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Georgia Society of Association Executives

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Gain access to the only 24/7/365 online compensation benchmarking tool designed exclusively for executives of professional, trade and service-centric associations/nonprofits.

  • Compare your organization's key operational metrics to others across the industry
  • Evaluate valuable KPI's, including salaries, benefits, positions/departments, and more!
  • Generate customized reports to inform decisions and keep your organization competitive

GSAE has conducted a compensation and benefits survey biennially since 2013 through our partnership with Association Societies Alliance (ASA). Moving forward, this information will now be gathered through a 24/7/365 online platform, powered by Dynamic Benchmarking. The Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking tool is available to all GSAE members.

Entering data will always be free. For the first year (2020), generating customizable reports will also be free to all users. Effective January 1, 2021, users will be able to access reports through an annual subscription discounted for GSAE members. Get started now!

Member News
Don’t meet virtually. Meet in Valdosta!
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Don’t settle for online conferences. The Rainwater is conveniently located in the heart of #SouthGeorgia for meetings and events. This 47,000 square foot facility features spacious meeting suites, a veranda overlooking a cypress lake and two Grand Halls. An in-house executive chef crafts delightful dining experiences for events small and large and a professional sales team assists with menus, lodging and customized itineraries.
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GSAE News & Events

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the below events are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility as we all navigate this new environment.


Luncheons in February, April, July, September, and November are $39 for all GSAE members. If any are moved to a virtual Zoom program, it will be $19 for GSAE members.

• Workshops will be priced at $30 per CAE credit hour.
• The 2021 GSAE Annual Meeting is at The Read House in Chattanooga, TN, June 2-4.
     ◊ Registration fee for the first association executive attendee - $399.
     ◊ Registration fee for corporate supplier exhibitor and sponsor packages range from $659-$2,909.
     ◊ Additional attendees from the same organization - $299 each.
• Room rates at The Read House - $145 run of house (before taxes).

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News Briefs

In August, Association Laboratory began investigating the long-term impact of COVID-19 on associations through the Association Laboratory Research Alliance. The research, summarized in their blog, discovered insights into the following:


• The existence of price and future investment insecurity
• The changing relationship between People - Space - Time
• A new take on “Centralization”
• Localization  
• The movement from cells to centralized
• Incentives to automate
• Accelerating innovation
• How long will this all last?


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In light of COVID-19, the CAE Commission has made a few adjustments for those renewing their CAE in 2020:

  • The renewal deadline has been extended from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
  • The cap on self-study has been lifted. All 40 credits needed for renewal may be taken through any amount of live and/or approved self-study courses.
  • The early-renewal discount will be extended to completed renewals submitted through March 31, 2021. The discounted renewal fee is $275 for ASAE members and $425 for nonmembers.

These additional options apply only to the renewal cycle for those originally due to renew by December 2020. Learn more.

GSAE Membership Directory & Buyers' Guide
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A new podcast from Visit Roswell, a new blog post from MemberClicks on preparing for membership renewals, a podcast from Lodging Leaders on how hotels are adjusting their employment policies, and more!

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