ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

Associations Now

ASAE is preparing to fight a bill in Texas, where the first is likely to emerge. Texas will be the next battleground in the ongoing state-level debate over so-called religious freedom laws that ASAE and others view to be discriminatory and harmful to the economy.

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Texas House Considers Discriminatory Bill Alternative

Associations Now

ASAE, business groups, and convention bureaus oppose a new Texas House bill meant to replace a controversial Senate bill that would dictate bathroom use policies. ASAE does not support ongoing efforts in the Texas legislature to change social policy in Texas.

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Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Associations Now

A group of local visitor bureaus, businesses, lawmakers, and associations spoke out against the proposed Texas “bathroom bill” on Monday as the legislature prepared to kick off a 30-day special session. When businesses succeed, Texas communities and families succeed.

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New Campaign Celebrates the People, Experiences of Texas

Associations Now

With its “What I Like About Texas” summer campaign, the Texas Travel Industry Association is sharing Texans’ favorite things about the state to catch the attention of visitors. What do you like about Texas? Nunn’s song “What I Like About Texas.”.

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ASAE Joins Business, Hospitality Groups to Oppose Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

Associations Now

Saying that a bill introduced in Austin last week would discriminate against the LGBT community and hurt business in Texas, ASAE and others in the hospitality, meetings, and association industries announced a joint campaign to oppose it.

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Alumni Group’s Rapid Response Connects Texas Aggies Amid Hurricane Harvey

Associations Now

The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M Foundation, and the sports website TexAgs moved swiftly this week to provide a relief forum for Aggies affected by the storm and its aftermath. However, she expects word of this resource to spread beyond the Texas A&M community.

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Pro-Cuba Trade Group Finds Support in Texas

Associations Now

Engage Cuba, which is looking to build congressional consensus for a broader trade policy, has found a groundswell of support among business leaders, universities, and trade groups in Texas. thaws, last week revealed that more than three dozen members have joined its Texas council alone.

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Chew on This: Texas Beef Council Aims for Millennials

Associations Now

With the beef industry struggling to break through to a younger audience, marketing groups in the space are working extra hard to make the pitch—even in Texas, home of the cattle ranch. And the challenges that face the cattle industry in Texas are being felt across the meat industry.

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New Ideas in Texas and Beyond | KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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Roller Coaster Safety Questioned After Texas Death

Associations Now

A woman’s death at a Texas amusement park has some questioning the safety of thrill rides, but a survey by an amusement park trade group found the chances of being seriously injured on these rides are slim.

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Oil Industry Group Sues Over Texas Fracking Ban

Associations Now

Facing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas, the extraction method’s birthplace, the Texas Oil & Gas Association is asking for an injunction to stop a ballot measure from taking effect.

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Texas Court Rejects Claim That Association’s Lawyer Represents Members

Associations Now

In a decision involving the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, a state appeals court rejected an argument that the association’s general counsel had an attorney-client relationship with a member embroiled in a lawsuit.

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From the Corner Office: Beth Brooks, CAE, Texas Society of Association Executives

Association Adviser

December 2012 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Beth Brooks, president of the 1,000-member Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE).

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A Year After Texas Explosion, Federal Report Outlines Progress on Fertilizer Safety

Associations Now

According to a new government report to the president 14 months after last year’s massive explosion in West, Texas, much needs to be done to encourage safe practices when storing volatile fertilizers such as ammonium nitrate.

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TSAE Rallies to Hold First Meeting in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Association Adviser

W hen the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston earlier this month for the New Ideas Annual Conference , it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding. During the opening session, TSAE Board Chairman and Executive Vice President of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Christopher Williston IV, CAE, told attendees, “You did not call to cancel.

Leading People Through Change: An Essential for Success

Association Adviser

It is a part of the Texas Society of Association Executives’ CEO Strategies series sponsored by the Fort Worth CVB. Jennifer Blenkle, Frameworks.

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Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!

YourMembership Blog

Catch us at ASAE 2012 at Booth 439 – August 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support.

What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

Association Adviser

Most of your association members are in your corner, but don’t ever take them for granted. Like a bumper sticker, they can peel away fast. The post What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

From the Corner Office: The Wisdom of Wading Into the Pool Before Going Deep

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Christopher Newton, president of the 700 member Texas Food & Fuel Association. Incidentally, Texas has more convenience stores than any other state (14,000) and our members own, operate and supply more than 10,000 of them. Chris Newton.

Is Donor Fatigue Real?

NonProfit University Blog

And still to come this year to a state, region or town near you is the original giving local days, such as GiveMN , North Texas Giving Day , Georgia Gives Day , or Give Miami Day , to mention a handful. Thoughts & Commentary donor fatigue Georgia Gives Day Give Local Give Local America Give Miami Day GiveBig Giving Tuesday GivingMN Kimbia North Texas Giving Day Red Nose Day Small Business Saturday Walgreen's Duane Reade

Want More Members? Better Get to Know Them

Association Adviser

1 response the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) received when it recently asked members to identify their biggest challenges. Membership member recruitment membership Texas Society of AssociationsBy Elsbeth W. Russell. Recruit, retain, engage and repeat.

