ASAE is recognizing nine associations with a 2011 Power of A Gold Award. Each winner was handpicked by The Power of A Awards Judging Committee. The Power of A Awards are the premier program honoring associations that exemplify how the association industry and its professionals are essential to a stronger America and world. The Awards… Read more »

ASAE is giving Power of A Silver Awards to 16 associations that exemplify how the association industry and its professionals strengthen America and the world. The Awards recognize and celebrate the contributions associations make to society by enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation and making a better world…. Read more »

Giving USA, the annual report tracking charitable donations by U.S. citizens, released its 2010 numbers showing a 2.1% increase in donations last year, the first time in two years the number of charitable gifts has increased according to the Chronicle on Philanthropy.  The increase, the report notes, does little to help charities and foundations “catch… Read more »

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled the new “Checkpoint of the Future” at its annual meeting in Singapore this week.  The new security apparatus is designed to be less intrusive and time-consuming for travelers while creating a more advanced security system for airport screening. The new system is designed to move beyond the “one size fits… Read more »

The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, released its jobs forecast yesterday for the summer of 2011 and is anticipating its members will add over 400,000 jobs to the struggling national economy. U.S. restaurants employ nearly 13 million people, or almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the NRA press… Read more »