February 2017

Snap To It—The Will to Perform

Oh, how things have changed. The association world was once filled with members that pretty much did everything…and if they were lucky, they could afford an executive secretary…mostly to keep the clerical in order. Today, that executive secretary, in many associations, enjoys the CEO title.


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Fix the Toaster

Over the last several years, cost containment became the mantra for almost everyone. People accepted the thought, sometimes reluctantly, that they needed to do what it took to survive the downturn. So far, so good.


A Student's Journey that Returns Him to His Launch Site. . . As a Key Volunteer!

In 1962, NASA’s Mercury program to launch astronauts into space was beginning to expand. At the same time at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, another space program was launched. Project SPARC, or Space Research Capsule was created by an amazing and dedicated physics teacher named Robert Montgomery.


Panel Discusses the New Administration’s Impact on Associations and Nonprofits

On January 26, three dozen association and nonprofit leaders gathered in Manhattan at the Steelcase WorkLife Center for CEO Connect, a panel discussion about how the New Administration’s policies might impact the association and nonprofit sector in New York.


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News From The Non-Profit Sectort

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Member News

Higher Logic, co-founded by longtime NYSAE member Andy Steggles, announced that they have acquired Socious, a community software company focused on serving the non-profit and B2B enterprise markets...

Longtime member (C) Systems Global, lead by Lee Hornstein, recently celebrated its 17th year in operation. Congratulations to Lee and his team...

Alan Goodin from Kellen has become the vice chair of NYSAE’s Next Gen Group. In that role, he will help lead that group’s well-received seminars...



NYSAE would like to welcome these new members to our community...

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Association Executive Book Shelf

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
by Brett Martin

(© 2013, Bloomsbury USA)
Review by Raphael Badagliacca
(© 2013, The Penguin Press)
What can a book about how the new wave of television series in recent years has revolutionized the medium possibly have to say to the leaders of associations?...

Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street

Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street

by Kara Alaimo

(© 2017, Taylor & Francis)
Review by Raphael Badagliacca
This is a learned, encyclopedic, practical guide to managing communications in the modern world...


Save the Dates

Professional Development Workshop Series
February 21, 2017
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Tech SIG
March 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Women in Nonprofits SIG
March 10, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am