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CRCA Update 2018

By John Hannigan, CRCA representative on MTAC It was unusually warm in Washington DC for the February MTAC meeting. Temperatures were in the 50s and the light drizzle that frequently fell on Wednesday was a welcome change to the snow that typically covers the ground. The meeting was opened by the Postmaster General introducing new […]

CRCA Update: USPS Ponders paper-only Marketing Mail

October 10, 2018 By Phil Claiborne, Circulation Director, Elks Magazine The United States Postal Service is “contemplating” ridding Marketing Mail of merchandise or goods, only paper-based printed matter would be allowed.  First, let me say I dislike the name Marketing Mail, for its commercial connotation, I prefer Standard Mail. Second, what does this mean for […]

CRPA Update: Alliance challenges four USPS ‘myths’

March 21, 2019 From fellow MTAC member Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers: Recently, we listened to a podcast of one of our favorite NPR shows, “Hidden Brain.”  It is called, “How Science Spreads: Smallpox, Stomach Ulcers, And ‘The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary’.”  What has this to do with nonprofit mailers and the U.S. Postal Service, you […]

American Associations Day 2019

MARCH 28-29, 2019 Schedule of Events Scholarship Information Hyatt Hotel Block American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues. This year our issues will be the value of association meetings to the economy and society along with association tax […]

Phyllis Tickle Awards coming soon!

Welcome to the Phyllis Tickle Awards DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Feb. 20, 2019 Top Winners receive paid, professional publication in our anthology, The Phyllis Tickle Awards 2018: Best Church Communications of the Year The Phyllis Tickle Awards are an annual contest and year-long professional-development resource for church communicators. The awards are organized by Awareness Campaign Inc., a […]

Church Clarion Awards Guide and Categories

POST YOUR ENTRIES HERE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 20, 2018 GENERAL GUIDELINES:  ENTRIES MAY BE ANY WORK CREATED FROM EASTER 2017 THROUGH EASTER WEEKEND, 2018, INCLUSIVE. TO ENTER: Navigate to the ONLINE AWARDS ENTRY SITE, register, and follow instructions. Print materials should be uploaded as PDFs. The cost is $17 per entry. YOUR “COVER LETTER” […]