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

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.

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

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.

Conference Circuit: Go With the Flow

Associations Now

More than 1,000 water-treatment professionals will make their way to sunny San Diego after the Labor Day weekend to increase their business connections and resources, gain knowledge, and find cost-effective solutions to their challenges. Rundown Attendees: 1,100. Exhibitors: 125 plus.

Conference Circuit: One Big Experiment

Associations Now

Experimental Biology 2016 will kick off this weekend in sunny San Diego. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 14,000. Countries Represented: 65. Sponsoring Societies: 6.

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.

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.

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. Mike will be flying over to San Diego to meet the Personify community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions.

News Revenue Hub Expands as Journalism Membership Programs Grow

Associations Now

An initiative by Voice of San Diego to bring membership programs to media outlets is picking up enough steam that it’s being spun off into a separate nonprofit. The News Revenue Hub launched last year, a project of the nonprofit news outlet Voice of San Diego.

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?

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

Associations Now

When the San Diego Tourism Authority did this, it found that in 2015, 23 percent of visitor traffic in the city was from 553,000 conference attendees who spent $620 million.

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.

Conference Circuit: College Try

Associations Now

A record-setting 7,000 college admission counselors and enrollment professionals are in San Diego to collaborate with colleagues and learn how to best help students navigate the college application process. Venue: San Diego Convention Center. Location: 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

The Guardian Expands U.S. Reporting With New Nonprofit Arm

Associations Now

Earlier this year, Voice of San Diego spun off its News Revenue Hub , a program designed to help news outlets build membership-driven revenue programs, as a separate nonprofit.

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).

Using The Power Of Stories To Transform Conference General Sessions

Velvet Chainsaw

Here is the slide deck from my joint closing session with Sarah Michel at Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit 2015 in San Diego, CA. We are a story driven world. We are each a story wrapped in a skin says Dr. Leonard Sweet.

5 ways to communicate the value of your membership

Optimist Consulting

The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego has a visually appealing grid to help members understand the different levels. Your membership organisation is likely to have a membership fee, however do you know and communicate what the value of membership is to your members and potentials?

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.

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.

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.

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!”

Best Benefit Ever: Bank on It

Associations Now

MBA announced the union at its 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego. A new partnership between the Mortgage Bankers Association and one of the best-known names in lending could boost benefits for mortgage bankers. What’s the benefit?

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.

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.

As SeaWorld Drops Orcas, a Former Foe Becomes a Friend

Associations Now

” SeaWorld’s decision came months after it sued the California Coastal Commission for only allowing the company to build a new orca enclosure at its San Diego park if it agreed to stop the breeding and transferring of the killer whales.

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.

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.

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.

LinkedIn finally launch searchable group directory


And yes, to everyone who has been asking, we will be hosting a super fabulous night out at ASAE's annual meeting in San Diego, probably on Sunday August 17, definitely late (10-ish until the last man (or woman) is down or until sunrise, whichever comes first), so everyone can come after all the official receptions and stuff going on. If anyone is San Diego-based and wants to help plan the party, let me or Lindy know. At last!

Sleep Apnea Association Leverages IBM’s Watson, Apple’s ResearchKit for Study

Associations Now

This month, IBM is collaborating with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and the American Sleep Apnea Association on another health issue that Watson may be well-suited to help solve.

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.

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.

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.

How College Football Bowls Boost the Economy

Associations Now

Corralling all these games together is the Football Bowl Association (FBA), which recently commissioned a study on the economic impact of college bowls, conducted by researchers at George Washington University and San Diego State University.

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

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

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.