Association Issues

Association Issues

Special articles covering vital topics for association board members, officers, assigners and trainers.

Association Issues

Association Issues
Special articles covering vital topics for association board members, officers, assigners and trainers.

Nine Tips to Decrease Your Association’s Exposure to Liability

1. Follow Your Bylaws Officials who are skilled in enforcing the rules of the game while officiating often don’t feel bound by any of the...

17,487 Officials Had Something To Say

17,487. That is the number of officials whose investment in this avocation motivated them to respond to the recent National Association of Sports Officials...

5 Key Questions to Answer in Your Bylaws

By Donald C. Collins Association bylaws are a road map to how an association is run, and a means for setting association standards and practices....

When Associations Need to Weigh In

Historically, too many officials take the approach that they just have to worry about one thing: officiating. Too many associations believe their sole roles...

Board Must Lead From The Front

The folks who raise their hands and volunteer to serve on the board of directors for your non-profit officials association ought to be applauded....

Are Your Bylaws Keeping Up With the Times?

One of the most important documents for your association is the bylaws. Bylaws are rules adopted by an association to manage its affairs and...

Set and Enforce Member Standards

Setting standards for members’ behavior and enforcing those standards are among the most difficult challenges an officials association will face. It means anticipating the...

A Guide to Defending Your Officials

Every season association officers get letters, letters and more letters that may lead you to defending your officials. “How could we have 10 fouls and...
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Take Association Action on Social Media Policies

Associations need to have social media policies in place in their bylaws. Like all things in the bylaws, associations need to enforce them.  It...

9 Steps to Put Out the Fire

There are many ways an officials association can help itself before an issue arises. It just takes a little forethought, effort and common sense. They...

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