Invite to Support the NCBFAA, Generate Some Revenue for Yourself Is Still Open

       As an incentive to those wishing to participate in the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) Webinar program by presenting a topic, the NCBFAA is modifying its Webinar program. Henceforth, any Webinar presenter employed by an NCBFAA member will be entitled to receive 25 percent of the value of registrations booked for that session.

       For those unfamiliar with the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI), it provides the industry with well-regarded customs and export certifications, which require the accumulation of continuing education credits for annual renewal, thus increasing the participant’s knowledge base and professionalism. One element of the continuing education program is the provision of regularly scheduled Webinars that are available to certified persons as well as any others with an interest in the industry specific topics, such as these

        What will this incentive mean to presenters? A review of NCBFAA Webinar finances for the last few months indicated that, had this program been in effect, participating presenters would have received a payment of $500 to $5,000 for a 60 to 90 minute presentation based on topics with which presenters, as subject matter experts, are thoroughly familiar. Essentially, the presenter selects the topic and, if there is a fit, the NEI will set up the Webinar; market the Webinar; moderate the Webinar; collect Webinar revenue; and remit proceeds to the presenter.

       Naturally, a proposal like this includes conditions.

  • First, the Presenter will be an independent contractor and will need to submit a W-9 form before being considered for inclusion in the cadre of presenters. IMPORTANT NOTE: Return page one only; no checks to individuals released without a completed W-9 on file.
  • Second, the Presenter must return the “License for Presentations to National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.” form for each Webinar, which would include contact information, credentials and potential Webinar topic including a précis for the Webinar topic.
  •  Third, the Presenter MUST have all presentation materials to the NCBFAA at least three business days before the date of the presentation. For example, if the presentation is scheduled for Monday, the presentation materials need to be with the NCBFAA by opening of business the previous Wednesday. Failure to meet that deadline will reduce the payout by 50 percent.

       To market effectively, NEI must have the précis accurately describing the presentation at least one month (when the topic is confirmed would be better) prior to its scheduled date.

       Should the session have to be cancelled for any reason, there will be no payment unless it is rescheduled. Then the payment will be based on any revenue not refunded for the original session plus any new registrations received in the interim between the postponement and the new date.

        Although we have restructured our Webinar program to provide a remuneration opportunity for our presenters, you are more than welcome to decline to share in the profits should you prefer that they be used to further the work of the Association. Any such decision would be voluntary on your part; please do not feel any obligation to decline your share as you will have earned it and would be fully entitled to receive it.

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