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The Future of Association Management Systems


Associations should budget appropriately for AMS training, especially beyond implementation. What’s the future of AMS? But why? For the future?

Sarah Nason: A Washington Bus Hero


Sarah Nason, one of the original volunteers who helped get The Washington Bus started, is moving on. Nason: I first met Sarah Nason many years ago when she worked as a Conservation Programs Associate at the Nature Conservancy and shared an office with my friend, Betsy Lyons. Click here to read the Bus's salute to Sarah (it's real goo

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations


DETAILS: Association Executive Breakfast  with Mike Bonifer, Chief Creative Officer,  bigSTORY. NW, Washington DC. INTERESTED?

Is Your Association’s Website Any Better Than


Every day (or at least I strive for every day….) I read the Washington Post. Namely–an organization’s website REALLY MATTERS to people.

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#TECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington

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#TECH10 - Association Bisnow - Washington: "The jobs of those who oversee IT in associations and non-profits has changed dramatically over the years from technical to strategic. Georgetown University Associate Dean of Technology Management Beverly Magda and Association of Fundraising Professionals CIO Prabhash Shrestha l

$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association's charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

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$108 million Ice Bucket Challenge windfall could threaten ALS Association''s charity ratings - Washington Business Journal

SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "Social media manager is the newest position to pop up across organizations. We spoke to two such association and non-profit professionals about their roles

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. It’s about the work that associations do to improve the world around them. For example: Associations make the roads safer. The American Occupational Therapy Association is responsible for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Associations feed the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington: "t seems not so long ago that we were all minimizing Facebook and Twitter on our desktops every time the boss walked by. Association and non-profit social media managers, users, and lovers came together offline last week at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC's social

Secure your spot today for Monday’s Association Palooza II!


After a sold out event in June, Association Palooza is back — with more mobile and responsive content, more lessons learned, and more networking.

GUIDE TO MOBILE APPS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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GUIDE TO MOBILE APPS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "Few associations and non-profits have launched mobile apps, but we predict they're going to be one of the hottest trends of the year. Here's a look at how some organizations are leading the way

GLAMOUR TO GEEK - Association Bisnow - Washington

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GLAMOUR TO GEEK - Association Bisnow - Washington: "hould your association newsletter or magazine go online? We're a little biased, so we joined a dozen association-ites at an ASAE idea swap moderated by Stratton Publishing & Marketing's Debra Stratton. Her tips:".

WHAT A GUY! - Association Bisnow - Washington

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Association Bisnow - Washington: "Over 100 execs (and another 5,000 watching online) descended on Venable's offices for Buzz2009, to hear the former Apple leader tout Twitter, at an event sponsored by SmartBrief and SocialFish. WHAT A GUY!

KIDS MAKE THE DARNDEST READERS - Association Bisnow - Washington

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KIDS MAKE THE DARNDEST READERS - Association Bisnow - Washington: "How do you turn your Twitter followers and Facebook friends into members? Yesterday, we joined 25 association types at an ASAE idea swap at the Reagan Building to talk about social media.

2012 Association International Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Location : Washington DC. Description : Is creating a global online community important to reaching and engaging with your association’s constituents or members? This session will explore why several associations have chosen to use virtual options for building their international communities and what they have learned.

Ice Bucket Challenge Still Going Strong: $31.5 Million in Donations to The ALS Association - The ALS Association

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Million in Donations to The ALS Association - The ALS Association : Ice Bucket Challenge Still Going Strong: $31.5 Million in Donations to The ALS Association Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014) — As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 Ice Bucket Challenge Still Going Strong: $31.5

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Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

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The reporter also noted that listservs were displacing traditional communications vehicles such as the home owner association newsletter and the community center bulletin board. 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! What did catch our eye was the size of some of the neighborhood lists.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


As of February 2015, 2-1-1 serves over 291 million Americans (93% of the entire population) covering all 50 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


American Marketing Association / Scottsdale, AZ / $1,000. DMA / Washington, DC / Not available. Join us in Washington, D.C.,

Are You Ready to Get Started on Content Strategy?


