April 2014 Newsletter

the current issue of our quarter news letter is now out. You can click on the link below to see it.

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Professional Directory of Members that provide valuable services to housing cooperatives.

Professional Directory


MAHC is pleased to show off the cooperative from around the country that we have visited.

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Thank You For A Great Conference

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MAHC 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE APRIL 11, 2015

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Certified Cooperative Director (CCD)

The Certified Cooperative Director (CCD) is the only recognized designation
and certification specializing in cooperative Board Members.

The (CCD) course is a course that covers everything from the history of Cooperatives, Corporate Law, to Ethics in the Board Room.  Additional topics covered will be budgets, audits, financial components, marketing and managing of your Cooperative.  This list is only a piece of this comprehensive program which the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives has endorsed.  Each individual who completes the course and passes the test will be given a certification of completion

 

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Training near you

The Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives is pleased to offer the Certified training locally for you.

MAHC continues to delicate itself to ongoing education for the Board of Directors and its members. The MAHC Board of Directors and staff have responded to overwhelming requests for new, improved, and extensive training for Board of Directors and their staff. 

We hope you will take the opportunity to come and further your education within your role of Cooperative housing.


 

Re-certification classes on-line

Is it time for your re-certification classes for the CCD, CCM, CCMM. or you did not get enough classes at the conference. MAHC now offers re-certification classes on line to help you get your 6 hours re-certification need. Just contact the MAHC office at
734-955-9516 with your email address, pay your $25 re-certification fee and let them know what class you want.

the classes offered is -
Knowing Your Documents, Fair Housing, Coop Law Primer, Cooperative Safety Class, Managing Human Resources and Parliamentary Procedures.



Cooperative Housing Handbook

The director knows that things in a cooperative don't "just happen". He/She knows that conducting a cooperative's business may involved up to a million dollars a year, and several times that in total assets. It involves the lives of hundreds of people who live there, and many others whose earnings depend on the cooperative.

So where do we start? What do we do?



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Tips to Help Prevent Misappropriation of Cooperative Monies

As a housing cooperative, often many individuals forget that it is also a corporation subject to various legal fiduciary and accounting principles.  Over time, human nature begins to take precedence over these principles creating too many opportunities for the less scrupulous to take advantage of the corporate accounts.  The results of failures to properly govern and watch over those we entrust with the corporate accounts are devastating.  Simple key undertakings however, will tighten the ship and make it less enticing for someone to take financial advantage over your cooperative.  This article is not intended to be an exhaustive list of financial safeguards, rather, it is a guide to help you first, prevent misappropriation of funds and second, identify items that out of the ordinary.

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