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Operating Manual

 


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Operating Manual Table of Contents


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Section 1 – The Herb Society of America General Info

Section 2 – 2016–18 Strategic Plan

Section 3 – Bylaws

Section 4 – Board of Directors General Information

Section 5 – Board of Directors Job Desc

Section 6 – Membership Delegates

Section 7 – Policies

Section 8 – Operational Procedures and Guidelines

Section 9 – Information for Unit Chairs

Section 10 – HSA Programs

Section 11 – Traditions and History

Section 12 – Style Manual

Section 13 – Forms

 



Operating Manual

 


Section 1    HSA General Information (updated 05/15)


Section 2    Strategic Plan 2016–2018


Section 3    Bylaws (approved 02/19/2010)


Section 4    Board of Directors General Information

Board & Staff Contact List

Board Composition

Code of Ethics

Statement of Expectations

Directors & Officers Insurance

Status as a Non-Profit

990 IRS Tax Return & Audited Financial Statements (2015 & 2014)  (2014 & 2013)


Section 5    Board of Directors Job Desc

President (updated 05/2016)
Executive Director
Vice President (updated 05/2016)
    Operating Manual Review Committee (updated 05/2016)
Secretary (updated 08/2015)
    Newsletter Committee (updated 08/2015)
    Website Committee (approved 10/2011)
Treasurer (updated 02/2016)
    Finance & Operations Committee (updated 02/2016)
    Investment Management Committee (updated 02/2016)
Botany & Horticulture Chair (updated 06/2014)
    Essential Guide to Herbs Committee (approved 06/2013)
    National Herb Garden Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Native Herb Conservation Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Plant Collections Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Promising Plants Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Seed Exchange Committee (updated 06/2014)
Development Chairperson (updated 06/2013)
    Development Committee (updated 10/2013)
    Fundraising Advisory Committee (updated 06/2006)
    Marketing Committee (updated 06/2013)
Education Chairperson (updated 06/2014)
    Educational Conference Advisory Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Grant for Educators Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Research Grants Committee (updated 06/2014)
    Educational Program Committee (updated 06/2014)
Membership Chairperson (updated 03/2010)
    Awards Committee (updated 02/2016)
    New Units Committee
Nominating Chair (updated 06/2014)
    Nominating Committee
Membership Delegate (updated 06/2014)
Publications Chairperson (approved 10/2011)
    The Herbarist Committee (updated 08/2015)
    Essential Guide to Herbs Committee (approved 10/2011)
    Essential Guide to Notable Native Herb Committee (approved 06/2013)
Honorary President Guidelines (updated 05/2016)


Section 6    Membership Delegates

Delegate Handbook (Updated 05/2016)
 - Appendix 1 District Budget Worksheet (Updated 05/2016)
 - Appendix 2 Board Report Sample (Updated 05/2016)
District Gathering Handbook (Updated 08/2015)
  District Gathering Appendices
    – Appendix 1 Gathering Checklist
    – Appendix 2 District Business Meeting
    – Appendix 3 Cost Estimate Worksheet
    – Appendix 4 Gathering Budget Blank
    – Appendix 5 Gathering Evalution
    – Appendix 6 Gathering Final Expense


Section 7    Policies

Archives Policy (Updated 06/2008)
Archives Access Policy (Updated 05/2016)
Conflict of Interest Policy  (Updated 06/2009)
District Gathering Policy for Membership Districts (Updated 08/2015)
Donations Policy (Updated 02/2016)
Educational and Publications Use Policy (Updated 06/2014)
Expense Reimbursement Policy (Updated 09/2009)
Financial Policy
• Fundraising and Development Policy (Approved 09/2010)
Investment Policy (Updated 03/2010)
Library Lending Policy (Updated 03/2005)
    – Library Only Membership (Approved 02/2016)
Logo Usage Policy
Media_Policy (Approved 02/2013)
Membership Policy (Updated 03/2010)
Nomination and Election Policy (Updated 02/2016)
Personnel Policy (Updated 09/2014)


Section 8    Operational Procedures and Guidelines

Annual Fund Guidelines (Updated 06/2014)
Archive Guidelines (Updated 05/2016)
Blog Guidelines (Approved 08/2015, Revised 05/2016)
Calendar of Events Guidelines (Updated 06/2014)
Conflict of Interest Procedure (Updated 06/2009)
National Newsletter Guidelines (Updated 08/2015)
e-newsletter_guidelines (Approved 08/2015)
• GreenBridges Committee Guidelines (Approved 06/2014)
Fundraising Guidelines (Approved 09/2014)
Library Donation Guidelines
Membership Recognition Guidelines (Approved 03/2010)
Members at Large Fund Guidelines (Updated 02/2016)
Membership Renewal Guidelines (Updated 02/2016)
Membership Directory Guidelines (Updated 02/2016)
Memorial Guidelines (Updated 06/2009)
New Unit Formation Guidelines (Updated 03/2010)
    - Appendix 1 Becoming a Unit FAQs (Updated 06/2009)
    - Appendix 2 By-laws (Example) Template (Updated 06/2009)
    - Appendix 3 Governing Rules (Example) Template (Updated 06/2009)
Operating Manual Distribution (Updated 06/2014)
Plant Collections Guidelines (Updated 06/2014)
Delegate Board Report Guidelines (Updated 06/2014)
The Herbarist Guidelines
Guidelines for Authors The Herbarist  (Updated 06/2013)
The Herbarist Submission Cover Sheet
Webinar Guidelines (Approved 01/2015)
Website Guidelines (Updated 06/2014)


Section 9    Information for Unit Chairs

    - Unit Newsletters
    - Unit Websites
    - Unit Profiles
Guidelines for Unit Annual Report (Updated 02/13)
Liability Insurance Program
Responsibilities of a Unit Chair (Updated 02/12)
Non Profit Tax Exempt FAQ_ (Updated 02/12)
List of Unit Chairs  (Updated 09/16)


Section 10    HSA Programs

Awards Program Information and Descriptions (Updated 02/2016)
Botany and Horticulture Programs (Updated 09/14)
    - Herbal Native Plant Conservation
    - The National Herb Garden
    - Plant Registration
    - Plant Collections
    - Promising Plants
    - Seed Exchange
• Education Programs
Library Programs and Services (Updated 03/2005)
Membership Program  (Updated 02/2016)
Business Membership (Updated 02/2016)
Grant for Educators Program (Updated 06/2014)
Research Grant Program (Updated 06/2014)
Member Recognition Program
Planned Giving Program


Section 11    Traditions and History

History and Purpose of HSA
Rosemary Circle History
Golden Sage History
History of HSA Headquarters Building
HSA Investment Fund History (Updated 06/2006)
Past Presidents Council (Updated 06/2014)
Website History


Section 12    Style Manual

 Style Manual (Updated 06/2013)


Section 13    Forms

Award Nomination Form (Updated 05/2013)
Board Candidate Application Form  (Updated 05/2012)
Board Candidate Application Form editable
• Educational Conference Speaker Proposal Form (Updated 06/2012)
Expense Reimbursement Form (Updated 09/2009)
• Grant for Educators Application
• Application for New Unit (Updated 06/2009)
• Plant Collection Registration
Research Grant Application
• Samull Grant Application
Call for Presentations
• Web Site Update Form

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