Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees

Associations Now

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a sales and use tax ruling Jan. The ruling has drawn the attention of membership associations in Pennsylvania and at least one organization – the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants – has reached out to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for a meeting. The post Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees appeared first on Associations Now

Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

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A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature is the latest in a series of state-level measures that threaten certifications offered by associations and other private organizations, according to ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition. It added that, depending on the reading of the legislation, the measure may restrict use of the title “certified” in Pennsylvania to those holding government-issued credentials.

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Campaign Shares Pennsylvania Public School Success Stories

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The Success Starts Here campaign, organized by the Pennsylvania Schools Boards Association, seeks to raise positive awareness of the public school system. Last week, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) launched its Success Starts Here campaign to share success stories from the state’s 500 school districts. It was time to really show the general public across the state of Pennsylvania the amazing things that happen across schools.

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. Earlier this month, a law went into effect in Pennsylvania that allows gun-rights groups to sue municipalities over local gun-control measures that conflict with state gun laws.

Eagle Lake residents prohibited from their properties (PA)

All the Blogs

An injunction has been filed against the residents of a privately owned campground prohibiting them from visiting their properties. Read the article……………………………… Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pennsylvania Condo & HOA News

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.

Grace Lynch joins The Moery Company’s Business Development Team

Moery Company

A life-long DC resident, Grace graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2018. The Moery Company (TMC) is pleased to announce the newest member of the Business Development team, Grace Lynch. Her responsibilities will include growing our clients’ membership numbers, strengthening relationships with our clients, and improving and refining the overall value proposition for both clients and their members.

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Hospital Association Uses Grant to Build Opioid-Fighting Tactics

Associations Now

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania has launched a program, driven by face-to-face meetings, to encourage information sharing in fighting the opioid crisis in the state. With the help of a prominent political figure, a Pennsylvania hospital trade group is getting collaborative in its efforts to take on the opioid crisis.

7 Award-Winning Ideas for Building Associations

GrowthZone

Membership Marketing Video: Pennsylvania Builders Association. The Big Book of Association Ideas: Building Industry Associations Edition showcases the 7 award-winning program and event ideas from the Association Momentum Awards Competition. Featured programs and events include: Annual Playhouse Showdown: Asheville Home Builders Association. Meet the Trades: Tidewater Builders Association. Construction Connections: University of Cincinnati Construction Student Association.

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

SocialFish

Founding Farmers , 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series.

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New Member Onboarding (Part 2)

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Many associations still run orientations the way the Pennsylvania School Boards Association used to: “We talked at new members — the ‘It’s all about us’ approach.”. How’s your first-year member retention rate? Not that great? You’re not alone. First year retention is a challenge for most associations, maybe because they spend much more money on acquiring new members than on guiding them into the associatio n.

This Is the Perfect Time to Question What an Association Is

Smooth The Path

I live in a fairly rural, farm town in Pennsylvania, so imagine my surprise when a relatively new company a few miles away from my home office made national news. Eight Oaks Farm Distillery has been growing a following for their spirits, but in light of the COVID-19 virus, the owners stopped production and started making hand sanitizer. Take a peek at this three-minute video from CNN. Notice all the impact of this good deed.

New Program Awards Libraries With Gold Stars

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By handing out bronze, silver, and gold stars, the Pennsylvania Library Association is recognizing libraries implementing an initiative to improve the state and its residents. To help recognize libraries working to improve their communities, the Pennsylvania Library Association has introduced the Star Library Program as an outgrowth of its existing PA Forward initiative.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.11.20

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Presenters: Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Black Swan Group and the Nonprofit Leadership Association. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. 2021 attendee intent survey.

Study: Diversity Training Doesn’t Have the Intended Effect

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The report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School summarizes research involving more than 3,000 employees at a global professional services firm. Diversity training designed to change attitudes and behavior toward women in the workplace helped reinforce the right conduct among supportive groups, but it was less effective in people whose behavior most needed improvement, according to a new study. Is it worthwhile to invest in diversity training?

2018 Building Associations Momentum Award Winners

GrowthZone

Also earning top recognition was the Large Association winner, Pennsylvania Builders Association (PA); the Medium Association winner, Tidewater Builders Association (VA); and Small Association winner, University of Cincinnati Construction Student Association (OH).

COVID-19 Expected to Fuel the Next Wave of Innovation

Associations Now

Students at West Texas A&M University have come up with a antimicrobial patch that can be affixed to doorknobs, and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on 3D-printed face shields and ventilators that can be manufactured quickly. Many are finding ways to survive, and thrive, in the midst of the health crisis. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in loss of life and economic uncertainty, some are pointing to a silver lining: a surge of innovation. “If

One Builder Association’s Journey to an Affordable AMS

GrowthZone

When Laurie Lourie came on board as Executive Vice President of the York Builders Association in York, Pennsylvania, she brought 22 years of association experience and a keen eye for continuous improvement. THE CHALLENGE. She knew that a dues-based organization had to have cost-efficient systems in place in order to provide members with valuable programs and services. How to choose the right AMS – get the checklist ».

Conference Circuit: International Society for Technology in Education

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Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 16,000 plus. Sessions: 1,400 plus. Vendors: 500 plus. The International Society for Technology in Education’s 2019 Conference begins this weekend in Philadelphia. Attendance is expected to top 16,000.

