NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police

Associations Now

This week, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP invited officers to its annual meeting to participate in the program. The post NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police appeared first on Associations Now

New Jersey Accountants ‘Pay It Forward’

Associations Now

Nearly 100 members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants traveled to high schools statewide last month with the goal of increasing awareness and enthusiasm for a career as a CPA. The post New Jersey Accountants ‘Pay It Forward’ appeared first on Associations Now

Proposal to Change New Jersey’s Self-Serve Gas Law Fuels Debate

Associations Now

New Jersey is one of just two states to require full-service gas pumps—something a key association in the state hopes to change. Problem is, a prominent lawmaker is fighting new legislation tooth and nail. Will Jersey girls pump gas eventually?

New Jersey Mug Shot Bill Raises Open-Access Concerns

Associations Now

A proposed law targeting ethically questionable sites that post arrest mug shots easily passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday, but journalists’ organizations and open-access advocates worry that it will have wider consequences.

New Jersey Tech Council Has Its Eye on Post-Embargo Cuba

Associations Now

A little less than 1,300 miles separate New Jersey from Cuba, but with a new association endeavor, that distance could get a little smaller. The post New Jersey Tech Council Has Its Eye on Post-Embargo Cuba appeared first on Associations Now

Hospital Association Aims to Use Big Data to Spot Bigger Trends

Associations Now

The New Jersey Hospital Association is launching a new program, CHART, to utilize big data in hopes of spotting the underlying problems behind the medical issues its members tackle. Are there gaps in New Jersey’s healthcare coverage?

Friday Buzz: Concrete Evidence on the Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships

Associations Now

A study of the past five years of economic activity in New Jersey reveals a number of insights about partnerships that associations nationwide can learn from. “A similar culture shift is now underway in New Jersey, with universities collaborating both with industry and each other.

Membership Hack: Card-Carrying Volunteer Recruiter

Associations Now

The New Jersey Society of CPAs recruits volunteers with a business card that removes the barriers to getting involved. The New Jersey Society of CPAs was on a mission to engage members face-to-face and recruit some volunteers at the same time.

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

Beth Kanter's Blog

I’m at the New Jersey Shore for the Thanksgiving holiday. My hometown got hit pretty hard, but we’re counting our blessings that my family’s house is still standing and able to enjoy this Thanksgiving with family.

Why One Tire Dealers Group Put on the Brakes

Associations Now

The decision by the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association to stop spinning its wheels came down to three simple things: revenue, membership, and a lack of either. New Jersey’s leading tire dealers group won’t be burning rubber anytime soon.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

Reid All About it

Hear ways the American Institute of CPAs and New Jersey Society of CPAs are connecting with high school and college students, educators, members and other stakeholders to recruit members and nurture future CPAs. Susan Dyer, Membership Development Manager, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Best Benefit Ever: Keep Your Skin in the Game

Associations Now

As part of a new agreement with the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA), the cancer-screening company MoleSafe is offering the golf association’s members a 15 percent discount on skin-analysis services at a handful of hospitals in New Jersey as well as at NYU Medical Center in New York.

State Dealer Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

Associations Now

The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico.

Pain Point: Acupuncturists Concerned With Therapists’ Use of Needles

Associations Now

Exposing a sharp pain: The issue came to a head earlier this month, after members of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine pressured a CBS affiliate, via a Facebook message to its members, not to air a segment on dry needling featuring a physical therapist in the state.

Butterfly Association Steps Up Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

With a new network of land preserves, the North American Butterfly Association hopes to further support the continent’s populations of endangered butterflies. However, the new plots will not act as education centers.

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7 Secrets of a Master Digital Story Teller

Vanguard Tech

Organizations must embrace the new way that people receive and consume information. I was a radio news director and reporter in New Jersey and New York, one of the most competitive media markets in the U.S.

Tesla, Auto Dealers Still Tangling Over Direct Sales

Associations Now

But a flare-up of the issue in New Jersey, where a state agency ruled last week that the company was violating state law by selling directly to consumers, is drawing new attention to the dispute.

Infection Control Group Spearheads Online Ebola Training Course

Associations Now

This innovative program will assist [infection preventionists] in training health care personnel on proper [personal protective equipment] use through visual demonstrations put in the context of CDC’s new [personal protective equipment] guidance.”

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills.

State Dealers Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

Associations Now

The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico.

Nonprofits Join Outcry Over Ebola Quarantines

Associations Now

The opposition led New York to soften its stance on quarantines, while New Jersey allowed Hickox to return to her home in Maine. Chris Christie and New York Gov. The outcry changed the situation in New York and New Jersey.

