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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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Welcome New Members!

Executive Members

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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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Member News - Jan 2020

  • Member NewsSad News Regarding ASAE President John Graham
  • Jeremy Hayes, CITP, IOM, QAS, received his IOM designation
  • Visit Sarasota Announces Amanda Walker, New Sales Manager
  • GoPegasus Awarded Innovative Operator of the Year Award
  • FL League of Cities Launches New Logo 

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fsae.org Pro Tip - Credit History Now Online

fsae.org Pro TipWe are happy to announce that your CAE and CMP credit history is now available online!

Just login and click on the CAE Credits link above in the member navigation (below the "my name is" graphic) to see your in-person event history since 2017.

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CMP Virtual Study Group Starts Feb 26

FSAE is partnering with North FL MPI to offer a virtual study group for CMP Certification at the member rate. The study group meets weekly beginning February 26 - May 6 in preparation for the May or August 2020 exams. MPI is offering FSAE members a conference call option to participate. Click here to learn more.

To register, click here and register as a non-member. Use the discount code FSAE at checkout to receive the member rate.

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FSAE 2020 At a Glance

FSAE 2020 At a GlanceWe have exciting events planned for 2020 - including the Women's Conference, Annual Conference and luncheons around the state. Our 2020 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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2019 Year in Review

2019 FSAE Year in ReviewIn 2019, FSAE reached 1,200+ members - with over 630 Association Executives - and we're continuing to grow. In addition, we've offered 45 in-person events and 28 webinars totaling 90 CAE credit hours and 29 CMP hours.

We have even more planned for 2020! 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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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 2020-21 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 Reaches 1200 Members

We are happy to report that FSAE has reached 1200 Members and we're still growing!

What does that mean?
1200 Members by Member Type
We have 637 Executive Members (anyone who works in an association/AMC) 
and 563 Associate Members (anyone who wants to do business with our execs)

Where are members located? 
The majority of our members, 52%, are in North Florida/Tallahassee. The map below shows our total members in each area, with the ratio of Executives (yellow) to Associates (orange).



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Full-Bellies Food Drive a Huge Success!

Food DriveThe FSAE December Power Luncheon featured a food drive for Second Harvest of the Big Bend to help ensure members of our community have full-bellies in the winter months to come. FSAE members donated an overwhelming *443 pounds* of food for our neighbors in need!

A very special shout-out to our Luncheon sponsor Visit Orlando who generously donated a large amount of food for this drive - THANK YOU!! Thank you all for your participation and generosity! 

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Women's Summit an Overwhelming Success!

Women Summit Photos

The first-ever FSAE Women's Summit was an overwhelming success!

We had 82 participants and practically 100% attendance!
Click here for the 2019 Program

A few key take-aways from attendees:

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Member News - Nov 2019

  • November Member NewsSad News Regarding Carolyn Hinson
  • Teresa King Kinney Receives National Award for Excellence
  • Susan Stafford Appointed to FL Judicial Qualifications Commission
  • Joann Gore joins Phipps Reporting
  • Darin Henry now Director of National Sales for Sunseeker Resorts
  • Cassandra Ruelle, CASE, CMP recently promoted to Experience Kissimmee’s national association sales team
  • Office Space Available at FL Hospice

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Welcome New Members!

 Executive Members
Ashley Gholston, FL Restaurant & Lodging Assn
Catie Moody, FL Engineering Society
Damien Raimondi, Assn of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Inc.



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CAE Credit and Professional Development Opportunities

CAEThe 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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