• Cover Story: The New COO-CFO
    By: Mark Athitakis As the business of running an association grows more complex, understanding its operations is inseparable from understanding how its money moves. Brenda Hargett, CAE, is a pro at both. As COO and CFO at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, that dual expertise has saved her association millions. [Titled "Double Duty" in the print version.]
  • The CFO's Survival Kit for the (Kinda-Sorta) Recovery
    By: Whitney Redding The GDP is ticking up and the unemployment rate is ticking down, but a genuine economic recovery remains frustratingly out of reach. Amid such uncertainty, how should associations be thinking about their investments, budgets, real estate, and financial controls? Here's what you need in your survival kit.
  • The Basics of Business Income Insurance
    By: Gayle Bennett From tornado to fire to civic emergency, an unexpected calamity can interrupt business and hit your bottom line. This primer brings you up to speed on how business income coverage can help.


The A List
Money & Business
  • Should You Raise Your Prices?
    By: Andrew S. Lang, FASAE When it comes to fees, be more strategic than sentimental. [Titled "Pricing Tune-Up" in the print version.]
  • Coverage for Cancelled Events
    Eileen Hoffman, assistant vice president at Aon Association Services, on the essentials of event cancellation insurance.
  • Should You Declare Yourself Tax Exempt?
    By: Wayne B. Henry Associations don't need the IRS to formally declare them tax exempt. But if you choose to self-declare, know the pitfalls first.
  • Data Nugget: Fundraising Frustration
    A survey of nonprofits shows that fundraising directors are unhappy with their jobs, and their executive directors aren't happy with their performance.
  • Is BYOD Worth It?
    By: Katie Bascuas Chris Jenkins, chief technology strategist at the Ohio Society of CPAs, explains costs and benefits of the bring-your-own-device trend. [Titled "Why BYOD?" in the print edition.]
  • Strength in Numbers and Data
    By: Katie Bascuas Why the relationship between CFOs and CIOs is an important element of strategic success. [Titled "Shared Vision" in the print edition.]
  • I Can't Live Without My ... TripIt
    Consolidate all your travel plans in one place with this app that also lets you share your itineraries with friends and family.
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  • Building a World-Class Team
    By: Mark Athitakis Associations can struggle to identify the right talent for international staff, both at home and overseas. Some flexibility, a global mindset, and an awareness of cultural differences can bridge the gap.