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Oklahoma Tornado: How Associations Are Helping Out

Associations Now

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.

Teen Spirit: Youth Board Develops Future Leaders for Oklahoma Association

Associations Now

Each year, the Oklahoma Heritage Association invites a handful of high schoolers to serve as volunteer leaders in a yearlong program. Just ask the Oklahoma Heritage Association, which is currently accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Teen Board program.

Associations Rally for OK Tornado Victims

Moery Company

Last night, I was delighted to attend the "Helping our Heartland Fundraiser" which raised more than $150,000 to aid Oklahoma tornado victims.A substantial group of Okies in the Washington, DC area are active in the association world.

From OSAE: Refreshing Your Exhibit Hall


Well, I sat in on a webinar hosted by the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives last week that covered all of that. Trade shows are a huge opportunity for associations and exhibitors alike, but often, they're also a bit of a challenge.

New Cherokee Nation Association to Lead Local Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

The new organization will work to preserve the natural wildlife of the northeast Oklahoma area through promoting discussion on the topic and eco-friendly ways of participating in outdoor activities.

Girl Scouts Show Their Inventive Side at White House Science Fair

Associations Now

At the fifth annual science fair, a group of Oklahoma Girl Scouts demonstrated their innovative project that will help some people read easier. Also on display: projects focused on bringing more underrepresented groups into math and science careers.

Botched Clayton Lockett Execution Raises Deep Ethical Questions, Groups Say

Associations Now

A botched execution in Oklahoma on Tuesday—the latest in a recent string of executions that haven’t gone according to plan—reflects the narrow parameters, some set by medical associations, within which death penalty states must work when administering lethal injections.

What is the most rewarding part of running an association?

Association Okie

I genuinely like the members of USSA and ACCA-Oklahoma, and enjoy spending time with them. I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives Annual Conference, where I got to enjoy the company of my peers, as well as the talented strategic partners that do so much to help us succeed. The July issue of Associations Now has, in the CEO-to-CEO section, a questioned that I enjoyed answering. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Advice for the New Year

Moery Company

How about a good ole Oklahoma boy giving this a shot for you? Many bloggers, leadership gurus and self improvement specialists provided you guidance on "resolutions." Eliminate one standing meeting from your schedule today. Like "regulations in CA" for your industry I assume a meeting might exist that isn't really productive, you don't like attending and could probably go away. Strike it and everyone will thank you. Develop a routine.

Neurologist Shortages Widespread in U.S., Alzheimer’s Association Warns

Associations Now

The gaps were most significant in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. According to new research released at an association event, neurological care is struggling to keep up with the demand in 20 states.

Senate Bills Would Repeal Fringe Benefits Provision in New Tax Law

Associations Now

Most churches and nonprofits in Oklahoma, especially in rural locations, are not equipped to handle major tax code changes … I look forward to joining my colleagues to find ways to address this unfortunate situation.”.

Iowa Cattlemen Raise Money for Out-of-State Wildfire Victims

Associations Now

As ranchers have been devastated by wildfires in Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas, ICA is working to assist those affected over the past month.

Iowa 60

The Consultant and the Association Exec Should Be Friends

Spark Consulting

As the title of this post states, the consultant and the association executive should be friends (bonus points if you get the Oklahoma! Eons ago (actual time: four years), I wrote two blog posts on the topic of consulting and RFPs. They’re still among my most popular posts ever. I got thinking about this topic again recently for a few reasons: I just got my shiny new ASAE Buyers’ Guide, which includes an article on the RFP process.

The ROI of Social Media

Association Okie

When I was at the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, which represents Oklahoma state employees, most of our members did not have email when we started using it. At the United Suburban Schools Association, every members district superintendent has email, and at the Air Conditioning Contractors Association-Oklahoma Chapter, we use an email newsletter to communicate with our members.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

New Battlefront: Same-Sex Spouse Benefits and the National Guard

Associations Now

Politicians in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have worked to block gay and lesbian National Guard members’ spouses from receiving benefits based on state law not recognizing same-sex marriage.

Best Benefit Ever: Expanding Free Admission to Hundreds of Museums

Associations Now

The expanding list of members now includes the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve , in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The North American Reciprocal Museum Association adds another institution to the fold, giving a new batch of museumgoers free access to a multitude of exhibits.

Coaches vs. Cancer: Groups’ Fundraising Strategy Eyes New Recruits

Associations Now

The coaches include the University of Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger, the University of Memphis’ Tubby Smith, the University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams, and Villanova University’s Jay Wright. “As

Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

Associations Now

It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

Associations Now

The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.

Mentor: Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Association Okie

The Oklahoma Society of Association Executives has a almost monthly luncheon for CEO’s that is as useful as anything I am involved with. In Oklahoma, we rotate the host, who is responsible for providing lunch. I have been blessed to have some great mentors in this business. I suspect all of us who do this have had numerous mentors. I have worked for two Executive Directors, who have both been willing to share their knowledge, and views with me.

