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A Year of Accomplishment and Foundation for the Future — a message from outgoing ISAE President Molly Hall|
2014 was a very good year for ISAE and its members, and your hard-working staff, board and committees have implemented, or are taking steps on a number of initiatives to serve everyone better.
I am proud of the excellent professional development this organization provides that benefit both association members and industry partners. The quality of lunch programs, workshops, and annual conference sessions is excellent and the many networking events help us to learn from each other while we have fun!
Your board of directors and staff have taken a hard look at the value of membership and how ISAE can better serve you – all of you. Read the entire letter here
Register for the online seminar: UBIT – What You Need to Know
Understanding unrelated business income tax (UBIT) can be overwhelming, and structuring a revenue stream incorrectly can be time-consuming and costly. If you have been told to stay away from unrelated business income, you have been told wrong. This 60-minute session will discuss how unrelated sources of income can boost your organization and provide needed resources for your mission and provide an understanding regarding the numerous exceptions to unrelated business income and how they apply to your organization. Click here for more details or to register.
*DEADLINE to order your LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORIES is this FRIDAY, JAN. 30!
Scholarships available for first-time Institute attendees
The Illinois Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives, to offer two $500 partial-tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2015 sites. The two scholarships, available to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13.
ASAE Power of A Awards
ASAE created the Power of A Awards to showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions. Associations are involved in activities every day that make a substantial, positive impact on our lives. Enter the 2015 Power of A Awards today and gain recognition for your association's valuable work. Click here for more information or to enter.
This year American Associations Day will take place on March 18-19 in Washington, D.C. This year’s sessions will feature briefs on timely issues like tax reform and protecting government attendance at association conferences. In addition, you will get valuable face time with colleagues from your home state, association CEOs, the ASAE Board of Directors and other leaders in the association community. For more information, including details on a scholarship offer, click here.
ISAE would like to extend a welcome to our newest members:
Zach Hansen, MyEventApps
John Buehner, CMS, State of Illinois
The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
White house still open to corporate tax overhaul
Tax reform top priority for Senate finance
IRS realignment should expedite EO applications
PA bill would impact charities’ real estate tax breaks
Read the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.
Always keep up with ISAE through the ISAE Blog.
What a customer-driven association might look like
A recent report from a nonprofit software maker suggests that associations are going to become increasingly customer-driven, not just member-driven. Does the road to increased revenue run through technology offerings? Here’s a hypothetical to get your brain moving.
The future of association management systems
What’s the future of AMS? This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. You get a different answer depending on who you speak with, but put on the spot were five of the industry’s leading AMS provokers for a panel discussion at ASAE’s 2014 Technology conference, held in December at the Gaylord National Harbor just outside of Washington D.C. Here’s is some of what transpired.
Refining your segmentation strategy
By Michael J. Berens
Chances are your association's 2015 business plan includes goals to grow membership and increase revenues. It also probably outlines some strategies for how you're going to accomplish those goals, like developing new programs, increasing member engagement, and targeting potential new members and/or donors. Associations have a host of marketing and communications tools available to help them achieve the latter, but they don't always make the fullest use of them. If your association is one of those, make this the year you fine-tune your outreach efforts.
What makes members volunteer and keeps them coming back
We talk a lot about member engagement. Two research studies on volunteer motivations and experiences offer new clues about how to find and keep happy member volunteers at your association.
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Are you using surveys all wrong?
Most often we turn to data and surveys to get answers about our members — but those methods, too often, are not designed to answer the kind of questions we are asking.
6 steps for handling member complaints
Despite an association’s best efforts, complaints happen. But no matter what the cause, unhappy members are still members and it’s important for associations to try and make them happy again. If you’re thinking, “easier said than done,” then take a look at these six steps for handling member complaints.
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