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We are pleased to offer a library of resources of best practices, templates, articles, and more related to association and nonprofit management.

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Name of Resource Topic Author Publication Date Publication Type
Annual Board Assessment Form
A form for Board members to use to evaluate the Board's effectiveness and responsibilities.
Board TSAE 08-06-2014 PDF, Sample
Board Meeting Evaluation Form
A sample meeting evaluation for to provide Board members following meetings
Board TSAE 08-06-2014 PDF, Sample
Challenge and Solutions Tip Sheets
Solutions for biggest challenges related to board, committees, policies and strategic planning.
Board, CEO & Leadership Bob Harris, CAE 01-21-2014 Tip Sheet
Telecommuting Policy and Application
Sample telecommuting policy and application for mid-sized associations.
Human Resources TSAE 04-01-2013 PDF, Sample
CEO Performance Evaluation
Guide for the Board's annual evaluation of the CEO/Executive Director.
CEO & Leadership, Human Resources Bob Harris, CAE 09-05-2005 PDF
Board Responsibilities
This guide informs volunteers of the unique aspects of serving on a nonprofit board.
Board Bob Harris, CAE 10-24-2012 PDF, Tip Sheet

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Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
Annual Board Assessment Form
A form for Board members to use to evaluate the Board's effectiveness and responsibilities.
TSAE 08-06-2014 PDF, Sample
Board Meeting Evaluation Form
A sample meeting evaluation for to provide Board members following meetings
TSAE 08-06-2014 PDF, Sample
Challenge and Solutions Tip Sheets
Solutions for biggest challenges related to board, committees, policies and strategic planning.
Bob Harris, CAE 01-21-2014 Tip Sheet
CEO-to-CEO Videos
A "Wish I Would Have Known" video series with three CEOs of different experience levels
TSAE 04-04-2013 Video
Benefits of Board Orientation
An orientation is an investment to promote improved understanding and governance.
Bob Harris, CAE 03-08-2013 PDF
Board Responsibilities
This guide informs volunteers of the unique aspects of serving on a nonprofit board.
Bob Harris, CAE 10-24-2012 PDF, Tip Sheet

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
Challenge and Solutions Tip Sheets
Solutions for biggest challenges related to board, committees, policies and strategic planning.
Bob Harris, CAE 01-21-2014 Tip Sheet
CEO-to-CEO Videos
A "Wish I Would Have Known" video series with three CEOs of different experience levels
TSAE 04-04-2013 Video
Looking Forward 2013
Read an Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry
Association Laboratories, Inc. 03-18-2013 Whitepaper
Starting an Association
If you are thinking about starting an association, this guide will show you the steps.
ASAE 02-01-2006 Web Article
CEO Performance Evaluation
Guide for the Board's annual evaluation of the CEO/Executive Director.
Bob Harris, CAE 09-05-2005 PDF

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
Credentialing Outline
Outline of the benefits of a credentialing program and what goes into creating one.
02-21-2013

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
2013 Bill Tracking Updates
Get updates on bills related to the nonprofit sector being filed during the 2013 Session
TSAE 01-16-2013 PDF
Basics for Making a Hill Visit
An overview of what you and your members need to know if visiting Representatives in D.C.
ASAE 03-20-2013 Tip Sheet
How to Hire a Lobbyist
An overview of the process of hiring an outside lobbyist for your organization.
Lobbying 101 11-20-2012 Web Article

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
Disability in the Workplace
Presentation from Erin Lawler, Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (May 2013)
Erin Lawler 06-18-2013 PDF, PowerPoint
Assoc Director for Programs and Training Job Description
Job description for Asooc Dir for Programs from TX Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems
TEXPERS 04-01-2013 Sample
Administrative Assistant Job Description
Job description for Admin Assistant from Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems
TEXPERS 04-01-2013 Sample
Telecommuting Policy and Application
Sample telecommuting policy and application for mid-sized associations.
TSAE 04-01-2013 PDF, Sample
CEO Performance Evaluation
Guide for the Board's annual evaluation of the CEO/Executive Director.
Bob Harris, CAE 09-05-2005 PDF
Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook
Sample of Association Policies and Procedures Handbook for Employees
12-01-2004 PDF

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
2013 Association Communications Benchmarking Report
Association Adviser's Communications Survey of nearly 400 Associations
Naylor, LLC 04-12-2013 PDF, Whitepaper
Media and Public Relations Policy
Sample policy for who may interact with the media and what they may do.
IPC 03-01-2012

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
Casino Nights and Raffle Legalities
Legal considerations if your association is looking to hold a raffle or casino night.
Joe Bobbins, CAE 02-21-2013

Name of Resource Author Publication Date Publication Type
“The End of Membership as We Know It” Review
Read a recap of Sarah Sladek's "The End of Membership as We Know It" by Beth Brooks, CAE
Beth Brooks, CAE 03-08-2013 PDF