Oakland Warehouse Fire: Sprinkler Group Pledges Renewed Legislative Push

Associations Now

In the wake of a tragic fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse-turned-art-facility over the weekend, a trade group focused on fire safety issues is drawing attention to its ongoing fight to make sprinkler systems more common. In a news release, NFSA President Shane Ray noted that the legislation would have likely encouraged the owners of the warehouse to install fire sprinklers, potentially preventing a tragedy that is likely to be the deadliest of its kind in Oakland’s history. “It

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Moneyball For Conferences: You Want Your Meeting to Mean Something

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We just won twenty games in a row , said the fictitious Peter Brand, advance scout for Oakland A’s. said Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane. The Oakland A’s baseball team did not have a winning record. And what’s the point? We just got the record , said Brand. Man, I’ve been doing this for… listen, man. I’ve been in this game a long time. I’m not in it for a record, I’ll tell you that. I’m not in it for a ring.

As Coffee Loses Its Punch, Tea Association Steeps In Industry Growth

Associations Now

But as Reem Rahim, cofounder of Numi Organic Tea in Oakland, California, notes, the changes in palate go even deeper than that, with consumers embracing a limitless number of flavors, natural organic tastes, and flavors from around the world. “There were many factors that sort of shifted the culture to be more receptive to tea,” Rahim said to Oakland North.

Forget the Job Interview, Play a Video Game

Jamie Notter

As the article states at the beginning, this is kind of the message that Brad Pitt’s character was bringing to the Oakland A’s organization in the movie, Moneyball. Oakland ended up fielding a team that didn’t cost a lot of money, but won a whole lot of games, using a new set of measurements, and to some extent this has had a permanent impact on baseball.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

Beth Kanter

Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag waving, and dancers who danced their hair off. Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag [.] Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener.

How AAA’s New Car-Share Service Thinks Beyond Ownership

Associations Now

The service, a product of AAA’s innovation lab A3Ventures—“A3” is a great way to slacken up “AAA,” by the way—allows residents in the California cities of Oakland and Berkeley to pick up a car wherever one might be located, drop it off in a specific zone within the city, and grab a different car later on. The company has worked out deals with Oakland and Berkeley to allow people to park the vehicles in places that would otherwise be treated as two-hour parking spots.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter

Tue Jan 31 – OAKLAND 6pm-8pm. 439 International Blvd, Suite 1 Oakland, CA 94606. Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.

Prince’s Quiet Philanthropic Legacy

Associations Now

There are people that have solar panels on their houses right now in Oakland, California, that don’t know Prince paid for them. There are people that have solar panels on their houses right now in Oakland, California, that don’t know Prince paid for them,” Jones said in the CNN segment.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips: What Associations Recommend

Associations Now

With all the recent reminders about fire safety filling the news—whether in Oakland or in Tennessee —it’s worth remembering a fire risk that is going to hit a lot closer to home in the weeks to come. “Keeping In recent years, artificial Christmas trees have become increasingly popular—at the cost of real trees, which saw a major drop in sales between 2013 and 2015.

Google Doubles Down on Holiday-Season Nonprofit Giving

Associations Now

While Google’s donation is significant, something that shouldn’t be lost is the fact that Google’s own employees donated a significant amount of money on their own this year: USA Today reports that during the company’s Global Giving Week, employees donated $24 million in matching funds to 750 nonprofits worldwide, covering events such as the Oakland warehouse fire ; organizations such as civil liberties groups and food banks; and charitable causes such as the International Rescue Committee.

Conference Circuit: Fundraising Fundamentals

Associations Now

Attendees can stop by the AFP Diversity Art Showcase and enjoy prize-winning works by students at the local Oakland School for the Arts depicting their interpretation of philanthropy. Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Exhibitors: 200 plus. Education Sessions: 100 plus. The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2017 International Fundraising Conference kicks off in San Francisco this weekend. Close to 3,000 attendees are expected.

