Help WSAE Celebrate Its Leaders
Help WSAE Celebrate Its Leaders
  Member: This Is Your Need to Know News for February 2, 2023

[1] WSAE's Official Publication Reinvents Itself

Last month, the WSAE Board approved the Marketing & Communication Committee’s recommendation to change the name of The Washington Executive to The Washington Confluence: Where Association News & Views Come Together. The name change is accompanied by a refreshed visual identity with new imagery that embodies the creative and artistic approach the Committee took with identifying the magazine’s new name. Watch for the Winter 2023 issue coming soon to your email box.

[2] Membership Stories: Makeover Hits and Misses

February 8, 2023  |  12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  Virtual
Is your core group of members changing? Do technology advances like the cloud have you considering a member-tier reset? Is an increase or decrease in your membership and dues revenue resulting in a dues overhaul discussion? Join this important, but lighthearted, discussion about membership concepts we have tried, didn't work, but learned a valuable lesson from, as well as those things we did right and want to replicate for greater success.

[3] Contribute to Rich Tradition that Celebrates Leaders

WSAE's 2023 Awards Application Period Is Open
Nomination Closing Date: March 15, 2023
Among our favorite traditions is taking time to pause and celebrate the leaders among us. But we need your help in the form of nomination of deserving candidates. Please review the award categories and take five minutes to submit a nomination for a leader within your network. Award categories: Innovation in Associations, Spirit Award, Rising Star, Associate of the Year, and Association Executive of the Year. Review, select, and submit your nomination.

[4] Building a Fit-for Purpose Association Board in the Turbulent Twenties Masterclass

Presenter: Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE
Executive Advisor | Foresight First, LLC
March 29 - 30, 2023
Seattle Waterfront Marriott | Seattle, WA

As a leader and role model for your organization, you are invited to WSAE's inagural Next Level Leadership Summit. As an attendee, you will connect with accomplished CEOs and leadership team association professionals to learn and collaborate on ways to hone your leadership practices and advance organizational resilience. Visit the Next Level Leadership Summit webpage to learn more about the program, key learning questions that will be addressed, and to reserve your seat at the Summit.

[5] Five Tips to Drive Membership Growth in 2023

After facing several years of unprecedented global events, associations have begun to emerge from the heavy toll of the pandemic. Associations are back to focusing on membership growth. Take a look at Marketing General, Inc.'s top findings from 2022 to see the tactics that other associations used to achieve their recruitment goals.
Calendar of Events
Feb 8 
Feb 8 
Feb 17 - Apr 24
Concentrated CAE Prep Course (Virtual)
Presented by MSAE 
Mar 8 
Shop Talk - Save the Date
Keeping Boardrooms Productive & Collegial in a Polarized World 
Mar 15 - 16 
Mar 17 
Complimentary Introduction to 6-Month Series
Board Chairs Academy (See Below)
Mar 27 & 28 
Mar 29 & 30
Apr - Sept 
Board Chairs Academy - 6-Month Series
Third Sector Company in Partnership with WSAE
Apr 7 
Spring CAE Cram Session (Virtual)
Presented by MSAE 
Apr 12 
Shop Talk - Save the Date
Pro Tips for Recruiting Top Talent 
Apr 20 
Art of Association Management - Elevating Engagement (Virtual, Save the Date)
Presenter: Amanda Kaiser 
May 10 
Shop Talk - Save the Date
Event Networking Tips  
June 7 - 9 
WSAE Annual Convention
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
Tentative Schedule  |  Registration
Professional Interest Categories (PICs): Look for those PICs that you are most interested in and/or align with your career goals.
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
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion - DEI
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The Northwest Event Show is back - re-imagined and re-invigorated! Learn more about how you can join the more than 5,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors that are expected to attend March 15 - 16, 2023 at the new Summit Building.

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