2019 Archives

ASAE Applauds Repeal of Nonprofit Employee Benefits Tax

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE and its Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) Coalition applaud Congress for repealing a section of the 2017 tax law that required associations and other tax-exempt organizations to pay UBIT on employee benefits such as parking and transportation. The provision to repeal the nonprofit tax was rolled into a massive, bipartisan year-end spending and tax package that House and Senate negotiators agreed to this week.


ASAE Names Future Host Cities for 2022 through 2027 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON—Following a competitive bidding process, ASAE announces the host cities for the 2022 through 2027 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition.


ASAE Technology Exploration Conference Delivered Thought -Leaders, Live Demos and Best in Class Learning for Association Executives

December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON—Nearly 900 association and industry professionals participated in the revitalized Technology Exploration Conference (TEC), December 3-4, and took part in over 30 high-level education sessions and the exhibit hall. The event was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.


ASAE Foundation Announces New Name: ASAE Research Foundation

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON—Based on the recommendations of its Research and Development Committees, the ASAE Board of Directors approved a name change for the ASAE Foundation to ASAE Research Foundation. This evolution of its current brand better reflects its deep focus on cutting-edge association industry and market research.


ASAE Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Award Added to Power of A Awards

October 25, 2019

WASHINGTON—The Power of Diversity and Inclusion Award will be presented for the first time at the 2020 Summit Awards Dinner on September 30. The award is part of new D+I category within The Power of A Awards.


ASAE Announces Jessi Alexander to Perform at 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner

September 13, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE names Jessi Alexander, an award-winning singer and songwriter, as the musical entertainment at this year’s 20th Anniversary Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 2 at the National Building Museum.


ASAE Foundation Announces Four Universities Receive Scholarly Research Grants

September 5, 2019

WASHINGTON—The ASAE Foundation names four academic institutions to receive research grants as part of the Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants Program (SRGP). The SRGP provides investigators with funds to conduct research on a cross-section of topics relevant to association and member-based organization management. Each recipient will receive up to a $7,500 grant and for this latest awards cycle, will begin on September 1 and lasts for one year.


ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Encourages Attendees to Learn and Play with Purpose

August 15, 2019

WASHINGTON—More than 5,400 association professionals and industry partners gathered in Columbus, OH, August 10–13, for the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Participants heard from keynotes Jeremy Heimans & Henry Timms and Alton White, and participated in more than 110 education sessions, six game changers, and explored 710 booths featuring 445 companies in a packed expo hall.


ASAE and Credly Collaborate to Introduce New Digital Recognition for CAE Credential

July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE collaborated with Credly, the leading digital credentialing company, to create a digital recognition for those who have earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification. The digital recognition will allow individuals to manage, share, and verify their CAE credentials digitally.


ASAE Announces 131 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 8, 2019

WASHINGTON—One hundred and thirty-one association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,300 industry leaders worldwide.


ASAE Names the 2019 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE will honor six associations with the 2019 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The winners will be formally recognized at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner Oct. 2, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


ASAE Announces Benton, De Cagna, O’Neil Receive Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE will bestow Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, CEO of ASIS International, with this year’s Key Award. In addition, Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE, Executive Advisor of Foresight First, LLC, will be presented with the Academy of Leaders Award; and Barbara Benton, CAE, Vice President of Government Relations at The Ohio Society of CPAs, will receive the Professional Performance Award.


ASAE adds Brown Advisory to Investment Solution for Associations

June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON—The ASAE Investment Management Program has expanded its offerings to include Brown Advisory. For ASAE member associations, this addition will increase access to professional investment management solutions and address the needs of the entire range of membership, from the smallest to the largest asset portfolios. Brown Advisory will be the recommended solution for associations with over $5 million in investible assets.


ASAE Marketing Membership and Communications Conference Challenged and Inspired

June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—During ASAE’s 2019 Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference (MMCC), June 6-7, 1,008 attendees and industry partners came from 45 states to take part in 40 learning labs, three preconference workshops, two keynote sessions, and a sold-out exhibit hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.


ASAE Announces Bostrom as First AMC to Become an Alliance Partner

June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE announces Bostrom has signed-on as an Event Partner in its Alliance Partnership Program. It is also the first Association Management Company (AMC) to participate in the program.