If you need a little help getting started and are in the Washington, DC area, you’re in luck. Washington, DC 20005. You’re not alone!

SocNets for Associations | Beaconfire Wire

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Related Posts Web Usability for Associations: Designing for Your Members “Your privacy is very important to us&# Setting Technology Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! Survey your audience. app you’re thinking about installing? The future is now.

Real Talk About Real Costs for Nonprofits: Stepping Beyond the Overhead Myth

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Overhead.  It’s a dirty word in the nonprofit sector.  And, yep, I just said it. Why talk about overhead? Isn’t that kind of boring?  the overhead). 



CommPartners serves thousands of associations and businesses, and has been an ASAE Endorsed Services partner for the past 13 years. Cheers!!

How to Use Snapchat for Lobbying and Public Affairs


Seriously. They are awesome. ————– If you don’t understand the mass appeal of  Snapchat , you are not alone.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Washington, DC: DC Action Data Sprint. Seattle, Washington: AdWords Success and Google Grants for Nonprofits. Upcoming Events. Africa.

Engagement Superpowers In Action


Projects in your Backyard, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition. Washington Trails Association Freshest Trip Reports , Conservation Northwest's guided hikes , Oregon Wild's guided hikes with carpooling , and Idaho Conservation League's hiking series. Lawn and Garden guide from Washington Toxics Coalition.

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Social Media and Leadership Survey Results


We will be sharing the results of our Social Media and Leadership Survey TODAY, Tuesday October 16 at a workshop in Washington, DC. Rich, Ph.D.,

New Study: Donations Decline for Nonprofits


Paige spoke at a luncheon that Care2 sponsored of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW). The full report is here.

Meme time! How are you going to change the world in 2012?


And we all know that associations also are doing great things to make the world better. some association awesomeness. For others. Rob Wu.

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Congratulate our new VP of Digital Marketing

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Rosa is an expert direct response marketer who has been running large-scale digital engagement and fundraising campaigns for nonprofits for more than 12 years with progressive organizations including Amnesty International USA , the American Diabetes Association , SEIU , Human Rights Watch and CARE , among others.

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How To Swim like a SocialFish.


National Association of Realtors. Association of Corporate Council. National Fluid Power Association. American Nurses Association.

On Collins’ “What Makes Powerful Nonprofit Leaders” – a conversation with Association Trends’ 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals


I was asked to start a conversation going with my fellow bloggers/readers and the other eleven 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals (listed at the bottom of this post, who may or may not be familiar with this kind of blog-conversation format) as named by Association Trends back in November. Lobell and Paul M.

Why you should come to #Tech11


Interested in association technology? Mark your calendars for  ASAE’s Technology Conference , December 6-8 in Washington DC.

Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

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This post was originally published on Analysis from TRG Arts. Have you ever wondered why so many arts organizations still sell subscriptions?

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One Tweet from a CEO is worth 100 Tweets from Staff


He had thrown his hands up in frustration and decided not to bother. told him I disagreed with what his staff said. Don’t you think?

Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”


The awesome Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 Is this a likely future trend?” READ DEBRA’s FULL POST ABOUT THE PRESENTATION HERE.

Come see us at the American Marketing Association’s Nonprofit Marketing Conference! | Beaconfire Wire

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Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 am by Elizabeth (27 posts) Beaconfire will be exhibiting and presenting at the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference , which will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, July 14-16, 2008. 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6!

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know


couple weeks ago, Ernie Smith blogged at Associations Now that “PDF files are like nicotine for nonprofits: Some associations just can’t quit them.”.

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

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We’ve compiled an overview of each state’s associated costs from Harbor Compliance to serve as a helpful stepping stone on the path to starting your own nonprofit organization. Washington. Washington business license application: $19, if applicable. Washington charitable organization registration: $60 ($0 if exempt).

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!


The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and we''ve found 124 NTEN Members that are participating!