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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 […]

Association Endorsements of Political Candidates

With election season in full swing, let’s briefly look at association endorsements of political candidates. 501(c)(6) associations may engage in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office provided that this intervention does not constitute the organization’s primary activity. Many associations have established political action committees or separate segregated funds […]