North Carolina Groups Convince Musicians to Protest, Not Boycott

Associations Now

North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law has led several musicians to boycott the state. But others have chosen to use their concerts as a platform against the law—a strategy encouraged by advocacy groups and welcomed by transgender musicians.

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

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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.

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How to Mine Data to Improve Your Marketing Strategies

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Defining marketing goals for 2014 and developing specific, measurable objectives allow you to measure your growth and adjust future marketing strategies throughout the year based on the data because you will know what is – and what is not -working. Effective SEO begins with strategy and data.

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? In this presentation I talked about objectives, strategy, content and making a blog work. What do I do when I’m not writing?

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.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

SocialFish

Growing to a RECORD-SETTING 87 participating organizations in 2014, the project continues to empower small and medium nonprofit organizations to understand their donor potential and enhance their fundraising strategies. This post originally appeared on BC/DC Ideas. ———-.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Monetizing Virtual Events: Building Sponsorship Strategies.

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: 5.9.16

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This one’s for my North Carolina association community. Facilitator: Tom Purdy, IT Director, North Carolina Board of Nursing. Start or renew your strategy for reaching key stakeholders to grow your student outreach, engagement and membership.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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Hear about strategies you can incorporate into your marketing immediately to increase revenue, boost membership, and get record attendance at your events. Get access to worksheets and guidelines to help you implement these strategies and get measurable results from all of your marketing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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And the crisis has generated a tremendous opportunity to experiment with new strategies and get rid of things that have not provided value for many years.”. If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern 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. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media.

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. You can also invite your top volunteers to strategy meetings with your board or executive team so they can help determine your association’s future priorities.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.20.20

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Virtual strategy meetings. As the new COVID-19 reality descended upon us, Lowell Aplebaum was in Chicago to facilitate a strategy session. He shares useful lessons learned on virtual strategy facilitation. By the way, harissa is a North African chile and spice paste.

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. Strategies for Pricing Customer Education.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina. Presenters: Heather McNair, Vice President of Engagement Strategy, Higher Logic.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Your moment of zen on Carolina Beach. We’re starting to get North Carolina shrimp again. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. How have event strategies changed in the last 45 days and what does the future hold?

Reads of the Week: February 22, 2013

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Even better, the nonprofit partner for the evening was one of my favorite organizations: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Sales has been having these conversations face-to-face for decades, so who better to tap as a resource to inform your content marketing strategy and tactics?” North Carolina produces about half the sweet potato crop in the U.S.

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. Start Attracting Event Investors: How to Develop a Successful Sponsorship Strategy. Hear about industry trends and fresh ideas to inform your sponsorship strategy.

Is Small Data the Next Big Thing?

Higher Logic

We tend to not sweat the small stuff and look at the big picture when creating community strategy and making decisions, but what if there’s real value, as IKEA found, in the micro-details? Most people aren’t skilled woodworkers -- but almost anyone can build an IKEA dresser.

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.

Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

Many associations have experimented and found success with small-scale strategies that balance existing members’ needs with the recruitment potential of a free membership offer. When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary.

Add Chapters to Make an Old Association Feel New

Associations Now

So far, six local affiliates have been announced in Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; Detroit; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dallas-Fort Worth; and the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

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Three Small-Scale Ideas for Free Membership

Associations Now

Many associations have experimented and found success with small-scale strategies that balance existing members’ needs with the recruitment potential of a free membership offer. When you rely on member dues as a significant revenue source, free membership sounds scary.

Governors Association Meeting Highlights Bipartisan Nature of Opioid Battle

Associations Now

While the bill includes funding for opioid treatment, the timing of its reported rollbacks struck Democratic governors, like North Carolina’s Roy Cooper, as questionable.

3 Reasons for Brain Drain—and 3 Possible Solutions

Associations Now

Consider these strategies to ease the pain. Read on for a series of common brain-drain scenarios and some strategies that might make the problem easier to handle.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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5 Strategies to Engage Members in Your Online Community. Learn about five easy automated strategies to make a significant impact on the value and satisfaction your members receive. 9 Things Every Association Exec Should Know About Content Strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach. Presenter: Kristi Casey Sanders, director of digital marketing strategy of Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International. Ah, the beach.

Reads of the Week: March 1, 2013

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One of my favorite posts this week is by Kivi Leroux Miller, a nonprofit communications consultant, author and trainer, who also happens to be a North Carolina gal. This week he answers the question: what kind of content strategy drives community engagement ?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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5 Strategies to Engage Members in Your Online Community. Learn about five easy automated strategies to make a significant impact on the value and satisfaction your members receive. <Creative Commons licensed image of North Carolina longleaf pines by Justin Meissen >

Art Stories: March 16, 2011

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A new exhibit opens later this week at the North Carolina Museum of Art, 30 Americans. At the same time, it highlights artistic legacy and influence, tracing subject matter and formal strategies across generations.”.

Youth Soccer Body Renews Safety, Compliance Focus

Associations Now

According to one University of North Carolina analysis , youth sports injuries cost $5.4

NCAA Tightens Rules Against LGBT Discrimination

Associations Now

The strategy arose in response to a set of recent laws in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee that have been seen as discriminatory against gay and transgender individuals.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

Associations Now

The National Governors Association is bringing opioid treatment strategies that have seen good results in Massachusetts correctional facilities to a number of other states.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.26.17

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Learn how to source, manage, and prepare and implement an effective risk management strategy for global meetings. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.1.17

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At the recent Association Component Exchanges (CEX) hosted by Billhighway and Mariner Management, Jennifer Rowell from the North Carolina Association of CPAs (yay, NC!) 2018 Industry Forecast: Strategies & Tips for the Year Ahead. Chapter Email Strategy.

Don’t let your speakers get schooled by a 4 year old

Aaron Wolowiec

My oldest niece began preschool this fall in North Carolina. We must utilize tried and true instructional design strategies, as well as lessons learned from both neuroscience and biology, to create experiences that promote knowledge acquisition, retrieval and, ultimately, learning.

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

Associations Now

After the NBA announced it would move its All-Star Game game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of discrimination concerns, New Orleans worked quickly to put together a bid that focused on creating a welcoming environment.

Valentine’s Day: 14 Reasons to Love Associations

Associations Now

the North Carolina Technology Association traveled throughout the state meeting with members and hosting roundtables with industry partners and leaders to discuss technology issues and illustrate how the industry is helping North Carolina’s economy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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Presenter: Amanda Myers, director of member strategy, Abila. This webinar will give you a toolkit of resources and a strategy to get the job done. Presenter: Robyn Davis, trade show strategy specialist, When I Need Help. Steve Jobs would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today.