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Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 20, 2016

Best Benefit Ever: Cyberbullying Hotline

Membership by Raegan Johnson Dec 20, 2016

It’s not just pets that can bite. A veterinarian group launches a cyberbullying hotline for its members.

Leadership by Katie Rucke Feb 18, 2016

American Philosophical Association Condemns Bullying and Harassment

Leadership by Katie Rucke Feb 18, 2016

After APA member George Yancy was bullied and harassed for a story he wrote on white privilege for The New York Times, the association released a statement supporting all members who are subject to hateful attacks.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 28, 2015

Cyberbullying Halts "America’s Favorite Vet" Contest

Leadership by Ernie Smith Aug 28, 2015

The annual contest, which highlights the work of veterinary professionals, ran into some trouble after anti-declawing activists used controversial tactics to influence the vote. The American Veterinary Medical Association chose to give all 20 finalists an award.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2014

Cartoon Network Teams With Nonprofits to Fight Bullying

Leadership by Ernie Smith Sep 5, 2014

In its latest effort as part of its "Stop Bullying: Speak Up" campaign, the network is asking its audience—as well as that of the nonprofits it works with on the efforts—to submit user-generated videos. Its goal? A million clips.

Leadership by Rob Stott Jun 30, 2014

Sink Your Teeth Into This: What to Do When Your Top Performer Is a Bully

Leadership by Rob Stott Jun 30, 2014

When Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez apparently bit a player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, his country’s football association defended him loudly and cast blame on others. One ethics expert explains why that’s not a model other groups should follow.

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Apr 2, 2014

Horror Writers Association Calls for End to Author Bullying

Money & Business by Katie Bascuas Apr 2, 2014

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the association is asking the online retailer to update its customer review policy to protect authors and publishers from harassment.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2013

The Battle Against Bullying in the Workplace

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2013

Workplace bullying can have a damaging effect on a work environment—especially if it's coming from a supervisor. Here's what you should know.

Money & Business by Maria Mihalik Feb 1, 2019

Power of A: Lessons in Understanding

Money & Business by Maria Mihalik Feb 1, 2019

American Counseling Association officials are teaching counselors how to better support LGBTQ youth.

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Jan 16, 2019

How and Why a Large, Well-Known Organization Rebranded

Money & Business by Allison Torres Burtka Jan 16, 2019

Although Big Brothers Big Sisters may be more recognizable and have a longer history than most associations, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t grapple with similar issues, such as volunteer recruitment. Using bolder and more modern messaging and branding, it hopes to bring in new mentors.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 9, 2018

The Associations Haunting Houses Around the Country

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Oct 9, 2018

Multiple associations help support haunted houses around the country—and the Halloween-themed industry is a big one that generates a whole lot of revenue.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 19, 2018

Boost Your Brand by Taking a Stand

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher Sep 19, 2018

Nike’s new ad campaign spotlighting former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has lessons for associations—in particular, that embracing controversy can be worthwhile if you go about it thoughtfully.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 20, 2018

#ASAE18: Addressing Sexual Harassment Demands More Than a Training Seminar

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 20, 2018

At her Monday Game Changer session, former White House aide Tina Tchen encouraged attendees to consider sexual harassment as just one part of a range of inequalities that contribute to toxic workplace cultures.

Money & Business by Rhonda Lees Aug 1, 2018

Good Counsel: Watch Out for IP Gaps

Money & Business by Rhonda Lees Aug 1, 2018

Don’t forget these three intellectual property protections.

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 31, 2018

Is Career Stage the Key to Member Acquisition?

Membership by Tim Ebner Jul 31, 2018

The American Nurses Association is a big-tent organization that has seen new-member growth for several consecutive years—largely due to a new framework that groups members into smaller segments defined by their career stage. Here’s how it works.

