ASAE Board Approves FY 2019 Budget, Hears Updates on New Initiatives by ASAE and ASAE Foundation

August 18, 2018

WASHINGTON— Before the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 18-21, in Chicago, the ASAE Board received updates on the ASAE Foundation research agenda, new Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) Strategic Plan, ASAE Global Day, and ABSI Services, Inc. initiatives. The board passed the budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19).

ASAE volunteers and staff shared how the new 2019-2021 D+I strategic plan will create tools and guidelines around top-level commitment and accountability, empowering women, and resources to assess and evaluate datasets for potential human bias and prejudice. 

On October 10, ASAE is hosting Global Day, which will be an invitational event for organization members and international section volunteers who are responsible for their organization’s global initiative. The interactive program will include a keynote speaker, discussions on the current global environment, insights on building partnerships as part of their global strategy, and key issues and opportunities for doing business in different countries. It’s being sponsored by ASAE’s Global Partners, a new category within the Alliance Partnership program, as well as other supporting organizations.

"ASAE is continually innovating their programs and strategically looking at the future of our industry. They are developing relevant education, research, and new initiatives that will provide lasting benefits for our members and increasing the visibility of how associations are impacting our communities globally,” said ASAE Chair Matthew R. Shay, CAE, President and CEO at the National Retail Federation.

The ASAE Foundation is releasing five new drivers of change at Annual Meeting, which is part of their ForesightWorks research initiative. During FY 2019, the Foundation is working on several new studies including one focusing on healthcare associations and the 2020 Centennial Research studies. The 2020 Centennial research will examine how associations are impacting all areas of society including: workforce development, education, economy, member engagement, and change management.

"ASAE Foundation is working on several multi-year research initiatives that will give our members data on how associations make a lasting impact on all aspects of society. The ForesightWorks research helps our community consider trends impacting their industry and preparing for the future. From an advocacy perspective, ASAE's team continues to focus on issues affecting our members including tax policies, certification bills, and healthcare association plans,” said Sal Martino, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, who will become Chair of the ASAE Board.

The outgoing chair of ASAE, Matt Shay, CAE; incoming Chair Sal Martino; and ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, are available for interviews.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, 202-326-9505

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation
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