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Committee Descriptions

ASAE Greater Washington Committee: The GW Committee exists to help ASAE best serve the GW association community in the areas of career (networking), content (learning), and community (engagement). We focus our programming attention on DC primarily, but we are fiercely collaborative and welcoming, both with other staff and volunteer efforts within ASAE that address the GW community and with other member groups who support the National Capital region.

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ASAE Membership Development Committee: ASAE Membership Development Committee (MDC) is a mix of association professionals and industry partners who volunteer to personally engage current and potential members of ASAE. They serve as a resource and sounding board to ASAE’s membership staff on the development of strategy and campaigns. Through this engagement, the MDC creates a sense of community— face-to-face and virtually— that enhances the membership experience and strengthens the organization.

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ASAE Political Action Committee (APAC): APAC raises and dispenses funds to provide financial support to candidates for federal office who are supportive of ASAE in government affairs issues. Provides accounting for funds as segregated from ASAE general funds. To learn more about APAC, please click here.

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Associations Advance America Committee: The AAA Committee advises ASAE on ways to expand awareness and educate audiences about the value and role of associations in society. The committee administers the Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program and seeks to increase involvement of associations in resolving societal challenges.

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Audit Committee: The Audit Committee acts on behalf of the boards of directors and oversees all material aspects of the organization’s financial reporting, internal control, and audit functions. The committee coordinates with other board committees and maintains a strong, positive working relationship with management, external auditors, finance staff, counsel, and other committee advisors.

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Awards Committee: The Awards Committee administers the ASAE Key Award and Academy of Leaders Award according to policies established by the board of directors and is responsible for promotion of awards and selection of recipients.

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CAE Appeals Committee: The CAE Appeals Committee hears appeals made by CAE candidates or CAEs involving exam content and administration or the Commission’s interpretation of eligibility, renewal, or credential revocation standards or determinations. The CAE Appeals Committee is comprised of past CAE Commissioners.

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CAE Commission: This independent certifying agency of the ASAE is responsible for setting policy and standards related to the Certified Association Executive (CAE) program. CAE Commission members must have earned and maintained the CAE designation.

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CAE Community Outreach Committee: CAE Community Outreach Committee members act as ambassadors to promote and increase awareness about the credential, support the efforts of prospective CAE’s through education & networking, and to connect & engage the CAE community.

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CAE Examination Committee: The Examination Committee is responsible for reviewing and editing examination questions, making the final selection of items that comprise each test form, and recommending the passing score to the Commission for approval. The Exam Committee is also responsible for monitoring the items in the CAE item-bank and for retiring existing items or recoding them to appropriate references. The Exam Committee meets in-person twice each year in October and March, and has at least two conference calls (late May and December).

CAE Item-Writing Committee: The CAE Item-Writing Committee is responsible for drafting proposed CAE exam items on an ongoing basis and coding each item to an appropriate reference. The Item-Writing Committee currently meets in-person three times each year.

CAE Professional Conduct Committee (PCC): The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) is responsible for investigating, deliberating, and bringing to resolution, according to these Rules and Policies, all complaints against certificants. The PCC meets as necessary, usually by conference call.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee: The Diversity & Inclusion Committee promotes diversity and inclusion in association management, develops recommendations on how to make ASAE’s leadership and membership more diverse, and assists allied societies in developing diversity programs. The committee also coordinates the ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).

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Ethics Committee: ASAE's Ethics Committee serves to create forums where members can examine the ethics of their actions; stimulate the expression of appropriate behaviors for association executives, the associations they represent, their volunteer leaders, and their suppliers; and identify ways that association executives can help members examine their actions in the context of their impact on society. Reviews ASAE’s Standards of Conduct to identify and recommend appropriate revisions.

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ASAE Standards of Conduct
Ethics Bibliography (PDF)

Finance Committee: The Finance Committee is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, contingency planning, investment policy, reserve policy, and financial effect of employee benefits. The committee prepares monthly reports to the Executive Committees and assists other committees and staff, including the Planning Committee.

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Healthcare Community Committee: This committee brings together senior staff members of healthcare organizations in a community to address the educational, networking, and knowledge needs of these members. The community provides networking opportunities, operates a listserv; recommends educational programs, and disseminates the latest trends affecting management of healthcare organizations.

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Industry Partner Alliance: The Industry Partner Alliance (IPA) represents the interests of those who provide products and services to associations. The Alliance advises the boards of directors on issues of importance and develops programs and services that increase the value of Industry Partner membership in ASAE.

Key Association Management Company Committee (KAMCC): Facilitates the exchange of information among executives of key association management companies and provides ASAE with a sounding board on strategic issues regarding association management companies. Membership is composed of owners of key association management companies.

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Key Global Associations Committee (KGAC):The Key Global Associations Committee (KGAC) facilitates the exchange of information among executives of key global associations and societies, and reviews the programs and activities of ASAE in terms of meeting the needs of these executives. Membership is composed of the chief staff executives of individual and trade associations.

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Key Industry Associations Committee (KIAC): The Key Industry Associations Committee facilitates the exchange of information among executives of key industry associations and reviews the programs and activities of ASAE in terms of meeting the needs of these executives. Membership is composed of the chief staff executives of key industry associations.

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Key Professional Associations Committee: The Key Professional Associations Committee facilitates the exchange of information among executives of key professional associations and societies and reviews the programs and activities of ASAE in terms of meeting the needs of these executives. Membership is composed of the chief staff executives of key professional associations.

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Leadership Committee: The Leadership Committee develops a slate of candidates for board service that exemplifies the professional executive profile articulated in the strategic plan and seeks board members representing the diversity of ASAE’s executive membership, including geography, organization size, gender, and ethnic balance. The committee seeks board members representing a cross section from the three primary membership areas of trade, professional and philanthropic organizations.

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Public Policy Committee: The Public Policy Committee provides oversight for all matters of ASAE that relate to government, particularly at the federal level. The committee sets priorities on handling issues that uniquely affect associations and association executives and recommends broad policy direction to board of directors.

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Research Committee: The Research Committee provides insights, guidance and expertise in the formulation and implementation of a multi-year strategic research agenda. The committee works to identify critical issues in the changing nonprofit environment and identifies research opportunities to develop and promote organization success. The committee is focused on enhancing the association profession through contribution of high value content to the industry. This Committee also acts as liaison to ASAE Boards on research issues.

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Small Staff Association Committee: The Small Staff Association Committee (SSAC) reviews the total spectrum of ASAE programs and activities and evaluates their appropriateness in meeting the needs of the executive who manages a small-staff association (an association of 10 or fewer staff regardless of budget size). It then develops recommendations and advise the organizations on ways to improve programs for small staff associations.

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Small Staff Association Resources

Young Professional Committee: The Association Young Professionals Committee (YPC) helps create a foundation for ASAE’s young professional members by developing resources and learning opportunities relevant to the young association professional today, building community for the next generation of association leadership, and reaching out to students and other young professionals with associations as a potential career path.

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Young Professionals Resources


 

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