Board of Directors opens a new chapter for the Alliance…

After nearly a year of work, the Alliance Board of Directors has announced plans to overhaul the organizational structure of the association in order to focus greater resources on advocacy initiatives and utilize technological advances to more cost effectively deliver education, information, and networking services to members. Here is a link to the Board Bulletin that was sent to members yesterday.

The transition to the new organizational model will take place over the next 18 months, with full implementation scheduled for January 1, 2019. A key component of the reorganization is a much larger investment in advocacy activities at both the state and federal level. Members overwhelmingly cite political advocacy as the primary benefit of Alliance membership and the new structure will reflect the value of these efforts to members. The Board also approved the relocation of the Alliance offices to Washington, D.C.

In addition, the Alliance will achieve the operational efficiencies needed to expand its advocacy activities by downsizing staff, reducing the number of meetings and conferences, partnering with other groups to provide educational programs, and using technology to provide members with information on everything from regulatory compliance to governance best practices.

Over the summer, the Alliance will be conducting webinars to provide details on the reorganization and the impact that the new operating model will have on members. Additional information on these webinars will be sent to members soon. More information on the Board’s decision will also be provided at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting, September 6-8, 2017, in Chandler, Arizona.

Got questions or comments on the Board’s action? Please contact Board members directly using the contact information in the Board Bulletin, send a private email to me at jannotti@fraternalalliance.org, or post a public comment here.

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  1. Lisa Flanary : June 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    As a new CEO three years ago, I was overwhelmed [in a good way] by the ability to create new relationships and network at Fraternal Alliance events. I support the focus on advocacy and leveraging partnerships to provide resources; my hope for the future is that we find ways to keep in person networking and idea-sharing alive in 2019 and beyond.

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