The Phoenix Rising

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Two chapters I met recently are struggling. In both cases, the leaderships have kept their collective eyes and heads down over the past couple of years, muscling through the program year while the world around them changed

Association Social Media: National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)

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——————— Welcome to Tracie Rollins, social media manager for the National Association for Women Business Owners Phoenix Chapter (NAWBOPHX)! a content and social media marketing agency in Phoenix, Arizona. I’d love to see every women business owner in Phoenix become engaged online with NAWBOPHX and achieve her business related goals.

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Client Spotlight: Phoenix Union Foundation for Education Creates $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund for PXU Families Impacted by COVID-19

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We're proud to work with the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education who shared this press release today: The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education (PUFE) has created a $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund to benefit families of the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) impacted by hardships due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

Client Spotlight: Phoenix Union Foundation for Education Creates $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund for PXU Families Impacted by COVID-19

SOS Association

We're proud to work with the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education who shared this press release today: The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education (PUFE) has created a $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund to benefit families of the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) impacted by hardships due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

A Tuesday ‘thank you’

Aaron Wolowiec

You can also see how Phoenix House recapped its 2012 #GivingTuesday campaign and closed the loop for campaign participants with a heartfelt response from program beneficiaries. Editor’s Note: As Thanksgiving approaches, we all start thinking about our blessings. So it seemed appropriate to dedicate this week’s blog post – and probably next week’s – to the topic of saying “thank you.” For next week, I’d like to write about how you thank your customers and/or give back to your community.

Give Your Conference Attendees Something to Brag About

Associations Now

Phoenix-based Cloth & Flame is transforming events into experiences. Greater Phoenix offers some of the most unique meeting locations, including, but not limited to, the Sonoran Desert, with its iconic Saguaro cactus.

Some Good Deeds During the COVID Pandemic

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Here are just a few examples: Family Emergency Relief Fund - The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is an organization that supports the Phoenix Union High School District by raising money and funding scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing their next level of education, awarding grant requests made by educators, and supporting the district, as needed. The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education, AAENP, and Five Rivers Intl. By Conni Ingallina. President. About Conni.

Find Out How Immersive Venues Promote Attendee Engagement

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Unconventional spaces in Phoenix bring the indoors outside to spark creativity & inspiration. And, thanks again to its famous weather, Phoenix is leading the way in bringing such venues to life. “We

Inventive Meeting Spaces Are The Way Of The Future

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Downtown Phoenix’s Chase Field , home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, has become increasingly popular among meeting planners because the stadium—located across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center—offers unique meeting experiences both on and off the ball field, Holmstedt explains.

Turn Your Harshest Critics Into Your Biggest Supporters

Associations Now

In an article posted on PCMA.org last week , Andria Gibbon, AFCI’s vice president of events and education, discussed the unusual way the group dealt with pushback from members and a significant decline in attendance after it moved its annual Creativation show from its longtime home in Anaheim, California, to Phoenix in 2017.

This makes me a little sad.

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Byeee Phoenix Mars Lander. Sweet Dreams Little Guy. We'll miss you. But take heart! There will be another mission to Mars soon.

New Member Onboarding (Part 1)

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Phoenix (Flickr). There’s a restaurant saying, “turn ‘em and burn ‘em.” Get customers in the seats and back out the doors as quickly as possible. Although turning tables helps the cash register, you risk alienating customers if they think you’re only interested in their money, not their dining experience.

Conference Circuit: Fighting Youth Homelessness

Associations Now

The 2015 Annual Conference for National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth begins in Phoenix this weekend. Nearly 1,200 service providers, educators, community leaders, advocates, legislators, and others dedicated to education providing a path out of homelessness are headed to Phoenix for professional development and networking opportunities. Venue: Phoenix Convention Center. Location: Phoenix. Rundown Attendees: 1,200.

SOS-Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the Literary Society of the Southwest

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The Literary Society of the Southwest has chapters in Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak and Tucson. By Conni Ingallina. President. About Conni. SOS-Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the Literary Society of the Southwest (LSSW) to provide association management services.

