1,500 Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Need Your Help

More than 15,000 Collegiate DECA members are in college and university classrooms studying marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA brings their learning to life by allowing them to apply their knowledge in realistic business scenarios. 1,500 top performing members from local, district and state/provincial qualifying rounds will travel to Washington, DC in April… Read more »

ASAE Request Meeting On OGE’S Proposed Gift Rules

ASAE this week asked for a meeting with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to clarify the intent of proposed rules that would restrict government employees from attending educational seminars and other substantive events held by trade associations. OGE was directed by the White House to write regulations extending the lobbyist gift ban for political… Read more »

White House Mischaracterizes Role of Associations

The new rules were drafted by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and would amend current regulations governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees that limit all government officials from accepting gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying organizations. While the Obama administration imposed tighter gift restrictions on political appointees shortly after the president… Read more »

DC Considering PILOTS for City Nonprofits

Two separate reports recently have again placed nonprofits in the position as revenue raisers for local government. DC Council member Mary Cheh last week sent a letter to the entire council advocating for a PILOT (payments in lieu of taxes) from city universities.  Her letter states that by charging every city university a $100 fee… Read more »

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Diane Feirman, CAE Public Affairs Director http://www.agpa.org/ As part of its mission the American Group Psychotherapy Association has long promoted group psychotherapy to the public, health professionals and agencies as a unique and highly cost effective form of treatment. This is especially relevant in these difficult economic times, as reflected in a recent Wall Street… Read more »