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An opportunity for Sacramento associations

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna will be in Sacramento, California in mid-August, and he is available for sessions on August 16 and 17. Any Sacramento area association interested in having Jeff work with its board, senior team or staff can confirm a workshop at a very favorable investment level. If you work in a Sacramento association, you can confirm a session with Jeff De Cagna in mid-August at a very favorable investment level.

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Sacramento County condo complex goes nearly 3 weeks without hot water (CA)

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Residents of the Alicante Villas in Sacramento County said they have been without consistent hot water for nearly three weeks. Erin Kennedy, who rents a unit at the condominium complex, said the issue first started on Dec.

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Internet Association Hires New Head Lobbyist In California

InternetAssociation

Sacramento, CA – Internet Association (IA) announced today that Dylan Hoffman joined the organization as Director of Government Affairs for the State of California, where he will serve as IA’s head lobbyist in Sacramento.

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I'm speaking at CalSAE in December | Experts in Membership.

Experts in Membership Marketing

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ASAE Hosts Congressional Town Hall, Association Advocacy on COVID-19

AssociationChat

Ami Bera, member of Congress representing Sacramento County, California. In response to COVID-19, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2.2

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With Ebola Scare, California Nurses Push For Strict Safety Standards

Associations Now

After a possible Ebola case surfaced in Sacramento, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United called for transparency and strict adherence to CDC protocols among hospitals and health agencies. This brings a lot of concern to the front-line staff because it’s unprecedented,” Mia Pinto-Ochoa, a nurse at Kaiser South Sacramento and a member of CNA/NNU, told the station. “We

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ASAE Board of Directors Announces Selection of Michelle Mason as Next President and CEO

AssociationChat

Rita Chen-Fujisawa , MBA, CAE, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, California Association of Health Facilities, Sacramento, CA, and ASAE Board member. Association Forum CEO will Start on September 1, 2021 .

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New Association Benefit: Social Dining

Reid All About it

We had Meetup groups in Sacramento that did something similar, but the dinners usually attracted too many people. Have you heard of GrubWithUs ? I hadn’t until I read this Fast Company article. GrubWithUs is a social network that arranges dinners with strangers at restaurants. You pay everything in advance, show up, have a most delightful time while getting to know several new acquaintances. I would have LOVED something like this when I was single.

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Internet Association’s Plan to Expand Influence: Focus on the Left Coast

Associations Now

The trade group’s new office in California, a state often at the forefront of technology issues, puts the association both in the heart of Silicon Valley and in Sacramento—complete with a brand new lobbyist to help influence tech policy in the state. IA is opening up a second office in Sacramento, California—an outpost it sees as an opportunity to set the tone nationwide.

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Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

RedRover is an award-winning national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Sacramento, California, that brings animals out of crisis and strengthens the bond between people and animals. Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Denver for a full-day workshop on Building Better Boards , presented by the Colorado Society of Association Executives. Registration for the workshop is now open.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.7.22

Reid All About it

I give some of the credit to my homemade eggnog —a legendary recipe in Arlington VA and Sacramento CA, but the NC crowd aren’t eggnog fans so I made only half a batch for my personal indulgence. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community….

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Jeff De Cagna elected chair of RedRover Board of Directors

Principled Innovation

Founded in 1987, RedRover is a national organization headquartered in Sacramento, California that focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected chair of the RedRover Board of Directors.

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Announcing Association Summer Jam 2013

Association Subculture

I'm hosting a site in Sacramento, +KiKi L'Italien has agreed to host a site in Washington DC, +Holly Duckworth is hosting in Colorado.who else is in? So hey all you Association Subculture blog readers.in the immortal words of Jeff Spicoli - hey bud, let's party ! On Saturday, June 15th some friends and I are starting the Association Summer Jam and here is how it works (it's TOTALLY simple) -. We'd like to find ten party hosts to throw a bash at their house on June 15, 2013.

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Reads of the Week: September 28, 2012

Reid All About it

She was right; I loved my life in Sacramento and only returned to the east to be with my honey. “Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back toward the chasm’s edge…”. He’s a dark one, Edvard Munch. I always knew he was the broody type, but until I learned more about him from John Coffey, deputy director for art at the N.C. Museum of Art, I had no idea how haunted and anxious he was.

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The Power of Chatty Friends

Reid All About it

When I lived in Sacramento CA and Arlington VA I supported food banks with time and money. Last night I went to the Kids Summer Stock Social Media Mixer at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. That’s a mouthful! What does it all mean? It means I was in the Food Bank’s HUGE Raleigh warehouse full of boxes of all kinds of food — fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread, Mt Olive pickles, peanut butter, water, you name it — on towering shelves that reach up to the ceiling.

