March 2013

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MeetNY Presents a Day of Education,
Social Responsibility, Networking, Entertainment

NYSAE’s MeetNY is the best hosted buyer-event in the north east and includes education, unequivocal networking, and professional development. The February 28 program began with two hot topic meetings industry educational sessions—Disaster Planning: Are You Serious? and Taking Your Meeting Program Global (see separate stories). MeetNY was Chaired by Dean D'Anna, Account Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Vice-Chair Jeffrey P. Fagan, CMP, CASE, Director, National Accounts, Marriott Global Sales Organization.
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Featured Articles

Planning for the Unthinkable

The horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 spurred action many associations to develop disaster plans for their organizations in general and their meetings and conferences in particular. For others, it was three 100-year storms occurring in the last 18 months. And still others, who think nothing can happen to their organizations have not put any plans in place yet. That’s a big mistake, according to the panelists at MeetNY who spoke on Disaster Planning: Are You Serious? The program was one of two educational sessions presented at MeetNY.
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Taking Your Meeting Program Global

Growing by expanding internationally is a strategy many associations follow. In fact, for the first time ever, more than 10,000 regularly occurring association events which rotate between at least three countries were identified by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) members and ICCA’s in-house research team as having taken place during 2011.
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Content, Community, Contacts, Creativity, Customers and Cash

What do these Cs have in common? You benefit from all of them by being a member of NYSAE!

  • Content—Learn from leading association experts about best practices and association/nonprofit trends.
  • Community—Build on your professional and personal community.
  • Contacts—Exchange information with others in the field. NYSAE contacts can be valuable if you are in a job search, too.
  • Creativity—Come to a NYSAE program and get sparks of new ideas. It’s also a good way to get out of your office once in a while.
  • Customers and Cash—Get new ideas from your colleagues and speakers to help rejuvenate your projects, generate new programs, and bring you new members or customers!

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Fraud Happens: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits to Reduce Their Risk

Fraud is a possibility wherever sensitive information changes hands. This may be at an external gateway along your security fence, such as when a donor makes a contribution, when vendors are paid, or when communicating with members, banks, and other financial service providers. Here are six ways to secure your digital perimeter when it comes to payments.
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Governance Reviews

“But we’ve always done it that way!” It’s the common reply by boards when asked about their rationale as to why they meet so often, why they sustain ineffective committees, or why the agenda is primarily “reports and updates.” Many organizations developed a governance system when they were founded 20, 50 or 100 years ago. A governance review analyzes aspects such as board composition, governing documents and committee effectiveness. The result is improved understanding, structure and performance. While it may be led by a consultant, it can be conducted by a task force making recommendations to the board of directors.capacity.
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Global Travelers Want To Stay Connected And Comfy

Global travelers are looking for a home-away-from-home experience when they stay in a hotel according to the latest research from®. Topping the list of must-have hotel amenities are free Wi-Fi and free food and beverages, with caffeine being a must.

  • 34cent say free Wi-Fi is the number one factor in choosing a hotel, even on leisure stays.
  • 56 percent of respondents said free Wi-Fi was their number one must-have when traveling for business.
  • 66 percent indicated free Wi-Fi is the amenity they most wish would become standard at all hotels in 2013.

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It Is Better To Give Than To Receive

A five-year study by researchers at three universities has established that providing tangible assistance to others protects our health and lengthens our lives. This, after more than two decades of research failed to establish that the same benefits accrue to the recipients of such help.

Principal investigator Michael J. Poulin, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo, says, “This study offers a significant contribution to the research literature on the relationship between social environment and health, and specifically to our understanding of how giving assistance to others may offer health benefits to the giver by buffering the negative effects of stress.”
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Member News

Nicole Millman-Falk, CAE, president, Millman-Falk Communications, LLC, has been retained by the North Jersey Board of Rabbis to manage its 2014 Sweet Tastes of Torah Community Night of Learning event.

To promote its 2013 15th Annual Chowderfest, held February 2, the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau staged a flash mob. Chowderfest is a community program of the Bureau that takes place during Winter Weekend. Enjoy this clever promotional at                                                        
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Book Beat

  • Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates In His Own Words (© 2012, Agate B2), edited by Lisa Rogak, assembles quotations by Gates on subjects ranging from Microsoft to competition to philanthropy to China to the future of technology. The Bill Gates who emerges from these three decades of public statements is driven, highly engaged, and highly attuned to the transformative power of computer technology.
  • Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World (© 2012, Jossey-Bass), by Dan Pallotta is a blueprint for a national leadership movement that will alter the way the public thinks about charity.
  • The Impact Equation (©2012, Penguin Group), by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, maintain that many organizations are using social media, but most are making a lot of noise and very little impact.
  • With multiple qualified applicants competing for limited positions, it is now more important than ever to actively manage your career path and skill-set to be sure you have the ability to stand out from the crowd. Empower Your Inner Manager: Essential Skills, Self-Assessment and Effective Planning That Secure Successful Careers (©2012, iUniverse), by Ian R. Mackintosh,
  • Create a Brand That Inspires: How to Sell, Organize and Sustain Internal Branding (©2012, AuthorHouse), by Wolfgang Giehl and F. Joseph LePla, lays out a framework for effective brand management that balances inside-out and outside-in brand strategies.

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2013 Issue

Upcoming Events

March 21st
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rites of Spring
Cocktail Reception
American Heart Association

April 17th
Technolgy Institute & Vendor Showcase
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Synergy Awards Luncheon
Honoring the Best of the
Association & Not-For-Profit Community

12:00PM - 2:00PM
The New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue
(34th Street)
New York, NY