2012 Archives

ASAE Technology Conference & Expo Speakers, Attendees Discussed Big Data, New Ways to Connect With Members

Dec 7, 2012
Washington - ASAE held its 2012 CIO Summit and Technology Conference & Expo, December 4-6, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with 1,179 total participants, which is the second highest attended conference in its seven year history. The largest conference was in January 2008. Participants took part in more than 40 high-level practical education sessions, a two-day Expo Hall, and the Technology Town Hall Meeting.

ASAE CEO Graham Wins Association TRENDS 2013 Association Executive of the Year Award

Nov 19, 2012
ASAE is pleased to announce President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE, was selected as the 2013 Association Executive of the Year by Association TRENDS. Graham will receive his award during the Salute to Association Excellence event on February 15, 2013, at The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC

ASAE's Annual Fall Leadership Retreat Board Meeting Centered on Strategies for Mobile Strategy, Legislative Issues

Nov 14, 2012
During ASAE’s 2012 Fall Leadership Retreat, November 11-13, more than 125 volunteer leaders and board members gathered in Charleston, South Carolina. They discussed the landscape of politics, legislative and regulatory issues as well as how mobile technology will impact the association community.

ASAE Technology Conference Expo Speakers Will Focus on How Consumers, Technology Will Impact Future of Business

Nov 2, 2012
ASAE Technology Conference & Expo Speakers Will Focus on How Consumers, Technology Will Impact Future of Business

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Nov 2, 2012
ASAE would like to extend our thoughts to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. Although ASAE was not impacted directly, our staff and members have felt the impact in different ways. If you would like to donate or give back to your local community, many associations, nonprofits, and companies are helping with the relief effort.

ASAE, TMG Custom Media Launch New Associations Now Suite of Products Today

Oct 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — Today begins a new era in ASAE’s digital strategy with the launch of a new AssociationsNow.com responsive-design microsite, a daily enewsletter, and an iPad magazine app. These tools will provide ASAE members and nonmembers with an easy mobile experience.

From Insight to Action Book Outlines Six Areas Individuals Should Focus to Build Leadership Capacity

Sep 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — A major challenge facing associations and organizations is building leadership capacity in an increasingly complex business environment. How do you develop effective volunteers and staff? How will they need to think differently in the future? An organization’s goal is to not only achieve success, but also to create individual capacity through competency development and mentorship. From Insight to Action: Six New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve, written by Jean S. Frankel and Gabriel Eckert, CAE, and published by ASAE’s Association Management Press, outlines how organizations should embrace six emerging competencies, eight essential organizational foundations, and one unifying strategy of co-creation.

ASAE Foundation Innovation Grant Program Launches September 20

Sep 19, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE Foundation new Innovation Grant Program (IGP) applications will be available starting tomorrow. The grants will provide awards to inspire and support innovation exploration and development as well as raise the visibility of associations’ efforts in this space.

New Book Outlines Lessons, Strategies on How to Cultivate Member Commitment, Belonging, Value in Associations

Sep 6, 2012
WASHINGTON —Once a member joins an association, what are effective strategies in getting members to feel like they belong to an organization rather than just being a member? How do you communicate value at that critical point in time when a member is deciding whether or not to renew? These and other questions are addressed in a new book, 10 Lessons for Cultivating Member Commitment: Critical Strategies for Fostering Value, Involvement and Belonging, written by James Dalton and Monica Dignam and published by ASAE’s Association Management Press. It draws membership-strategy insight from key findings of ASAE research into what factors go into an individual’s membership decision.

Author of The Richer Sex will Speak at ASAE's In Honor of Women Event

Sep 5, 2012
WASHINGTON — SLiza Mundy, award-winning reporter and New York Times best-selling author of three books including, The Richer Sex and the Rise of Women’s Economic Power, will be the luncheon speaker at the 2012 In Honor of Women (IHOW) event, which celebrates women who have made an impact in the association industry through their leadership and contributions. The full-day educational program and awards luncheon is October 31 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

HighRoad Solution to Offer ASAE-Endorsed E-marketing Solution

Sep 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE and ASAE Business Services, Inc. announces its partnership with HighRoad Solution as the provider of the ASAE-Endorsed E-marketing Solution.

