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ASAE CEO Graham: New York Times 'mischaracterized' trade association meetings
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ASAE sent another letter to the Obama administration, asking it to modify a proposed rule that effects trade group meetings, after what ASAE CEO John Graham IV, CAE, called a "mischaracterization" of trade association meetings by a recent New York Times article.

Read The New York Times article: Limits on lobbyists as hosts? Simply unworkable, they say (The New York Times, April 7 issue)

Solving the challenge of revenue
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In today's nonprofit community, when so many organizations have been struggling to stay afloat, much less satisfy their mission, groups are being forced to do more with less. As such, many are rethinking their operating models and are adding new strategies that leaders hope will pull in the funds necessary to survive and operate successfully. The ones who don't — or cannot — are being forced to eliminate programs, merge with other groups, cut spending significantly or simply close their doors. More

2012 MASAE Calendar of Events

Date Event More Information
May 23 Financial Matters: Managing Risk, Preventing Fraud, and Investment Best Practices for Your Association Register
June 6 MASAE Mid-Year Conference: The Inn At Penn, Philadelphia Information

Creating useful vision, mission statements
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Why can having a clear vision be so fuzzy? A common question from leaders is what's the real difference between a vision and mission? It's funny how often the staples in an organization are the very same elements that can cause so much confusion. You may often see strategy maps and well-intentioned executives create unintended confusion because they mix the terminology and/or create statements that aren't helpful to employees in answering key questions: What's our purpose, and to what do we aspire? More

Product, service engagement drives membership retention, growth
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The connection between products and services offered by an association and the impact of usage it can have on membership is profound. Effectively, it is the fast track to membership success. Intuitively, we all know that members using the association's services is good, but seeing the statistics to support it highlights the critical nature in the membership life cycle of member engagement. More

Mission driven or people driven?
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Anna Caraveli writes, "Is your organization mission or people driven? Are the two mutually exclusive or can they coexist? I am confused. The claim of being 'mission-driven' has increasingly been cropping up in our conversations with association executives. 'Everything in our strategic plan is guided by our mission,' I am often told. There is a definite sense of pride in this claim. I am not sure what it means but I am beginning to suspect that some of these executives derive more pride in showcasing mission-related initiatives than in solving practical member problems."

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
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Why does your organization exist? What makes you want to get out of bed evert morning? Why should anyone care? Human motivation author Simon Sinek maps out a simple process by which you can lead and inspire from the inside-out. More

5 technologies to adopt for your event
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Looking for ways to improve engagement and participation at your association's events? Several technology options that will enhance and bring added value to your event are available. Here are a few options AMR Management Services association clients have implemented. More

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