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. 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.

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

Associations Now

The association world took to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms this week to remember John Graham. These were among the many reactions shared on social media channels this week: Mark Dorsey, CAE, CEO, Construction Specifications Institute.


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Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

In about two hours Ill be on my way to Pennsylvania for the weekend. Alltop Social Media. How to Manage Social Employees, Social Media at Events, and Car Talk. SmartBrief on Social Media. Social Media And Events Continue To Grow: 2012 Research. Automatic reply: [associationtech] Investing in the Future - Social Currency. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008.

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.

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Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter

It is filled with the science and practical techniques to create a bonfire of attention — for anything – from a product to social change cause. Let’s look at one of these triggers that nonprofits and social good causes might leverage. With the power of social media and the empathy of thousands of people, they made his dream come true.

Nonprofits Need To Nurture the Next Generation of New Leaders

Beth Kanter

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.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

Nonprofits and community foundations across the country had spent months planning for and promoting the event, lining up corporate matches, courting media coverage, and encouraging individuals to give — many for the first time. In northwestern Pennsylvania, the Erie Community Foundation’s event, Erie Gives has raised more than $10.6 Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here.

7 Award-Winning Ideas for Building Associations


Membership Marketing Video: Pennsylvania Builders Association. SEE ALSO: August Social Media Ideas for Associations. 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.

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. A lot of its user-generated content, like on every social media platform, is self-promotional garbage, but there’s good stuff if you know where to look. Social Media Examiner explains Blab in more detail.

Fact-Checking Groups Aim to Minimize Coronavirus Confusion

Associations Now

PolitiFact, also an arm of the Poynter Institute, is helping debunk specific claims on social media , some of which surfaced as a part of the organization’s ongoing partnership with Facebook.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

Reid All About it

Find out the difference between peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding—and how you can use both in your fundraising campaign simultaneously, how to set up your nonprofit crowdfunding page, the power of social media to increase crowdfunding for your cause, and how to thank your crowdfunding donors and fundraisers and inspire them to continue to give and fundraise for your cause. Amplify Education Experiences Through Social Learning. Creating Impact using Social Flow.

Wednesday Buzz: Making the Most of Mobile

Associations Now

Also: tips for teaching your board the tricks of the social media trade. Don't Give Up – How you CAN get your board on board with social media via @socialbrite @CarolineAvakian [link] @johnhaydon. Help support social media initiatives: Socialbrite managing partner Caroline Avakian offers a guide on helping your less social-media-savvy coworkers learn the art and importance of pinning, tweeting, and liking.

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. stands for Social Currency, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical Value, and Stories, which make up the formula for viral content. We need to think about the social network. Do you ever wonder why certain videos go viral?

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

LinkedIn: The social media site for business professionals often has leadership content pop up to the top of feeds. Marissa Bankert of the Central Pennsylvania Independent Electrical Contractors has created specific Google Alerts so she knows when news breaks in her industry. .

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Celebrates Meteoric Growth in Solar Industry

Associations Now

Solar energy is on a rapid ascent, and the Solar Energy Industries Association is using broad outreach and social media to shout it from the rooftops. The #MillionSolarStrong campaign includes a social media push as well as direct outreach to hundreds of groups that haven’t traditionally been vocal supporters of solar energy. SEIA has invited people to share #MillionStrongSolar selfies on social media, and the effort has engaged members.

Keeping Goals with Social Fitness

Higher Logic

More and more of our lives are online, from professional communities to social media. The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication recently conducted a study that uncovered the benefits of virtual workout communities. Instead, the study found that social pressures -- even perceived social pressure from anonymous people -- work well at motivating for the long haul. As the UPenn study found, the same social pressures happen online.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

On most days I answer regulatory questions but I’m also involved in designing social media strategies, managing finances, recruiting new members, and planning future events. Association jobs are found in every state, but they are primarily clustered in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, and Pennsylvania and of course, Washington, D.C. courtesy of [link]. I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

Shannon Goecke , Director, Membership, and Marketing, California Academy of Family Physicians and Elizabeth Lukrich , Manager, Communications and Social Media, California Academy of Family Physicians. Howell , CHCP, Director CME, Training & Physician Leadership Programs, Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED, Christina M. The medical society and association landscape is ever-changing.

