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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.

Association Leader: Ernie Rosenberg

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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.

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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 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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zero Sum Pie Tastes Bitter

NonProfit University Blog

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is in the public comment stage on a proposal that would require nonprofits to provide the means for a donor to designate funds for a particular program. You go New Jersey!

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. Susan Dyer, Membership Development Manager, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

Electrical Manufacturers Group Reenergizes Disaster Safety Guidelines

Associations Now

NEMA’s new guidelines, released last week , assist experts on whether electrical products or systems should be replaced or repaired. Natural disasters have struck the U.S. frequently in recent years, leaving devastation in their wake.

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).

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).

Astronaut Twins Tell #ASAE16 Attendees to “Do the Hard Thing”

Associations Now

The identical twins born in 1964—Mark is six minutes older than Scott, a point the two repeatedly sparred over in jest—said they owe their success, including their combined 550-some days in outer space, to the example of their mother, a New Jersey secretary and waitress-turned-police officer.

The Dangers of Commingling 

NonProfit University Blog

I’m no lawyer, but it would seem that the New Jersey Tax Court put some interesting handwriting on the wall that all nonprofits need to read and think about. Today, hospitals provide a full array of medical services to clients regardless of their ability to pay and that, according the Court, is not consistent with the tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals that New Jersey adopted in 1913.

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.

How Do I Get My Nonprofit’s CEO To Use Twitter or other Social Media?

Beth Kanter's Blog

Here’s a story about the CEO of the ACLU of New Jersey and how he uses Twitter to reach out to the press and policy makers and the questions he and his staff answered.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

Associations Now

The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.

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.

Social Media Roundup: Let Your People Speak for Your Brand

Associations Now

Blogs and websites, many owned and operated by orchestras and performing arts centers, are becoming the new go-to source for timely, relevant arts information. A brand-first approach doesn’t work so well on social media. Fortunately, plenty of humans work for you behind the scenes.

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy

SocialFish

Hosting a peer-to-peer fundraiser is not only a great way to raise funds for you capital campaign, but it can also serve as a way to market your campaign and gain new supporters.

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

I spent a few days up on Long Beach Island in New Jersey earlier this week. With a goal to donate 1,000 books to ReadingPals and the Florida Hospital for Children, ACA encouraged attendees to bring new or gently used children’s books to the meeting.

Diversify Your Retention Rate, and Other Membership Ideas

Associations Now

Here’s a new membership metric for your association to track: retention rates. I attended the New York and Connecticut events—and, if not for the overlap, would have joined NE/SAE as well. ” “Member-keep-a-member” is the new “member-get-a-member.”

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

Reid All About it

I just ordered Tech Success for Associations , a new release (free for ASAE members) from the ASAE Foundation’s Technology Success and Readiness Study. Forget New Year’s resolutions. For many organizations, digital marketing is a new undertaking.

Truckers Highlight Regulatory, Fatigue Issues After Tracy Morgan Crash

Associations Now

The deadly crash that nearly took the life of 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is drawing new attention to a common problem for truck drivers: fatigue.

Essay Contest Harnesses Student Voices to Fight Hazing

Associations Now

In conjunction with HazingPrevention.Org, the National Federation of State High School Associations is sponsoring an essay contest that encourages high school athletes to share stories of how they welcome new teammates without hazing.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

How do you transition into your new community from listserves? WEEK 2: Launching your new community. Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

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

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.9.16

Reid All About it

This week kicks off with a webinar you won’t want to miss: Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn discussing their insightful new report, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm. Mon 9/12 at 12 p.m.* – Bridging the Gap: The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.