Wisconsin Grocers Want to Tap the Fresh Beer Market

Associations Now

The Wisconsin Grocers Association is pushing for a change in state law that would allow grocery stores to sell beer from the tap. Pretty soon Wisconsin residents may be able to stock up on beer fresh from the tap at their local grocery stores.

Years After Going Dormant, Wisconsin Venture Capital Group Makes Comeback

Associations Now

Following in the footsteps of a nearby Michigan group, the Wisconsin Venture Capital Association is coming back to life, and next week will hold its first meeting since 2008. The post Years After Going Dormant, Wisconsin Venture Capital Group Makes Comeback appeared first on Associations Now

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Wisconsin 501(c)(4) Group Sues Over “John Doe” Investigation

Associations Now

But a recent civil rights lawsuit raises similar—though not identical—concerns in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign , a citizens watchdog group, the Club for Growth spent $9.1

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Hub for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

Ive been blogging about my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives for a while now. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, January 31, 2011. The Innovation Hub for Associations.

The Most Deserving List

NonProfit University Blog

billion, three of those gifts went to Harvard University and five others went to other institutions of higher education (the Universities of Wisconsin , Notre Dame and California – Santa Barbara , Cornell Medical College , and Oregon Health & Science University ); the remaining two gifts went to foundations. This is the time of year for lists – top 10 movies of the year, top 10 retweets, top 10 pictures of dogs dressed as reindeer. That’s one way of collecting data.

The Importance Confidence Plays In The Workplace with Susan Marshall of The Backbone Institute

Association Mavens

Susan is a regular columnist for Wisconsin Woman magazine. [link]. In this Association Maven’s episode, Josh Studzinski interviews Susan Marshall on how confidence plays a critical role in our jobs. We go through the definition of confidence, how to develop confidence, and ways to change your frame of mind. About Susan Marshall. Susan A.

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016.

Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Announces “New Faces” Program

Associations Now

These five new “faces,” farmers and ranchers in Virginia, Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin, will act as the spokespeople for USFRA and serve its mission of reaching consumers. In the third year of the “Faces of Farming & Ranching” program, the U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.16

Reid All About it

Speaker: Ben Kotenberg, Instructional Designer, National Association of Tax Professionals, and Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin. Have you invested in yourself this week? Set aside an hour next week to attend one of these webinars or get some reading (and thinking!)

Eric Lanke: Things I've Learned from Being a Board Member

Eric Lanke

Ive recently accepted the nomination to move onto the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations. Books Read. Fiction. Monday, November 21, 2011.

Member Engagement and Association Building Blocks

Eric Lanke

Before joining the board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, I was just a member.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. We select the “Wisconsin Only” feed, like so: You: Nice. This will allow you to enter a filter word or phrase, like your company name or brand, or in our case, “wisconsin”.

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth Kanter's Blog

Over the summer, the local humane society in Appleton, Wisconsin shared a story of one of its dogs, a chocolate lab named Hank, who was available for adoption, but had done something very wrong. Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing.

Higher-Ed Learning Trends Associations Need to Know

Associations Now

A recently released report looked at 18 trends, technologies, and challenges that will affect higher education in the next five years. But they’ll also have an impact on associations, as those students become members.

American Heart Association Likens Sitting to Smoking

Associations Now

Doctors have warned patients for years about the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. But a new scientific statement from the AHA raises the stakes, saying too much sitting could be just as dangerous as smoking. Going cold turkey to quit smoking is tough, no doubt about it.

Throwback Thursday opportunities for associations & nonprofits

SCD Group

Mark Church (left) and Wisconsin DECA (right) Note that WI DECA''s association marketing uses its #TBT to promote its 2014 COW (Chapter Opportunity Workshop) event.

Confessions of an interim manager

Association Advocacy Chick

In the midst of my time as interim, one staffer left to go back to school and another left to move to Wisconsin. For weeks, I’ve been debating how I was going to blog about my experience as an interim manager. Was I going to sugar coat it and say that everything was wonderful or do I focus on the gory details? Neither. I’m going to be honest. As I alluded to in a previous post, my boss unexpectedly resigned in early March giving two weeks notice.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

Associations Now

The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.

