To help demystify your future, Abila nonprofit finance experts have compiled these 2017 Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Predictions. Accompanying each prediction are actions and ideas to help you see through the shrouded veil and ensure success in the coming year. 1 FUNDING INSTABILITY WILL BE AN ISSUE Funding instability will likely force a shift in the nature of funding, with more grantors looking to fund mobilization versus intervention (working to prevent social issues instead of dealing with them [...]
Governance Isn’t My Thing At a leadership forum for officers and executives, I asked an executive director if she had brought her chief elected officer. I was surprised by her answer. “No, the president said governance is something he’s not comfortable with and suggested I attend on his behalf.” The primary role of the elected president is governance; if discomfort exists it should be resolved before taking office. Governance is generally defined as advancing the mission in accordance [...]
Our November 1 meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West featured Bryan Brown, owner of Brown Communications, LLC, sharing tips on “Reputation Management During Good Times and Bad Times." He stressed the need to get your good news out to the media on a regular basis, developing relationships with reporters and becoming their expert on your issues so they're more willing to hear your story when bad times happen.
Congratulate the new officers for 2017, elected at the November meeting. Our 2017 officers are: President: Traci Nelson Vice President: Wendy Long Secretary: Patty Barnhart Treasurer: Pam Farris Immediate Past President: Marlena Mullens Directors Regular Members Brian Foy Andy Gallagher Elaine Secrist Lori Miller Smith Associate Members Roseshalla Holmes Jaina Perry Ex-officio Members Bonnie Harold Karen Price
Thanks to Jennifer Millstone and the staff of the Waterfront Place Hotel for hosting our annual meeting on October 3 and 4. While it was a small group, it was mighty (and mighty fun!). Monday night's reception gathered new and long-time friends. Jamie Summerlin motivated us all with lessons learned from his run across America in just 100 days! He also shared copies of his new book, "Freedom Run: Dreaming Big, Going Further, Making Impact." Dr. Lydotta Taylor [...]
Your WVSAE Nominating Committee has produced a slate for 2017, on which we’ll be voting at the November meeting. Our nominees are: President: Traci Nelson Vice President: Wendy Long Secretary: Patty Barnhart Treasurer: Pam Farris Immediate Past President: Marlena Mullens Directors Regular Members Brian Foy Andy Gallagher Pat Parsons Lori Miller Smith Associate Members Roseshalla Holmes Jaina Perry Ex-officio Members Bonnie Harold Karen Price
Our September 13 meeting at the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center featured Dale Dawson Clowser, sharing tips on “Achieving the Etiquette Edge.” She revisited the most common, yet forgotten, rules of business etiquette. Her “Hot List” included such topics as meeting protocol, proper introductions, table manners, correspondence and dressing for success. In addition, Julie Caldwell brought us tons of fun with the TapSnap booth, sponsored by David Ramsburg. Our members took full advantage of fun photos in exotic locales. To see [...]