Really Great Team Communication Follows These 12 Guidelines

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These 12 guidelines by two leading communications experts can help you create really great team communication in your organization. Team-Communication

Obama Administration Updates Guidelines for Conference Spending

Associations Now

The Office of Management and Budget has released new conference spending guidelines that could help federal government employees more easily attend conferences. For the first time in four years, the Obama administration has relaxed guidelines on federal employee attendance at conferences, which may have a positive impact on associations. The post Obama Administration Updates Guidelines for Conference Spending appeared first on Associations Now

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Business Roundtable Governance Guidelines Add Diversity Focus

Associations Now

The post Business Roundtable Governance Guidelines Add Diversity Focus appeared first on Associations Now This year’s edition of a key governance document for corporate boards recommends, for the first time, that diversity be made a priority to bring new perspectives and backgrounds to the boardroom.

Daily Buzz: Define Your Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines

Associations Now

Just make sure it follows your fundraising guidelines. To save your association exasperation, Kivi Leroux Miller from Nonprofit Marketing Guide suggests developing third-party fundraiser guidelines. Guidelines in writing can save both you and your volunteer fundraisers a great deal of time, energy, and other types of frustration,” she says. So, what should third-party fundraising guidelines include? If a third party wants to throw your association a fundraiser, great!

Statement On The Department Of Homeland Security’s Guidelines Regarding International Student Visas

InternetAssociation

The post Statement On The Department Of Homeland Security’s Guidelines Regarding International Student Visas appeared first on Internet Association.

Nonprofits Get New Guidelines for Presenting Financials

Associations Now

More than two decades after issuing rules and regulations for nonprofits on how to present and share their financials, the Financial Accounting Standards Board hopes to simplify things for these organizations, as well as their donors, by issuing new guidelines. The post Nonprofits Get New Guidelines for Presenting Financials appeared first on Associations Now

Medical Groups Collaborate on Mobile Health App Guidelines

Associations Now

These guidelines, which will be available online by the end of 2017, will direct app developers as well as inform consumers and healthcare professionals using these tools. “We’re Although Xcertia will not certify health apps based on the guidelines, it will actively encourage developers, investors, and consumers to reference the guidelines and will allow them to be used should another group create such a certification.

Medical Groups Push Back on CDC Painkiller Guidelines

Associations Now

New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on opioid painkillers have drawn a mixed response from medical organizations. While acknowledging the epidemic of opioid abuse and overprescribing in recent years, some groups expressed concern that tight guidelines would limit physicians’ power to help patients with serious pain concerns. In a statement , AAPM said it “cautiously supports” the guidelines.

New Guidelines for Medical Education Aim for Better LGBT Healthcare

Associations Now

A landmark report from the Association of American Medical Colleges includes the first guidelines for training physicians to care for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, who are gender nonconforming, or who are born with differences of sex development. The guidelines will encourage family and healthcare professionals to move away from thinking of these patients differently from others, Kirch added.

Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

Just like a professor is not likely to give an assignment without clear guidelines, associations wouldn’t want to ask for contributions and articles from their community without first giving the “assignment” and outlining topics they’re in need of and looking for. Would you immediately feel overwhelmed with the lack of direction and guidelines set forth by your professor? The starting points begins with having robust contributor guidelines.

Electrical Manufacturers Group Reenergizes Disaster Safety Guidelines

Associations Now

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has issued amended equipment assessment guidelines to ensure better safety measures as a result of repairs following a major tragedy. With forest fires raging and floodwaters rising , the National Electrical Manufacturers Association updated safety guidelines designed to help electricians, public officials, and residents recover after a natural disaster. Natural disasters have struck the U.S.

CEA Issues New Privacy Guidelines For Wellness Devices

Associations Now

As more and more people use wearable devices to monitor their health and fitness goals, the Consumer Electronics Association wants to make sure user data is protected via a new set of privacy guidelines. Last week the group released a new set of privacy guidelines [PDF] aimed at companies that handle personal wellness data. The guidelines also suggest: giving consumers the ability to control and review their personal wellness data.

New Health Data Guidelines Give Consumer Tech-Makers an Ethical Baseline

Associations Now

The Consumer Technology Association’s new voluntary guidelines for data use in consumer health tech balance flexibility with transparency and security. This week, CTA released a set of voluntary guidelines for CTA members and others who make such tools, aiming to protect consumer privacy and ensure that users’ health information is handled responsibly. Healthcare companies, science, and society may benefit too,” the new guidelines state in the introduction. “It

Foreign Service Association Issues New Ambassador Guidelines

Associations Now

We see these guidelines as a starting point and as the common ground on which all parties unequivocally agree. ambassadors , the American Foreign Service Association this week released new guidelines detailing necessary qualities of nominees. “It The “Guidelines for Successful Performance as a Chief of Mission, ” the product of a 10-member working group made up of career and noncareer ambassadors, were adopted by AFSA’s 28-member board in November 2013.

