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.

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. ———-.

How to Mine Data to Improve Your Marketing Strategies

Association Adviser

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.

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.

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?

EEOC Complaint Says Targeted Facebook Job Listings Are Discriminatory

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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: 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. Strategy and governance.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youth Soccer Body Renews Safety, Compliance Focus

Associations Now

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

Organize and Visualize: Turning Member Numbers Into Knowledge

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The North Carolina Association of CPAs undertook a year-long project to get its member data both centralized and accessible via interactive dashboards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reads of the Week: April 12, 2013

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You can do something a robot can’t do: convince your C-suite that your organization needs to develop and implement a content strategy. I’ll be voting, of course, for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

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.

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: 2.3.17

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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 >

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 ?

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.”.

Monday Buzz: Farmers Markets Move Indoors—Into Hotels

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“We welcome the surrounding community but also want guests to be able to grab an apple or pear picked that morning on their way in or out,” Seamus Gallagher, director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Vora.

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.

Will Bad Finances Sink You as a CEO?

Associations Now

In a study published last month in Public Performance & Management Review, North Carolina State University professors Amanda J. The CFO plays a critical role not just in managing the finances of an organization but, increasingly, connecting finances to strategy.

Groups Release Local Government Broadband Resource Guide

Associations Now

The resource, Access and Inclusion in the Digital Age , is freely available and outlines what local governments can do to improve access to high-speed internet, such as first steps, strategies and models for developing a program , finding funding sources, and working with partners. “We’re

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.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.24.17

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Mobile Learning: A Practical Strategy. Learn how to develop your education strategy to optimize mobile learning in your organization. Your association’s challenge is creating a strategy that shows #VolunteerLove through engaging volunteer opportunities, recognition, and communications.