Financial responsiblities for Board members.
About Michele Colopy
Michele Colopy holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management/Arts Administration. She has more than twenty years of nonprofit experience at the national, state, and local level. She has worked with membership associations, pollinator advocacy, performing arts, housing and homelessness, foreclosure prevention, community development, and health and wellness. She was Treasurer of The Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) from 2016-2019 modernizing the accounting, co-managing a USDA grant, administering the Affiliate program, and managing two grant programs of OSBA. She was the Program Director for the Pollinator Stewardship Council from 2013-2019.
Strategic planning helps the beekeeping association look to the future.
Considering that honey bees and native pollinators already face challenges in finding forage due to habitat degradation and other factors, the introduction of honey bees can put even more strain on native bee populations.
Despite the widespread usage of neonicotinoids for protecting crops from predatory insects, this class of substances has been shown to pose substantial risk to bee populations, both killing them directly and affecting their behavior and productivity.
Many beekeeping member associations have realized the restrictions of their IRS classification constraining their growth, and limiting their service even to their members.
New Guide Documents How Commercial Beekeepers Keep Healthy Hives without Exclusive Use of Off-label Varroa Treatments
As more people become aware of the role of pollinators, legislators are facing citizen proposals to change the way they classify, and manage lawns and public spaces. Learn more from the former city council member, and beekeeper/gardener.
One person can make change to protect pollinators and our environment.
Leaders providing member association education will ensure the longevity of their local, state, and national association only if they embrace the “new normal.” Take your feedback from your audience and make the changes to protect, educate, inspire, and grow your audience.
You question, why do I need to join anything besides my local club? So let’s take a look at the different organizations, what the benefits are from each one and then you’ll have the information you need to make an informed decision.