Celebrate Your Volunteers this Month
Celebrate Your Volunteers this Month
  Member: This Is Your Need to Know News for April 7, 2023

[1] Pro Tips for Recruiting Top Talent

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No matter the economic climate, attracting top talent for an organization is always challenging. It takes more than simply posting a job ad. Join our guest commentator Amy DuBeau, HR Manager for SBI Association Management, to explore steps your organization can take to be at the top of its game when it comes to standing out among the competition for talent. 

[2] Take Action to Elevate Your Member Engagement

Thursday, April 20, 2023  |  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Amanda Kaiser, Kaiser Insights, LLC
Associations that have a highly-engaged membership know that there are few things more valuable. By consistently keeping members engaged, you will attrack and keep more members, increase event attendance and revenue streams, and so much more! Don't delay in reserving your seat that includes a copy of Amanda's new book!

[3] Celebrate Your Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month - a celebration that has a decades-long history! If you would like to recognize those who give so freely to your organization, Volunteer Appreciation Month provides a great opportunity to do so. Find out about the origins for Volunteer Appreciation Month and some simple ideas you can implement to acknowledge your volunteers' service and time.

[4] American Associations Day: Leaders Visit Congressional Offices

Almost one hundred association leaders joined ASAE and met with 50 lawmakers and their staff during American Associations Day, March 27-28, 2023. Association advocates demonstrated the power of associations and its unique role to support the economy while pursuing missions in public service and urged support for the bipartisan Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act. Read more about the Act and highlights of the day.

[5] Giving Back as a Group

Courtesy of Seattle Southside, Diamond GEMs Partner
Giving back to the communities surrounding your event location can make both attendees and locals feel great about your organization. Spread goodwill with good deeds, build group morale, or come together as a team when you volunteer together. Looking for ways to mindfully contribute? Learn more about how Seattle Southside has you covered.
Calendar of Events
Apr 7 
Spring CAE Cram Session (Virtual)
Presented by MSAE 
Apr 12 
Apr 20 
Art of Association Management - Elevating Engagement (Virtual) Presenter: Amanda Kaiser 
Apr 26 
May 10 
Reboot Your Networking - Shop Talk (Virtual & In-Person, Farm Bureau, Olympia)
May 23
June 7 
June 7 
June 7 - 9 
WSAE Annual Convention
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
June 20 
July 12 
Professional Interest Categories (PICs): Look for those PICs that you are most interested in and/or align with your career goals.
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion - DEI
Executive/Governance/Leadership - EGL
Finance/Legal/Business - FLB
Government Relations/Advocacy - GRA
Marketing/Communications/Publications - MCP
Meetings/Events/Sponsorship - MES
Membership Management - MM

Professional Development/CAE - PDC
Fast Five is your twice monthly connection to curated, indispensable resources for advancing the careers of association professionals like yourself and strengthening the association you lead.


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Clearwater Casino Resort
Shehalee Smyer
Meydenbauer Center
Sarah Stolpe
* Washington Assn. of School Business Officials 
Tiffany Claxton-Standley
Shehalee Smyer
Meydenbauer Center
Stephanie Steele
Meydenbauer Center
June 7 - 9, 2023
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

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