The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology

By: Lindsey Rowan

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, commonly referred to as “The Foundation”, is Partner in Association Management’s only non-profit 501(c)(3) managed organization. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the Foundation was incorporated in December 2008 with the help of its sister organizations – the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). It is the final leg to the tripod that now stands tall in support of education in the dental laboratory profession. Continue reading “The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology”

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences – Helping Families

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”

EBPHI – Maintaining a National Standard

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By: Dee Kring, CAE, CMP

The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI), a 501(c)(6) not for profit organization, is one of Partners’ newer clients, joining us in September, 2016.  EBPHI will always be extra special to me as they were the first organization I would serve in the role as Executive Director.

EBPHI is not a traditional association. They are governed by a 13-member volunteer board of directors, they have no membership, and they do not hold conferences or offer continuing education. They are also not a certification body. What is it, then, that they do? Continue reading “EBPHI – Maintaining a National Standard”

The Four Steps to Creating a Public Awareness Campaign

By: Rachel Luoma, CAE and Brianna Barnebee

Many associations include advocacy as part of their mission. There are the standard methods, such as lobbying, working with allied organizations and communicating with regulatory agencies.

But, what happens when the association determines it wants to start messaging directly to the public?  Where do you start as an association? Continue reading “The Four Steps to Creating a Public Awareness Campaign”

Continuing Education for a Young Professional

By: Lindsey Rowan

There I was, twenty-four years old, just a year and a half into my career, attending my first FSAE (Florida Society of Association Executives) Annual Conference. During the very first breakout session, the speaker asked for a show of hands of the CEOs in the room. When nearly half of the room raised their hand, I felt intimidated. Are people wondering what I’m doing here? Am I even qualified to be here? Continue reading “Continuing Education for a Young Professional”

Tips on Launching an Online Program

By: Lindsey Allbritton

As the Program Manager for a Foundation, I was recently responsible for the launch of a new Virtual Training Program. It has been quite the learning experience for someone who isn’t familiar with the backend of technology. This was a very new project for me, but knowing what I know now, here are a couple of tips I would recommend for anyone who takes on a similar project. Continue reading “Tips on Launching an Online Program”