YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Happy Fourth of July from Washington DC!

SocialFish

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What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

Association Navigator

I’ve been thinking about what Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post means for trade associations? We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Why Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post is great for associations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s announcement that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post is big news here in the nation’s capital. Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post shows there is a bright future for associations… if they heed the lessons and adapt.

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.

Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger

Associations Now

Over the last year, the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations have been operating together, though independently. The post Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger appeared first on Associations Now

Youth Urged to March Beyond Washington

Associations Now

Thousands have converged on Washington, DC, over the past week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Civic Leadership and Organizing Conference , the only official youth-oriented program to be held as part of the March on Washington festivities.

Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations Become One

Associations Now

To work more effectively on issues affecting their collective industries, the Washington Restaurant Association and Washington Lodging Association will merge later this year. The post Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations Become One appeared first on Associations Now

Online Lenders Working to Find Advocacy Footing in Washington

Associations Now

In comments to The New York Times , Hoopes noted that the group planned “to create an association in Washington that represents online lenders that are consumer-friendly and that adhere to the highest possible standards of disclosure, transparency and fair pricing.”

GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington

Associations Now

While efforts to pass GMO labeling laws have failed in California and Washington state, fresh pushes are already underway in other states, including Colorado and Oregon. The post GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington appeared first on Associations Now

Four Become One: Fruit Associations Merge Operations in Washington

Associations Now

In an effort to consolidate operations and create a single voice for their industry, four associations joined forces and formed the Washington State Tree Fruit Association earlier this month. The Washington State Horticultural Association was more than 100 years old.

Washington in the Information Age

Beekeeper Group

The National Journal held a briefing yesterday on communications use and the state of the information landscape in Washington, DC. The presentation, entitled “Washington in the Information Age,” gave a comprehensive overview of media consumption in the District using data … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Congress Information National Journal Online News Social Media

Highly Contested GMO Labeling Measure Trails in Washington State

Associations Now

Closely watched after the ballot initiative racked up a huge number of campaign contributions on both sides of the issue, grocery and biotech groups are claiming victory against a Washington state effort to label genetically modified foods.

Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

Beth Kanter's Blog

Next week, KD Paine and I will be doing several public events in Washington, DC and online. Please join us! October 23, 2012 at 10 am PST/1:00 PM EST. Workshop: Washington, DC Foundation Center.

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter's Blog

Next month, I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait. Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn.

GMO Labeling: Washington Ballot Initiative Turns State Into Battleground

Associations Now

A closely watched ballot measure in Washington state, to be voted on next Tuesday, could have a big effect on the foods you buy—whether directly or indirectly. A recent poll showed that a plurality of Washington voters support the measure but that the gap is narrowing.

Amid NSA Scandal, Tech Companies Get Closer to Washington

Associations Now

According to a report from The Hill , tech bigwigs such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple increased their spending on lobbying, as new trade groups like the Internet Association burnished their presences in Washington.

Look Out Washington! SLA 2009 Is Nearly Here. - Typepad

Executive Connections

Look Out Washington!   Our registration numbers are already considerably higher than the last few years, and we know that Washington, D.C.,   Our location in Washington also provides some very special venues. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Look Out Washington! Executive Connections. « Whats New? Main. | SLA in the WSJ! » 02 June 2009. SLA 2009 Is Nearly Here.

The Big Picture: The newest Acronym in Washington

The Big Picture

The newest Acronym in Washington. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The newest Acronym in Washington : Comments. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Stamps to Become a Marketing Vehicle? Main. | Ask a Working Woman » June 21, 2006.

The Washington Post Ombudsman's Parting Suggestion? No More Anonymous Comments

Mizz Information

As a daily subscriber to the Washington Post , a former guest blogger. There's no reason the Washington Post--or any online forum, for that. for the Post, and a community manager, I was very interested in the number one suggestion outlined in Patrick Pexton's farewell column. Pexton was ombudsman for the Post for the past two years--a position. that, to me, has a lot in common with community manager. The thing he. cited as the number one complaint he received during his tenure as.

5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events

Aaron Wolowiec

In April, the Washington Restaurant Association outfitted its onsite staff with Google Glass to provide a live video feed of the event. This month’s guest blog post is by Samantha Whitehorne, deputy editor for Associations Now. Contact Whitehorne at swhitehorne@asaecenter.org.

Mizz Information: What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning.

Mizz Information

What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing? While reading Sundays Washington Post , I came across the headline " The Post fails a young blogger." Mizz Information. Monday, April 23, 2012. This should be interesting, I thought, and read it. It was not only interesting but scarily familiar to me. The article describes how the Post blogger responsible for blogPost just resigned because of the no-win nature of her job.

Receives Direct Marketing Association of Washington Distinguished Achievement Award

Experts in Membership Marketing

The other night, Rick Whelan, President of MGI, received the DMAW Distinguished Achievement Award. Here is a link to the press release just in case you missed it: [link] Many of you know Rick at some level, either as a client, vendor, strategist. I've been fortunate enough to know him as this plus friend and mentor. He is by far one of the fairest individuals I've ever had the good fortune to meet and work with. I hope you all have the luck to work with him, or someone like him, someday.

Can you really motivate association staff?

