This article was written by invitation for Interpreter Education Online in August, 2016. For a few years, I was a member the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Leadership Academy faculty. My webinars were focused on non-profit entities in the US. Writing this article took be back to that period of my life. Please, enjoy. By Gio Lester, special for Interpreter Education Online The number of nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS increased 2.8% from 2003 to 2013, for a total of 1.41 […]

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Table of advantages of national vs local professional associations
This article was written in collaboration with The Savvy Newcomer Team and published February, 2015. Full disclosure: I am one of the co-founders and currently the president of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), an ATA Chapter. I am also a teacher, a mother and a grandmother. I am starting to see a pattern… Joining a professional organization is an investment in one’s career and must be properly assessed. Take a look at the benefits package and the […]

Professional Associations: Go National or Stay Local?