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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Association’s Cheese Championship Brings in Gouda Competition

Associations Now

Championship Cheese Contest, which took place in Wisconsin last week, is a highly technical competition that highlights its home state’s usual home-field advantage on the cheese front. When the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association puts on the biannual U.S. The biannual U.S.

Don't Be Misled By the Concentric Circles of Diversity

Eric Lanke

In my previous post I shared some of the leadership discussions and diversity initiatives that I participated in when I was Board chair of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.

Why New Board Members Don't Speak Up

Eric Lanke

After a tour of duty on the board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (including one year as board chair), I've moved onto the board of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). I recently got elected to another association board.

Mayors Take Strong Pledge Against Extremism, Bigotry

Associations Now

Mayors from more than 270 cities —including major urban centers like New Orleans and Los Angeles and smaller towns like Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa—signed the compact.

Some Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Eric Lanke

It's about a difference of opinion between the American Library Association and the Wisconsin Library Association over whether or not libraries should charge fees and pursue collection for unreturned library items. I find this post over at Associations Now fascinating.

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!)

What Are You Looking For In Your Next Board Member?

Eric Lanke

I've written before about my experiences on the Board of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Now in my last year of service, having chaired the Board last year, I have the somewhat traditional job given to many past chairs--chairing the Nominating Committee.

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.

Chose Your Dimensions of Diversity and Get Started

Eric Lanke

Second, when I was chair of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), that Board was wrestling with its own diversity initiative.

Associations Offer Help to Sheriffs Handling North Dakota Protest

Associations Now

This week, actress Shailene Woodley was arrested while taking part in a peaceful protest, as was a local politician in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Almost 10 years ago, it was the last day of exams at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and I had a job interview 2.5 Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations?

And, You Have to Have the Right Staff

Eric Lanke

Last week I wrote about my experience as Board Chair for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE).

FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

Associations Now

I want to see how I’m doing and make sure my information stays private,” Wisconsin soybean and corn farmer Andy Wallendal said on the FieldRise website.

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.

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.

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Manufacturers Group Perfects Stump Speech During Weeklong Tour

Associations Now

Stops included Austin, Texas; New York City; Detroit; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; and Madison, Wisconsin, all of which have major manufacturing interests.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

It's spreading to Indiana, Wisconsin and New York. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do. Captain Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness. Yes, I am an unabashed fan-girl and so excited over this movie I can barely stand it.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Reflections on a Year as Board Chair

Eric Lanke

One of the things that came to an end in 2014 was my year as chair of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE).

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.

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.

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.

Motorcycle Industry: Efforts to Reach Female Bikers Paying Off

Associations Now

With the mission of empowering women to enjoy motorcycling safely and with street smarts, Stilettos on Steel has grown its membership by 30 percent every year in both Michigan and Wisconsin.

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?

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.

Member Engagement and Association Building Blocks

Eric Lanke

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

Friday Buzz: Brewing Good Business, Together

Associations Now

Then read this interview with Michelle Czosek, the new president/CEO of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Despite being a part of a rapidly growing, competitive industry, brewers have learned to appreciate the value of cooperation.