Streets of Philadelphia All Set for DNC

Associations Now

And with a convention of this size, with so many high-profile and influential attendees, you better believe the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee have been hard at work ever since the DNC was awarded to them in February 2015.

Philadelphia Newspapers Get new Nonprofit Lease on Life

Associations Now

Facing a challenging decision on how to keep alive three beacons of Philadelphia journalism— The Philadelphia Inquirer , the Philadephia Daily News , and— local philanthropist H.F.

Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

Associations Now

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. “This meant that, despite a successful meeting in 2007, AIHA would not reconsider Philadelphia.”

Crisis Averted: Philadelphia Event Venue’s Labor Conflict Ends Quickly

Associations Now

“In order for Philadelphia to remain competitive in a national and global marketplace, we must deliver the best experience at the best cost,” Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Jack Ferguson told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Money Talks, Ethics Walk

NonProfit University Blog

Swinging back to the east coast, and in our own backyard, is the deal that our very own School District of Philadelphia brokered to buy-out the contract of School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman. Four out of nine are attorneys, each practicing at one of the major law firms of Philadelphia.

Equality is My Co-PILOT

NonProfit University Blog

Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer doing a story about the possibility of bringing PILOTs – voluntary “payments in lieu of taxes” made by nonprofits to their local government – back to Philadelphia. Philadelphia is no exception.

Dirty Money

NonProfit University Blog

Recently, The Philadelphia Inquirer did an article on the philanthropy of media and cable giant Comcast. Thoughts & Commentary AT&T Comcast NBCUniversal Philadelphia Inquirer Queens Borough President Queens NY Library Time Warner Cable Verizon #106670363 / When are people going to learn that politics and nonprofits just don’t go together? It is messy; it even gets ugly.

Living Philanthropic

NonProfit University Blog

Marcos Lopez , owner of eXude benefits , a small business in Philadelphia offering total benefits solutions and identified by several sources as one of the best places to work , shares that sentiment, stating “I feel strongly about giving back to the community that we live in and that supports us.”

Take the Oath

NonProfit University Blog

Or perhaps it was the Delaware River Port Authority , which charges cars $4 to cross the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Camden and was planning a $1 rate hike for next summer, gives money to the Kimmel Center. (I

Own Your Reputation

NonProfit University Blog

Last summer, one of the highly esteemed nonprofits in Philadelphia, and beyond, the Please Touch Museum , made it onto Charity Navigator’s top 10 list of “charities drowning in administrative costs.” How often have you heard: “The only thing we have is our reputation?”

Life at the Bottom

NonProfit University Blog

The one exception that I mentioned above was in reference to the compensation of Steven Altschuler , CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , who, in 2009, earned $948,293 in salary and the exact same amount as a bonus. Does the nonprofit sector have a mind of its own; or a backbone?

Double Standards

NonProfit University Blog

Articles Ann Grossman charitable solicitations Daniel Rubin nonprofit waste Philadelphia Inquirer

Life in 140 Characters

NonProfit University Blog

The Post, Times, Philadelphia Inquirer , Chicago Sun Times , San Francisco Chronicle , etc. When I was growing up, we had a vacation home on the Potomac River , right outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Spirit of Philanthropy

NonProfit University Blog

But it was at an intolerable decibel level yesterday as I learned of some parents at a Philadelphia suburban school district who had allegedly planned on “sickening” their children while on a field trip on the cruise Spirit of Philadelphia , and then turning around and suing the cruise company. Articles Council Rock School District crosby nash & young Spirit of Philadelphia stills Teach your children well young philanthropists“Teach your children well.”

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

Association Navigator

In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions.

Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

From when we went to the Philadelphia Eagles academy for women in February of 2011.

How to Get Engagement From Your Community


“Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

Beekeeper Group

We’re excited to bring you Convention Buzz 2016 — your go-to resource to view and post events taking place at the National Political Party Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Are you attending the Republican National Convention ?

Association Chat to feature authors of "Leading Engagement from the Outside-In" on July 14th

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

When she's not helping associations grow, she loves to dance, listen to live music, cook, and blog about the Philadelphia Eagles. Associations have always been “about” engagement, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our members and other audiences.

Best Benefit Ever: Quality Assurance

Associations Now

The Architectural Glass and Metal Association (AGMA), a trade association serving glazing contractors in the Greater Philadelphia area, has introduced a new benefit that offers members both a customized Quality Management System (QMS) and a Quality Assurance Program (QAP).

Bus Tour Aims to Raise Awareness of Effects of Childhood Trauma

Associations Now

The Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma tour, which will begin at ATTACh’s headquarters in Minneapolis on November 10 and end in Washington, DC, on November 15, will also make stops in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia on the way.

