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.

Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees

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The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a sales and use tax ruling Jan. The post Pennsylvania Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees appeared first on Associations Now

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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. 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

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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

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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.

Hospital Association Uses Grant to Build Opioid-Fighting Tactics

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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.

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations


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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.

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.

7 Award-Winning Ideas for Building Associations


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.

This Is the Perfect Time to Question What an Association Is

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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.

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.

Membership Hack: Outstanding Student Award

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An awards program of the Academy of Osseointegration recognizes top-performing dental students. The recognition comes with a free membership, plus some additional member perks. How to hack it?

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.

Fact-Checking Groups Aim to Minimize Coronavirus Confusion

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Meanwhile,, 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

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

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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.

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

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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.

2018 Building Associations Momentum Award Winners


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).

After Paris Attacks, Groups Share Advice on Coping With Fear

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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.

The Associations That Preserve Gettysburg’s Legacy

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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.

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

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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?

One Builder Association’s Journey to an Affordable AMS


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.

The Groups That Give Us Groundhog Day

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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.

Conference Circuit: Outdoor Exploration for Conservationists

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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.

Conference Circuit: Studying Society

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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.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

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Howell , CHCP, Director CME, Training & Physician Leadership Programs, Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED, Christina M. The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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Weaver, Website Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

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Pope Francis: Catholic Student Associations Capitalize on Papal Visit

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Catholic Student Association (PCSA) found that displaying a cardboard cutout of the pontiff during a recent recruitment event drew large numbers of prospects.

Best Benefit Ever: On-Demand Tech Support

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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?

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.

Association Gives White House History a Home in the Cloud

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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.

Study Guide: Associations Prep Parents for Back to School

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Fighting Opioid Abuse The Pennsylvania Health News Service Project , composed of 21 Pennsylvania-based medical groups, recently released ways parents can ensure their children are protected from opioid overdoses at home and school.

The Membership Manager’s Wish List

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This tops the list for Danielle Weaver, membership engagement coordinator for the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, who wants to dedicate more time to communicating with members one on one.

Association Community Floods Social Media With Tributes to ASAE’s Graham

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The ASAE statement noted that the Graham family will hold a private service in Pennsylvania.

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?

Engage volunteers, take a page from the magazine

Aaron Wolowiec

Similar publications are offered in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as two regional publications (i.e., “Busy.”. I suspect this is the four-letter word you last used in response to the question, “How are you?”

Infrastructure Group Warns of Slow Repairs to Nation’s Broken Bridges

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Pennsylvania is right behind with 3,770, but the state has improved its record, repairing around 1,200 bridges over the past five years. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association says 38 percent of U.S.

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Daily Buzz: Consider Freelancers as a Member Segment

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The number of freelancers is growing. Tapping independent workers as a member segment increases your association’s value. Also: Does diversity training work? About 35 percent of U.S. workers did some sort of freelance work in the past year, according to a survey from the Freelancers Union and UpWork.

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.

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