June 2013

NYSAE Elects New Officers and Directors at Annual Meeting

Over the past year, the demand for NYSAE's programs and services from the association and nonprofit community continued to increase, reported Carter Keithley, NYSAE chair of the board and president, Toy Industry Association, at NYSAE's Annual Meeting, held at the Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan Hotel. The Annual Meeting luncheon was sponsored by the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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Featured Articles

"Take a Deep Breath and Charge Ahead,"
Advises Stephen C. Crane, PhD, MPH, NYSAE’s New Chairman of the Board

"NYSAE has a remarkably rich history and tradition, which has changed with the times and the politics in the city," begins Stephen C. Crane, PhD, MPH, newly elected NYSAE chairman of the Board, and executive director of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). "I have always been impressed with how NYSAE has maintained itself as the voice of the association and nonprofit community with respect to policy issues."
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Legislation Proposed To Reform New York's Not-for-Profits Laws

The New York Attorney General's long-awaited legislation to modernize New York’s nonprofit law, along with governance and executive compensation reforms, was introduced in the State Legislature in May.

Similar legislation from New York’s Law Revision Commission was also introduced and legislative hearings held on all the bills at about the same time. Among those testifying was Michael Cooney, of Nixon and Peabody, representing the New York State Bar Association, who represented NYSAE last year on issues involving mutual benefit and 501c(6) organizations.

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Managing Association Joint Purchasing Programs without Violating the Antitrust Laws: Lessons from a DOJ Business Review Letter

Trade and professional associations (“associations”) frequently sponsor joint purchasing arrangements on behalf of their members. These programs offer numerous potential benefits, including centralized ordering, volume discounts, efficient warehouse or distribution, and access to products or services at short notice, among other benefits. Although popular with members, joint purchasing programs also can expose the association (and individual members) to potential antitrust risk.
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NYSAE SIG Discusses Special Events, Galas and Anniversaries

Meeting monthly, NYSAE's Communication SIG has tackled a number of topics over the past year, from Advertising and Sponsorships to Special Events, Galas and Anniversaries. At our May gathering, we focused on special events, galas, and anniversaries. Here are some tips from the session.
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Prepare for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

With the start of this year’s hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.

Create an Electronic Backup of Records
Taxpayers should keep a set of backup records in a safe place. The backup should be stored away from the original set. ...(read more)

OMB Releases Meetings Protocol

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidance to all federal agencies that acknowledges the need for federal employees to attend mission-related conferences and provides some best practices for approving travel and conference expenses. This new guidance adopts many of the best practices suggested in a meetings protocol that ASAE provided to OMB at its request. ...(read more)

Member News

NYSAE mourns the passing extends condolences to the family and friends of Henry Ernstthal, CAE, FASAE, who served as chairman of the NYSAE Board of Directors from 1987-88. At the time, he was the executive director of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Jeffrey Fagan, Director, National Accounts, Marriott Hotels, announced that Marriott is introducing Red Coat Direct—a first-of-its-kind app that allows meeting planners to adjust and edit their meeting requests. Red Coat Direct is the first branded hotel app to grant any meeting wish (within reason) from room temperature adjustments, to coffee refills or having lunch served earlier with an additional vegetarian dish.

Michael Cummings, vice president of marketing for Kellen Company, along with representatives from the National Association of Home Builders and the Greater Kansas City Medical Society lead a discussion on Repositioning Your Brand at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

The Executives’ Association of New York City (EANYC) has chosen Kellen Company to provide association management services, announced Peter Rush, chairman and CEO, Kellen Company.

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Book Beat

  • You run a department or an entire association. Everything is going smoothly, everyone respects your abilities, and no one complains about you. But are you exceptional? Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Robert Sherwin and Barbra Steel, authors of How to Be Exceptional (©2012, McGraw Hill)
  • The John Jantsch, author of The Commitment Engine; Making Work Worth It (©2012, Portfolio/Penguin) how to establish lasting commitment in their employees, customers, and businesses. His approach is built on three foundational planks, which he calls the clarity path, the culture patron, and the customer promise. His strategies include:
  • From Twitter to iPhones, from Facebook to tablets, we have an endless supply of media and gadgets to hook our interest, snag our wallets, and occupy our time. Think back over the last five years. How much of your time was devoted to online activities? How much of your real life has been gobbled up or googled up in your net life? In #Hooked: The Pitfalls of Media, Technology, and Social Networking (©2012, Siloam)
  • Rooted in the study of chaos and complexity, Adaptive Action (©2013, Stanford Business Books), by Glenda H. Eoyang and Royce J. Holladay, presents a common sense process that to guide your association into reflective action.

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2013 Issue

Upcoming Events

July 11th
Board & Committee Retreat - Reception
American Heart Association
Rooftop Reception
5:00PM - 7:00PM

June 12st
Board & Committee Retreat
American Cancer Society
10:00AM - 3:00PM

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