August 2012

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NYSAE Committees Plan Myriad of Programs for Coming Year

An exciting program year is underway for NYSAE members. Volunteers gathered earlier in July at the Board and Committee Retreat to brainstorm and plan. A special evening reception at the rooftop of the American Heart Association’s New York office was followed the next day with planning meetings at the International Council of Shopping.

Carter Keithley, president of the Toy Industry Association and NYSAE chairman of the board, opened the session by outlining five goals for the year. “Let’s remember why we are all here,” began Keithley. “Our mission is to lead in advancing and serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management.”

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NYSAE board and committee members held a retreat at the International Council of Shopping Centers to plan the myriad of programs that will be offered throughout the year.


Featured Articles

A Step Toward Smaller Footprints

What exactly is a “green” hotel? Meeting professionals can give a wide range of answers to this question, but the answer is now coming into sharper focus, thanks to a new methodology for measuring the carbon footprints of hotels launched by the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies.
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Congratulations New CAEs

Two NYSAE members were among the 98 association executives who recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

Congratulations to Valerie J. Cammiso, CAE, 
Executive Director, International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation, and Randi Glass, CMP, CAE,
 director, Membership & Volunteer Development,
International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Ask, Don’t Tell: Three Types of Power Questions That Build Donors for Life

To succeed in today’s challenging giving climate, you’ve got to make a personal connection with donors, tap into their passions, and inspire them to act. It’s all about asking the right questions—and listening closely to the answers.

Giving is a deeply personal experience. When you ask people to invest in your nonprofit, you have to reach their heart and soul. That’s especially true these days. Even in spite of a sluggish economy, donors are giving generously but only to those organizations they really care about. And whether you’re a professional fundraiser or a volunteer, it’s your job to forge that kind of heart and soul relationship.
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Alliance for Justice Launches Bolder Advocacy Initiative

The Alliance for Justice (AFJ) launched of a new initiative to provide greater support and enhanced resources for nonprofit organizations seeking to have a policy impact in 2012 and beyond. Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.
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Management Assistance Group Takes Its Office Virtual*

Last year, the Management Assistance Group (MAG) did something pretty unusual for the nonprofit sector. After 30 years, we got rid of our office space, and every staff person started working from his or her home office. It took a while to make this decision, but in the end, MAG felt that our mission and our clients would be better served if we could recruit top consultants based in different cities and keep our overhead costs down.
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Understanding and navigating a low-growth environment

As we move deeper into the year, investors remain conflicted. They see improvements in the economy and the markets, but still struggle with anxieties about how easily this progress could be reversed. How then can you try both to preserve your wealth and take advantage of the opportunities that will likely arise? Below is an outline of a personal viewpoint on the markets and insights into providing some answers to those questions. We can discuss this at your earlier convenience and see what it may mean for you.
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Member News

IN MEMORIAM: NYSAE mourns the loss of and extends is sympathies to the family and friends of Paul S. Stone, who died in July. A member of NYSAE since 1978, Paul served on almost every NYSAE committee.

Karyn Bennitt has been promoted to associate manager of the American Pets Products Association (APPA). Bennitt joined APPA in 2008 as coordinator of the Member Relations & Business Development Department.

Association Headquarters (AH), a licensee of ASAE’s University Certificate Program in Association Management, awarded certificates to 13 association professionals. This group marks the first in the world to complete the program.

Avectra, a web-based Social CRM developer of member and donor-based software for associations and nonprofits, has partnered with Marketing General Incorporated (MGI), provider of membership marketing solutions, to provide Avectra clients with data-driven research and marketing consultation.

The Hawai‘i Convention Center installed new variable frequency drives (VFDs) to loading dock area fans to ensure optimum air quality. A VFD improves efficiency by adjusting motor speed to more closely match output requirements, which typically results in energy savings.

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Book Beat

  • Social Excellence: We Dare You—How Handshakes Can Change the World (©2012, Phired Up Productions, LLC)
  • The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs (©2012, HarperBusiness)
  • The Transformative CEO: Impact Lessons from Industry Game Changers (©2012, McGraw Hill)
  • Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits: Making the Right Decision in Good Times and Bad (©2012, John Wiley & Sons)

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2012 Issue

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