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Checklist: Attracting Corporate Sponsors for Your Event

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From FundraisingIP:

Use this checklist as a guide to help you create a strategy when planning for attracting corporate sponsors for your event:

1. Enlist board member or volunteer fundraising support
You need help! Form a committee immediately of a few dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers to plan and fundraise for your event.

2. Start planning early

Define a budget. Use realistic line items based on your event from last year or from a model of another nonprofit’s similar event if your event is new. Read More

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Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Fund Raising, Marketing, Non-Profit

Generate Non-Dues Income With Your Member Directory

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Membee :

Membee’s Directory widget is full of features specifically designed to increase the visibility of your members. Whether its members searching for fellow members with certain skills, services, or backgrounds in a private member directory or a public directory promoting your industry members or your supplier/associate members, promoting members is what it is all about!Read More

Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Fund Raising, Planning

Moving Associations from Talk to Actual Action

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Smooth the Path:

We’ve learned from the failings of other industries like the music industry and from big name companies who have gone under like Kodak, Howard Johnson’s, Smith Corona and Blockbuster. We don’t ignore change anymore but change is still hard.
We understand the imperative for change.
We talk about the need for change.
But when it comes to actually changing, that’s where we get stuck.Read More

Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Leadership, Non-Profit

Onus on nonprofits in commercial co-ventures

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From The NonProfit Times:

As nonprofits and for-profit businesses embark on an increasing number of cause marketing campaigns, regulators are taking a closer look at these arrangements.

During the 2015 Cause Marketing Forum, Terri Seligman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz and Ed Chansky of Greenburg Taurig said that governmental scrutiny stems from a desire to prevent businesses from trading on the name of a charity without any real benefit to the charity. For that reason, a majority of states established a term, commercial co-venturer, and defined it as a for-profit entity that advertises to the public that the purchase of its product will benefit a charity.

Nonprofit managers considering a cause-marketing venture should remember the following:Read More

Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Fund Raising, Planning

A Nonprofit’s Cyber Liability And Data Privacy

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From The Nonprofit Times

Managers at nonprofits across the U.S. collect and store — in filing cabinets, networked servers and in rented “cloud” space — vast amounts of personal information. If you believe that the work of foreign hackers represents the greatest threat to the confidential information your nonprofit collects, you might be overlooking threats that are far closer to home.
Despite the increasing frequency of data breaches affecting public, private and nonprofit organizations, most nonprofit leaders admit knowing too little about the risks and consequences of failing to adequately protect personal information collected from employees, volunteers, clients and donors.
Here are common business activities that can lead to a data breach and potential liability for a nonprofit: Read More

Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Marketing, Strategic Planning

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