ASAE Announces the 2019-2021 DELP Class

June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE has selected 12 scholars for the 2019–2021 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) class. DELP is a two-year program that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association management profession. DELP scholars participate in an accelerated leadership program of education, mentoring, and volunteer service in the association community.


Nominees for ASAE and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors Announced by Leadership Committee

June 3, 2019

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation has selected the following nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins September 1, 2019.


Timms, Heimans, and White Named as Keynotes for 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON— ASAE announces co-authors of the bestselling book New Power, Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO, Purpose, and Henry Timms, president and CEO, 92nd Street Y, as opening keynote speakers for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Following a variety of other educational opportunities, singer, actor, and dancer, Alton Fitzgerald White, will bring a taste of Broadway as the closing keynote.


ASAE Reveals 2019 Gold Circle Awards Winners

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – ASAE announces the winners of the 2019 Gold Circle Awards competition, which denotes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. The Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence will be announced during ASAE’s 2019 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), June 6-7, in Washington, DC.


ASAE Announces Enhancements to the ASAE 401(k) Retirement Program

April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – ASAE announces three major enhancements to the ASAE 401(k) Retirement Program, formerly known as the ASAE Retirement Trust. The changes are inclusive of a new fiduciary role, an enhanced fund line-up and a reduction in fees.


Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans Reacts to DC District Court Ruling on the Final AHP Regulations

April 1, 2019

The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans (Coalition) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling to invalidate a portion of the Department of Labor’s authority to issue its final association health plan (AHP) regulations.

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, a district court overturned the Department of Labor’s regulations governing Association Health Plans (AHPs). Assuming the regulations remain in effect while the appeals process is exhausted, most, if not all, organizations that have established an AHP of Jan. 1, 2019, along with those organizations that are planning for a Jan. 1, 2020 start date, will continue moving forward. This is because these organizations want to offer comprehensive health coverage at a reasonable cost to their members. The AHP regulations allow them to do that.


Award Winning Musicians, Legend and Paisley, Set to Entertain Attendees at 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Columbus

March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy multi award winning musical performances, first by John Legend at the ASAE Foundation The Classic, and Brad Paisley at the Closing Celebration. From August 10–13, ASAE is expecting more than 5,000 association professionals and industry partners to come together in Columbus.


2019 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Attendees Encouraged to Gain a Diversity of Perspectives to Spark Innovation

March 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – From March 17-19, a total of 507 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2019 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. Over three days, ASAE had nine Main Stage speakers, hosted by Visit Salt Lake, in addition to 39 Idea lab sessions, two preconference workshops, and four new leadership intensive offsite opportunities.


ASAE Announces Six Association Leaders to Class of Fellows

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Six association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2019 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.


ASAE Supports Lankford, Coons, Walker, Suozzi Bills to Repeal UBIT on Nonprofit Employee Benefits

March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – ASAE supports legislation introduced in the past few days by Sens. James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) to repeal a provision in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that assesses a 21 percent tax on the value of so-called fringe benefits – such as free parking or mass transit assistance – that nonprofits provide to employees.


New ASAE VP of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, Officially Instated

February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, is ASAE’s new Vice President of Public Policy. With 10 plus years of experience working in legislative affairs and association advocacy, Cunningham will lead ASAE’s public policy efforts on Capitol Hill and around the country.


ASAE Announces 160 Professionals Earned Prominent CAE Credential

February 11, 2019

WASHINGTON— One hundred and sixty association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,300 industry leaders worldwide.


ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE has opened the call for 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. There are five open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and four At Large Directors. All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.


ASAE Welcomes OpenWater as New Event Partner

January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON— ASAE announces OpenWater has signed-on as an Event Partner in its Alliance Partnership Program.


ASAE Welcomes Discover Puerto Rico as New Strategic Partner

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON— ASAE announces Discover Puerto Rico has signed-on as a Strategic Partner in its Alliance Partnership Program.


ASAE Foundation Announces Three Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON—The ASAE Foundation named three awardees for the 2019 Innovation Grants Program (IGP). Each grant recipient will receive $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2019 Great Ideas Conference, March 17-19, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. These grants are funded through support from the SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P, GEICO, and Choose Chicago.


ASAE Launches Applications for DELP 2019-21 Class

January 8, 2019

WASHINGTON—ASAE has opened the call for association professionals to apply for the 2019–2021 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 11. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the exclusive sponsor of DELP since 2001.