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

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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.

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. As I think about that I lean back into my chair and glance around the room. My eyes settle on the red, orange and yellow leaves of the trees outside the window. It’s so pretty this time of year.

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Helping hand: Virginia HOA sets up little food pantry to help neighbors


The post Helping hand: Virginia HOA sets up little food pantry to help neighbors appeared first on Ungated: Community Associations Institute Blog. A Charlottesville, Va., neighborhood started its Little Free Library with books as “food” for the mind.

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 Virginia bill brings to an end several years of tension between food truck operators and local communities by allowing the trucks to operate on public roads maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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.

Why a Virginia Advocacy Group Is Recording Legislative Committee Hearings

Associations Now

Progress Virginia’s Eyes on Richmond project, developed as a workaround to the state’s decision not to record committee hearings itself for public consumption, is an effort at “radical transparency” in legislation, according to the group. A Virginia advocacy group—with the help of a bevy of videographers—is working to solve one of the state legislature’s largest transparency problems.

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. Like the construction industry , the manufacturing industry is engaged in efforts to bring younger workers with the right skill sets into the fold, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association hopes to build on them. Southside Virginia 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. Wednesday’s deadly shooting of a Virginia television reporter and cameraman by a disgruntled former colleague stirred up a lot of emotions for television news professionals.

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 $ 8K The amount that professional mall Santas can make during the holiday season in Southern California, according to comments FORBS President “Santa” Bob Callahan made to Though the pay is good, he notes that the work is stressful and can take hundreds of hours. Is there an association for professional Santa Clauses?

A Summary of Collecting Delinquent Community Association Assessments (VA)

All the Blogs

For those who live in a community with a homeowners association (also referred to in Virginia as a “property owners’ association” or a condominium association (an “Association”), you are no doubt familiar with assessments that go toward landscaping, parks, and pools, and declarations and bylaws that govern architectural changes to the exterior of the homes. Read the article……………………… Collections Condo & HOA Articles Virginia Articles

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. and executive director of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) from a job answering phones for an association to one of the top positions for a state SAE. Brandon Robinson, CAE, Virginia Society of Association Executives.

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.

What We Learned From the PPP Application Process – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 230

Moery Company

Our small family business here in Virginia received a Virginia 30 Day Fund grant, we had an angel investor loan us some resources, and the PPP loan came in. Our small family business here in Virginia received a Virginia 30 Day Fund grant, we had an angel investor loan us some resources, and the PPP loan came in.

Cups vs Cookies – Tasty Politics!


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 red states Retail Bakers of America Starbuck's Virginia

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.

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!

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

Why eliminating racism starts with institutions

Association Success

Dr. Wornie Reed , a professor of sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, argues the opposite is true. In a 2015 TEDx Talk at Virginia Tech, Reed said individuals are not born prejudiced — they learn bias somewhere along the way. Is racism a result of prejudice, or is prejudice a result of racism? When asked to consider the question, most people will likely say individuals are prejudiced and that prejudice leads to racism.

Association Field Report (April 9, 2020)

Moery Company

Hey folks, the report from the field today is coming from outside because it’s so darn nice here in Northern Virginia today. Wish your family and all your staff members the best of health. Here’s what I want to focus on today. You may be doing various transactions with your members right now and they may be struggling with how to distribute some of their cash.

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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.

4 ways for your staff to volunteer virtually

Association Success

Caring is as simple as a phone call : Capital Caring Health , a 501(c)3 in Alexandria, Virginia, provides palliative and hospice care to those with life-limiting illnesses. Going from an office of 30 to an office of one can really make a dent in the staff camaraderie.

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Presentations This Week - 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

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. Without a doubt, two of the most important shifts occurring in the association industry are the use of cloud and analytics. Data is enabling us to receive, store and retrieve information in real-time.

Members Hire Strategic Solutions

Potomac Core

According to Jon Kulok , Principal , Edge Research , based in Arlington, Virginia, having this type of immersive research level “sets the strategic planning discussion around stakeholders and enables conversations around how members can leverage their Association to get to places not imagined today.” Breaking news. Executives and Professionals seek strategic solutions from their Associations.

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What the Pandemic Taught Me About Business ? Association Hustle Podcast Episode 235

Moery Company

Here’s a little bit of context – I know we’ve got some new and international listeners so I want to give them a little insights – and a little bit about what The Moery Company does: our company is 10 years old, we are headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and we have 13 members of our team. JP Moery learned a lot about business over the past couple of months.

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. Through a collaboration with the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA), the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) has opened its membership to PAs to further unify the work between them and physicians.

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.” “The aim of my cybersecurity initiative is to replicate the work we have done in Virginia, helping other states to protect their assets and citizens from cyber threats.

Case Study: New Website for Revitalized Small Business Association

Wild Apricot

Here, interim director Welthy Soni-Myers gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Virginia Microenterprise Network, where she's working on a new website.( As a slew of marketing studies remind us, most people make the Internet their first stop when they're looking for information. Getting online is no longer a "frill" for nonprofits, but a necessity — especially in a tough economy — and epecially for a small organization on a tight budget.

Associated General Contractors of America

Association Adviser

November 2010 -- Association Spotlight Our spotlight on association communication excellence falls on Arlington, Virginia-based AGC of America, whose recently revamped online store allows members to browse through the Association’s myriad publications, videos, webinars and educational resources for general contractors in a streamlined, well-executed fashion

From the Corner Office: Joe Syrowik, ASCD

Association Adviser

November 2010 -- Leadership This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Joe Syrowik, Director of Membership, Marketing and Member Service for the 160,000 member ASCD , an educational leadership association for principals, teachers and superintendents based in Alexandria, Virginia.

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.

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 largest trucking group believes it has found the missing link that’s been keeping people away from a career in the industry. “West Virginia’s truck drivers and other industry professionals keep our economy moving. Looking for a Job?

Alexandria Brown Bag: Listening in Action

Association Success

in Alexandria, Virginia. The Alexandria Brown Bag was birthed in 2006 out of an express need from the association community in the DC and Northern Virginia area to have local get-togethers for association professionals. How one networking group is making a mark from within. The Alexandria Brown Bag, founded by Talisa Thomas-Hall, ACB ALB, is a networking group for association professionals hosted by Marketing General, Inc.

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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You’ve Got to Read This: January 4, 2011

Reid All About it

I discovered some of Virginia Woolf’s resolutions , thanks to a tweet from Ayse. The Virginia Woolf tweet trail led me to Tracy Seeley sharing the LA Times’ list of the literary resolutions of 37 writers and readers. I took a break during the holidays to enjoy time with my family and friends.

Real-world lessons in the painful consequences of outdated software

Nimble AMS

When in-person school was no longer possible, Fairfax County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, launched virtual school for its 189,000 students. What associations can learn from a failed online learning launch. Outdated and poorly maintained technology can hurt your organization when you need it most. Here’s how to avoid trouble. At Nimble AMS, we often talk about the struggles organizations have historically experienced with their association management software (AMS) upgrades.

What Toilet Paper and Bidets Have to Teach Association Leaders


KiKi L’Italien is a senior consultant with Tecker International, community leader for Association Chat, and currently “sheltering in place” with her husband, daughter, and pet poodle in Alexandria, Virginia. It was a Bidet to Remember…. From the earliest panic around the coronavirus, toilet paper seemed to take center stage. Some people stockpiled it. There were many individuals who publicly damned the people who stockpiled it, calling them “hoarders” or worse.