Association Management Company = Dream Team

By |2023-10-25T11:09:32-05:00October 25th, 2023|

The association’s long-time executive director who managed every aspect of the professional association, is leaving and to fulfill this role, the association’s Board of Directors has hired an association management company (AMC). But what does this mean? How will it benefit membership? And will it be expensive? Just a [...]

The Association Coordinator – A Vital Role Part Two

By |2023-10-11T12:46:16-05:00October 11th, 2023|

Welcome back to part two of The Association Coordinator – A Vital Role. Association coordinators play a pivotal role in the success and smooth functioning of various organizations, be it professional associations, non-profits, or industry groups. Their responsibilities range from managing memberships to organizing events, ensuring effective communications, and [...]

Practicing The Art Of Woo (Winning Others Over) Within An Association

By |2023-02-13T14:47:54-06:00February 7th, 2023|

Difficult people are everywhere. Despite one’s best efforts some people are never pleased. But when they are exhibitors at an association event or tradeshow how can they be transitioned from difficult to champion? Practicing the art of WOO or Winning Others Over can help move difficult exhibitors to enthusiastic [...]

Understanding Your Association’s Budgets & Cashflows

By |2023-01-12T12:35:52-06:00January 12th, 2023|

It’s a New Year with new opportunities for your association. One of the key elements of a successful association is understanding your current budgets and cashflows. Here are some tips on how to effectively conduct a financial audit for your association.  An Effective Financial Audit  Having the capability to [...]

Hiring Interns: How it Benefits an Association

By |2023-02-13T12:47:27-06:00October 20th, 2022|

As an association, it’s important to stay relevant, innovative, and invested in the future of our industry. Hiring interns can help an association do just that by helping to bring in a fresh new perspective, provide additional staffing resources, and increase productivity. It also enables the intern to get [...]

Understanding Your Association’s Budgets and Cashflow

By |2023-02-13T12:39:37-06:00October 13th, 2022|

Budgets and cashflow analysis are important management tools to allow an association to properly manage their performance, allowing them to plan and make informed decisions relating to planning, resource allocations and funding requirements. Preparing budgets and cashflow forecasts can give you a more realistic measure of where your association [...]

How to Handle the Loss of an Association’s Accounting Software

By |2022-09-29T13:07:40-05:00September 29th, 2022|

In today's world, we rely on technology, software, and automation for a lot of our work. It is no different in the association world, and the need for the right software is paramount in how an association is functioning. Software is essential to an accounting department's efficiency, speed of [...]

The Benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software for Association Management

By |2022-06-09T11:13:42-05:00May 30th, 2022|

For any association, your accounting department plays a vital role in your day-to-day operations. Accountants provide insights into the policy and governance of associations and work to ensure the association’s mission, vision, and regulations are met. When there is a lack of internal control systems, inefficiencies can arise in [...]

Accounting for Associations: Not-for-Profit Financial Management

By |2022-03-10T14:02:26-06:00March 10th, 2022|

Not-for-profit accounting is a unique process by which not-for-profit organizations plan, record, and report their finances to a committee or Board of Directors. Associations are a type of not-for-profit organization, and so the focus is on the accountability aspect of the accounting. They follow a set of standards that [...]

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