January 2011


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Issue: January, 2011





Issue: January 2011

An Association Checklist for Social Media Legal Notices and Policies
Online social networking sites, such as the popular offerings provided by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace, present a variety of new ways for trade and professional associations to connect and interact with their membership and the community at-large.
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1099 Repeal Top Issue For ASAE's American Associations Day
Participants in American Associations Day (March 29-30), ASAE's annual legislative fly-in, will have a host of time-sensitive issues to discuss with their Congressional delegation this year. American Associations Day is the only fly-in for association professionals and volunteers to educate their members of Congress on issues important to all associations.
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IRS Announces 2011 Air Transportation Tax Rates
The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2011 inflation adjustments to the excise taxes on air transportation.
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National Competition To Award $50,000 in Web Design to a Nonprofit
Plus Three, web design and technology company for nonprofit, advocacy, membership, and political organizations, has launched a national competition to select a nonprofit organization to receive $50,000 in strategy, design, and technology services including fundraising and advocacy tools.
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Surefire Tips for Taming Meeting Monsters
Argh! You've planned this meeting for two months and finally all the key players are here-well, except for the ones who are late! All you have to do is work through the agenda, get a decision made, and your dream project is on its way.
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President Obama Announces Members of the White House Council for Community Solutions
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. ...(read more)

Tap into Your Think Tank: 20 Ways to Generate Ideas That Will Boost Your Association's Business
The lightbulb. Bubble wrap. The Post-It. The iPod. The Snuggie. Facebook. Twitter. These inventions, products, and businesses all started with an idea. An idea that to anyone other than its creator(s) may have seemed like an insane thing to invest much time, money, or effort in bringing to fruition. But for the masterminds behind these great ideas, the risk paid off and so too can your next great idea.
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2020 Women on Boards Forms Grassroots Campaign to Increase Women on Corporate Boards
A new initiative, 2020 Women on Boards (www.2020wob.com), will raise the percentage of women on corporate boards in the U.S. to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. This grassroots campaign to engage consumers and thought leaders about why diversity in the boardroom is important seeks to bring national awareness to the issue.
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Member Highlights Include:

  • Kevin Alexander has been named conference sales manager with Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the resort's sales team, he worked in hospitality sales management at hotel properties in the Albany area for a number of years.
  • Lucy Cabrera, PhD, CAE, long-time president and chief executive officer of the Food Bank For New York City, the area's major hunger-relief organization that focuses on ending food poverty throughout the five boroughs, will retire effective May 31, 2011. Dr. Cabrera, who has led the Food Bank for more than two decades, has a long and distinguished career in non-profit management.
  • Nicole Millman-Falk, president of Millman-Falk Communications, LLC, has been retained by Apogee Publications to serve as editorial project manager for TASBO News, a quarterly magazine of the Texas Association of School Business Officials.
  • Business Traveler magazine has recognized the Hawai'i Convention Center with its 2011 Best in Business Travel award in the category of? Best Conference or Convention Center/City. The Hawai'i Convention Center has won this award each of the three years since the category was introduced in 2009.
  • Hinton + Grusich (H + G), has been acquired by Associated Luxury Hotels.
  • The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau's 14th annual salute to Hometown Ambassadors honored 10 ambassadors, who stepped forward to recommend conference and meeting groups, which brought attendees to Saratoga in 2010.

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