The Science of Fundraising

NonProfit University Blog

Three researchers f rom the University of California San Diego confirmed what we already know, and then some. Thoughts & Commentary donor incentives donors and overhead Gates Foundation Georgia State University matching gifts science of philanthropy initiative at Chicago University scientific method SPI University of California San Diego No better way to start a year off than talking about money!

1-On-1 With Nicole Walters: Relevance Rules In Engaging Members and Sponsors

Wild Apricot Blog

This is the first of two posts offering highlights of our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. Advisory-Series

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Member Recruitment & Retention: It’s About Being Flexible & Personal

Wild Apricot Blog

This is the second post offering clips from our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group. It offers insight into the importance of being both flexible and personal in recruiting and retaining members

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

Association Navigator

The location was the San Diego Convention Center and the Republican nominees were Robert Dole and Jack Kemp. That’s how I got involved in the ‘96 convention in San Diego, as a volunteer scheduling media interviews for Members of Congress.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

Linked to downtown San Diego by the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, Coronado offers a mix of work and play, with professional events taking place downtown and leisurely networking occurring on the beaches. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

Anthropological Association Takes a Stand in Native American Mascot Debate

Associations Now

Though the American Anthropological Association has been a vocal proponent of indigenous rights throughout its history, the group had remained quiet on the Native American mascot debate. That changed last week when AAA released a statement on the issue.

Conference Circuit: Home Sweet Home with the Apartment Association

Associations Now

June 16-17: Members of the hospitality industry will be accommodated during the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s annual Meetings, Events, Education and Technology [MEET] West conference in San Diego.

Head of Police Chiefs Group Apologizes for Historic Mistreatment of Minorities

Associations Now

This week, before a crowd of 16,000 law enforcement officials, who were gathered in San Diego for the 2016 International Association of Chiefs Police Annual Conference, IACP President Terrence M.

New Association Will Accredit Healthy Destinations

Associations Now

The six founding IHDA members include the Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida; Mauna Kea Resort-Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Waimea, Hawaii; the Couer d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; the Hotel del Coronoado in San Diego; and the Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia.

Big picture thinkers vs. detail doers

Aaron Wolowiec

A single mom at the time, she left her daughter with her father to start graduate school at the University of San Diego. Allison McClintick, founder of FlightLead Consulting.

FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

Web Courseworks Associations

It’s a rainy, cool day in Madison, and I find myself wishing I were back in sunny San Diego. I was there last week for the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning 2017 conference.

Amid Rural Broadband Weak Spots, Nonprofits Offer Last-Mile Help

Associations Now

SCTCA’s Tribal Digital Village program has been active since 2001 and has connected more than half of tribal lands in San Diego County to broadband. A More Controversial Proposal Ideas for better rural broadband are coming from the for-profit space as well.

Reward Members for What They’re Already Doing

Associations Now

And so it stands to reason that comic behemoth Marvel will likely enrich its empire with its new Marvel Insider loyalty rewards program, introduced last month at San Diego Comic-Con.

2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

Spark Consulting

I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d launched Thanks For Playing, the precursor to the Spark blog, with about 30 other association professionals, sharing our thoughts about how to use this new platform to strengthen our industry and our community. I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool.

Smaller-Scale Locales Score Big on Top Destinations List

Associations Now

Rounding out the list are second-ranked destination Chicago (1,567,991 square feet), fourth-ranked Atlanta (1,741,980 square feet), and fifth-ranked San Diego (1,612,980 square feet). The usual suspects—Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas—showed up near the top of Cvent’s Top 50 U.S.

Rapid Response: What the Immigration Order Means for One Conference

Associations Now

That’s because ICA—which represents scholars in all aspects of human and mediated communication—is only three months out from its May 2017 annual conference in San Diego. Last week’s executive order on immigration raises a lot of questions for conference planners. And groups with a U.S.-based

NFL. Rams. Association Governance.

SCD Group

along with San Diego and Oakland (other franchises seeking to move.) When the Relocation Committee chose an outcome that the staff (Goodell) didn't like (the Carson proposal backed by San Diego and Oakland, which would have kept owner Stan Kroenke and the Rams in St. All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!”

Dealing With a Data Breach? Follow This Advice.

Associations Now

At the association’s 2014 conference in San Diego this week, DMA released The Essential Guide to Data Breach Notification , produced by the the association and the law firm Venable LLP, offering advice on how to deal with potential worst-case scenarios.

The Ideal Conference - BlogClump


Lots of folks have talked about San Diego and the ASAE Annual Meeting. Labels: annual meeting , asae , conferences , san diego. The Fun Stuff in San Diego. Thoughts from ASAE Annual in San Diego. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Monday, August 25, 2008. The Ideal Conference.

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

Associations Now

Then there’s the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, which teamed up with the nonprofit Neighborhood House during its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Comic-Con Attendees Spend Huge Amounts Collectively. Individually? Not So Much.

