Oklahoma Tornado: How Associations Are Helping Out

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After the tornado this week that killed at least two dozen people and caused widespread damage near Oklahoma City, associations from far and wide have come to the aid of both their members and the community at large. “I call Oklahoma City my home.

Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits

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Speaking to Alexis Lux of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, Ragland highlights what’s needed to create meaningful experiences for donors. Why donor events need to get beyond being just fancy-schmancy affairs. Also: A generational expert talks up her latest book.

Friday Buzz: The City With the Best Wireless (Hint: It’s Windy)

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Chicago tops the list of large cities with the best wireless access, beating out several other event hubs. Which is why it might be worth keeping an eye on RootMetrics’ list of the cities with the best mobile coverage.

Conference Circuit: Cardiology Association Looks Back on 2014

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And, as a lesson in good conference planning, the event will take place at the same time and the same city as the 2014 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship. The American College of Cardiology recognizes the challenges and successes of cardiovascular science in 2014.

What’s Next for Convention Centers?

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Nashville’s newly opened Music City Center offers plenty of hotels, entertainment, and restaurants within walking distance of the convention center, really giving attendees the opportunity to go beyond its walls and experience the city while they’re in town.

How Overconfidence Affects Leadership

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But if they’re not careful, that same supreme confidence “can cause detrimental and sometimes disastrous results in their organization,” leadership advisor Lynn Flinn writes in a guest column for the Journal Record of Oklahoma City.