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Scholarships and Awards
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Scholarships — CAE and Conference Scholarships
MASAE is accepting applications from qualified members for the financial support of those selected members to further their professional education in the association industry. For more information, click here. To download the forms, click the scholarship name link below:
CAE Scholarship Form
Conference Scholarship Form

Awards of Merit —
Distinguished Service, Points of Light and Positive Impact Awards

MASAE announces their annual call for nominations and encourage application for three very important awards. For more information, click here. To download the forms, click the award name link below:
Distinguished Service Form
Points of Light Form
Positive Impact Form

2012 MASAE Calendar of Events

Date Event More Information
July 17 Webinar: Relationship Marketing with Ron Rosenberg Information
Sept. 20 Best Practices for Effective Facilitation Information
Nov. 28-29 MASAE Annual Conference & Exhibition: Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, N.J. Information

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Research to raise your association government relations ROI
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The country's 72,000 trade associations are responsible for much of the $16.4 billion spent over the past five years to influence the U.S. Congress. Annually, association boards approve significant government relations budgets to advance their legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. Associations also have bolstered their budgets to include advocacy at the state and regional level, acknowledging that success with members of Congress now includes swaying the opinions of their constituents. But with all this focus on affecting outcomes on Capitol Hill, there is one elusive key piece for ultimate success: knowing what works and what doesn't. More

Are you a mobile-friendly association?
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Depending on whom you believe, technology research firm Gartner or Morgan Stanley, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide by either 2013 or 2014. Emarketer says adults already spend more time on mobile devices each day than they do with print media. We are entering a post-PC world. Here are four options for going mobile. More

4 steps to making attendees your social media evangelists
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While most associations use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to push out information about their meetings, many event professionals don't realize that social media can be even more powerful when attendees — rather than the organizers — become the evangelists for the event. The following are four steps that can help get attendees to spread the word about your events. More

What makes for a happy nonprofit board?
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The composition of a nonprofit board of directors can range widely. No matter the makeup of your governance, a nonprofit management team should use it to its utmost benefit. But what makes a happy, or effective, nonprofit board of directors? While there could be a different answer for every organization, here are 10 ways to have a happy board that would apply to most. More

Archiving your association's history
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Every association has a history, but many couldn't tell you what it is. An archiving effort can preserve and showcase members' shared past, renewing loyalty and commitment to the mission. More

The most productive way for executives to leverage social networks
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The challenges of leading in this highly volatile and uncertain time — what the acronym specialists call our VUCA world — get a lot of attention these days. But much of the analysis about what you need to drive strong results often overlooks an emerging and important core competence of top performing leaders. Let's call it networking acumen — the mindset and skill set that is fast becoming a "must have" to bolster a leader's agility and confidence in navigating today's choppy waters. In fact, networking is key to how leaders learn — and it grows more relevant with each business quarter. More

4 areas where most associations are underutilizing their AMS
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When one meets with association management software vendors to discuss their products and companies, typically you should ask them, "What advice would you give your current customers in order to get more value from your product?" Invariably the response is, "Our customers don't know what they don't know. They're not using nearly as much of the software as they could." More

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May 21, 2012
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