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In Honor of Adopt-a-Cat Month, Meet One of Our Favorite Humane Societies!


June is bursting at the calendar with loads of fun stuff. There’s the widely celebrated Father’s Day. And, Flag Day, of course. But there’s also the more obscure National Yo-Yo Day, Name Your Poison Day, and Repeat Day.  Repeat Day. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

June is also National Adopt-a-Cat Month, sponsored by the American Humane Association. So, we thought …

Seven Risky Habits and Why Nonprofits Practice Them


In our current digital age, data risk is the new normal.

This was the foundation of yesterday’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC16) session titled, “Seven Highly Risky Habits of Small to Medium-Sized Nonprofits.”

The presenters – Dan Rivas, Managing Writer at Idealware and Leon Wilson, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Cleveland Foundation – emphasized over and over: …

How to ACE Change Leadership


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!


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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


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 …