KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Craft Brewers Have a Can Problem

Associations Now

I spent probably four very sleepless nights, literally, wondering if we were going to be able to continue with our most popular brand,” said Heather Sanborn, the owner of Portland, Maine’s Rising Tide brewery, in comments to the Portland Press Herald.

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Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

For instance, Jacksonville, Florida, is an expert in aerospace, while Portland, Oregon, is mission-control for cleantech, and San Diego is a center for life sciences.

Gratitude, Happiness, and Improvement

Smooth The Path

I am grateful that my work takes me to interesting places from friendly Ottawa, Canada to beautiful Portland, Oregon and even to hurricane-ravaged Marco Island, Florida. Did you ever feel like you should be happier than you were? I felt like that.

Best Benefit Ever: Here Comes the Sun

Associations Now

Members who install the system will save anywhere from $14,515 to $165,144, according to the bureau, and will be able to take advantage of of federal tax credits and a cash incentive for customers of Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.

Five Global Meetings Megatrends

Associations Now

For example, Portland, Oregon, recently announced it would offer free access to the region’s transit system to convention center attendees. A newly released German Convention Bureau study revealed big trends shaping the global meetings industry.

Lessons for Associations From the Decline of Groupon and LivingSocial

Associations Now

Jessie Burke, owner of the Portland, Oregon-based Posies Cafe, said that using Groupon was “the single worst decision I’ve ever made as a business owner.”

Should You Crowdsource Your Event’s Note-Taking?

Associations Now

Slack’s potential as a winner in the event space was sho, in particular, at Portland’s XOXO conference last September, where it was seen as a “breakout app.”

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Meg is a high-energy girl living in Portland, OR that loves traveling, being active, spending time outdoors, and eating (A LOT)! Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder, ModMark Group. ———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

Associations Help East Coasters Weather Winter Storm

Associations Now

Paul LePage declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, the Maine Snowmobile Association began preparing snowmobile drivers to transport first responders to work should roads become impassable, according to the Portland Press Herald.

The Associations Giving Wastewater a Second Life

Associations Now

The water resources management utility is working with the Oregon Brew Crew , a home brewers association based in Portland, on the Pure Water Brew Challenge, for which Clean Water Services will release 300 gallons of highly purified water to 20 home brewers in the club.

Oregon Electric-Car Group Eyes “Living Lab” Storefront

Associations Now

Drive Oregon is working to build a permanent storefront in Portland to help draw attention to the benefits of electric cars in real-world use.

Friday Buzz: SXSW, a Year After Tragedy

Associations Now

Cool community startup of the day: The Portland-based community app Switchboard wants to make it dead simple to start an online community for any reason.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth Kanter's Blog

Gateway Green is a project in Portland to turn a stretch of unused land into a multi-use bike park. Note from Beth: Last week during the Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation , someone asked me “What’s Next?”

NYC Bans Foam Packaging, But Industry Group Wins Concession

Associations Now

The ban is not unique: Other cities, including San Francisco and Portland, already have them, the Bloomberg wire service reports. Not Styrofoam, Polystyrene Dow Chemical, a major firm in the industry, would like everyone to know that what you call Styrofoam is actually polystyrene, a completely different substance. The company, in a Washington Post article , explains that Styrofoam is used in only a handful of ways—primarily insulation—and is almost always light blue.

Study Reveals U.S. Cities With Best and Worst Travel Taxes

Associations Now

Meanwhile, Portland, Oregon ($22.86), Boston ($19.34), and Indianapolis ($18.10) had the highest discriminatory travel taxes. Congress Taxes Travel, Too It’s not just the local municipalities that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is worried about when it comes to travel taxes.

Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services

Associations Now

In an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald , Scott Schnapp, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits, described the potential impact. “If Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Paul LePage submitted a proposed budget including a property tax for certain nonprofits.

Oregon State Bar Maps the Road to Greater Diversity

Associations Now

The writing about diversity in the Oregon legal profession—or the lack of it—is literally on the wall in a Portland suburb.

Conference Circuit: Safety First

Associations Now

The International Association for Food Protection’s 2015 Annual Meeting heads to Portland later this week. Location: Portland, Oregon. Rundown Attendees: 2,800. Presentations: 900. Countries represented: 49. Special Contributors: 18.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

Louis, San Diego, Kansas City, Portland, Fort Lauderdale I tried not to take pictures of myself (two, neither of my face) or people in general (very few), my meals (although there are food photos), or my cat (less successful there).

Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

Associations Now

When the rules were enacted, in 1958, the goal was to prevent price-fixing, but the group says the efforts have gotten long in the too … er, claw, with a lawyer for the association, Mary Anne Mason, pointing out to the Portland Press Herald that antitrust laws have largely dealt with the issue.

