By: Christina Welty
Is your meeting getting stale? Are your attendees getting bored with the same events year after year? Here are five creative ideas to breathe life into your opening reception or party. Continue reading Breathing Life into Your Opening Reception
By: John Ricco, CAE
Not in a million years did I think that I would find myself connected (even tangentially) to a major event that would grip the nation. This changed with the June 12 Orlando mass shootings. In my role as Executive Director of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, the FCCFA membership was called upon to aid state and local governments with their process of identification and transportation of the deceased and then later to serve their families by providing funerals and memorials services. Continue reading Orlando Shooting Leads to Lessons Learned in Association Crisis Management
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
In association management, diversity of revenue streams is increasingly important. Making all of your revenue off of just dues or meetings/events can place an organization in a precarious position. Many successful organizations are able to not only grow revenue but also ride out lean times with affinity income, when dues or meetings revenue may see dips based on economic conditions.
However, there is a catch. Affinity programs which bring in non-dues revenue does have to be done properly due to Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) regulations. Continue reading Affinity Agreements 101
By: Rachel Luoma, CAE
Recently, John Ricco, MPA, CAE, and I had the pleasure of speaking at Building Better Boards – an annual training seminar designed by Leadership Tallahassee for novice & veteran not-for-profit board members & staff about board orientations.
One of the key areas that we discussed was the importance of incorporating principles of adult learning into the orientation process.
Why Adult Learning? Continue reading How to Avoid “Bored” Orientations