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”
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
Annual convention’s and fundraising go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you are fundraising for your association’s foundation or maybe you are raising money for a charity, you are probably asking your attendees to donate, donate, donate.
At one of our client’s most recent Annual Convention and Trade Show, we incorporated the following activities and increased our fundraising revenue.
Continue reading “Ideas to Help Inspire Your Fundraising Efforts”
By: Amy Bean Napier
One of the clients that we manage is the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT). Their mission is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology through education.
Like most non-profit organizations, they are constantly looking for out-of-the-box ways to raise money to ensure the continued success of the organization and their goals. Last year, FDLT held their first ever Race for the Future event in which volunteers agreed to participate in the ITU Triathlon in Chicago, IL to help raise money for the Foundation. Continue reading “Raise Money and Get Healthy All at the Same Time”
By Bennett Napier, CAE
One of our association management company’s clients, is a 501 c3 organization, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology.
The group’s mission is to (http://www.dentallabfoundation.org/) advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. Continue reading “Fundraising; Friendship/Fun and Fear”
By: Caroline Thomas
Cancer. We are made aware of it all the time in our personal lives, in the news, and on the web. I have to admit cancer is a scary word, but what does it technically mean? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines cancer as “a serious disease caused by cells that are not normal and that can spread to one or many parts of the body”. How are we supposed to take this technical definition and transform it into reality, mold it into our daily lives, and morph into something we can all understand and cope with? The technical definition is a good place to start when with approaching the subject of cancer, but is it what will help win the battle? The key to helping fight against cancer is to find a way to make a purpose. Continue reading “Turning Lemons into Pink Lemonade”
By: John Ricco
The non-profit sector is fighting harder than ever for dues, sponsorships and traditional sources of income. Although it would be nice, let’s face it, we all can’t develop the next Ice Bucket Challenge. Many of my association colleagues want to start generating more affinity programs for their organization and often times they are not sure exactly where to start. This post addresses some of the things that should be considered when developing affinity programs and should provide food for thought as you look for opportunities to better serve your members and provide additional financial resources for your organization. Continue reading “Crash Course on Non-Dues Revenues – 10 Tips in a 2 Minute Read”
By: Kasey Patton
In the world of fundraising, donors have come to expect a level of well-deserved care and attention.
Over the last 5 years, I have worked with all kinds of donors from the smaller level donor who is raising funds with their home-made bake sale, to major donors who are giving small fortunes to your association or non-profit. In both cases your donors are giving to you in hopes of making the world a better place by helping your association achieve its goals. Continue reading “Thanking Donors? Follow your Mother’s Advice!”