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June 23
June Lunch & Learn

June 24
ISAExtra – Obed and Isaac's Beer Garden
French Lick Resort

July 16
ISAE Brownbag Lunch Round Table Discussion

July 30
ISAE Summer Session
Naperville CVB

Aug. 9-12
ASAE 2014 Annual Convention

ISAE Highlights

Monday is the June Membership Lunch and Learn
Monday, June 23 is this month's Lunch and Learn featuring Matt Tenney, keynote speaker for the 2014 Annual Convention. Tenney will be answering questions about his book and presentation, 'Serve To Be Great!' Bring your copy of Matt's book to have him sign it! The Lunch and Learn, sponsored by Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held at The State House Inn, 101 East Adams Street in Springfield, at 11:30 a.m. Register now.

Summer Session is coming!
Summer Session will be held Wednesday, July 30 - Friday, Aug. 1 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Don't hesitate to register now for the event.

ASAE Inroads
The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
  • More UBIT guidance needed, says IRS advisory panel
  • DOJ to review music licensing rules
  • Canada's anti-spam law takes effect July 1
  • FCC deluged with comments on Net neutrality
    Read the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.

    ISAE would like to welcome the following new members:
    Dennis Archer, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Industry News

    Use your association's data to make better decisions
    The blogosphere never stops telling you what your association should be doing: social media, content marketing, responsive Web design, the list goes on. Now, everyone is talking about data. We’ve always been slightly obsessed with member data; it helps us better understand members and, therefore, make better decisions. But now that we’re collecting more data than ever, where do we begin?
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    How to create an entirely unique, new conference experience
    Midcourse Corrections
    The conference market is saturated with commoditized information-driven attendee experiences. Most conferences are nothing more than status-quo, average, predictable information overloaded experiences. They reek of sameness. After you’ve attended a conference for the first time, it loses its freshness and excitement. It feels too familiar. So how can a conference set itself apart from other commoditized experiences?
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    Lisle, Chicago's Premier Western Suburb

    Lisle CVB is a DMAI-accredited convention and visitors bureau promoting the Hilton, Hyatt and Sheraton Lisle. Catch your breath and relax, our dedicated team offers personalized assistance in planning your meeting and event. We provide visitor guides, dining discount cards, group itineraries and many FREE conference services! Just ask!

    Does your association have a website succession plan?
    Michael J. Berens
    Of all the vehicles associations have to communicate with members and potential members, none has greater impact than the website. What does your website say about your association? Does it reflect your current leadership, vision and direction? Or is it a storage trunk of old and outdated information? Associations have poured vast amounts of resources into creating and updating their websites. And with good reason. Will visitors to your website see your association as an industry leader or as an industry laggard?
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    The rules of the new engagement: Do you have what it takes to engage?
    The Demand Perspective
    Customer engagement is uppermost in everyone's mind and certainly a perpetual strategic objective for associations. So why are they having such a hard time engaging their members and other customers? Contrary to popular misconceptions, engagement is not the same as participation.
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    Are CEOs necessary?
    Associations Now
    “Leaderless” organizations are in vogue these days, even if they have an imperfect track record. Still, looking at the problems leaderless organizations intend to fix can help define your leadership style.
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    4 ways to reward your members
    Your association provides benefits that can be very rewarding, but aren’t rewards by definition a little something extra? Here are some rewards that can make a difference and can really delight your members without creating a ton of extra work for you or breaking your budget.
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    How leaders win with strategic innovation
    By Scott Steinberg
    As modern leaders are aware, risk and uncertainty are on the rise today, and making mistakes is currently the No. 1 fear in the workplace. But if your organization wants to continually change, adapt and reinvent itself, it's worth noting that we must become comfortable with all of these factors and constantly seek ways to mitigate them. Granted, a certain level of discomfort will always be present in any new venture — but our worries can also serve as powerful motivators, indicators of new opportunities and driving forces that fuel continuing innovation.
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