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Also, the first ISAExtra networking after-hours is right around the corner, at The State House Inn on Tuesday, March 22 from 5 – 7 p.m. RSVP here.
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IOM 2016 Summer Institue scholarships available
ISAE partners with IOM to offer two Pay It Forward scholarships for the IOM 2016 Summer Institute. Email Destiny no later than March 25. Must be an ISAE member to receive scholarship. Two opportunities available – scholarships will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nominations for Springfield Good as Gold awards
The University of Illinois Springfield, the Junior League of Springfield and the United Way of Central Illinois are excited to host the eighth annual Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony, an event that recognizes volunteers and organizations that devote their time and talents to improving the Springfield area. The Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony will be Wednesday, April 13 in the UIS Public Affairs Center lobby. We invite you to nominate individuals within the categories of Distinguished Volunteer Award, the Heart of Gold Award and Youth Volunteer Award. We are also seeking nominations for the Organization Agent of Service Award, Star Faculty/Staff and Star Student awards. Additionally, several for-profit businesses will be recognized via the Good as Gold Business Honor Roll. A description of and nomination form for each category is provided online. All nominations must be submitted by March 21.
Applications are open for the 2016 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. This award is the nation's longest-standing state environmental award program that annually honors organizations and businesses who have made a commitment to the environment through implementation of outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. The deadline for submitting your application is May 20. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Information, evaluation criteria, sample applications and more can be found here.
Get involved and maximize your membership with ISAE by volunteering for a committee. Click here to see a list of available committee opportunities and to sign up.
ISAE is now a CMP Preferred Provider
ISAE is pleased to announce we are now a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) Preferred Provider. Stay tuned for programs where CMP credit is available.
Thank you for renewing!
Thank you to those who have renewed their ISAE 2016 Membership! To see a complete list of who all will be back for 2016, please click here. For those of you who haven't renewed yet, do so now by clicking here.
ISAE would like to extend a welcome to our newest members:
Amanda Ginther, Health Care Council of Illinois
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The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
DOL overtime rule tops ASAE members’ concerns
House GOP doing prep work on tax reform
China’s pending NGO law focus of joint letter
U.S., EU working on data privacy agreement
Save the date for ‘Power of A’ program in ChicagoRead the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.
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Event Manager Blog
Since it’s easier for association meeting planners to keep the exhibitors they have versus recruit new ones, making your exhibitors happy by helping them meet their sales goals is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your conference.
By Robert C. Harris
A hangover usually refers to "discomfort from overindulging." More recently, it is the name of a movie about a bachelor party in Las Vegas. But a hangover should not describe a board or any of its directors. In governance, a hangover is caused by a bad experience. Most directors are able to get over the past and focus on the future. But some directors can't let go.
Can’t get certain audiences to pay to join your association? Why not get someone else to pay for them? The sponsored-membership model is alive in many forms. Here’s how associations are using it.
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Facebook had the whole internet talking with the recent arrival of the social network’s latest feature, which was the addition of new “reactions” to supplement the iconic ‘like’ button. Now, users can also hit buttons signifying love, a laugh, surprise, sadness and anger. So, what does this mean for the way marketers create and post content, especially for those working in the association industry?
Smooth the Path
Declining revenues; overall declining membership numbers; worse retention ratings or fewer new members; less member engagement. All of these member-focused indicators should tell us when the value of our offerings is not quite valuable enough and when we should make innovation a priority. Sometimes, however, these indicators lag too far behind and by the time we recognize the trend we are well into it. If not in our data, how do we know when it is time to make innovation a priority in our association?
The Demand Perspective
A disconnect between your and your members' perceptions of value creates cracks at the very foundations of your business and will inevitably topple it down unless corrected. So why do so many associations spend years on guessing what their greatest value to members should be without trying to understand how these members actually see the world; define and experience value?
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