A record crowd turned out for a reception this week to raise more than $27,000 for ASAE’s APAC and to honor ASAE board members Lori M. Anderson, CAE; Nat Bartholomew, CPA; Celia Trigo Besore, MBA, CAE; Shawn E. Boynes, CAE; Stephen J. Caldeira; David Gammel, CAE; Martha L. Liggett, Esq.; Sal Martino, CAE; Susan K. Neely, CAE; Mark A. Rubin; Matthew R. Shay, CAE; Dawn M. Sweeney; Mark Vaughan; and Scott D. Wiley, FASAE, CAE.
NAACP released a statement on the first anniversary of the riots in Baltimore, where the association is located. “As has happened in Ferguson, in Chicago, in Minneapolis, Charleston and in hundreds of other towns and cities across the United States, the death of Freddie Gray has also sparked a birth of new civic advocacy in its wake and spurred a new dialogue on the state of racism in our nation. That day of violence last year has quickly shifted to meaningful and nonviolent actions that turned the conversation to the future. Last night, more than 123,000 residents of Baltimore city turned out to elect new candidates for mayor and city council running on platforms of change and new opportunity. Thousands of people have joined together in efforts to rebuild and work to create a safer, healthier and more inclusive city.”
Military Officers Association of America received a $100,000 donation to the MOAA Military Family Initiative from the PenFed Foundation for a cooperative military financial education effort to launch later this year. MOAA will deliver financial education content tailored in conjunction with military transition program coordinators. The content will on strategic money management; new military retirement plan; dollars and cents of working outside the home (optimized for military spouses); and legislative issues of interest to the military community
National Custom Brokers & Forwarders Association of America and Confederación De Asociaciones De Agentes Aduanales De La República Mexicana, entered into an agreement to establish activities between NCBFAA and CAAAREM that will enhance the competitiveness of U.S.-Mexican trade. Under the agreement, the groups will support each other by conducting coordinated certification processes to enhance the skills of those engaged in international trade, and exchanging strategic trade information for timely analysis and engaging in joint efforts to facilitate and improve the supply chain security, among other provisions.
American Petroleum Institute EVP Louis Finkel reinforced the importance for modernized, bipartisan energy legislation that can grow America’s energy leadership on a conference call with reporters. “The United States is now an energy superpower, leading the world in oil and natural gas production,” Finkel said. “For the first time since the American energy revolution took hold, the House and Senate have passed bipartisan, comprehensive energy legislation. Now is the time to build our energy infrastructure, expand exports and lock in the economic and geopolitical opportunities that our energy revolution has created.”
U.S. Apple Association unveiled a new website (still at usapple.org) that is mobile- as well as desktop-friendly. WHOISCARRUS, a micro-advertising agency was hired for web development. The agency repackaged decade-old information “that just weren’t that fun the way they were laid out.” said Brannen. “Jeremy Carrus and his team did an outstanding job helping us repackage really interesting health and history nuggets into a more digestible format.
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The Hyatt Convention Alliance combines the collective power and strategic experience of 10 of Hyatt’s landmark hotels. Through the alliance, you can book not only your next meeting, conference or convention, but a package for your next three, five or 10 events. Benefits of the HCA include all-inclusive contracts, and more than 1.5 million sq. ft. of functional event space. Click here for details:
Blackbaud announced that six next generation solutions are now powered by Blackbaud SKY, the company’s integrated and open cloud. New solutions and nearly 1,000 functionality updates have been made available to customers since the company announced Blackbaud SKY just months ago at its annual conference. Designed exclusively for the global philanthropic community, Blackbaud’s new cloud combines infrastructure, processes and pre-integrated services (like payments, analytics, email, online donations and more) to deliver total solutions that help customers achieve their highest potential—all with industry-leading security, scale and performance. Blackbaud SKY also includes SKY UX for a consistent, always-modern user experience, and SKY API, which offers industry-standard open REST APIs that allow customers, application developers and partners to customize or extend functionality.
Winners of ASAE’s 2016 Gold Circle Awards include:
Convention/Meetings Campaign: American Academy of PAs - AAPA Conference 2015: Imagine What’s Next
Media/Public Relations/Advocacy Campaign: American Nurses Association - Celebrating the Power of Nursing: #NursesShareYourStethoscopes; and Soil Science Society of America - The International Year of Soils: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity
Member Retention Campaign: American Chiropractic Association - Membership Matters: FY2016 Retention Campaign
Membership Recruitment: Credit Union National Association - Go All In with CUNA Councils
New Product/Service Launch Campaign: Auto Care Association - Auto Care Association Auto Care Careers
Print Magazine: International Interior Design Association - Perspective
Rebranding - Society of Women Engineers - Global Rebrand
Video: Urology Care Foundation - "Know Your Stats® About Prostate Cancer" PSA
Website: American College of Rheumatology - rheumatology.org.
The Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence will be announced at ASAE’s 2016 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference, June 13-14 in Washington. The 2016 competition received 163 submissions. Chairman of the Gold Circle Awards committee is Tom Quash, CAE, marketing, communications and Publications VP, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses.
Asian American Hotel Owners Association CEO Chip Rogers has joined the Forbes Nonprofit Council. The council selects, by invitation only, nonprofit leaders in the world. Specifically, individuals must be part of a certified 501(3) organization with a minimum of $1 million in annual donor contributions or annual revenue and serve in an executive or chief executive role. The Forbes Nonprofit Council provides peer-to-peer learning opportunities for members and is part of the Forbes Councils family.
Among the elected officers of the Eastern Oklahoma chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals: president - Allison B. Walden, resource development SVP, Tulsa (Okla.) Regional Chamber; education VP - Jane Dunbar, American Diabetes Association-Oklahoma; and advancing philanthropy VP - Lindsay Jordan, CFRE, YWCA Tulsa.