Bagel-Eating Contest Aims to Draw Attention to Start-Up Bagel Group

Associations Now

David Brunelli of Philadelphia walked away from the National Bagel Association ’s second-annual National Bagel Eating Contest in New York with a $500 cash prize and the title of “National Bagel Eating Champion” for gobbling down 11 bagels in eight minutes.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr. I started a little before January 1, 2012 and took at least one photo nearly every day for the entire year.

Conference Circuit: The Science of Chemistry

Associations Now

Location: Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 18,000. Exhibitors: 700 plus. Education sessions: 200 plus. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is set to start in Philly this weekend.

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Associations Now

The grand champion team will win complimentary member registrations to the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Rundown Attendees: 5,500. Sessions: 600. The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is set to start this weekend. More than 5,000 attendees are expected in San Antonio, Texas.

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

Beth Kanter's Blog

As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. While the crowds will gather on the ground for a change to touch the hand of Pontiff, there will be a lot of crowds online to celebrate his visit.

Member Engagement? It's.Well, It's Complicated.

Eric Lanke

We even had one person dialing in from Philadelphia! image source A big thanks goes out to the more than forty association professionals who joined me on Wednesday, September 4 for an informal discussion on member engagement.

Don’t Manage Social Media Like the NFL

Associations Now

Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 16, 2016. Some teams, such as the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, responded satirically to the rules, replacing actual game action with a tabletop equivalent.

Heart Association Program Encourages Healthy Home Cooking

Associations Now

The 12-week pilot program, which focuses on single-mother or single-guardian households, will launch in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Houston and provide training in preparing healthier meals at home as well as track attitudes and behaviors regarding food and health among this population.

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.

Thursday Buzz: Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

City Rep @SheilaShowPHL greets the hospitality industry that employs 71K people in #Philadelphia ! Global Meetings Industry Day honors the positive impact of meetings on communities. Also: Make your next meeting feel a little more like home.

Political Science: Meetings Industry Effort Makes Most of Election Season

Associations Now

The idea is while all of those policymakers are together in one place in Philadelphia and Cleveland [for the national conventions], we want to take an opportunity to highlight and advertise the importance of meetings,” Dominguez told industry publication Skift. “We

Deep Dive Emerging Markets Session Video Recap & Annoucement of ASAE/MCI 5 Year Global Research Initiative


James Ott, SVP, International Programs, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA. ASAE Panel from Deep Dive Emerging Market session held last week at ASAE’s International Conference in Washington DC: (left to right).

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)

L&M Association Management

Next meeting is in Charleston, SC the week of February 7 th ; the following meeting will be in Philadelphia, PA the week of April 4 th. In November the FCIA validated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 8GFC interoperability in multi-vendor testing. The Plugfest provided a forum where leading Fibre Channel vendors came together to collaborate on their respective FCoE and 8GFC products to ensure both interoperability and configurability between vendors.

Dust Off Your Ethics

NonProfit University Blog

Recently, a “politically connected” nonprofit (the media’s description) in Philadelphia was accused by the state of playing footsies with a politician and, in essence, funneling money to the politician’s friends and causes.

Pope Francis: Catholic Student Associations Capitalize on Papal Visit

Associations Now

James Catholic Parish in Philadelphia, told the Daily Pennsylvanian. “We Good Luck Getting to Work Pope Francis’ Wednesday visit to Washington, DC, will also make getting to work a lot of fun for association employees based in the nation’s capital.

Ringing the Bell for Member Engagement

YourMembership Blog

Being in Philadelphia I couldn’t help but think of the Liberty Bell as an analogy for the challenge of driving member engagement. I’ve just returned from the 5th Annual MASAE Mid Year Meeting , and I’ve been thinking about some great ideas that were shared during the event.

After Tragedies, NBA Players Association Takes Medical Testing to Heart

Associations Now

Both Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins, onetime stars of the Philadelphia 76ers, died from heart conditions within the past six months. 50+ The number of former NBA players who have died from complications from heart disease since 2000, according to Billy Penn.

Tennis Foundation Volleys Help to Vets

Associations Now

Last year, the foundation hosted a series of tennis events for veterans at facilities in New York City and Philadelphia. The U.S.

Should You Book Trips Over the Weekend?

Associations Now

In comments to the Philadelphia Inquirer , ARC Managing Director of Enterprise Information Chuck Thackston explained that the nature of business travel booking often led to higher prices because of the need to book trips at the last minute. New research from Airlines Reporting Corp.