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Where Does Your Association Stand on Stakeholder Development?

YourMembership Blog

Also, if you happening to be in Sacramento, CA on June 24 th , be sure and check out CalSAE’s TechTalks 2015 Conference. This week I received an email from noted thought leader and speaker, Jeff De Cagna, FASAE, sharing his thoughts on my most recent blog post on member engagement. Along with his comments Jeff sent an article he wrote that was recently published in “Association Forum” magazine titled Build Your Association Through Stakeholder Development.

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Prince

Association Advocacy Chick

On March 4, Sandra Giarde attended her first Prince show in Sacramento. For the past 8 months, I’ve been on hiatus from blogging as I transition into a new position in association management. I knew it would take a powerful event to get me back here. Unfortunately, it was the death of Prince. Three days later and it’s still hard for me to write that sentence. I thought I wouldn’t have to write this for another twenty years or so.

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The Death of the Mall and Other Association Lessons

Association Subculture

I think it''s safe to say there is an entire America that a lot of us, particularly those association professionals in the largest hubs - Washington DC, Chicago and Sacramento don''t see. Maybe our affiliates and chapters see it. Maybe our members and potential members see it.

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Membership IS the Value of Membership!

Association Subculture

So, I was one of the lucky ones who got to see Dave Grohl's new documentary " Sound City " last night at the Crest in Sacramento (and yay +Sandra Giarde was with me, Mark and Molly). And I CANNOT stop thinking about it. Dave expertly tells the story of the Sound City studio in Los Angeles that saw the birth of iconic album after iconic album. But at the end of the day this is a deeply human story about connection, friendship, creativity and the human struggle in the digital age.

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Outdoor Advertising: Charting a Fake Campaign’s Viral Boost

Associations Now

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.

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Conference Circuit: The NAACP’s Annual Convention

Associations Now

” Prominent figures like Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and newly elected NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will speak. The Association on Higher Education and Disability will hold a conference in Sacramento, California, in conjunction with pepnet 2 , a group dedicated to improving postsecondary education for students who have hearing problems.

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Conference Circuit: Education Technology Advocates Cross Digital Divides

Associations Now

January 31-February 6: The 68th annual meeting of the Society for Range Management in Sacramento, California, will focus on “managing diversity” within the industry, with an assortment of technical tours to give attendees the chance to improve their skill sets and explore California wildlife at the same time. A Boston accelerator brings community members together to discuss ways to improve and expand use of technology to improve education.

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Association Survey Aims to Show Libraries’ Role in “Digital Inclusion”

Associations Now

The results from the Digital Inclusion Survey are critical to understanding trends in both public access technology and the services provided by public libraries,” said Denise Davis, deputy director, Sacramento Public Library. The American Library Association is launching a new Digital Inclusion Survey to better demonstrate the role libraries play in providing public access to technology.

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Why a Telemedicine Group Launched a Task Force on Climate Change

Associations Now

In a study published earlier this year , researchers at the University of California, Davis—which has used telemedicine facilities to enable its doctors to consult with patients remotely via video since 1992—reported that telemedicine saved patients who would have otherwise traveled to UC Davis Health in Sacramento a collective $3 million in costs, nine years in travel time, and 5 million miles.

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Conference Circuit: The NAACP’s Annual Convention

Associations Now

” Prominent figures like Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and newly elected NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will speak. The Association on Higher Education and Disability will hold a conference in Sacramento, California, in conjunction with pepnet 2 , a group dedicated to improving postsecondary education for students who have hearing problems.

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Announcing New Educational Partnership with CalSAE - IDEAL

Association Subculture

We are attempting to hold IDEAL sessions in conference rooms and board rooms of local Sacramento associations. Let me take your picture, add it to the mixture, there it is I got you now. Really nothin'' to it, anyone can do it, it''s easy and we all know how. Now begins the changin'', mental rearrangin'', nothin''s really where its at.can you picture that? - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, The Muppet Movie.

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Don’t Get Fooled: Home Security Groups Warn of Deceptive Salespeople

Associations Now

The event featured actual consumers who had been victims of such scams, including 86-year-old Marie Marshall of Sacramento, who had been tricked into believing they were working with ADT when they actually weren’t. Know What's Out There One way homeowners can avoid being taken by deceptive practices is by arming themselves with information.

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Why These California Groups Shifted on Medical Marijuana

Associations Now

“Up until now, they’ve opposed everything,” Don Duncan, who leads the California arm of the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, told The Sacramento Bee. With a change in public opinion at their back, associations representing the state’s police chiefs and cities recently chose to support statewide regulation of medical marijuana, as it became clear that regulation would likely arrive with or without their backing.

