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FSAE Salary Reports Free through Dec 31

Budget-Season is Here. Get the Facts on Salaries and Benefits for FL Associations

Salary Reports FREE Thru Dec 31 - Act Now!

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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New Member Benefit - Identity Guard

Identity Guard: Cyber & Digital Security


FSAE is partnering with Hunt Insurance Group to offer members Identity Guard Digital Halo - a cyber and digital security protection plan + peace of mind at a significant discount! 

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Association Leaders Receive Grants for Professional Development and Continuing Education

The Florida Society of Association Executives Foundation has granted over $9,980 this year to 17 professionals across Florida.  The members that received these grants will use the 2021 funds for professional development and educational opportunities that help advance their careers in the non-profit and association management industry.

MemberClicks GrantMemberClicks is proud to be a long-standing supporter of FSAE and the FSAE Grant Program. Association professionals do so much to advance their respective industries. They all deserve to advance professionally, and it’s a privilege to assist in the funding of that,” said Mark Sedgley, President and CEO of MemberClicks, a Personify Company.
Pictured: Meg Tereniak, Strategic Account Manager, MemberClicks, a Personify Company

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Diversity, Inclusion & Bias: Interview with FSAE Leaders

FSAE Chair Lonny Powell and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair Marsha Kiner, CAE were featured in  Dr. James Pogue's latest Diversity, Inclusion & Bias (DIBs) series podcast. Hear their thoughts on diversity issues in regards to FSAE, their organizations and their personal experiences in this video interview:


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2021 FSAE Board Elections Results

Thank you for participating in our 2021 FSAE Board Elections. We are pleased to announce our 2021-22 Board of Directors:


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2021 Grant Winners Announced

FSAE FoundationThe FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2021 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 17 grants totaling $9,980 for professional development funding. Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible!

MemberClicks Small Staff Association Grant

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Property and Destination Update

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach 

Wyndham Grand Clearwater BeachWyndham Grand Clearwater Beach offers over 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including our 10,632 square foot Dunes Ballroom with pre-function space, designed to host over 700 people and the area’s largest. With a total of 8 meeting rooms, divisible into 12 break-out rooms, we have the ideal space for any size meeting.  

Located less than 30 minutes from two international airports, Clearwater Beach is a top destination on Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. Our Pallavi Spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate after a day of meetings. And where else better to watch the sunset, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, than at our signature restaurant, Ocean Hai, designed to tempt your palate with exceptional dishes that express the local flavor.

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Property and Destination Update

Discover the Palm Beaches

Discover the Palm BeachesFrom well-appointed executive boardrooms, timeless hotel ballrooms, private outdoor rooftop terraces and spaces to the sprawling Palm Beach County Convention Center, The Palm Beaches offer a perfect fit for every meeting size and event need. Brandon Hall, CMP, and our award-winning Destination Services Team will be your right-hand in planning, and in finding the community partners who will bring innovative and engaging experiences to elevate your attendee’s experience.  Imagine having an artist producing a live installation in the exhibit hall, or a local coffee roaster serving coffee & tea to order out of an outfitted VW van in the pre-function areas.  It’s all within reach when you leverage our relationships and community to bring a local Palm Beaches touch to your event.

Learn more about the world-renowned hotels and meeting spaces we offer, our vibrant downtown meetings districts and the promotional offers that give you more, for free.  Start planning with us today!

2021 Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

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

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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2021 In-Person Meetings - Survey Results

Meetings Survey ResultsIn March, FSAE conducted a survey of Executive Members regarding their meetings this year. We gathered data on 2021 conference plans, anticipated meeting sizes, feelings about travel, and their challenges & needs to better plan for meetings. Also included is information on sourcing RFPs and criteria changes for future meetings.

This survey provides insightful data on the current meetings atmosphere for Florida's association industry, so we are sharing the results. Hopefully this helps you as you move forward with your future in-person meetings.

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Frank Rudd Featured in Victory Talks Podcast

FSAEs President & CEO Frank Rudd was featured on the recent Hyvve by Victory Productions Podcast discussing Member Focused Culture - check it out!

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FSAE Property & Destination Updates

Discover the Palm Beaches

Discover the Palm BeachesMeetings in The Palm Beaches have it all – a safe, innovative and inspiring experience, without the hefty price tag.  In partnership with the Palm Beach County Convention Center, DTPB is offering planners the opportunity to build the perfect event according to their requirements and budget.  Choose your free promotional offer when you submit a new RFP for a qualified event. Packages include technology enhancements, meeting space rental, outdoor receptions or transportation.

