The Valve Handbook

Jamie Notter

It’s received a lot of attention for its new employee handbook , which is not the traditional, dry list of policies and procedures. Valve’s handbook subtitle tells it all.

Community Management Hack: Create a Community Handbook

Higher Logic

One way to plan for the unforeseeable is to take the time now to put together a handbook for current and future staff. For additional tips and tricks from real community pros, download the Community Manager Handbook: 20 Lessons from Community Superheroes.

Red Cross – Updated Social Engagement Handbook [Resource]


This is the handbook that the National office of the Red Cross share with their local units (like chapters). Pretty self-explanatory and definitely awesome. View this document on Scribd. ———— ( photo credit ).

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth Kanter's Blog

My friend and colleague, June Holley , has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook. The Network Weaver Handbook is designed to give you skills and resources you need to build effective and innovative networks.

Wilderness first aid: Lessons learned

Aaron Wolowiec

Moreover, retention and transfer were supported by a very detailed and user-friendly handbook ( The Wilderness Medicine Handbook, Third Edition, by Paul Nicolazzo ). Look closely at the picture at right. Yes, that’s a pig’s foot.

18 Free Non-profit Webinars For June 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

In June, you can choose from among 18 free webinars that offer up a host of insights, ideas and practical tips on topics like: Leveraging your Database, Gaining Microsoft donations, Avoiding Mobilegeddon and Creating Volunteer Handbooks. Take a look at our list! webinar Non-profits

Jerry Jacobs and the Association Law Handbook


As I mentioned, I went to hear Jerry Jacobs talk about his book, the Association Law Handbook. It was actually a really good session - he's a fun, animated, friendly speaker and was able to make a very dry subject into a discussion we could all participate in. "We",

Association Law Essentials

Association Navigator

Jerry’s book, Association Law Handbook , is in the Fifth Edition. The Association Law Handbook is a great reference tool. The newest edition of Associations Now has a good article on basic association law issues. The article was written by Jerry A.

DEMOCRACY 2.0: the Keep-It-Simple-Stupid alternative to Robert’s Rules.


The Voting Member’s Handbook – 39 Pages. rules of order manual is The Voting Member’s Handbook©, which is available as a PDF download with extensive internal hyperlinks ideal for quick reference on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Post By C.D. Madson.

Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Associations Now

For instance, if you took the human resources class, a member might show their updated employee handbook or HR polices,” she says. “It’s The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members.

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter's Blog

It is a practical and easy to understand and implement handbook on how to present effectively. There’s lots to enjoy during the holiday season – from gathering with friends and family to the festivities and fun.

MCI Sessions @ ASAE in SLC in August


Attendees will receive cultural handbooks from the Sheikh Mohamed Center for Cultural Understanding, the reference touristic institution in Dubai to learn about the culture of the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

Bringing Real-Life Neighborhoods Online: NextDoor’s Privacy Issues

Higher Logic

Most communities can remedy (or really, prevent) these issues with moderation, a strong set of terms and conditions or handbooks with privacy guidelines. NextDoor reinvented the idea of a neighborhood listserv, and turned what used to be mass emailing into an online neighborhood community.

Promote Your Community at Events

Higher Logic

Conference handbook, posters, slide decks, coasters, napkins—whatever you can get your hands on. You and your team spent a lot of time and energy either creating a new community or revamping your existing community. It’s time for celebration -- and getting people online, engaging.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter's Blog

Many told them that sometimes they just need some “creativity time,” that is to go to a museum or walk around. The organization formalized “creativity time” in its employees handbook and established a policy that staff take “creativity time” as half-day per month.

How Do You Fix a Board Power Struggle?

Associations Now

For example, the employee handbook was a relatively new document that came about because of tension over expectations of employees. An association’s guidelines won’t keep a board from becoming divisive—indeed, they can help sow discord.

How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 1

Chapter Chat

Mitchell, CAE, senior director of membership and strategy at American Mensa, in the Component Relations Handbook. Relationships are tricky. Chapters don’t like their national association looking over their shoulder like Big Brother. Or, nagging them with requests for data.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

– Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook. Since presidents are on everyone’s mind this week…I recently discovered the Washington Post’s podcast Presidential. Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump.

Nonmember Fees: A Not-So-Simple Decision

Associations Now

Jacobs is also author of the Association Law Handbook, Fifth Edition , published by ASAE, which weighs in a hefty 728 pages. The right nonmember price for association products boosts revenue, makes membership more appealing, and steers clear of antitrust concerns.

