Wisconsin’s WB-14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase (CONDO SELLER’S BEWARE) (WI)

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Wisconsin’s new WB-14 form will become the standard form used by real estate brokers on behalf of their clients this week: normally the Seller of a condominium unit. As drafted, it is a trap for the Seller, and any Broker using it should, at a minimum, cross out lines 158-160.

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. For nine years, the Wisconsin Venture Capital Association was basically nonexistent, a victim of board member retirements and a decline in the venture capital sector as a whole. The post Years After Going Dormant, Wisconsin Venture Capital Group Makes Comeback appeared first on Associations Now


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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. The Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA) is pushing for a change in state law that would allow consumers to fill up growlers, or half-gallon glass jugs, with a selection of tap beer while shopping for their groceries.

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

Associations Now

The Wisconsin Club for Growth, a conservative group under secret investigation in the state in connection with possible illegal coordination between 501(c)(4) nonprofits and political campaigns, has filed a federal suit seeking to end the probe, claiming members’ constitutional rights are being violated. But a recent civil rights lawsuit raises similar—though not identical—concerns in Wisconsin.

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. Things Ive Learned from Being a Board Member. image source. I started serving on their board two years ago, a commitment I made, in part, to observe things from the other side of the table.

Convenience Store Group Joins State Agencies in Human Trafficking Fight

Associations Now

The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is teaming with law enforcement officials in the state to provide training to store workers to help them recognize the warning signs of human trafficking. The state of Wisconsin has a new set of partners in its fight against human trafficking.

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: 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. Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3. For Part 2 go here. For Part 1 go here.

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. Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2. For Part 1 go here.

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: 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.

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.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

Moery Company

Big example: We’ll be traveling to Detroit, Michigan; Fort Worth, Texas; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Lexington, Ohio for a scheduled IndyCar race. Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news. If you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

What’s In It For Me? 5 Life-Changing Benefits of Volunteering

Higher Logic

LiveScience reported on the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which has followed a random sample of 10,317 Wisconsin residents from their high school graduation in 1957, specifically stating that: In 2004, the participants reported how often they had volunteered within the past 10 years. “I would love to volunteer…but I just don’t have the time!” Sound familiar? Life is busy, no doubt.

7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

Blue Sky eLearn

which could result in numerous people finding out they live in the same small town in Wisconsin. If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. After all, they aren’t sitting in front of you in a conference room, but instead behind a computer at home. Here are some ways to keep virtual attendees engaged: . Ask an Icebreaker Question .

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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. So it wasn’t a surprise when a Wisconsin company took the big prize at this year’s competition. The biannual U.S.

Conference Circuit: Human Services

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Venue: Wisconsin Center. Wisconsin Lt. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Exhibitors: 70 plus. Platinum sponsors: 18. The American Public Human Services Association’s IT Solutions Management for Human Services Conference begins next week in Milwaukee. Attendance is expected to hit 1,500.

Three Things To Do Now To Prepare For Next-Gen Members

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That’s why my colleague Emily Viles and I went straight to the source when we created the Young Professionals Taskforce for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE). <bio> Aaron Manogue is strategic marketing coordinator at AMPED Association Management in Madison, Wisconsin. After starting a Young Professionals Taskforce for his local state society, a YP shares three things organizations can do today to get ready for next-gen members.

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!) Thanks to all the companies in the association community that provide free professional development. You are appreciated. Tue 2/23 at 1 p.m. Engaging Your Members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

Reid All About it

Host: Online Education Spoke of the Wisconsin Society for Association Executives. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Brain Food is quick and dirty this week. I haven’t had time since returning on Wednesday night from our Arizona hiking vacation to do any of my usual work on this week’s Brain Food post.

Invest in Yourself: Book Recommendations for Young Professionals

Association Adviser

I reached out to my professional resources through the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), as well as through LinkedIn. She’s working toward earning her Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives as well as a Master of Science degree in nonprofit management and leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Top Three Association Technology Trends in 2020


Amber was named one of Madison, Wisconsin’s 40 under 40 and the number 1 LMS salesperson by Talented Learning. In this age of innovation, associations need to stay competitive. Recent studies have shown that by the end of this year, about 17 percent of work will be automated. Thanks to companies like Tesla, Netflix, and Amazon, the fourth industrial revolution is increasing the pace of change and customer expectations.