Eyeing Inclusion, MLB Teams With LGBT Business Group

Associations Now

Bean (who shouldn’t be confused with famed Oakland Athletics executive and Moneyball subject Billy Beane) says that he sought out the collaboration with NGLCC because it meshes with the league’s current diversity goals, which were on display this week at the MLB Diversity Business Summit. The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will begin to help its members—mostly small businesses—work with MLB teams.

Where in the World are the Innovators? ? GrowGlobally.org


San Francisco/Oakland, USA; Taipei, Taiwan). GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « Knowledge Application Gap Still Exists in Some Emerging Markets. Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events » Mar. Where in the World are the Innovators? Categories: Market & Bus Planning.

Social Media Roundup: The NYPD’s Social Media Crossfire

Associations Now

— [OAKLAND]ASM (@OLAASM) April 22, 2014. A big-city police department’s kerfuffle reminds us that, depending on the topic and the audience, social media campaigns can sometimes do more harm than good. Plus: Keep your association on the right track with a comprehensive business plan. The creators of the #myNYPD hashtag appear to have committed a crime—and the department is its own victim.

NFL’s Latest Leadership Push: A “Rooney Rule” for Women

Associations Now

For example, Amy Trask was CEO of the Oakland Raiders for many years. This week, in an effort to improve diversity in the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell announced plans to institute a “Rooney Rule” for women. The rule, which was implemented to require that minority candidates be interviewed for coaching positions, will now be used to require the same for female candidates in executive roles. The NFL wants to break another glass ceiling—this time, for women.

Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

If you haven’t seen it, the movie is about Billy Beane , General Manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team, who about 10 years ago started evaluating his players and fielding a team in a completely different way (and getting great results, at about one-fourth the payroll of the big market teams). He turned it down and stayed with Oakland, but the Red Sox saw the potential in this new system. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter.

For SABR, Data Is Just a Small Part of the Equation

Associations Now

But it wasn’t until the release of Michael Lewis’s book Moneyball —the story of Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Bean, who revolutionized the way teams scout players and build their rosters—that sabermetrics hit the mainstream. “We Umpires Balk On Close Calls Sabermetrics might not exist to measure the success of a baseball umpire’s calls, but new research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business might be the next best thing. students Etan Green and David P.

New Bay Area Nonprofit Turns Refugees Into Baristas

Associations Now

The 1951 Coffee Company , launched last year in Oakland, California, runs a barista training program focused on giving refugees immediately marketable job skills. 10K The number of Syrian refugees who have entered the United States in the past year— with the 10,000th refugee entering the country on Monday , fulfilling a goal set by the Obama administration a year ago.

Lunchtime Links: Using Your Website to Expand Your Mission

Associations Now

Moneyball , based on the Michael Lewis book by the same name, focuses on the efforts of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane, who, along with his staff, used data and statistics to assemble a winning Major League Baseball roster on a limited budget. How the Internet Association uses its online presence to promote its goals. Also: why conference speakers should engage in peer-to-peer discussions. It’s important to listen to your members.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

Our book tour starts at the end of January, so if you are in San Francisco, Oakland, Boston, NYC, or Washington, DC, please join us. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

The perfect convening for me is one where I take both content and process notes and leave feeling inspired not only about the subject matter, but the learning design. I first met “Gunner” in 2003 at the NTC Conference in Oakland, CA and participated off and on in Penguin Days expertly facilitated by Gunner and other events like the TechSoup Global Network Summit.

Linking Results To Key Performance Indicators Is Like Hooking Up A Big TV

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by HorrorTaxi. The process of linking results to key performance indicators and associated metrics it is like hooking up a big TV.

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

Thanks to Michael Lewis’s best-seller Moneyball (later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt), many of you know the story of how the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team used research and advanced analytics to find highly productive, but underpaid players that would allow them to compete with the richest teams in Major League Baseball for a fraction of the payroll. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


Walker; Oakland, California; Writer, editor, communicator, walker. I found myself thinking back over all the great 1-on-1 conversations I had in 2010 and wanting to have more in 2011. Here are the parameters I established for making my selections for this year. First, they have to be active on Twitter. I defined this as they had to have tweeted in December. Second, they had to be following me ; in other words, we needed to have already established a connection.