How one association is strengthening Ohio’s workforce.

YourMembership Blog

Accounting and auditing are the eighth highest in-demand positions in Ohio, and accounting is the sixth best business. The post How one association is strengthening Ohio’s workforce. Demand for CPAs remains historically high, according to the AICPA 2017 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits, and future hiring expectations continue to be positive, especially among large firms.

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Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio


——————— This interview is with Jessica Howard, Membership Services Associate, Philanthropy Ohio. Our main constituents are our members throughout the state of Ohio and our prospect members. Philanthropy Ohio (@PhilanthropyOH) July 9, 2014.

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Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter's Blog

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating.

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Ohio CPA Group Launches State-Approved Micro-Learning

Associations Now

After receiving approval from the state’s accountancy board, the Ohio Society of CPAs has launched a collection of 10-minute courses. The approval makes certified public accountants in Ohio the first in the country to be eligible to earn continuing education credit for micro-learning courses.

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8 Points Associations Can Learn from Ohio State’s Marching Band

SCD Group

The hugely successful Ohio State University Marching Band incorporates several practices for associations and nonprofit organizations. I gleaned ideas from band director Jonathan Waters’ presentation and discussion with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida.

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The Engaging Story Behind Innovation, iPads and the Ohio State University Marching Band

SCD Group

You may have seen the mind-blowing performances of the Ohio State University Marching Band on YouTube or the Today Show or read about them in USA Today. Jonathan Waters had recently been named director of the Ohio State University Marching Band and was looking for “what can we do better.”

7 Secrets from a Hugely Successful Marching Band

SCD Group

The other day, Jonathan Waters, director of the highly rated Ohio State University Marching Band, shared ideas about the traditions and innovations of the band. During the fall of 2013, the Ohio State Marching Band hit the big time: 20 million people have seen us on YouTube; six billion media exposures worldwide. association communications association executives association management Ohio State University Marching Band TBDBITL

Ohio Brewers Group Launches ‘Ohio on Tap’ App

Associations Now

To promote its craft brewer members and to encourage beer tourism, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is launching an app that helps people find breweries. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association is launching a mobile app called Ohio on Tap to lead customers to breweries.

Traditions Can Boost Member Loyalty

SCD Group

I went back to Columbus to an Ohio State football game last week. Here is a selection of Ohio State’s Game Day traditions: Skull Session: This is the band’s rehearsal and open to the public. Hang On Sloopy: This popular 1960s song has become a tradition at Ohio State.

Focus on Your Passion (and Culture), Not Your Paycheck

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office profile shines on Shane Yates, CAE, CMP, executive director of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE), which has more than 500. From the Corner Office Leadership micro volunteering Ohio Society of Association Executives OSAE Shane Yates small staff organizations Getting it done and having fun.

The New Normal Began in the 1920s

SCD Group

When I went to Ohio State, Woody Hayes coached football. Today, Urban Meyer coaches Ohio State football featuring a pass-heavy spread offense. Art via When my dad was growing up, Grange Halls dotted the rural landscapes.

Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy

SCD Group

Ohio State. Miami (Ohio). Ohio State North Face association executives Nike association leadership association marketing ASAE

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Diversity and inclusion must move beyond discussion.

YourMembership Blog

Recently, The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has been evolving our diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts to create an intentional culture shift in the association. Why are we making D&I a priority? Research shows companies that elevate D&I beyond just a focus on creating greater demographic diversity financially outperform their peers and an inclusive business. The post Diversity and inclusion must move beyond discussion. appeared first on YourMembership.

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From the Corner Office: Scott Wiley, CAE

Association Adviser

Scott Wiley, CAE, head of the Ohio Society of CPAs , and newly elected Chair of the ASAE board, shares his thoughts about advocacy, millennials, member engagement and the importance of financial literacy in an exclusive Association Adviser interview. .

Don’t rely on one form of communications for your association

SCD Group

Ohio State recognizes 50 years of varsity ice hockey One common theme among association professionals: frustration about communication with members and prospects. So, Ohio State organized a 50th anniversary event as part of an upcoming Big 10 conference hockey game.

What 3 things will your association do well this year?

YourMembership Blog

That’s why at The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), we’re “focusing on focusing,” a not-so-strategic term for being more […]. Be selective with where and how you spend your time and resources. As association executives, we all know we must evolve our business models to remain relevant.

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5 ways your members can up their odds of getting hired from a job board.

YourMembership Blog

The article originally appeared on the blog site of the Ohio State Bar Association.

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From #OSAE17: 3 Marketing Trends for Association Professionals to Watch


Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Ohio Society of Association Executives ’ Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The sessions were great, but one in particular stood out: Dan Farkas ’ Marketing on a Budget: Three Developing Trends for 2017 and Beyond.

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Cultural Alignment Key to Organizational Success

SCD Group

Oregon and Ohio State are playing for the college football championship Monday (1/12/15) night. GoBucks ASAE association CFOs association executives association leadership College Football Championship Jamie Notter Maddie Grant Ohio State Oregon SCD Group Urban Meyer

Beekeeping creates big buzz in quaint Ohio town

Beekeeper Group

When I saw the title for the video posted … Continue reading → All about bees Uncategorized Beecology beekeeper Beekeeper Group Ohio SolonIt seems as though there is more than one beekeeper from my hometown! Since I’ve started working at Beekeeper Group, I have developed an uncanny awareness for anything related to bees.

