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Innovation

resource database

It would be awesome if there was a centralized location (web site/database) where chapters could post and share their projects. Advisers and members could go here for inspiration and ideas for recruitment, fundraising, service learning, and so forth. For it to be REALLY helpful, it should be searchable by fields like project type, chapter size, cost, time involved (easy to hard). I think this would be very beneficial ...more »

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Professional Div Mentors

Give chapters (local & state) a directory of Professional Division members in the area and encourage tapping in to the network for business expertise. Allow Professional Division members to create a profile that outlines expertise, experience and types of support that member is willing to give i.e. judge competitive events, mentor students with project, financial, etc.

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Innovation

Go World Wide

Similar student organizations have already gone international (I.e. DECA). If FBLA is the largest student organization in the world without being international imagine the possabilities by expanding to other countries.

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Membership

Scholarships

There are many scholarships out there for FBLA members but when I do scholarship searches on sites such as College Board, they don't even have FBLA as an option for an organization. It would be nice if FBLA could get on the list of organizations on various scholarship sites, that way members can see their options!

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Conferences

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] New NFLC concept

Part of the draw of NFLC's is the host city. I have heard many requests to modify the NFLC model to take advantage of our host cities and incorporate more group outings, business tours, cultural events, etc. Think Junior Tours meets FBLA event. Our speakers would be real life entrepreneurs and our socials could be a Broadway Show or Night Tour of the city...

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Conferences

NLC for noncompetitors

We should establish a program at NLC for noncompetitors where they can work with business professionals or even corporate executives in low ratios for career development/networking. After IFL, the National Leadership Conference takes place, and a majority of the action is focused on competitions. However, of the quarter million FBLA members, only a few thousand can be recognized as a competitor. Of course, there are ...more »

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Business Achievement Awards

Adviser BAA's

Why does FBLA-PBL not offer a program like the BAA's to advisers? One of the primary reasons for the Business Achievement Awards is to document and prove all the time and effort you have put into FBLA. So why do we not offer a similar series of awards for advisers who have been dedicated to the organization throughout the years, and have successfully lead students into the business world, or have helped them grow as individuals ...more »

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Competitive Events

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] "Best Of" FBLA-PBL States!

We all know how awesome our own states are (FBLA and/or PBL) but we may not know how awesome other states are. Let's celebrate them with a little friendly competition (beyond the traditional Competitive Events program). The "Best Of" could recgonize the top state websites, PR material, innovative program, BAA participants, etc. This could be an yearly or once-every-two years type of program. A task force of local advisers, ...more »

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Conferences

Online Silent Auction

Currently, the Silent Auction takes place at the National Leadership Conference (NLC).

If you move the Silent Auction online, you'll open it up to more members, advisers and friends -- not just people that attend NLC.

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Innovation

PBL name

I think it would be a great idea for PBL chapters trying to recruit new members, instead of just saying Phi Beta Lambda, use FBLA-PBL so that you can get those members who were apart of FBLA and may not be real familiar with PBL. I have heard this works with many schools. We are a lifetime organization, why not promote it that way.

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Business Achievement Awards

No Automatic Certificate

After completing the BAA's last year, it was hard when I was finishing up the America level. I finished my work, handed it in and received a certificate for completing the BAA's. Then after a few months, I noticed my name was not up on the America Level BAA's. Therefore, my adviser and I went back onto my America level BAA and noticed that it was incomplete due to doing certain tasks wrong. If I was to never recheck ...more »

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Innovation

FBLA Business Co-op Program with Cooperating Businesses

This club is for FUTURE business leaders, right? Most of the members are high schoolers who are interested in a business-related occupation. FBLA has many sponsors. So, what if FBLA can team up with their business sponsors to provide summer internship/job-shadowing for their FBLA members so they can overlook the careers they might want to pursue. That way, FBLA members can have some experience in the career before college, ...more »

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Innovation

Opening Session Speaker

I just watched a video from the opening session in 2007. What happened!?!? I don't want to down any other speakers that FBLA may have, but this is the type of entertainment that our students want. Yes I do enjoy my share of real business people and inspirational stories, but why not have that mixed in with...well some of this. If this isn't enough business for you, there are enough workshops for anyone. See video below: ...more »

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Innovation

FBLA Mobile Website

What if FBLA-PBL opened up an internship to update and maintain the mobile FBLA-PBL website? This would open up opportunities for students to get more involved, gain experience, and possibly get a letter of reference.

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Innovation

Updating the FBLA MarketPlace

Come out with new items in the FBLA MarketPlace. This can include FBLA rings (similar to class rings and FBLA necklaces (for the ladies). Start a Facebook Page and host a giveaway contest as well as put items on sale during Regionals or State Conferences.

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Membership

Simplify the (re)Activation process!

The process for activating and reactivating chapters within our organization is confusing. If we take advantage of online payments, we can simplify the process and allow prospective advisers to re/introduce FBLA into their schools and business departments. To meet the needs of schools who may still need the paper form, we should keep it as a secondary option, however, the current process seems too time-consuming and confusing, ...more »

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Innovation

FBLA-PBL Storyboard

Every member of FBLA-PBL has a story. Members, Advisers, and many more use these stories as inspirational tools to push their students to do better. We should have a spot somewhere for people to write in about their story and how FBLA-PBL has helped them. These stories can also be used in recruitment tools and chapter activation tools. Boards love stories that hit close to home.

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Competitive Events

Investments Objective Tests

With people now retiring later and later because of the lack of money, I believe a competitive event focusing on different types of investments could be a game changer for the "Future Business Leaders of America." The test can include investments vehicles from the lower risk bonds, money market accounts, and annuities, to the higher risk stocks, options, futures, and forex (Foreign Exchange). The way to grade the skills ...more »

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Innovation

Update the FBLA-PBL Website

The current FBLA-PBL website provides the basic information about FBLA-PBL but does not do a good job of going beyond the basics. Many sections of the site are almost never updated and have outdated information. The website also doesn't market the experience and brand of FBLA-PBL while providing important and interesting information for members/advisers. The site needs to be redesigned to more adequately meet the needs ...more »

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Business Achievement Awards

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] Chapter Fight to the Finish

In order to get more people involved in the BAAs, during the month of February, a score board of chapters/states is posted comparing states with the most BAA awards completed, with a weighted scale of 1 for future to 4 for america, with the national FBLA organization rewarding a small prize or recognition to the state that comes in first- tenth on the leaderboard, with state doing such for chapters.

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Membership

How do we get all PBL members paid for?

One of the real challenges that we are facing is that local chapters are more frequently underreporting membership and underpaying dues. They wait until they determine who is going to participate in a conference, for instance, and then pay dues only for those members. One of the real issues here is that there is essentially no effective method for detecting, or enforcing, the "pay for everyone" rule ... and there ...more »

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