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2018

Tuesday Buzz: Sesame Street Tries Crowdfunding

Money & Business by Raegan Johnson Apr 10, 2018

The children’s television show is launching a Kickstarter campaign to combat bullying of children with autism. Also: A popular rock band starts a membership group for fans.

Technology by Emily Bratcher Feb 22, 2018

Lessons from Food Allergy Group's Quick Response to "Peter Rabbit" Movie

Technology by Emily Bratcher Feb 22, 2018

After hearing concerns from members about the new Peter Rabbit movie, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America leapt into action, sparking a discussion on food allergy bullying that went viral. AAFA shared what it learned from the experience.

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 29, 2017

A Pledge to Support Civility

Membership by Tim Ebner Nov 29, 2017

Many of your members likely use social media to share and connect online, but those same platforms can be used to troll or bully. To support productive engagement, one association created a civility pledge built on mutual respect. Here’s how they did it.

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 27, 2017

How Garfield Became the Feline Face of Cybersafety

Technology by Ernie Smith Sep 27, 2017

The iconic orange cat, who celebrates his 40th birthday next year, has been assisting the Center for Cyber Safety and Education in recent months—along with the comic strip's creator, Jim Davis. The latest part of the collaboration takes on cyberbullying.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

Are Americans Overworked? This Study Says Yes.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 23, 2017

That’s the case made by a recent Rand Corporation report, which finds that many employees work long hours, face on-the-clock harassment and abuse, and often feel like they never have enough time to do their jobs well.

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Aug 9, 2017

New Resource Connects Veterinarians to State Wellness Programs

Money & Business by Thorne McFarlane Aug 9, 2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s new website resource offers information on state-based mental health programs available to veterinarians.

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 10, 2017

Nonprofits Raise Concern Over Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why"

Money & Business by Emily Bratcher May 10, 2017

The National Association of School Psychologists and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network are among a variety of organizations warning of potential dangers to young people posed by the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, centered on a teen who takes her own life.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 7, 2016

Meeting Reading: Three Posts Worth Bookmarking

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Oct 7, 2016

Three recent event-related articles have plenty of takeaways for association meeting planners. How can you implement one or all of these ideas into your next conference?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 25, 2016

Why CEOs Shouldn’t (Always) Embrace Their Staff Cultures

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jul 25, 2016

A new study suggests that CEOs whose cultural values match those of their staffs’ can struggle. That’s not license to be a contrarian, but an opportunity to think about what’s missing.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2016

Smoking in Films: MPAA Raises Free-Speech Concerns in Legal Battle

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Jul 20, 2016

Should MPAA ratings be considered a form of free speech? The association thinks so, and it's pushing forth that argument as it battles a lawsuit that aims to ban smoking in films that aren't rated R or NC-17.

Membership by Derrick Perkins Jul 1, 2016

Group Working to Reimagine Grandparenthood

Membership by Derrick Perkins Jul 1, 2016

What do you picture when you hear “grandparent”? Chances are the American Grandparents Association wants to change that. Baby Boomers are becoming grandparents, and they don’t much like how they appear in print. That’s according to the American Grandparents Association (AGA), which is partnering up with Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group to update how its members are […]

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 19, 2016

Counseling Group, Boys and Girls Clubs Tackle Youth Mental Health

Money & Business by Alex Beall Apr 19, 2016

During April’s Counseling Awareness Month, the American Counseling Association rolled out an online toolkit to help staff and volunteers for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America best maintain the mental well-being of youth.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2016

Can the Suggestion Box Be Saved?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Feb 1, 2016

Anonymous feedback methods can make employees passive and paranoid. But a leader who knows what to listen for—and how to respond—can make them work.

