By: Eric Thorn, Esq.
From time to time your association may be faced with the need to advocate for or against specific language in a piece of legislation and your members may be called upon to meet with legislators for that purpose. The following are some tips that we share with our clients’ members to help them be effective advocates: Continue reading Four Tips for Effective Grassroots Programs
By: Christina Welty, MA
Facebook Live has been around for a couple years, but it’s definitely gaining popularity. Whether you have a personal business selling makeup or clothes or you are a leader of an association or company, it’s a great way to encourage new followers and gain excitement for your product or service. When the Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories (SCDL) suggested we do a Facebook Live video, I had to do some research!
Before getting started, what is Facebook Live? Simply put, it’s a way to stream a live video through your personal or business page on Facebook. It’s a great way to connect instantly with your audience, build your network and tell your story – your way. Another perk, especially for organizations on a budget, is that it’s free! Continue reading Facebook Live – Why Not?
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
By Erik Luoma, CPA
It is important to properly set up a chart of accounts. A great resource for any association looking to beef up their chart of accounts is the ASAE Standard Chart of Accounts for Associations (www.asae.org). I highly recommend everyone download and read the entire document as it is only a few pages long and will discuss many of these concepts in much greater detail. Continue reading THE POWER OF A DETAILED CHART OF ACCOUNTS
By: Ricki Sexton
Many offices in today’s world have one thing in common: Diverse groups of employees. Here in our office, we have quite the mix of different people that come from different backgrounds. We have people that live in the country. We have people that live in the city. We have people who are from up North, we have Southerners, we have Florida fans, we have FSU fans, and we come from different employment backgrounds with different levels of education. Whatever we are personally, we all share a great pride that we “ARE” the Partners team, no matter our background. Continue reading Closing the Generational Gap: Teambuilding that Can Work for Your Team
By Christina Welty, MA
You have probably heard the phrase, “The only constant is change.” Whether you like it or not, one must take risks to stay relevant. When people think of risk takers, they think of people in the business world, like Elon Musk or Richard Branson. However, it’s just as important for associations to be thinking strategically and taking calculated risks that will help them be successful.
As leaders of an association, you may think you are innovative, but take a moment to sit down and ask the question, “What idea or change has been implemented lately?” There is a difference between talking about taking risks and actually implementing these ideas. Continue reading Are You a Risk Taker?
By: Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
Whether you’ve chaired them, served on them or staffed them, you recognize that successful committees don’t just happen without some effort and thoughtful planning. Committees play a huge role in the overall success of an organization and their ability to meet their goals and objectives.
What can we do ensure successful committees? The following isn’t an exhaustive list, but a few tips I’ve found helpful: Continue reading Achieving Results through Successful Committees