Groups Encourage Young Adults to Embrace Farming

Associations Now

New York passed a similar law last year, according to a Stateline report , and Wisconsin is considering passing one of its own. Many young adults have passed on farming as a way of life, a trend that some farming groups want to reverse. One potential way to attract new generations?

4 Great Ideas From a Membership Idea Exchange

Associations Now

Kathleen Raab, CAE, executive director of NARI’s Madison, Wisconsin, chapter, reported that the speed-networking-style idea exchange was indeed a success and got NARI’s chapter leaders talking about tactics for membership development at the start of the summit.

Association of Women Surgeons Boosts #ILookLikeASurgeon Movement

Associations Now

Susan Pitt, an endocrine surgeon at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), saw the cover while attending a medical conference.

How Do You Fix a Board Power Struggle?

Associations Now

Andersson and Avery Edenfield, scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An association’s guidelines won’t keep a board from becoming divisive—indeed, they can help sow discord. The fix may be as simple as agreeing on fundamental behaviors.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight Over e-Cigarette Bans

Associations Now

Most recently, the group spoke out last week against proposed legislation in Madison, Wisconsin, where the city council is considering whether to add e-cigarettes to its existing smoking ban. “It

Insurance Commissioners Launch Tool for Assessing New Auto Insurance Types

Associations Now

“Exciting transformations in mobility, including ridesharing, increased use of public transportation, and self-driving vehicles mean consumer driving habits are and will continue to change,” Nickel, who is also Wisconsin’s insurance commissioner, said in the release.

Late-Fee Debate Puts Spotlight on Library Association Policies

Associations Now

” Meanwhile, its state counterpart in Wisconsin has endorsed legislation empowering libraries to use collection agencies to gather up unpaid late fees. In Wisconsin, last month Gov.

Working out Loud: Learning from Eric Lanke

Jamie Notter

He’s the CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he writes on the best CEO-authored blogs out there. If you don’t know Eric Lanke , you should.

University of Iowa Eyes Plan to Combine Alumni Association, Foundation

Associations Now

For example, the nearby University of Wisconsin, based in Madison, enacted a similar combination in 2014 after finding a 90 percent overlap in the audience between its foundation and alumni association.

Parmesan Filler Controversy Highlights Cheese Integrity Issues

Associations Now

” Meanwhile, an American group, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, welcomed the FDA investigation into Castle Cheese.

March Madness, Meetings Edition

Associations Now

Then there’s the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin. We’re in the thick of March Madness again. Learn how your association can incorporate elements of one of America’s largest sporting events into its meetings and conventions.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 27, 2010.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1.

Tuesday Buzz: Membership Lessons From Social Clubs

Associations Now

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights the current success of the Wisconsin Club , which will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year. How one social club is keeping relevant with younger audiences—and growing membership at the same time.

Don’t Forget Your Members are People

Associations Now

Last, as shared here at Associations Now last week, FaB Milwaukee, a small trade group for food and beverage industry manufacturers in southeast Wisconsin, began collecting member dues in August after initially forming in March 2012.

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The Role of Trust in Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Saturday, August 28, 2010. Association Advantages for Innovation.

Wild Weather Means Tough Calls for School Superintendents

Associations Now

Superintendents in the upper Midwest, from Michigan to Wisconsin, they’ll never close because of snow like we do down here, because they live with it all winter long. Many factors go into a school superintendent’s decision to cancel school because of bad weather or some other event.

Tuesday Buzz: Is Gen X Running the Show for Associations?

Associations Now

That’s when XYZ University’s Sarah Sladek wrote a book (published by ASAE) titled The End of Membership as We Know it , a book the National Fluid Power Association’s Eric Lanke picked up after seeing Sladek speak at a recent Wisconsin Society of Association Executives event.

Conference Circuit: Oral History in the 21st Century

Associations Now

Next week in Madison, Wisconsin, the Oral History Association will gather for its annual meeting , setting an example for how a long-standing organization can transition into the modern era. Learn how an association dedicated to preserving oral history is adjusting to the digital age.

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Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter's Blog

Sarah Eskrich, health policy analyst for Wisconsin Council for Children and Families , shared that they had prepared their top ten list for their blog which led to a huge spike in blog traffic and even heavier traffic for the few days before.