How One Association Changed Its Look from the Inside Out

Associations Now

The Ohio Restaurant Association has been busy behind the scenes, launching an array of new products and services for its members in the last year. We are a unified community providing the Ohio restaurant industry the resources to succeed.

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Branding (for associations) at a Glance

SCD Group

We were in Columbus for a football game at Ohio State. oops at THE Ohio State University. In the last 20+years, the OSU brand using “The” with Ohio State has become so powerful that there is a new hat selling out as fast as stores get them.

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If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

” Just one other city, Columbus, Ohio, hit the top 10 on both lists, each of which were based on a mixture of cost of living and job situation.

Recognition Drives Stronger Member Relationships

SCD Group

While at Ohio State, I had the opportunity to be part of the initial varsity ice hockey team. Ohio State created a “tradition wall” in the hockey locker room. They put a “brick” for every person that ever played hockey at Ohio State.

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5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


Ohio State University. It was no happy coincidence or streak of luck Obama won the votes of Ohio — one of the most notorious swing-states — in 2012. The win was all due to the students at Ohio State University and how tuned in to social media they are.

How Associations Are Telling Their Stories

Associations Now

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association unveiled a new logo this week. The bold design has an arts and crafts aura befitting our handmade beer and incorporates symbolic grains and hops, key ingredients to Ohio’s craft brewers,” Mary MacDonald, OCBA executive director, said in a statement.

How Do You Replace an Association Legend?

SCD Group

That was the question facing The Ohio State University Alumni Association board during my last year as a director back in 2003. We hired Archie Griffin, an Ohio State icon. After professional football, he had returned to Ohio State and, at the time of his hire, was serving in the Athletics Department. At the time, our board was in the process of replacing a CEO who had been in the role for about 30 years. How do you replace a legend. or long term CEO?

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5 Passion Busters within Associations

SCD Group

This showed in Ohio State’s drive for the national championship in college football and was evident in Saturday’s celebration which drew more than 50,000 people to Ohio Stadium on a cold Saturday morning. Passion drives success. Passion grows associations.

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The Perfect Storm

Spark Consulting

Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. I’d like to share some sobering statistics about higher education and employment: In the United States, students graduate from college with an average debt load of nearly $29,000. Total student debt in the U.S. is $1.23 trillion and rising. 47% of college-educated workers under 25 work in jobs. that do not require a college degree. Worldwide, 73.3 million people under the age of 25 are unemployed, representing 36.7%

Michele Frania Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

Michele will be working out of our brand new offices in Twinsburg, Ohio. I’m excited to announce that Michele Frania has joined the Velvet Chainsaw team as of April 8, 2013 as Director, Client Projects & Stories!

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How Our Association Prepared for the Future.

Association Success

At The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), we have implemented a business model that keeps the next chapter front and center. The accounting industry is strong in Ohio and nationwide. OSCPA decided to tackle this challenge strategically by leveraging our knowledge of the accounting market in Ohio and relationships with leading CPAs. OSCPA offers free memberships to high school and college students we meet through our extensive outreach programs across Ohio.

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Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

Here’s the news item: Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course Nearly 300,000 students -- from the U.S.,

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6 Tips to Make a Good Team

SCD Group

The Ohio State football team (yes, I’m biased) and its defense of its national championship offers lessons for association professionals. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer guided the 2014 OSU football team to a national championship in only his third year on the job.

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Community for Career Development: A Look Inside One NAVUG Community Member’s Journey

Higher Logic

I had friends from South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and close to home here in Ohio. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead.

Happy Thanksgiving!

SCD Group

And, getting ready for the Ohio State - Michigan football game! Happy Thanksgiving! In recognition with this holiday, we will not be publishing SCDdaily again until Monday, December 2. Sort of our way of "boycotting" Black Friday. Go Bucks

What Should Associations Do to Bridge the Education to Employment Gap?

Spark Consulting

Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. If you’ve been persuaded by the information I’ve shared about The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm the past few days that we do have a large-scale problem that associations are uniquely equipped to address (and I hope you have), the next question is: where do we start? fourth post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week).

Pokemon Go and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

I saw similar posts on Facebook brand pages of 92nd Street Y that was hosting the annual Giving Tuesday Summit and The United Way of Central Ohio that upped its organic reach, and on Twitter from Nonprofits First.

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Key Leadership Thoughts for Association Leaders

SCD Group

I received an early Christmas gift: a signed copy of Urban Meyer’s (Ohio State football coach) new book: Above The Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season This is a must read for association professionals and nonprofit executives.

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Bill MacDonald Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

Having our roots in Ohio, Michigan is public enemy #1. We’re excited to welcome Bill MacDonald, Vice President, Analysis & Insights to the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team starting November 2, 2015. VCC will now a team member in Michigan.

Following State Fair Accident, Amusement Associations Talk Safety

Associations Now

Following a fatal accident on a fair ride in Ohio, amusement industry associations are working with operators, manufacturers, and lawmakers to promote safety. In addition, IAAPA is getting the word out that accidents like the one in Ohio remain rare.

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