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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Associations Now

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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.

Using Volunteers Wisely

NonProfit University Blog

But this process came to a screeching halt when I read of Southern Virginia University ’s search for volunteer professors. Thoughts & Commentary National Association of College and University Business Officers Netflix Netflix family leave nonprofit volunteers Southern Virginia UniversityAre we devaluing expertise? While I have been pretty sure I knew the answer to this question, I’ve allowed it to roll around in my brain, unanswered, for some time now.

Check Your Moral Compass

NonProfit University Blog

Komen Race for the Cure to the University of Virginia to what seems like dozens of state legislators feeding their own pipelines of nonprofits to the hundreds of local headlines from across the country have demonstrated a remarkable lack of honesty and transparency, while also great manipulation.

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

Your Reputation Inventory

NonProfit University Blog

Just look at the nonprofit scandals of late: be it Penn State , University of Virginia , Susan G. Komen Univerisity of Virginia Victorian era

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

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


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

Join MoeryLAI #9 Racer at Final Event!

JP Moery

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!

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.

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.”

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.

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

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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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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State Press Group Effort Looks to Protect Member Revenue and Purpose

Associations Now

With the announcement of a new public notice website, the Virginia Press Association hopes to safeguard a revenue source for its members, as well as their function as the town criers. The Virginia Press Association recently announced its own business decision.

Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retail Association Pushes for Greater Credit Card Security

Associations Now

Virginia Gov. Last week, Virginia became the first state to mandate advanced credit card security. It wants Virginia to follow in President Obama’s footsteps and require “chip-and-PIN” cards. “We

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.

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. .

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr. I started a little before January 1, 2012 and took at least one photo nearly every day for the entire year.