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Short Sims for Education

Web Courseworks Associations

For the last 17 years, Clark Aldrich has been pushing for education to break outside of both traditional media and strictly linear techniques. Early on, this meant advocating for the use of computer game simulations that could place users in an interactive environment.

Nonprofits Need Donors Who Stick Around and There’s No Getting Around That

Higher Logic

Are you a nonprofit with a large pool of happy, connected donors, who give regularly and volunteer monthly? For any nonprofit, even if the answer to the question above is ‘yes,’ improving donor retention is probably one of your top concerns.

The Three Things That Matter in Our Performance Evaluations

Eric Lanke

I don't know when was the last time I've written about performance evaluations on this blog -- or indeed if I have ever written about performance evaluations on this blog before -- but they've been on my mind this week.

The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Membership Drive (+10 Proven Ideas to Get More Members)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 10 real-life examples of organizations (both small and large) that held very successful membership drives, gaining anywhere from 5 to 200 new members, plus advice on how to set your goal, budget, strategy, and more

Missouri News: Demante Syms, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for his Role in Three Homicides and Witness Tampering

NonProfit University Blog

ST LOUIS, MO – Demante Syms , 26, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to life imprisonment plus one year for his participation in the killing of three individuals in furtherance of drug trafficking and his tampering with a witness. Syms was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A.

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Montana News: Montana Governor Bullock Kicks Off Summer Food Service Program

NonProfit University Blog

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 143: Best Practices for Launching Member Councils, with Peter Kaminskas - Moery Company

The Moery Company

A common theme most associations wrestle with is the question of how increased engagement can lead to renewal and acquisition growth. Host JP Moery’s guest this week is his good friend of more than a decade, Peter Kaminskas , CompTia’s Vice President, Member Relations – Public Sector & Advocacy.

Think Strategically at this Year’s AM&P Annual Meeting

Association Adviser

The following is a sponsored post from SIIA in partnership with Naylor Association Solutions.

Your Two Cents on Virtual Events

Velvet Chainsaw

Improving digital learning and amplifying conference content to a larger audience is a high priority for most conference organizers.

West Virginia News: West Virginia Governor Justice Issues Statement on Calls for Resignation

NonProfit University Blog

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement: West Virginians need to ask themselves, “are things better in West Virginia since I took office?” Look at the highways, the revenue numbers, the changes to our education system.

Crafting an “Act Now” Renewal Letter - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Istock_Credit:Michail_Petrov96. Hey folks, it’s that time of year. Renewing your members is top of mind, and the quality of your renewal letter can impact whether your members “act now,” or the renewal letter and accompanying invoice will be tabled ‘til time allows.

Alleviating Financial Management Stress with Association Software


Sounds like an oxymoron, right? If you’re not sure that “alleviating stress” and “financial management” belong in the same sentence, then you might be surprised to learn what association management software (AMS) can do to lend a helping hand! An AMS is a valuable part of an association’s financial ecosystem. Its functionality can create a better experience for members, save valuable association staff time, and make things easier on your books. Which also makes things easier for you!)

Check Out the NEW Association Board Orientation Guide


New employees go through orientation. Why shouldn’t your new board members?Choosing Choosing good board members is critical to your association’s success. Make the most of your new resource by downloading your FREE copy of The Field Guide to Board Orientation.

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Maryland News: Hogan Administration Statement on Federal State Opioid Response Grant Opportunity

NonProfit University Blog

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Opioid Operational Command Center Executive Director Clay Stamp yesterday released the following statements regarding Maryland’s eligibility for a $32.9

Every Day is Interdependence Day

Idea Architects

Like many Americans you probably are excited for the upcoming Independence Day, more commonly referred to as July 4. While the independence associated with this holiday certainly merits celebrating, I’m not sure independence in and of itself is an entirely desirable goal today.

3 Ways to LOSE Your Members


As an association professional, there are many things you can be doing to recruit new members. But similarly, there are also many things you can be doing (maybe some you’re not even aware of) that can actually drive members away. In fact, here are three ways to actually lose your association’s members…. member retention Association Views

VATICAN CITY | Pope denounces abortion as modern-day ‘white glove’ eugenics

NonProfit University Blog

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association.

Louisiana News: Gary Man, Deshalone Davis Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison

NonProfit University Blog

HAMMOND, La. Deshalone Davis, 21 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Enforcement Operation Nets Multiple Federal Drug & Violent Crime Defendants

NonProfit University Blog

Take Back North Carolina Initiative Results in 17 Arrests by the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force, Greenville Regional Drug Task Force & Other Partners. MEDIA ADVISORY. WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM. WHERE: Nash County Commissioners Room. 120 W. Washington Street.

14 Ways to Promote Your Association's Next Event


One of the most difficult aspects of event planning is actually getting people to register and attend. You’re putting so much time and money into this. You need to make sure the ROI exceeds that. So how can you drive awareness and registrations for your association’s next event? Here are 14 ideas: event planning Small Staff Chatter marketing

Connecticut News: Hamden, NICHOLAS AURORA JR., State Correctional Officer Who Illegally Distributed Steroids is Sentenced

NonProfit University Blog

Hamden, Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NICHOLAS AURORA JR., 34, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A.

NEW YORK | After 4,000 episodes, a halt for Jerry Springer’s show

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow it doesn’t seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly. There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least.

DULUTH, Minn | Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

NonProfit University Blog

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) AP) — President Donald Trump is talking up the economy as holds a pre-rally roundtable in Minnesota. Trump is promoting his approach to trade as he meets with representatives from the mining industry and local leaders Wednesday at the Port of Duluth-Superior.

Delaware News: Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on General Assembly Passage of Paid Parental Leave

NonProfit University Blog


NonProfit University Blog

Schell City, Mo. Shallow water conditions at a lake being drained for major renovations prompted a fish kill at Schell Lake on June 18, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) fisheries biologists say.

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates order on family separation

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the scope of his executive order that would halt his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. He suggests the order is a permanent solution.

NEBRASKA | Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

NonProfit University Blog

LINCOLN, Neb. Visitors to six state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Those visitors should always use caution when lighting fireworks.

TORONTO | Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

NonProfit University Blog

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

DALLAS | Mother of 4-year-old boy arrested, admits she dumped body

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS | NHL handing out trophies at postseason awards show in Vegas

NonProfit University Blog

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL is handing out its postseason awards in its annual gala show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show will close with the awarding of the Hart Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player.

CINCINNATI | Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

NonProfit University Blog

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump’s decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

U.S. Department of State News: State Department Statement About Attacks on Libyan Oil Ports

NonProfit University Blog


New Jersey News: New York Man, Richard Murphy Admits Producing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse

NonProfit University Blog

NEWARK, N.J. – A Pearl River, New York, man today admitted photographing and filming a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct and sharing those images online, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard Murphy, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S.

Connecticut News: Ansonia Man, JACOB FREEMAN Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

NonProfit University Blog

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JACOB FREEMAN, 22, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A.