ASAE Board Approves Budget, New Diversity + Inclusion Initiatives

August 13, 2016

WASHINGTON — Before the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 13-16, in Salt Lake City, the ASAE Board adopted a Diversity + Inclusion advocacy and policy model and approved new contract language for future events. The board also received updates on the major strategic initiatives, new AssociaMetrics platform, and passed the budget, which includes Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) Program of Work and specific projects in all areas of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation.

ASAE developed a business model that offers accountability and flexibility for D+I advocacy and policy influencing social justice issues. It will help ASAE determine what’s best for the organization and its members and will be piloted during FY17. The board approved an Anti-Discrimination Clause for future convention center/hotel contracts to be consistent with ASAE’s policy on Diversity & Inclusion.

"The strategic initiatives ASAE continues to advance for our community are game changers, including the new XDP event scheduled to launch May 2017 and the diversity and inclusion work. The board believes these projects will benefit the association sector, engage its members, and raise the visibility on how associations’ impact in society,” said ASAE Chair Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, FACHE, CPA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of APICS

The board passed the budget and work relating to the FY17 including: Great Ideas Asia Pacific, XDP, Hybrid Membership Model, and a new learning and talent development platform. The board also received updates from the ASAE Foundation and ABSI.

"Over the past year, ASAE has progressed on a several important initiatives, including research and advocacy. The Foundation has launched a new online platform called AssociaMetrics, which provides a central point for industry benchmarking data for ASAE members. ASAE's Advocacy team has done a tremendous job on educating policymakers on issues that impact the industry, including the new overtime rule," said Scott D. Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO of Ohio Society of CPAs, who will become Chair of the ASAE Board.

The outgoing chair of ASAE, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, FACHE, CPA, CAE; the incoming Chair Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE ;and ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, are available for interviews.

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

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.