Association Knowledge Resources
2014 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
- ACHS Survey Findings
- Advising Best Practices for ACHS (Powerpoint)
- Service Learning and CHS
- Determining Your Organization's Value (PowerPoint)
- Student Engagement and Success in College
- Collaboration Between Honor Societies and Other Organizations
- Making Use of Alumni Members
- Challenges and Successes of Small Honor Societies
2013 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
- Online Induction System (Delta Mu Delta)
- Leadership Training (Beta Gamma Sigma)
2012 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
- Generation Me (Millenials) - Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
Roundtable Notes - Breakfast Roundtables on 2/17 & 2/18
Criteria for Membership - Beta Gamma Sigma membership criteria for domestic and international chapters.
Statement on Conduct - Beta Gamma Sigma guidelines for advisers regarding the impact of student violations.
Resource from Bob Harris - Management Model - All nonprofits have common elements. The mission statement defines the purpose of existence. A board of directors governs while advancing and protecting interests. And a professional staff manages. The Management Model is written from the perspective of staff who are focused on organizational excellence. Permission granted by Bob Harris.
2011 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
2010 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
- Succession Planning - Roundtable led by Sarah Shoffner
Managing Business Online - Roundtable led by Teresa Ransdell
Nickle & Dime Hints for a Penny Budget - Roundtable led by Dennis Organ
Print Publications in an Electronic Age - Roundtable led by Martha Zlokovich
Social Networking Resources - Pre-Conference Session by Teresa Ransdell
BENT Editorial re: Social Responsibility - Jim Froula
Honor Societies and Social Responsibility - Christopher Bosso
2009 Annual Council Meeting Presentations
- Adviser Recruitment & Training - Dan Ashlock
Zone of Insolvency - Ron Mattocks
Legal Zone - John Kuzenski
Financial Uncertainty & the Admissions Class of Fall 2008 - Martin Van Der Werf
Policy re: Meeting Attendance - This Kappa Omicron Nu policy identifies the national position and offers alternatives for increasing engagement. Approved by KON attorney.
Sample Intellectual Property Use Policy - Pi Sigma Alpha
Sample Governance Policies - Internal Revenue Service Revised From 990 (2008), Jerald A. Jacobs, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP - Reprinted by permission of the American Society of Association Executives.
Chapter Effectiveness Rubric - This rubric offers member societies an opportunity to increase the accountability for student learning and development in honor society chapters. This rubric may be modified to fit honor society needs.
Sample Language - Removal of Chapter Officers - The following language is suggested as a protection of the national society as well as officers and advisers of chapters in the event that a chapter officer needs to be removed from office.
Sample Constitution (General Honor Societies)
Sample Constitution (Specialized Honor Societies)
D & O Danger - Associations Now (ASAE publication) - May 2008, pp. 49-53 - This article describes the elements of policies and gives background for what to look for when considering a policy. (If you do not have access, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Sample Governance Policies - New Form 990 requirements from ASAE
ACHS Chapters and the New Form 990-N - A summary of the experience of members societies and information from IRS informational meetings. This summary provides background before you seek the expertise of your accountant.
Code of Conduct - Kappa Omicron Nu
Conflict of Interest Policy - Alpha Lambda Delta
Conflict of Interest Policy - Kappa Delta Pi
Conflict of Interest Policy - Mortar Board
Conflict of Interest Policy - Pi Sigma Alpha
Conflict of Interest Policy - Tau Beta Pi
Whistleblower Policy - Three Drafts from Tau Beta Pi.
Sample Whistleblower Policy - National Council of Nonprofit Associations
Whistleblower Policy - Kappa Omicron Nu Draft
Document Retention and Destruction Policy - Tau Beta Pi Draft
Document Retention and Destruction Policy - Kappa Omicron Nu Draft
Guidelines for Chartering Chapters - ACHS Task Force Report
Guidelines for Chartering Chapters - Kappa Omicron Nu adaptation of ACHS Task Force Report
Fraud: It Can't Happen to Us . . . CAN IT? - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Michael T. Lewis and Christina Solomon of RubinBrown.
Web 2.oh? (Powerpoint*) - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Alex Perwich (Golden Key) and John Garvie (Affinity Circles).
Recruiting, Retaining & Training Advisors (Powerpoint 2007*) - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Stacy Jones.
Renu Khator, University of South Florida.
American Higher Education in the Global Context - Presentation at the 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.
Citizen Marketers: When People Are the Message - Presentation at the 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa. Complimentary books were distributed to attendees.
Teresa Ransdell, Sigma Theta Tau.
Privacy Issues - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.
Jim Viehland, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Kate Gaertner, Alpha Sigma Nu.
Insurance - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.
Ron Wolfe, Lambda Sigma.
Market Research Affecting the Higher Education Environment & Nonprofit Association - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.
Sarah Shoffner, Kappa Omicron Nu.
Adviser as Teacher - Breakfast Roundtable discussion included these evaluation checklists for developing effective and engaged student leaders. Permission for use may be obtained from email@example.com
Board Policies - Sample policies for board leadership, including ends, executive limitations, board-executive linkage, governance process
Chapter Benchmarks - Elements for achieving chapter excellence
Honor Cord Registry - Member honor cord colors
Logos - Various ACHS logos for downloading
Sponsoring Vendors - Learn more about the vendors who support ACHS
Survival of Excellence - A challenge to restore a focus on excellence
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