NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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.

Best Benefit Ever: Tailored Performance Tracking

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The New Jersey Credit Union League will create customized performance reports for its members. Why it works: The new product is part of the group’s effort to offer members strategic help.

Membership Hack: Card-Carrying Volunteer Recruiter

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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.

Why One Tire Dealers Group Put on the Brakes

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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.

Hometown Association Gives the Boss a Museum Treatment

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And, as the Boss nears his 70th birthday this September, a local historical association is bringing together the many local threads of a homegrown New Jersey icon.

Report: The Story Machine Learning Tells About Nonprofits

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Meanwhile, benefits and insurance nonprofits tend to get the best funding in the Midwest and a handful of other isolated states around the country (Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, New Jersey).

New Group Aims to Tackle Sports Betting Fraud

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With a Supreme Court decision paving the way for legalized sports betting in some states, a new association hopes to set the rules of the road for wagering. The post New Group Aims to Tackle Sports Betting Fraud appeared first on Associations Now

Best Benefit Ever: Keep Your Skin in the Game

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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.

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

Beth Kanter

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.

Be Productive Anywhere: Tips for Getting Work Done During a Flight Delay

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CBS Chicago recently noted a delay so lengthy that it forced a plane that was supposed to head to New York’s La Guardia Airport to instead be diverted to Newark, New Jersey—an airport 30 miles away—because of a travel curfew involving the NYC airport.

State Dealer Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

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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.

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.

Pain Point: Acupuncturists Concerned With Therapists’ Use of Needles

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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.

Tesla, Auto Dealers Still Tangling Over Direct Sales

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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

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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.”

Camp Associations Help Members Navigate Measles Outbreak

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hit new highs and as kids get ready to head to summer camp, associations are offering resources and recommendations for ensuring every camper is vaccinated. As measles cases in the U.S.

Butterfly Association Steps Up Conservation Efforts

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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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Why Cultural Fluency Leads To Stronger Teams

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It is our job to figure out how do we leverage these differences in our organization,” said Hyun, who is also author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences. However, many find being open to other cultures difficult because it requires adapting and new thinking.

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Nonprofits Join Outcry Over Ebola Quarantines

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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.

State Dealers Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

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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.

3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Affinity Partnerships

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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.

Best Benefit Ever: Matching Workers With Auto Shops

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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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Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

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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

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

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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.

Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President

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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.

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

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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.

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

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Beth Kanter

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.

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.

Better Emergency Alerts: How Associations Are Helping Bolster Warning Standards

Associations Now

And it’s been coming to a head in recent weeks, amid an outbreak of tornadoes throughout the country—some of which struck as far east as New Jersey. As a recent spate of storms highlighted, emergency alerts are effective—but often overly broad.

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?”

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.

What Lady Gaga can teach your association

Association Success

Calderone, a striking Italian-American from New Jersey, was in a kind of love affair with Gaga. Nearly a decade ago, Lady Gaga fans were introduced to Jo Calderone. .

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.