By: Shelly Joines
Santa has a BIG job. Millions of children around the globe look forward to one night (or morning) depending on your traditions, to see what Santa has in store for them. Year in and year out, Santa seems to get it right. Do you ever remember reading the news after the holiday season, that Santa had a bad outing? Nope, didn’t think so!
How does he pull that off so consistently? Santa is one person… there must be more to the story. Maybe he has a team of people involved! Continue reading “3 Leadership Tips from the North Pole”
By: William Ferguson
Which is more frightening to you? Being the first one to do something or following in someone else’s footsteps? Stepping into an established role brings more challenges than you might think at first. Earlier this year we partnered with a new association that was changing management right in the middle of on-going programs. This has been a very challenging, but highly rewarding, year for me. Keep reading for ideas on how to tackle taking on a position that had previously been filled. Continue reading “To Boldly Go Where Others Have Gone Before”
By: Eric Thorn, Esq.
From time to time your association may be faced with the need to advocate for or against specific language in a piece of legislation and your members may be called upon to meet with legislators for that purpose. The following are some tips that we share with our clients’ members to help them be effective advocates: Continue reading “Four Tips for Effective Grassroots Programs”
By: Christina Welty, MA
Facebook Live has been around for a couple years, but it’s definitely gaining popularity. Whether you have a personal business selling makeup or clothes or you are a leader of an association or company, it’s a great way to encourage new followers and gain excitement for your product or service. When the Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories (SCDL) suggested we do a Facebook Live video, I had to do some research!
Before getting started, what is Facebook Live? Simply put, it’s a way to stream a live video through your personal or business page on Facebook. It’s a great way to connect instantly with your audience, build your network and tell your story – your way. Another perk, especially for organizations on a budget, is that it’s free! Continue reading “Facebook Live – Why Not?”
Column originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat, September 2017 on Notes on Non Profits (http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2017/09/10/find-new-ways-invigorate-your-organization/647385001/)
Question Posed to the Column:
“Many nonprofits are membership based and rely on dues and conference revenue to survive. For example, I am active in a national association about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Our membership is aging out and young professionals are not joiners. And as travel funds disappear, they do not attend conferences anymore. I know this is a universal concern for many professional organizations. Your thoughts and advice?” Continue reading “Find New Ways to Invigorate Your Organization”
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”
By: Ricki Sexton
Many offices in today’s world have one thing in common: Diverse groups of employees. Here in our office, we have quite the mix of different people that come from different backgrounds. We have people that live in the country. We have people that live in the city. We have people who are from up North, we have Southerners, we have Florida fans, we have FSU fans, and we come from different employment backgrounds with different levels of education. Whatever we are personally, we all share a great pride that we “ARE” the Partners team, no matter our background. Continue reading “Closing the Generational Gap: Teambuilding that Can Work for Your Team”
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”