BLOG Pro-Tip: Member Mailing List

FSAE Pro-TipSeeking to broaden your direct mail marketing to associations?  There’s no better way to target the Florida association decision makers than by FSAE’s membership list! There are more than 600 association executives in FSAE who represent almost 300 Florida associations. They are eager to hear about new products, services, destinations and facilities. Learn more about the available options for physical mailing addresses of members:

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2024 Board Elections Open - Vote Now

Board ElectionsThe FSAE Board of Directors currently has two (2) At-Large positions to be filled by election of the FSAE Executive Membership and one (1) Associate At-Large position to be filled by election of the FSAE Associate Membership.
Voting ends Wednesday, June 5 at Midnight.

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2024 Grant Winners Announced

FSAE FoundationThe FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2024 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 20 grants totaling $11, 625 for professional development funding. Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible!

RB Oppenheim Associates (RBOA) Grant

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FSAE Destination Update: Visit Lauderdale

Visit Lauderdale: New Experiences Begin Here

Visit LauderdaleGive your group an unparalleled experience in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Unlock the potential of your next event at the newly enhanced Broward County Convention Center. Enjoy 800,000 square feet of redesigned space, including a sprawling 350,000-square-foot exhibit hall.

Choose from over 38,000 hotel rooms within 1.5 miles of the Convention Center District, offering waterfront luxury, boutique charm, or budget-friendly options. Treat your group to awe-inspiring culinary experiences, unforgettable teambuilding activities, and more.

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FSAE Referral Program - Share Your Love of FSAE!

FSAE Referral Program - Share Your Love of FSAE! heart

FSAE Members at ConferenceThe heart of FSAE is our peer-to-peer relationships and opportunities. Who do you know that could benefit from being part of this organization? Let's meet!

Share your love of FSAE and you could win $100 Cash! 
When the person you have referred joins FSAE before June 30, 2024, you are entered to win a drawing for $100 cash AND you get lots of love and recognition. The more people you recruit to join, the more entries you get to win. 
No time to recruit? No problem - we've got you covered too.

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Two FTC Rulings that Impact Associations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently passed two rulings that impact the association space: Business Impersonation / Fraud and Banning Non-Compete Agreements.

Business Impersonation / Fraud
The FTC Rule on Impersonation to combat scams was passed earlier this spring and went into effect April 1. Impersonation includes scammers selling fake membership lists or hotel room blocks. The FTC also shared new data on the most common ways consumers are targeted by these treacherous scams. Combined, reported losses to these impersonation scams topped $1.1 billion for the year, more than three times what consumers reported in 2020. Additionally, the ruling includes a method to report fraud, scams and bad business acts: 
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FSAE Leadership Award Nominations are Open

Nominate Your Peers to be Recognized for Their Service and Commitment to FSAE and the Association Industry.

Every year at Annual Conference, FSAE acknowledges 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. Learn More about Awards

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FSAE Board Nominations Now Open

Move Associations ForwardHelp Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Member

Now is your chance to join the leadership to move the association industry forward!

The FSAE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations (Self-Nominations only) for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve as Directors At-Large on the FSAE Board of Directors.

To apply, please review the criteria online and complete your nomination application by April 25. 

LEARN MORE Pro-Tip: Association Resources & Knowledge Hub

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The FSAE Knowledge Hub is our library of free downloadable content, including white papers, product guides, case studies, industry analysis and much more, provided by experts and vendors within the association industry. Check out our numerous resources at

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Destination Update: The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches

The Palm BeachesFrom world renowned resorts, modern hotels, and expansive outdoor spaces to the sprawling Palm Beach County Convention Center, find a perfect fit for every meeting size and need. The Palm Beaches offer a premier meetings experience, with over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 18,000 guestrooms, and a diverse collection of hotels, restaurants, and cultural attractions. 

Our rich cultural heritage, vibrant blend of cultures and coastal towns, and vivid natural landscapes inspire a unique signature flavor, showcasing the diversity of our local communities.

Read More Pro-Tip: Member Search

FSAE Pro-TipLooking for an FSAE Member? Check the Online Member Search

A searchable FSAE member database is available online for members only and it’s always up to date with the latest information. Search for a person by name or company, or if you aren’t sure who you’re looking for – use the Advanced Search tab. This lets you search by industry type, location and more.

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FSAE Announces Hester Ndoja as President/CEO


Hester NdojaTallahassee, FL (February 21, 2024) --  The Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), a prominent organization dedicated to professional development in association management, proudly announces the appointment of Hester Ndoja, CAE as the new President/CEO.

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Service Update: XSITE Tallahassee

XSITE Tallahassee - May 8, 2024 - Dunlap Champions Club

XSITE TallahasseeTallahassee's First and Only All Appointment-Style Tradeshow

We're not like the big shows....XSITE provides an intimate format & productive connections. At every XSITE you can expect: Highly-Vetted & Qualified Planners with Florida Bound Business; up to 15 Face-to-Face Appointments; Multiple Networking Opportunities Including Our Popular After Party; CMP Credit - and more!

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FL House Tax Package and the Tourism Development Tax

A Message from Erin Ballas, FSAE Government Affairs Committee Chair

The House has released their tax package that contains some significate changes to Tourism Development Taxes. 

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Final FTC Rule on Government and Business Impersonation / Scams

David Grossman and Consumer Technology Association have been stalwart leaders in the effort to rid our communities of the spammers members fake membership list offers and/or impersonate our room blocks using our logos or spoofing our email domains. The FTC made a final ruling to help us protect our organizations and members from these scams. He is sharing this info with us below - 

Recently, the FTC issued its long-awaited final rule prohibiting the impersonation of government, businesses, and their officials or agents in interstate commerce. CTA is in the process of reviewing the text. It will become effective 30 days from the date it is published in the Federal Register. You can find the FTC's press release here, and the final rule text is available here.

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Member Article: Parallels in Account Management and Romantic Relationships

“I Just Called to Say I Love You” – The Parallels between Best Practices in Account Management and Romantic Relationships

By Laura Caputo, J.D. & John Bacon MBA

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2024 Grant Applications Now Open

FSAE Foundation GrantsFSAE Foundation Grants Extend Your Budget for Professional Development!

Get the professional development skills and hours you need - with a little help from your friends at FSAE. This year we're pleased to announce over $11,625 - up to 20 grants are available! Learn More

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FSAE in 2023

FSAE in 2023 was full of association management professionals and professional development education. We hope you'll join us for one of our many events & activities this year too :) See what's coming for 2024 here.

FSAE 2023 Year in Review

FSAE 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!

FSAE24 Conference Sponsor Opportunities

Connect with Florida’s Association Executives and make your brand more memorable when you participate in the FSAE Annual Conference as a sponsor. We have multiple opportunities to meet any budget to help you reach your target audience. Learn More

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Destination Update: The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches

The Palm BeachesThe Palm Beaches are where meeting spaces share the stage with vibrant communities and breathtaking natural beauty. Beyond the insights and connections gained within the boardroom, The Palm Beaches take care of the rest with inspiring venues, unique opportunities to connect, and Between-The-Sessions experiences that set meetings apart. More than 170 hotels offer 19,000+ total rooms, and 1,000,000 square feet of meeting space allows for groups of every size.

In The Palm Beaches, community partners and local flavor seamlessly become part of the meeting experience. Plan an evening team-building event to play at the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility, schedule a group CSR program at a renowned sea turtle rehabilitation facility or treat guests to a local food tour.

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