September 2013

NYSAE’s Executive Women in Nonprofits SIG To Examine Board Relationships

What makes for functional or dysfunctional business relationships and how can they affect the work of a nonprofit board? How do relationships play out in the boardroom and what are the special dynamics between women and men? What keeps you up on the eve of your board meetings? To prepare for the discussion, reference Harvard Business Review’s "Dysfunction in the Boardroom: Understanding the Persistent Gender Gap at the Highest Levels."
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Featured Articles

NYSAE Announces Membership Special: Two for the Price of One

Two members of your staff are invited to join the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) for the price of one membership. That's right! As an introduction to the fantastic programs and services offered by NYSAE, we are offering a 50 percent savings for two individuals who join together between September 1 and October 20, 2013*.
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ASAE Foundation Opens Applications for Innovation Grants Program

ASAE Foundation has opened applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP)....The IGP, in its second year, is a program that provides awards to support innovation exploration and development in the association community....Grant recipients will receive awards of up to $10,000 with SunTrust Foundation being a major supporter of this initiative.
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Surefire Ways To Make Getting Back to Your Post-Summertime Workload Less Painful and More Productive

Summer is over. Labor Day, which typically heralds the (unofficial) end of summer, was early this year. That means even sooner than usual, we were making the annual transition from laid-back, low-pressure July and August to nose-to-the-grindstone, time-to-get-serious September....Fortunately, it is possible to cushion that jolting reentry to our professional reality....
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Boomers Give 43 Percent of All Dollars Donated, Dominate Charitable Giving

Blackbaud’s (BLKB) Next Generation of American Giving study explores charitable giving trends and engagement behaviors and attitudes across four different generations....Baby Boomers are emerging as the dominant force in charitable giving, responsible for 43 percent of all dollars donated.
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Are You Ready for a Crisis? Really?

As association and nonprofit leaders, we are under near-constant pressure to improve the metrics that end up in board reports and performance dashboards....The truth is, most organizations do experience a crisis at some point, and those that are prepared cannot only survive, but will thrive
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Getting Started with Crowd-Contributing

Technological advancements, coupled with societal change (social, economic, and political) and a globalized market have dramatically changed the way we live. While it remains geographically unchanged, our world has become closer than ever—largely thanks to the advent of social media and networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These changes have elicited a revolution of sorts; they have spurred a fundamental shift in how consumers use resources to make decision....
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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

This past February, Yahoo!’s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep. In a companywide email, she announced Yahoo! was changing its telecommuting policy.....The real misstep was not revoking the telecommuting option at Yahoo! It was improperly communicating the message so that employees would understand the change. Part of being a leader is managing change....
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Member News

Associated Luxury Hotels International has expanded its city hotel options with the addition of Langham Place....

Having recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar transformation culminating a five-year project, the Orlando World Center Marriott now features 450,000-square-feet of flexible function space, including its redesigned Hall of Cities offering 14 meeting rooms and 230,000-square-feet of ballroom space and 13 North Tower meeting rooms, with nearly 14,000 square feet of total meeting space....

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Book Beat

Get a Job! 10 Steps to Career Success (©2013, Inkwater Press), by Kathleen Brady provides the framework for how to conduct a successful job search. She offers a step-by-step guide that allows you to be self-aware and build on your desires and strengths...

Capture the Mindshare and The Market Share Will Follow (©2013, Palgrave Macmillan), by Libby Gill, guides organizations through the process that allows them to articulate their brand so powerfully that they’ll stand out from the herd of competitors. Through case studies and success stories, the author details how you can enhance and differentiate your brand in a crowded marketplace by mastering seven core methods, which include:

  • Clarify Member Benefits: Focus on your member benefits...
  • Commit to Your Member: Clarify your commitment to...
  • Collaborate with Your Member: Pass information to...
  • Connect with Your Member: Plan, design, and execute communications strategically...
  • Compete with Your Competition: Be upfront and recognize, analyze, explain, distinguish and actively outperform...
  • Communicate with Confidence and Certainty: Get up, get out of your...
  • Contribute to the Community: Get involved in the community and actively support social...

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2013 Issue

Upcoming Events

  September 17th
Kick Off The Fall Season At NYSAE's Welcome Back Reception & Luncheon
12:00PM - 2:00PM