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Community Calendar

Oct. 22
Haunted ISAExtra
Springfield

Oct. 27
2014 October Membership Lunch and Learn
Springfield

Nov. 24
2014 November Membership Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting
Springfield


 


ISAE Highlights

Save the Date for the ISAE 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show
Are we Insane? How to Break Habits that Cause us to Keep Repeating Unsuccessful Strategies will be Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at the Hilton Springfield. Registration opening soon!

Call for Awards Nominations
Be sure to get your nominations in for the ISAE 2014 Awards. Deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 30. The nomination form can be found here.

Don't forget to Renew your ISAE membership today!

Download your handy election guide
The 2014 Cook-Witter, Inc. General Election Guide is out and can be downloaded here. Inform yourself about the candidates and issues on the ballot before the important Nov. 4 elections.

Haunted ISAExtra after-hours
Oct. 22, 5-7 p.m.
The Curve Inn, 3219 S 6th Street Rd Springfield, IL 62703
View the ISAExtra eVite.

2014 October Membership Lunch and Learn & Fall Seminar
Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Springfield, 700 E Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Click here for registration and details.

Scholarships available for Winter Institute 2015
The Illinois Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundations’ professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to attend Winter Institute in 2015. The two scholarships, available to any of our members, will be awarded to students attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships. If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, contact Destiny at dnance-evans@firminc.com by Nov. 10. Early registration deadline for Winter Institute is Nov. 21. For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute Website and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.

Be active in ISAE – join a committee!
Use this form to review committee positions and select your preferred opportunities.

Member Recognition
ISAE member Brian Brewer has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation (AIF). Brewer, Vice President Financial Services at Bank of Springfield (BOS), offers wealth management services and is located at the BOS branch located on Wabash Avenue in Springfield.

ASAE Inroads
The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
  • "Power of A" Summit award winners
  • IRS Conducting fewer examinations
  • Congress divided on tax reform in 2015
  • IRS seeks applications for tax exempt advisory group
  • Read the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.




    Industry News

    Is it time for an online-only membership?
    MemberClicks
    Tiered dues and freemium models are something association professionals spend a lot of time thinking about. What is the magic equation for dues? Is it a la carte services? A free trial level? Or maybe online membership?
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    4 ways to ensure successful board presentations
    By Catherine Iste
    As a consultant and board member, I have experienced board presentations from both sides of the table. During a recent round of first-quarter presentations, I was asked by a board to listen to the nonemployee presenters and produce guidelines for future presentations. Based on my summary back to the board, here are there top four priorities for service provider presenters.
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    Is your association providing education?
    Midcourse Corrections
    Is education in your organization’s mission statement? If not specifically mentioned, it’s probably in your strategic plan. Isn’t it? If it’s in your organization’s top five goals, do you at least allocate 20 percent of your budget to education? If education is in your mission, is your education budget in line with your mission? Are your education staff and programs aligned with your mission or strategic plan? Sharing information is not education. That’s just passing along reports and stats. Authentic education leads to learning. Learning requires thinking. Learning requires actively doing something…not just reading or listening.
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    3 myths about millennial members get busted
    Associations Now
    Forget the studies you’ve read about the mindset of millennials. If you really want to know what we’re thinking about and what we look for in an association, just ask — and, please, don’t clump us all together.
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    Tips for improving trade show participation in 2015
    Event Garde
    The association should be like a tactician competing on the battlefield – vying for new members and the continuing loyalty of old ones. Lee Ali, managing director and founder of Expo Stars Interactive Ltd., states that 65 percent of exhibitors do not have a clear strategy or plan of action for trade show participation. Given these events are often costly, it is important to put time into thinking through trade show involvement and determining a worthwhile ROI.
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    Organizational change happening? Don't forget your bylaws
    By William D. Pawlucy
    Bylaws are a set of rules that provide the framework for your organization, but they are sometimes overlooked when organizational change happens. Imagine an event that happens frequently that is a change to the membership structure of your association. After a strategic discussion, your board decides to add a new membership category that currently does not exist. It's not as easy as a board vote and will require an amendment to your current bylaws. As the association's executive director, you should be armed to discuss the process with your board.
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    Are you an inside-out or outside-in organization?
    The Demand Perspective
    Are you the kind of organization that is so attuned to your customers that you can think from their perspective? Unless your culture and organizational focus are outside-in — starting with the customer and organizing every aspect of the business around him — no investment or effort at resonating with what matters to your customer will make any difference.
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