January-February 2017


  • Cover Story: 3 Trends in Association Benefits
    By: Emily Bratcher
    Competitive salaries are a big talent draw, but association employees are also looking for benefits that pay off for themselves and their families. Here’s what the latest ASAE Foundation research reveals about trends in association benefits.
  • Reinventing the Association Office Space
    By: Alex Beall
    From unassigned work areas and flexible meeting rooms to wellness features and amenities, these four associations have found ways to boost productivity and staff morale by selecting and designing new office spaces.
  • A Life of Bleisure
    By: Mark Athitakis
    Meeting attendees are looking for more ways to mix business and leisure on the road. From post-conference tours to day trips to planned downtime, associations are stepping up to help them maximize their "bleisure" time.


The A List


  • How CEOs Boost Employee Wellness
    By: Mark Athitakis
    Employee wellness often starts in the C-suite, according to a recent study by the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. Here's how CEOs can be their team's chief health advocate.
  • CEO to CEO: Advice for My Younger Self
    Four association CEOs discuss the advice they would give their 25-year-old self.
  • 3 Lessons: Problem-Solving Leadership
    Silvia Quevedo, CAE, director of practice guidance at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, taps her clinical experience to solve problems and meet goals.

Money & Business


  • How to Manage Projects Like a Pro
    By: Samantha Whitehorne
    Associations professionals are required to manage multiple projects simultaneously, which means there is lots of potential for burnout. Project management software can help wrangle the to-do list.
  • National Day of Unplugging Celebrates Going Tech-Free
    On the annual National Day of Unplugging in March, people across the country declared independence from their digital devices. Tanya Schevitz, a spokesperson for the Jewish nonprofit Reboot, which created NDU, has the backstory and some ideas for how you can join the movement to unplug.



  • Keep Attendees Active Onsite
    By: Samantha Whitehorne
    Happier and healthier attendees also leads to better learning. A look at the American Public Health Association's strategy to get attendees moving.
  • Destination: Houston
    Texas' largest city offers out-of-this world experiences at its venues and throughout its convention district. Better yet: It's a budget-friendly locale.

Brain Power


  • New Lobbying Landscape
    By: Chris Vest, CAE
    With a new Trump administration, Congress may consider its congressional ethics while associations need to be aware of new lobbying policies.