President’s Blog

Jan 2009

It’s sometimes difficult to place a price tag on the value of a trade association membership.  A trade association’s primary “products” – advocacy and information – are intangible.  How much are NFCA’s efforts to promote the value of member societies’ contributions to individuals and communities to state and federal public policymakers and preserve the integrity of fraternals’ tax exemption worth to your society?  And what about the handful of fraternals that are not members of NFCA? 

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Dec 2008

We wanted to know how we were doing and you told us.  Your responses to our first annual comprehensive membership satisfaction survey indicated that while the overwhelming majority of members are satisfied with the performance of their trade association, there is certainly room for improvement.  We appreciate the time you took to provide us your feedback, and all of us here at NFCA are committed to improving our performance and exceeding your expectations in 2009.

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Dec 2008

How often have you heard someone say, “We’re in the relationship business."? When it comes to fraternal benefit societies, it’s really true. Our entire business model is based on relationships – with the members of your society, with lodge leaders, with agents and brokers, with other community service organizations, and with state and federal public policymakers, to name just a few.

Today I’d like to focus on relationships between fraternals and public policymakers – state regulators and local,

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Nov 2008

Welcome to the “next generation” NFCA Web site.  We’ve created an entirely new site based on the feedback, suggestions, and demands of members like you.  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore the site, see what it has to offer, and take advantage of its many new features.

No doubt the first thing you’ll notice is the “look” of the site.  Since the Web is by far the most popular way our key audiences – member societies,

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