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CSAE News & Updates

 Join Vivian Swertinski on September 26 for a webinar focusing on the top goals, successes and challenges associations experience with marketing automation, and the role of marketing automation in your overall strategy.

This is an Insights Webinar, free of charge for CSAE Members. Non-members are welcome to register for $50 per organization.
       
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Join CSAE president and CEO Tracy Folkes Hanson from 12-1 p.m. on Facebook Live. Hear results of the 2019 member survey and what’s in store for members in 2019/2020. Bring your questions!

Can’t make it on the 26th? The recording will remain available for replay on our Facebook page.

On October 22nd, join Dr. David Weiss in Vancouver for a full-day exploration of key questions around roles and the most effective approach for a board in developing the association’s strategy. How can you work together to build a strategy that delivers sustainable competitive or comparative advantage? How can you track strategic progress and your investment in innovation? 

Contribute greater value to the future of your organization with this outstanding day of learning and discussion led by one of the industry’s best.

Attending the CSAE 2019 Conference? Maximize your time away with this extraordinary session! The Governance Forum takes place on the same day as the opening reception, happening on the evening of October 22nd.

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Associations Connect is the online community for association and not-for-profit professionals in Canada. This robust platform offers many learning opportunities in the form of:

  • Past recordings of Insights webinars and CSAE 2018 Conference sessions, accessible on demand, free for CSAE members.
  • Discussion posts: Where professionals across the country come to ask questions and share knowledge. This has helped many association leaders to benchmark their activities and stay relevant.
  • Library entries: Templates and tools posted by and for community members.


Visit Associations Connect today to benefit from the brain trust and spirit of collaboration available across the sector, at your fingertips.

This focused 2-day symposium presented by Glenn Tecker & Donna French Dunn sets chief staff and their new board leaders on the path to a productive working relationship. You’ll help set priorities for your organization and establish some common ground for joint leadership. Join us to find out why so many association leaders make this an annual commitment to success!

This event will be presented on February 24-25 in Toronto, and on February 27-28 in Calgary.

Sector News
Source: CSAE Blog
Associations face unique challenges when it comes to staffing. In a tight labour market like Canada is experiencing right now, the competition for great candidates is fierce. For-profit businesses with bigger budgets can make hiring for your association feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. The good news is that it’s not always all about the money. Associations who get strategic with their hiring efforts can not only compete with the businesses for in-demand talent — they can even win.
Source: CSAE Blog
The world is changing at a breathtaking pace, making it challenging for even the most deep-pocketed organizations to keep up. As an association or not-for-profit leader, you operate with an added level of complexity. Your governance responsibilities, limited financial resources and low-risk environment can make this rapidly shifting landscape seem overwhelming. It’s never been more important to have the right team in place, and it’s never been more challenging.
Source: Canadian Bio Mass Magazine
Canada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. The associations, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA), Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), represent a significant part of the spectrum of Canada’s primary clean fuel industries.
Source: Associations Now
A few key signs may indicate that it’s time to change your membership structure. Knowing when and how to act can help slow churn and create opportunities for future growth.You can think of membership restructuring like a game of poker. Even if you hold all the right cards, if you bet too high or not enough, you could end up with a less than favorable outcome when it comes time to lay your cards on the table.
Source: CISION
AREA announces a unique-to-Alberta interactive housing statistics dashboard on its website, fully equipped with 18+ years resale data. "Most people have an interest in the housing market as it is typically their largest investment," says Ann-Marie Lurie, AREA Chief Economist. "The statistics tool can provide them insight into current movements in supply, demand, and prices at both regional and provincial levels."
Source: Daily Hive
Calling BC’s “booming technology sector and vibrant start-up ecosystem” a significant contributor to a strong economy, the Government of Canada announced a $2.25 million investment to support the BC Tech Association (BC Tech) today. The investment was jointly announced by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson, and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development in Vancouver.
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CSAE Events
19
Sep 2019
 
Winnipeg, MB
Lunch Session/Workshop
Speaker: Jonathan N. Strauss
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
25
Sep 2019
 
Ottawa, ON
Network event – CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau
Time: 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM
26
Sep 2019
 
Online
CSAE Event
Insights Webinar
Speaker: Vivian Swertinski, Higher Logic
27
Sep 2019
 
Edmonton, AB
Network event – CSAE Alberta
In-person event
Speaker: Dr. Judi Malone
2
Oct 2019
 
Toronto, ON
Network event – CSAE Trillium
Reception and dinner, In-person event
Master of Ceremonies: Dave Hemstad
Time: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
8
Oct 2019
 
Montréal, QC
Network event – CSAE Québec
In-person event
Speakers: Philippe Bourdeau, Nicola Martel, Danielle Poulin
9
Oct 2019
 
Ottawa, ON
Network event – CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau
In-person event
Speaker: Marion Bailey-Canham
17
Oct 2019
 
Toronto, ON
Network event – CSAE Trillium
In-person event
22
Oct 2019
 
October 22-25
Conference and Showcase
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Price: Early Bird Full Conference Pass – Members: $815.00 / Early Bird Full Conference Pass – Non Members: $1,065.00
22
Oct 2019
 
Vancouver, BC
Workshop, in -person
Speaker: Dr. David Weiss
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
13
Nov 2019
 
Toronto, ON
Workshop, in-person event
Network event – CSAE Trillium
Facilitated by Fay Booker, FCPA-FCA, CIA, C.Dir., Acc.Dir., FCIS
Panel moderated by Korinne Collins
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
26
Nov 2019
 
Vancouver, BC
Network event – CSAE British Columbia
Luncheon, networking event
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2
Dec 2019
 
Toronto, ON
Network event – CSAE Trillium
Networking event
Time: 4:45 PM – 9 PM
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