SOS-Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the Literary Society of the Southwest

SOS Association

The Literary Society of the Southwest has chapters in Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak and Tucson. By Conni Ingallina. President. About Conni. SOS-Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the Literary Society of the Southwest (LSSW) to provide association management services.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.18.20

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Jennifer Simpson, DOSM, AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association marketing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.3.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… View from our campsite in the Superstition Mountains Wilderness east of Phoenix. I remember how mystified I was by the business of residential construction when I first started working at the National Association of Home Builders.

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Government Shutdown Takes Toll on Weather Conference

Associations Now

The American Meteorological Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting starts in Phoenix this weekend. Since December 21, the director of meetings for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and other staffers have been working to mitigate the impact of the current shutdown on its 2019 annual meeting, which begins Sunday in Phoenix. But thanks to the government shutdown, at least 500 fewer attendees are expected. AMS is preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.

Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.

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buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! Phoenix , the “WTF? Monkeys Phoenix & NoMo I have one month to raise approximately $35,000 to launch the SMAC! Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix. It’s hard for me to describe how my boys (NoMo and Phoenix) make me feel. Mom with NoMo & Phoenix at chemo. Help bring NoMo and Phoenix to life to help you and/or your loved ones SMAC!

Should Your Next Conference Have a Plant-Based Menu?

Associations Now

If you happened to catch Joaquin Phoenix’s speech after he took home the Golden Globe for his performance in Joker , you may have noticed he thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which co-produces the awards show, for serving a plant-based menu as part of its sustainability efforts.

Alt-Weeklies May Struggle, But Don’t Count Them Out

Associations Now

Not a Trend While some of AAN’s member publications have struggled with financial and ownership issues (including the New York Press , which closed in 2011 and rebranded as Our Town Downtown ), the demise of the Boston Phoenix likely had more to do with the challenges within its own market, as well as a bet on national advertising that appears to have not worked out, said AAN Executive Director Tiffany Shackelford.

Conference Circuit: Locally Grown Healthcare

Associations Now

The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ 2016 Annual Conference starts in Phoenix early next week. Venue: Sheraton Grand Phoenix. Location: Phoenix. Rundown Attendees: 1,300. Exhibitors: 75. Conference tracks: 4.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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Future of Meetings in Post-COVID World: Operational Necessities in Evaluating a Venue – Phoenix Porcelli, Global Strategy Director, Convene. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members.

Conference Circuit: Next Generation of Nurses

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Venue: Phoenix Convention Center. Location: Phoenix. Rundown Attendees: 3,500. Percentage of attendees who are 18 to 25: 53. Number of Focus Session topics: 26. The National Student Nurses’ Association 63rd Annual Convention offers plenty of networking, leadership development, and educational opportunities. Next week, student nurses will gather in Arizona for the NSNA Annual Convention to enhance their clinical and academic skills and grow their network.

Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

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buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! Phoenix , the "WTF? Monkeys Phoenix & NoMo. Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix. It's hard for me to describe how my boys (NoMo and Phoenix) make me feel. Mom with NoMo & Phoenix at chemo. Help bring NoMo and Phoenix to life to help you and/or your loved ones SMAC! I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make.

Arizona and Mexican Business Groups Sign Trade Agreement

Associations Now

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who led the delegation, said the agreement is the first of its kind in the United States and will help soften some of the effects of the state’s tough immigration law , SB 1070, The Phoenix Business Journal reported. Arizona associations dedicated to fostering business innovation and startups signed an agreement with a Mexican counterpart organization last week to help further business development in the U.S. and Mexico.

Help Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

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buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! Phoenix , the "WTF? Monkeys Phoenix & NoMo. Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix. It's hard for me to describe how my boys (NoMo and Phoenix) make me feel. Mom with NoMo & Phoenix at chemo. Help bring NoMo and Phoenix to life to help you and/or your loved ones SMAC! I know I never do guest posts, but this is an exception I'm happy to make.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.16.16

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<Photo of South Mountain Park/Preserve in Phoenix where I spent a few hours on the trail Tuesday night> Tagged: Brain Food. Does everyone have a cup of coffee and a maple-glazed donut? Just me? No matter, it’s time to review the many learning opportunities scheduled for next week. Then, you know the drill, select and register for one and add it to your schedule. Make time to invest in your future.

