By: Deborah Caldwell
Imagine this; you have a certification exam planned for next week which has been on the schedule for over a year. The application deadline has passed, confirmation letters have been sent out, and the test administrator/proctor has been arranged. Everything is set. Then you receive a call from one of the candidates stating that they require extended time and need to test in a separate room due to a learning disability. That means reserving additional space and finding another test administrator/proctor. Again, there is less than a week from the exam date… what do you do? Continue reading ADA Accommodations and You
By: Meghan Brasher
From decorating trees to lighting menorahs and setting budgets to meeting deadlines, the holiday closing at the office can make for a very hectic time. The office staff members are all scrambling to complete all their work, making that “homemade pecan pie” and fitting all the holiday social events into one month!
What we seem to forget though during this stressful process is our “work family”. Continue reading Making over “The Holidays”: Association Edition
By: Ricki Sexton
Oftentimes, when you mention a professional development budget or taking a seminar in conversation, people may look twice at you as if you are speaking a foreign language. What? Why would you do professional development? That’s extra work isn’t it?
So, what is professional development, specifically? Continue reading Why Professional Development?
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
You hear people say all the time that we, as a society, are being inundated with information. If so much information is out there, why not find a way to reuse it? Some people say thrifting can be overwhelming, however, I will break down a few ways you can use these resources available at your fingertips to help save you time and money. Let’s go thrifting for content! Continue reading Thrift Shopping Ideas for Associations
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
In the previous blogs, we provided context to how to structure affinity partnerships and how to select the proper company to join with . Such programs and services are generally provided by a third party provider.
One of the crucial areas to achieve value, ensure accountability and meet legal requirements is proper contract language. In this blog, key provisions to be included in a formal contract/agreement are covered. Continue reading Affinity Partners 101 Part III – Contract Clauses
By: Bennett Napier, CAE
Choosing Your Dance Partner
In the previous installment on this topic, the issues of structure related to non-dues revenue affinity programs were covered in depth. This installment focuses on picking the right partner to ensure long term value that enhances the association’s brand.
Setting Expectations Continue reading Affinity Programs 101 – Part II
By: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
I don’t know about you, but I grew up a military brat. That meant if you weren’t 10 minutes early, you were late. It also meant the dishes were to be put in the dishwasher in a specific place and spontaneity was that you only had a day or two of notice before an event or activity. I laughed out loud at BuzzFeed’s 25 Signs You Grew Up As A Military Brat as it explained my childhood pretty accurately.
I will never forget the 5 P’s as my dad called them “poor planning perpetuates poor performance”, or, my personal favorite, the 7 P’s “piss poor planning perpetuates piss poor performance”. The 7 P’s were typically reserved for when I got into trouble. Continue reading Poor Planning Perpetuates Poor Performance