The Association Agenda – Last Call to Volunteer with CSAE


Last Call to Volunteer with CSAE
There are still a couple of days left to apply for one of the current volunteer openings with CSAE. There are a number of opportunities available to contribute your time and talents to help shape the future of CSAE and foster excellence in the Canadian association sector. The deadline to submit is July 25, 2020. Learn more here.

Heartfelt Thanks to Network AMCs
CSAE is deeply grateful to the AMCs with whom we’ve worked so closely over the past several years to support our Trillium, Ottawa-Gatineau and BC networks. A warm thank you to Nancy Barrett and Lindsay Pealow of AMCES, Tracy Blyth of Blythe & Associates and Zena Peden. We look forward to raising a glass and toasting your contributions when we meet again. You’ll always be part of the CSAE family!

Make an Impact on Advocacy by July 30th
CSAE invites you to participate in this important survey, conducted in partnership with The Portage Group, to support advocacy efforts on behalf of the association sector, and provide valuable information to the sector itself. The data will be critical to discussions with government, to illustrate the impact of the pandemic and build solutions as part of the recovery. The deadline to participate is July 30th. Click to take part here.

CSAE 2020 Unprecedented

Unprecedented, CSAE’s 2020 virtual conference has begun! But don’t worry, it isn’t too late to take part, as the sessions take place throughout the upcoming months. Click here to access a short video on the Think Tank topics and facilitators. For a taste of the programming, you can access two complimentary sessions online. Register today!

Look Ahead to Autumn for your CAE® Designation

This fall, head back to school to earn your Certified Association Executive® (CAE®) designation. In just five courses and an exam, you’ll master association leadership skills through practical projects that will immediately add value to your organization and your career.  

What a recent graduate had to say:

“ I met a lot of people and learned from the course facilitators and colleagues from different organizations who were so collaborative and generous in sharing their time and knowledge. The journey has greatly influenced and increased my appreciation for the not-for-profit industry. All five CAE courses equipped me with all the competencies I need, which increased my confidence level and desire to contribute to this industry as an association professional. “

Maria Murjani, CITT

Contact or visit our website to learn more.

AMS vs. CRM vs. MDP: What’s the Difference?
Member management software is one of the most essential pieces of software associations have in their toolkits. AMS, CRM and MDPs are all options. Knowing how to assess and make the right choice is important. Find out the differences, pros and cons, in this blog post.

Strategy, Engagement, and Innovation in Board Governance
Check out our latest blog post for some takeaways from this year’s Annual Governance Forum with Dr. David Weiss.

Thanks to our sponsors, Halmyre and D2L.


National Bereavement Day Campaign
Source: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
CHPCA would like to acknowledge the grief so many Canadians have experienced during these unprecedented times by holding an online concert to honour Canadians loved ones and family members who have passed during COVID-19. Canadians can add their loved one’s name to be streamed live during the concert by filling out the submission form below by August 17, 2020. Read More…

Listen; Learn; Be an Instrument of Change
Source: AMC Institute
Essentient Association Management believes that systemic racism, anti-Black racism and racialized micro-aggression do not have a place in a just society. For several weeks, they have been featuring Black leaders in their feed. They want to amplify their voices, their messages of anger, of despair and of hope. Read More…

How Communication Teams Are Pivoting as COVID-19 Affects Revenue
Source: Associations Now
The recently released 2020 Association Communications Benchmarking Report found that while the pandemic has dampened expectations of nondues revenue, associations are making changes to bridge the gap, including more webinars and tailored communication to members. Read More…

BMO Centre Expansion Reveals Exciting New Design
BMO Centre’s stunning design will significantly grow and modernize the existing facility, and takes into account the learnings from multiple stakeholder focus group sessions held over the past 18 months. The BMO Centre will be the largest conference facility in western Canada upon completion in June 2024. Together with the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary will be the second largest convention destination in Canada. Read More…

Canadian Business Leaders to Tackle Systemic Racism with BlackNorth Initiative
Source: Global
A newly formed group of Canadian business leaders says it will develop concrete action plans to remove barriers that prevent the advancement of Black employees within their companies. Read More…

Canadian Craft Brewers Association Forms Anti-Discrimination Committee
Source: Canadian Beer News
The Canadian Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) has announced the launch Anti-Discrimination Committee, a move that has been made in “an effort to combat racism and discrimination in the craft brewing industry in Canada.” Read More…



June 2020

CSAE Conference 2020: Unprecedented
Date: June 1 – December 31, 2020
Location: Online
Type: Virtual Conference
Regularly scheduled programming has been interrupted for everyone. Priorities have shifted, the way we work and the world we work in is changing by the day and sometimes by the hour. All of it is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Every one of us is facing so many new challenges, so CSAE’s approach to the annual conference is adapting to our new reality. Learn More…


July 2020

CSAE Trillium Summer Summit
Date: July 16 – July 24, 2020
Location: Online
Type: Virtual Event Learn More…


Aug 2020

CSAE Talk Tuesdays with Tracy Folkes Hanson, CAE (Members Only)
Every Second Tuesday
Location: Online
Type: Videochat
Learn More…


Aug 2020

CSAE Alberta Chat and Cheers – Keeping remote teams engaged
Location: Online
Type: Virtual Event
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Aug 2020

CSAE Manitoba Coffee and Conversation – Managing Change
Location: Online
Type: Virtual Event
Learn More…


Duties and Responsibilities of Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations (Digital)

Duties and Responsibilities of Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations is CSAE’s most popular publication and is now available in a digital format.This eBook provides a road map of the important duties and liabilities of the directors of not-for-profit corporations. It offers general practice points to help directors meet their obligations, reduce liability risk, and govern more effectively in an increasingly complex environment.

Visit the CSAE Bookstore for more information and to purchase.


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