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FAR Flash Newsletter April 2012
In This Issue
:: March and April Luncheon Recap
:: May Luncheon - Save the Date!
:: Visit the FAR Career Center
:: Membership News

March Luncheon

"The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion" 

presented by:


Alexis Terry, Director, Diversity and Inclusion ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership


Constance Thompson, Senior Manager, Diversity, American Society of Civil Engineers


Alexis and Constance shared the importance of diversity to your organization's success and how diverse work teams bring high value, a competitive edge, and increased work productivity. Other topics included:

  • Using diversity and inclusion to spark new ideas and innovation
  • Implementing forward thinking strategies
  • Learning how to build on the strength of differences
  • When we place value on diversity of thought, and the perspectives shared by our employees, our organizations will survive and thrive. 

Constance Mar 2012

Constance Thompson started the presentation off with laughs to get the audience involved.


 Alexis Terry Mar 12

Alexis Terry continues the pace with her enthusiasm as she pulls it all together at the end.


Capital One sponsors for March with speakers

March luncheon sponsor Capital One represented by Mary Anderson (left) and Christine Cardinal (second from left) along with Constance Thompson (second from right) and Alexis Terry (right.)

April Luncheon

"ASAE's Association 990: A Powerful Tool for Benchmarking"

presented by:


Nat Bartholomew, CPA CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


John Dripps, CPA, CAE National Association of Secondary School Principals


Nat Bartholomew and John Dripps updated FAR on the features of Association 990 which celebrates its one-year launch in May.  This database which aggregates Form 990's information, gives us access to timely and accurate benchmarking data.

  • Spot trends
  • Address risks and vulnerabilities
  • Compare meaningful performance ratios
  • Generate better management reports and dashboards
  • Better respond to senior leadership and board members 

Nat and John April 2012

Nat Bartholomew, CPA (right) gave an informative overview of Association 990 while John Dripps, CPA (left) provided a real world example using his association, National Association of Secondary School Principles.


BOA with speakers Apr 2012

April luncheon sponsor Bank of America represented by Matt Agresti (far left) and Vanessa Smith (far right) with Nat Bartholomew, CPA (second from left) and John Dripps, CPA (second from right.)

May Luncheon 
  FAR is pleased to welcome a special guest speaker,
James Mapes

May 16, 2012! 

James Mapes
James is a recognized business speaker and performance coach, who has spoken to hundreds of public and private companies in more than 70 countries.  He is a highly regarded authority on the imagination, creative thinking, communication, managing change, organizational problem-solving, successful teamwork, and coaching.
Registration to open soon!
Sponsored by:

Wells Fargo

Visit the new FAR Career Center

FAR has a new Career Center! Click here to see the latest opportunities. This is a great way to advertise to the FAR community and doesn't cost FAR members anything!

Recent postings

*Executive Assistant (available for hire)

*Executive Assistant to the CEO (American Forests) 

FAR members who wish to post a current job opening, please email it in Word format to  hq@far-roundtable.org for review and approval. Once approved, a job will be posted for 60 days or until filled.
Membership News

New Member Campaign
People Don't forget to refer your non-profit friends to FAR! Click here for our information flyer you can share with them. 
Welcome to our new FAR non-profit members:
Cornelia Kent,
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
Susan Medick, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Denise Roden,
Jewish Women International
Claudia Sutton,
Insured Retirement Institute
Save the Date
Save the Date!

 Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 20, 2012 for our final FAR Luncheon before we break for summer!

Thank you to our Resource Members!





   Association Mutual Health Insurance Company
Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.
DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc.
First Citizens Bank
Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
M & T Bank
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management
mindSHIFT Technologies
Payroll Network, Inc.
PNC Bank
Renner and Company, CPA, P.C.
Reznick Group P.C.
Studley, Inc.
TD Bank
The J.K. Meek Group at Graystone Consulting
Vigilant Financial Partners
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Xenith Bank


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