Lines

Associations Now

Former Nebraska Sen. CLEAR, a company that uses biometrics to offer a shortcut at the airport security line, has earned a major boost in recent months. But the strategy, which comes with a yearly membership fee, has proved controversial for some. The federal government’s attempts to speed up the security lines at airports through its long-running PreCheck program hasn’t moved fast enough for the airlines, which have struggled with TSA’s funding woes.

Where the Great Places Are: Association Lists Top Neighborhoods, Streets, Spaces

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” Lincoln Trails Network, Lincoln, Nebraska: You’ll never be lacking for trails if you visit Lincoln. The American Planning Association’s annual Great Places in America list highlights examples of beautiful, well-planned community hubs. Check out the list to see whether your city made the cut. It’s not often that you’ll see Washington, DC’s, Adams Morgan and Jackson, Mississippi’s, Greater Belhaven mentioned in the same breath.

Group Touts Local Flavor During National Farmers Market Week

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” This year’s Farmers Market Week comes at a time when news has surfaced about a cyclospora outbreak , possibly as a result of tainted salad mixes that came from Mexico and were served in Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska. Stay Local As of August 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s farmers market database had 8,144 listings—that’s more than double the number 10 years ago.

Social Media Roundup: How AARP Won the Oscars, Too

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Dern, alas, didn’t win an Oscar for his role in Nebraska.) AARP’s way of getting in on the Oscars conversation shows that “newsjacking” isn’t limited to social media. Also: When longtime members start to fade, how do you win them back? We’ve seen it a ton in the past year— companies and organizations finding ways to make themselves part of the conversation via social media during major events.

Small-Scale Mobile Carriers Boost Signal With Collective Clout

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How this benefits consumers: By working together with both smaller providers and a national provider, the Data Access Hub provides an opportunity for the networks to work in tandem—with Sprint users gaining access to states where the company previously had limited reach, such as Maine, Montana, and Nebraska, and CCA members gaining broader access to states like Texas and Michigan, along with larger cities.

Drone Journalism: Media Groups Raise First Amendment Concerns

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And the agency recently wrote to the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism school advising that the program was operating drones without authorization and saying the devices must be flown indoors only. With the FAA still working on regulations for nonmilitary uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, the agency says there’s no gray area regarding unapproved drone use.

Nairobi Terror Attack Puts Focus on Mall Security

Associations Now

A 2007 shooting in a Nebraska shopping mall played a major role in boosting security. While the scale of the Westgate Mall incident in Kenya this week has drawn attention to the need for mall security, one industry group says that focus was already there—and will likely intensify here at home. The deadly, days-long siege at a Kenyan mall has many looking at shopping centers worldwide in a different light. The Somali militant group al-Shabaab, which the U.S.

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SCD Group: Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation?

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You CAN clone a cow (apparently), and the cow operates pretty much the same in Iowa as it does in Nebraska. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Thursday, August 9, 2012. Do "Best Practices" prevent association innovation? My dad was a pioneer in AI. No, not artificial intelligence but artificial insemination. He was in the "bull business."

Here It Is: Another Article About Millennials

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McCoy, journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in an interview with Inside Higher Ed. “To If you’ve heard one story about those weird, wacky millennials, you’ve heard them all, right? Well, this one is a little different—it points out the growing distraction of college students by digital devices—a matter meeting professionals in particular should be ready to tackle.

Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

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monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make. My friend Jennifer Windrum, the author of this post, is an incredible person and I'm honored to be able to help her spread the word about her efforts to raise awareness about lung cancer, even as her mother fights for her life battling it. Please take a minute to read her incredible story and, if you feel so moved. to donate and/or share this post.

Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

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monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make. My friend Jennifer Windrum, the author of this post, is an incredible person and I'm honored to be able to help her spread the word about her efforts to raise awareness about lung cancer, even as her mother fights for her life battling it. Please take a minute to read her incredible story and, if you feel so moved. to donate and/or share this post.

Month of Events Promises to Be Udder Delight for Dairy Lovers

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MDA represents farmers across 10 states, including Nebraska, where this weekend’s Moo at the Zoo event let visitors get up close and personal with dairy cows of varying breeds. This June marks the 80th anniversary of National Dairy Month, a celebration of everything the U.S. dairy community brings to the table.

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter

Similarly, Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, Executive Director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation, a private independent philanthropic trust in Omaha, Nebraska, says, “We place a high priority and value on building enduring relationships with our grantees. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard. Note from Beth: Last week I published an interview with Lean Start Up author, Eric Ries, that talked about how the lean start up ideas apply to the nonprofit sector.

Future of Work Manifesto

Jamie Notter

Maddie is the one who wrote it up, but it was the result of a weekend retreat last fall of twelve people (including me, Maddie and Charlie; Maddie lists them all in her post) in, of all places, Omaha, Nebraska. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Future of Work Manifesto. Posted May 10, 2012.

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Mo Rocca on Creativity, Comedy, and Obit Con vs Comic Con


But it’s so that’s one thing I I actually lost my voice at one point because I was doing so many interviews and I was talking If I needed you know, somebody in Nebraska to hear me without any amplification hear me? “I highly recommend shooting marbles with Vanna White.”. Transcript]. 00:33.

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