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. ” That’s what NAACP New Jersey State Conference President Richard Smith said at a news conference following a fair and impartial policing (FIP) training at the organization’s annual state conference Thursday. 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. For the past 10 years, about 100 members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants have visited high schools across the state to discuss the career opportunities that are available to students who study accounting.

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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. Mug shots are big business, and New Jersey’s General Assembly wants out. In New Jersey, media outlets face complicated ethical dilemmas of their own regarding mug shots.

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. Full-service gas is such a fact of life in the Garden State that a popular slogan there claims that “Jersey girls don’t pump gas.” Even so, the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience Store, and Automotive Association is making its case for change.

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. Recently, the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) announced it would plan a trip connecting at least half a dozen business leaders from the state with potential tech opportunities in the Caribbean country, which had, until recently, been subject to a U.S.

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The answer is…it depends. Read the article……………………… Annual/General Meetings Coronavirus (COVID-19) New Jersey ArticlesIf your association’s annual election is approaching, you likely have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting governmental restrictions will affect your ability to hold your election. Should we reschedule the election? What if we have already sent out the request for nominations?

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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 new report from the NJ Policy Research Organization provides a comprehensive look at how integral the bonds that tie businesses, associations, state governments, and academia are to economic success. Take a look at these new applications hoping to dethrone the king of intra-office communication.

Hospital Association Aims to Use Big Data to Spot Bigger Trends

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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?

Association-Backed Coalition Promotes Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

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For example, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, a group that supports community coalitions in the fight against drug use, recently gave a grant to a local nonprofit , New York’s Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth Works, to make the public aware of the dangers of opioid use.

Your Digital Infrastructure Shouldn’t Be Playing Catch-Up

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Murphy, the Democratic governor of New Jersey, found himself having to name-drop a supposed “dead programming language” at a news conference. But Murphy’s state suddenly needed a lot of help with it, because New Jersey’s unemployment systems rely on COBOL.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections

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New Jersey recently allowed condos to use electronic voting and, at the same time, passed a law that prohibits condos from offering proxies to owners unless they also allow them to cast absentee ballots. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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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. Speakers: Carolyn Hook (Moderator), Membership & Engagement Director, New Jersey Society of CPAs. Susan Dyer, Membership Development Manager, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Best Benefit Ever: Tailored Performance Tracking

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The New Jersey Credit Union League will create customized performance reports for its members. Starting next year, the New Jersey Credit Union League will offer customized quarterly reports to its members to help them compare their performance against prior results, longer-term organizational or regulatory goals, and the performance of other credit unions. Why it works: The new product is part of the group’s effort to offer members strategic help.

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

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

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I made this tater tot ham and cheese breakfast casserole for Christmas and New Year’s mornings but the second time, I used regular ham instead of country ham, a big improvement since I thought the first version was too salty. On New Year’s morning, I also served bacon cranberry crack.

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. In Hook’s experience, recruiting new volunteers works best in face-to-face situations, where members make the personal ask.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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Do you know about the horrific impact some of the new gig worker laws will have on freelance writers, journalists and other professions? New York and New Jersey are proposing similar laws—speak up if you live there. A new episode is posted every Monday by 1 p.m.

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. Citing funding issues and a lack of paid members, the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association (NJSTDA) has announced it will hold off on future work.

No swimming: Why opening pools in a pandemic isn’t so simple

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Pellegrino isn’t alone, especially in New Jersey. While these new laws are helpful, associations may continue to choose to keep pools closed. The communities that opened their pool reported instituting several new procedures, such as prohibiting guests (60%); requiring residents to sign a liability waiver (40%); and requiring residents to bring their own lounge chairs (37%).

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.

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. New Jersey: The Garden State became the epicenter of the tussle— and the target of a tough blog post from Tesla CEO Elon Musk—when its Motor Vehicle Commission issued a ruling last month that would have forced the stores to convert to showrooms April 1.

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). Youth character development groups were often very common in major cities, while New York City had a strong focus on cultural organizations.

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. 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. fans always had a pretty strong handle on where Bruce Springsteen was from.

Funeral Directors Group Enlists Volunteers for COVID-19 Funeral Home Relief

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As of April 22, New York and New Jersey had almost 20,000 deaths related to coronavirus. Initially, we were only able to provide [requesters in New York] with volunteers from New York, who were licensed funeral workers,” Bernfeld said. The staggering numbers of coronavirus deaths in some states have left funeral homes without enough personnel to manage the deceased.

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. The North American Butterfly Association began a new stage in its work to preserve the continent’s butterflies through the launch of its Butterfly Habitat Network (BHN). However, the new plots will not act as education centers.

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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. Is “dry needling” a form of acupuncture? That question has led to a turf war between associations in the physical therapy and acupuncture professions.

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. New Jersey: The Garden State became the epicenter of the tussle— and the target of a tough blog post from Tesla CEO Elon Musk—when its Motor Vehicle Commission issued a ruling last month that would have forced the stores to convert to showrooms April 1.

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

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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. If you haven’t donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief, please consider making a contribution. Here’s my crowdrise campaign. Be sure to check out “Giving Tuesday” a national day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

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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). Inbound marketing is so new to the association market that it might make you feel like you’re back in elementary school where everything is new. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of April 25.

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). Inbound marketing is so new to the association market that it might make you feel like you’re back in elementary school where everything is new. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of April 25.

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.” ” Since the outbreak first began, APIC has been out in front of the issue, recently speaking out against a decision by the states of New York and New Jersey to quarantine frontline healthcare workers returning from West Africa.

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. Well, I got news for him,” New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retailers President Jim Appleton told The Verge. “This is not a new law, Tesla is operating illegally, and as of April 1st, they will be out of business unless they decide to open a franchise.”

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 According to the latest report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, the industry is currently producing a record 20 gigawatts of energy. That’s a lot of watts.

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. A lot of associations have a job board, but the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) takes a different tactic. Benefits Wanted What’s your association’s coolest member benefit? Tell us about it!

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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. But by Monday, Hickox, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders, had been released from mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Chris Christie and New York Gov. The outcry changed the situation in New York and New Jersey.

What Lady Gaga can teach your association

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Calderone, a striking Italian-American from New Jersey, was in a kind of love affair with Gaga. It’s something that could be particularly helpful when an association looks to move its membership to action in some way, like, for example, in lobbying lawmakers for specific legislation or explaining to a new audience why they should join. Nearly a decade ago, Lady Gaga fans were introduced to Jo Calderone. .

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. The post Bar Association Welcomes Diversity at the Top With New President appeared first on Associations Now

How Associations are Attracting Students to the Profession or Industry

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We are finding that there are not enough new graduates to take the place of those who are retiring, particularly in highly technical fields. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants developed their Pay It Forward campaign which sends an army of CPA’s into high schools all over the state to talk about the career path, change expectations and highlight opportunities.

For One Group, Celebrating Irish Culture Extends Beyond St. Patrick’s Day

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As IACI is based in New Jersey, it celebrates one of this country’s key historical figures through its Washington’s St. Locally, here on the Jersey Shore and in Rochester, we have very active chapters who do presentations on Irish history and culture that are well attended,” Halas said.