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Best Benefit Ever: Discounted Shipping for Member Businesses

Associations Now

Thanks to a partnership with chamber member PostageAnywhere, members of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce will now be able to ship Priority Mail packages and envelopes at a discount. Benefits Wanted What’s your association’s coolest member benefit?

Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

Associations Now

Those tiny plastic shampoo bottles that are common in hotel rooms represent a sizable amount of waste that can be easily eliminated in more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives,” said Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), the bill’s author, in an interview with the outlet.

Late-Fee Debate Puts Spotlight on Library Association Policies

Associations Now

This month, the city council of San Jose is expected to consider a proposal to change the way it handles late fees at its libraries. million at the San Jose Public Library alone, the New York Times reports.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

Sydney Bennet of Apartment List noted that large coastal cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco tend to price themselves out of the market, leading smaller markets to be a better bet.

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Convention Centers Help Meet Green Meeting Expectations

Associations Now

One example of this is the San Jose Convention Center’s Hunger at Home program. The newly released Green Venue Report shows that convention centers around the world are committed to sustainability and green meetings, even if it’s not always top of mind for planners.

Engage Your Audience like Dove Does

ChatterBachs

From the moment Gil Zamora announces that he is a forensic artist and that he worked for the San Jose Police Department, the viewer is hooked. With over 54 million views in two months, Dove has a winner in this Real Beauty Sketches video series.

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.

Tucson 101

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Associations Now

Yes, you’re probably aware that San Francisco or Seattle are tech hotbeds, but what about Huntsville, Alabama, or Lansing, Michigan? The list put a lean on cities that had affordable costs of living, but even considering that, some of the most expensive cities in the country—including San Francisco, Boston, and San Jose, California—ranked high on the list.

The Legacy of Associations

Association Success

What do associations leave in their tracks, and how can we fulfill our potential to create a legacy? Nowadays in the association world, I hear a lot about building a “legacy,” especially in the context of what associations “leave behind” after organizing events in a venue destination.

Children’s Museum Group Bolsters Members’ Efforts to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

Associations Now

The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Calif., The Association of Children’s Museums’ 90 Days of Action campaign celebrates its members’ work with immigrant and refugee children and families.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

Host: Smart Meetings and Visit San Jose California. ‘Tis the season for ASAE Tech exhibitor emails. If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

Host: Smart Meetings and Visit San Jose California. ‘Tis the season for ASAE Tech exhibitor emails. If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day.

Community College Group Doubles Down on Lobbying … Without a Budget

Associations Now

According to a San Jose Mercury News report , just one of the state’s 113 community colleges has approved the fee, which would help pay for the association’s legislative staff and cover travel costs.

Amid Food Stamp Cuts, Associations Help Inform Providers and the Public

Associations Now

To help inform those affected in California—home to two of the top five hungriest cities in the country (Bakersfield, which is number two, and number-five Fresno), according to the San Jose Mercury News —CAFB is working through its member organizations.

Internet Association Backs eBay in Legal Fight With Deaf User

Associations Now

The San Jose, California-based company successfully argued in U.S. In a case with the potential to redefine the legal ramifications of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Internet Association says the act should not apply to entities without physical locations.

Tuesday Buzz: Reddit’s New Content Hub

Associations Now

The San Jose Mercury News takes a look at the implications of Dorsey’s leading both Twitter and his startup, Square. With Upvoted.com, the influential and often controversial site hopes to extend its community beyond members and improve monetization. Sound familiar?

LinkedIn’s Data Harvesting Under Fire: What You Can Learn

Associations Now

The class-action suit, filed in San Jose, California, states that users have no recourse to stop the messages going out in their names.

Lessons from the Sports World’s Politically Charged Weekend

Associations Now

Warriors General Manager Bob Myers told the San Jose Mercury News that the team is focusing on doing good with its time in the District.

The Social Network Your Social Network Should Be Like

Associations Now

“Most people don’t know their neighbors,” Nextdoor cofounder Sarah Leary noted in an interview with the San Jose Mercury News.

Conference Circuit: Children’s Literature, From Idea to Publication

Associations Now

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2015 Annual Meeting , in San Jose, California, will include dozens of lectures, seminars, and workshops with the theme “Innovations, Information, and Imaging.”

Hitchin’ a Ride: New Study Highlights Perks of Intercity Bus Travel

Associations Now

A bus ride obviously won’t get you from San Jose to Maui , but depending on the distance, it could save landlocked conference travelers a bundle.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth Kanter

In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.”

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

Our book tour starts at the end of January, so if you are in San Francisco, Oakland, Boston, NYC, or Washington, DC, please join us. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Bitcoin Foundation Faces Scrutiny in California

Associations Now

It does, however, occasionally have to convert its digital currency to cash, as it did when it held its conference in San Jose in May. The Bitcoin Foundation, which represents advocates of the controversial online currency, hasn’t received the warmest welcome in California.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

Associations Now

“I believe it only serves to up the stress for everyone,” Katy Murphy, the college counseling director of Bellarmine College Preparatory high school in San Jose, California, commented to the Los Angeles Times.

Beyond Cookies: Industry Groups Work on New Ad-Tracking Technology

Associations Now

“The industry thrives on the ability to define and identify audiences and target those audiences with specific advertising,” IAB Vice President Steve Sullivan told the San Jose Mercury News.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

Associations Now

“I believe it only serves to up the stress for everyone,” Katy Murphy, the college counseling director of Bellarmine College Preparatory high school in San Jose, California, commented to the Los Angeles Times.