Our award-winning Destination Sales and Services Team will help facilitate partnerships with our talented community of industry thought leaders and world-class service providers to add interactive experiences to surprise and delight attendees.  As the first in Florida to commit to a GBAC STARTM Accreditation program destination-wide, planners can feel confident that consistent health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to throughout The Palm Beaches.  

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Help Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board 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 2021-22 Board of Directors. 

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

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FSAE Property & Destination Updates

Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key

Bradenton AreaWith a spacious convention center, hotels, and other meeting spaces suitable for groups of all sizes, including unique waterfront venues, the Bradenton Area does more than suit your needs. Centrally located on Florida’s West Coast and served by Tampa International Airport and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, getting to the Bradenton Area and nearby attractions is a breeze. This beautiful destination offers serene island beaches, sprawling nature preserves, incredible Gulf-fresh seafood, luxury accommodations, and so much more. When your meeting is over, your attendees will enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures and interesting activities throughout the destination, including galleries, museums, and parks. And because health and safety are as important to us as they are to you, all hotels, attractions, restaurants, venues, and businesses are following strict CDC sanitation and safety guidelines.

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Membership Renewals - Survey Results

Member Feedback ResultsFSAE recently conducted a survey of FSAE Executive Members regarding membership renewals. We gathered data on what accomodations, if any, organizations are offering and what they see the biggest struggle for renewals to be.

This survey provides insightful data on membership for the association industry, so we are sharing the results. Hopefully this helps you as you move forward with your renewal plans.

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2021 Call for Presentations Closes Fri Oct 2

2021 Call for Presentations Now OpenEducate Association Executives for the Next Era in Association Management

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct 2

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In-Person Meetings - Survey Results

Meeting Plans by YearFSAE recently conducted a survey of FSAE Executive Members regarding in-person meetings. We gathered data on when organizations will hold meetings, if they are including a virtual component, what their challenges are, and what they need in order to plan successful meetings.

This survey provides insightful data on the meetings atmosphere for the association industry, so we are sharing the results. Hopefully this helps you as you move forward with your future in-person meetings.

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FSAE Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

Lonny PowellFSAE announces the installation of its 2020-21 Board of Directors in conjunction with its Pivot 2020: FSAE Virtual meeting in July. The FSAE Board is comprised of some of Florida’s top leaders in association management and supporting industries.

FSAE Board Officers:

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Online Auction A Success!

The FSAE Foundation 2020 Auction was held online only on July 21 - 31. Proceeds from the Auction go directly towards funding professional development grants for FSAE members and providing funds to enhance education offered at the FSAE Annual Conference and other events. Thank you to all our Donors and Participants for making this a success!

2020 Auction HighlightsAuction Highlights:

  • TOTAL Money Raised: $26,555
  • Donations Received: 165
  • Click here to see Auction Donors and Patrons
  • Total Bids Placed: 689
  • Top Donation Solicitors: Christy Gandy, Stephanie Thomas, Kathy Masterson, Tondra Matthews, Ann Marie Vibbert
  • Top 6 Items: (Received the most bids)
    • 3 Day/ 2 Night Stay at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa
    • 3 Day/ 2 Night Stay at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa
    • $500 Home Depot Gift Card
    • $500 Target Gift Card
    • 3 Day/ 2 Night Stay at The Iconic Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach
    • 3 Day/ 2 Night stay at Guy Harvey Resort, St. Augustine
    • Weeklong Mountain Getaway to Sapphire, North Carolina
  • Top 6 Highest Yielding Items: (brought in the actual value or higher)
    • Toffee from Toffee To Go
    • 2 Tickets to Wild Florida Airboat Tour
    • Bob the Key Fob from Rethreaded
    • $100 Best Buy Gift Card
    • Time for Tea Gift Basket
    • $100 American Express Gift Card
    • We hope you win a LOTTO - Starfish Management Solutions

Thank You To All Our Auction Donors and Participants!

CAE and CMP Fall Study Groups Available

FSAE is partnering with the Michigan Society (MSAE) to offer virtual prep sessions for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exams. 

CAE Prep Course

CAE 15 Hours - Learn more about CAE Certification

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