Associations and Urban Myths for the Holidays

SCD Group

Two examples of holiday myths surface almost annually at this time of year: MYTH: Suicides Spike During Holiday Months (November, December, January) REALITY: The months of November, December and January actually have the lowest number of suicides per day, according to the University of Pennsylvania''s Annenberg Public Policy Center, which analyzed 1999-2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You should get it to the media electronically and/or via Twitter.

Beekeeper Group Welcomes New VP of Technology

Beekeeper Group

He supported major brands and organizations such as Mattel, Nestle, Toshiba, HHS and USDA and supported the Ketchum Public Affairs division in social media and web site development work – with a focus on open source solutions such as WordPress and Drupal. native who spent his youth running between his family home in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and his family farm in south-central Pennsylvania. We are excited to announce an exciting new addition to our hive!

Associations and Urban Myths

SCD Group

Two examples of holiday myths surfaced this month: MYTH : Suicides Spike During Holiday Months (November, December, January) REALITY : The months of November, December and January actually have the lowest number of suicides per day, according to the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center, which analyzed 1999-2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your response should be posted on your website and to all your social media platforms.

Friday Buzz: When Emotions Get the Best of Us

Associations Now

In comments during a Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting earlier this week, Pennsylvania Taxi Association General Manager Alex Friedman made that comparison—and drew negative attention from media outlets, including Vox , Business Insider , and VentureBeat. Chevy’s social media team made the most of it, however, by turning the now-infamous line into a hashtag.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


As many of you know, the priority of engaging and connecting is a big one for me- a soapbox- if you will, and I don’t understand those who simply look at social media as a way to promote their agenda, products, and/or services. It should also be noted that the list reflects my interests: associations, events, travel, tech, government, education, social media, communications, marketing, public relations, and jobs. Sr social media strategist at @CAPAction/@AmProg.

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. The activities it chose to measure in the score are interactional, Turley says, meaning engagement like event attendance, purchases, volunteering, and social media interactions are included but more passive activity like opening an email newsletter is not.

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. These days, social technology allows some of that connecting to happen without the need for an association. As an association pro, you’re in the best position to help members meet each other. Could you make a daily habit of making introductions?

Travel Groups’ App Turns Traffic Jams Into Advocacy

Associations Now

Building America’s Future, a bipartisan infrastructure-advocacy coalition cochaired by three big-name politicians—former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former Pennsylvania Gov. $ 3.68 The average price of gas as of Monday, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). If that figure holds up until Friday, it’ll be the highest gas price during the Fourth of July weekend since 2008. The U.S.

Blogger Who Fought Restraining Order Wins—With Journalists Group’s Backing

Associations Now

20 The number of groups, including SPJ, that denounced a Pennsylvania school district for taking disciplinary action against a high school paper that refused to publish the school’s Native American mascot name. It stated that by posting his piece online and sharing it via social media, the writer had violated the protective order.

Civil Rights Groups Welcome FCC Ruling On Prison Phone Fees

Associations Now

In recent months, the EFF has challenged the South Carolina Department of Corrections for its harsh punishments of inmates caught using social media. The letter, sent by the Leadership Conference on Human Rights, was signed by the NAACP, the National Organization for Women, Public Knowledge, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and the American Civil Liberties Union, among others.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

Reid All About it

Host: Matchbox Virtual Media. Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. Arianna Rehak, CEO & Co-Founder, Matchbox Virtual Media. We will cover options for websites, social media, email, and how intense focus may be the best tool you have.

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. Social media participation is not required, but it helps students feel like they’re learning together as part of a poetry community, not just an online course. If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life.

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14 Personal Highlights from EventCamp East Coast


The event was just conducted in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania (the Philadelphia area) on November 12th and 13th. The Friday evening social hour was held at the home of ECEC participant and nearby resident Beth Brodovsky ( @bethbrodovsky ). On Saturday morning I went down for breakfast at the Hampton Inn to find a schedule for the day, including the fact that I was to co-facilitate a session on Social Media 101 with Jenise Fryatt ( @JeniseFryatt ).

#SMfastfwd with #ecec10 retrospective, 11.17.10: a recap


EventCamp East Coast was held in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania on November 12th and 13th; I wrote a blog post on that weekend entitled: “14 Personal Highlights from EventCamp East Coast” Here is a recap of the November 17th tweetchat. E5V : I really want to use Storify to start building social media based articles on my site also free up a lot of writing time.