It’s not just pets that can bite. A veterinarian group launches a cyberbullying hotline for its members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sad reality of workplace bullying. Plus: Ideas for social media fundraising.
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.
A construction industry campaign out of British Columbia aims to educate workers about bullying, harassment, and hazing. Its method: edgy animation.
American Counseling Association officials are teaching counselors how to better support LGBTQ youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget these three intellectual property protections.
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.
A new report from Edelman finds that trust issues are so significant for consumers that many have quit social networks over it. And that could be a problem for brands, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s new website resource offers information on state-based mental health programs available to veterinarians.
To inspire a familiarity and interest in cybersecurity among girls, the Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Palo Alto Networks to create 18 new cybersecurity badges.
The Association of Title IX Administrators has aggressively been improving its content offerings of late. Its latest endeavor? A clearinghouse on all things Title IX.
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.
The Girl Scouts of the USA created a new small-dollar donation platform to make it easy for Americans to invest in girls. This donation drive is part of a decade-long campaign.
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?
As children head back to school, organizations are making sure parents are also ready for the end-of-summer transition.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
One association's big bet---and subsequent failure---offers a few lessons about how to consider ambitious ideas.
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.
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.
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.
A new app is causing a buzz, but not for the best reasons. Plus: How to move past the fear of rejection.
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.
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.
An association’s guiding policies won’t keep a board from becoming divisive. The fix may be as simple as agreeing on fundamental behaviors.
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 […]
Carey Goryl, CAE, CEO of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, answers questions from IAFN member Susan Chasson.
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.
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.
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.
What a year it has been! Here's a look back at the most popular stories of 2014 at Associations Now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make your event's website as awesome as the event itself. Plus: How to deal with bullies in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals provides members with a monthly "Report to Parents" offering advice on a wide variety of topics.
Tap into martial arts to defend yourself in the workplace, the Professional Karate Association's Joe Corley suggests.
A report highlighting some negative viewpoints of nonprofit work leaves out all the inherent advantages of association management. Time to fill in the gaps.
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.
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.
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.
Why taking time to stop may direct leaders to their next innovative breakthrough, according to the author of "The Pause Principle."