09
JAN
2018

File Your 2016 990-N e-Postcard

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, so does the deadline to file your unit’s or association’s 990-N form. You must file through the IRS website.

All NAP units and associations must file an annual tax return to maintain their non-profit status. If your average annual revenue is less than $50,000, you will likely qualify to complete the IRS 990-N, e-Postcard. This is done online by answering a series of questions and submitting the form electronically. You will be filing for the 2016 tax year since the fiscal year began December 1, 2016.

Please see this user filing guide for more information. There are also several more documents available to help you with the filing process:

If you encounter problems while trying to file, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500.

Remember: Failure to file this form for three consecutive years will result in the revocation of your non-profit status by the IRS.

09
OCT
2017

NAP Installs New District Directors

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NAP’s eight district directors play a key role in supporting the organization’s 45 associations and 170 units. They actively promote NAP’s mission and growth. In short, they are an important dimension of the organization’s volunteer leadership.

The following members have been installed as district directors for the 2017-2019 term:

District 1: Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP (NJ)
District 2: Roger Hanshaw, PRP (WV)
District 3: Todd Crowder, PRP (GA)
District 4: Robert Schuck, RP (WI)
District 5: Larry Martin, PRP (MO)
District 6: Jim Lawson, RP (OK)
District 7: Kevin Connelly, PRP (WA)
District 8: Vivian Vincent, PRP (AZ)

See more information about NAP’s districts

06
OCT
2017

Beware Email Scams

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It seems every day there’s a report of some new — or old — email scam circulating. Because NAP uses email for so much of our communications, we remind you to protect yourself from potentially harmful — and costly — email scams. We all get them and they can take many forms. But if you receive an email asking for money — with or without an attachment — or from a friend stating they are on vacation and in need of help, DON’T OPEN IT.
Security experts advise to never click on any link or attachment if you don’t know what it is, no matter who it ‘s from. You should never make any payment without proper documentation. Reputable companies do not ask you for your password or banking information under any circumstances. If you get an odd email from someone you know, don’t reply — but rather send them a new email asking them if they recently sent you something.  If you receive an odd or suspicious email, just delete it. It’s always best to err on the side of caution.
06
OCT
2017

NAP Announces 2017-2019 Board of Directors

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NAP members elected the following board of directors during the 41st Biennial Convention, September 9:

President: Jim Jones, PRP
Vice President: Darlene Allen, PRP
Secretary: Kevin Connelly, PRP
Treasurer: Wanda Sims, PRP
Directors at Large: Ann Rempel, PRP; Alison Wallis, PRP; and Joyce Brown-Watkins, PRP
District Director Representatives: Roger Hanshaw, PRP, and Larry Martin, PRP

06
OCT
2017

Chair, Chairperson, Chairman…Which Should You Use?

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Is it okay to use “chairperson” or even just “chair” when conducting business?
According to NAP, organizations should follow the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised and use the terms that they feel best suits the needs of their particular assemblies.  NAP members addressed this issue at the association’s 41st biennial convention in September, when they adopted a resolution rescinding a 1975 resolution discouraging the use of “chairperson.”