Groups Help Puerto Rico With Earthquake Relief Efforts

Associations Now

Less than three years after the territory was devastated by a major hurricane, Puerto Rico is facing another tough road as it recovers from an unusually strong earthquake that affected the island last week, as well as a series of aftershocks.

Groups Offer Suggestions to Boost Puerto Rico’s Economy

Associations Now

Two major trade groups have ideas to help the struggling Puerto Rican economy bounce back—one with a focus on infrastructure, and the other with a eye toward softening tough regulations. Solving the challenges affecting Puerto Rico’s economy require new ways of thinking. Puerto Rico needs to ignite its construction sector and update its infrastructure if it wants to move forward.


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Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth Kanter

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. Given the devastation on the ground in Puerto Rico, it is going to take a long time to get back to “normal,” if at all. Here’s my giving strategy for Puerto Rico. They have a team of volunteers in Puerto Rico. . They have a fund set up for Puerto Rico. Proceeds will go to community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.

Groups Offer Aid As Puerto Rico Faces Crisis After Hurricane Maria

Associations Now

” Speaking Monday to CNN, Puerto Rico Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, and the U.S. Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), is working to help return power to Puerto Rico. In tandem with a coalition of supporting groups, the Hispanic Federation last week announced it would manage both a hurricane relief fund for Puerto Rico and a separate, $50,000 fund for victims of the earthquake near Mexico City.

Pharmacy Group Goes to Front Lines of Zika Fight in Puerto Rico

Associations Now

The spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico has reached the point of red alert. But the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is determined to prevent that scenario by educating Puerto Ricans about the Zika virus. Puerto Rico is the first place in the United States that reported a death from Zika, and the NACDS Foundation wants to lead the effort to combat it.

Meet Hector Alicea - Implementation Consultant at MemberSuite


Meet Hector Alicea, a New Yorker born in Puerto Rico with 20+ years of experience implementing software. Learn more about our Implementation Consultant in this month's Employee Spotlight

Membership Hack: Association StoryCorps

Associations Now

Miguel Román shares childhood experiences of weathering hurricanes in Puerto Rico, which ultimately influenced his work as an Earth scientist at NASA. Association members have stories to tell. The American Geophysical Union has enlisted StoryCorps, a nonprofit that collects and archives audio conversations with everyday Americans, to document its members’ accounts of their journeys through science. How to hack it?

ASAE Concludes First-Ever Hybrid 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting


More than 500 attendees participated in the in-person Pop-UPs, hosted by the Atlanta CVB; Visit Charlotte; Choose Chicago; Destination Cleveland; Experience Columbus; Visit Dallas; Destination DC; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB: Discover The Palm Beaches; and Discover Puerto Rico.

2020 ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition Breaks Event Registration Record


Discover Puerto Rico. Viva Las … Virtual ? Originally slated to take place in Las Vegas, the 2020 ASAE Annual Meeting had to change plans due to ongoing problems with COVID-19. With little time to switch gears, ASAE pivoted and just wrapped up its first-ever 100% VIRTUAL annual meeting.

Farm Bureau, FFA Join Forces to Push Agricultural Education Forward

Associations Now

The groups represent members throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. The national bodies that represent two of the most prominent chapter-based agricultural organizations—Future Farmers of America and the Farm Bureau—have agreed to work together on agricultural education. Keeping the industry of agriculture strong doesn’t just involve tools and technology. It also requires education, both to keep knowledge flowing and to allow for new ideas.

Nurses Group Sends Volunteers to Assist Dorian Survivors

Associations Now

Cathy Kennedy, NNU vice president who helped with the RNRN effort after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, said they have honed the volunteer program over the years to be able to get nurses to locations quickly and efficiently. With much of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the Registered Nurse Response Network is filling the on-the-ground need for assistance by staffing mobile clinics and providing medical care.

Latino Corporate Directors Group Introduces Tracker to Highlight Diversity Gaps

Associations Now

The companies with the best representation, including Triple-S Management and Popular, are based in Puerto Rico and Florida, territories and states with high Latino populations.

Political and Social Factors Could Upend Travel Industry

Associations Now

During a forum hosted by Meet Puerto Rico on the future of travel, a panel of industry experts discussed potential challenges from and solutions to the changing travel culture. Milton Segarra, President and CEO of Meet Puerto Rico, which sponsored the forum, explained that during the Zika outbreak, Puerto Rico saw a significant drop in visitors, even though the CVB had shared that the threat wasn’t as large as believed.

Report: Nonprofit Sector Employment Shows Resilience to Economic Trends

Associations Now

One other point of note: The report mentioned that Puerto Rico, which struggled to recover from a 2017 hurricane, may have suffered more significantly due to a relatively small nonprofit sector, which only represents 6.8 While the for-profit economic sector saw significant declines during the recession, only to bounce back after the economy recovered, a recent study found that nonprofit employment growth stayed strong throughout the past decade.

