2020 Archives

ASAE Announces Partnership with Meeting Professionals International

January 7, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announce a partnership in which the two organizations will collaborate on projects and education programs to benefit the association and meeting professional communities. ASAE is the premier source of education, community and advocacy for association professionals around the world. This partnership with MPI will cement both organizations position as leaders in experience design and will focus on developing and certifying expertise among association meetings professionals in tailoring events to the needs and motivations of attendees.


ASAE Announces New Membership Benefit: The Member’s Edge Program

January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE members now have access to the Member’s Edge Program featuring curated benefits that help ASAE members succeed personally and save time and money.


ASAE Launches Applications for DELP 2020-22 Class

January 21, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has opened the call for association professionals to apply for the 2020–2022 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the exclusive sponsor of DELP since 2001


Amy Ledoux to Lead Combined ASAE Learning & Meetings Departments

January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has combined its Learning and Meetings Department functions. This decision will enhance member experiences by formally connecting educational curriculum development and delivery with meetings experiences.


ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE, and the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.


ASAE Research Foundation Announces Three Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation named three awardees for the 2020 Innovation Grants Program (IGP). Two recipients will receive $10,000, with the third receiving a two-year $30,000 grant. The winners will be recognized during ASAE’s 2020 Great Ideas Conference, March 1-3, at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah. These grants are funded through support from the SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P, GEICO, and Atlanta CVB.


ASAE Announces 190 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON— One hundred and ninety association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,400 industry leaders worldwide.


ASAE Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund in Honor of John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE

February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON— In celebration of the life and legacy of John H. Graham IV, FASAE, ASAE’s Board of Directors has approved the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion fund established through the ASAE Research Foundation. This fund will remain partially restricted to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, which will allow resources from the fund to be allocated to any DEI program as needed, as guided by volunteers and determined by staff.


ASAE Board of Directors Appoints Susan Robertson President and CEO

March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Board of Directors today announced an executive staffing decision that will position the organization for sustained growth following the death of longtime president and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, in January.

2020 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Attendees Encouraged Explore, Expand, and Elevate

March 6, 2020

WASHINGTON— From March 1-3, a total of 424 association executives and industry partners convened for the first time in Salt Lake City, Utah for ASAE’s 2020 Great Ideas Conference at The Grand America Hotel. Over three days, ASAE had 7 Main Stage speakers, hosted by Visit Salt Lake, in addition to 35 Idea lab sessions, three workshops, and four leadership intensive offsite opportunities.


ASAE Selects THRUUE Inc. as Strategic Planning Consultant

March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON— With the full participation of the ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors, ASAE launched a strategic planning process on March 20. The meeting was conducted by THRUUE Inc., the firm chosen to facilitate the organization’s strategic planning process. THRUUE Inc. was chosen from a field of six finalists who submitted proposals to ASAE through an open selection process.


ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific Relief for COVID-19 Impacted Organizations

April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE applauded Congress for swiftly constructing a $2.2 trillion emergency coronavirus relief package last week, while calling on policymakers to include more association-specific relief in a fourth relief package currently taking shape.


ASAE Reveals 2020 Gold Circle Awards Winners

April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE announces the winners of the 2020 Gold Circle Awards competition, which denotes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. With the cancellation of the 2020 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference due to COVID-19, ASAE will be taking a new, creative approach to recognize, celebrate and share the work of GCA Awardees.


Dr. Sharon E. Moss Named ASAE Research Foundation President

April 13, 2020

WASHINGTON— Effective April 16, Dr. Sharon E. Moss, Ph.D., CAE will take on a new role leading the ASAE Research Foundation as President and Chief Research Officer.


ASAE Research Foundation Announces Recipient and Update to Scholarly Research Grant Program

April 24, 2020

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation named the latest academic institution to receive a grant from 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. This cycle’s recipient will receive a $13,250 grant that starts on April 15 and lasts for 18 months.


ASAE Applauds Recent Congressional Support for 501(c)(6) Inclusion in COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program

April 27, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE applauds recent bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill to include Section 501(c)(6) trade and professional associations in the types of businesses eligible to apply for small business loans established by the recently-enacted CARES Act.


Virtual ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Event Sees Three Times Normal Attendance

May 1, 2020

WASHINGTON— Over 3,000 individuals registered for the reimagined one-day virtual Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference on April 29. The previously scheduled event on April 16-17 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual MMCC was the largest ever with registration over three times higher than the event’s highest recorded attendance in 2015. The event could not have happened without the support of ASAE's Strategic Partner; Naylor Association Solutions; the virtual platform provider TopClass LMS by WBT Systems who made it possible for attendees to access the event free of charge, and Matchbox Virtual who provided video production services for the event.


ASAE Announces Five Association Leaders for 2020 Class of Fellows

May 4, 2020

WASHINGTON— Five association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2020 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.


Passageways to Offer ASAE-Endorsed Virtual Board Meeting Management Solution

May 5, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE and ASAE Business Services, Inc. announce its partnership with Passageways as the provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Virtual Board Meeting Management Solution. Passageways’ board meeting management product, OnBoard, serves the governance needs of an array of association and nonprofit organizations across the country and around the world. This partnership will help associations navigate the COVID-19 crisis by offering free access for all new accounts through August 31, 2020.


ASAE, MGM Resorts Announce Cancellation of Face-to-Face 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Las Vegas Due to COVID-19

May 12, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE, in close collaboration with MGM Resorts International, announced today it will cancel its in-person 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition, scheduled to be held August 8-11, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas due to public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


ASAE Urges Senate Passage of COVID-19 Relief for Revenue-Challenged Associations

May 18, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE is appreciative of congressional action in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 15 to provide specific relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for associations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


ASAE Voices Support for Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (H.R. 7011) Introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney

May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON—ASAE endorsed a bill introduced on May 26 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to create the Pandemic Risk Insurance Program, a system of shared public and private compensation for business interruption losses resulting from future pandemics or public health emergencies.


ASAE Announces the 2020-2022 DELP Class

May 28, 2020

WASHINGTON—ASAE has selected 12 scholars for the 2020–2022 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.