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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:


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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.

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:


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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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#FSAE18 Registration Now Open!

Making Waves: Adapting to Changing Tides
July 11-13 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

"The only thing that is constant is Change."

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2018 BIG Tickets Now Available

The FSAE Foundation’s BIG Tickets are your chance to win a spectacular vacation package from our participating donors! Ticket purchases are available for a suggested donation of $25 now through Annual Conference. The BIG Ticket drawing will take place during the Closing Session on Friday, July 13 and you don’t have to be present to win!

$25 each or Buy 4 Get 1 Free!  Choose any combination:

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Welcome Trevor Maddox

FSAE is excited to announce our new Education & Events Manager, Trevor Maddox, CMP!

Trevor joined FSAE in February 2018 as our Education and Events Manager. A professional planner with a wealth of experience, she most recently worked as a conference manager at the Florida Institute of CPAs. Previously, she was the senior meeting planner at the Florida Engineer Society and Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers.

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2018 Grant Applications Now Open

The FSAE 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 $16,630 - potentially as many as 28 grants are available - including two new grant opportunities: Hilton Diversity & Inclusion Grant and the MemberClicks Small Staff Grant!

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January Power Luncheon Kicks Off 2018

The January Power Luncheon kicked off 2018 on a positive note with over 140 attendees!

Thank you to our CAE/CEO session and luncheon speaker Sheri Jacobs and to our sponsor Hyatt Hotels in Florida!

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Foundation 2017 Annual Report Now Available

The 2017 Foundation Annual Report is now available online - and soon to be delivered with your January/February Source Magazine! See how the Foundation contributions are spent to improve FSAE programs and your professional development.

Thank you Rapid Press for sponsoring the Report!

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Centennial Bank Small Change Match Raises $500.90!

The Centennial Bank Small Change Matching raised $500.90 at January Power Luncheon! Thank you to all attendees who participated and Thanks Centennial Bank for your continued support of the Foundation!

Thank you Centennial Bank!

FSAE 2017 Year in Review

In 2017, FSAE reached over 1,100 members- with over 600 Association Executives - and we're continuing to grow. In addition, we've offered 41 in-person events and 25 webinars totaling 100 CAE credit hours and 20 CMP hours so far this year.

We have even more planned for 2018! 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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Centennial Bank Small Change Matching Raises $1,430

The Centennial Bank small change matching for the FSAE Foundation has raised $1,430 total for 2017 since starting the partnership in August. Small (and large) change collected during the FSAE Power Luncheons helpfund the Foundation's educational and grant initiatives for association management professionals. Thank you all!

Total raised and matched for August Power Luncheon: $306

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FSAE is Seeking Conference Locations for 2021-2023

RFP Response Deadline: January 12, 2018

What better way to book business at your property or location than to show it off to prospective buyers? Hosting an FSAE Annual Conference allows you to do just that!

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