Membership Hack: Referral Incentives

Associations Now

For every new or reinstated member who joins, the referring member gets a chance to win either a $500 Visa gift card or free registration plus a one-night stay in Puerto Rico for AAP’s 2019 Annual Meeting. The Association of Academic Physiatrists incentivizes members who recruit members in August. For each new or reinstated member who joins, the referring member gets entered into a raffle. How to hack it? Summer doesn’t have to mean a slowdown for membership recruitment.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Presenters: Brad Dean, president and CEO, Discover Puerto Rico. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Benchmark survey on communicating in the current climate.

Associations Offer Resources Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Associations Now

On Wednesday, Dorian briefly hit Puerto Rico as a much less powerful storm. The major hurricane, expected to make landfall in Florida on Labor Day, has associations of all stripes offering advice to ensure maximum safety and minimal damage. With the Atlantic hurricane season picking up just before Labor Day, associations are taking steps to inform their members and the public alike on steps they can take to prepare before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall.

Talking Translation: MLB Players Group Eyes Giving Teams Spanish Interpreters

Associations Now

Beltran, who is from Puerto Rico, did not have a full grasp of the English language at first. With the growing influence of Spanish-speaking Major League Baseball players, the MLB Players Association is working with the league to put Spanish-language interpreters on team staffs. It highlights the role that media access has in building reputations in the league. One of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars may soon get his wish.

IA Launches The SITARA Map Assessing U.S. States’ And Territories’ Cybersecurity Posture And IT Modernization Efforts


Among Territories, only Puerto Rico scored “Good,” while two territories came in at “Getting Started” or “Baseline,” and two scored “Needs Help.”

I Heart Southwest: When Airlines Take a Community Approach

Higher Logic

Scheduled service to 97 destinations in 40 states, Puerto Rico and abroad for 2016. I’m a loyal Southwest customer - our relationship began in my broke college days as a means to find cheap flights for visiting family and friends. It was a small airline with nicer-than-normal customer reps available when I had to reschedule. But over the years, my devotion to this small, quirky transportation company has grown from convenience to brand loyalty and a real sense of community.

Walmart’s Same-Sex Benefits Move: Why It Matters

Associations Now

and Puerto Rico, we are able to ensure consistency for associates across our markets,” the memo stated. The number of full- and part-time employees Walmart has nationwide. Of those, roughly half take part in the company’s healthcare plans. Including employees and family members, the plans cover 1.1 million people. While the company is a late mover on the issue, Walmart’s sheer size and status as the largest private employer in the U.S.

Big Bang Theory: Should We Leave Fireworks to the Professionals?

Associations Now

The association cites less-restrictive laws for the industry’s growth: Certain types of fireworks may now be used by consumers in 46 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. $ 675M The projected amount in fireworks sales that the American Pyrotechnics Association expects in 2014 , which would be a significant increase from $600 million in 2006 and $662 million in 2013.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and New York SHIELD Act for Associations, Nonprofits, and Other 501(c) Organizations


According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) , all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. In 2018, the European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to put consumers in charge of their data and establish data privacy best practices. (Of Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that.

National Volunteer Week: How Associations Are Celebrating

Associations Now

I share my voice because we all need a hug and a smile,” Vandespool, a native of Puerto Rico, told the association. “We The event, turning 45 this year, has some associations in a thanking mood and others launching new ideas for their members. Read on to see how different groups are taking part this week.

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

as they have to the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico + the Caribbean ($4.6M Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.

NASBP’s Legislative Efforts ‘Bond’ Education With Action to Influence Policy

Association Adviser

NASBP member firms assist businesses of all sizes to qualify for surety bonds that guarantee the performance of construction and other contracts in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and elsewhere. Mark McCallum, National Association of Surety Bond Producers. This month, we talked with Mark McCallum , Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, the association of and resource for firms employing surety bond producers and allied professionals. (If

Membership and Chapter Growth is a Team Effort at AGC of America

Association Adviser

We’re a nationwide network of 92 chapters covering all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. From the Corner Office: Jeff Wilson, Associated General Contractors of America.

Eric Lanke: Race for Relevance is a Negotiating Position

Eric Lanke

and Puerto Rico) all in-fighting with each other and trying to represent fifty-two individual constituencies? Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations. Books Read. Fiction. Monday, October 31, 2011. Race for Relevance is a Negotiating Position. Theres been a lot of buzz in the association community lately about Race for Relevance (R4R), the book by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers.

Strategic Communications Power Membership Value at the American Public Power Association

Association Adviser

Utility Authority help restore power in Caguas, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Trade associations exist to promote the interests and image of members, and there may be no association right now working harder to enhance members’ image than the American Public Power Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.1.18

Reid All About it

Another sign of the deplorable state of cable news: a study found 5,000 people may have died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but cable news—CNN, MSNBC and Fox—focused on the trivial Roseanne story instead. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Forget robots, keep your eye on old people —they’ll help companies thrive, says Tyler Cowen. No surprise.