REALTOR AE Magazine, Fall 2008 Contents

Balancing Act
12 ways associations can economize. 
By Carolyn Schwaar

Budgeting Tips 
Veteran AEs on planning in an uncertain economy. 
By Kevin Fritz 

Take Your Meetings Online: Web-based collaboration and meeting tools that can save (gas) money and time. 
By Carolyn Schwaar

Chair Report
A year of progress
By Diane Ruggiero, AEC Chair

Realtor® association news, events, people,and programs. 
By Carolyn Schwaar 

What AEs need to know about today’s economy. 
By Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist

Properly handling member data can curb legal risk. 
By Katherine Raynolds

Learn the critical aspects of a sound financial policy. 
By Judith Lindenau

HR Connection
The essentials of staff cuts. 
By Donna Garcia

Small Boards
How small-association leaders are adapting to leaner times. 
By Amy DuBose

Best practices
Should association financials be open to members? 
By Melynn Sight

Cover: By Nick Rotondo

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