By: John Ricco, CAE
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”
By: Kristi Spargo
I am not a trendsetter. I am not even a trend follower. I’ve been known to quit listening to bands once they become popular and although it’s 2018, I still haven’t gotten over my fear of Facebook. There is one trend, however, that has completely captivated me: mindfulness through meditation. I understand that the vast majority of our readers are Type A meeting planners, executives and generally speaking, people that might not picture themselves taking a 10-minute break in the busy association world to seek their Zen. But before commencing the hippie talk requisite eye roll, at least consider the legitimacy of this trend. Continue reading “Finding Calm in Chaos”
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
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”
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”
Posted by Callie Walker, MemberClicks
People join associations for a number of reasons – professional development, networking opportunities, certifications and ongoing education, etc. But regardless of why they join, there are a few underlying expectations people have of your association – things they expect you to adhere to, regardless of size or industry. Continue reading “4 Things Your Members Expect from Your Association”
By: Amy Bean Napier
Check, Implementation….Hopefully this Time!
With Hurricane Irma barreling down on Florida and possibly the entire East Coast, it’s a great time to remember how important your disaster plan is to your business. The blog below was written following Hurricane Hermine causing devastation to Tallahassee almost exactly 1 year ago. We’ve tweaked and improved our disaster plan and feel we are ready for Irma! Continue reading “Déjà vu…..Disaster Plan”
By: Kristi Spargo
There’s nothing quite like the moment when I had to inform an employee that they have unpleasant body odor and needed to wear deodorant. Or the moment when I politely requested an employee to please leave their half-shirts at home and try to step up their office apparel to include pants without holes. Memorable indeed. It’s been over a decade since I worked in human resources but I’ll never forget the sinking feeling in my stomach, the nerves gripping my throat, my cheeks flushing and my verbal skills deteriorating to a lot of “umms” and “yeahs” during these awkward conversations. Continue reading “The Hiring Games”