for the volunteer leadership

December 2000, Vol. 12, No. 11

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    The primary objective of an effective association is to be right for the times. Since 1915, our association has remained relevant by meeting the changing needs of those in the profession. In 1968, the association changed its name from the National Association of Purchasing Agents to the current name to reflect a significant shift in the purchasing field and to signify our relevance to a broader scope of purchasing and supply management professionals.

  • Communication Corner Members Only Content

    Have an event that needs to be promoted? Want to spotlight an outstanding member? Need the community's help and support? If the answer is yes, then a press release may be just what you need to spread the word and call your community to action.

  • Volunteer Appreciation and Management Members Only Content

    If you have to deal with other people, you will, sooner or later, have to deal with conflict. Conflict is not inherently bad. In fact, conflict simply stems from differing viewpoints. Many of us have been raised to believe that conflict is unnatural, undesirable, or just plain not nice. As a result, we try to avoid or ignore conflict when it surfaces.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    What makes a good contract and who should manage it? Join us for the next Satellite Seminar, "Contract Administration and Management," scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2001. Effective contract management is particularly important for contracting outsourcing, services, management consulting, or research activities. This program will review important components of contracts, including statements of work, key terms and conditions of clauses, and tools for effective administration. Performance-based contracts will also be discussed.

  • Board of Directors Update Members Only Content

    President Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., has officially called a meeting of the 2000-01 NAPM Board of Directors to be held at the Coronado Island Marriott in San Diego.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    December is often both a time for reflection of the past year's events and a signal to prepare for the upcoming year.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Keeping your affiliate on the straight and narrow when it comes to financial management is often a full-time job. There are a number of details that need to be maintained to help ensure the financial health of your affiliate including budgets, tax forms, records retention, and, of course, money management. The following information is an excerpt from The Final Frontier: Financial Management for Affiliates, the newest addition to the NAPM Affiliate Support courseware library. The Final Frontier covers articles of incorporation, affiliate bylaws, taxes, budgets, money management, and records retention. This courseware packet also offers a list of helpful resources, a list of secretaries of state, and sample IRS forms.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    NAPM Headquarters will close on December 25, 2000 and reopen January 2, 2001. Any telephone messages left during these dates will be returned as soon as possible during the week NAPM staff returns.