Upcoming Events

July 9, 2015
Webinar - Association Essentials: Understanding IRS Form 990

July 10, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon - Accelerate Your Impact

July 29, 2015
Webinar - Millennials In. Boomers Out. (Eventually)

August 6, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon – Harnessing and Engaging Your Volunteers

August 8-11, 2015
ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition

August 18, 2015
Webinar - Fearless Whistleblower Risk Management

September 11, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon – Online Education Trends and Positioning



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Accelerate Your Impact - Learn With Leaders Luncheon
Learn to understand the five steps to building and sustaining a culture of innovation within your association that is prepared to handle transitions, turbulence, and the difficult political landscapes. Amy Humble, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at HumbleBarlow Leadership, is the speaker at the July 10 Learn With Leaders Luncheon. Be sure to take the time to complete Amy's survey that will be a significant part of her presentation. More information and registration.

CSAE 2015 Member Awards
CSAE presented its 2015 member recognition awards during the recent conference. Greg Williams, BA, MA, MBA, RPA, RedPoint Resources received the Association Professional of the Year Award. Ann Marie Cole, Senior Sales Manager, Embassy Suites-Loveland received the Associate of the Year award. The awards were presented by CSAE President Jama Rice, MBA, CAE, Museum Store Association. See more details.

Conference Presentation Downloads
Several of the presentations from the Annual Conference are not available for downloading. Some speakers have not yet provided copies, but when they do, the presentations will be added to the web site.

Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor Contact Information
Need to contact an exhibitor from this year's conference for more information. You can get the contact information by clicking here.

Group Membership Discount Program
If you’re looking to extend CSAE’s expert education, peer-to-peer community building, and “Wow!” experiences to more of your staff and save money at the same time, you should take a look at CSAE’s new Association Group Membership Discount Program that goes into effect July 1.  Membership discounts are based on the number of staff members you choose to include from your organization. Download the details here.

New Board, Officers
New officers and board members were elected at the June 12 CSAE Annual Meeting. Newly elected directors are Dot Wright, Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado; Keith Segundo, Limitless Association Solution Resource; Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado; and Devon Binder, CMM, CMPMark Williams, Apartment Association of Metro Denver is the new Secretary-Treasurer. Jama Rice, MBA, CAE Museum Store Association, is President. Greg Williams, BA, MA, MBA, RPA, Principal, Redpoint Resources, LLC, is Past President. Brian Stockman, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is President-Elect

July 9 Webinar: Understanding Form 990
For any association executive, the 990 can be a powerful asset for past performance reflection, a snapshot of current standing or even a discussion starter for where the organization wants to go. Yet many may feel a bit uncertain about its different parts and what they mean. This webinar is ideal for those who would like to build confidence in their competency when working with this tax document. More information.

New Compensation Survey Report Available
The 2015 Association Executive Compensation and Benefits Survey report is now available. The new survey measured compensation levels, fringe benefits, personnel practices and benefits practices in 26 states, including Colorado. The survey covers executive and staff positions, budget size, association type, and regional location. The report is presented in two sections, one covering the entire 26 states participating and the other covering only the state of Colorado. View the table of contents. Purchase the survey report.

CSAE Offers New Qualified Association Specialist Program
SAE has partnered with the Florida Society of Association Executives to offer a new, affordable educational program for association industry professionals. The online Qualified Association Specialist (QAS) Certificate Program provides a broad base view of the principles in association management for all staff. CSAE members receive the special member rates. Click for registration and more information.

CSAE Now CMP Preferred Provider
CSAE has been designated as a CMP Preferred Provider. If a program offered by CSAE meets the requirements for continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential, it will be identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo and will include the number of CE credits attendees will receive for participating. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.conventionindustry.org.

THE RACE IS ON! CSAE 500 Recruitment Campaign!
Recruit the most new members by the December 2015 Holiday Luncheon and WIN BIG! There are 4 amazing prizes for those current CSAE members who bring in the best results, including a drawing for prize pack to the 2016 Nascar Sprint Cup Race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! Campaign details.  Check Who's on the Leader Board.


In the News

2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo
From August 8-11, ASAE is expecting nearly 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals to come together for the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will be at Detroit’s newly-renovated Cobo Center. The three-day event includes powerful networking, thought-provoking education sessions, and innovative business solutions. For details, visit the ASAE Annual Meeting web site.


Other Resources

Colorado Golf Guide - 2015

Need a venue for that upcoming golf event? Check out the Executive Memo Colorado Golf Guide. Download the guide in PDF Format.

CSAE Resource Directory
A listing of supliers of various products and services to associationsl. Download it here.

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About CSAE!

Colorado Society Association Executives (CSAE) was founded in 1952 and is the "association of associations" for more than 250 association professionals. CSAE brings together association leaders to foster professional and personal excellence through unique learning opportunities that inspire members to achieve more and guide associations into the future.

CSAE's total membership is composed of educators, CEOs, and staff executives of international, national, regional, state and local organizations, as well as companies who provide products and services to these associations.

CSAE provides association management education, information exchange, member services, and issues advocacy to its members and advances the public service value of association to the public.

View the brief  Orientation to CSAE PDF presentation.




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