Thankful: Channeling Virginia Woolf

Reid All About it

Virginia Woolf would be pleased. “As you sit down with your loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, what is one thing you’ll be especially thankful for?” ” Only one thing? But there are so many things I’m thankful for.

Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology.

YourMembership Blog

The post Yes, Virginia, there are gaps between member expectations and association technology. The way we connect, communicate, learn and shop is ever-changing. Consequently, your association members have a heightened level of expectation for flexibility, convenience and personalization in everything they do. But, association experiences are struggling to keep up with these growing member expectations.

Join Jeff for P.I./TMA Resources Executive Breakfast on March 6 in Alexandria, Virginia

Principled Innovation

This free breakfast session will be held at the headquarters of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Alexandria, Virginia, and registration for this event is now open. TMA Resources , located in Vienna, Virginia, provides member-centric organizations with the software solutions, services and partners that help keep their members and other constituents returning to them to find information, collaborate, learn and communicate with their communities.

Santa Associations: Yes, Virginia, They Exist, and They Aren’t Always Pretty

Associations Now

The post Santa Associations: Yes, Virginia, They Exist, and They Aren’t Always Pretty appeared first on Associations Now $ 30 The median hourly pay for a mall Santa, according to PayScale statistics reported by CNBC. The piece notes that “freelance” Santas can make even more.

Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Informz

We dispatched our product team to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia last week for the first stop on the “TDMD2 Roadshow.” The post Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia appeared first on Informz.

Food Truck Association Cooks Up Successful Legislation in Virginia

Associations Now

Members of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Food Truck Association led the push in Richmond for food trucks to return to the commonwealth. That’s because Virginia Gov. The post Food Truck Association Cooks Up Successful Legislation in Virginia appeared first on Associations Now

Virginia Manufacturers Team Up With Colleges to Attract Young Workers

Associations Now

Working with community colleges across the state, the Virginia Manufacturers Association hopes to use expanded training programs to bring younger workers into the field as older ones start to retire. Southside Virginia Community College. Virginia Highlands Community College.

Virginia Shooting Highlights Safety Concerns for TV News Crews

Associations Now

” Gardner has also served on the board of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Associations in the television news industry had safety concerns before this week’s murder of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman, which aired on live television.

Santa Associations: Yes, Virginia, They Exist, and They Aren’t Always Pretty

Associations Now

The post Santa Associations: Yes, Virginia, They Exist, and They Aren’t Always Pretty appeared first on Associations Now

How Do You Get to The Executive Director Position? Listen, Question and Learn

Association Adviser

From the Corner Office: Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia SAE. The VSAE Board of Directors takes a break outside at their 2015 Board “Advance” in Lynchburg, Virginia. Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia Society of Association Executives.

Cups vs Cookies – Tasty Politics!

Wired4Leadership

On a recent swing through Richmond, Virginia the hunt for fresh coffee and fossil fuel landed me at the 7-Eleven in Glen Allen (somehow I missed the nearby Starbuck’s). com bar code blue states coffee coffee poll cookie poll cookies Glen Allen VA McCain Obama political polls RBA rbanet.com red states Retail Bakers of America Starbuck's Virginia

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 166: What Farming and Sales Success Have in Common, with Julie Divine

Moery Company

This week, Host JP Moery welcomes to the show, Moery Biz Dev Associate Julie Divine who recently moved her family from Northern Virginia to where she describes as “the middle of nowhere with cows.” Who knew there was a strong parallel between farming and a fantastic sales process?

Meditated Momentum: Sniper Executed

Elipsis Partners

When he was shooting people in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, I was six months pregnant with Conor. Meditated Momentum. On associations, technology, parenting, people, meditation, and America. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Sniper Executed. Sniper John Allen Muhammed was executed this evening. My clearest memory was of being such an easy target when I went to get gas. There was just so much of me and I moved slowly.

Continued Discussion 9/15/09 - by Steven Davis, CAE

on Leadership

In this post I want to follow up my 1/28/09 post wherein I quoted Scott Geller, a Virginia Tech professor. on Leadership … by Steven Davis, CAE. Leadership … an Ongoing Discussion. « Leadership … Continued Discussion 9/9/09. Leadership … Continued Discussion 9/26/09 » Leadership … Continued Discussion 9/15/09.

Leadership ? Continued Discussion 1/28/09 ? on Leadership ? by.

on Leadership

In this post I would like to surface an additional quote from the previously quoted Scott Geller, who is a professor at Virginia Tech. on Leadership … by Steven Davis, CAE. Leadership … an Ongoing Discussion. « Leadership … Continued Discussion 1/16/09. Leadership … Continued Discussion 2/3/09 » Leadership … Continued Discussion 1/28/09.

Presentations This Week - BlogClump

BlogClump

The next few days are crazy for me as this weekend is the Virginia Youth Soccer Association workshop being hosted here in Arlington. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Friday, January 23, 2009. Presentations This Week. Then Tuesday and Wednesday is the ASAE Tech Conference. I will be presenting at both conferences. Saturday I am talking about Web 2.0

Professionalism, resilience and teamwork

Golden's Rules for Association

earthquake struck Virginia. Commonplace words … but recent events have added a depth of meaning to each of them. Midafternoon on August 23rd, a magnitude 5.9 Earthquakes in this region are rare. Earthquakes of that size are unheard of. Much of the Washington DC area was able to shake it off and move on. The little [.]. The Way We Are

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

With one of two new Amazon headquarters planned for Northern Virginia, associations in the DC region are likely to see some big shifts in the local market in the coming years. Meanwhile, Fairfax, Virginia-based George Mason University will launch a new institute for digital innovation.

