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NE/SAE would like to welcome our new Chair of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020, Lynda Layer, CAE. Lynda is Manager, Association Services, Specialty Management Services at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham, MA. 

Lynda shared her insights on her career in association management, her role as an association professional, and what she hopes to accomplish as Chair of NE/SAE this year. 

Click here to read the full interview.


Network with your colleagues from New England and enjoy complimentary apps and beverages at Denmark before ASAE's Opening Reception. 

Denmark is Columbus’ home for an unparalleled cocktail experience. Overlooking High Street, guests can enjoy sips & bites in the open, cosmopolitan atmosphere of the second-floor bar and lounge.

After the meet up, we'll take the shuttle together from the Hilton Columbus Downtown (next door) to ASAE's Opening Reception. 

This event is open to active NE/SAE members and their guests.

Please REGISTER for the meet-up by August 3, 2019. We hope to see you there!  


We've rounded up a few of our favorite recently-trending articles featured in ASAE's Associations Now from the past month! 

What's Keeping CEOs Awake at Night? Cybersecurity Risks, New Study Says

While issues of technology are raising concerns for many CEOs, they feel increasingly comfortable taking action on political issues, the 2019 edition of the EY CEO Imperative Study revealed.

How to Get Attendee Personalization Right 

While some members may see personalization as creepy, if associations do it right, it could turn prospects into attendees and lead to more engaged participants onsite.

Four Ways to Put Members first When Navigating Change

Change is inevitable, and it usually affects members. At the Yoga Alliance, member engagement and the creation of a feedback loop has helped the group undertake the process of updating its yoga teaching standards while maintaining members’ trust.

These articles originally appeared on 


The 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey is Here!

NE/SAE's 2019 Compensation & Benefits Survey is a report on executive and staff salaries, personnel practices, and fringe benefits, categorized by budget classification and association type. This is the 16th in a series of surveys on association compensation and benefits practices.

This survey includes two reports, one with information from the 30 states that participated in the study, and one from the New England Society of Association Executive Members. Compensation is reported for positions in trade associations and professional societies in all budget sizes. The positions defined for the survey include the chief paid executive, the deputy chief paid executive, staff specialists, and clerical positions. The compensation breakdowns are by budget size, association type, and regional location.

2019 Survey Pricing 

$50 for participating members, $125 for non-participating members

$100 for participating non-members, $175 for non-participating non-members 

Click here to purchase the survey results today!

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NE/SAE is excited to welcome the following new members who recently joined. Know someone else who should belong to NE/SAE? Let us know!

Regular Members

Laurel Doggett
Membership Marketing, Massachusetts Medical Society  

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Sales Manager, Holiday Inn Taunton 

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Sr. Sales Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton 



Join NE/SAE virtually on Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. for a webinar on "Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical LEave: What Nonprofits Need to Know and Should be Doing Now." 

Saleha Walsh
Vice President, Insource Services
        Elizabeth Adler
Partner, Beacon Law Group, LLC

In this webinar Saleha Walsh and Elizabeth Adler will provide a general overview of the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave program, including the types and extent of time off, how benefits are funded and paid, notice requirements, implementation timelines and the latest in guidance about how to plan for these changes and be sure that your organization is in compliance. Information regarding notice forms and posting requirements will be shared as well as initial guidance about updating your leave policies and considering your disability benefits currently in place. 
This webinar is FREE for NE/SAE members and $45 for non-members. 
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register today! 


NE/SAE is excited to announce the launch of its Emerging Leaders Program

This program is designed to provide both young and new association professionals the development and networking opportunities they need to advance their association careers and to have a positive impact on the associations they serve. 

The 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program will consist of six sessions from September 2019 through May 2020, including a networking event, three sessions in conjunction with our annual conferences, and two virtual sessions.

Additional information about the program as well as nomination instructions can be found HERE

Nominate an emerging leader from your association by Friday, August 16


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Education & Events

 Webinar: Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Camera
August 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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Webinar: MA Paid Family Medical Leave:
What Nonprofits Need to Know and Should be Doing Now
August 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM 
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Webinar: Talk Triggers - Turn Your Members into Volunteer Marketers
August 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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 2019 Digital Solutions Conference
October 25, 2019 | AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester | Worcester, Mass.
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2020 Conference for Association Education
January 23 & 24, 2020 | Four Points by Sheraton | Norwood, Mass.
More Info Coming Soon!
NE/SAE 2020 and Annual Business Meeting
June 4 & 5, 2020 | Omni Mount Washington Resort | Bretton Woods, NH
More Info Coming Soon!

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