Upcoming Events

April 28, 2015
Webinar: Implementing a Strategic Relationship Plan

May 1, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon – All Doctors Should Be Patients

May 28, 2015
Webinar: Insights Into Engaging Your Association Members

June 4, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon – Guidelines for Ethical Behavior

June 10-12, 2015
CSAE Annual Conference

August 8-11, 2015
ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Conference Hotel Reservation Deadline is May 5


All Doctors Should be Patients-May 1 Learn With Leaders Luncheon
All of us who work for associations and non-profits have varying responsibilities to recruit, retain, facilitate, and/or manage volunteers in our organizations. Can our own experiences as volunteers help us within our own organizations? Do we know what it’s like to say, “yes” to a voluntary assignment? Have we experienced first-hand what works and what doesn’t as a volunteer? It is common knowledge that doctors with the best “bedside manners” often go out of their way to experience service from the patient’s point of view. This session will explore what association executives have learned from their our own volunteer experiences, and how they have applied those skills to advance their organizations’ missions. More information. Registration.

Webinar-Implementing a Strategic Relationship Plan
Presented by John Barnes, President of Barnes Association Consultants, this April 28 webinar will take you through a step-by-step process to develop a strategic relationship plan for your association’s outreach activities. More information and registration.

CSAE Award Nominations
CSAE is now accepting nominations for its annual recognition awards, Association Professional of the Year and Associate Member of the Year. The awards will be presented June 11 at this year’s Annual Conference. This is your opportunity to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession and to CSAE. More information. Download the nomination form.

CSAE Announces Conference Scholarship Availability
To encourage education and development among CSAE Professional Members, CSAE is offering a scholarship to a Professional Member interested in attending the annual conference. The scholarship includes complimentary registration as well as a $500 prepaid credit card to offset the cost of two nights lodging, travel costs and incidentals. Colorado residents who are Professional Members of CSAE and who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must complete the scholarship form in full by the deadline of April 13, 2015. Download the application form.

THE RACE IS ON! Announcing the 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.

Conference Hotel Reservations
The Fort Collins Marriott is the host hotel for the 2015 annual conference. The reservation deadline is May 5. You can make your reservations online or by phone. More Information.

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.

Coloradans Receive CAE
Three Coloradans have recently received their Certified Association Executive credential. They are Kimberly A. Gill, CAE, Executive Director , Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Colorado; Brian S. Green, CAE, Senior Manager, IT and Web Services , National Business Officers Association ; and Spenser Villwock, LEED AP, MNM, CAE; CEO, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain. These newly credentialed industry leaders are now amongst a class of more than 4,000 of their industry peers.

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White Paper on Engaging Young Professionals
Challenged by engaging young professionals in your organization? To help associations deal with this challenge, Association Laboratory, Inc. has issued a new white paper, Engaging Young Association Members, based on input from a group of 35 young association executives who are actively working on identifying and engaging young professionals in their trade and professional associations. The white paper introduces commonly faced challenges to young professional engagement, identify common factors for successful engagement strategy and assess the most likely barriers to success. It provides critical information to help determine how the next generation entering a profession or industry is similar or different from preceding generations and how association strategy and mindsets need to be adapted to engage young professionals as association members. Click here to download a copy of the white paper.

Report Identifies Concerns for Associations
Key trends and factors affecting associations have been highlighted in a newly issued white paper Looking Forward 2015 An Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry. The white paper is based on a recent environmental scanning survey of association executives and management conducted by Association Laboratory which identified major areas of concern to associations such as lower meeting or event attendance, lower member retention, and customizing content for different audiences. Topics addressed included globalization, economic conditions, information management, government activities and workforce management. Click here to download the white paper. A Colorado-specific version will be available in the near future.

Meetings and Events Guide - 2015

Discover the perfect Colorado location for your next meeting or event in this special section from the Executive Memo focusing on Colorado resorts and hotels. Download 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.

For Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities, Download the 2015 Media Kit.

Be A Conference Exhibitor

Increase your presence in the association market by exhibiting at the 2015 Conference. Download the exhibitor information sheet.