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DC’s Capital Area Food Bank Needs Your Help!

I was at my regular volunteer gig at CAFB this morning, and the shelves are BARE, y’all. It’s typical for donations to fall off after the holidays, and more than once, I’ve gotten a call before my June or July … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Good Look for Us

It’s an open secret that associations are deeply concerned about – and struggling with – our ability to recruit and retain Millennial young professionals, both as members and as association executives and talent in our industry. We’re trying all kinds … Continue reading

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Letter to ASAE – ASAE’s Response

ASAE has officially responded to those of us who expressed concern about the association industry response to the 2016 Presidential election. Thanks to John Graham and Scott Wiley for allowing me to publicly share their response to the letter that … Continue reading

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Associations and Trump’s Travel Ban

Airports and cities large and small erupted into chaos this weekend as Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning Muslims from¬†Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the US took effect. People with valid entry visas and legal … Continue reading

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Further Election 2016 Association Industry Responses

ASAE has posted further clarification of their position on the incoming administration. While I am heartened to see ASAE specifically mention “…work[ing] with the new administration in a manner consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion…,” I believe it … Continue reading

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Association Industry Response to the Election

As you may have seen in Associations Now Online, ASAE recently signed onto a National Association of Manufacturers-organized letter of support to President-Elect Trump. While this has been common practice in previous presidential elections and while this letter was arranged … Continue reading

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Letter to John Graham and Scott Wiley

Monday, November 21, 2016 John Graham, President & CEO, ASAE Scott Wiley,¬†Chairman, ASAE Dear John and Scott: This letter is a call for meaningful community-wide dialogue and action on behalf of a nation at risk. One week ago, Associations Now … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday Thoughts

#GivingTuesday is not a huge thing in associations – although the ASAE Foundation has done some nice work on social media drawing attention to their donors today (more than directly asking for donations). But it’s ENORMOUS for fundraising/cause-oriented organizations. It … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

It’s the return of the Friday Top 5! I was at the annual digitalNOW conference last week – and seriously, if you’re at all interested in tech in associations (and if you work in associations, no matter what you do, … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Serval

One of the major problems survivors of natural disasters encounter is the inability to communicate when infrastructure like cell towers, routers, and switches have been damaged or destroyed. One solution to this is mesh networks, that is, allowing cell phones … Continue reading

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