June 2018

2017-18 Recap: Looking Back, Moving Forward

As NYSAE approaches its 100th anniversary (yes, 100 years!), it’s important to reflect on what was achieved more recently, thanks to the contributions of our members, guests, strategic partners, sponsors, and staff...

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What to do Now to Prepare for your Job Search

Some of us enjoy taking some time off during the summer, but if you are in transition, a.k.a ., out of work, you need to do more than lie in the hammock and snooze. So whether you have a job and want to find a different one, or have been recently laid off and need to get your job search in gear, here are some ways to spend your summer...

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Assessing a Governance System

Before you begin to redesign your governance system, invest adequate time in analyzing your current system. After all, this is what Einstein would do!...

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News From The Non-Profit Sectort


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  • Association Pros: What's Your Why?
    By MemberClicks
    No matter what industry you work in or your specific job title, burnout is real. When you're feeling bogged down in the day-to-day, sometimes it helps to remember why you really do what you do...
  • Should the Door to Your Community be Open or Closed?
    By Community by Association
    Online communities are a trusted place for your members to connect and seek out valuable information, so should you let in people who aren't members?...
  • Association Culture: What Not to Do
    By Association Success
    There are plenty of checklists out there for what to do to create a healthy workplace culture, but what about all of the things that you should not do?...

Member News


Four members were elected to the NYSAE Board at the May 16 Annual Meeting, including: Joanne S. Barry, CAE, Executive Director, New York State Society of CPA’s; Louis J. Coletti, President & CEO, Building Trade Employers Association; Vijay Dandapani, President & CEO, Hotel Association of New York City; and Amish Mehta, CPA, Partner & Director of Not-for-Profit Service, Friedman LLP.

NYSAE Member and Vice President at Kellen Maria Ungaro recently celebrated her 12th Anniversary at New York Women in Communications.

Gina Ryan, NYSAE member, recent Outstanding Association Executive Award recipient.

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


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Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It
by Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik (Penguin Press, 2018)

Whether we recognize it or not, our lives are governed by systems. And these systems are more complex than at any previous point in history. They bring us more convenience and greater potential than ever before, but their complexity also creates vulnerabilities that can lead to what the authors of this book call meltdowns...

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

The Order of Time
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (Published 2017, HarperCollins)

Is there anything more important to our lives that we understand less than time?

In a recent NPR interview of Carlo Rovelli, the interviewer compared the author's writing to science writing as poetry is to prose. Anyone who has read Rovelli's slim volume, "Seven Brief Lessons in Physics" could not agree more...

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Volunteer for a Committee and Join us at the Retreat!

NYSAE depends on volunteers to create its high quality programs. Join a Committee today and help shape the future of NYSAE.
Then, join us at the 2018-2019 Board and Committee retreat on July 22nd-23rd at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos!


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The Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.