Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 31
Webinar: Taming the Email Beast

August 1, 2014
Learn With Leaders Luncheon: News, Technology, and Associations

Thursday, August 7
Webinar: What Do You Say? Communicating Across Barriers, Around Conflict and Over Clutter

Tuesday, August 27
Webinar: Making Projects Work – the Five Crucial Conversations for Flawless Execution

September 4, 2014
Learn With Leaders Luncheon:
The Informed Association


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August 1 Learn With Leaders Luncheon
Join 9NEWS Evening News Anchor Kyle Clark as he explores how the news business is changing rapidly due to technology and how associations with important stories to tell can most effectively bring attention to the work they are doing. Information and registration at News, Technology, and Associations.

Special Resource Guides
Find event venues and speakers in two special reprints from the CSAE Executive Memo. These resource guides, Meetings and Events and Speaker Profiles are available for downloading in PDF format.

Conference Photos
Relive the conference or see what you might have missed. Photos from the 2014 Conference begin here.

CSAE Presentations and Handouts
Many of the 2014 Annual Conference presentations and handouts can be downloaded by clicking here.


The Effect of Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation on Associations
If you have Canadian members, Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation may impact your email communications. The new law requires anyone living in Canada to whom you wish to send a Commercial Electronic Message (CEM) to give you opt-in permission to do so. Click for more details.

CSAE Announces 2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors
President: Roberta Herman, MBA, CAE, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
President-Elect: Jama Rice, CAE, Museum Store Association??
Secretary/Treasurer: Laurie Traetow, CAE, CPA, American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Past President: Greg Williams, MBA, MA, Redpoint Resources, LLC
Directors: Pam Brasch, Suzuki Association of the Americas; Ann Marie Cole, Embassy Suites - Loveland; Greg Fulton, Colorado Motor Carriers Association; Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado; Stacy Long, Breckenridge Convention & Visitors Bureau; Rhonda Scurek, American Numismatic Association; Christa Stratton, MBA, CAE, The Geological Society of America; and Mark Williams, Apartment Association of Metro Denver.

Michael Gifford , Greg Fulton, Rhonda Scurek, Pam Brasch, and Ann Marie Cole were elected to the Board at the Annual Meeting.

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
Learn from120+ education sessions and the Association Solutions Marketplace, with more than 400 business service providers, at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Then connect with peers at networking events with entertainers, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, and Phil Vassar. Get strategies and innovative ideas to forward your organization. Register today.

Continuing Education Bill Becomes Law
Governor Hickenlooper has signed HB 14-1136 into law. What this means for you is that your association can continue to provide continuing education programs and credits to your members and to nonmembers in support of your mission without direct oversight by the Division of Occupational Education in the Colorado Commission of Higher Education. Read more about the legislation

Food for Thought

Improve Outcomes at the Board Retreat by Bob Harris, CAE -- Most organizations plan an annual retreat to empower the board of directors with information and inspiration and to transfer information to the leadership. How do you improve your retreats? Bob Harris suggests starting by setting higher expectations and building anticipation. For more tips on making your more retreat more effective, read the complete article.

Cleared for Takeoff! Flight Plan for the Strategic Plan—The planning retreat has ended. Everyone was enthusiastic about the new direction and ideas. But as the planning team returns to their offices --- most forget their commitment to the new strategic plan. But, now you’re cleared for takeoff. Bob Harris, CAE presents a flight plan for integrating the strategic plan. Read the complete article.

Other Resources

CSAE 2013 Association Executive Compensation and Benefits Study Available
Conducted in the spring of 2013, the survey measured compensation levels, fringe benefits, personnel practices and benefits practices in 21 states, including Colorado. The 74-page report is presented in two sections, one covering the entire 21 states participating and the other covering only the state of Colorado. More information.

Association Meeting Space
If your association is looking for meeting space for those special off-site meetings, check with other CSAE member associations. We’ve started a list of member associations who have such space to get you started on your search. Click here for the list.

Association Management Companies
Information and a listing of CSAE-member Association Management Companies who provide association management services.

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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 video.

Speaker Profile Guide from the Executive Memo