No swimming: Why opening pools in a pandemic isn’t so simple

Ungrated

The states where respondents reported the next highest numbers of pool closures were Maryland (56%) and Pennsylvania (55%). Pools might be one of the most desired amenities in community associations, but opening pools in the middle of a pandemic isn’t so simple. That’s what CAI discovered when surveying board members, community managers, and other stakeholders in the industry to share their approach to pools this year.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

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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. Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. You can’t get ahead if you’re always behind! Webinars. Tue 2/9 at 3:30 p.m. – eLearning Strategy, Tactics & Responsive Planning.

Membership Hack: Outstanding Student Award

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It’s a great pleasure to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students with this annual event and recognize their interest and commitment to patient care and research in the field periodontics,” said Dr. Uri Hangorsky, interim chair of the department of periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, in a statement. An awards program of the Academy of Osseointegration recognizes top-performing dental students.

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? Or why some articles get shared widely while others don’t? Dr. Jonah Berger has spent his professional life digging into why certain things take off and why people make different decisions.

PA Court Reporters Lend Fast Fingers to Flight 93 Oral History Project

Associations Now

Hundreds of hours of interviews need to be transcribed for the National Park Service’s Flight 93 Oral History Project, and the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association is stepping up to help get the job done. Forgive the members of the Pennsylvania Court Reports Association if they’re holding their heads a little higher these days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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Weaver, Website Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you’re at the digitalNow conference next week and see me wandering around, please let me know you read Association Brain Food, you’ll make my day, plus I’d love to meet you if we’re not already acquainted.

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How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

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And the Pennsylvania Convention Center and its Aramark partners donated 800 pounds of perishable food items to Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission and the Valley Youth House’s Achieving Independence Center for distribution to individuals and families in need. Despite the large economic hit the meetings sector is dealing with due to coronavirus, industry professionals, venues, and organizations have still found ways to support one another and their communities.

Fact-Checking Groups Aim to Minimize Coronavirus Confusion

Associations Now

Meanwhile, FactCheck.org, which is run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has a Q&A on its website, laying out details about the spread of disease, limitations on travel, and the depth of the actual risk. “It Nonprofits focused on verifying facts in real time are working in overdrive to make sure that information about the Wuhan coronavirus is as accurate as it can be.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

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Peter Calcara, CAE, Vice President, Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Many of you have thanked me for putting together this list each week so I’m going to keep doing it. If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. Tue 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern DT* – Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

Reid All About it

Peter Calcara, CAE, Vice President, Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Many of you have thanked me for putting together this list each week so I’m going to keep doing it. If your organization offers professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter. Tue 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern DT* – Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers.

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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. And what better way to get those new thoughts and practices than by getting hands-on experience with Pennsylvania’s nature and conservation projects? A conservation group lets its conference attendees play outdoors.

After Paris Attacks, Groups Share Advice on Coping With Fear

Associations Now

Last week, leaders from the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society (PaPS) said fighting terrorism is not only an issue of emergency preparedness, but it should also address things such as depression, anxiety, and fear that may grow. Mental health groups and the American Humane Association shared tips for dealing with the possible psychological side effects of terrorism.

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. Seven score and 10 years ago, a president made a two-minute speech at a memorial held for those lost during a hard-fought battle in a southern Pennsylvania town.

The Groups That Give Us Groundhog Day

Associations Now

The offbeat holiday has inspired equally offbeat events—and not just in Pennsylvania, either. The club that started it all has deep cultural ties to the Pennsylvania Dutch community and religious tradition that birthed the phenomenon. Know Your History Often lost in the groundhog-related fun is that the event actually has religious roots.

ASAE Announces Passing of CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE

Associations Now

The Graham family will hold a private service for John in Pennsylvania and a memorial service in Washington, DC, will follow. The longtime association chief executive died over the weekend after a battle with cancer. It is with great sadness that ASAE announces the passing of its president and CEO, John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, after an extended battle with cancer.

Keeping Goals with Social Fitness

Higher Logic

The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication recently conducted a study that uncovered the benefits of virtual workout communities. We all know engagement can help your community members become more active, but can it also help your waistline? More and more of our lives are online, from professional communities to social media. So what happens when you bring your fitness routine online?

Conference Circuit: Studying Society

Associations Now

Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 5,000 plus. Research papers: 3,000. Program sessions: 600. Exhibitors: 43. The American Sociological Association ’s 113th Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Philadelphia. Attendance is expected to exceed 5,000.

Some Ideas Do Not Scale at Associations

Smooth The Path

Every summer during Fourth of July week my husband’s family has a week-long reunion at a cabin in the Pennsylvania Poconos. Usually, twenty to forty people are there for every meal. This summer I decided to make my favorite from scratch pancake recipe for the whole gang. These are the best pancakes I have ever tasted, and I looked forward to wowing my husband’s family. I tripled the recipe and started cooking.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

Reid All About it

Weaver, Website Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you haven’t already, you must read New Member Engagement Study , a collaboration between Kaiser Insights, Dynamic Benchmarking, 12 research partners and 160 association professionals. The report reveals best practices in new member engagement, onboarding, orientation and retention, along with expert video commentary from Amanda Kaiser.

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Best Benefit Ever: On-Demand Tech Support

Associations Now

Florida Realtors , the primary association for real estate agents in the state, has been offering tech support as a member benefit to a variety of similar organizations, recently adding the Maine Association of Realtors and three local Pennsylvania Realtor associations (the Suburban West Realtors Association, the Montgomery County Association of Realtors, and the Bucks County Association of Realtors).

Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

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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. Now that there’s a deal in place with most—but not all—of the labor unions that work the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Philadelphia facility is starting to win back some business.