Associations Now

This year’s edition of San Diego Comic-Con International drew a huge number of attendees—as the event always does. The event draws a massive amount of revenue into its home base of San Diego—this year, an estimated $78.3

Digital Content Next Offers Support to Nonprofit News Organizations

Associations Now

Voice of San Diego , a local investigative news resource that is fully funded by private donors and community organizations. “We’re

Healthy Food Trend Hits Pet Industry

Associations Now

“When we show them these brands, they become very interested,” John Sturm, Petco’s vice president of merchandising, told the San Diego Union-Tribune in February. Trans Fats, Still on the Menu One place where human and animal food habits aren’t quite the same?

Conference Circuit: Make a Claim

Associations Now

The International Claim Association’s 108th Annual Education Conference begins in San Diego in the coming days. Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 400 plus. Education sessions: 60 plus. Exhibitors: 40.

Conference Circuit: Outdoor Exploration for Conservationists

Associations Now

The family conference, set for November 14–15 in San Diego, offers pecialized programming, including information sessions and opportunities for attendees to network with experts and socialize with other parents of children with dyslexia.

Sunday's ASAE Session on Global Growth ?


Thanks to all for attending our session and for our panel Tom Reiser, Helen van Oers, and Matteo Pederzoli for coming to the ASAE and Center AGM in San Diego this year. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « Forming New Associations – Start up Capital and Value Proposition Design.

Tuesday Buzz: Fighting Fire With Fire

Associations Now

The campaign, which recently finished up in San Francisco and San Diego, is now focused on two Minnesota-based hipster hotbeds: Minneapolis and Duluth. This clever antismoking marketing strategy is aimed directly at hipsters.

For Leaders, Approval Starts With Awareness

Associations Now

McDougle at the University of San Diego [PDF] shows that only about 30 percent of Americans have a high degree of confidence that nonprofits are providing quality services, and less than 20 percent believe nonprofits spend money wisely.

California Meeting Facilities Work With Drought Conditions

Associations Now

Further south in San Diego, the convention center has low-flow automatic sinks and toilets and outdoor landscaping that uses drip irrigation and drought-resistant plants and mulch to reduce watering [PDF].

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

Nearly 1,200,000 students have taken the most popular MOOC of all time: Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley of UC San Diego. If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time.

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Study: Recession Made Teens More Socially Conscious

Associations Now

According to a new research study from psychologists at San Diego State University and the University of California, Los Angeles, high school students became more socially conscious during the Great Recession.

The Big Picture: The Gripman Cometh

The Big Picture

My family and I just enjoyed a spring break vacation in San Francisco (or we enjoyed two days and then we endured the cold rain during the others anyways). Had similar experiences in San Francisco. Yep, we had both types of experiences on our last trip to San Fran.

Meet the Event That Drew 345,000 People

Associations Now

Gamescom can best be described as a combination of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in that it’s a trade event, and San Diego’s Comic-Con, in that it’s open to the public and nonprofessional attendees make up much of the audience.

Conference Circuit: Going Vascular

Associations Now

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting begins in San Diego next week. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. City: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 2,700. Exhibit Booths: 170. Exhibitors: 110.

PLATFORM Collapses: Speakers Group Scraps Name Change After Outcry

Associations Now

” More details on the situation: Explaining the change: NSA announced the new brand with a presentation during a town hall session at its annual meeting in San Diego this month.

Summer Smarts: Use Your Head, Wear a Hat

Associations Now

The free hats were provided by several THA member companies, including Broner Hats, Dorfman-Pacific, Bollman Hat Company, Magid Hats, Wallaroo Hats, Korber Hats, F&M Hats, and San Diego Hat Company.

Are You Trying Social Media Contests to Promote Your Conference? [CASE STUDY: AILA]


Other social media ambassadors came from Dallas, Buffalo, Chicago and San Diego. Lindsay Curcio is an attorney who has been practicing immigration law since 1990. In addition to her practice, Lindsay is an adjunct professor of immigration law at New York Law School.

Association Subculture: Winning by Failing Big

Association Subculture

This clip might be old news for everyone, but it shows a new vantage point on the epic failness from the San Diego fireworks show of 2012. Yes, the San Diego fireworks display this year did not go as planned. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 9, 2012.

Conference Circuit: Jewish Scholars

Associations Now

The Association for Jewish Studies’ 48th Annual Conference begins in San Diego this weekend. Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Location: San Diego. Rundown Attendees: 1,100. Sessions: 190 plus. Travel grants awarded: 70. Exhibitors: 40.

Friday Buzz: CES Bursts At Las Vegas’ Seams

Associations Now

To be fair, CES is not the only event to face this problem: San Diego Comic-Con International, which draws 130,000 people annually, has similar issues with scale. The International Consumer Electronics Show may be growing beyond even Las Vegas’ ample means. Is that good or bad?