Join MoeryLAI #9 Racer at Final Event!

Moery Company

MoeryLAI is providing supporters the opportunity to win all access passes for the September 14-15 race program at Virginia's pre-eminent racing venue, Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. Thank you for supporting the #9 Belardi Auto Racing/MoeryLAI race cars last weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. It was a fantastic experience. In fact, let's just keep this going!

Stop guessing and start knowing

YourMembership Blog

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, for example, is using data to help highlight the importance of its members—Virginia hospitals and health systems—and the work that they do. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Virginia Health Department.

Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot is a great fit for professional and business associations -- the Richmond Venture Forum is an association that acts as a social network to link the entrepreneurial community with venture capital to promote business growth and development in the central Virginia area.

SJA Golf Tournament

Association Navigator

Yesterday was a perfect day for the tournament at Raspberry Falls near Leesburg, Virginia. Playing a round of golf on a beautiful Monday is a treat. Thank you to Trish and Craig Maloney for organizing another successful St.

Catering and Innovation – Main Event

Association Navigator

Nancy Goodman and Joel Thevoz, the married business partners at Main Event Caterers in Arlington, Virginia have created an aquaponics system for growing vegetables and raising fish – in their warehouse!

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Jeff De Cagna serving as curator for ACE Symposium on July 12

Principled Innovation

Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE , chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, is serving as curator and provocateur for the inaugural Association Chief Executives (ACE) Symposium , to be held on Friday, July 12 at The Gannett Building in McLean, Virginia. an executive search and consulting firm located in Northern Virginia.

Just Another Association

Potomac Core

Case Study: As part of its strategic plan work Reston, Virginia based NPES affirmed the need to deliver actionable Industry Research for Global Print Manufacturers, Printers, and the Brand Owners. Strive to Be More Than Just Another Association .

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WV Medical Group Opens Membership to Physician Assistants

Associations Now

In a move to help physicians and physician assistants work together both inside and outside the hospital, the West Virginia State Medical Association is adding PA’s to its membership lineup.

Private Equity Hires Associations, Private Equity Fires Associations

Potomac Core

Corey Rosenbusch , President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance , Arlington, Virginia remains focused on the potential loss of dues and non-dues revenue as Private Equity companies consolidate memberships.

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Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!

SocialFish

Sponsored by Higher Logic at their brand new HQ in Virginia, the theme of the event is defining and communicating your organization’s culture in tangible, actionable ways that garner results. You’re invited to a very unusual event! It’s a strategic workshop! We got our heads together with our friends at Epic PR to put together a strategic workshop, a book launch party, and a cancer fundraiser all rolled into one!

What’s Your Favorite Mars Product?

Association Navigator

Here’s what I find interesting: Mars’ headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, the DC suburb where I live. Don’t miss the great article in the new Fortune magazine about Mars – Inside Mars, one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For , by David A. Kaplan.

National Governors Association Makes Cybersecurity Its Newest Focus

Associations Now

This year, Virginia Gov. The Democratic Virginia governor, who is the 2016-17 chair for the National Governors Association (NGA), made cybersecurity his primary initiative for the coming year, under the moniker “ Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge.”

3 Engagement Strategies Drive Growth

Potomac Core

An example of how 3 engagement drives growth at Associations is the Arlington, Virginia based Aluminum Association , led by Heidi Biggs Brock, President and CEO.

My new Associations Now article is now live!

Principled Innovation

TMA Executive Breakfast next Thursday, March 6 in Alexandria, Virginia. My brand new Associations Now article on boards and business models is now available online.

Why A State Construction Group Gave Legislators a Drug Test

Associations Now

The West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council got more than two dozen state legislators to voluntarily take a drug test—all while making the point that the tests have been a major success for the contracting industry.

Come celebrate Jamie’s recovery and the book launch with us!

SocialFish

Sponsored by Higher Logic at their brand new HQ in Virginia, the theme of the event is defining and communicating your organization’s culture in tangible, actionable ways that garner results. Where: Higher Logic HQ’s – 1600 Wilson Boulevard Suite 400 Arlington, Virginia 22209.

Compelling Member Engagement

Potomac Core

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy based in Alexandria, Virginia has 25,000 members that fall into three core groups: Academics, Agency, and Private Practice.

Trucking Association’s Solution to Driver Crunch: A New Job Board

Associations Now

The West Virginia Trucking Association, seeing a shift in the industry’s demographics, is working on creating a new website dedicated to introducing fresh blood to the field. “West Virginia’s truck drivers and other industry professionals keep our economy moving.

Association Looks to Boost Member Relevance With New Innovation Center

Associations Now

Recognizing that its members are dealing with ever-changing technologies and other shifts that will require them to think differently to remain relevant, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants introduced its Center for Innovation late last year.

4 Association Disruption Strategies

Potomac Core

We have to disrupt ourselves every day,” notes Thayer Long, President of Reston, Virginia based NPES. The 2017 PWC 20th annual CEO Survey , fourth quarter domestic GDP numbers and the 2017 Conference Board Global forecast of 2.3%

Medical Groups Boost Opioid Education Offerings

Associations Now

I always say that the solutions that work here in Atlanta, Georgia, may not work best for folks in my home state of West Virginia,” Harris stated in the interview. “So

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

Association Adviser

Timberlake Membership Software was founded in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia by Brian Choate.