Start-up Accounting Tips for Associations

By |2024-02-08T08:59:27-06:00February 8th, 2024|

Many associations, especially those in the start-up phase, may lack expertise in accounting or bookkeeping. Consequently, they often encounter avoidable accounting errors. Here are some fundamental accounting principles that associations need to understand before initiating their operations.   Maintain a strict separation between business and personal funds One fundamental [...]

Event Marketing in the Digital Era: Best Practices for Associations

By |2024-01-18T10:24:33-06:00January 18th, 2024|

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital dynamics, event marketing for associations is a thrilling ride.     Embrace the Tech:  Associations, it's all about tech! From virtual conferences to in-person events, leveraging technology is your secret weapon. Explore engaging platforms, mobile apps, and interactive tools to create a seamless experience [...]

News Releases: Passé or Still an Essential Communications Tool for Associations?

By |2024-01-11T11:59:57-06:00January 11th, 2024|

As we live in an era dominated by social media, digital marketing, and 24/7 news cycles I’m often asked if the traditional news release is still relevant for associations as a means of disseminating information to key stakeholders. Some may argue its relevance is diminishing, overshadowed by the immediacy [...]

Navigating a Conflict-of-Interest within Association Volunteers

By |2024-01-02T13:33:16-06:00January 2nd, 2024|

Volunteering as an association Board or committee member is a valiant role; it is a very selfless role that asks you to give up your personal free time to work towards a better association. A part of contributing to said association is knowing when and where you are valuable [...]

Is an Association Management Company the Right Choice for your Association Financially?

By |2023-12-07T08:29:09-06:00December 7th, 2023|

As the accounting manager for an association management company (AMC), I deal with various types of accounting issues, software, financial questions, concerns, you name it! This allows me and my colleagues to have a wide range of knowledge navigating the accounting landscape of an association.  There are many benefits [...]

Collaborative Goal Setting: A Comprehensive Guide

By |2023-11-30T09:21:13-06:00November 30th, 2023|

In the world of association management, setting goals is one of the most effective ways to motivate and engage members while also creating fulfillment and alignment. In Association management, setting and achieving goals is exclusively a team effort therefore, goal setting becomes a collaborative act. This guide aims to [...]

Top 10 Tips: Successful Association Task Force Meetings

By |2023-11-22T10:44:01-06:00November 22nd, 2023|

Task Forces are valuable for associations for a number of reasons. They play an integral role in addressing specific challenges or new initiatives and driving the organization’s missions and goals. Task forces perform within a specific timeframe and strive to make each meeting actionable to ensure maximum efficiencies and [...]

The Four elements of Financial Management

By |2023-11-15T10:49:53-06:00November 15th, 2023|

Effective financial management combines organization,  objectives, tasks, and renewed processes by Board and management, as well as the financial stability and profits of the association. Most association financial management plans can be broken down into four elements. These four elements include planning, controlling, organizing and directing, and decision-making. With [...]

Gratitude: A Powerful Mindset for Association Leaders

By |2023-11-08T09:14:09-06:00November 8th, 2023|

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy   As an association volunteer leader, you face challenges and decisions every day. Along the path to progress, gratitude is an important [...]

Associations: Who is Your Customer?

By |2023-11-02T13:16:11-05:00November 2nd, 2023|

Who is your customer? How straight forward and easy a question is this for your association?   For some associations, this is easy, members. For others it isn’t as simple, so Boards need to stop, assess, and ask this important question.   Associations spend money on strategic planning. Post pandemic, strategic [...]

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