ASAE To Highlight Importance of Associations in Power of A Week


Issue: March 2011

ASAE To Highlight Importance of Associations in Power of A Week

To highlight the numerous ways associations are improving the economy and society, ASAE will be holding its inaugural The Power of A Week, a week dedicated to different aspects of The Power of A campaign. The highlight of the week, ASAE’s annual legislative Fly-in, this year will be accompanied by other events to show how associations are driving the economy and society. This new effort, which will take place March 28-April 1, will explore different elements of The Power of A campaign and allow participation from across the country.

“We are stronger by association,” said John H. Graham IV, CAE, ASAE president and CEO. “This is the time to show our collective power and the collective support for the issues that matter the most to the association community. I encourage my colleagues to join us either in person or virtually to share the collective interest in our work, and show the impact of our community on U.S. society, job creation, education and a host of other issues that propel America forward.”

On Monday, March 28, ASAE will share with members of the press The Power of A research, drawn from a variety of sources that statistically show how associations are a vital part of society.

On Tuesday, Fly-in participants will meet with Mark Golden, CAE, the chair of The Power of A Committee, and other speakers as they share how associations can use the campaign in their association management strategies. Tuesday will also feature the American Associations Day Reception, hosted by the ASAE Board of Directors at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. More information is available here.

On Wednesday, March 30, association leaders from more than 30 states will go to Capitol Hill to carry The Power of A message. More details on the event, as well as free registration, can be found here. The event is open to any association executive, staff member, or leadership volunteer passionate about association issues and wants to make a difference, as well as meet and network with fellow advocates from across the country.

On Thursday, ASAE will hold its first The Power of A Awards webinar, where associations can learn about the new awards and how to create a winning entry. Registration for the free webinar can be found here. The Associations Advance America Awards and the Associations Make a Better World Awards were recently combined to become The Power of A Awards to honor associations that exemplify how the association industry and professionals are essential to a stronger America and World.

Finally, on Friday, April 1, ASAE Career HQ will sponsor an association career event for those interested in learning about careers in associations and about the latest trends in association employment. More information is available here.

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