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  • Happy New Year, ISA! Happy New Year, ISA! Monday, January 4, 2021 in News

    Happy New Year! I’m not sure I’ve ever been more glad to offer that wish than this year. 

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  • Do I Qualify for the ISA Specialty and Advanced Studies (SAS) Pathway? Do I Qualify for the ISA Specialty and Advanced Studies (SAS) Pathway? Friday, December 11, 2020 in News, Education

    Do you qualify for the SAS track to achieve Accredited Member (ISA AM) status?

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  • Fair Market Value and Replacement Cost - What’s the Difference? Fair Market Value and Replacement Cost - What’s the Difference? Monday, November 16, 2020 in News

    This is not an uncommon question in the Core Course in-person class, but it is even more common from the Core Course Distance Education students. The confusion is not limited to the beginner appraiser courses. I have also had requalification course attendees and students in the AF+DA courses who are not clear on the differences. Therefore, now seemed like a good opportunity to review the differences in use and the selection of comparables for these two objectives.

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  • Choosing Asking Prices for Replacement Costs Choosing Asking Prices for Replacement Costs Monday, November 16, 2020 in Ask an Instructor

    Question: A fine art print from the same print edition can often be found in multiple retail galleries with a range of different asking prices. How do I choose which asking price to use for replacement cost? Does the condition of the client’s print play a role in the selection of the comparable?

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  • 2020 Business Meeting Recording and Q&A 2020 Business Meeting Recording and Q&A Thursday, November 5, 2020 in News

    The recent Annual Business Meeting was the first time this meeting has been offered live online. During the Business Meeting, there were several questions asked that we did not have time to answer with three main themes: communication, member connectivity, and business tips.

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  • Ethics in Review Ethics in Review Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in News, Education

    Reviewing some basic ethics points is always a good idea. For instance, did you know that ISA recently updated its Ethics Code and Ethics Disciplinary Procedures? Do you know what type of behavior ISA regulates (and does not regulate)? What are some of the most common ethics complaints and missteps?  

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  • Ask an Instructor: Limitations on Charitable Contribution Appraisals and on Art Donations Ask an Instructor: Limitations on Charitable Contribution Appraisals and on Art Donations Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Ask an Instructor

    Question 1: I understand that the effective date for a non-cash charitable contribution appraisal is the date of donation and that an appraisal cannot be done any earlier than 60 days prior to donation, but is there a limit to when an appraisal can be done after the donation?

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  • Announcing ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors Announcing ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors Monday, September 21, 2020 in News

    Voting for ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members, Kim Kasten, ISA CAPP, Sue McGovern-Hoffman, ISA CAPP, and Larissa Wild, ISA CAPP.

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  • Announcing ISA's New Director of Marketing Announcing ISA's New Director of Marketing Thursday, September 17, 2020 in News

    On behalf of the ISA Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce that Bailey Sexton, ISA AM (member of ISA since 2013), has been appointed as the new ISA Director of Marketing, effective August 1, 2020.

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  • Coping with Bats Coping with Bats Friday, September 11, 2020 in News, Education

    Apart from the colorful depictions of coronavirus particles, with their round bodies studded with barbs, we lack any eye-catching symbols, much less positive designs which boost our spirits, to represent this endless, depressing, time. This is where bats come in.

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