Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers

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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 The post Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers appeared first on Associations Now

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.


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Building an Anti-Establishment Association Brand – Association Hustle Episode 289 (7m 12s)

Moery Company

President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape. Building a unique business brand will separate you from the competition.

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. Association Strategy innovation launch member communications member engagement member experience member messaging new member engagementUsually, 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.

New Beginnings are a Great Time to Reflect

Smooth The Path

Now that we are in the middle of the month we can’t deny it (I’ve been pretending it was still October, which was easy to do with the recent days of unseasonably warm temps here in Pennsylvania.). The danger for associations using optimizing strategies. Association Innovation Association Strategy association change association innovation association strategy innovation innovation culture planning strategic planning timeIt is officially 2016.

7 Award-Winning Ideas for Building Associations


Membership Marketing Video: Pennsylvania Builders Association. Packed with program, strategy, and event ideas, it’s a “must read” for construction trades & building association pros everywhere. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

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– eLearning Strategy, Tactics & Responsive Planning. – How to Build an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy. Discover the difference between traditional recruitment strategies and the volunteer attraction strategy. Learn about powerful organizational strategies that cultivate future leaders and long-term success.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.11.20

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Derrick Johnson, DES, CMP, TMG Director of Event Strategy and Development and Chief Diversity Officer. Presenters: Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Black Swan Group and the Nonprofit Leadership Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.12.19

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In this post, he focuses on data management and digital strategy. WBT Systems identifies ten traits of an innovation mindset to cultivate at your association if you want to turn innovative ideas and strategies into reality. Learn about strategies to incorporate idea sharing and interaction into your organization’s online education experience, and how social learning extends the value of online education. Next-Level Live Online Events: Strategies from Successful Associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

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Peter Calcara, CAE, Vice President, Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Topics include: establishing a practical, focused email strategy; elements to consider when sending emails, and interpreting and applying what you learn from email metrics to improve your campaigns. 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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.28.16

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Peter Calcara, CAE, Vice President, Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Topics include: establishing a practical, focused email strategy; elements to consider when sending emails, and interpreting and applying what you learn from email metrics to improve your campaigns. 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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Conference Circuit: Studying Society

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Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center. Sessions include effective interview strategies for an academic job search, how to negotiate a contract, and best ways to apply to a teaching-oriented institution. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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Next-Level Live Online Events: Strategies from Successful Associations. Weaver, Website Manager, Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Find out about the differences between peer-to-peer vs. broadcast mobile platforms, mobile best practices, growth strategies and how both types of mobile (SMS) can be used effectively by your organization.

Art Stories: March 16, 2011

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At the same time, it highlights artistic legacy and influence, tracing subject matter and formal strategies across generations.”. On further search, I found a few other NGA pieces that were temporarily sprucing up 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A moment of unexpected bliss came to me this week while watching the trailer for the documentary, Desert of Forbidden Art. If only this film were coming to the NC Museum of Art (hint hint).

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

Three overarching topics caught my eye at the upcoming AAMSE Annual conference in Minneapolis : MACRA and the QPP, Member Engagement Strategies, and Professional Development. Member Engagement Strategies. This session will explore strategies for communicating to a physician audience, as well as externally-directed writing on behalf of physician members. Explore ideas, strategies and practical tools you could use to create and/or grow your own leadership development program.

Why Strategic Training Matters for Capacity Building

Leading Learning

This is one of the most neglected parts of any capacity-building strategy, but you could also argue that it’s the most important part. The above is an important baseline training strategy for strengthening organizational infrastructure. by Matt Hugg of Nonprofit.Courses.

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.

Daily Buzz: Time to Downsize Your HQ?

Associations Now

Also: A five-step strategy to thoughtful webinars. That’s where the Freedom Forum, the nonprofit that operates the Newseum, landed after announcing its plans to sell its prominent building , located at 555 Pennsylvania NW in Washington, DC—a prime spot that’s within walking distance of all three major branches of the federal government. (It’s The prominent Newseum is moving as part of a massive real estate deal.

Co-Creation: The Value is in the Process

Association Success

To answer that, we could look to any number of corporations and industries who are making co-creation an integral part of their strategy and product design. Partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Project for Civic Engagement, they hosted four workshops to explain the situation and workshop solutions. Just ask your local government. No, seriously.

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. “What we’re trying to do now is employ some strategies and come up with some creative programs based on where they live and where they work and see if we can move them on the engagement scale,” Turley says. They’re not just sitting around at a meeting going ‘OK what should our strategy be this year?’”

Democratic Party Groups Press for New Leaders with Local Focus

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Sometimes, the same old strategies don’t make sense anymore. “We can’t expect people in rural areas, in red areas, to vote for our presidential candidates or our gubernatorial or Senate candidates if they’ve never seen a Democrat running for school board or county office,” Marcel Groen, the chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, told the Associated Press. Many party officials are seeking a shift in strategy.

Why AARP Wants to Keep Landlines Dialing in Rural Areas

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“The nearly ubiquitous use of mobile phones has made landlines unnecessary for many Americans,” AARP’s Pennsylvania chapter wrote of the issue last November. The major association for retired Americans has been working to fight legislation designed to end subsidized landline service in rural areas around the country. But as a recent saga in Maine proved, the association isn’t above compromise.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter

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. It is well written book with lots of insights and stories. As many people that nonprofits want to reach are distracted like the Dog named DUG who screams “Squirrel” in the movie UP, understanding and applying the science behind capturing attention will be valuable for your nonprofit’s marketing strategy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

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Presenters: Graham Harvey, Chief Strategy Officer, Matchbox Virtual Media. – Sales Survival Strategies Amidst COVID-19. – To Post or Not to Post: How to Modify Your Social Media Strategy Amidst COVID-19.

Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Associations Now

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recently took another approach, working with Aptify, a provider of association management software, to create what Aptify calls Composite Engagement Scoring (CES). A lot of times we would guess about our strategy every year. Associations are good at collecting data, but they’re less adept at analyzing it or knowing what to do with the gold mine of information they have. But that’s changing.

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The Fee-for-Service Model Migration

Plexus Consulting

Revisit your strategy. For example, the Project Management Institute, NewtownSquare, Pennsylvania, one of the nation''s fastest growing associations in terms of revenue, derivesas much of its product and service revenue from nonmembers as from members. By Steven M. Worth Twenty to thirty years ago the majority of associations derived up to 80 percent of theirrevenues from membership dues (from ASAE sources). However, this scenario began to change inthe past two decades.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


Other states with strong representation include California (16), New York (6), Pennsylvania (5), Florida (4), and Texas (4). 8of12 - August Jackson; Sterling, Virginia; Competitive Intelligence and Strategy Professional, Tech Pundit and Bad Speller at Verizon. BrettRelander - Brett Relander; Dallas, Texas; I work with small to medium sized businesses & corporate brands to develop measurable digital & social media strategies.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

In northwestern Pennsylvania, the Erie Community Foundation’s event, Erie Gives has raised more than $10.6 Every public event — even virtual ones — should have a strategy for handling glitches. Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here. Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.

As Atlantic City Casinos Fold, Industry Group Ups Anti-Regulation Game

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According to a report earlier this year, casino revenue in the city has declined by 50 percent since 2006, the same year Pennsylvania opened its first casinos. Gaming companies seek further partnerships with forward-looking policymakers who realize that punitive regulations and taxes are counterproductive and, with the right policies, casinos can be one component of a successful economic development strategy.”.