July 2010


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InView July 2010 Issue


ASAE Comments on Disclosure Act Prior to Markup
The House Administration Committee held a markup in late May on the Disclosure Act. The Disclosure Act (H.R. 5175) is legislation designed to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court's landmark campaign finance decision earlier this year. ...(read more)

NYC & Company Hightlights Resilience in the City's Tourism Industry
NYC & Company announced the first quarter 2010 results for New York City's travel and tourism industry. Many indicators of the City's performance (from visitor figures to hotel and attraction performance) show clear signs of a turnaround. ...(read more)

The Truth About What Boards Want
"Why is it that one human being with the same value system, assets and relationships performs in a stellar way on one board and is the empty seat on another?" ...(read more)

Lodging Industry Forecast Anticipates Pricing Power to Return in 2011
PricewaterhouseCoopers' lodging forecast anticipates hotel occupancy rates will increase 3.5 percent in 2010, resulting in a 1.8 percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR), the first annual increase in this metric since 2007. Economic conditions support increased travel demand by businesses and households, and with construction starts slowing, hotel supply growth is decelerating. These conditions support a forecast of 6.3 percent RevPAR growth in 2011. ...(read more)

Survey Reveals Widespread Innovation at Nation's Nonprofits
A new Johns Hopkins University survey reveals widespread innovation among the nation's nonprofits, as well as efforts by those organizations to measure their programs' effectiveness. ...(read more)

Tips for Amazing Webinars and Web Meetings
With rising environmental concerns, growing apprehension about global pandemics, and the ever-increasing need to boost productivity and save money, organizations everywhere are stampeding to virtual meetings to slash travel costs, go green, and get more done. ...(read more)

New York City Economic Development Corporation and Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in cooperation with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), selected Hope Community, Inc. and the Dumbo Improvement District as lead organizations for Promoting Arts Clusters, a marketing campaign and tourism incentive program designed to attract visitors and increase the revenues of arts and cultural attractions throughout New York City. ...(read more)

2009 Household Charitable Giving Down Five Percent from 2008
Individual charitable giving in 2009 amounted to $217.3 billion, a decline of $11.2 billion or 4.9 percent from the estimated $228.5 billion total in 2008, according to a report by researchers at the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College and published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This five percent decline is in addition to the six percent decline that the Center calculated in 2008. ...(read more)

12 Things To Do for Your Association's Grassroots Success
We've all been there: it's 2:00 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon and you got word that your bill is up for a committee or floor vote in 48 hours. ...(read more)

Visit Meetings Mean Business


Member Highlights Include:

  • Raphael Badagliacca's second book The Yogi Poems and Other Celebrations of Local Baseball is becoming a play.


  • Lucy Cabrera, PhD, CAE, executive director of the Food Bank for New York City, reports that the organization's Earned Income Tax Credit Program was one of 21 organizations recognized with an Award of Excellence.


  • The Hawaii Convention Center reports that the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2010 lists Honolulu as the third cleanest city in the nation for air quality.


  • The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau's Annual Golf Tournament at Saratoga National Golf Club raised nearly $1,000 in donations.


  • The Watkins Research Group, Inc. ranked Toronto the number one convention city in North America based on the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Tourism Toronto, and convention center services, provided by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).

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