Presentation on theme: "Focus group on the Future of WACUHO Affiliation with ACUHO-I DEB SCHMIDT-ROGERS, ACUHO-I REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN FLEISCHER, WACUHO PRESIDENT WITH THANKS."— Presentation transcript:
Focus group on the Future of WACUHO Affiliation with ACUHO-I DEB SCHMIDT-ROGERS, ACUHO-I REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN FLEISCHER, WACUHO PRESIDENT WITH THANKS TO SANDI SCOTT-DEUX FOR HER INITIAL PRESENTATION AND PPT
What is the current relationship between WACUHO and ACUHO-I?
Goals Share emerging conversation of future affiliation model among ACUHO-I and regional associations (WACUHO). To begin questioning and discussion among WACUHO members regarding affiliation models as a means to focus and direct the WACUHO/ACUHO-I affiliation model.
ACE 2015 In his speech at ACE 2015, President Tom Ellett raised the following question: “What if our regional affiliates were part of ACUHO-I in a more formal way? What would that look like? We are the only national student affairs professional association that does not have a formal relationship with our regions. Ten minute chats with Tom Ellett have indicated that more than half of the individuals he has talked with believe that a formal relationship already exists and that ACUHO-I is the “parent” association and the regions are the “children” of ACUHO-I
WACUHO Current Model All regions are “stand alone” associations. WACUHO independent 5013c All regions have affiliation agreement with ACUHO-I $1000 each “Best of” and “New Pro” reimbursement for ACE attendance Regional Presidents meet with ACUHO-I quarterly to discuss “universal issues” Pre Ace regional meeting (one night lodging for president) Connection with all publications Appoint representative to ACUHO I Foundation board WACUHO financially independent Control of operating budget, membership, policy and reserves Strong connection within organization Varied level of membership with ACUHO-I Rising costs of supporting association (insurance, technology)
ASSOCIATION MODELS NASPA 13,000 members, 50 states, 25 countries, 8 U.S. territories, 8 regions Institutional and Individual Memberships (If institution is a member, reduced rate for individual members at that institution) If member of NASPA, automatically member of the NASPA regional Each region has a representative on the NASPA Board of Directors AHEAD 2800 members, 10 countries, 30 Regional Affiliates and formal partnerships with other professional organizations Regions, states, professional organizations can become Affiliates by filing for formal affiliation and paying a $50 membership fee. BOD approve application. Affiliates must appoint a member of their governing board, who is also an active member of AHEAD, as a liaison rep to AHEAD. Designate one individual to attend the national conference and represent at an Affiliate meeting. Affiliates receive formal recognition and promotion of the Affiliate with a world wide web presence, assistance and consultation on tax reporting, finances, event management, etc; promotion of events, opportunity to apply for financial resources, reasonable level of legal review of official written documents NODA U.S. and Canada, Individual Memberships, 9 regions Member of NODA, automatic member of the region One Regional Coordinator, application process, appointed to the Board for a period of two years; full voting rights
ASSOCIATION MODELS ACU-I Institutional and individual memberships; institutional membership allows for discounts on professional development events, etc. Faculty and students receive free membership Recently went through a restructuring of their regional structure to answer the following question, “What is the most effective and efficient way to deliver regional programs and services to the Association’s members?” Regions have always been a part of ACU-I. Restructuring reduced the number of regions from 15 to 9, including a complete redo of all financial accounts for the regions. ACPA 7500 members; 1200 institutions State Divisions – currently in state of transition Previously chapter application and affiliation agreement IRS audits in New York indicated concern with use of ACPA tax exempt status for New York CPA States that do not have 501(c)(3) status impacted ACPA required to revisit state relationships
ASSOCIATION CURRENTLY CONSIDERING CHANGE ACU-I Regional Audit Task Force Recommendations to Executive Board Regional Restructuring Task Force Authority to implement changes Assessment and Feedback Opportunities Takeaways from process Important to appoint individuals to chair the process who do not have preconceived notions about outcome Important to appoint members with varying perspectives ACPA Three options Internal Chapter – not separately incorporate, Chapter members be full members of ACPA who receive special discount for dual- membership; ACPA maintain web presence for each Internal Chapter, discounted rates for conference. Two percent serve charge on gross income for their operational year and requirement to operate on a calendar fiscal year. External Chapter – Separately incorporate and Chapter members must be full ACPA members who receive special discount for dual- membership. ACPA to reimburse up to $400 for each Chapter that elects External Chapter and all membership fees will be paid to ACPA. External chapters will be encouraged, but not required to use a calendar fiscal year. Unaffiliated – States that do not elect to be internal or external CSPA Internal Chapter – January 2015 Low financial assets, small leadership team (no 5013c) No CSPA individual memberships, must be ACPA and receive 25% discount on qualifying rate CSPA pay 2% of gross income to ACPA, manage membership, finances ACPA absorb credit card fees associated with dues Promote eachothers activities, CSPA use ACPA trademark ACPA provide web presence. S l i d e a d d e d b y F l e i s c h e r, M a r c h 2 0 1 5
Considerations for ACUHO-I Major transition period for the Association and the home office Executive Director transition Adoption of a new strategic plan Perception that formalized relationship already exists Varying regional models including organizational structures, membership rates and structures, program array, etc. Potential legal questions raised from the ACPA affiliation IRS review and audit and concerns about implications for regions with 501(c)(3)status
Where to go from here? “Big” discussion with long-term implications Emerge as primary goal in the Association strategic plan Structure question, charge, task and process in such a way that key stakeholders are represented (regions, central office, executive board, ACUHO-I members, comparable professional association) Consider use of external consultant to facilitate and guide the exploration process Take time to thoroughly offer opportunities for engagement by stakeholders in key milestones in the discussion process Recommendation: Regional Affiliates Director should not chair this process, but should serve in an ex-officio role.