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 19, 2015

Conference Circuit: School Rules

Meetings by Samantha Whitehorne Nov 19, 2015

The 2015 Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials is happening in Chicago this week.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 9, 2015

When Competitiveness Is a Problem

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Nov 9, 2015

One association's big bet---and subsequent failure---offers a few lessons about how to consider ambitious ideas.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2015

Advocacy Through Emoji

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 27, 2015

With its latest advocacy campaign, the Ad Council and its many partners have learned to speak emoji. The goal of the I Am a Witness campaign? To bring attention to and discourage bullying in all forms.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 19, 2015

How to Lead on Conference Diversity

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Oct 19, 2015

A discussion of conference diversity involves close understanding the sensitivities of the members in the room—and of the ones who decided not to show up.

Technology by Jimmy Daly Oct 7, 2015

Nameless Coalition Targets Facebook's Real-Name Policy

Technology by Jimmy Daly Oct 7, 2015

From drag queens to dissidents, a number of groups have voiced their concerns about Facebook's real-name policy, and a bevy of prominent human rights organizations and technology advocacy groups are unifying their critiques through the Nameless Coalition.

Technology by Patrick deHahn Oct 1, 2015

Thursday Buzz: How You Could Be Rated on an App

Technology by Patrick deHahn Oct 1, 2015

A new app is causing a buzz, but not for the best reasons. Plus: How to move past the fear of rejection.

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Sep 17, 2015

Thursday Buzz: The Scoop on Facebook's Dislike Button

Money & Business by Patrick deHahn Sep 17, 2015

The world’s largest social network is working on a “dislike” button, but there's more to the news than that. Plus: Why a scientific approach to member retention is worth considering.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 25, 2015

Tuesday Buzz: An Association's Message in a Bottle

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 25, 2015

The story of a marine biologist, a bottle, and an association's unlikely messaging coup. Also: Facebook offers up a button that nonprofits probably can't wait to get their hands on.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 17, 2015

How Do You Fix a Board Power Struggle?

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Aug 17, 2015

An association’s guiding policies won’t keep a board from becoming divisive. The fix may be as simple as agreeing on fundamental behaviors.

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2015

The Upside of Unlikability

Leadership by Mark Athitakis Jun 1, 2015

Not everybody is going to love you as a leader. Does that mean it’s OK to be disliked? Maybe. Sometimes. Just a little. Good morning, jerk. I mean no offense. I’m just echoing the suggestion of a recent article in the Atlantic that considers the virtues of being a not-so-nice CEO. In “Why It Pays […]

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2015

Ask the CEO: Carey Goryl, CAE

Leadership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2015

Carey Goryl, CAE, CEO of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, answers questions from IAFN member Susan Chasson.

Technology by Ernie Smith May 6, 2015

Wednesday Buzz: The State of Anonymous Social Apps

Technology by Ernie Smith May 6, 2015

While Secret's recent demise has raised questions about the viability of anonymous social apps, a key competitor is still riding high. Here's why. Also: One association exec shares her insights on trade group culture.

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2015

GSMA's Mobile World Congress Becomes Ground Zero for Privacy

Technology by Ernie Smith Mar 4, 2015

From the devices on display to the chatter in some of the sessions, the Barcelona tradeshow that defines the mobile agenda for the year ahead saw a heavy focus on personal privacy issues this time around.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 9, 2015

Nonprofits to Facebook: Don't Limit Our Reach

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Feb 9, 2015

Stuck between a rock and a hard place with Facebook pages that now require payments to ensure wide reach, nonprofit groups are starting to speak out on the issue. Last week, one volunteer tried to set the wheels in motion with a Change.org petition.

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2014

The Tide Is Turning on Mobile Devices in Schools

Technology by Ernie Smith Nov 6, 2014

Is the value of smartphones as an educational tool greater than their potential to distract? Increasingly, school districts and educational groups are saying it is.

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2014

What Happens When You Don't Properly Vet Your Vendors

Technology by Ernie Smith Oct 7, 2014

Law enforcement agencies across the country are smarting from a recent Electronic Frontier Foundation report highlighting software that had been distributed under their names. The problem the situation highlights is one that happens with vendors when relationships are weak and offerings are poorly researched.

