Culture is King

By: John Ricco, CAE

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past decade you’ve probably read about, heard about, and seen entirely too many PowerPoint presentations about organizational culture.  The articles, books and discussions focus on both corporate culture as well as the culture in not for profit (NFP) organizations.  One might argue that in the NFP community, culture plays an even more important role due to the passion and “all-in” commitment of those associated with promoting their chosen industry or cause.

Partners takes culture very seriously — both ours as “the Partners team” and the way that culture integrates with the cultures of the organizations we serve.  While each association has its own distinct values and beliefs, we like to think our organization’s culture infuses that of the associations we manage Continue reading “Culture is King”

Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) – A Good Example of Grassroots in Action

By: Bennett Napier, CAE

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The lead off organization being featured is actually the company’s longest term client, the Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA). I started as their Executive Director twenty six years ago, and they transitioned with me as our first client association, when our AMC formally opened. Continue reading “Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) – A Good Example of Grassroots in Action”

YOU’VE BEEN SERVED

By:  Dee Kring, CAE, CMP

What is the first thing you would do if your organization were faced with a lawsuit?  I’m not an attorney, nor an insurance agent, so it may seem strange for me to answer this question.  However, I’ve learned a few lessons in my association management career that I’m compelled to pass on to other association professionals because many of us (perhaps in a state of panic) would answer the question with “call an attorney”.  I will save you the call and tell you the first question an attorney will ask you: “what type of insurance do you have?” Continue reading “YOU’VE BEEN SERVED”

Find New Ways to Invigorate Your Organization

Column originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat, September 2017 on Notes on Non Profits (http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2017/09/10/find-new-ways-invigorate-your-organization/647385001/)

Question Posed to the Column:

“Many nonprofits are membership based and rely on dues and conference revenue to survive. For example, I am active in a national association about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Our membership is aging out and young professionals are not joiners. And as travel funds disappear, they do not attend conferences anymore. I know this is a universal concern for many professional organizations. Your thoughts and advice?” Continue reading “Find New Ways to Invigorate Your Organization”

AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season

By: Shelly Joines

Being an Association Management Company (AMC) staff member and attending a client’s annual conference is like killing two birds with a single stone. It allows me to apply our best practices to benefit the client while learning from this event and sharing with our other client associations.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of assisting with one of our client’s annual conferences in Orlando. I have in depth experience in the dental laboratory industry in my almost 9 years at PIAM and it’s exciting to carry knowledge and experience from this to one of its state component members. Continue reading “AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season”

ADA Accommodations and You

By: Deborah Caldwell

Imagine this; you have a certification exam planned for next week which has been on the schedule for over a year. The application deadline has passed, confirmation letters have been sent out, and the test administrator/proctor has been arranged. Everything is set. Then you receive a call from one of the candidates stating that they require extended time and need to test in a separate room due to a learning disability. That means reserving additional space and finding another test administrator/proctor. Again, there is less than a week from the exam date… what do you do? Continue reading “ADA Accommodations and You”

Corn in My Taters and Updated Association Practices

By: Shelly Joines

I remember back when I was about 8 years old, my family did large Thanksgiving celebrations where  everyone would travel across the state to meet.  We would line up several tables to create a buffet, for a fun family feast. Some traditions are time honored ones and some we do for reasons we don’t even know why anymore – yet we still do them. Why is that? Continue reading “Corn in My Taters and Updated Association Practices”