Campaign Shares Pennsylvania Public School Success Stories

Associations Now

The Success Starts Here campaign, organized by the Pennsylvania Schools Boards Association, seeks to raise positive awareness of the public school system. It was time to really show the general public across the state of Pennsylvania the amazing things that happen across schools.

Gender Inequality in Nonprofits – Mind the Gap

NonProfit University Blog

Two researchers , one at the University of North Carolina and the other at the University of Pennsylvania , wanting to understand why there are so many more male entrepreneurs than females, studied 90,000 projects launched on Kickstarter. Though my preference would be to not know anything, I am grateful that I seem to be catching Donald Trump on the reruns.

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Gun-Control Critics Use Novel Law to Gain Ground in Pennsylvania

Associations Now

A new law meant to curtail local gun-control ordinances in Pennsylvania has already put two of the state’s largest cities—Philadelphia and Pittsburgh—in the National Rifle Association’s litigation crosshairs.

Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

In about two hours Ill be on my way to Pennsylvania for the weekend. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 11 May 2012. Friday Top 5. While it is Mothers Day weekend and my mom does live in PA, thats not the only reason Im headed there. Tonight is the premiere of Well of Dreams , a documentary film made by a friend focused on the life story of the extraordinary Anne Okelo.

How Can Your Online Community Go Viral?

Higher Logic

Dr. Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of two books, Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.

Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

Associations Now

With a new labor agreement allowing the Pennsylvania Convention Center to drop some of its restrictive rules, associations are starting to take their events back to the venue.

The Freedom to Think Like a Startup

NimbleUser

He lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Conference Circuit: Outdoor Exploration for Conservationists

Associations Now

The Wildlife Society’s annual conference , taking place in Pittsburgh October 25–30, may keep attendees busy, but they’ll also have ample opportunity to venture beyond the city’s urban boundaries and explore Pennsylvania’s wilderness and wildlife.

Is There a Science to Word of Mouth Marketing and Going Viral? A Q&A With Dr. Jonah Berger

Higher Logic

Dr. Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Do you ever wonder why certain videos go viral?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s marketing manager will share tactics to improve your learning catalog and member experience, while also driving membership and revenue numbers in the right direction.

The Changing Face of Association Members

NimbleUser

He lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania Dan Stark, Director of Product Strategy ​Associations have a long and storied history as thriving communities of individuals and companies with common interests and goals.

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Meetings, Destinations Get Ready for Solar Eclipse

Associations Now

I hadn’t thought about that sides of things myself, until I came across an article in The Washington Post this week about how the Little League World Series is going to handle the eclipse, which will pass through its Williamsport, Pennsylvania, complex a little after 1 p.m.

Study: Public Can’t See Past Profit Motive of Social Good Companies

Associations Now

In the work, Saerom Lee, an assistant professor of marketing at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and coauthors Karen Winterich, an associate professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University, and Lisa E.

Association CEOs Saying Thanks

SCD Group

A sense of appreciation is the single most sustainable motivator at work,” said Adam Grant, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. What is your most important job as an association CEO?

Driving Innovation by Transcending the Traditional

NimbleUser

He lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Association Gives White House History a Home in the Cloud

Associations Now

The White House Historical Association, which has a relatively new digital library, is working with Amazon Web Services to significantly expand its online offerings and make them accessible to Americans far from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Status and Time: Two More Member Motivations

Associations Now

In “ How Concerns About Status Affect New Product Adoption ,” we hear from Christophe Van den Bulte, marketing professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who explains that there is more nuance to the old adage “keeping up with the Joneses.”

Monday Buzz: Why Memberships Still Matter

Associations Now

While many see this as detrimental to the future of membership organizations, Pennsylvania State University Brandywine professor Laura Guertin, a member of and blogger for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), assures us that memberships still have an important purpose.

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Celebrates Meteoric Growth in Solar Industry

Associations Now

For example, it says that the million solar systems installed in the United States provide enough electricity to power the entire state of Pennsylvania, and they have cut enough carbon to equal all of Oregon’s emissions.

Best Benefit Ever: On-Demand Tech Support

Associations Now

Real estate associations are starting to offer their members access to something they may not have when closing sales: support for their laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. The perk is an example of an association making a member benefit available to other groups around the country. What is it?

