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Sharpening Your Skills Comes in Many Forms


Summer is fully here, with this past Tuesday being the longest day of the year. In Chicago, summer arrived early – with very hot weather soon and often – which forced me to step up my game in the garden.

The other day as I was gardening I noticed my pruners needed sharpening, and I was …

Nonprofit Accountants – I Sure Hope to See You at AUDC 2017!


Well it’s that time of year again – time for our Abila User and Developer Conference (AUDC 2017)! It’s our one opportunity annually to gather together as customers, partners, and Abila product experts to learn from each other, network, and ultimately head back to our respective offices refreshed and fortified with new ideas to implement …

You Don’t Have to be Going Back to School to Expand Your Knowledge


Back to School. These three words can either fill you with joy (particularly if you’re a parent) or dread (right, students?). No matter the reaction, they mean one thing: A whole group of American society is returning to a learning situation in which it will continue to expand its knowledge and thinking.

But, what about the …

It’s Summer! Dip Your Toe in the Market Test Water


Family vacations. Neighborhood pool parties. Backyard barbeques. And, membership renewals?

Must be July. As an association professional, this means you’re either getting daily renewal notice reports, or you’re prepping for fall renewals, depending on your fiscal year-end.

So, as the outside temperature climbs, why not think about cranking up the heat on your renewal notices? Rather than …