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2019 FSAE at a Glance

2019 FSAE at a GlanceWe have exciting events planned for 2019 - including the bi-annual Think Tank, Annual Conference and luncheons around the state. Our 2019 FSAE at a Glance calendar is here to help you plan and make the most of your membership!

Our online calendar will have details as events get closer next year.

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2018 FSAE Year in Review

2018 Year in Review InfographicIn 2018, FSAE reached 1,124 members - with approximately 600 Association Executives - and we're continuing to grow. In addition, we've offered 45 in-person events and 26 webinars totaling 98 CAE credit hours and 20 CMP hours.

We have even more planned for 2019! Don't miss out on your opportunities for professional development, peer-to-peer networking and support for reaching your career goals.

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Direct the Future of FSAE as an Officer

Move Associations ForwardHelp Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Officer - The FSAE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations (self nominations only) for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve as Officers on the 2019-20 Board of Directors. 

Available Officer Seats: Chair-Elect (3-year commitment), Treasurer (1 year term) and Secretary (1 year term)

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Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success!

Toy Drive DonationsThe FSAE December Power Luncheon featured a toy drive for families most affected by Hurricane Michael. The drive was part of a city-wide effort through the REBUILD 850 initiative. FSAE members donated an overwhelming 117 toys for our neighbors in need! Thank you all for your participation and generosity!

FSAE staff delivered the five huge bags of toys to the collection site, where all 850 partners and Tallahassee residents were invited to fill the AMWAT truck for delivery. The truck was “at maximum capacity” with donations for families in counties most affected by the hurricane.

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FSAE Joins REBUILD 850

FSAE Joins REBUILD 850 to Help Panhandle Recovery Effort 
and Keep Region’s Needs “Front and Center”

Rebuild 850

In November, the FSAE Board of Directors approved the association to join REBUILD 850, an initiative to help areas of the Florida panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael. REBUILD 850 was recently launched by former Florida House Speakers Allan Bense and Will Weatherford to keep the continuing needs of communities in Florida’s Panhandle “front and center” and coordinate efforts for donations, volunteering and investing in the region.


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CAE Credit and Professional Development Opportunities

The end of the year is fast approaching. So is the deadline for CAE renewals and using professional development funds.

FSAE has several convenient, affordable opportunities for on-demand professional development and CAE credits:

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FSAE is Seeking Locations for 2019 Events

FSAE is seeking locations for our 2019 events - including our Central and South Florida Power Luncheons, Roundtables, CEO Retreat and Think Tank. This is a great opportunity to bring association executives to your property/location to experience it first hand, especially if you've undergone a recent renovation, are a new property or have something new to show off. Please download our 2019 RFP (Word Doc) to see if we're a good fit to assist you in your goals for booking association business.

We are working with Site Search, Inc. to find locations for our events, which are only possible with the support of our generous Associate Members, like you. As a hosting event sponsor, FSAE features your property/location in all event-related marketing and communications promotions and event attendees gain firsthand exposure to your property/location - which can result in additional business opportunities for you!

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2019 Call for Presentations Now Open

Educate Association Executives for the Next Era in Association Management

FSAE wants to ensure association executives are prepared to bring organizations into the next era through education that stimulates interactive discussions and audience engagement. We want attendees at all FSAE 2019 events to return to their associations with a fresh perspective, the ability to implement cultural change and the strategic capacity to deliver and act on new knowledge, no matter their level of association management experience.

 

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FSAE Isn't Successful Without YOU - Sign Up to Volunteer!

Volunteers and the service they provide Committees and Task Forces are vital to the success of FSAE and the FSAE Foundation!

If you want to be a part of our success, volunteer for our upcoming term of service: September 2018 - July 2019 (Annual Conference). Serve on a Committee or Task Force and you can participate in activities like:

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2018 Association Communications Benchmarking Report is Now Available

For seven years, FSAE has partnered with Naylor Association Solutions on the annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study -- providing a comprehensive look into the challenges associations continue to face in the ever-changing communications landscape.

We are happy to announce the report is now available to download.

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2018 FSAE Leadership Award Winners Announced

FSAE presented its most prestigious leadership awards at its recent Annual Conference held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Executive of the Year Award honors an association executive who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and dedication to advancing the association management profession. The Associate of the Year Award honors an association supplier whose dedication and leadership also advances the industry.  FSAE’s Rising Star Award honors an association professional and/or supplier member who contribute significant time and talent to ensure FSAE’s continued success.

FSAE also recognized organizations that support the association industry and local communities. Our Association of the Year and Supporting Associate Organization of the Year awards honor organizations that demonstrate outstanding efforts, excellence and innovation.