Nashville's Damien Horne Will Sing to Honor Association Community at ASAE's Summit Awards Dinner

Aug 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — Singer and songwriter Damien Horne will perform at ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner, October 3, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to honor six outstanding associations in the community.

Highest Attendance in Five Years for the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition; Participants Learned, Gave Back to Dallas Community

Aug 16, 2012
WASHINGTON— During 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 11-14, more than 6,000 association professionals and industry partners gathered in Dallas, which is the highest attendance since Chicago in 2007. Attendees chose from more than 120 education sessions led by some of the most renowned association and business leaders, numerous networking events and seven hours of time in the expo hall.

ASAE Community Responds with more than 61000 for Dallas Children Through North Texas Food Bank

Aug 14, 2012
WASHINGTON — This weekend the ASAE community answered the call to help the children of Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank. ASAE presented a check today for $61,442, which exceeded ASAE’s goal of $50,000 set in July. ASAE donation will provide meals for 12,288 children.

ASAE, TMG Custom Media Collaborate to Launch New Print-Plus-Digital Strategy for Associations Now Magazine

Aug 14, 2012
WASHINGTON— ASAE and TMG Custom Media announce plans to re-introduce ASAE’s flagship publication, Associations Now (AN), as well as launch a new AN microsite, a daily email newsletter and mobile app in October.

ASAE Board Approves New DI Resource, Program of Work for FY13, Association Lobbyist Guideline Revisions

Aug 11, 2012
WASHINGTON—Prior to the official opening of the 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 11-14, in Dallas, the ASAE Board approved a new Diversity & Inclusion case statement for associations, the plan of work and related budget for Fiscal Year 2013 that includes continued support and development of the Power of A campaign, and revisions to Association Lobbyist guidelines.

ASAE's Community Connection in Dallas Will Benefit Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Provide Meals to Thousands of Children

Aug 2, 2012
WASHINGTON — During this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, ASAE attendees will give back to the local community through two community service projects and other activities with all proceeds benefitting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), which is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization which leads the fight against hunger with knowledge-based strategies to distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties

Wiley and ASAE Partner to Publish New Series for Nonprofit Professionals

Aug 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), announced today a publishing partnership with ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) to publish a series of 3-5 co-branded books annually, the first of which will publish in early 2013.

ASAE, American Forests Partner to Plant 5000 Trees at 2012 Annual Meeting Exposition

Jul 25, 2012
WASHINGTON — For the first time, ASAE is partnering with American Forests to plant a tree for every person who attends the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 11-14. This effort, part of American Forests’ new Meeting ReLeaf program, will offset the carbon footprint of the meeting and augment ASAE’s broader sustainability efforts. All the trees will be planted in Texas in honor of the host state for this year’s annual meeting.

2012 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition Announces Evening Entertainment for Opening, The Classic, Closing Night Celebrations

Jul 20, 2012
WASHINGTON — In three weeks, more than 5,000 nonprofit and association professionals are gathering in Dallas for the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition on August 11-14, and attendees will enjoy music from Big & Rich, Randy Travis, Michael Cavanaugh, KC & The Sunshine Band, Vanilla Ice and more.

ASAE Announces 2012 Power of A Award Winners

Jul 19, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE is recognizing six associations with the 2012 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under the The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will be honored and accept their award during the Summit Awards Dinner, October 3, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

ASAE Announces 98 Professionals Earn Prominent CAE Credential

Jul 2, 2012
WASHINGTON — Ninety-eight association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

Leadership Committee Nominates Directors for ASAE and ASAE Foundation Boards

Jun 7, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation announces the selected nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), which begins September 1, 2012.

