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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

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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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Business Achievement Awards

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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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Business Achievement Awards

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[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] FBLA NLC Preferred Seating

Currently, the host state receives priority seating at the National Leadership Conference.

 

What if we recognized the top 5 BAA "Fight to the Finish" states by offering them preferred seating at the NLC?

 

This would be piloted at the FBLA Opening General Session this year in Anaheim.

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Business Achievement Awards

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[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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Conferences

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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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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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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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[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] Shortened Membership Recruitment Video

I really like our current membership recruitment video. However, the length makes it hard to put on the school announcements and other school media outlets. What if we had two videos- one regular length video, and one abridged, thirty second video? This will allow our chapters to better advertise and recruit new members by being able to choose between videos to suit their needs!

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