By Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
In my many years of working in association management, and especially now that I work for an association management company and serve multiple associations on a daily basis, it is clear to me that not only is there an association for everything, but every association and its culture is very different. In my role as Executive Director, I interact closely with the Board of Directors comprising many unique personalities, and I’ve learned that it is important to foster healthy relationships both in and out of the board room for overall effectiveness. Continue reading “(Team) Building Better Boards Outside the Board Room”
By: Bennett Napier, MS, CAE
September 11, 2001.
For those of a certain age, it’s our Pearl Harbor, or for others, it mirrored the day President Kennedy was shot. Time stops. Continue reading “A Time for Reflection – 9/11 – An Association Story”
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
The National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) joined Partners in Association Management in January of 2017. On June 29, 1933, the association became a reality under the name, The National Home Demonstration Agents’ Association. After a handful of name changes, and as a result of the evolution of the profession, the Association changed its name one final time in 1995, to The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Continue reading “National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences – Helping Families”
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
I have had the pleasure of working with the Florida Ground Water Association (FGWA) since 2012. I started off as their Program Manager and just a few short years later, became the Executive Director. This association was formed and chartered in 1935 by a group of well drilling contractors who wanted to further the principles of the industry and protect Florida’s water resources. FGWA officially became a 501(c)(6) not for profit organization in 1979 and has been managed by Partners in Association Management since 2006. Continue reading “FGWA – Protecting and Managing Florida’s Groundwater Resources”
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”
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
During my career in association management, I have been privy to a number of cases of financial mismanagement; embezzlement and other less than stellar financial practices in 501(c)(3)(4)and (6) organizations. Continue reading “Financial Management Duties of Non Profit Board Members”
By: John Ricco, CAE and Eric Thorn, Esq.
No, this is not a blog post about the upcoming election! Many of us who have worked with volunteer boards of directors or served as a board member have run across questions of whether a specific action creates a conflict of interest and what is the right way to handle a potential conflict.
What exactly is a conflict of interest? Continue reading “Are You Feeling Conflicted?”