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Best Benefit Ever: Discounted Shipping for Member Businesses

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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. Why it works for members: As the San Jose chamber’s chief operations officer, Stephanie Caldwell, said in a statement , “We are very proud of this new member benefit that will help save businesses time and money.”

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2020 ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition Breaks Event Registration Record

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Visit San Jose. 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.

Late-Fee Debate Puts Spotlight on Library Association Policies

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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. In San Jose, library director Jill Bourne has written a memorandum to the city council asking it to consider a fine-amnesty program, reducing the daily fine to 25 cents, and to “revisit” the use of a collection agency.

Daily Buzz: Say Goodbye to Free Shampoo at Hotels

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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. Soon disappearing from your hotel experience, at least in California: individual containers of soap and shampoo. Also: Bring an outside perspective into board meetings.

Women’s Hockey Association Launches Dream Gap Tour

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Additionally, PWHPA members will play in exhibition games against Boston College and alumni of the San Jose Sharks next month. The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association will put on events at venues around the country to build momentum for establishing a single league with a sustainable economic model. The sport of women’s hockey has seen some dramatic shifts in recent months—including many players rejecting the current professional leagues.

The Legacy of Associations

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Alalay sa Kaunlaran Foundation’s “Agriculture Value Chain for Onion Farmers in San Jose City: Onion and Vegetable Producers Cooperative” helps onion farmers to have a sustainable agricultural livelihood and uplift their socioeconomic condition by adding value to their produce with stable pricing and market availability. What do associations leave in their tracks, and how can we fulfill our potential to create a legacy?

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. Most of these exhibitors are blowing their one chance to deliver something of value to their target audience’s inbox.

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. Most of these exhibitors are blowing their one chance to deliver something of value to their target audience’s inbox.

Convention Centers Help Meet Green Meeting Expectations

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One example of this is the San Jose Convention Center’s Hunger at Home program. SJCC’s director of food and beverage and facility operations, along with staff volunteers, meet monthly with hotel partners and local charities to discuss how “Team San Jose can utilize recyclable materials to address local hunger and homelessness.”.

Canadian E-Waste Group Crosses Border With New Depots

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The Electronic Reusing Association (ERA) , a group that aims to extend the life of discarded gadgets, is launching depots in two cities in the American market, Seattle and San Jose, California, after 15 successful years in the Canadian market. The Electronic Reusing Association, an offshoot of a long-running Canadian group, is making early inroads into the U.S. market with the goal of making technology more accessible to those in need.

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

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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.

Smaller-Scale Locales Score Big on Top Destinations List

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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). Though only slightly larger than National Harbor, it was ahead of two much larger California cities—46th-ranked San Jose and 48th-ranked Long Beach—that have more available meeting space. The usual suspects—Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas—showed up near the top of Cvent’s Top 50 U.S.

Community College Group Doubles Down on Lobbying … Without a Budget

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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. 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.

Engage Your Audience like Dove Does

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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. I’m not here to argue the merits of the campaign with regard to beauty. In my opinion, however, they’ve struck a chord with the general public. The result is a winning content marketing strategy.

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

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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. The way that we have really reached out is through these organizations that are on the ground.

Tuesday Buzz: Reddit’s New Content Hub

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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? Plus: introducing the event technology of the year. Say hello to Upvoted , Reddit’s brand-new news site, which it hopes can serve as the perfect gateway, for the uninitiated, to its community and benefits.

Internet Association Backs eBay in Legal Fight With Deaf User

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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. It was a landmark law when it took effect in 1990, but should the Americans With Disabilities Act apply to the internet?

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

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The class-action suit, filed in San Jose, California, states that users have no recourse to stop the messages going out in their names. Last week, LinkedIn was hit with a class-action lawsuit from users who claim the social network improperly obtained addresses from their email accounts. The episode can offer associations insights on how they should conduct their own email-marketing programs.

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

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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.” A children’s literature society helps attendees explore the niche publishing industry from every angle. Plus: The world’s largest scientific society holds its annual meeting. Creating books kids love isn’t child’s play.

The Social Network Your Social Network Should Be Like

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“Most people don’t know their neighbors,” Nextdoor cofounder Sarah Leary noted in an interview with the San Jose Mercury News. Rather than stealing inspiration from the hot new social networks of the world for your own private community, you might be better off seeing what Nextdoor is up to. Its beat is fairly ho-hum, but there’s no denying its ability to drive close connections.

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

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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. Buses don’t get nearly the level of love from business travelers as planes or trains, but according to a new study, the cost advantages of intercity bus travel shouldn’t be ignored.

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Bitcoin Foundation Faces Scrutiny in California

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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. But the association says the state has misinterpreted its purpose—and the way Bitcoin works.

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

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“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. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle , privacy researcher Jonathan Mayer said that the newer tracking methods could take more control away from the user. “It’s 20 % The percentage of internet traffic driven by mobile devices, according to Statcounter.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

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“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. The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a recently launched group that hopes to streamline the college admissions process, threatens to create headaches for students, organizations representing guidance counselors contend.

College Admissions Coalition Comes With New Pressures

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“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. The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a recently launched group that hopes to streamline the college admissions process, threatens to create headaches for students, organizations representing guidance counselors contend.

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

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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.” ” As you can tell from the slide, we have a Harry Potter theme for the session. My colleague Cindy Leonard has used her photoshop magic to help each of the speakers transform into a character. Here’s the description: Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC!

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. This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

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

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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. Children’s museums welcome immigrant and refugee children and their families to their communities. To promote and support these efforts, the Association of Children’s Museums has launched a campaign called 90 Days of Action.

Lessons from the Sports World’s Politically Charged Weekend

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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 president’s remarks stirred up debate around players in two sports leagues—leading teams, executives, and players’ associations to respond in a variety of ways. Here are some notable takeaways. President Donald Trump’s statements over the weekend regarding the NFL and NBA had a big impact on the sports world.