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2019 Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

2018 Award WinnersNominate Your Peers to be Recognized for Their Service and Commitment to FSAE and the Association Industry.

DEADLINE: MAY 10 

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.

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Taking the CAE Exam in May? Help is Available!

The Michigan SAE (MSAE) is offering two in-person Complete Review And Mentoring (CRAM) Sessions in April to help anyone taking the CAE exam this May. Sessions include a 200-question practice exam and test-taking approaches to help you succeed. The 20 hour program is ideal for anyone that is self-studying, anyone that is seeing the test again, or someone that needs 20 hours toward a future CAE application. Printed and digital flash cards are also for sale.

Sessions are April 11-13 in Baltimore and April 14-16 in Chicago.

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FSAE Board Nominations Close Mar 29

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

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

FSAE is seeking two (2) At-Large Directors (3-year term) and one (1) Associate At-Large Director (2-year term).

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The CAE: 2019 and Beyond

The Certified Association Executive: 2019 and Beyond

Lowell Aplebaum

By Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF
CAE Commission Chair, 2018-19
Published in January/February 2019 FSAE Source Magazine

As we enter 2019, we find the Certified Association Executive (CAE) continues to serve as our industry’s seminal credential. As of the end of 2018 there were over 4,300 Certified Association Executives. If you have kept an eye on association job boards over the past few years, you probably have noticed the trend of more employers seeking candidates that have their CAE.

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Congratulations to Our New CAEs!

CAECongratulations the six FSAE members who recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential:

Amanda Bowen, CAE; Vice President, Nancy D. Stephens & Associates, LLC, Tallahassee, FL
Jennifer Brown, CAE; Director, Membership & Communications, American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL
John Piland, CAE; CEO, Shriners International Headquarters, Tampa, FL
Gary Scarboro, CAE; Executive Director, American Institute of Architects Orlando, Orlando, FL
Alexis Simoneau, CAE; Novi Evangelist, Novi AMS, Orlando, FL
Kristi Spargo, CAE; Chief Staff Executive, Partners in Association Management, Tallahassee, FL

These members are part of a group 160 professionals to pass the CAE exam administered in December 2018. We are happy to report that all new CAEs in Florida are already FSAE members! We currently have 127 CAEs in the FSAE membership and there are more than 4,300 worldwide. 




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2019 Grant Applications Now Open

Stretch Your Budget2019 Grant Applications Now Open!

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 $17,600 - potentially as many as 31 grants are available! New this year: A Year of FSAE to attend Education Expo, Power Luncheons, Think Tank and take the Qualified Association Specialist online program. Learn More

Grants include funding to attend Annual Conference, earn CAE/CMP certifications, and special grants for communication staffers, Young Professionals, Small Staff, Under-Represented Diverse Groups and one specifically for a non-member (tell your friends!). 

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2018 Foundation Annual Report Now Available

2018 Foundation Annual ReportThe 2018 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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FSAE19 Hotel Reservations Now Open

FSAE19 Hotel Reservations Now Open

FSAE19: Ignite Your Inspiration

Make your plans now to attend FSAE19: Ignite Your Inspiration July 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront! Hotel reservations are open now. Registration opens March 1. 

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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 1,188 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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