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Lobby Spending in 2012 vs. 2017

What did life in the US look like five years ago? The Occupy Wall Street movement was at the height of its popularity, we witnessed leadership changes in North Korea with the death of Kim Jong-il, and Great Britain awaited a royal wedding. The world looks very different today than it did in 2012. ThereRead more ›

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Why Millennials Quit

Millennials are notorious for job-hopping. These young adults, ages 21 to 34 and also known as Generation Y, change jobs three times more often than other generations. In fact, 48 percent of millennials are planning to leave their jobs within the next 24 months. Employee turnover is now costing U.S. companies an estimated $30.5 billionRead more ›

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2017 All-Media Contest Winners Honored at Association TRENDS Salute to Association Excellence

The 2018 Salute to Association Excellence celebrated its 29th anniversary on March 1st, 2018. This incredible event hosted over 550 attendees, honored Association Executive of the Year, Arlene Pietranton, Association Partner of the Year, Edward Wendling, Young & Aspiring Association Professionals, Leading Association Lobbyists and the TRENDS 2017 All Media Contest Winners. The All MediaRead more ›

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What is the “Right to be Forgotten”?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation implementation date is 2 months away. On May 25, 2018, the GDPR goes into effect and impacts “all companies and organizations processing the personal data of subjects riding in the union, regardless of the companies location” according to the official GDPR website, www.eugdpr.org. In light of these changesRead more ›

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Associations and the Future of Work

“Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills. And they may be prompting a society-wide reckoningRead more ›

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