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. Working with the Anti-Defamation League, more than 270 mayors nationwide, including many members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, have signed a written pledge agreeing to stand up to hate in their communities.

FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

Associations Now

” While the group started with soybeans—with more than 274,000 acres of soybean crops covered by FieldRise surveys, according to the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board —it’s quickly expanded its efforts to include the cranberry, pork, dairy, and vegetable industries throughout the Midwest. “I 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.

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. They're a child of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), with a membership comprised of the chief staff executives and senior-level staff of the manufacturing-based trade associations that are members of NAM.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

Associations Now

Other major college towns on the list included Lansing, which benefits from Michigan State University in nearby East Lansing; Madison, Wisconsin, home to the University of Wisconsin; and Boulder, Colorado, the home base for the University of Colorado. The Tech Town Index, a new report from the association, finds a surprising geographic diversity among tech hot spots, helped along by both booming college towns and maturing local tech economies.

Geospatial Analysis and Predicting the Future

Association Success

For instance, the map above gives us a quick view of the age of members in the area, and when we hover over a particular data point, it can show us more information about that person—like that one lonely person who lives in northern Wisconsin near lake Michigan. Which visual representation permits your data to come to life in the most palatable, efficient, understandable way? What does it mean not to be behind the geospatial curve?

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. A few weeks ago I mentioned that Spark Consulting was out with another white paper -- this one on the sometimes challenging topic of diversity and inclusion -- and that it was another thought-provoking read for association CEOs.

Three Reasons Behind National Voter Registration Day’s Off-Year Success

Associations Now

Supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, arranged pop-up registration locations , and in Chicago, events were held at local high schools. In most states, 2019 is not an election year. But the annual, nonprofit-run National Voter Registration Day still got more than 400,000 people to register last month. Here are the secrets to the campaign’s success.

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. The bill passed in February without opposition and has the support of the Wisconsin Library Association, which emphasized the problem of lost revenue to local libraries. The American Library Association supports eliminating overdue charges, calling them a “barrier to library services.”

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. A growing number of organizations (companies, churches, associations) have begun using Throwback Thursdays (TBT) as a social media strategy to promote elements of their organization. What is Throwback Thursday ?

Engineering for Eighth Graders

Eric Lanke

And that event, while the largest in the state of Wisconsin, was only one of dozens that are being held around the country every year. My association sponsors an outreach and education program for eighth graders.

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. Having been chair of the association, and about to depart forever, I guess I'm uniquely qualified to determine the types of individuals who should follow in my footsteps. So, what kind of individuals am I looking for?

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. As police forces in rural North Dakota deal with a potentially long-term protest, two sheriffs’ associations have offered their services to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department—just in case it needs additional help.

Sushi With Beef? Meat Industry Makes the Case for “Beefshi”

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Included among the ideas released by the campaign over the past two years are The Texan Roll (which includes salsa, cotija cheese, and roast beef), the New York Deli Roll (with corned beef, horseradish, and Swiss cheese), Carolina sushi (with bologna, carrots, celery seeds, and a cabbage leaf instead of nori), the Muffarolletta (with olives, capers, garlic, salami, and celery leaves), and Inside-Out Wisconsin Maki (featuring summer sausage, colby cheese, spicy brown mustard, and dill pickles).

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.

Radiologists Group Addresses Physician Shortage With New Training

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At the peak of the program, there were somewhere around 700 B Readers,” said Dr. Cris Meyer, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine who will be teaching ACR’s course. More doctors need a specialty certification in reading radiographs, so the American College of Radiology has created a course to fill the expected gap as the current generation of certified B Readers retires.

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. The WLA says yes, these are taxpayer-funded resources, and people can't keep them indefinitely.

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. Plus: What’s in store for Food Safety Awareness Month!