Conference Circuit: A Landmark Event in the Fight Against AIDS

Associations Now

July 20-24: Everything you’d ever need to know about open source, or all of the available industry luminaries you’d want to talk to, will be descending upon Portland, Oregon, for OSCON , O’Reilly Media’s Open Source Convention.

Good News For Celiacs: Barley-Based Beer Gets Association’s OK

Associations Now

More details: About the beer: Omission Beer’s lager and pale ale , offered by the Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance , take a different approach to getting rid of gluten than other beers on the market that are made from grains other than barley and hops.

Building Experience into your Annual Association Conference

SCD Group

In Portland, Oregon, a boat ride. Have you ever been part of a “tail gate” party before a college football game? (Or, Or, a pro game?). When I return to Ohio State in the fall for a “big time” college football game, the tailgaters amaze me! Complete barbecue setups. RVs with big screen TVs. Lawn games. Beer and soft drinks. And lots of celebrating. Some friends of ours have a huge family tailgate. Four tents, four generators, four big screen TVs and 30-50 people.

Maine Group Takes on Governor’s “Misleading” Comment About Nonprofits

Associations Now

Speaking to Portland-based WSCH-TV , newly reelected Gov. A Contradiction? One point that MANP Executive Director Scott Schnapp makes in his blog post is that the governor’s comment directly contradicts a MANP questionnaire [PDF] that he had recently filled out.

Are you dying to be the real you?

Leadership Solutions International

Jim Cacabelos was a powerful meeting professional and Chris Korsgaard the founder of the Portland Gay men’s chorus. My heart paused twice this week when I learned two different friends passed away.

Mixed Support for New York City’s New Sodium Warning

Associations Now

Consumers should have the same access to nutrition information from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon.”.

Jeff De Cagna joins ATA Board of Directors

Principled Innovation

ATA, located in Portland, Oregon, exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors. Tinnitus is the medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree.

Where’s ASAE?

Association Okie

Portland. Let’s play a little “Where’s Waldo” with ASAE. We know where ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Expo are scheduled for the next 7 years: St. Louis – August 6-9, 2011, Dallas – August 11-14, 2012 , Atlanta – August 3-6, 2013, Nashville – August 9-12, 2014 , Detroit – August 8-11 2015, Salt Lake – August 13-16, 2016, Toronto – August 12-15, 2017. So where should they be going after this string runs out? And yes, I know that cities bid to host).

New Research: Majority of Americans are Angry Drivers 

Associations Now

Portland. Last week, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study, in which nearly 80 percent of drivers admitted to anger, aggression, and road rage at least once in the past year.

The End Of The World, As We Know It

Leadership Solutions International

On 9/11 I worked for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association in convention services, I knew then it was part of my job to take care of the visitors to our town and may be going to the airport to help people. I remember waking up on 9/11 (2001) watching the twin towers fall and knowing deep in my gut our world had changed forever. I woke up on 11/9 (2016) watching Mr. Trump give his acceptance speech knowing in a different way, our world had changed forever.

Railroad Group Says Oil Shipments Hurting Passengers

Associations Now

That’s according to the National Association of Railroad Passengers, which says the delays on the route—which runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, Oregon—have become unbearable for passengers.

NTEN Water Cooler (formerly Office Hours) Chat 11/13/08

SocialFish

at 3 pm EST. We were lucky enough to have a YAPpy hour with Holly Ross and Anna Richter of NTEN who were in town from Portland last week, and after a great discussion about how fab-u-lous Office Hours is, and how it's actually more like hanging by the water cooler, I am officially renaming our regular Thursday slot the Water Cooler Chat. Your friendly neighborhood Socialfish will be "IN" the NTEN Office Hours Communications Chat Room every Thursday (that's today!!)

Social Media and Tourism

ChatterBachs

The top 3 finalists based on the voting were Loudoun County ; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon. The first Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry will be conducted in Loudoun County November 17th-19th.

Lessons from Bloomingdales

NonProfit University Blog

For quite some time, I have bought my holiday cards (and note cards, coffee mug and umbrella) from CASA —Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children—of Multnomah and Washington Counties (the Portland, Oregon area).

On Collins’ “What Makes Powerful Nonprofit Leaders” – a conversation with Association Trends’ 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals

SocialFish

I was asked to start a conversation going with my fellow bloggers/readers and the other eleven 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals (listed at the bottom of this post, who may or may not be familiar with this kind of blog-conversation format) as named by Association Trends back in November.