October 2009


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Issue: October, 2009 



City Announces Strategy for Protecting New Yorkers During Flu Season
New York City will offer free flu mist and flu shots for H1N1 to elementary school students whose parents want them to receive it; encourage New Yorkers to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting flu shots or flu mist for H1N1 and seasonal flu; help people with influenza-like illness manage their symptoms and find care; work with hospitals to ensure the availability of expanded emergency room capacity if it is needed; and designate primary-care clinics as flu centers that can give flu shots, information and outpatient care.
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Value of Face-to-Face Meetings To Be Stressed
A Task Force of industry leaders working under the Convention Industry Council (CIC) banner have selected a partner to help articulate the value of face-to-face and live events. The effort will compliment the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) Meetings Mean Business campaign.
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Association Members See Light at the End of the Tunnel
Association members from across the country are now more optimistic about the impact of the economy on their involvement in the association community, according to a survey released by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. The results show that professionals who belong to associations believe their employment outlook will improve in the coming year.
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Survey Reveals Hidden Dimension of Health Care Crisis For Associations and Nonprofits
Much of the attention in the current health care debate has focused on the impact of escalating health care costs on small businesses and the uninsured. New data generated by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project reveal that health care costs are also producing a so-far hidden crisis for America's associations and nonprofit organizations and the nearly 13 million workers they employ.
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Charitable Donors Give More When Asked Personally
Donors to charitable organizations give more when they are asked in person and when someone they know makes the request, a new study commissioned by Chicago-based consulting firm Campbell & Company and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.
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Mayor Unveils Connected City Initiative
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the Connected City Initiative, a series of technology programs to transform the ways in which New Yorkers can interact with and expect the delivery of services from City government. Building upon successful projects that have made New York City a pioneer in using technology to improve public services, the Mayor outlined a series of initiatives to make City government more accessible and accountable.
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NonProfits Benefit From New "Pause To Support A Cause" Campaign That Ties Donation To Research Participation
A new global business and public sector coalition, led by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, the US Chamber of Commerce and a number of nonprofits, launched a new initiative to survey in a socially beneficial way by making donations to causes on behalf of those individuals participating in funded market research programs around the world.
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Cultural Fit Emerges as Key Credential for Association and Nonprofit Leadership Jobs
A candidate for a leadership or management role can have the right credentials, experience, and accomplishments, but without the right cultural fit, she/he can fall flat on the job. This is especially true in the association and nonprofit sector, where cultural fit is highly regarded and can often turn a 100 percent match in skills and experience, according to the recent Bridgespan study, Finding Leaders for America's Nonprofits.
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Tips for Stellar PR Writing
Your association has an excellent story to share. There's an annual meeting or event coming up. One of your volunteers was just given a key to the City. Your new program is getting off the ground. Now it's time to tell the world! But how do you start? What goes into effective public relations writing?
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CVB Execs Say Meeting Planners Set the Tone for Green Meetings
When it comes to making sure that cities, convention centers, and hotels offer green meeting options, one thing is clear: Meeting professionals are in the driver's seat. That point was driven home at the September 21 Convene Green Alliance (CGA) Focus Forum. During the forum, a panel of three convention and visitors bureau (CVB) executives spoke to a group of meeting professionals about green meetings and the commitments and options they should expect from destinations and properties.
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Recognition - The Goal of NYSAE's Awards Program
What's in an organization's recognition of the accomplishment of its members? Quite a lot-applause, plaques, adulation. But it's the recognition by one's peers that's always seemed most important to me. But what's that mean?
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September Luncheon w/ Guest Speaker Greg David - editor of Crains New York Business

Greg David (second from right), editor of Crains New York Business, spoke about the state of the economy and the possibilities of where it might be headed at the September luncheon. Joining him are, from left to right: Lester N. Shafran, LLB, JD, NYSAE treasurer, and executive director, Independent Payphone Association of New York; Joel A. Dolci, CAE, NYSAE president and CEO; and David and Michael P. Kercheval, NYSAE immediate past chair and president and CEO, International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Economy Going Down? NYSAE Going Up!
Last September, as banks were collapsing and the proverbial sky was falling, Greg David, editorial director of Crain's New York Business, electrified us with his keen insights and observations on our rapidly collapsing economy. David helped NYSAE kick off its new program year, when he addressed September luncheon meeting attendees on the current state of the economy and what might be coming down the pike.
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Member Highlights Include:

  • Nicole Millman-Falk, president, Millman-Falk Communications, Inc., has been retained as an editorial liaison between The Source
  • Andrew Steggles, has joined Higher Logic as its chief operating officer and social strategist.
  • Robert F. Witko has been named president and CEO of Fort Orange Press.
  • (C)Systems presented its John Howarth Memorial Award to Jake Bound, vice president and director of web services.

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