ASAE Announces 12 Association Professionals to DELP Class

Jun 6, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE has selected 12 scholars for the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), class of 2012-2014. DELP offers individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession access to opportunities to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.

ASAE Awards Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

May 29, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE will honor Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO of American College of Healthcare Executives 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.

ASAE Announces American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as 2012 Council's Choice Award Winner

May 25, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE announces Hong Kong Tourism Board has signed-on as an event partner, which is the first Alliance Partner to join from outside of North America.

Hong Kong Tourism Board Joins ASAE as New Event Partner

May 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE announces Hong Kong Tourism Board has signed-on as an event partner, which is the first Alliance Partner to join from outside of North America.

ASAE's Springtme Expo, Association International Conferences Featured Sheahan First Green Golf Event

May 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Last week, more than 3,500 association and meetings professionals gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington to attend two key ASAE events: the Association International Conference, held May 1-3, and the Springtime Expo, May 2-4.

bXb Onlines Network Model Prompts Leading Associations to Team Up for the Advancement of the Events Industry

May 1, 2012
Chicago, IL — Today, three leading events industry associations – ASAE, PCMA and IAEE released findings from collaborative feedback sessions collected from bXb Online in its efforts to develop a centralized Network of aggregated content. The design of the Network Model has brought the three associations together to position the event industry as the leader in aggregating educational content. Further, representatives from these organizations expressed the need to lead by example by sharing their own associations’ successes – and even failures – in hybrid event strategies and experiences with their members.

2012 ASAE Marketing Membership Communications Conference Will Feature Speakers Sladek, Brogan

Apr 16, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE is expecting close to 800 marketing, membership, and communication association professionals to attend the 2012 Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference (MMCC), May 23-24, at the Washington Convention Center. With more than 30 learning labs, two general sessions, half-day workshops, and Ignite presentations, attendees will have a variety of ways to learn new trends, gather best practices, and gain new insights.

ASAE-Endorsed Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance Enhanced to Cover Social Media Activities, Network Security Breaches

Apr 10, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE-Endorsed Business Solutions, a managed business line of ASAE Business Services, Inc., announces several enhancements to the ASAE-endorsed Errors & Omissions (E&O) policy provided by AXIS PRO, which includes: liability protections for association's cyber activities, network security, and advertising services.

ASAE Announces BrightKey as New Event Partner

Apr 9, 2012
WASHINGTON — BrightKey has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Event Partner category. The program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE University Launches New Certificate Program in Association Management

Apr 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE is introducing a new Certificate Program in Association Management designed to help association professionals begin to build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their career. The certificate program will be delivered through ASAE University. The program is designed for professionals with less than five years of association experience and participants can earn up to 27.5 hours towards their Certified Association Executive (CAE). ASAE is licensing the content of these courses and training qualified instructors to deliver this program worldwide.

ASAE University Named to Learning 100 Awards

Apr 3, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE announces ASAE University is listed as number 28 on the Public Sector list for its online education program in performance. The Learning! 100 Award recognizes 40 public sector and 60 corporate organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation or collaboration that guides performance.

Largest Attended ASAE Great Ideas Conference, Where Members Discussed Innovation, Engagement, Learning

Mar 29, 2012
WASHINGTON — During ASAE Great Ideas Conference, March 25-27, 616 attendees gathered at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is an eight percent increase from last year and it’s the largest Great Ideas Conference ever. The conference kicked-off with innovation leader John Kao at the opening general session speaker, and attendees heard from former CNN business anchor and writer Carmine Gallo to close out this year’s meeting.

ASAE Foundation Announces New Grant Program to Spur Innovation, Raise Awareness of Efforts in Associations

Mar 26, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE Foundation announces a new pilot program called the Innovation Grant Program (IGP) that will provide awards to support innovation exploration and development as well as raise awareness about the innovation efforts within the association community. The new program will launch in the Fall of 2012.