Doctors to AMA: What Are the Guidelines for “Googling” Patients?

Associations Now

A group of doctors is asking professional medical groups to update guidelines on the ethics of using social media and the internet to include when it is OK to search the web for information on patients. ” Baker is one of a handful of researchers who coauthored a paper, recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, that they hope will help spark conversation among other doctors and medical groups about the need for guidelines.

Gaming Group Releases Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines

Associations Now

AGA’s guidelines are an attempt to distill some of the best practices casinos and internet gaming sites are already using to adhere to the BSA and anti-money laundering regulations, and they are meant as a resource, not a checklist, the association noted in the document. “In The post Gaming Group Releases Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines appeared first on Associations Now

Monday Buzz: Six Guidelines for Picking Association Consultants

Associations Now

” Fram’s guidelines center on these six qualifiers: Experience. For more details about each of these guidelines, click here to read Fram’s full post. The post Monday Buzz: Six Guidelines for Picking Association Consultants appeared first on Associations Now Avoid the pitfalls of hiring consultants by learning how to properly vet them. Plus: how to sell more tickets to your next event.

Social Media Employee Guidelines

SocialFish

People keep asking me for the link to my post about Intel's social media employee guidelines (and other examples) so here it is again. Their policy guidelines are so good that I have actually cut and pasted them into a Word doc in case the link goes dead again. Intel's link was actually not working a couple of days ago, so I got in touch with them and they totally fixed it. Awesomesauce!

Time Magazine Flouts Industry Guidelines With New Cover Ads

Associations Now

And it’s a practice that the industry association’s guidelines specifically forbid. It goes directly against the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) guidelines, but that didn’t stop Time Magazine from introducing a microscopic new type of ad last week. Butting against guidelines: However small, Time’s experiment flies in the face of the top rule in ASME’s print guidelines: “The cover is the editor and publisher’s brand statement.

Pharmaceutical Firms Tackle Proposed FDA Social Media Guidelines

Associations Now

Trade groups and drug giants alike have raised significant concerns about proposed social media compliance guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration. The groups have raised significant questions about how the social media guidelines would affect advertising, content outside of the manufacturers’ control, employee conduct, and even interaction with the public online.

Heart Associations Defend New Guidelines on Heart Disease Risk

Associations Now

Harvard researchers say they have found significant problems with newly released guidelines on cholesterol and heart disease risk. The two associations that created them stand behind the guidelines, saying they’re just that—guidelines. “We stand behind our guidelines, the process that was used to create them, and the degree to which they were rigorously reviewed by experts,” said AHA President Mariell Jessup, M.D,

Missouri Healthcare Associations Issue Guidelines To Curb Painkiller Abuse

Associations Now

Six associations contributed to the new guidelines that are intended to help health professionals combat growing rates of opioid abuse in the state. Six healthcare associations in Missouri released new guidelines last week to assist their members in reducing the number of pain medications they are prescribing. Last week it was reported that several health systems in Oregon adopted new prescribing guidelines for these drugs.

Disability Support Groups Praise Updated Federal Hiring Guidelines

Associations Now

The post Disability Support Groups Praise Updated Federal Hiring Guidelines appeared first on Associations Now Legal Challenge The new Department of Labor hiring rule has met with opposition in some quarters. The Associated Builders and Contractors challenged the new rule in court , claiming that its data collection and analysis requirements, as well as the 7 percent standard, are “arbitrary and capricious.”

Really good socmed employee guidelines

SocialFish

Check this out - it's Intel's social media policy/guidelines for employees. I would reprint some of it, but the whole thing is toally awesome. If you need to develop some for your own organization, I'd use this as a model - in fact, if anyone has specific ideas about modifying this to be more association-specific, please feel free to leave me some comments, and together we can create a really good association model for us to use.

For-Profit College Trade Group Sues Over New Guidelines

Associations Now

The post For-Profit College Trade Group Sues Over New Guidelines appeared first on Associations Now Just days after the Education Department presented a new “gainful employment” rule targeted at for-profit colleges, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities filed a lawsuit claiming that the rules violate federal law. A leading trade group for higher-education institutions in the for-profit sphere claims that new federal rules aimed at its members go too far.

What every social media marketer should know about the 2013 FTC guidelines

SocialFish

Great video by Andy Sernovitz on the FTC Rules. We all need to watch this asap. Notes below are from the Vimeo notes. Social Media Ethics Briefing: Staying Out of Trouble — presented by Andy Sernovitz from SocialMedia.org on Vimeo.

