Orlando Shooting Leads to Lessons Learned in Association Crisis Management

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

Affinity Agreements 101

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

How to Avoid “Bored” Orientations

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.Leadership Tallahassee

Why Adult Learning? Continue reading How to Avoid “Bored” Orientations