Where I'll Be Speaking In 2015

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association''s Health Care and Business Institute (July 2015 - Phoenix, AZ) - I''ll be leading two sessions about social media at this conference and I''ve heard that other speakers will include the lovely and super smart Adele Cehrs , so I''m pumped. This year has been incredible for speaking engagements!

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

With plans for future growth already in place, Chandler seeks to define itself as more than just a suburb of Phoenix. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often? Consider these 13 relatively unsung meeting destinations as you plan your next event. In the latest issue of Associations Now , we looked at three cities that are surprisingly robust meeting venues : Pittsburgh, Reno, and Detroit.

Conference Circuit: Gather, Engage, Inspire

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The National Association of the Deaf’s 53rd Biennial Conference starts in Phoenix next week. Venue: Phoenix Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Badge Ribbon Colors: 21. Sponsorship Levels: 8.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

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Creative Commons image by Phoenix Han via Unsplash. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maggie McGary shares insights from the Community Roundtable’s 10th Annual State of Community Management report and cross-references them with findings from MGI’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report.

Mobile Study: Home is Where the Eyeballs Are

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According to a new research report from Mobile Posse and Phoenix Marketing International, a major new frontier in reaching mobile users could be no further than your home screen. If you’re trying to reach an audience with your app, the app alone isn’t necessarily enough to win people over. A new study gives the home screen well-deserved attention. Could the next frontier in mobile marketing be a spot where people already look dozens of times a day?

Lessons from Arizona: Meetings and Controversial Legislation

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Particularly worrisome to Arizona tourism officials was the potential loss of revenue surrounding the 2015 Super Bowl, scheduled to take place at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium. In the end, NASPA decided to keep its 2012 Annual Meeting in Phoenix and speak out on the issue onsite, but others, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association , called for a boycott of the state.

Arizona Restaurant Association, Tourism Office: Our State Is a Foodie State

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Meanwhile, there have been individual restaurant success stories, like Phoenix-based Little Miss BBQ, which has gotten international attention. The two groups are in the midst of launching a new website called Expedition Foodie, which hopes to leverage the Grand Canyon State’s surprising progress in the culinary world. Average temperature aside, is Arizona about to become the country’s hottest foodie hot spot?

Can Social Media Really Humanize a Large Corporation?

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Park Howell opened his sustainable marketing firm in Phoenix, AZ, in 1995, and uses the power of storytelling to ignite the growth of people, products, companies and causes that dare to make the world a better place. This is a guest post by master storyteller Park Howell, whom Jamie and I met when we went to speak for Goodwill Industries last week. When I saw his great list below, I had to ask him if I could post it here. He kindly wrote a little introduction to it for me.

Association Uses Facebook Live to Expand Education

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Specifically, staff used it to introduce Phoenix as the new location of its annual meeting, discuss member benefits, and highlight new education offerings. Using Facebook’s live-streaming capabilities, the Association For Creative Industries has taken a meeting-based education session and made it accessible year-round.

Hackathons Helping Nonprofits: The Overnight Website Challenge Offers Pro Bono Redesigns

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Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Phoenix. The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge, which the Minneapolis-based agency has done in multiple cities for nearly a decade, is designed to give local nonprofits the chance to succeed with the help of some talented creators burning the midnight oil. Hackathons have gained a lot of currency over the years as a tool for companies to experiment and build out new ideas.

Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

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How a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won the internet – how they decided to tweet as the Phoenix lander in the first person – in order to save characters – and created one of the most popular and iconic social media voices in the history of Twitter. A few social media goodies handpicked by me that I think you need to see: A Teenager’s View on Social Media – “written by an actual teen” – very, very eye-opening.

Outdoor Advertising: Charting a Fake Campaign’s Viral Boost

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The RushmoreVote campaign placed 164 ads on billboards and bus shelters in Cincinnati, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Sacramento, California, and asked consumers to go online to vote for the president they thought should be the face added to Mt. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America recently sponsored a test campaign asking people to vote for the next president to be added to Mt. Rushmore to measure the ability of outdoor advertising to drive social and mobile activity.