Cover Story:Boost Your Staff's Financial Savvy
By: Allison Torres Burtka As associations become more cost-focused and revenue-driven, staff outside the finance department need to have knowledge that will enable them to make better business decisions.
The Disrupted World of Certification By: Mark Athitakis Digital badges? Gamification? Tiered or stand-alone certificates? Credentialing and certification are as complex as today’s workforce. But a focus on needs—yours and learners’—can point your program in the right direction.
Turn Your Moment in the Spotlight Into Long-Term Success By:Tim Ebner
At any moment, an association’s key issue could be the issue everyone is talking about: a hot topic of debate, a headline-grabbing news story, or a major legislative or legal victory. Three associations explain how they seized upon moments of opportunity to build longer-term success.
The A List
Getting Facts Right Worldwide By: Mark Athitakis At a time when news outlets are challenged to sort out legitimate news from distortions and falsehoods, a group of media organizations around the world are working together to stop the spread of misinformation.
Help for Diabetics in Natural Disasters By:Mark Athitakis
Several associations swung into action after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to get insulin to diabetics in the storm zone. Now the Summit Award-winning Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition is providing ongoing support for diabetics in natural disasters.
Checking on Gender Equality in the Boardroom By:Tim Ebner A new study indicates that certain factors correlate with more gender equality in leadership. The researchers developed a checklist that can help associations improve the representation of women on their boards.
Money & Business
New Silo Rules for UBIT By:Laura Kalick Tax reform brought changes that could raise your unrelated business income tax bill. These new rules add another layer of complexity to calculating UBIT.
Form a DevOps Team to Accelerate Development By:Tim Ebner With a DevOps approach, software development and IT teams can follow a set of common practices to rapidly build, test, and release software or services faster and more reliably.
Identity Management Essentials
Your members trust you with their data. How can you protect it while ensuring a seamless online experience? Juan Silva, chief technology officer at the software firm Wicket, says many organizations are turning to identity and access management software.
I Can't Live Without My...Feedly
Feedly is a free service that helps you stay in the know with relevant and timely news. An association pro shares how she uses it to keep content organized.
Career Coach: New Hire Success By:Carol Vernon Smart organizations know that they share equally in the responsibility for helping new employees succeed. A look at what a successful onboarding plan should include.