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    Legacy models of business operations for associations and member engagement have been permanently disrupted. According to the latest edition of Association Viewpoint, a research report published by McKinley Advisors, the acceleration of associations lies in our ability to leverage opportunities within several areas: Workforce - The current talent shortage presents associations with an read more ...

  • MSAE is pleased to announce the 2022 Diamond Awards Luncheon will be held on September 27 at the distinctive Graduate East Lansing hotel. The afternoon's festivities will begin at 1 PM with a welcome reception, followed by lunch at 1:30 and the presentation of the 2022 individual awards. The ceremony will culminate with the introduction of the 2022 Association Hall of Fame inductees. Hall of Fame read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    Katelyn is a writer, copyeditor, and association professional who currently serves MSAE as its Communications Liaison. Her experience and background working in association management offer a unique perspective to MSAE membership . One of the biggest rookie mistakes I made early on in my association career was the wild misinterpretation of events. I romanticized the travel, oversimplified the logistics, read more ...

  • MSAE's Annual Membership Meeting will be held during our Annual Conference lunch on August 2, 2022, from 12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront . We hope you will join us! We have some important items on the agenda, including the election of new directors to the board and amendments to the bylaws. MSAE's Board of Directors is pleased to present the slate read more ...

  • MSAE is thrilled to announce and begin accepting nominations for the newly-renovated 2022 Diamond Awards for Individuals. Ara Topouzian, MSAE Chairman and executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, shared optimism for the program, "The Board of Directors and I appreciate the diligent work of the task force and are excited to begin celebrating some of our industry's finest leaders." read more ...

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    Our partners at Association Laboratory (AL) just released the latest installment of their Looking Forward® Solutions research. AL's ongoing work in this area aims to help association leaders understand the changing association strategy environment. The results of this latest round of research - conducted in March of 2022 - provide concrete data in response to the age-old question, 'What are other associations read more ...

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    It's easy to be so busy with an association's business not to get around to dialing into what's happening around us. The cyclical nature of governance practices, the operation of major programs, the rituals of staff, etc., can cause us to miss consequential changes happening within the various environments we operate. Not good. I liken this to what happens when characters in a movie get into a deep read more ...