Heart Associations Defend New Guidelines on Heart Disease Risk

Associations Now

Harvard researchers say they have found significant problems with newly released guidelines on cholesterol and heart disease risk. The two associations that created them stand behind the guidelines, saying they’re just that—guidelines. “We stand behind our guidelines, the process that was used to create them, and the degree to which they were rigorously reviewed by experts,” said AHA President Mariell Jessup, M.D,

Speakers Required To Promote Your Conference In Social Media Must Follow FTC Endorsement Guidelines

Velvet Chainsaw

The Revised FTC Endorsement Guidelines And Speaker Social Media Conference Promotion. While I wholeheartedly support requiring speakers promote the conference and their session in social media, conference organizers need to fully understand the FTC Social Media Endorsement Guidelines here. Or let them know about the FTC Guidelines and their requirement to help educate compensated social media promoters. We’ve come a long way, baby! Loretta Lynn.

Despite Treasury Guidelines, Banks Still Wary Of Pot Shops

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But a key banking industry group says the guidelines aren’t enough to calm banks’ jitters about providing their services to pot distributors. Treasury Department announced a set of new guidelines softening the standards governing financial transactions by businesses that deal in marijuana. The post Despite Treasury Guidelines, Banks Still Wary Of Pot Shops appeared first on Associations Now Last week, the U.S.

Why One Food Writers Group Updated Its Ethics Guidelines

Associations Now

Facing changes in the industry and advances in technology, the Association of Food Journalists recently unveiled a new set of ethics and guidelines for those in the culinary review business. We wanted to make sure that our guidelines took into account today’s technology and trends in food writing. Irene Virbila’s photo on Tumblr by an angry restaurateur a couple of years ago in part spurred the Association of Food Journalists to updates its code of ethics and guidelines, recently.

Prescription for Social: Group Issues Online Guidelines for Doctors

Associations Now

Last week the American College of Physicians issued professional guidelines for physicians connecting with patients and each other via email, the web, or social media. “As As part of the guidelines, the organization, along with the Federation of State Medical Boards, touched on issues such as when it is OK to “Google” a patient—for instance, to gather information on an unconscious patient in an emergency room. The guidelines also address the potential benefits and drawbacks of.

Did you write any social media policies or guidelines in 2011?

SocialFish

Laid out guidelines for how to clearly separate or inter-mix personal and professional social media presences. Idealware is working on creating a Social Media Policy Workbook to be released in April at NTEN’s 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference. To support the Workbook content (and to highlight in an upcoming NTEN:Change article) they are hoping to profile a number of different organizations who are dealing with tough social media policy issues.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth Kanter

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n This was a big topic that was explored during the #npsmpeer workshop at SXSW. Brian Fitzgerald who works at Greenpeace and is an expat in Amsterdam tweeted an amazing example of employee social media guidelines. We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n

Associations Mixed on Agency’s Driver Distraction Guidelines

Associations Now

The agency has released a set of voluntary guidelines, but associations’ response is mixed. They aren’t rules for the road, but a federal agency’s new driver-distraction guidelines nonetheless got associations talking last week. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued voluntary guidelines for drivers to minimize in-vehicle distractions from communication, entertainment, and electronic devices.

Tax Time Coming Up - UBIT Guidelines for 501(c) Organizations

Association Law

Tax Time Coming Up - UBIT Guidelines for 501(c) Organizations. You can find detailed information by clicking here for official IRS documentation IRS guidelines on UBIT, revised March 2009. Tax Time Coming Up - UBIT Guidelines for 501(c) Or. skip to main | skip to sidebar. This blog focuses on legal issues of interest to association leaders, including executives, volunteers and members.

Board Guidelines for Creating an Effective Global Strategy

Plexus Consulting

Here are some guidelines based on the hard-won experience of others! By Steven M. Worth, President at Plexus Consulting Group, LLC It is common to find that boards of directors and their staff are out of step with each other on the topic of globalization. Here are two ways in which this happens. Should a board’s responsibility stop at the national border?

Wild Apricot Blog : Web design and usability guidelines for non-profits: An interview with Jason King

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Association Law Blog: Guidelines for CA Associations and.

Association Law

Guidelines for CA Associations and Nonprofits Regarding Exempt vs Non Exempt Employees. Guidelines for CA Associations and Nonprofits Rega. skip to main | skip to sidebar. This blog focuses on legal issues of interest to association leaders, including executives, volunteers and members. It is NOT intended to provide legal advice, but rather to share my informal thoughts on legal issues commonly faced by trade and professional associations, as well as foundations and other charities.

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How Associations Are Leading the Post-Pandemic Response

Moery Company

Thanks to LinkedIn, I have seen multiple associations that are providing suggested guidelines for businesses to prepare to open back up. The first association guidelines I saw was put out by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. For personal reasons, I also came across the American Camp Association’s Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidelines on their website and found it extremely helpful.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

Trade Association CEO Blog

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services. Guidelines for Endorsed Member Services. Member (non-exclusive) endorsement: Any member vendor nominated for endorsement by at least one [ASSOCIATION] regular member may apply to the Board for a non-exclusive endorsement where the vendor has agreed to meet sections 1, 2 and 4 of the Definitions & Guidelines for Program Endorsement (following page). Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity.