Upcoming Events

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

June 4, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon – Inspire Integrity: Chasing An Authentic Life

June 10-12, 2015
CSAE Annual Conference

June 10, 2015
Webinar: Creating a Strategic Thinking Board: 25 Tips in 45 Minutes

June 12, 2015
CSAE Annual Meeting, Ft. Collins Marriott, Ft. Collins, CO.

June 23, 2015

Webinar: Turning Millennials Into Members

July 10, 2015
Learn with Leaders Luncheon

August 8-11, 2015
ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition



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Inspire Integrity: Chasing An Authentic Life – June 4 Learn with Leaders Luncheon
Dr. Corey Ciocchetti, JD, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver, encourages you to chase the truly important things in Audience members leave with a better sense of what it takes to develop character, set priorities, gain a big-picture perspective and chase an authentic life. More information. Registration.

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.

CSAE Annual Meeting and Election
The Annual Meeting of the Colorado Society of Association Executives will be held at 10:45 AM on June 12, 2015 at the Fort Collins Marriott, Fort Collins, Colorado for the purpose of Election of Candidates for Board of Director positions and Officer positions for the 2015 – 2016 year. View the Official Notice and Slate of Candidates.

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.

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.


Other Resources

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.

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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