Continuous Training to Help Fill Skills Gap
Continuous Training to Help Fill Skills Gap
  Member: This Is Your Need to Know News for March 17, 2023

[1] Dennis Galloway, CMP
March Member of the Month

A long-time supporter of WSAE, Dennis Galloway's career as a meeting professional began working for non-profit associations. Today, he is the Director of Sales for the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South. Read more about what gives Dennis the greatest job satisfaction, and what he considers himself an aficionado of. To be featured as an upcoming "Member of the Month", complete our questionnaire.

[2] How to Refresh Your Skills & Respond to Association Challenges

To keep up with the rapid pace of change in the nonprofit world, you not only need continuous training to fill gaps and refresh your skills, but professional development to help with your future growth and that of your organization. WSAE's upcoming programs can do just that.

Next Level Leadership Summit

March 29 & 30, 2023  | Marriott Seattle Waterfront
Jeff De Cagna | Building a Fit-for-Purpose Association Board

Art of Association Management

April 20, 2023  | Via Zoom
Amanda Kaiser | Elevating Engagement

Shop Talk

May 10, 2023  | Via Zoom & In-Person - Olympia, WA
Monette Anderson, CAE | Reboot Your Networking

June 7 - 9, 2023    |   Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

[3] Power Presenters for June Convention Announced

Innovation comes in waves – starting as ripples, gathering strength, and ending up shaping an entire industry. This coming June, you are invited to ride the wave of innovation and help shape the nonprofit association management industry by joining us at WSAE’s Annual Convention. Take a look at our amazing line-up of thought leaders who will be addressing timely and innovative topics for all association professionals. 

[4] Silent Auction Contributions Now Being Accepted

The “Strut Your Stuff” Silent Auction is your opportunity to showcase your organization, as well as bring smiles to the faces of Convention attendees. With an emphasis on innovation, interaction, and fun, we encourage donations of experiences. Funds raised help advance the Society’s strategic initiatives, as well as contribute to the professional development of association professionals through scholarships.

[5] Three Considerations Before Hosting a Silent Auction

By Jeff Porter, Handbid CEO & Founder
Source: Associations Now

Auctions provide ways for associations to earn nondues revenue and create additional networking opportunities for members. Read more on three ways for groups to get the most value and engagement from silent auctions.

Meetings/Events/Sponsorships PIC

Calendar of Events
Mar 21 
Mar 27 & 28 
ASAE American Associations Day - Washington, D.C. 
Mar 29 & 30
Next Level Leadership Summit - Building a Fit-for-Purpose Association Board in the Turbulent Twenties Masterclass (In-Person, Marriott Seattle Waterfront ) Presenter: Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE
Apr - Sept
Board Chairs Academy - 6-Month Series
Third Sector Company in Partnership with WSAE
Apr 5 
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 - 9 
WSAE Annual Convention
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
June 20 
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
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