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Greg Plotts to Speak at Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Panel for Associations

Greg Plotts, a partner in Aronson’s Nonprofit and Associations Services Group, will be a panelist at Association TRENDS “Managing Your Association Through COVID-19” two-day virtual town hall event. The event will take place from May 28th to May 29th. Join Greg on May 28th of the event from 2:15 p.m-3:00 p.m. for the “Looming Finance […]

Greg Plotts to Host “Frauditing” — Preventing and Detecting Fraud in Your Association Webinar

“Frauditing” —auditing for fraud and abuse—can greatly reduce your nonprofit’s exposure to risks and help you identify perpetrators and take action. But conducting an effective fraudit means knowing where and how fraud is most likely to occur in organizations like yours. Join Greg Plotts, a partner in Aronson’s Nonprofit & Associations Services Group, as he presents data […]

How to Navigate Cancelling or Rescheduling Your Association’s Conference Roundtable

For many associations, in-person events and conferences are one of the largest drivers of revenue and important ways to connect with members and others. With COVID-19 causing event and conference cancellations and postponements, associations must figure out how to minimize significant cancellation penalties and make up for revenue shortfalls. Other challenges associations face include incurred […]

The Basics of Federal Grant Compliance Webinar

Are you a recipient of a federal grant? Carol Barnard, a director in Aronson’s Nonprofit & Association Services Group, reviewed the basics of federal grant compliance including the 12 Areas of Compliance as detailed in the OMB 2019 Compliance Supplement. Learn what your auditors are looking for and how to assure that your internal controls […]

If Your Nonprofit is in Maryland, It May be Eligible to Apply for an Emergency Grant

Maryland has authorized a $50M COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund to provide working capital to Maryland nonprofits and small businesses. Nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees can apply for grants of up to $10,000 (but not more than three months of cash operating expenses). To be eligible to apply, the nonprofit needs to have employees […]

Rob Eby and Greg Plotts Spoke at Association Foundation Group National Conference

Rob Eby and Greg Plotts, partners in Aronson LLC’s Nonprofit & Association Services Group, spoke at the Association Foundation Group National Conference on Wednesday, May 15th. Rob and Greg lead a breakout session titled, “Delivering Risk and Fraud Assessments Your Board Wants and Needs.” Association Foundation Group (AFG) is the only association geared towards fundraisers […]

How Mobile Apps Can Benefit Your Association

For most people, mobile apps have become a major part of everyday life. People use mobile apps to do just about anything we can imagine, including to read news, chat, connect with friends and colleagues, and plan events. Associations can take advantage of many of these functions by getting their own custom-branded app. There are […]

Forming a PAC: The Relationship Between Associations and Politics

Advocacy work is an important part of most associations. Executive leaders and staff members of associations frequently spend time meeting and educating congressional members on the issues important to their members. Being able to contribute to a Congressional member’s campaign provides a higher level of access and awareness for the association’s mission. Many associations form […]
March 28, 2018

Association Membership Trends to Watch

A recent member survey conducted by Member Zone, revealed some interesting statistics. Of the 1,070 associations surveyed, 58% reported membership levels remained flat or declined. Here are the top five reasons members gave for not renewing a membership: Budget cuts Lack of value — little or no return on investment Lack of engagement/interest Lack of time to participate Cost […]
March 30, 2017
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Are you Part of a Trade Association? Membership Options for Government Employees

While many government employees benefit from professional association membership, federal and state statutes may prohibit or limit the reimbursement of annual dues or registration fees such memberships require. According to 5 U.S.C. 5757(a), federal agencies may only pay the expenses required for licensure within a particular profession. Moreover, agencies cannot pay the expenses for professional […]