5 Association Leaders Named to ASAE's 2012 Class of Fellows

Mar 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — Five association leaders have been named to ASAE's 2012 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.

Associations Recognized for Excellence in Communications with ASAE Gold Circle Awards; Associations developing more innovative communications

Mar 20, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE announces the 2012 recipients of the ASAE Gold Circle Award that recognizes excellence in association and nonprofit communications. The ASAE Communication Section Council manages the award competition designed to honor associations across nine categories, including annual reports, feature articles, magazines, newsletters, integrated communications campaigns, and innovative communications. Sponsored by TMG Custom Media and R.R.Donnelley, this year’s competition received more than 150 entries.

Mariah Burton Nelson Joins ASAE as Vice President of Innovation New Product Development

Mar 13, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE is pleased to announce that Mariah Burton Nelson has joined the organization as Vice President of Innovation and New Product Development. In this role, Nelson will lead the development of innovation and new product development as well as expand ASAE’s efforts as a facilitator and convener, sharing new ideas on how associations can implement these approaches into their own organizations.

ASAE Releases Associations Matter Report in Support of Power of A Week Annual Fly-In

Mar 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — Associations have a profound, measurable economic and social impact on the nation, according to ASAE’s updated Associations Matter study, released today in support of The Power of A Week and American Associations Day, ASAE’s annual legislative fly-in.

ASAE Opens Call for Awards, Asks Association Community to Nominate CEOs, Industry Partners, Consultants

Mar 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Is there someone in the association community that has inspired you, made a difference in your professional life, or played a key role in the success of your organization? ASAE has opened the call for nominations to recognize outstanding leaders in the association community for ASAE’s three highest honors with The Key Award, The Professional Performance Award, and The Academy of Leaders Award.

2012 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition to Open with Carville-Rove Debate, Dan Pink is closing General Session Speaker; Chatzky, Diamandis, Hill, Woods will lead Game Changer sessions

Mar 5, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE will present Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) with its 2012 Sentinel Award on March 14 in Washington, DC, for his leadership role last year in urging the Administration to modify a proposed rule restricting government employees from attending trade association meetings, conferences and trade shows.

Karl Ely CAE Promoted to Senior Vice President Publisher

Mar 5, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE is pleased to announce that Karl Ely, CAE, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Publisher, effective immediately.

ASAE to Honor Congressman Moran With 2012 Sentinel Award; Recognition to Take Place During Power of A Week March 12-16

Mar 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE will present Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) with its 2012 Sentinel Award on March 14 in Washington, DC, for his leadership role last year in urging the Administration to modify a proposed rule restricting government employees from attending trade association meetings, conferences and trade shows.

ASAE Announces Omni Hotels Resorts as New Event Partner

Feb 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Omni Hotels & Resorts has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Event Partner category and signed a three-year contract. The program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Join ASAE as Strategic Partner

Feb 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Strategic Partner category. This program provides the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE Opens Call for Board Position Nominations

Feb 9, 2012
WASHINGTON — 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. Nominations must be received no later than March 6, 2012.

ASAE Announces 99 Professionals Earn Prominent CAE Credential

Feb 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Affinity Center International (ACI) has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Corporate Partner category. This program provides the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE Signs Affinity Center International as Corporate Partner

Feb 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — Affinity Center International (ACI) has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Corporate Partner category. This program provides the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

Leaders of Global Associations Discuss Opportunities and Challenges for the Industry

Jan 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE launches Key Global Associations Committee

New Orleans Convention Visitors Bureau, Ernest N Morial Convention Center Join ASAE as New Event Partner

Jan 17, 2012
WASHINGTON — The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center have joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Event Partner category. The program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association industry through customized marketing platforms.

ASAE Opens Call for Applications for 2012-2014 DELP Class

Jan 9, 2012
WASHINGTON — ASAE has launched the call for candidates for the 2012-2014 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).

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