Are you rural and your members need new employees? Join in on the solution!

P2POn May 9, community leaders and business owners from rural communities across the state will meet to discuss ways they can help support career pathways for rural youth while meeting the community's workforce needs.  join in the local discussion on what skills the youth in your community will need to be successful in life? What skills are you as an employer looking for? Businesses need talent to fill open positions in fields such as manufacturing, office administration, purchasing and supply chain management, health care and information technology.  

Join with over 20 rural communities in the  virtual Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference  that will takes place on May 9th from 9:00 AM to 12 noon.  The event includes a keynote address by Brent Parton, Deputy Director for the nationally recognized Center on Education and Skills, as well as a statewide outlook by Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Registration is free.  Sign up at :

Articles from Bob Harris, CAE of the Non-Profit Center

Bob Harris, CAE Files

Association Essential Documents - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • The core documents to maintain a nonprofit organization. Be sure to rely on legal and accounting professionals for help.

Boardroom Courtesy

Updated on 07 July 2016

  • To avoid a boardroom meltdown - Bob Harris, CAE

Committees can Make or Break a Chamber Chair

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • The incoming chamber chair ponders an installation speech to begin his or her term of office. Concurrently it is important to be strategic about managing committees.

Disappointing the Executive Director

Updated on 27 February 2018

  • Governance responsbilities between the executive and board

Good Governance Gospel

Updated on 19 March 2018

  • 12 Pinciples of Good Governance

Guide to Better Governance - 2018

Updated on 21 February 2018

  • This guide offers smart practices and takes governance from good to great

Hierarchy of Governing Documents - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • A guide to the origin, purpose and application of seven governing documents for exempt organizations in the USA; listed in order of hierarchy.

I am an Association Executive

Updated on 01 May 2017

  • What it takes to be an Association Executive

Innovative Agenda Practices

Updated on 11 April 2018

  • New ways to enhance board meetings

IRS Form 990 is Revealing

Updated on 11 April 2018

  • Information on the IRS From 990

Lamination Works! - Bob Harris, CAE

Updated on 23 January 2016

  • Laminate for Impact

Policy Management - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • This article explains the linkage of policies, bylaws and procedures; and suggests techniques to manage them.

President’s Messages Made Easy - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • Advice to write a timely, relevant President column

Projecting the Agenda - Bob Harris

Updated on 25 January 2016

  • The purpose of an agenda is to guide the meeting through a series of discussions in order to achieve results.

Signing in to the board or committee meeting

Updated on 21 February 2018

  • Multi-purpose sign in sheet to record attendance
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