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Vote Now in 2020 FSAE Board Elections

The FSAE Board of Directors currently has three (3) 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 Tuesday, May 26 at Midnight.

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FSAE Annual Conference Update: Safety Plans

Last week we sent out a survey to our executive and associate members to gauge where members are in regards to your own conferences as well as your comfort level on attending any conferences or meetings, including the FSAE Annual Conference this July. We had 350 participate and we want to thank everyone who gave us feedback!

What we learned from the survey is that members are pretty comfortable (29%), not sure (20%) or nervous about the idea (29%) of attending FSAE20. The biggest concerns are the safety measures that will be in place onsite as well as what happens as the state begins to re-open. Safety is our biggest concern too. We are working closely with the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek staff to ensure social distancing and minimal contact policies are in place, so provided the state is in Phase 3 of re-opening, we will have Annual Conference this July. Register Now

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Frank Rudd Featured in Fluent in Floridian Podcast

FSAE President & CEO Frank Rudd was recently featured on the Fluent in Floridian podcast, produced by SalterMitchell PR. In the podcast, Frank discusses the importance of associations - especially in these difficult times, as well as how FSAE is helping our members. Check it out:

Frank Rudd Podcast

May Virtual Events - Virtual Food Drive

For several years, the FSAE Young & Emerging Professionals Committee has hosted a food drive to support local food banks around the state at our May events. Just because our events are now virtual, they didn't want to cancel the drives - especially now that food banks are used more than ever to support families affected by the economy and schools not meeting in-person. Please join us for the FSAE YEP Virtual Event - Virtual Food Drive to donate to your local food bank.

VIRTUAL EVENT - VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE
Hosted by the FSAE Young & Emerging Professionals Committee

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2020 Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

2019 FSAE Award WinnersNominate your peers to be recognized for their service and commitment to FSAE and the association industry.

Deadline: May 8

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FSAE Joins Statewide PPE Supply Drive - How You Can Help

 PPE DriveFSAE is partnering with our members from the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center/Florida College of Emergency Physicians to help make sure emergency room doctors, nurses and first responders throughout the state have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to safely do their jobs and take care of us. Our goal is to connect our members’ members/contacts (your members) with their staff to coordinate local donations of supplies of any masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, shoe/head covers, eye protection, etc. that your members may have that aren’t currently being used. 

Donate Smarter has also joined the campaign accepting monetary donations to help facilities buy PPE supplies with their Every Hero Needs a Mask campaign.

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Call to Action: Sign-On Letter to Congress and the Administration

FSAE is working with ASAE and other states to petition Congress and President Trump to include professional and trade associations in phase 4 of the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and we need your help.

ASAE has authored sign-on letters to Congress and the Trump Administration and we ask your organization to add its name by tomorrow, Thursday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

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CARES Act – COVID-19 Stimulus Package Update for Associations

On Friday, March 27 the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing over $2 trillion for emergency aid to Americans and businesses. The Act does allow relief for 501(c)(3) non-profits, but unfortunately 501(c)(6) organizations were omitted from this round of relief.

However, The US Chamber reports that most 501(c)(6)s are eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans through the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. “This program has been in place, but was modified in this stimulus package,” The Chamber states. “One modification is that (c)(6)s can apply for a modest $10,000 advance to help with payroll, and that $10,000 does not have to be repaid.”

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COVID-19 Update from FSAE

A message from Frank Rudd:

I hope this email finds you healthy and well during the COVID-19 crisis. This is truly an unprecedented time and our thoughts are with all of our members. We know you are all struggling to find some normalcy in the chaos and that our Associate friends are all struggling to keep the doors open. We have never needed each other more - and I know our association community and FSAE family will emerge stronger from this turmoil.

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Leading Your Association in a New, Remote Environment

By Jennifer Norman, Novi AMS

With so much uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, you as a leader of your association, have the opportunity to provide some balance and normalcy for your employees.

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COVID-19 Update: March Events

FSAE continues to monitor updates from the CDC and government officials in regards to COVID-19 and events/gatherings. With the most recent update, and being cautious of the health and safety of our members and staff, the March Power Luncheon has been cancelled and the March CEO Roundtable has been postponed.

In regards to our April meetings, we will make a determination soon as more information is available. Like you, we are taking this day by day, and doing the best we can with the information we have.

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Help Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Member

Move Associations ForwardNow is your chance to join the leadership to move the association industry forward!

Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 6, 2020. 

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.

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A Message on the Coronavirus

A Message on the Coronavirus from FSAE President/CEO Frank Rudd:

FSAE, like everyone else, is closely watching the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects in Florida and the nation. We understand the concerns for the health and safety of yourself, your staff and your members, as well as the financial impact we all hope to avoid. We know that our Associate Members are feeling the pain of travel cancellations during this busy spring-break season, and our Executives are concerned about meetings planned around the state in the next several months.

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CDC Guidelines on Events

The CDC has released guidelines for large meetings or community gatherings. They aren't advising against travel or meetings, but do recommend planners are prepared before, during and after an event.

Planning tips, resources and updated information can be found on the link below:

cdc guidelines

CAE Update from ASAE

CAE The 2019-20 CAE Commission Chair Donte P. Shannon, CAE shared 2020 updates on the CAE application and renewal process. Updates include:

  • Ethics Requirement upon Renewal
    Starting in 2020, anyone renewing their CAE will be required to fulfill one of their 40 credits with an ethics-focused credit. This credit is included in the 40 required every three years. You will not need an additional credit to renew. Education that meets CAE credit criteria and has “ethics” in the title or official description will count towards the requirement.

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fsae.org Pro Tip - Online Community

FSAE Pro-TipHave an association management question? Ask your peers in the FSAE Online Community!

The Online Community is for FSAE Members only. The link can be found under the Membership tab in the top navigation, or on the member landing page after logging in.

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Member News - Feb 2020

  • Member News Feb 2020Congratulations to FSAEs newest CAEs
  • Beth Brunner Retires
  • Michael Sittig Announces Retirement
  • Amanda Bowen named to Florida Trend's Business Person to Know
  • Pauline Navarro new Director of Event Sales for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Several FSAE Members Named to Girls on the Run Board of Directors
  • Aegis Business Technologies Named to Managed Service Provider 500

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Show Yourself Some Love ❤️ Register Now for the FSAE 2020 Women's Summit

FSAE 2020 Women's Summit Registration is Open!

Womens Summit EMPOWERED 2020

Join us for the second annual FSAE Women’s Summit - EMPOWERED 2020 on May 8 at the FSU Alumni Center! The Summit features inspiring speakers, informative panels, networking and strengthening women leaders in association management. After all, the Best Way to Direct Your Future is to CREATE It!

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2020 Grant Applications Now Open!

Stretch Your Budget

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 $18,900 - up to 35 grants are available! Learn More

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NEW: Online, Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking

ASA Compensation SurveyIntroducing NEW Online, Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking

Gain access to the only 24/7/365 online compensation benchmarking tool designed exclusively for executives of professional, trade and service-centric associations, nonprofits and association management companies. 
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FSAE is partnering with our sister state societies through Association Societies Alliance (ASA) to offer an online, real-time compensation survey and benchmarking platform. Participation in the survey is always free. During our initial launch, salary reports are free as well. And reports are available as an Excel Spreadsheet or formatted PowerPoint. Get Started!

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