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Recruiting volunteers and leaders for your FCA

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest-Josh Slocum, executive director If we treated feeding ourselves the way most of us approach getting active board members, it would look like this:   Camera dollies in to a man with a panicked expression, clutching the phone. Read more

Putting your FCA in low-power mode

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Has your board got one foot in the grave? Do you lurch from meeting to meeting just hoping to get a quorum? Does no one want to be on your board ever, no matter how hard you try? You’re not alone. Read more

Say Hi to Your State Legislators

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest3/25/2010—The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont in North Carolina has put together a concise, one-page statement of its legislative and consumer protection priorities. This is an excellent idea for any FCA group to copy. Read more

Round Trip to the Crematory

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest— by Len Finegold, board member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Adapted from an article in the FCAGP newsletter. At a party, someone recently asked me,  “Have you done anything out of the ordinary since we last met?” I was about to mutter my usual “nothing much”, and then remembered I’d visited a crematorium. Read more

FCA Elections 2010

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestEvery two years, the local groups affiliated with FCA elect members to the national board of directors. This year, eight candidates are running to fill five seats opening on the national board. These candidates come from FCA-affiliated groups from around the country. Read more

Paper newsletters – the case against email

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest1/19/2010 — by Josh Slocum, Executive Director Lots of Funeral Consumers Alliance groups are consdering scaling back on printed, paper-based newsletters, and moving to electronic versions instead. Money is tight, and since email is free, we’re all just wasting money paying for postage, right? Read more

How to Build a Better Board

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestFCA Affiliates – looking to reinvigorate your board of directors and build an effective volunteer corps? Check out these tips from Laurie Powsner, Executive Director of the FCA of Princeton and FCA National board member. Read more