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FARSIGHT                                                                   August 2012
In This Issue
Chair's Letter
2012 BOD Election Results
Webinar...Social Media ROI
Membership Renewals and Campaign
Strengthening Internal Controls
FAR Member Announcements
Directory Update
Quick Links
 Chair's Letter
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"Summertime and the livin' is easy, fish are jumpin'...lyrics by George Gershwin, famously sung by Billie Holiday

While many of us are preparing to experience that "livin' is easy" by heading to the beach or nearby mountains, things are "jumpin'" at FAR as we close out our fiscal year on August 31st...which coincidentally is the date my term as your Chair ends.  In this last column I'd like to bring you up to date on what is happening at FAR this month, the first few months of our program year that starts in September, and then leave you with a few thoughts on my year serving as your Chair.

(Click here to read more.)
Meet the New FAR Board Members!

Please welcome our new, and returning, FAR board members recently elected!

Association Professional Members
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Steve Cocke
"I'm honored to be re-elected and look forward to working with the new Board to continue providing a forum where members can learn, share experiences, and network with their peers."

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David Keen, CPA
"FAR is such a great organization and I'm honored that I'll have the opportunity to be a part of the Board."

Susan Medick, CPA, CAE
"I am extremely honored to serve on the FAR Board and look forward to working with my volunteer colleagues."

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Paul Stilp
"I'm honored to be again selected by my colleagues for a seat on the FAR Board of Directors. I look forward to helping to continue to make FAR an even better organization."

Resource Members
Loretta DeLuca  
Loretta DeLuca
"It's great to become further involved in a group with which I already feel so connected. I've made some great business connections over the years as a result of being a FAR member but, mostly, have formed friendships with people I might not otherwise have gotten to know. I look forward to helping the organization grow even stronger any way I can."

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Mindy Saffer, LEED AP
"I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to join the FAR Board this year and next. It's been almost a decade that I've been a member; yet, every year I'm continually impressed by the educational value, meaningful personal connections, and unique opportunities FAR offers. I'm dedicated to adding as much value as possible to the organization!"

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Thank you to our outgoing board members for their hard work and service to FAR!

Robyn Mooney 
Robyn Mooney, FASAE, CAE
"I am retiring from the association industry after 21 years with the Reinsurance Association of America and as I reflect back on those years, I can say that my time with FAR has been a highlight. I have been a member of FAR for many years, having served on the board on two separate occasions, completing the final term this month. I feel privileged to have been elected to serve the membership of this organization. I've watched it grow over the years and mature into the premier education forum in DC for association executives in the finance and administration field. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and for the relationships I've built with so many of you. If you ever find yourself in St. Augustine, Florida, be sure to stop in for a visit. You'll find me behind the counter at a community coffee shop, living the dream!"

Susan Staton
 Susan Staton
"During my time on the FAR board, most recently as Treasurer, I had the opportunity to work with the board in guiding the organization to its goals. It is a bittersweet moment to roll off the board, but I look forward to continuing my involvement with FAR at luncheons and other events."

Wes Tomer, CPA
"Let me begin by saying how honored I feel to have had the opportunity to serve the association and membership. I truly feel that the last six years on the Board and as a member have been fulfilling, and have given me the opportunity to gain invaluable experience from the great programming but more importantly in the networking opportunities to develop lasting relationships and friendships from "all" members. It has been a pleasure to work with so many great leaders on the Board who have made the commitment to serve FAR. I know the culture and benefits of FAR will continue long into the future thanks to that commitment. For those of you still on the Board and to the future leaders I wish you much success in your deliberations!"
Webinar -  Social Media ROI- How to Define and Measure Social Media Business Results
Terrance Barkan

Join FAR this Monday, August 6, 2012, 2 PM (ET) for this "not to be missed" presentation by Terrance Barkan, CAE, Chief Strategy Officer with SocialStrat!

Ask any CEO what concerns him/her about the use of social media and "how to get social media to deliver ROI" is near the top of the list. This exclusive webinar will help you understand how to actually define social media ROI, how to measure it and understand what drives results. It includes a no nonsense example of reporting dashboards for CEO's.

This free webinar is for FAR members and their fellow employees. To learn more and to register, click here. 
FAR Membership Renewals and Campaign
Membership Renewals for 2012-2013 
FAR Membership renewals will begin in August. Letters will be sent, via USPS, to members with renewal instructions. Stay tuned to your mail and the FAR website for more information!

If you are not a current member of FAR, but would like to be, this is the perfect time to join as we begin our new membership year! Please visit our website for more information. 

Membership Campaign Update 
The Finance and Administration Roundtable is growing - but we can always use more members, especially members from the non-profit association sector! To promote additional growth in our non-profit membership community, our membership committee has developed a "Member Get a Member" campaign exclusively aimed at association non-profits. We have a one-page fact sheet you can pass along to your clients or prospects (click here to download). Please click here to download a form you can complete and send to the FAR office (email hq@far-roundtable.org, fax 202 962-3939) if you'd prefer to have them follow-up.

This campaign will run until the end of August, 2012. Non-profit members who join now at the $105 rate will have membership benefits through August 2013. Until the end of August, if you, as a current FAR member, sponsor a new non-profit member, your name will be placed in a drawing where you'll be eligible to receive awards (more on those later, but expect one of the prizes will be a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones golf course on Lake Manassas, VA) in addition to the recognition you'll receive from your clients and peers. So, pass along the attached documents to your clients and prospects. They'll thank you for introducing them to the premier place for non-profit professionals to learn about trends in finance and administration, as well as advance their own professional development.

Paul Stilp
Membership Chair and Board member
Strengthening Internal Controls Over Corporate Credit Cards
by Christian Spencer, CPA, Tate and Tryon
Although fraud will never be able to be 100% eliminated at an organization, understanding why fraud is committed and adopting preventative and detective measures to mitigate fraud is key to safeguarding an organization's most vulnerable asset: cash. One of the key transaction cycles that continues to be susceptible to fraud is an organization's corporate credit card program. In order to properly address the relevant risks, one must first become familiar with the three conditions that if concurrently present, can result in a perfect storm for the perpetration of a fraud. (Click here to read more.)
FAR Member Announcements

Novick Group proudly celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary earlier this year - a quarter century of service devoted exclusively to the nonprofit community. (Click here to read more.)

If you are a FAR member and have a press release to share, please contact hq@far-roundtable.org.
Directory Update
Printed Directory
Members should have received their 2012 FAR Member Directory. If you did not receive your directory or you have any contact information updates not reflected in the 2012 FAR Member Directory, please send to Christina at hq@far-roundtable.org. Updates will be made available at the September luncheon.

Don't have your printed directory with you? No problem! Members have online access to our newly launched private member directory. You can look up members any time using either the simple or the advanced search option. Members, please remember to keep your profile updated on the FAR website.
Thank you to our Resource Members!

Platinum Level


   Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Capital One Novick 25th  

   SunTrust  Tate&Tryon logo Veris           Wells Fargo            West Lane & Schlager  


Gold Level

BDO  GRF new        Olcott Consulting Group 



Silver Level



Watkins Meegan         

  JohnsonLambert         Stokes 

Bronze Level

ArgyAMHICCouncilBuchananMitchell  Delcor  

 Early Cassidy Schilling       First Citizens Bank

Graystone       Hertzbach     M&T Bank

Merrill Lynch Paul Juergensens  McGladrey 

  MindSHIFT  Payroll Network   PNC

  New Renner Reznick      Studley   TD BankVigilant     Xenith

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