South Dakota School Group Wades Slowly Into Mascot Debate

Associations Now

Rather than taking a bold step in its handling of the controversial issue, the South Dakota High School Activities Association has chosen a measured approach of advising schools against using Native American mascots, instead of banning them.

Why Did We Start Pardoning Thanksgiving Turkeys, Anyway?

Associations Now

As for this year’s turkeys, they came to the White House courtesy of South Dakota, with NTF Chairman Jeff Sveen coordinating a delivery from a farmer in his home state. “It’s

Harley Davidson Stumbled Upon Community (And it Saved Them)

Higher Logic

You can’t go to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota - a rally that attracts 1.25 What makes a Harley Davidson motorcycle special? You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to answer this question - almost anyone can name something.

Neurologist Shortages Widespread in U.S., Alzheimer’s Association Warns

Associations Now

The gaps were most significant in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. According to new research released at an association event, neurological care is struggling to keep up with the demand in 20 states.

Pandora’s FM Station Riles Up Music-Publishing Groups

Associations Now

After a years-long debate over whether it could purchase a small South Dakota station, the online radio provider won big last week with the FCC—frustrating music publishing groups like ASCAP in the process.

Association Puts a Face on the Effects of Sequestration

Associations Now

Home visitor JoAnna Fool Head, of Badlands Head Start in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, helps a student with his fine motor skills.

Midwest Association Group’s Rebrand: Call Us “Associations North”

Associations Now

Associations North , the new name for the long-running Midwest Society of Association Executives, reflects an effort by the 1,200-member group (which focuses on executives in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota) to simplify its branding.

Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Announces “New Faces” Program

Associations Now

In the third year of the “Faces of Farming & Ranching” program, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance hopes to connect with consumers over sustainability and technology. Last week, the U.S.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: I was thrilled to be interviewed by Steve along with many other nonprofit data nerds, for his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. He was kind enough to send me an advanced copy and it is definitely a must read. So, check out this post and be sure to order a copy today! .

Guns in Schools: Districts Consider Arming Staff, but Insurers Have Cold Feet

Associations Now

More details on the issue: The problem: In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, late last year, a number of districts in such states as Kansas, Oregon, and South Dakota have considered giving educators the choice to carry weapons on campus.

Pandora’s New to the FM Dial, And Musicians Aren’t Happy

Associations Now

In an effort to remedy this problem, Pandora purchased a terrestrial radio station : Rapid City, South Dakota-based KXMZ.

Luggage Tags and Breath Mints: How MSAE Refreshed Itself As Associations North

Association Adviser

North was a big question since we represent Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Angela Kisskeys, Associations North.

Advocacy Do’s and Don’ts

Association Adviser

Angela Kisskeys , marketing and communications manager, Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) , which represents associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said her organization doesn’t lobby directly unless the issue impacts the overall operations of non-profits.

As Newtown Anniversary Nears, Associations Help Schools Tackle Security

Associations Now

Such bills have been introduced in 35 states; South Dakota was the first to pass a measure in March, and six others—Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas—followed suit.

Membership Marketing Blog: Membership Marketing Response.

Membership Marketing

South Dakota. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.