Compounding Pharmacists Shift Lethal Injection Stance

Associations Now

Last May, the issue hit a flash point when Clayton Lockett, an inmate being executed in Oklahoma, died after experiencing significant complications from a complex drug mixture being used for the first time. Another Voice?

Utah 93

Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits

Associations Now

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.

ASAE 2011: A View From Just Down the Road

Association Okie

As a one person shop, my attendance at the Oklahoma Society of Association and American Society of Association Executives activities are critical for me to grow as an executive. A week ago I was in St. Louis at the ASAE Opening Celebration. It is four days of pure association geekdom. And I love it. Here is my view of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of ASAE 2011.

Social Media Roundup: Efficiency Is More Than Just a Number

Associations Now

link] @weknownext @shrm #tulsa #oklahoma. Why you’ll fall short if you take just a by-the-numbers approach to gauging your organization’s efficiency. Plus: countering unethical business practices is the right move—but not always an easy decision. Sure, speed rules.

Tulsa 76

The Association With Its Own Peace Officers

Associations Now

They help stop hundreds of cases of agricultural crime each year in Texas and parts of Oklahoma. The crime of cattle rustling isn’t a relic of the Old West.

Texas 80

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

Associations Now

Rockford, the smallest city on the list, topped the charts on the speed front; Oklahoma City had the most reliable connections. Chicago tops the list of large cities with the best wireless access, beating out several other event hubs.

Essay Contest Harnesses Student Voices to Fight Hazing

Associations Now

Other allegations of hazing in Vermont , Oklahoma , and Ohio all highlight NFHS’s concern over the “growing hazing epidemic,” Hopkins said. “I

Best Books … chosen by Mark Bledsoe

Association Okie

Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma by William Savage. I am an Okie born and breed, (ergo, AssociationOkie), and this book traces the roots of some of the most famous musicians of all times back to their start in Oklahoma. Most people, including Oklahomans, think country and western music when they think Oklahoma music, but there are deep roots in the Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Rock here as well, and Savage broadened my knowledge.

Conference Circuit: Cardiology Association Looks Back on 2014

Associations Now

The American College of Cardiology recognizes the challenges and successes of cardiovascular science in 2014. Plus: The world’s largest Earth and space science meeting gives its attendees interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Q&A with The Discovery Educator Network Community: Connecting and Empowering Educators Across the Globe [Case Study]

Higher Logic

Dave : This is how it works: imagine you’re a second-grade teacher in Oklahoma, and you want to conduct a video chat with another classroom in Oregon. Where can educators around the globe find resources, advice, networking, and support when they need it?

Obama Presidential Pardons Build on Associations’ Work

Associations Now

While at Oklahoma’s El Reno prison, he’ll talk to Vice about the need for criminal justice reform.

Report: Many U.S. Bridges Have Structural Deficiencies

Associations Now

In Oklahoma, which ranks third, 15 percent of the bridges have structural problems. An analysis by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association gives a detailed picture of the poor condition of many U.S. bridges.

Associations Help School Boards Beat the Bake Sale Blues

Associations Now

With federal rules pitting school fundraising needs against healthier nutrition standards, some states are allowing exemptions for bake sales and other food-focused fundraising efforts. But associations in the sector emphasize that there’s more than one way to raise funds for schools.

Recent Disasters Keep Spotlight on Infrastructure Report Card

Associations Now

Given what’s happened in Oklahoma and the Midwest, we’re having discussions about if we need to reopen it and look at different loadings for wind conditions with tornadoes.”.

Road Side Memorials and Member Recognition

Association Okie

I live and work in Oklahoma (ergo, Okie). In this part of the country, when some dies in a traffic accident, it is likely that a memorial to that person will be placed on the side of the road where the accident occurred. I admit, I don’t understand the phenomenon, (we don’t place a monument in the bed for those who die in their sleep), but they are important to those who place the memorials. Seeing these memorials has me thinking about the way we recognize our members.


Association Okie

I have worked for an association, (Oklahoma Public Employees Association), with 10,000 individual members and an association (United Suburban Schools Association), with 56 members. I love the CEO to CEO articles in Association Now. Not only do I learn from the CEO’s , but they force me to consider how I would answer the questions. In March of 2009, they ask “How Has Being CEO of Your Association changed You?”. I have learned that I can’t manage the Associations the same.

The Race for Relevance

Association Okie

Then I got to listen to Byers speak at the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting. I recently read Mary Byers and Harrison Coerver’s book “Race for Relevance, 5 Radical Changes for Associations”. Loved the book! Yes some of it is obvious, but a lot of us in the association world, me included, have ignored the obvious. There are six basic components to Byers and Coerver’s governance proposals. Get your board to 5 members, and select them on competency.