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 21, 2014

ABA Says LGBT Discrimination Violates Human Rights

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 21, 2014

The American Bar Association House of Delegates declared last week that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a human right to be free of discrimination. The group called for the repeal of discriminatory laws around the world.

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 14, 2014

Media Groups Condemn Arrest of Reporters During Ferguson Protests

Leadership by Rob Stott Aug 14, 2014

As locals and police continued to clash in a small St. Louis suburb this week, two journalists on the scene were taken into police custody for reasons that remain unclear. Media associations objected loudly.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 21, 2014

Internet Association's Plan to Expand Influence: Focus on the Left Coast

Leadership by Ernie Smith Mar 21, 2014

The trade group's new office in California, a state often at the forefront of technology issues, puts the association both in the heart of Silicon Valley and in Sacramento—complete with a brand new lobbyist to help.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 25, 2014

Workplace Lessons From the NFL's Fight Against Racism

Leadership by Ernie Smith Feb 25, 2014

A nonprofit named for the first black coach in NFL history says efforts to ban a racial slur's use on the field are showing success. The potential rule change could provide an opportunity for organizations at large to consider their diversity policies.

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2013

Associations Take Sides in CBS-Time Warner Battle Over Cable Fees

Money & Business by Ernie Smith Aug 30, 2013

Millions of NFL fans could miss seeing their teams play if the standoff between CBS and Time Warner Cable, now nearing the one-month mark, isn’t resolved soon. Industry associations have weighed in, picking their sides.

Membership by Jasmine McGee Jul 10, 2013

Social Network Association Aims to Encourage Accountability

Membership by Jasmine McGee Jul 10, 2013

The recently-launched Social Network Association hopes to encourage service, safety, and sustainability for social networks worldwide. And with a new website, a variety of membership options, and a new advisory board member, the association is getting the wheels in place.

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 20, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Sizes Spur Association to Lead Boycott

Money & Business by Jasmine McGee Jun 20, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch's decision not to sell or market clothing to plus-size consumers has provoked the National Eating Disorders Association to lead a boycott of the fashion retailer.

Membership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

Best Benefit Ever: Reports to Share

Membership by Associations Now Staff Jun 1, 2013

The National Association of Elementary School Principals provides members with a monthly "Report to Parents" offering advice on a wide variety of topics.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

Learning: Office Bullies

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jun 1, 2013

Tap into martial arts to defend yourself in the workplace, the Professional Karate Association's Joe Corley suggests.

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 8, 2013

A Look at What's Good in Associations

Membership by Joe Rominiecki May 8, 2013

A report highlighting some negative viewpoints of nonprofit work leaves out all the inherent advantages of association management. Time to fill in the gaps.

Money & Business by Daniel Ford Apr 22, 2013

Poll: Most Americans Prefer Some Targeted Advertising

Money & Business by Daniel Ford Apr 22, 2013

A majority of U.S. Web users don’t mind some targeted advertising and prefer free, ad-supported Internet content rather than paying for ad-free content, according to a recent poll conducted in part by the Digital Advertising Alliance. But some critics raise questions about the results.

Leadership by Daniel Ford Apr 16, 2013

Facebook, Attorneys General Start Online Safety Initiative

Leadership by Daniel Ford Apr 16, 2013

The National Association of Attorneys General and Facebook teamed up to provide teens and their parents best practices for navigating today’s social media waters.

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2013

College Athletes' Group Speaks Out on Rutgers Coaching Scandal

Leadership by Ernie Smith Apr 8, 2013

After video surfaced of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players during a recent practice, one of the loudest voices speaking in the wake of the incident is the National College Players Association.

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jan 2, 2013

Books: Press Pause and Take a Step Back

Leadership by Kristin Clarke Jan 2, 2013

Why taking time to stop may direct leaders to their next innovative breakthrough, according to the author of "The Pause Principle."