November 22, 2017
    Membership Structure

    Which ASAE member type are you?

    New mbrship pricing unveiled; nominations open for ASAE boards


    ASAE unveiled its new hybrid membership model this week, in which the association of associations offers both individual memberships and organizational memberships.


    The new model offers organizations, including association management companies, bundled membership options and education packages, based on the size of the organization staff.


    ASAE CEO John Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, made a point that “ASAE is and will always be an individual membership organization."


    Individual memberships are distinguished by CEO, professional staff, young professionals, industry partner, consultant and "Retired Friends of ASAE." (For more on this category, click here.)


    Organizational membership are distinguished by small staff (1-9), medium (10-49) and large (50 and more).


    A quick comparison shows the most parity to the individual professional staff category is the package offered to the small staff. The package offered to the medium- and large-staff categories include research from the ASAE Foundation, which is not listed in the benefits for the individual professional staff membership. On the other hand, advocacy, specifically ASAE's Power of A initiative, is listed as a benefit for individual staff membership but not for any of the categories for organizational memberships; presumably ASAE advocacy is a benefit to all members. In organizational memberships, chief staff executives and a director get a subscription to Associations NOW print edition.


    Simultaneously, ASAE has introduced the Access Pass program, which allows an organizational member to pre-purchase points that can be used for ASAE University program registrations. It provides organizations increased buying power allowing them to save up to 22 percent on standard member prices. Individual professional staff members receive member pricing on ASAE publications and ASAE University educational programs.




    In other news, ASAE has opened the call for nominations to the ASAE board and the ASAE Foundation board. There are five open positions: secretary-treasurer and four at-large directors.


    Desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members include:


    • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASAE and ASAE Foundation and the nonprofit community. Examples include but are not limited to service on an ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force, and/or obtained the CAE credential.


    • Recognized leader in the association community. Examples include, but are not limited to:serving as the chair of an Allied Society, ASAE, and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force, or philanthropic organization.


    • Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include, but are not limited to branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, international, strategic alliances.


    • Commitment to participate in three to four board meetings a year. ASAE board members are asked to provide financial support to annual giving, APAC, Power of A, special events and/or campaigns.


    • Positive leadership attributes; emotional intelligence; ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.


    • Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include, but are not limited to incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


    Nominations deadline is April 25. If interested, contact Carole Murray, CAP-OM,

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