Medical Aviation Group Airs Drone Worries

Associations Now

According to the Association of Air Medical Services, a Pennsylvania close call in the air highlights the danger that unmanned aerial vehicles could pose to medical aircraft and workers in emergency situations.

Nonprofits Need To Nurture the Next Generation of New Leaders

Beth Kanter's Blog

In addition to her consulting practice, Joan also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on nonprofit communications and leadership. Flickr Photo by Wesley Fryer.

Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers

Associations Now

Making a video game of their own: One trade group, the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), has created a “virtual pre-apprenticeship” video game, Future Road Builders, to showcase the skills potential job recruits need. (A

Standing Up for Ourselves

NonProfit University Blog

We in Pennsylvania are into our 19 th week of a state budget impasse.* So while they are sitting pretty, much of the rest of Pennsylvania is suffering. Recently, the Philadelphia Business Journal had as its “ Business Pulse ” question of the week the following: “Do you agree with companies asking employees to ‘volunteer’ to work for free some days?” Sixty-five percent of the respondents said “No – getting paid for the work you do is only right.”

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

Associations Now

Similar measures were already on the books in California, New York, Oregon, and Texas, and legislators in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are currently working on their own bills. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Nonprofits Make Their Own March Madness

Associations Now

Elsewhere, the Partnership for Better Health, a Pennsylvania wellness nonprofit, has launched Match Madness, which encourages 16 nonprofit organizations to compete to receive a portion of a $50,000 stretch pool, proportionately distributed based on the funds each organization raises during the event.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter's Blog

These examples came from an experiment conducted by Dr. Deborah Small of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, an expert in human decision-making.

Hug a Volunteer: It’s National Volunteer Week

Associations Now

Here’s how a few associations are celebrating and supporting volunteerism this week: Several associations and nonprofits in Carlisle, Pennsylvania , participated in a “Volunteer Speed Dating” event to help kick off the week, The Sentinel reported.

Study: Women Less Likely to Compromise on Ethics in Business

Associations Now

Study coauthors Jessica Kennedy, research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and Laura Kray, professor at the University of California, Berkley, Haas School of Business, suggest that organizations that value ethics may find favor among women workers.

Making Augmented Reality a Reality for Membership

Associations Now

Last week, it launched an augmented reality app called 1600 (a nod to the presidential mansion’s street address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue), which enables a user to scan the front or back of a dollar bill using a smartphone and then take a 3-D tour of the White House.

Spotlight on Diversity Part 2: A Speaker Series Showcases Different Roads to Success

Associations Now

Eventually he obtained master’s degrees in engineering and business administration from the University of Pennsylvania and built a successful career in Atlanta real estate.

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.

Tiny House Group Ramps Up Knowledge-Sharing, Advocacy to Boost Tiny Living

Associations Now

Not to mention the political atmosphere is different: We don’t have townships in Texas, but they’re all over New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.”. Need some tiny house expertise? The American Tiny House Association launched an online expert community to get information out to DIYers.

Meeting Planners’ Worst Nightmares

Associations Now

Bauer, CAE; Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Hamburg, PA. What if your bad dreams or worst-case scenarios actually happened? In the spirit of today’s ghoulish holiday, a few members of ASAE’s meetings community share the nightmares they have lived through.

Zero In On Your Unengaged Members

Associations Now

This week we have an example, from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and it is elegant in its simplicity. One association’s key engagement metric answers a simple question: How many members’ engagement score is zero?

Get in the Habit of Connecting Members

Associations Now

Grant, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, mentioned Rifkin during his opening general session at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville on Sunday.

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign is Failing (and How to Fix Them)

SocialFish

But would this help your little coffee shop in TinyTown, Pennsylvania get new customers? This last 2-3 years saw businesses flocking to social media in droves. Thanks to the push from the media and success stories of a few top businesses, everyone came looking for their own pot of gold.

Is Your Staff Trained to Sell Membership?

Associations Now

Fisher , professor of operations, information, and decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about research he and colleagues conducted to quantify the impact that knowledgeability has on sales performance.

The Associations That Preserve Gettysburg’s Legacy

Associations Now

A number of associations and nonprofits, built around both the Battle of Gettysburg and the president who made an iconic speech on the grounds of the Pennsylvania town 150 years ago this week, are working to keep the Civil War battle’s legacy alive.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

It’s taught by Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania who received Coursera’s 2016 Transformation Award for helping 140,000 students transform their lives. If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time.

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