North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

Associations Now

A quickly passed state law in North Carolina that effectively ends local antidiscrimination ordinances affecting the LGBT community has proved hugely controversial with advocacy groups, sports organizations, corporations, and trade groups.

Design Group Pushes Back on North Carolina’s HB2

Associations Now

In the days leading up to a large-scale North Carolina furniture tradeshow, the American Society of Interior Designers is pressuring the state to repeal a new law that prevents local municipalities from expanding discrimination protections for LGBT people.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

Associations Now

Two major convention groups say that event planners have taken steps to move their events from North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial LGBT law. ” The post HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn appeared first on Associations Now

North Carolina Groups Convince Musicians to Protest, Not Boycott

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North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law has led several musicians to boycott the state. I’m doing what I can do, and I’ll make the most of going to North Carolina.”.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Billions in Lost Business, Says AP Report

Associations Now

The Associated Press this week reported that the controversial law, which prevents local governments from passing LGBT protections, will cost North Carolina at least $3.76 Now, a new report from the Associated Press estimates that HB2 will cost North Carolina more than $3.76

NCAA “Reluctantly” Ends North Carolina Ban After HB2 Repeal

Associations Now

The University of North Carolina’s win in the NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night isn’t the only reason many in the state are celebrating today. On Tuesday morning, the NCAA announced that it would end its ban on holding championship events in North Carolina.

A Social Media Banana Split

Beekeeper Group

NPR recently aired this story examining how Ohio and North Carolina residents are using Twitter to vie for the favor of the Chiquita fruit company, which is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters to Charlotte. The report describes how Ohio marketing … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aguirre Banana Baquis Chiquita North Carolina NPR Ohio Salomone Social Media Twitter

The Elephant Climbs up on the Table : Off Stage

Off Stage

I was asked by the North Carolina AEs to be a featured speaker at a ‘Fireside Chat’: the AEs submitted questions and I (retired and “experienced”) responded with shoot-from-the-hip answers. Off Stage. 24, 2010 - The Elephant Climbs up on the Table.

One State Association’s Search for Missing History

Associations Now

The North Carolina Bankers Association is sifting through historical records to uncover four portraits of North Carolina’s earliest governors in an effort to update an old poster and distribute 4,000 copies to local schools.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.14.16

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Our home, property and lives were spared from the storm, unlike so many in North Carolina. The training industry is a huge enterprise representing approximately $160 billion in North America and over $355 billion globally.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

Associations Now

We really want to be able to tell a story about how specifically in North Carolina there is a diverse range in markets and how companies have gone to each of those regions and built businesses that have helped North Carolina’s economy.

Study: Internet Leaving Low-Skilled Workers Behind

Associations Now

A study from North Carolina State University found that the internet created a disparity in how employers recruit that favors already skilled workers over those who want to find a better job.

Are Zip Lines Safe? Industry Faces New Questions Following Girl’s Death

Associations Now

A fatal zip-line accident involving a 12-year-old girl in North Carolina has legislators talking regulation at the state level. The death, the second caused by a zip-line accident in North Carolina, led to the closure of the zip lines at the YMCA’s Camp Cheerio.

In Case of Emergency: Financial Counselors’ New FEMA Collaboration

Associations Now

The initiative comes after a hurricane season that had devastating effects on Florida and North Carolina and as western states recover from major wildfires. It’s always better to prepare for the big one before it hits.

Speaking Elsewhere: April 2011

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Last week I spoke to a group of association professionals here in North Carolina on the basics of blogging – And Now You Want Us to Blog Too? What do I do when I’m not writing? Every now and then I share what I know with others.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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– Association Management 101 (North Carolina). If you’re in North Carolina, here’s an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of association management and feel recharged about your profession, all at a price your budget can afford.

Leadership Lists

Association Leaders

The other leadership blog I read recently was about former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, who passed away this week. I have always liked North Carolina basketball. We’ve all seen them. Some of us have written them. I’m talking about lists…not grocery lists or to-do lists. I’m talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people’s tenets of leadership lists.

Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

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One of the ways I’m contributing to the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), as a member of its professional development committee, is by compiling a list of professional development opportunities that’s shared in AENC’s weekly newsletter.

Study: Women Executives Help Close Wage Gap—But Mostly at the Top

Associations Now

In a news release, lead researcher Luca Flabbi of the University of North Carolina said the findings show that leaders generally have a better understanding of the skills of employees of their own gender. “We

Ask Different Questions

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I’m finishing a presentation on blogging for the Association Executives of North Carolina Technology 20.11 “What keeps you up at night?” ” Its intention is good: discover what troubles people, their pain points, and try to address the underlying needs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.30.16

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– AENC Membership Roundtable (North Carolina). North Carolina: save the date – Thu 6/9. The four-hour work week is a myth, despite what Tim Ferris says, but thankfully the four-day work week isn’t.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Facilitator: John Nash, Executive Director, The Arc of North Carolina. What’s on your mind this week?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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This one’s for my North Carolina association community. Facilitator: Tom Purdy, IT Director, North Carolina Board of Nursing. Here’s the learning line-up for the association community for the week of May 9.

Funding Initiative to Support Black-Owned Businesses Hits the Local Level

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cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The Association for Enterprise Opportunity, continuing its three-year Tapestry Project, has launched “action labs” in five cities to support black-owned businesses.

Lessons Learned from March Madness

Association Leaders

As his North Carolina Tarheels found themselves down with the clock running out. However, before allowing North Carolina to inbound the ball and try their last desperation play, the referees reviewed “the tape” After that review, they determined the clock operators started the clock late allowing more time than they should have AND when the referees eventually recognized Coach Williams was calling a timeout, there shouldn’t have been any time left.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

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This article was originally published in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, February 2016 issue. ~~~.

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

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Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month.

The Power of Chatty Friends

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Last night I went to the Kids Summer Stock Social Media Mixer at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. If you’re from central or eastern North Carolina, visit the Food Bank’s Kids Summer Stock page and contribute some money or time to the hungry kids.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) sends their volunteers an entire book. Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day.

New Senior Dining Group Launches as Sector’s Ambitions Grow

Associations Now

It appears that a lot of organizations seem to agree with Harris Ader’s assessment of the field, as SDA already has 335 members—including both individuals, organizations, and industry partners—and is lining up its first annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, next March.

Photojournalist Group Focuses on New Headquarters

Associations Now

The National Press Photographers Association announced last month that it will relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to Georgia. The move puts the group at the center of academia, with offices on the campus of the University of Georgia.

EEOC Complaint Says Targeted Facebook Job Listings Are Discriminatory

Associations Now

The employers listed in the complaint include a software developer, an employment agency, a moving service, a number of retailers, and the police department for the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

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Because our North Carolina home is surrounded by trees in rain-soaked ground, I’m preparing for the winds of Hurricane Florence and the inevitable power outage instead of giving my usual attention to this post.

Hurricane Dorian: Associations Get Into Response Mode

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The storm is expected to cause problems through the end of the week, particularly in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and affected regions are preparing for cleanup and recovery.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.17.19

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A network of bee hives—a bee highway—is nearing completion in North Carolina’s Triangle. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Superstition Mountains Wilderness, AZ. Colleges isn’t the only path to success these days.

Membership Hack: The Gratitude Book

Associations Now

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants has a special way to say thank you to volunteer members who have dedicated significant amounts of time throughout the year: Staff sign and send a copy of book called Gratitude.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association offers a transitional membership category for members who experience a job loss or change. When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary.

Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

Associations Now

In one legendary example, the late Jim Valvano, who coached the North Carolina State University basketball team to an NCAA championship in 1983 and later died from cancer, said, “Don’t give up.

Helping—and Keeping—Members in Hard Times

Associations Now

At the height of the 2008 recession, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association started to see its membership numbers dip. Whether due to job loss or career transition, your members might face times when it’s difficult to pay dues.