Events That Will Drive Buzz With Members

Associations Now

Among them: a membership handbook, a quarterly subscription to Unfiltered magazine, and access to exclusive whiskies not available for purchase.

A New Resource for Volunteer Management, Chapters, Councils and More

Association 141+

asae annual conference component relations components relations handbook ASAEOk, so I know a blog is a place to express opinion and insight, but I just received something exciting that I want to share with my association colleagues - and this has become my vehicle for that goal.

Inside An HR Overhaul

Associations Now

Organizations should use a variety of methods, such as handbooks, one-on-one sessions with agency representatives, and lunch-and-learns, to communicate benefits, Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president of corporate services at Aflac, told the Society for Human Resource Management.

How to Make Ethics Training Stick

Associations Now

So the study reveals something of the ongoing struggle with ethics training—employees recognize that it’s important, but it has a hard time becoming part of the lifeblood of an organization beyond employee-handbook reminders.

Five Tips for a More Successful 2017

Associations Now

Barbara Mitchell, a HR and management consultant, blogger for ASAE’s Association CareerHQ , and author of The Big Book of HR and The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook , shared some tips on learning from your mistakes, motivating your staff, and moving toward a better 2017.

The Member-Termination Dilemma

Associations Now

Authors of ASAE’s Association Law Handbook and its earlier incarnation, Associations and the Law , identify antitrust and due-process risks for an association that terminates an existing member for reasons beyond failure to pay dues. Jacobs wrote in the Handbook.

Workplace Rudeness Is Highly Contagious, Study Says

Associations Now

The findings were not surprising to Barbara Mitchell, a human resources consultant and author of the upcoming book The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook. Rude coworkers can make your blood boil, and, according to a new study, their bad behavior can spread like a virus.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter's Blog

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. All in all, this a must have handbook for anyone who is interested in building a generative social impact network.

When Members Vote on Dues

Associations Now

” (In fact, the sample bylaws document in the Association Law Handbook provides exactly one line about setting dues: “Dues are established by the Board of Directors.”).

New Employee Orientation: What’s on Your Agenda?

Reid All About it

Orientation shouldn’t only entail filling out forms and signing the employee handbook. I fell into the association world. During the first interview my future boss and I hit it off talking about food and travel. The position sounded interesting so I bit. I’m not the only one.

First Steps for Fighting CEO Burnout

Associations Now

Belford’s The Association CEO Handbook , which opens with some straight talk about CEO frustrations. “As If your corner-office gig is starting to feel overly familiar, do you need to find a new job or rethink the one you’re in? An association CEO recruiter shares some thoughts. Happy new year!

Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement

Velvet Chainsaw

Greenhow goes on to say that Twitter is a new form of literacy as defined by scholars in The Handbook Of Research Of New Literacies. It’s official! Research now shows that when people use Twitter during classes, they are more engaged and learn more. We can now stop debating the issue.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

Once they’re taken the orientation “course,” they’ll continue to have access to the course content as well as other resources like the employee handbook, and security and other IT policies. If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars.

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Why Self-Interested Volunteers are the Best for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

Note from Beth: The Mobilization Lab at Greenpeace recently commissioned and released this report, Beyond the First Click: How Today’s Volunteers Build the Power of Movements and NGOS.

Social Media Roundup: You Are What You Tweet

Associations Now

Another cautionary tale for association pros deeply involved with social media, regardless of whether the context is personal or professional. Plus: A police department takes to social like a duck to water.

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth Kanter's Blog

” If you are interested in this learning style, an updated version of the handbook was released yesterday in honor of public domain day. Inspired by Charles Jennings 70:20:10.

British Booksellers Prepare for a Super Thursday

Associations Now

Monty Python member John Cleese’s autobiography, So Anyway … , is perhaps the biggest individual draw, though fans of Terry Pratchett, whose Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook is coming out Thursday, might disagree.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

Reid All About it

Discuss program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more, as well as the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. It’s that time of year – your chance to participate in the industry’s most comprehensive study on membership marketing.

Thursday Buzz: The Longest (and Best) Content Marketing Post Ever

Associations Now

The Content Marketing Handbook , written by Rohin Dhar, cofounder and CEO of Priceonomics, focuses on “how to write about information and make it spread.”. A book was practically copied and pasted into a blog post for all to use as a resource on content marketing.

Members Win When Chapters and Associations Get Along

Associations Now

In 2012, Mitchell was co-executive editor of the 2nd Edition of ASAE’s Component Relations Handbook and authored a chapter on successful partnerships between components and lead associations.

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter's Blog

She’s written a book about this, “ The Social Learning Handbook.”