SCD Group

jamienotter ASAE association professionals Association CEOs association executives Miami Dolphins SCD Group Washington NationalsJamie Notter posted a great piece this week on culture headlined Why Successful Companies Are Okay with People Leaving.

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Blockbuster week for newspapers: what it means for trade associations

SCD Group

Then, came the announcement that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. Here are four things I see: As emerging content providers, major publishers (such as the Washington Post) could become competitors to association content.

What Would Jeff Bezos Do If He Took Control of Your Associations?

SCD Group

Would Jeff Bezos keep your association''s CEO as he did with the executive editor of the Washington Post. I thought of these (and other questions) as I read comments about Jeff Bezos and his first meeting with the staff of The Washington Post.

Associations Help Members Close the Skills Gap

Association Adviser

Talent Shortage Survey Washington Healthcare Association WHCAManpower cited a “persistent skills gap” and Fortune said the jobs our economy has created over the past two years “are very different from the ones lost in the recession that followed the 2008. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Who is guarding your association’s finances and resources?

SCD Group

Here’s the recent story from the Washington Post : An administrative assistant admitted Monday to stealing more than $5 million from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) one of the largest embezzlement schemes from a Washington area nonprofit organization.

Jun 19 - KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

India and China Market Opportunities Highlighted at ASAE.

GlowGlobally

Two popular sessions focusing on the market potential of India and China drew large audiences of association executives this week at the ASAE International Conference 2012 in Washington DC. GrowGlobally.org.

Jun 19 - KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

The Big 3 (Costs, changing demographics and mobile) impacting association meetings

SCD Group

Washington University joins group offering online credit courses. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Washington University in St. Tahira Endean AssociationsNow Steve Drake SCD Group Clay Shirky Washington University association meetings events association executives Forbes conferencesLike many of you, I belong to a national association that normally charges about $800 for its 3-day national meeting. But, the registration fee is less than 20% of the total cost of attending.

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Mental Toughness, Leadership & 2 Other Readings for Association Professionals

SCD Group

Clawson via the Washington Post In his book, “Executive Instinct,” Nigel Nicholson of the London Business School suggests that there may be a leadership gene — that some people are just driven to be in charge. ASAE association executives association leadership Forbes Marketingprofs.com Ron Edmondson SCD Group Washington Post websites Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid By Cheryl Conner via Forbes 1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves 2.

300 volunteers without asking

Mariner

“It’s an embarrassment of riches” is how National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Director of Education Esther Washington described their volunteer pool. As the museum readies for its September 24 opening, Washington is busily preparing their 300-vounteer workforce.

Busy Bees at GWU and Founding Farmers

Beekeeper Group

So when I heard that my alma mater, GWU, recently developed its own urban apiary, I couldn’t resist sharing the … Continue reading → All about bees Founding Farmers GWU Lisner Hall The George Washington University urban apiary urban beekeepingEvery once and a while, we at Beekeeper Group like to post about bee-related stories in the District and beyond.

The Big Picture: RNC Names eCampaign Director

The Big Picture

I am heading to Washington DC the weekend before Thanksgiving for a full day of CapWiz training during their annual Customer Appreciation Day. P.S. If you live near the Washington area and have any tips on what I should see while Im there, let me know. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn.

The AMAZING RACE to ASAE TECH 10.The Tom Morrison Story

Tom Morrison

It was 3 days before the start of the 2010 ASAE Tech Conference in Washington, D.C. As I replied, she began to share with me that flights which were set to take off Wednesday morning at 6:20 am, were never going to make it out because of weather in Washington D.C. I was hopeful, yet cautious, knowing that with every hour that passed, the snow was getting closer to Washington D.C. From Relevance to REVOLUTION. Its NOW or NEVER. Today, its not good enough to be relevant.

Smart Phones are becoming a Smart Move for Associations.

Experts in Membership Marketing

Join an Interactive Discussion on - Membership Marketing Blog

Membership Marketing

For those readers located in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, I wanted to invite you to attend an interactive session that I am leading for the Maryland Society of Association Executives discussing the results from our Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

AE on the Verge: Fundraising: Drilling down to specifics

AE on the Verge

The college I attended, George Washington University , allows alumni contributors to drill-down their online donations to numerous specific targets - even to designated sports teams, clubs, specific schools/programs, student aid to specific schools/programs - along with general contributions.

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Executive Connections: Cherry Blossom Time

Executive Connections

  While it is hard to imagine Washington without them, the first 3,000 trees were planted only 98 years ago, a gift from the mayor of Tokyo. The annual spectacle not only lifts Washington’s spirits—it adds an estimated $126 million a year to the area’s economy.   Last year, SLA members from about 30 countries joined us in Washington.  Executive Connections. « Spring Forward | Main. | Are You Involved in Corporate e-Learning? » 30 March 2010.

JP Moery’s Association Playbook – Episode 150: Association CEO Search Trends, with Spencer Stuart’s Leslie Hortum - Moery Company

Moery Company

Host JP Moery welcomes a very special guest – his long-time friend and mentor, Leslie Hortum who manages the Washington, DC office of Spencer Stuart – an executive search and leadership consulting firm.

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Doing Business in the Middle East ? GrowGlobally.org

GlowGlobally

MCI Dubai director Ajay Bhojwani presented at the recent ASAE & Center International Conference held earlier this month in Washington DC. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom.