2011 Archives

Associations Now Wins Gold Award in Association TRENDS 2011 All-Media Contest

Dec 22, 2011
WASHINGTONAssociations Now, the flagship publication of ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, has been honored with a Gold Award in the Monthly Professional Society Magazine category of Association TRENDS' 2011 All-Media Contest. The September/October 2011 issue was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest.

Sharon Moss Joins ASAE as Chief Research Officer

Dec 15, 2011
WASHINGTON — AASAE is pleased to announce that Sharon Moss, PhD, CAE, has joined the organization as Chief Research Officer for the ASAE Foundation. In this position, Moss will lead all industry research efforts that will help elevate the profession of association management and issues that have implications for associations.

Esther Aguilera Appointed to ASAE Board of Directors

Dec 6, 2011
WASHINGTON — ASAE announces that Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), has been appointed as a Director-at-Large on ASAE’s Board of Directors for a one-year term. She was appointed by the chairman of ASAE’s Board of Directors Peter O’Neil, CAE, and confirmed by the board this fall.

New Book Advises How Organizations Can Develop Leadership Strategies Engage in the Age of Connected Relationships

Dec 6, 2011
WASHINGTON — How do nonprofit organizations go from using social media to becoming more engaged with their members? How do they become a more socially enabled organizations and market leaders?

ASAE's Annual Fall Leadership Retreat Board Meeting Focused on Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Nov 21, 2011
WASHINGTON — During ASAE’s 2012 Fall Leadership Retreat, November 14-16, more than 120 volunteer leaders and board members gathered in Carlsbad, California. They discussed strategies on how to increase awareness of leadership tactics around diversity and inclusion with ASAE Members and provided feedback on ASAE’s strategic framework and possible opportunity fund projects.

ASAE Technology Conference Will Provide Strategies on Ways to Engage Leverage Manage Mobile and Digital Content

Oct 27, 2011
WASHINGTON — ASAE is hosting its Annual Technology Conference and Expo, December 6-8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. CEOs, Chief Technology Officers (CTO), Chief Information Officers (CIO), other technology staff, and marketing and membership professionals will learn the latest information on how to best leverage mobile and digital content for their association or nonprofit organization.

US Association Executives to Connect with European Counterparts on First-Ever Study Mission to Brussels Berlin

Oct 11, 2011
WASHINGTON — After several successful international trips, ASAE is planning its first Study Mission to Europe. In partnership with MCI and the Canadian Tourism Commission, association executives will visit Brussels and Berlin, May 12-20, 2012, to build and strengthen partnerships with two of the major association hubs in Europe.

Exhibit Industry Leaders Work Together to Secure Future

Oct 6, 2011
CHICAGO — ASAE Foundation, Exhibition Industry Foundation, Freeman, Gaylord Entertainment and PCMA Education Foundation will fund Future Meet project to prepare for the future of trade shows.

ASAE University Goes Mobile Introduces New Programs

Oct 3, 2011

WASHINGTON — ASAE announces that ASAE University, formerly known as CenterU and CenterU online, now offers association professionals the capability and flexibility to take online courses using mobile devices. Participants will now have the ability to take their learning on the go.

Nashville's Gabe Dixon to Perform at ASAE's Summit Awards To Honor Association Community

Sep 6, 2011

WASHINGTON — Known as the next great Pop Piano Man, Gabe Dixon, will perform at ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner, October 5, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to honor six outstanding associations in the community. On Thursday night, Dixon will be the musical act on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

Author of The Happiness Project and Real Simple's Editor-in-Chief Will Speak at ASAE's In Honor of Women Event

Aug 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, will be the opening keynote speaker, and Kristin Van Ogrop, editor-in-chief of Real Simple, will be the luncheon speaker at the 2011 In Honor of Women ASAE event.

Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

Aug 30, 2011
ASAE would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the recent earthquake and Hurricane Irene disasters. Here’s a list of several groups aiding those involved in the recent events.

New Book Provides Insight on Changing Membership Models, Effective Strategies to Communicate Value

Aug 19, 2011
What do emerging member-prospects value and want? How does organizational culture affect recruitment and retention? How do you better resonate with your audience?

ASAE Announces the 2011 Council's Choice Winner in the Gold Circle Awards Competition

Aug 17, 2011
The ASAE Communication Section Council has announced its 2011 Council’s Choice winner: “This Way to Jobs,” which is the “best-of-the-best” of the 2011 Gold Circle Award recipients.

Statement on Passing of Jon Grove

Aug 15, 2011
ASAE issued the following statement on the passing of Jon Grove, CAE:

Focus on Innovation Professional Development Member Engagement at 2011 Annual Meeting

Aug 12, 2011
During ASAE’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 6-9, more than 5,300 association professionals and industry partners gathered in St. Louis, which is a slight increase from last year.

ASAE Foundation Becomes Newest Senior Partner of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research

Aug 10, 2011
The ASAE Foundation will become the newest senior partner of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), effective September 1, 2011.

ASAE Board Discusses Innovation Strategy International Outreach and Ethics Approves Program of Work for FY12

Aug 6, 2011
Prior to the official opening of the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 6-9, in St. Louis, the ASAE Board approved the plan of work and related budget for Fiscal Year 2012.

Litle Co and PBD Join ASAE as New Event Partners

Jul 20, 2011
Litle & Co. and PBD Worldwide Fulfillment Services have recently joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners as new Event Partners within the Alliance Partnership Program. The program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE Shares Ideas in Support of More Effective Nonprofit Culture

Jul 14, 2011
ASAE has recently launched a new site for professionals and volunteers to share ideas that benefit the performance of associations, nonprofits, community programs and civil service groups. The new site, 199Ideas.org, was created based on the book series 199 Ideas, published by ASAE’s Association Management Press, which features hundreds of ideas about various topics of association and nonprofit management.

ASAE Recognizing Outstanding Association Programs with Inaugural The Power of A Awards

Jul 7, 2011
ASAE is recognizing six associations with a 2011 Summit Award, the highest recognition under new The Power of A Awards. Selected by The Power of A Awards Judging Committee, the six organizations will be honored at the Summit Awards Dinner, October 5, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Stephen Peeler to Lead Development at ASAE Foundation

Jul 5, 2011
The ASAE Foundation has hired Stephen Peeler to join the organization as Vice President of Development. In this position, Peeler will lead all fundraising and development programs, campaigns and special events that support the Foundation’s initiatives as well as expanding donor and volunteer relations, and managing recognition programs.

55 Earn ASAE's Prestigious CAE Credential

Jun 29, 2011
Fifty-five association executives have recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Awards Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

Jun 27, 2011
ASAE will honor Mark J. Golden, CAE, FASAE, executive director & CEO of the National Court Reporter Association, with this year’s Key Award. The Key Award honors the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association, and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole.

Association Professionals Getting Ready to Convene at Gateway to the West

Jun 21, 2011
The largest meeting of association and nonprofit professionals, the “Super Bowl of Conventions,” is getting ready to convene in St. Louis, August 6-9.

Communication Section Council Awards Top Association Communication Programs

Jun 20, 2011
The Communication Section Council, one of ASAE’s volunteer groups, has recently selected the 2011 Gold Circle Award winners. The annual competition honors associations and nonprofit organizations that demonstrate excellence in communication across eleven categories, including magazines, newsletters, websites, blogs, podcasts, media relations campaigns and innovative communications. Sponsored by TMG Custom Media, this year the competition received nearly 200 entries.

Leadership Committee Nominates Directors for ASAE and ASAE Foundation Boards

Jun 8, 2011
The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation has recently selected nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12), which begins September 1, 2011.

ASAE issued the following statement on the immigration laws passed recently in several US states

Jun 6, 2011
The new immigration laws that have recently been passed in several U.S. states and under consideration in others continue to fuel a national debate over the specific provisions of the measure and whether comprehensive immigration reform is best addressed at the state or national level. ASAE is not taking a position on the laws. However, it is unfortunate that the meetings and tourism industry, associations and other organizations and the people who are a part of these communities may be negatively impacted by potential outcomes.

Twelve Association Professionals Selected for Two-Year DELP

Jun 6, 2011
ASAE has recently selected 12 scholars for the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), class of 2011-2013. DELP offers individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs and career guidance.

Julie Shoop to Join ASAE as Editor-In-Chief of Associations Now

May 24, 2011
Julie Shoop will join ASAE as VP, Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now, effective June 16.

Nearly 4500 Association and Meetings Professionals Gather at Two ASAE Events

May 3, 2011
Last week, nearly 4,500 association and meetings professionals gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington to attend two key ASAE events: the Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference, held April 26 – 27, and the Springtime Expo, April 28.

Dan Melesurgo to join ASAE as VP of Strategic Partnerships

Apr 27, 2011
Dan Melesurgo, founder and principal of Plural Solutions, will join ASAE as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, effective June 1. In this newly created position, Melesurgo will provide direction to the Alliance Partnership Program and address the needs of a growing number of Alliance Partners.

Hawaii Convention Center Tourism Toronto GEICO and Meet in Washington State Join ASAE as New Corporate Partners

Apr 26, 2011
The Hawaii Convention Center, Tourism Toronto, GEICO and Meet in Washington State have recently joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Corporate Partner category. The program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the industry through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE Foundation Welcomes African Association Management Study Mission to Washington

Apr 20, 2011
Association executives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nairobi, Nigeria and South Africa will arrive in Washington, DC April 24 for a week-long learning opportunity convened by the ASAE Foundation. The African Association Management Study Mission includes education sessions on various topics of association management, as well as in-person visits with representatives from leading U.S. associations.

Upcoming ASAE Book to Offer Leadership Strategies in Age of Social Media

Apr 12, 2011
The Association Management Press, ASAE’s publishing arm, and David Nour are collaborating to release a dynamic new book that will guide member organizations to success with the evolutionary nature of social media. Tentatively titled RETURN ON IMPACT: Leadership Strategies in the Social Media Age, the book will offer concrete strategies for associations to reinforce member commitment and participation by harnessing social media.

New Publication Suggests Ways to Deal with Today's Challenging Marketplace

Apr 7, 2011
What does it take for associations to prosper in today’s challenging marketplace? What will tomorrow bring? How should associations prepare for a rapidly changing environment? These and other questions are addressed in a new book, Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations, available from ASAE’s publishing arm, Association Management Press. The new feature provides a bold, no-nonsense look at the realities of today’s marketplace and what it will take for associations to prosper tomorrow.

Senate Passes 1099 Repeal Bill

Apr 5, 2011
The Senate today voted to repeal the expanded 1099 reporting requirements that were unpopular with many associations and small businesses, sending the bill to the president’s desk for signature. ASAE and its grassroots supporters have been pushing strongly for repeal since last summer, and made the issue the top legislative concern for American Associations Day 2011, ASAE’s legislative fly-in held in Washington, DC last week.

ASAE and ASAE Foundation Boards Discuss Strategic Directions for ASAE at Annual Spring Meetings

Mar 31, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 American Associations Day, the ASAE Board of Directors met yesterday to discuss key projects and initiatives. Based on the discussion at the last Board meeting at the 2010 Volunteer Leadership Retreat in New Orleans, November 15-17, the ASAE Board heard recommendations on various ongoing projects. The agenda included a detailed update on the International initiative, volunteer structure and experience of ASAE’s 1,000-strong volunteer force, enhancements to ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, and a new designation for ASAE Fellows.

Association Professionals Gather to Advance Industry during The Power of A Week, Attend Fly-In

Mar 28, 2011
Nearly 500 association professionals are expected to participate in The Power of A Week, in person and online, ready to advance the association profession, equipped with research from the ASAE Foundation. A report based on a compilation of four different studies — ASAE 2011 Economic Survey, The Decision to Volunteer, a brand new Associations 990 Study and Convention Industry Council’s Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy Study — will be distributed to Fly-In attendees on Tuesday. An advance copy is available to press and bloggers.

ASAE to Award Congressman Van Hollen with 2011 Sentinel Award at 2011 Fly-In

Mar 16, 2011
ASAE will award its 2011 Sentinel Award to Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-8) for his work on behalf of the association community.

Seven Association Leaders Named to ASAE's 2011 Class of Fellows

Mar 8, 2011
Seven association leaders have recently been named to ASAE's 2011 class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association community, and is a call to service for the profession. The Fellows recognition denotes individuals who have made a significant impact on the association community through exemplary volunteer service and leadership; extraordinary accomplishments; and/or other significant major contributions to ASAE and the profession of association management.

ASAE to Highlight Importance of Associations in Power of A Week

Mar 7, 2011
To highlight the numerous ways associations are improving the economy and society, ASAE will be holding its inaugural The Power of A Week, a week dedicated to different aspects of The Power of A campaign. The highlight of the week, ASAE’s annual legislative Fly-in, this year will be accompanied by other events to show how associations are driving the economy and society. This new effort, which will take place March 28-April 1, will explore different elements of The Power of A campaign and allow participation from across the country.

JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition Applauds ICANN's Delivery of Firm Breach Notice to Employ Media LLC Regarding Improper JOBS Expansion

Feb 28, 2011
The .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition applauds the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) for delivering a strongly worded breach notice to Employ Media regarding its improper expansion of the .JOBS Top-Level Domain (“TLD”). The breach notice details how Employ Media failed to operate and manage the .JOBS TLD in a manner that was compliant with the .JOBS Charter.

Landmark Research Details the Economic Significance of the Meetings and Events Industry to the US Economy

Feb 17, 2011
The Convention Industry Council today released a new study: The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy, revealing that the U.S. meetings industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, a $106 billion contribution to GDP, $263 billion in spending, $60 billion in labor revenue, $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $11.3 billion in state and local tax revenue.

ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

Feb 10, 2011
ASAE is seeking association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management. In this annual call for nominations, there are six open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and five Directors (four At Large and one Industry Partner). All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board and three of the five selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.

Association and Nonprofit Professionals to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion at ASAE Conference

Feb 7, 2011
This month, ASAE and the ASAE Foundation will hold a Diversity & Inclusion Conference for association and nonprofit professionals to spark strategic discussions on workplace trends and diversity and inclusion practices in the association and nonprofit community. Held at the Park Hyatt in Washington, February 24-25, the event offers learning and networking opportunities for HR professionals, CEOs and senior-level leaders who aspire to achieve sustainable traction with overall diversity efforts, including driving growth, developing talent and mobilizing individuals to increase community engagement.

Associations Now Digital Supplements Open Door to New, Interactive Content

Feb 2, 2011
ASAE has recently launched a new series of digital supplements to its award-winning magazine, Associations Now, to be published on a quarterly basis. The supplements will allow readers to interact with content in new ways, making full use of the rich-media opportunities that digital publishing has to offer. Each supplement will feature new content, not merely a digital representation of the print magazine.

83 Earn ASAE’s Prestigious CAE Credential

Jan 27, 2011
Eighty-three association executives have recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining nearly 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Seeking Applications for 2011-2013 DELP Class

Jan 24, 2011
ASAE is seeking candidates for the 2011-2013 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).

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