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NE/SAE 2020: Our Annual Meeting is on, virtually, and coming to a computer screen near you! Although we can't get together in person, we hope that you are able to take part in this virtual experience. Read more about the virtual conference.

Registration is open for association professionals, and we have several participation options for industry partners as well. 

Your registration will include access to our virtual reception on May 28, live sessions on June 4 and 5, two webinars, and on-demand access to all recorded sessions after the conference.


By Mike Dunford
I joined the Board of the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF) three years ago and was asked to lead a diversity and inclusion effort on behalf of the association. As background, HRLF is the leading community for connection and learning for senior level HR leaders in New England with about 400 members. The D&I topic had been discussed often in the past by leaders and members at HRLF, but real action and progress had not been realized.
By Bob Harris, CAE
Professional development is the cornerstone of great associations and chambers. Summertime is when most executives boost knowledge, exchange information and explore certification.Professional development is the cornerstone of great associations and chambers. Summertime is when most executives boost knowledge, exchange information and explore certification.
The summer of 2020 will be different. Many educational opportunities are being postponed or cancelled during pandemic and economic recovery.
Don’t let pandemic and economic recovery curtail professional development. This may be the best time to focus on personal and organizational improvement.
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Member News

Nominations are now being sought for NE/SAE's Rising Star Award and Super Star Award! 

The nomination deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020Awards will be presented in conjunction with our virtual 2020 Annual Meeting. 

The Rising Star Award was created to recognize exceptional up and coming association professionals. Click here for more information and a nomination form. Rising Stars do not need to be current members of NE/SAE, and the winner will receive a complimentary one-year NE/SAE membership.

The Super Star Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer service to NE/SAE. Click here for more information and a nomination form.

We look forward to recognizing our outstanding members! 


We are excited to welcome the following new members to NE/SAE!

Industry Partners

Bob Schwartz 
Director of Marketing & Sales
Trapp Family Lodge

Christine Thorne 
Convention Sales Manager
Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce


The New England Society of Association Executives is looking for YOUR news for our monthly e-newsletter, NE/SAE eNews. Please consider sharing any of the following:

  • You or your organization in the news, including any awards or recognition you have received.
  • Your professional development news - promotions, job changes, retirements, etc.
  • Articles you have written that would be of interest to NE/SAE members.
  • Photos.
  • Other non-promotional items you think would be of interest to the membership.

News submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published in the next monthly e-newsletter. To submit your news, simply click here to email our office.


NE/SAE is excited to announce a new member benefit: a real-time compensation benchmarking tool, developed in collaboration with the other state and regional societies of association executives throughout the country. 

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

  • 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

Get started with this new benchmarking tool today!

Participation in the survey itself will always be free, and use of the tool is free in 2020. Beginning in 2021, access to the real time data will be available with an annual subscription fee.

It's not too late to purchase our 2019 survey report HERE! 

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Education & Events

We're pleased to share our spring webinar schedule. NE/SAE is an approved CAE provider, and our live webinars meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Exectuive credential. Webinars are $45 for members and $75 for non-members. 

Legal Considerations in Association Management
May 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Negotiate Like a Pro
May 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Life After Launch
June 9, 2020 at 1:30 PM 

Your Post-Pandemic Meeting: What to Consider
July 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM


NE/SAE 2020: Our Virtual Annual Meeting
June 4 & 5, 2020 ... with bonus events on May 28, June 10 & June 17! 

2020 Digital Solutions Conference
October 30, 2020 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Westborough, MA 


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