Nonprofits Get New Guidelines for Presenting Financials

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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. FASB’s Accounting Standards Update (ASU)—the first issued in more than two decades—affects nonprofits of all kinds, including associations, universities, religious organizations, and charities.

Medical Groups Collaborate on Mobile Health App Guidelines

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Four healthcare organizations have joined together in a new nonprofit to create best practices ensuring the safety, quality, and effectiveness of mobile health applications. 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 The post Medical Groups Collaborate on Mobile Health App Guidelines appeared first on Associations Now


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Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

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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.

Subscription Box Association Launches to Deliver Tips on Business, Sustainability

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With more than 2,500 subscription box companies launched in the past three years alone, a new organization, the Subscription Trade Association (SUBTA), has emerged with the aim to provide the industry with knowledge, leadership, and resources. Over the next decade, the subscription box industry is on track to generate more than $90 billion in annual revenues,” said Paul Chambers, one of the cofounders of SUBTA, in a press release. “We

Mobile World Congress Could Face Cancellation Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Because of this, the GSM Association, which organizes the 100,000-person event in Barcelona, will reportedly meet on Friday to consider postponing or even cancelling the show, according to a report in the Spanish publication La Vanguardia [translated].

As Artificial Intelligence Use Increases, Ethics Policies Needed

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While many organizations are integrating artificial intelligence into their daily work, they don’t appear to be concerned about possible unethical uses of the technology. Digging a little deeper, the survey found that while 28 percent of employers are apprehensive that their organization could be hit with “future liability for an unforeseen use of AI,” only 23 percent have a written policy on the ethical use of AI and bots.

Groups Speak Up on New Senate Opioid Bill

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The Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act this week, drawing a variety of responses from organizations inside and outside of the medical field. CEO of the American Psychological Association, in a press release. “We American Trucking Associations (ATA) said the new regulations on drug hair testing, which require the secretary of Health and Human Services to report to Congress about the status of hair-testing guidelines, are imperative to improving their work.

Online Learning: The Latest Webinar Trends and Benchmarks

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percent of organizations provide some type of technology-based or technology-enabled learning. A new benchmarking report —released earlier this week by ON24—analyzed more than 9,000 webinars conducted both inside and outside the association space in 2014 to reveal that information and more. It credits the increase to the evolution of video technology, reduced costs, and the ability for organizations to push video without bandwidth constraints.

Destinations Make Diversity and Inclusion a Strategic Priority

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“As the fourth-largest metropolitan city in the nation, Dallas offers arts and culture, shopping, dining and night life to all cultures and age groups,” said Bill Boyd, former Dallas CVB Chairman, in the 2012 press release announcing Richards’ new role. From purchasing guidelines to membership training, this program had a successful first year, driving spending of more than $300,000 with local women- and minority-owned businesses. “In

Associations Make Back to School Healthy, Safe, and Easy

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This fall, organizations are facilitating the transition back to school. By connecting schools with the NutriStudents K-12 management system, the partnership encourages schools to keep internal control over their food programs as well as helps them comply with federal nutrition guidelines, reduce costs and increase revenue for the school, and use staff time more efficiently. Domenech said in a press release.

Plan Ahead to Make Your Meetings More Accessible for the Disabled

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Organizations that don’t could invite legal challenges and public criticism like the University of Maryland (UMD) is facing. Since the Redskins case, the trend looks like colleges and universities… may be required to provide accommodations,” sports lawyer Bradley Shear said in a 2011 NAD press release. It is understandable not to know what to do,” the IEEE guidelines state.

The Kind of Viral Emails You Don’t Want

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The situation—involving an out-of-control message thread sent to hundreds or thousands of people at once—happened twice in the past week, in one case to a multinational news organization. First off, a press release mishap exploded all over the tech media sphere, after a PR person made the mistake of sending the same message to nearly 500 journalists—mass-CC’ing all of them rather than using the safer mass-BCC option.

The Hourglass Blog: Culture Change is Hard Work

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In addition, it recommends that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education provide better monitoring of duty hour limits and that residency review committees set guidelines for residents’ patient caseload. As the title suggests, this is a post about how hard it is for organizations to change their cultures. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Culture Change is Hard Work.