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. million in revenue. million in event revenue that would have been generated over the next few years.

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

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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You’ve probably seen stories about distillers in your area who are now producing hand sanitizer—I know they are in my part of North Carolina. If you’re in my part of North Carolina, your donation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina goes even further this month.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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Pair his post with this one from Northstar Meetings Group: 17 ideas for incorporating revenue-generating opportunities into your online meetings, conferences and webcasts. If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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If you’re looking for new ways to grow revenue for your association, there may be a secret weapon you haven’t considered: your online store. Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Facilitator: John Nash, Executive Director, The Arc of North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Explore virtual experience quality filters that will best position your event for participation, value and revenue.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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It’s blueberry season here in North Carolina. In cases of cancelled/postponed events, associations are struggling to find ways to save sponsorship revenue. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Billhighway explains how virtual events can help sponsors and exhibitors achieve their marketing goals —while helping chapters achieve their revenue goals. Your moment of zen on Carolina Beach. We’re starting to get North Carolina shrimp again.

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. Do you know how to best leverage Google Analytics to better understand and engage your members — and generate more revenue?

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

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

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.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

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

Game Theory: How the NBA Decided to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

Associations Now

After careful consideration, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the call to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of North Carolina, in protest of the state’s controversial HB2 law.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.26.17

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Using Video to Drive Revenue for Learning Programs and Events. Using Data to Improve Event Experiences and Revenues. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina. Behind Every Revenue $ is a Customer ( Reston VA Idea Swap).

ASAE Joins Business, Hospitality Groups to Oppose Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

Associations Now

Like North Carolina’s HB2 , the bill would require people to use restrooms or changing areas in government buildings, public schools, and public universities that correspond to their “biological sex.”

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Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

Associations Now

Also: A state chamber goes from money troubles to tripling its revenue. Ten years ago, the North Carolina Chamber was in such bad shape that it was borrowing money to meet its monthly payroll. Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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And if you live in North Carolina, free the Mimosa (and the Bloody Mary too). – Maximize Your Revenue with Conversion Optimization: Website Best Practices.

State Legislator Group Pushes for More Taxes on Online Travel Sites

Associations Now

The “merchant model” used by online travel companies (OTCs) draws criticism from state and local governments, which contend it puts local hotels at a disadvantage and reduces revenue at a time of shrinking state and municipal budgets.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

A job board will attract millennials—and revenue too thanks to the employers who post positions. The Association Executives of North Carolina holds a silent auction during its annual conference. Millennials get their share of depressing headlines these days—like this one from NBC News : “Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events.”. A stunning sad fact: only 22 percent of millennials are debt-free.

Associations Make Their Winning Predictions For Super Bowl Sunday

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As the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos prepare for kickoff on February 7, several associations are forecasting increases in betting, chicken wing consumption, and tax revenue. Millions of Dollars in Tax Revenue.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

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Yup, we’re expecting our first snow of the season tonight here in North Carolina. Learn some tips on how to leverage your email marketing tools and create extra revenue at your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.6.17

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Yup, we’re expecting our first snow of the season tonight here in North Carolina. Learn some tips on how to leverage your email marketing tools and create extra revenue at your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

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Derek Ham, a North Carolina State University professor, asked: “What was it like to be there? Solving the Mystery of Association Innovation: 7 Practical Steps to Increasing Members, Revenue and Value.

Conference Circuit: Reinventing Meals on Wheels

Associations Now

The need to diversify revenue streams, accommodate shifting demographics, foster new partnerships, and leverage cutting-edge technologies will become increasingly critical to our success,” the event’s promotional materials declare.

Company or Individual: How Member Type Shapes Association Work

Associations Now

I posed a few questions on this subject to Kim Lawyer, QAS, manager of association operations at the North Carolina Nurses Association, and Liz Peuster, director of membership at the National Wood Flooring Association.

Why business model thinking matters to associations

Principled Innovation

This post appears as an article in the May/June 2012 issue of Success by Association , the magazine of Association Executives of North Carolina. Business model innovation demands that associations identify imaginative ways to create and deliver radical new value to their stakeholders, begin building future market share and capture sustainable revenue streams back into their organizations.

What’s Next for Convention Centers?

Associations Now

Centres are challenged by rapid change in … technology and connectivity demands, both of which require greater facility investment in a time of only modest revenue growth. s 2013 International Convention Center Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, your donation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina goes even further this month. By the way, harissa is a North African chile and spice paste. 6 Non-Dues Revenue Opportunities Hidden in Your AMS.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.17.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. – Virtual Coffee Talk: Uncovering New Sources of Revenue. Finding New Revenue Streams.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

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The average small but mighty nonprofit raises 36 percent of their revenue from individual donors. About 16 percent of individual donor revenue is generated online. About half of individual donor revenue is generated from donors giving $1,000 or more.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.3.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. – Ask Us Anything Expert Panel: Marketing, Revenue, Meetings & Technology. Taking Back Control on COVID19 and Revenue Generation.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.5.19

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Dina Di Maio, North Carolina Museum of Art ). Content Lifecycle: 3 Ways to Generate Non-Dues Revenue Year-Round. Learn strategies to extend the life and revenue of your highly valued events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Lori Ely, Chief Revenue Officer, Results Direct | RD Mobile.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.9.19

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If you want to make Eastern North Carolina pulled pork but don’t have a wood-fired barbecue pit and eight hours to kill, then pull out the Instant Pot and try this recipe. Lori Ely, Chief Revenue Officer, Results Direct.

Military Groups, CVBs Feeling Pinched by Meeting Cutbacks

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Sullivan, president and CEO of AUSA, wrote in a letter, obtained by Associations Now , to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. And while government groups are trying to bring their meetings closer to home, most CVBs need out-of-towners visiting in order to meet their revenue goals.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.18.19

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Last week, we got three dozen Pirate Pearls oysters in our North Carolina seafood share so I roasted them and served them alongside a Vivian Howard recipe for brown butter spiked with hot sauce, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.21.18

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Our tree-surrounded home was spared because the storm ended up hovering over eastern North Carolina before veering south. If you have any money to spare, please consider giving to my favorite charity, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.