November 17, 2017
    Presidential election 2016: Did your candidate win?

    Thinking Aloud, by Ed Dalere

    By Ed Dalere | 11/03/2016

    By this time next week - unless we have another hanging chad situation - the United States will have a new president. As a person, you don’t have to like him or her (the candidates of the two major parties seem to invoke very strong emotions from both sides of the fence) but we, as Americans are called upon to civilly and respectfully accept the results.

    In that spirit, the National Association of Manufacturers is inviting associations to sign their letter, pledging to work with the new administration. “It is our shared belief that we have an urgent need to restore faith in our vital economic and government institutions and to bolster the promise of America – to lift everyone up and leave no one behind,” the letter states. Who can disagree with that? If you wish to add your association’s name to this worthy effort, click here. Deadline is 11 a.m. ET Nov. 7. The pubic has lost trust in a lot of things, government and big industry, among them. It is time to reestablish that trust, and we commend NAM for recognizing this and starting the conversation.

    Also, let us know if your association’s candidate won. Share your association’s response as soon as possible after the election results to We’ll include it in a special postelection article.

    There is still time to register for the first Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Summit, Nov. 15-16 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Hosted by Association TRENDS and Thompson Information Services, the summit features keynote remarks by Stephen S. Fuller, PhD, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair at George Mason University. He will speak on The Economic Forecast for 2017.

    Among the education sessions are Contemporary Not-for-Profit Reserves Planning, and Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Be prepared, not scared, among several must-attend learning opportunities. Register today, as space is limited! Details and to register, click here.

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