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Oct. 27
2014 October Membership Lunch and Learn

Nov. 24
2014 November Membership Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting


ISAE Highlights

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

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!

ISAE would like to extend a welcome to our newest members:
Dee Dee Gellerman, Illinois Farm Bureau

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.

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 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.

ASAE Inroads
The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
  • Ebola U.S. airport scans begin
  • 2015 ACA marketplace enrollment begins
  • Power of A video debuts online
  • CEO update association leadership awards
  • Power of A Alliance Forum focuses on government employees and meetings

  • Read the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.

    Industry News

    What happens to key actions and decisions after a board meeting?
    By William D. Pawlucy
    How much time, care and preparation do we put into board meetings? If we attempted to put a value on the cost of holding and executing a board meeting, the costs would be in the tens of thousands of dollars when you factor in volunteer leader and staff time. Why does a well-run and well-thought-out meeting sometimes fall short when it comes to action? Instead of a minute taker do we need a project manager?
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    Leadership in liminal times
    Harvard Business Review Blog Network
    Organizations must also periodically go through such wrenching times of transition, and it is during such liminal times that leaders have their greatest impact. They must manage to both craft the new world with smart strategy, often in the wake of disruption, and cause the organization to embrace the required change.
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    Membership pros' love/hate relationship with AMS systems
    Associations Now
    The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software. An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization — and also a possible source of frustration.
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    Lifecycle marketing: The foundation for membership marketing
    Membership Marketing Blog
    Membership is all about relationship. There is a marketing lifecycle that you need to keep in mind. In membership, the marketing lifecycle segments the membership experience into five consecutive steps.
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    Infographic: Do millennials prefer virtual meetings?
    Midcourse Corrections
    Conventional wisdom says that millennials prefer virtual and digital meetings over face to face ones. But according to an infographic compiled by CT Business Travel and NeoMam Studios, 78 percent of Gen Xers and 80 percent of millennials say they actually prefer in-person communication with their colleagues.
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    Overhaul your social media marketing strategy with these basic approaches
    Your social media strategy will need to evolve with the times and cannot be the result or some replica of a common and worn out approach. Success requires intelligence, an understanding of real data and attentiveness to trends and audience behavior. As you begin to tweak your strategy for tackling the current landscape, here are 4 key things you must consider for running effective campaigns.
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    Associations still trying to get by with one-size-fits-all messaging
    Association Adviser
    Job growth and other economic indicators are improving every quarter, but have association membership levels followed suit? According to our recent unscientific poll of Association Adviser readers, most associations (83 percent) are within 10 percent of their pre-recession membership levels. Not bad, but many wonder if they’ll fully return to the flush days before the global financial crisis. In fact, one in six respondents (17 percent) told us “we’re never going back to those days.”
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