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.

Moneyball For Conferences: You Want Your Meeting to Mean Something

Velvet Chainsaw

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.

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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.

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

Associations Now

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.

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.

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.

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Google Doubles Down on Holiday-Season Nonprofit Giving

Associations Now

With a shift in its corporate culture taking shape, Google has increased its focus on charity this year, giving nonprofits $30 million in technology funding that previously would have gone to the company’s employees.

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 [.]

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data


The “ Moneyball ” reference, of course, is to the book/movie by that name that tells the story of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane. Maddie and I were lucky enough to attend a cool event put on by Avectra a few weeks ago, that they called The Moneyball Effect.

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.

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.

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.

NFL. Rams. Association Governance.

SCD Group

along with San Diego and Oakland (other franchises seeking to move.) When the Relocation Committee chose an outcome that the staff (Goodell) didn't like (the Carson proposal backed by San Diego and Oakland, which would have kept owner Stan Kroenke and the Rams in St. All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!” Last week, the National Football League’s Board of Governors voted to authorize the (Cleveland/Los Angeles/St.

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.

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.

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.

Best Credit Repair Companies


Credit Saint : This company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and it is based in Oakland, N.J. If your credit report is a complete mess, and your credit score is low, you may have some trouble getting loans and credit card approvals.

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Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

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. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Moneyball and Management Innovation. Posted July 23, 2012.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

Beth Kanter

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.

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.

Financial Plus Credit Union


Financial Plus Credit Union was started in 1952, in Flint, MI. What began as a small credit union has now grown to become one of the largest banks in the US, with the following statistics; A projected revenue of between 500-1 billion dollars per year. Over 200 employees. An asset base of over $520.5

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.