• The Association Agenda – Conference News!


    Share Your Expertise at the 2021 CSAE Conference

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    Do you have big ideas, exciting concepts or a case study to share with association executives? We are now accepting speaker proposals for CSAE’s virtual conference, Nov. 9-11. Click here for information about presenting at the conference – and submit your proposal here by July 23.

    Connect With Your Community at the Early Bird Rate

    In other conference news, you can join your professional community this fall for an enlightening virtual agenda packed with opportunities to connect and learn! This year, we’re harnessing the power of community to showcase stories and share expertise that will enrich your organization, as well as your own professional development. Enjoy cohort-based learning opportunities, expert speakers and valuable networking opportunities. Early bird pricing is available until Sept. 3 – click here to register.

    Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

    There are many sponsorship opportunities available at CSAE’s 2021 conference. Contact Edward Byers, CSAE’s director of membership and business development, at edward@csae.com.

    Get the Latest CSAE Updates on Advocacy, Planning and Programming

    Did you miss CSAE’s virtual Town Hall on June 29? Hosted by Tracy Folkes Hanson, president and CEO, the event provided updates on a number of important association initiatives. For the recap, click here.


    New Member Orientation

    Aug. 5 – 1:00 pm EDT
    Welcome to CSAE! There are so many benefits to being a member. Learn about all of them while you connect with other newcomers during this informative session. Click here to register.

    Refresh and Reset Your Day: Mental Health Awareness for Young Professionals

    Aug. 11 – 12:00 pm EDT
    Join the CSAE Young Professional Committee’s first event – it’s free! Connect with other professionals just like you who are striving for work-life balance. Learn tips and tricks to combat burnout and nurture your career in this three-part workshop focusing on yoga/mindfulness, a guest speaker session and networking. Click here to register at no cost.

    CAE Fall Term: Registration is Now Open!

    Sept. 6 to Nov. 29

    Grow your competencies and your career with the Certified Association Executive® program, developed especially for senior leaders, executives and managers of associations and not-for-profit organizations. Work online at your own pace as you accumulate critical transferable skills and sector-specific knowledge. Interested in acquiring the CAE® designation? The fall term is open for registration. Click here for details.

    Governance Forum – Single Group Price!

    Sept. 23 – 10:30 am EDT
    After the challenges of the past 15 months, it’s time for association boards and management teams to regroup for future success. Bring your entire board of directors together – at one group price – to roll up your collective sleeves and get to work at this one-day virtual leadership retreat. Expertly facilitated by Dr. David S. Weiss, consider this your planning retreat – without the expense and logistics.

    Early bird pricing ends July 23. The team price is $750 (CSAE members) or $1150 (non-members). Register here!

    Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers

    Feb. 24-25, 2022

    If you lead an association, you know the importance of having an effective relationship with your board chair. Attend this two-day session together to  cement your relationship and joint priorities for the year ahead. Expertly facilitated by Glenn Tecker and Donna French Dunn, CAE, this is an event that fills up. Don’t miss your chance – register here. Early bird rate available until Dec. 31.

    Bundle with the Governance Forum to Save $200

    Until July 23, save when you register for the September Governance Forum and the February Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers. Learn more and register here.

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    Explore CSAE’s Latest Blog Posts

    Deliver Membership Value Through Unique Association Benefits
    Help your association deliver member value and stand out from the crowd with a unique association benefits offering. HUB International member benefits consultant Karley Middleton shares some useful tips to help you get started. 

    Opportunities in the New Normal: Patrick Massad, CAE, PAAB
    ​Listen to this podcast to find out why Patrick Massad, CAE of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board, believes COVID-19 has sparked a revolution when it comes to defining the “new normal.”

    Communicating During Crisis: Ahmad Zbib, Canadian Rheumatology Association
    “In times of crisis, the best thing we can do is communicate well,” according to Dr. Ahmad Zbib, CEO of the CRA. Tune in for his valuable tips in this episode of the Associations Connect podcast.

    Click here for more content on the key competencies of governance, organizational direction, leading people, operations and value to membership.


    Live, Virtual, Hybrid! Planning the Return of Conferences

    July 13 – 11 am EDT

    Join this free session hosted by Proof Experiences to discover how industry experts are planning now for the return of live conferences and events. Find out how other organizations are adapting, what is working and what isn’t, and what tools and resources are available for your association planning. Click here for more information and to register.


    Tony Tullio, Inorbital

    My name is Tony Tullio, founder and chief problem solver at Inorbital. I have over 20 years of experience planning and directing dynamic web presence for all types of forward-thinking member organizations. Inorbital brings a blend of curiosity, creativity and technology to craft user-centric online experiences that are a delight for members to use. We are also careful to consider the front-end and the back-end, paying special attention to a solution that not only looks great but works great as well. This means a super usable site that is intuitive to manage and administer. 

    Email Tony at ttullio@inorbital.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.


    How to Address a Stubborn Communication Gap

    Source: Associations Now
    Research shows that leaders still aren’t on the same page with employees and stakeholders when it comes to communication, particularly around DEI. Some small but important changes can help. Read More…

    Earn More Non-Dues Revenue From These Unexpected Places

    Source: Naylor
    In May 2021, Noora Health, a non-profit that educates families about how to care for babies in southeast Asia, raised $4.5 million toward that mission through an NFT. While your association might not be ready for such cutting-edge fundraising tactics, there are many ways to take a fresh approach to earning more non-dues revenue. Read More…

    Canadian Food and Beverage Industry Adopts Code for Advertising to Children

    Source: Mondaq
    Through a coalition of four industry associations, the Canadian food and beverage industry has committed to a Code for the Responsible Advertising of Food and Beverage Products to Children (the “Food and Beverage Advertising Code”). Read More…


    Succession Planning

    Succession planning has been called the discipline that needs to be as pervasive and routine as annual planning and budgeting. Author Jack Shand explains the steps in the succession process, so you can prepare your association for smooth transitions.

    Visit the CSAE Bookstore for more information and to purchase.



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