DSAIA Digest: July 2011

Tue, August 30, 2011 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Down Syndrome Groups Partner to Provide Information to Medical Community  


Several organizations collaborated to host an exhibit booth at the National Association of Woman's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention which took place in Denver June 25-29th.  Over 2,500 attendees from across the country were in attendance; a group of professionals which are on the frontlines for giving a diagnosis in the delivery room and will soon be the professionals presenting prenatal diagnosis when the new blood tests become available.  DSAIA, NDSS, DSG of Greater Kansas City, DSA of Central Oklahoma, Mile High DSA and other private donors funded an exhibit booth to provide accurate and up-to-date information on Down syndrome to attendees. The partnership purchased 500 Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis books from Lettercase to supplement the hundreds donated by the National Down Syndrome Society in order to distribute them during the convention.


Around the country, more affiliates are joining the effort as Down Syndrome Indiana, the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan will coordinate to cover the District V conference in Detroit this October.  Local organizations interested in getting involved in the effort are encouraged to contact DSAIA Board Member (and Informed Decision-Making Task Force Leader) Mark Leach for information on upcoming dates and locations.

Is Your Website Working As Hard As You Are? 


Jay Wilkinson

Learn from more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors how to captivate and engage your audience in this 1 1/2 hour webinar brought to you by DSAIA on Wednesday, August 3, at 9:30 am CDT/10:30 am EDT. 


You'll discover:

  • the 5 required elements every website needs,
  • the 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make and 
  • 5 proven methods for promoting your website.   


Jay Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Firespring, a marketing and internet services company with more than 3,000 clients on 5 continents.  He has educated thousands on topics ranging from marketing to technology to the internet.  He has appeared on CNN and other new programs discussing how emerging technologies affect nonprofits and is considered a leading authority on the proper use of the web as a tool to enhance the core mission of any enterprise. This webinar is open to non-members as well - register today!


One-Hour Nonprofit Consultation: Free to DSAIA Members

JPS Nonprofit Strategies Offer 


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Is your organization grappling with a difficult board issue, an internal management challenge or just not sure how to move to the next level?  DSAIA is partnering withJane Page-Steiner, President of JPS Nonprofit Strategies, to offer our members a one-on-one confidential consultation.  DSAIA affiliates can now schedule a one-hour clinic with JPS at no cost.  The clinics are designed to assist affiliate leaders with their organizational opportunities and challenges and can be scheduled by completing the form included in the VIP Flyer.  Offer good through June 30, 2012.  


Save On Calendar Printing & More





printpelican logoDSAIA affiliates can take advantage of 14 V.I.P. Offers including discounted calendar printing from PrintPelican.  Groups can save an additional 15% on online orders in addition to any current discounts available through the company.  The minimum order is 5 calendars (most with free shipping) and includes the use of their online calendar design software.  Complete details on the offer are available by downloading the Print Pelican VIP Flyer.  A complete listing of V.I.P. offers can be viewed on the DSAIA website.



Join Us In San Antonio

It's not too late to register to attend the NDSC's 39th annual ndsc 39convention in San Antonio! Their "Deep in the Heart" convention takes place August 5-7 at the JW Marriott Hill Country. While registration has closed for the Youth and Adults Conference, Brothers and Sisters Conference and Kids' Camp program, registration is open until July 15 for the General Convention and pre-conference sessions. Affiliate leaders might consider registering for Affiliates LEAD, a pre-conference especially for them.


DSAIA invites those attending to stop by and visit our exhibit booth while you're there! We'll have drawings for prizes and special guests at our booth throughout the convention.  For more information about the convention itself, please visit the NDSC website at, or call Affiliate Relations Director, Sue Joe, at 800-232-6372. 

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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