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Next Generation

You've worked hard to get where you are, and always go above and beyond to help your nonprofit to stay ahead. Now, it's time to take the next step and invest in your success.

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As a forward-thinking professional, it’s time to take your career to the next level by joining the most experienced network of professionals in the greater New York City area.

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The C-Suite

Life in the C-Suite presents a nonstop series of challenges for even the most experienced association professionals. Count on NYSAE to provide peer level support.

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Career Transfer

Are you new to the world of associations or nonprofits? Looking for ways to connect and network with others who have made a successful transition to an association career?

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Associates / Suppliers

Are you looking for a fast way to meet prospective customers and decision makers? Join NYSAE to connect with the region’s most influential network of nonprofit executives.

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NEW! Organizational Membership Types - Learn more about this new membership program.

Calendar of Events

Each program year, NYSAE offers several educational, networking and professional development events. We are currently developing events for the 2019-2020 program year. Keep an eye on this space while we plan out the details!

July 2019
NYSAE Board and Committee Retreat
Sunday, July 21 - Monday, July 22, 2019
The Kartrite Resort, 355 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY

Blog Stop

  • Membership in one or more professional organizations is a must-do for most everyone in the workforce. Aside from hands-on training, acquiring certifications, knowing the right people, or years of experience, membership in an organization like NYSAE helps to ensure success within a field of practice and actually bolsters the aforementioned assets. However, there are those who are convinced that membership is not for them, that it is a waste of time and money. That is only true if they decide not ...

  • Have you calculated the lifetime value of a member for your association? This exercise could lead to some very positive strategies for the organization overall. It may be easy for a board member to assume that the loss of each new member is merely the cost of one year of membership. But the lifetime value of a member calculation tells us the cost of losing a new member is so much more. Perhaps you will find that members who stay tend to be members for 7 years. During those seven years, they ...

  • Motivating volunteers is the work of patience. Encouraging words, thoughtful goals, and kind reciprocation can make volunteering fun and meaningful. While motivating volunteers can take weeks, months and years, a few seconds is all we need to demotivate volunteers. Volunteers can become disillusioned, angry, and disconnected when associations: Blame them Fail to give thanks Assign meaningless work Give unclear goals or direction Do not use the work they produced Switch goals or direction ...

Meet Our Chair

Gerard M. Thiers, CAE, Executive Director of ASAH, serves as the NYSAE Chairperson and has been involved in a number of NYSAE activities for several years. Gerry is a respected leader on state and national levels.

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Members of NYSAE can enjoy many career defining benefits and opportunities, including:
  • Superb Educational Programs
  • Various Membership Types for All Needs
  • Extensive Networking Opportunities
  • Industry Insights through InView Newsletter
  • and more...


Recent Articles from InView Newsletter

Ten Strategies for Membership Growth
Membership growth and member recruitment are not what they once were. Guilt is not much of a motivator in today’s world. In this new order of things, you, the association or society executive must embrace the idea that member recruitment is no longer the exclusive responsibility of your membership department. Today, membership is everybody’s business. Yes, it is the business of all your staff, volunteer leaders and members at large. Everyone must pitch in...


E-Interview with Claire Rosenzweig
When you first meet Claire Rosenzweig, CAE, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, Hudson Valley and Long Island, you know you have met one of the more active leaders this organization has seen...

More InView Articles

Talk Central

  • Hello Fellow NYSAE Members! Will I see you at ESSAE 40th Conference and Trade Show? Please be sure to say hi to me and let me know you got this... Leading into ESSAE's 40th Anniversary Conference & Tradeshow, as your Keynote Speaker, I'll be issuing activities ...


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