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These Are the World’s Best Airports

Associations Now

And coming in third place were airports in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Detroit; Sacramento, California; and Toronto (Billy Bishop). The release of the latest Airport Service Quality awards, announced recently by Airports Council International, shows that U.S. airports have a lot of improving to do to catch up with their international neighbors. Depending on where you’re headed, the classiest part of your next business trip might be the airport.

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Take Education Beyond Conference Sessions Using the Latest Apps

Associations Now

“I loved how easy it was to get on the app, pitch a topic, grab an open time and get it on the OpenSpace schedule,” said Shelly Alcorn, CAE and principal at Alcorn Associates Management Consulting, a nonprofit and association management consulting firm based in Sacramento, California. Enhance and customize the learning experience with new technology. Every conference attendee brings a plus one: a phone.

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The Story Behind California’s Mandatory Vaccination Law

Associations Now

“We settled on the best way to move forward was eliminating the personal belief exemption, and we put together language,” CMA Senior Vice President Janus Norman told the Sacramento Bee. A newly signed law in California says parents cannot turn down a vaccination for their children for religious reasons or personal beliefs. The national debate over vaccination showed its true colors in the state—and associations were there every step of the way.

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A Revival: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

CSRHA, which laid off staff and closed its office in Sacramento as a result of insufficient funding and increasing debt, is regrouping with a 13-member volunteer board and a newly launched website, according to California Healthline. Running on a shoestring budget with a volunteer board and no current staff, the association is regrouping after becoming solvent in July with the help of several grants from large healthcare organizations and private donors.

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Community College Group Doubles Down on Lobbying … Without a Budget

Associations Now

Courtney Cooper, the group’s president, has made the long trip to Sacramento from Silicon Valley as many as a dozen times per month at her own expense. In the recent California legislative session, the Student Senate for California Community Colleges successfully lobbied for several initiatives of interest to students. And the group did it all on a volunteer basis. Here’s why.

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Hanging Out and Talking About Membership

Associations Now

This was the brainchild of Shelly Alcorn, CAE, principal of Alcorn Associaties, who hosted a group in Sacramento, California, on Saturday. If your members can do their own associating, do they still need to join your association? A gathering of association pros last weekend explored (and exemplified) how membership models are evolving.

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Back From The Dead: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

CSRHA, which laid off staff and closed its office in Sacramento as a result of insufficient funding and increasing debt, is regrouping with a 13-member volunteer board and a newly launched website, according to California Healthline. Running on a shoestring budget with a volunteer board and no current staff, the association is regrouping after becoming solvent in July with the help of several grants from large healthcare organizations and private donors.

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The Association That Brings Stock Footage Back to Life

Associations Now

Even smaller stations, such as Sacramento-based KVIE, are earning a couple thousand dollars per month from such footage. “We’re The Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors, a trade group representing firms that sell historic stock imagery or footage, is seeing its industry quickly expand in an age when online video consumption is reaching a peak. Among those benefiting from this growth? Your local PBS station.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

Reid All About it

After Bourdain’s suicide and many others in the Sacramento culinary community, Patrick Mulvaney, owner of Mulvaney’s B&L in Sac, is mobilizing to create a safety net for chefs. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Back in my restaurant general manager days, I went through a serious bout of burnout.

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Conference Circuit: Business Travelers, Traveling Together

Associations Now

July 29-August 1: A delicious event for delicatessen pros, the American Cheese Society’s meeting this year in Sacramento, California, is all about “Celebrating the American Cheese Plate.” Bolster your business-traveling prowess with a quick business trip of your own to a convention fit for a road warrior. Plus: a meeting of the (artificial) minds. Many people in a range of industries have been business travelers at some point in their careers.

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Reports of “Utter Chaos” Draw Fresh Attention to Teen Bans at Malls

Associations Now

Teens were arrested at malls near Sacramento, California ; Buffalo, New York ; and Beachwood, Ohio. A series of recent brawls at malls nationwide have led some owners to consider banning unsupervised teens. But a spokesman for an association representing malls says that disruptions by teens aren’t happening more than usual—they’re just getting more attention.

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Robert Gates, Donald Stern and Association CEOs

SCD Group

Sacramento welcomes retiring NBA Commissioner Donald Stern. Two headlines grabbed my attention a couple of weeks back: Boy Scouts of America hired Robert Gates as its new president. So, what caught my eye is the hiring strategies of two large associations. The Boy Scouts – coming out of national turmoil – hires the ex CIA Director, ex Secretary of Defense and former university president. who has no association management experience.