A great interview starts well before you get there. Of course you want to dress well, present a clean and crisp professional image, and arrive on time. Some say that if you get there on time you are already ten minutes late. You may also want to Google your name and look at cleaning up any ill-considered social media posts that an employer may have access to if they check you out on the web. And today, most do. As you can imagine most employers won’t consider posts of photos of you passed out in the bushes right after winning a big chugging contest, or pictures of you reclining at the beach with the caption “I should call in sick more often” as a big plus.
As an Association Executive or Board Member, the task of reviewing your CPA prepared Form 990 can be a stressful one. However, with a general plan of attack and the right tools, you can check this item off your list with confidence every year. Continue reading “HOW TO REVIEW YOUR ASSOCIATION’S 990”→
As the hub of our association management company office, our member services department is at the front of all of the operations for the many associations we serve. At any given time, all of our member services coordinators could be on a call, processing payments for our members, helping a member who has walked in the front door, as well as juggling internal staff requests.
I recently attended a client meeting in Chicago along with over 35,000 attendees. With that insane amount of people basically overtaking the city, pretty much every person I saw was a potential networking opportunity. The sales people that I attended with were practically salivating at the world of prospective clients and never seemed to have enough time to meet everyone. Yet, for me, I am an editor/writer that works from home. The loudest and most people-intensive day of my week is Thursday, when both the trash and recycling truck swing by my house. Admittedly, being in a scenario where I am expected to drop into a room packed with strangers and network forces me outside of my comfort zone. It is part of my job, however, to establish connections and potential authors and nobody said it was easy. Continue reading “Nervously Networking”→
You receive a $10,000 donation to support an event that you are managing. You have 50 volunteers that have put in more than 6,000 hours and over 12 months of their time. What do you do to appropriately thank the sponsor or volunteer?