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.

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

Associations Now

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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.

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.

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

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.

Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia


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.

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.

Weighing in on Sabbaticals

NonProfit University Blog

Only 48% (n=61) of the individuals who were awarded a sabbatical by one of the five groups ( Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program , Barr Foundation , The Durfee Foundation , Virginia G. “ Creative Disruption ” is a title that is going to catch my eye every time. (Not

How An Association Is Using Data To Advocate

Associations Now

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association is using publicly available data to show the value its members deliver to people throughout the state. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Virginia Health Department, and to compare the data across legislative districts.

Hot Association Jobs – July 12


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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


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.

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26


Manager, Education & Member Services , LeadingAge Virginia – LeadingAge Virginia is a 501(c)(6) association focused on education, advocacy, community building, stewardship, not-for-profit leadership, and expanding the world of possibilities for aging in Virginia.

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.

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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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%

Doctor Visits, With a Membership Fee: Direct Primary Care Gains Steam

Associations Now

In comments to WVTF, Charlottesville, Virginia-based physician Maura McLaughlin noted that the insurance model often comes with high overhead that doesn’t directly benefit the doctors.

Amusement Park Group Moving to Orlando

Associations Now

Last week, IAAPA announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Orlando—plans that the IAAPA Board of Directors approved during last week’s Euro Attractions Show 2016 in Barcelona. “I

Another Way Millennial Habits Differ? They Don’t Play the Lottery

Associations Now

The state-level organizations that help run the system, such as the Virginia Lottery, are taking steps to make it easier to do—for example, allowing debit card purchases.

Aluminum Association’s New Office Reflects Its Industry

Associations Now

The Aluminum Association’s new offices, located at 1400 Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Virginia. In addition to the physical building and space, the new location in Arlington, Virginia, will also help promote the aluminum industry.

Five Tips to Write Better

Spark Consulting

Does that mean you should expect TC Boyle or Natalie Angier or Virginia Wolfe or Michel Foucault to tutor you personally? No (and Virginia and Michel are dead anyway). I write a lot.

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Tech Groups’ Solution to Growing Employment Needs: Hiring More Vets

Associations Now

Tech Vets, which it launched with the assistance of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), , and

Marriott Teams With Accenture, 1776 on Travel Startup Incubator

Associations Now

The companies will launch their initiative in September at 1776’s Crystal City location in Arlington, Virginia. The three firms are working together to start an incubator for travel and hospitality technology, with a planned September launch date.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

Outdoorsy types can ride bikes along the Mount Vernon trail that leads across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Alexandria, Virginia, and continues into downtown Washington, DC. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

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.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

Associations Now

Last month, NGA announced a pilot program in eight states—Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—that will expand access to addiction treatment for offenders in prisons.

3 Unique Ways to Build Team Spirit

Associations Now

Unbridled Learning Solutions , located in Virginia, offers another unique leadership and team-oriented program. Forget the company picnic and the humdrum holiday party; invest in a team-building opportunity that will promote employee collaboration, engagement, and retention.

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Mayors Take Strong Pledge Against Extremism, Bigotry

Associations Now

The recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia , earlier this month—and the ensuing outcry, seen in cities around the country since then—made it clear that city governments will be on the front lines when hate groups step into the public square.

Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

Associations Now

It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Tech Council Offers to Help Solve VA’s Scheduling Woes

Associations Now

The Northern Virginia Technology Council, a group with experience in helping an ailing government agency correct its problems, has offered its services to the Department of Veterans Affairs on a pro bono basis.

Advice for New Lawyers

Association Navigator

I clerked for a small general practice in Alexandria, Virginia and worked as a waiter in the mall near the Pentagon. I’m speaking again this week to University of Alabama law students about career opportunities for lawyers working in government relations.

Does Your Membership Team Have Ninja-Like Reflexes?

Associations Now

Take, for instance, the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia, which restructured its membership and grew from 158 members to almost 300 in four years, using a significant mindset shift. “In

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.16.16

Reid All About it

Northern Virginia Small Association Forum for Executives (call in or Alexandria VA). Does everyone have a cup of coffee and a maple-glazed donut? Just me? No matter, it’s time to review the many learning opportunities scheduled for next week.

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.

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

Take, for instance, Virginia Beach’s One Beach, One World program , which helps meeting planners reach their social responsibility goals by creating “meaningful experiences that delegates and attendees value.”

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter's Blog

In a research report called “ Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect, ” professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an “always on” culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

Association Navigator

This round of donations is $55 million, and Conway says he is eventually giving away $1 billion; this makes him at the moment the most financially generous resident of the town that I live in, McLean, Virginia. William Conway in Forbes. Yesterday’s Washington Post column by Robert McCartney highlighted the charitable contributions of William E. Conway, Jr. Bill Conway is Co-chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the DC private equity firm, the Carlyle Group.

Boozing, Bribing and Brawling on Election Day

Reid All About it

George Washington was 24 years old when he first ran for a seat in the Virginia House of Burgesses. The ugliness of this election has certainly caused a lot of boozing. Bribing? Not touching that one. And brawling? I guess we’ll see.

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

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.