Life in 140 Characters

NonProfit University Blog

Whether we live in Loving County, Texas , which claims to be the least populous county in the U.S., When I was growing up, we had a vacation home on the Potomac River , right outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter's Blog

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. PortLight “Inclusive Disaster Relief” SPCA of Texas. Texas Diaper Bank.

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Experts in Membership Marketing

[Infographic] The Power of Audience Segmentation

Higher Logic

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) analyzed its member campaign data and noticed many non-members were opening a member newsletter and purchasing TMA courses and course materials. Good marketing delivers relevant content.

Associations Size Up Harvey’s Economic Impact

Associations Now

With flooding from Hurricane Harvey still inundating southeastern Texas, it will likely be weeks or longer before its devastation is fully understood. As Hurricane Harvey continued to soak the Texas coast Tuesday, it was hard to come by official estimates of the storm’s impact.

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Repaying the Favor: Louisiana Restaurant Association Mobilizes Harvey Relief Efforts

Associations Now

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other parts of southeast Texas , Louisiana’s restaurant industry knew all about how bad a storm like this could be.

Pharmacy Association’s New Program Gets Patients to Take Their Meds

Associations Now

The Medication Adherence Project, an initiative by the Texas Pharmacy Association, will use a cloud-based platform to check on people with controlled hypertension. But a new program launched by the Texas Pharmacy Association could help fix this state of affairs.

How to be a World Changing Leader

Association Leaders

My brother-in-law graduated from the University of Texas. One wall of his room is painted burnt orange and the skull of a Texas Longhorn hangs on it. Recently, my brother-in-law sent me a copy of the text of the University of Texas 2014 Commencement speech given by Naval Admiral William H. I’ve often thought fondly of UT. I remember watching great UT football teams in the 1970′s and again in the 2000′s.

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Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Associations Now

More than 5,000 attendees are expected in San Antonio, Texas. City: San Antonio, Texas. NASPActs will engage conference participants in encouraging a socially just community in Texas and beyond. Rundown Attendees: 5,500. Sessions: 600.

Conference Circuit: Getting Analytical

Associations Now

The American Psychoanalytic Association’s 106th Annual Meeting is set to start in Austin, Texas, next week. Some 500 psychoanalytically trained psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, and researchers will make their way to Texas’ capital city next week.

Hurricanes and Asynchronous Communication

Eric Lanke

We have members in Texas and Florida (Houston and Sarasota, to be precise), but everything coming out of our office was, damn the hurricanes, full speed ahead. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were on everyone's mind these last few weeks.

Letter to ASAE – ASAE’s Response

Spark Consulting

I also appreciate the fact that ASAE’s response includes a re-statement of the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, I commend ASAE for their ongoing work lobbying against the “bathroom bill” in Texas. ASAE has officially responded to those of us who expressed concern about the association industry response to the 2016 Presidential election.

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Associations Assist Dairy Farmers in Storm’s Aftermath

Associations Now

storm of 2015, killed dozens of people, but it also killed tens of thousands of cows throughout New Mexico and Texas. A winter storm named Goliath has milk producers throughout Texas and New Mexico picking up the pieces, and the associations that represent them are looking to help out.

Houston, Dallas Convention Centers Become Storm Shelters

Associations Now

Hurricane Harvey has forced major Texas event facilities to take on a new role, as the massive storm continues to dump tons of rain on the state’s Gulf coast. We have a maximum capacity, if we open all shelters—both private and public—in Texas of about 41,000 shelter spaces.

Butterfly Association Steps Up Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

BHN will include the already-existing National Butterfly Center , a 100-acre education center in Texas run by NABA that hosts thousands of wild butterflies and native plant species.

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HB2 Costing North Carolina Billions in Lost Business, Says AP Report

Associations Now

The economic impact on North Carolina is cited regularly by opponents of similar measures in other states, including Texas, where Lt.

National Rifle Association Straddles Line With ‘Open Carry’ Comments

Associations Now

In a rebuke of recent tactics by “open carry” advocates, the NRA warned owners of long guns against “counterproductive” demonstrations at public businesses, such as those in Texas that have led some corporations to openly discourage customers from bringing guns into stores and restaurants. Texas law allows long guns to be carried openly in public.

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Big Hair, Big Bling, Big Money, Big Boots: Things To Know Before You Go To ASAE 12 In Dallas

Velvet Chainsaw

Everything is bigger in Texas. Yes, in Texas size matters. Only during Texas’ Stampede, a Texas rodeo or Texas State Fair do you see a real cattle drive through downtown Dallas’ streets. Dress Texas-style. Everything In The Shape Of Texas.

John Graham on ASAE’s 2017 Advocacy Efforts

Association Adviser

“This year, ASAE devoted considerable time and resources to combat controversial anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas. We remain vigilant until the Texas special session expires on August 18 – this Friday.