Association Leader: Ernie Rosenberg

Association Navigator

Whether its motion pictures owned by Hollywood studios or fragrance formulas belonging to fragrance houses in New Jersey, industries with IP exposure are pretty intense about the issue. Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

Associations Now

That interesting factoid comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, which also reported in the latest edition of their quarterly fact sheet that the solar industry represents 32 percent of all new electricity generation in the country—enough to power 4.6

Best Benefit Ever: Matching Workers With Auto Shops

Associations Now

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey, an association representing auto repair shops and technicians, isn’t afraid to play employment matchmaker for its members. Benefits Wanted What’s your association’s coolest member benefit? Tell us about it!

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How One Foundation Got Kids Interested in Skiing—With Its Own Ski Park

Associations Now

In the three winters that the National Winter Activity Center has been active, the National Winter Sports Education Foundation’s “living lab” has helped drive a massive interest in the slopes among New York City-area kids.

Take a Vacation From Email

Association Navigator

Congress Hall, Cape May, New Jersey. We experienced new and beautiful places, spent lots of time in the outdoors, enjoyed delicious food – both family creations and restaurants, and most importantly we spent time with the ones we love.

Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President

Associations Now

A prominent legal group has a new leader at the top who hopes to make the field more diverse. In comments to The Washington Post , the New Jersey-based lawyer noted that her goal was to boost the recruitment of women and minorities into the legal field.

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” is 2013 Terry McAdam Book Award Finalist

Beth Kanter's Blog

My second book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World co-authored with Katie Delahaye Paine and featuring a foreword by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen has been chosen as one of four finalists for the 2013 Terry McAdam Book Award of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

How Associations are Attracting Students to the Profession or Industry

Smooth The Path

We are finding that there are not enough new graduates to take the place of those who are retiring, particularly in highly technical fields. Closing the loop interviews will also be conducted with member hiring managers to learn what skills and abilities successful new hires possess.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

Associations Now

Last month, NGA announced a pilot program in eight states—Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—that will expand access to addiction treatment for offenders in prisons.

Friday Buzz: Hillary’s Last Association Speech Before 2016?

Associations Now

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton got down to earth with thousands of camp professionals at this week’s Tri-State CAMP Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “We

As Atlantic City Casinos Fold, Industry Group Ups Anti-Regulation Game

Associations Now

Further, the Casino Association of New Jersey would lose two of its eight member casinos in Revel and Showboat. And since then, Maryland and New York have expanded in-state gambling operations.

Chris Christie and Leading Amid Controversy

Associations Now

Late last week the New Jersey governor kicked off a cross-country trip in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. “Bridgegate” has some saying Chris Christie shouldn’t lead the Republican Governors Association.

Tiny House Group Ramps Up Knowledge-Sharing, Advocacy to Boost Tiny Living

Associations Now

That’s why the American Tiny House Association is excited about its new knowledge-sharing platform. Not to mention the political atmosphere is different: We don’t have townships in Texas, but they’re all over New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.”.

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Affinity Partnerships

Associations Now

In hopes of creating a new branch of revenue, you jump quickly into an affinity partnership with a vendor without asking the question: Is this partnership a good fit for our membership? Affinity partnerships can be a boon for associations, but only if they’re done right.

Joint Membership: The “Special Sauce” for Chapter Relations

Associations Now

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Nurses Association decided to join a pilot program offered by the American Nurses Association, which offers a bundled deal. Schmidt says the cost to join is a big barrier for many New Jersey nurses.

Engage volunteers, take a page from the magazine

Aaron Wolowiec

Similar publications are offered in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as two regional publications (i.e., “Busy.”. I suspect this is the four-letter word you last used in response to the question, “How are you?”

Meet the Organization That Keeps Mini Golf Putting Along

Associations Now

On Saturday, the golfer won a nail-biter at a New Jersey course, beating out a major star from the Czech Republic. The Bluegrass Mini Golf Course in Oceanport, New Jersey, is just one stop on the tour, and the champion he beat is Olivia Prokopova, who won the U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch).

What Makes a Marketing Email Go Viral?

Associations Now

A new study highlights the elements of viral marketing emails. Well, you might want to spend more time determining how to get your marketing emails to go viral instead, judging by the findings of a new study from email testing and analytics firm Litmus. “We

The Fantasy Sports Industry Is Still Growing—Despite the Extra Regulations

Associations Now

Just recently, New Jersey launched regulations on the activity—complete with a 10.5 These regulations are generally new—when Virginia regulated fantasy sports in March 2016 , it was the first state in the country to do so.

Gaming Association Expands Code of Conduct for Casino Industry

Associations Now

This week, during a meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, AGA announced a new Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming [PDF] that focuses on preventing compulsive gambling, preventing minors from getting on the floor, and ensuring that alcohol is served responsibly.