ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management

Author: John B. Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118775392
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new edition of one of the flagship books for CAE preparation The ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management covers the core functions of association management at a high but practical level, making it a go-to resource for professionals who are leading and managing membership organizations and those preparing for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Now in its third edition, this core text in the ASAE association literature offers practical, experience-based insights, strategies, and techniques for managing every aspect of an association or membership organization. Organized into 35 chapters and presenting information based on experience and proven research into the skills and knowledge required for successfully managing an organization of any size, this book covers governance and structure, leadership processes, management and administration (including finance and human resources), internal and external relations, programs and services, and much more. This new edition incorporates increased emphasis on the c-level judgment required of Certified Association Executives and CEO-aspirants, as well as more comprehensive coverage of essential functions such as planning. Covers the range of functions essential to managing an association Serves as a flagship handbook for CAE prep and is one of only five designated "CAE Core Resources"; new edition is applicable to prep beginning with the May 2015 CAE exam Information is relevant and applicable to students and professionals alike Edited by the founding editor of Professional Practices in Association Management and a CAE instructor with more than 30 years of experience in preparing CAEs Put the experts to work for you with this essential resource—written by association professionals and experts with 300 years of cumulative experience!

Principles of Association Management

Author: Henry L. Ernstthal
Publisher: Amer Society of Assn Executives
ISBN: 9780880341752
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This easy-to-read and understand presentation of the art and science of managing an association has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on ""Trends Forecasting."" The author shares his 25+ years as an association executive, giving you a comprehensive insider's look at virtually every aspect of association management, including: the unique nature of associations; governance structures; volunteer management; finance; marketing; membership; publishing; education and meetings; standards; research; government relations; foundations; strategic planning; and the association of the future.

The Jossey Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Author: David O. Renz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111885294X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The go-to nonprofit handbook, updated and expanded for today's leader The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is the bestselling professional reference and leading text on the functions, processes, and strategies that are integral to the effective leadership and management of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Now in its fourth edition, this handbook presents the most current research, theory, and practice in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. This practical, relevant guide is invaluable to the effective practice of nonprofit leadership and management, with expanded attention to accountability, transparency, and organizational effectiveness. It also extensively covers the practice of social entrepreneurship, presented via an integrative perspective that helps the reader make practical sense of how to bring it all together. Nonprofit organizations present unique opportunities and challenges for meeting the needs of societies and their communities, yet nonprofit management is more complex and challenging than ever. This Handbook provides a framework to help you lead and manage efficiently and effectively in this new environment. Building on solid current scholarship, the handbook provides candid, practical guidance from nationally-recognized leaders who share their insights on: The relationship between board performance and organizational effectiveness Managing internal and external stakeholder relationships Financial viability and sustainability and how to enhance both for the long term Strategies to successfully attract, retain, and mobilize the very best of staff and volunteers The fourth edition of the handbook also includes content relevant to associations and membership organizations. The content of the handbook is supplemented and enriched by an extensive set of online supplements and tools, including reading lists, web references, checklists, PowerPoint slides, discussion guides, and sample exams. Running your nonprofit or nongovernmental organization effectively in today's complex and challenging environment demands more knowledge and skill than ever, deployed in a thoughtful and pragmatic way. Grounded in the most useful modern scholarship and theory, and explained from the perspective of effective practice, The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a pivotal resource for successful nonprofit leaders in these turbulent times.

How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements

Author: Andrew S. Lang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111897669X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The current nonprofit accounting standards have been in place for 20 years. Recently, the FASB nonprofit accounting committee (NAC) agreed to significantly update the standards for nonprofit financial reporting. These changes will be formalized and released to the industry in late 2015. In addition to walking readers line by line through the financial reports key to every nonprofit organization, this edition will include the new FASB standards with detailed a explanation of what they are and how to implement them correctly. The authors have deep knowledge of the FASB standards and forthcoming changes and will share their insider knowledge with readers. The new standards will focus on: 1) Reporting model for the statement of activities, 2.Net asset classification, 3.Statement of cash flows, 4.Financial statement disclosures and 5. New footnote disclosures for improving financial statement relevance and understandability"--

CAE Study Guide 2015

Author: American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118865154
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ASAE CAE preparation guide featuring 100 exam questions This is the ASAE test prep resource for the CAE exam, which leads to certification as an association executive. The ASAE CAE Study Guide (2015): Preparation Reference for the Certified Association Executive Exam + Practice Test Bank is the only book with a practice exam based on actual questions released from the official CAE item bank. This edition reflects newly updated and revised job analysis study findings from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In this book, you’ll find everything you need to feel confident on test day, including high-level summaries of all the content covered in the CAE content outline’s nine domains. In addition to easy-to-digest content sections, CAE Study Guide (2015) is full of indispensable resources for anyone preparing for CAE certification. The online practice exam includes 100 questions released from the official CAE exam database, and testing tips will orient you toward the most successful strategies. Comprehensive content summaries of all nine domains tested on the CAE exam Online practice exam consisting of 100 questions drawn from the CAE test item database, plus answer key Preparation resources including recommended reading, key definitions, self-assessment, CAE study questions, and more Exam day readiness tips and suggestions for creating a study plan, focusing on difficult areas, and reducing test anxiety Beginning with the May 2015 CAE exam, the CAE Commission will implement its revised CAE test based on the updated content structure. CAE Study Guide (2015) is a terrifically useful resource for anyone seeking CAE certification.

Race for Relevance

Author: Harrison Coerver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118834143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Race for Relevance provides a no-nonsense look at today's realities and how associations operate and what they need to do to remain relevant in the future. Based on more than 40 years of combined experience working with more than 1,000 organizations, the authors examine 5 key areas where the traditional approach that organizations have taken in the past needs to be altered. The 5 key areas of change are: • Overhaul the governance model and committee operations (and get the right people focused on the right things). • Empower the CEO and leverage staff expertise. • Zero in on your member market. • Rationalize programs and services--and focus where you can have an effect. • Get the supporting technology framework right. The book includes worksheets, checklists, and case studies all geared towards helping association leaders--staff and volunteers alike--to kick off the thought-provoking discussions that are generally at the forefront of change, be prepared for those fighting for the status quo, and to implement change without sacrificing your influence. Order a copy today for all of your association leaders and start your drive to thrive.

The Perfect Board

Author: Calvin K. Clemons
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 097902756X
Format: PDF
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The Perfect Board is a combination narrative and informative book that offers an in-depth review of the pertinent issues that await the modern member of a Board of Directors. Calvin K. Clemons introduces us to Rebecca Mayfield, an up-and-coming Board member learning the ropes of her new job. Through Rebecca's story, Clemons shares the informative tips he has gleaned from extensive personal experience. From loyalty and care to leadership and Rules of Order, The Perfect Board lends insight and direction into this very important position. Perfect for Board members of all experience levels.

7 Measures of Success

Author: American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118833961
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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ASAE's signature guide for successful associations, revised and updated This update of ASAE's all-time bestseller retains the original book's focus on the disciplines that define remarkable associations and provides some insights on how those remarkable organizations fared in light of the economic challenges in the intervening years since the original publication was published. Based on 15 years of data and original, objective research tailored to the association community's needs, 7 Measures of Success provides empirical data and seven success factors common among visionary nonprofits. Turn your organization from ordinary to extraordinary and discover how to: Inspire a customer service-oriented culture Align products and services with your mission Process feedback from members and use the data to deliver results Take actions that position your organization to adapt quickly Without question, this is a must-read book for all levels of association professionals.

The Board Savvy CEO

Author: Doug Eadie
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991356802
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The Board-Savvy CEO" is a “survive-and-thrive” handbook for nonprofit chief executive officers and executives aspiring to become CEOs. Governance expert and author Doug Eadie explains how leaders who build and maintain a close, productive partnership with their boards do a better job of translating vision into practice and achieving organizational stability, innovation, and growth. The author devotes a chapter to each of the three critical functions of a board-savvy CEO: chief board capacity builder; chief governing process designer; and chief governing relationship manager. Eadie explains, in Chapter Two, how the board-savvy CEO (as chief board capacity builder) helps the governing body define and develop its own governing mission; evaluate and implement effective standing committees that mirror the major streams of decision making; and design and adopt processes that enable the board to manage its own performance. He shows in the next chapter how CEOs who wish to be known as board savvy take the lead in designing processes that engage board members in such governing functions as planning, performance monitoring, and external relations so as to heighten their feelings of satisfaction and ownership — qualities that Eadie says make board members more positive and productive governing partners. Pointing out that the board-CEO working relationship is easily frayed, the author describes in Chapter Four how savvy CEOs help their boards assign a committee to monitor and manage the relationship; reach agreement on formal guidelines for CEO interaction and communication; and assure that a process for CEO performance evaluation is carried out annually. "The Board-Savvy CEO" is chock-full of richly detailed, real-world guidance on how to keep board members actively engaged in governing work that makes a real difference in their organization.