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Old Clayburn CEO Interviewed on China Television

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The Future of California’s Workforce & Implications for Associations

I had the pleasure of discussing the implications of the Institute for the Future’s report titled “The Future of California’s Workforce” with Shelly Alcorn CAE and Jeff De Cagna today on Shelly’s Association Forecast Radio Show. Smart associations everywhere, not … Continue reading

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Why Senior Leadership Buy-In Counts in Social Media

If your social media initiative doesn’t have support from senior management, it may be doomed to fail.  Support needs to go much further than budget approval and releasing funds.  When we talk about senior management, we are not just referring … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Istanbul

I had the wonderful experience of taking a post-IMEX 2012 tour to Istanbul, Turkey organized by Susan Sarfati and Liz Jackson.  The trip was generously sponsored by Turkish Airlines, The Hilton Hotel Istanbul and hosted by Esra Toğrul Gücüyener and Ünal … Continue reading

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Social Media Panel: The How & Why for Your Association

Featuring Old Clayburn’s CEO, Willis Turner, CAE

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IRS Signals Potential Changes to Group Tax Exemptions

According to the ASAE website, the IRS has signaled that it might soon alter reporting requirements and filing procedures for group tax exemptions or even discontinue them altogether. “Associations with chapters and other subordinate organizations that qualify for group tax exemptions … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new home of our blog!

Welcome to new home of our blog.  Formerly published at, we are broadening our scope beyond just all things techie for associations to include more association management topics.  This move will help us to respond to new trends and thinking in … Continue reading

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New IRS Reporting Requirements for Debit/Credit Transactions

Staring in 2012 all US businesses including government and non-profit organizations will be required to report to the IRS gross payments received through debit or credit cards.
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7 Tips for Protecting your Online Identity

After experiencing online identity theft, I developed a list of 7 tips for protecting yourself from cyber criminals.
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Tips to Avoid the Risk of Losing Your Social Media Profile(s)

I have personally heard from more than one person who lost the access to some of their social media accounts and profiles because they only associated a company email address with their account.
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