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See the article below for more details on NE/SAE's 2018 Annual Meeting at Cliff House Maine. 

Are you planning to take the CAE exam on May 4th? Several NE/SAE members are looking to put together an informal independent study group to help each other prepare for the exam. Starting in March, the study group will meet for an hour each week via Zoom videoconferencing to discuss study questions.

If you're interested, please email to let us know by Friday, March 2nd.
The newly elected president walked into the executive director’s office to discuss the year ahead. He brought a notepad filled with 13 projects to achieve before his term ends. How might the executive respond? Start by thanking him for sharing his priorities. Follow that with, "Let’s look at our strategic plan to see how your projects fit." The aim is to show that his interests might already be part of the strategic plan or to discuss how they can fit. If they don’t align the discussion might ensue, "What should we adjust in our existing plan to integrate your goals so as not to exhaust our resources?" The conversation would benefit by including the executive officers. The approach shows the importance of a strategic plan to guide the association through successive leadership, avoiding year to year distractions.

Is your association ready for 2020? Will it be relevant in 2025? How innovative has the leadership been in its efforts to demonstrate value to its members and the community?

Attend this program to participate in a discussion about the association of the future, methods of performance excellence, developing better boards, and making more effective use of the strategic plan.

Here's what NE/SAE members have said about Bob's presentations:

"All around great! I always take away great info and a long to-do list from Bob's presentations!"

"Mr. Harris is a wealth of information! I enjoyed him greatly."

"Bob was fantastic! His collateral was extremely useful, and came away with ideas that could be implemented now."

"Bob was an amazing speaker and he made the entire presentation very personable."


Click here for additional information and to register today!

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Registration is now open for our 2018 Annual Meeting. Join us for two days of education, networking, and exhibits at the luxurious Cliff House Maine.

Featured Sessions Include:

  • Fueling Exceptional New Member Experiences: 3 New Strategies for Onboarding, Engagement and Retention
  • Trend Updates from the ASAE Foundation Foresight Project 
  • Cybersecurity and Your Association
  • A Primer for Building a Strategic Board
  • 4 Interactive Panel Discussions
  • And More!

Discounted overnight rooms are available at a discounted rate of $199 per night (plus taxes and a $22 resort fee).Rooms are booking quickly, so click on the link below for information on booking your room!

How do you significantly grow member engagement? The New Member Engagement Study has some answers for you. Learn the three strategies used to make the most successful onboarding and orientation programs. See which channels are most effective and how associations measure their programs.
We are proud partners of this research conducted by Dynamic Benchmarking and Kaiser Insights LLC.

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Congratulations to Karen Regan, MBA, CMP, who recently earned the CMP designation! Karen is an Account Executive at McKenna Management, Inc.  

Congratulations to Brian Doherty, RCE, CAE, who recently achieved the CAE designation! Brian is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Psychological Association. 

NE/SAE is excited to welcome our new members who recently joined!
Regular Members

Lynn Monaghan
Education and Events Manager
LeadingAge MA

Diane O'Toole
Executive Director
American Nurses Association Massachusetts

Cindy Thorp
President/Meeting Planner
MeetingsNevents, Inc.
Industry Partner Members
Rachael Clasby
EF Financial

Nicole Kravitz
Group Sales Manager
Boston Marriott Newton

Logan Comeau
Sales Manager
Babson Executive Conference Center

Megan Long
Group Sales Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore

Matthew DiSalvo
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Capital Convention Contractors

Lindsay Tousignant
Sales Manager
Catania Hospitality Group

Erica Feldblum
EF Financial

Education & Events
Beyond Association Silos: 10 Tips to Redesign Conference and Learning Strategy
February 27, 2018 
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2018 Spring Program: Ready for 2020, Relevant in 2025
April 12, 2018 | Boston Marriott Burlington, Burlington, MA
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2018 Annual Meeting
May 31 & June 1, 2018 | Cliff House, Cape Neddick, ME
More Info
 2018 Technology Conference
October 22, 2018 | Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
More Info

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