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The Pros and Cons of an Organized HOA Meeting

Posted on 2:28 pm in HOA | 0 comments

If you have attended an HOA meeting, you may have noticed that while an organized meeting might be the goal, it isn’t always easy to achieve. You may have even wondered if an organization should be forgotten all together. When homeowners get together, feelings and opinions may be quite strong and maybe more of an open forum-style meeting would be more productive. Whether you are pro organized meeting or would rather attend a brainstorming session, here are the pros and cons to having an organized HOA meeting. Pros Business A well-organized...

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Sample Reports, Documents & Templates for Sports Teams

Posted on 1:55 pm in Sports Teams | 0 comments

Keep yourself- and your team, organized with these sample reports, documents and templates for sports teams. Sports seasons are busy enough without the added challenges of team accounting, collecting dues and managing members. Here are three tools that will help you score high in organization. Once you have your team in tip-top shape you might even be able to sit back, relax and enjoy a game or two! MemberTracker MemberTracker is a team treasurer’s best friend. You can use MemberTracker to manage and track members securely and the software is...

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Accounting for Sports Teams: 10 Basic Tips

Posted on 12:41 pm in Sports Teams | 0 comments

Accounting for sports teams is a little more complicated than simply reading the scoreboard. However, it doesn’t have to be too challenging when you follow these helpful tips. Help your team by handling accounting curve balls with aplomb. 1.Evaluate Take stock of how team accounting has been done in the past. Did the previous accountant do everything by hand, say using hard copy or do you have a digital accounting system in place? If you are starting mid-year you may want to continue with the systems in place and not make any serious changes...

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The Treasurer Duties of Reconciling a Checking Account

Posted on 2:42 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

Whether you are an incoming Treasurer or this is a re-occurring role for you, the Treasurer duties of reconciling a checking account are very important to your financial success. Mistakes & Fraud There are two main reasons for reconciling a checking account. The first is to identify and correct errors. Let’s face it, mistakes happen! It is critical to have a close look at your records as money flows in and out of your account. The second reason to reconcile a checking account is to fight fraud. Unfortunately, like mistakes, fraud happens...

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Creative Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

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The same old fundraiser might bring in money, but it can also get a little boring for yourself and supporters. Why not try something new? Here to change up your moneymaking activities are a few creative fundraising ideas for sports teams. Obstacle Course How many people tune in to watch “American Ninja Warrior” each week? How about capturing that excitement with your own Obstacle Course? Put people’s agility to the test in a large park or field. Set up challenges and obstacles, the more creative, the better! Charge a per person fee or a fee...

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Home Security Tips for HOA Residents

Posted on 11:35 am in HOA | 0 comments

Protecting yourself and your property is a concern for all homeowners. However, when you are in an HOA managed residence there are certain factors that make your situation unique in terms of safety. There are not only individual units, but generally a common area that needs to be included in safety discussions. Here are home security tips for HOA residents. Your Home Fire is a fear of all home owners and can be especially worrisome with a homeowner’s association.  Studies show that nearly 2/3 of all fires start on a range or cook-top. Tips...

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School Year-End Checklist for Parent Organizations

Posted on 6:05 am in Clubs | 0 comments

Booster Clubs, PTAs, PTOs and PTSAs all share a common goal of supporting schools and advocating for students. It comes as no surprise that as the school year comes to an end, many of these groups share the same procedures for closing out the school year. With all of the year end activity days, field trips and parties, it is easy for student group administration to get lost in the shuffle. We are here to get you on track and keep you on track so you can spend your spare time celebrating that school’s out for the summer. Year-End Meeting Host...

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Treasurer Transitions for PTAs & PTOs

Posted on 7:56 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

Spring means baseball, cookouts and gardening, right? Well it can also be a busy time for Treasurers of PTAs and PTOs. Behind T-ball practices and car-wash fundraisers there are PTA and PTO Treasurer transitions taking place and to ensure your changeover is a smooth one, we have some tips for success. Here is how to organize your Treasurer transition: Make a Checklist Whether you were formally voted in or simply asked in the parking lot at drop-off, there is a certain amount of responsibility and accountability that comes with serving as the...

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Management Strategies for All-Volunteer Organizations

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All-volunteer organizations are an important part of the nonprofit world. They are groups of committed volunteer who are busy serving their missions and usually don’t get a lot of credit for the wonderful work that they do. There can be paid staff in an all-volunteer organization. For example, in the case of a soccer league paying referees for Saturday games or perhaps historical societies may pay gardeners or other maintenance staff. However, the big difference is that all-volunteer organizations do not pay people to manage each other...

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PTA Fundraising Chair Responsibilities

Posted on 7:40 am in Parent Teacher Associations | 0 comments

PTAs are important providers of school support and a vital role within the organization is the Fundraising Chair. Whether you have been recently asked or are considering involvement, here is a bit of information about this important position. How to Become a Fundraising Chair The Fundraising Chair is usually elected by the PTA Board or is appointed by the PTA President. The fundraising committee could be made up of the treasurer, publicity chairman, the room representative coordinator, the principal, a faculty member and perhaps the...

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