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How to ACE Change Leadership

   3.22.16|

If you’ve been an association professional for any length of time, you’ve no doubt tried to institute change within your organization.

How did that go for you?

Not so well? Knowing you’re not alone probably doesn’t make you feel any better; however, knowing the human brain is hardwired to resist change may give you some comfort. You …

ASAE Great Ideas’ Attendees Get Their Content Strategies On!

   3.16.16|

Does your association have a formal education content strategy, or do you merely throw some proverbial spaghetti at the fridge and see what sticks?

If the informal poll at the beginning of Debra Zabloudil’s ASAE Great Ideas’ session titled, “Get Your Content Strategy On” is indicative of the sector as a whole, most associations are in …

ASAE’s Reggie Henry Wows at Abila Conference

   3.8.16|

Our Abila User and Developer Conference (AUDC 2016) came to a successful close this past Saturday. And, I would bet that all who had an opportunity to attend Reggie Henry’s Leadership Series session are back in their offices this week enthusiastically sharing his ideas, and determining how they might apply them in their own organizations.   

For …

AUDC 2016 Starts Strong with Advice from a Seasoned Nonprofit Leader

   3.4.16|

We really started things off with a WAM here at the Abila User and Developer Conference, AUDC 2016!

Literally.

One of the first sessions yesterday was presented by Michael Delzotti, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Board Member and Chair of the AFP Political Action Committee.

Mike covered a lot of ground in his presentation titled, “What Tomorrow …

How to Hire Your MVP

   2.9.16|

Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, began his NFL career five short years ago as the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Newton has gone on to be the 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year, was named to the NFL All Pro First Team in 2015, and just …

Be Prepared for the Next “Winter Storm Jonas”

   2.3.16|

Winter Storm Jonas recently wrought havoc along the Eastern seaboard. It delivered a wide array of damaging elements, including record snowfall, heavy ice accumulations, destructive winds, record storm tides, and extreme flooding, impacting 11 states and 80 million Americans.

Additionally, tens of thousands of homes and businesses were without power; classes were cancelled; and offices, closed.

Were …

Five Association Predictions for a Five-Star New Year

   1.7.16|

You’re probably not feeling very five star right about now. Because, on a scale of one to five, the first full week back following a couple holiday weeks is barely worthy of a rating!

Allow our Abila thought leaders to help you get your shine back on! Check out this sneak peek at our Key Association Predictions for …

Key Trends We Predict Will Impact Nonprofit Accounting in 2016

   1.6.16|

It’s mid-week following what we hope was a restful and joyful holiday. Now. It’s time to clear the tinsel-strewn cobwebs and get back to work.

Because this is easier said than done, our Abila thought leaders are here to help. Check out this sneak peek at our Key Nonprofit Accounting Predictions for 2016. True fund accounting expert Dan Murphy will …

We’re Predicting Success for Fundraisers in 2016

   1.5.16|

The decorations are stored, the empty champagne bottles tossed in the recycle bin, and the a.m. alarm sounded even earlier than usual this morning! It’s the start of a new year.

We know how difficult it is to get ramped (and pumped) up for the work that awaits in 2016, so our Abila thought leaders are here to give you …

NONPROFITS: MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD REGARDING IMPORTANT IRS PROPOSED RULE

   12.14.15|

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is proposing regulations – titled the Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions – that would create a new donor disclosure form for donations over $250. If enacted, the form would require 501(c)(3) organizations, including charities, religious groups, and universities, to collect donors’ Social Security numbers.

Though the form wouldn’t be mandatory initially, …