ASAE Foundation Opens Applications for Innovation Grants Program

WASHINGTON” ASAE Foundation has opened applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which is in its second year, and the deadline to apply is October 20.

WASHINGTON— ASAE Foundation has opened applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which is in its second year, and the deadline to apply is October 20. IGP is a program that provides awards to support innovation exploration and development in the association community.

Individuals from professional or trade associations, nonprofits, association industry partners, and consulting companies that serve the association community are eligible to apply, and applicants or applicant teams must include at least one ASAE member. The ASAE Foundation is looking for a diversity of proactive and creative ideas that help propel association management in such areas as leadership development, technology, marketing, membership and community engagement, product development, and business practices.

Again this year, there will be up to four grants awarded in three categories: travel, exploration or hybrid (a combination of travel and exploration). Grant recipients will receive awards of up to $10,000 with SunTrust Foundation being a major supporter of this initiative.

“We are excited to have SunTrust Foundation’s continued support in helping the association community cultivate innovative ideas that will lead to our members becoming more effective in how they deliver programs and services,” said Chairman-Elect, ASAE Chairman of ASAE Foundation Susan K. Neely, CAE, President and CEO of the American Beverage Association.

Criteria and details about the application process are ASAE’s website.

“ASAE Foundation strives to educate professionals about new ways to implement a project, idea, or service, and these grants offer a great opportunity for our members to try different concepts and learn what works, so they can share this insight with our community,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE.

For questions regarding the innovation grants, please contact Dr. Sharon E. Moss, CAE at [email protected].

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

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