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Study Reveals Diversity and Inclusion are a Priority For Florida Associations and Provides Growth Opportunities

The Florida Society of Association Executives, partnering with the executive search firm Vetted Solutions, released the results of a survey on diversity and inclusion within its member trade and professional associations in Florida.

The survey is the first in Florida to analyze qualitatively the state of associations’ efforts to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their day-to-day operations and their staffing and strategic plans. The study results indicate that while Florida associations recognize diversity and inclusion are significant factors to an organization’s success, many are still working through the practical implementation to more fully realize their goals:

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Feed the Mind Book Drive at FSAE18

Feed the Mind Book Drive at FSAE18

Support the local community by donating your new or gently used book(s) for all ages to the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries! Books will be distributed to library branches throughout Broward County in most need of reading materials.
We are collecting books for all ages - children and adult, and welcome all types of books to promote the joy of reading. Bring your donation to the Feed the Mind Bookshelf in the Auction room, the Caribbean Ballroom of the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
Cash/checks for Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries will also be accepted onsite.

FSAE Foundation Trustees Announced


We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 FSAE Foundation Board of Trustees:

Officers

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Online Auction Open June 1 - 8

FSAE Foundation Online Auction Now Open
Auction Closes June 8 at 2 PM EST

The FSAE Foundation’s Auction has become one of the places to shop. Where else can you find such incredible items and fantastic trips?!? And now, you can browse and buy those items from the comfort of your living room with the Online Auction!

The Online Auction opens Friday, June 1 and closes Friday, June 8 at 2 pm EST. And it’s open to FSAE Members and Non-Members so tell your coworkers, friends & family about the fantastic deals available while supporting professional development and education in the association industry.

www.fsae.org/silentAuction

FSAE 2018 Election Results

Thank you for participating in our 2018 FSAE Board Elections. We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 Board of Directors:

Officers:

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2018 Grant Winners Announced

The FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2018 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 29 grants totaling $16,630 for professional development funding. Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible.

Hilton Diversity & Inclusion Grant
Kerry Gomez-Rios, Director of Member Relations, FL Dental Assn
Alonda Hill, Member Services Coordinator, Partners in Association Management

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2018 FSAE Board Elections - Vote Now!

Elections are now open for the FSAE Board of Director At-Large and Associate At-Large seats.

Executive members vote to fill the two (2) At-Large positions and Associate members vote for the one (1) Associate At-Large seat.

Executive At-Large Candidates are: Barney Bishop, Jason Carroll, Larry Darnell, Stephanie Thomas and Michele White

Associate At-Large Candidates are: Pete Anderson, Erin Ballas and Karl Kaufmann

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2018 Award Nominations Now Open

Nominate Your Peers for a 2018 Leadership Award
Deadline: May 11

Every year at Annual Conference we acknowledge FSAE members who stand out for their exemplary service to FSAE and the association management community. Our Leadership Awards recognize an Executive of the Year, Associate of the Year, Rising Stars, Association of the Year and Supporting Associate Organization of the Year. Now is the time to nominate your peers to be a 2018 recipient.

Here's How: 

  1. To nominate someone, just fill out this nomination form before May 11. You may nominate one person for each category, or just one category, but please no self-nominations. You may also submit a letter of recommendation with your nomination, but it's not required. 
  2. If possible, contact the person you nominated and ask them to complete the Candidate Response form. We need this information from each candidate to be considered for the award. But don't worry, staff will also contact candidates to make sure we have everything we need.
  3. Attend Annual Conference to see who wins.

The deadline for all nominations is Friday, May 11. But you don't really need that long - you already know who you'd like to get the award, so go ahead and tell us now:


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Let your Association Shine in the Silent Auction

Participate in the Association Gift Basket Challenge and be entered to WIN an Amazon Echo Dot!

The FSAE Foundation will be holding our annual Silent Auction this year in conjunction with the FSAE Annual Conference, July 11-13, 2018. The Auction Committee thought it would be fun to involve Association members in a new creative way: the Association Gift Basket Challenge!

We are asking each association to donate a fun basket that is themed around your Association and industry! What better way to learn more about what we all do, than to see and bid on industry themed gift baskets! If your association has a "difficult-to-theme-for-a-basket" industry, you can always choose an alternative theme - Kids, Pets, Movie Night, Wine and Cheese, Super Heroes, Legos! Be creative - remember this is a challenge and there are fun rewards.

Each basket will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Echo Dot.

Are your wheels turning? Here are some samples of baskets we have already received:



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