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April 14, 2020
Article Spotlight
Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste, VP of Professional Services at Vocalmeet

In-person events such as seminars, conferences and conventions, have long been the staple of associations’ non-dues revenue streams. However, in today’s dynamic environment, associations are quickly shifting from in-person to virtual events in order to continue to engage their members, while softening the negative financial impact of event cancellations
Message from a Board Member

I’ve read that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis humanity will likely face in our lifetimes, and find myself wrestling with the same concerns we all are, 1) how we can address the immediate needs of our members; 2) how can our members help those in need, and 3) how can our organizations best navigate the fiscal repercussions of the pandemic...

Membership Benefits
At a crossroads in your career? Looking for a template? Question about your conference strategy? Checking for best practices? Introducing NYSAE Office Hours, a new benefit for dues-paying members. You don't have to tackle your challenges alone anymore. Let the professionals at NYSAE help you overcome obstacles so you can achieve a higher level of personal and professional success.
COVID-19 Impact: What Do the Presidents Think?
Ask the Expert
Q: Our annual conference and expo is in November. We are hearing from members who are saying that their companies will not be allowed to exhibit at any trade shows for the rest of this year. Are associations allowing more flexible cancellation terms? Allowing credits for the following year? Allowing refunds or refunds minus a percentage?
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Hospitality Corner
NYSAE typically reports from the perspective of the association headquarters staff. For this ongoing series we reached out to elected volunteer presidents who lead the board of directors and serves from an association headquarters in New York City.

Milton C. Toby JD is the volunteer president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) headquartered in New York City. ASJA, founded in 1948, is a professional association of independent non-fiction writers. 
News for New York Associations
CFA Society New York announced that its CEO, Daniel Dagen, CFA, has left his position, effective March 31, 2020. Mr. Dagen served as CEO of the Society since 2015 and contributed to the Society for many years as a member and volunteer. CFA Society New York is initiating a search to identify a new CEO and has appointed Peter Rush, CEO of Kellen, an association management company, to serve as interim CEO, effective April 1, 2020.
The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA), the group which represents union contractors in New York, supports the temporary closure of construction sites. “Our member contractors have implemented robust preventative protocols to protect their workers, while seeking to keep New York’s economy moving forward,” BTEA President and NYSAE Board Member Louis J. Coletti said in a statement. “However, the current state of escalating COVID-19 cases confirms the Governor’s prudent action today in his Executive Order to shut down all non-essential construction job sites through April 21."
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Marfan Foundation were selected to be listed within the 2020 Best Nonprofits to Work For by The NonProfit Times, a leading trade publication for nonprofit association and charitable organizations. The survey is conducted annually by the independent Best Companies Group, which identifies nonprofit organizations where staff leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces.
Michael Taylor has joined Kellen as senior director of public affairs, placing him at the helm of one of the leading U.S. lobbying and public advocacy operations representing the interests of organizations in the building and construction, energy, food and nutrition, healthcare, technology, and transportation industries. Taylor was a panelist for NYSAE’s public affairs program in early March.
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Industry News
The battle against COVID-19 extends far beyond public health. Ongoing business closures and operational limitations have already displaced millions of jobs, caused consumers to put spending on hold, and left small businesses struggling to stay afloat without continued cash flow. With the potential for an economic recession or depression on the horizon, Kellen offers this resource center as a toolkit for you to protect your association members and help them take advantage of relief measures implemented by the federal government.
NYSAE Virtual Engagement Lounge
NYSAE has been producing Virtual Engagement Lounges, dubbed #powerchats, for the past few weeks. The topics of these discussions have centered around how organizations are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and managing their conferences, events, virtual programming and more. If you want to revisit the conversation, or learn what they’re all about, our recorded sessions are available now. Each session contains feedback and insights to what other associations are doing during this situation.
While we are all doing our part to social distance and work from home, our association community remains strong and connected. Join us in the NYSAE Engagement Lounge every Friday at 11 AM. Whether you’re a member or a guest, you’re always welcome to join our Zoom meeting for a #PowerChat. Every week we will discuss new topics. We are all in this together!

Miss a session? No problem!  View all past sessions, here! We hope to see you in our next Engagement Lounge #ZoomRoom.
New Members
We would like to welcome our newest members who have joined us from the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc.: Douglas Chu, Kristina Hinckson, Lou Mazzella.

We’d also like to welcome Lise Lawrence, International OCD Foundation, Tammy Zeoli, RSM US LLP, and Nellie Nevarez, US Tennis Association
Upcoming Events
Apr 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 4 - 5 pm | Zoom
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we as leaders of nonprofits are all experiencing instability, unpredictability, chaos and disruption. In this program, we will collectively be discussing not only the challenges we are currently facing, but the methods we’re employing to achieve positive outcomes now and for the future. If there was ever a time for re-imagination, it is now.
CAE Credits Available: 1 hour
May 2020
Friday, May 1st 9am-10am | Zoom
Renowned speaker Gregory Offner will be leading a roundtable discussion for association and non-profit senior leaders via Zoom chat. Topics to be discussed are:
• What does the future look like for your as norm...or time to make changes?
• How is your association demonstrating leadership to its members and community?
• Are you finding Board Members more receptive to change?
• What does a down Economy mean for your are you preparing for shortfalls (budget, membership, and advertising)?
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Caesars Entertainment Corporate
Career Opportunities
Center City Philadelphia, In order to be successful, we'll need you to have:   A bachelor's degree in business or related field; MBA is desired 15+ years of experience in product management or marketing roles 
Piscataway, NJ, Society Executive Director - Solid-State Circuits Society 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead marketing and communications for one of the nation's most distinguished horticultural organizations and lead it into the future. 
Nationwide, WHAT WE REQUIRE: Bachelor's degree with excellent written and verbal communication skills Exceptional customer service skills, with a membership-focused mindset High degree of organization
Thank You to our Organizational Members

NYSAE thanks all the organizations below who have chosen to support our valuable programs and benefits through Organizational Membership. We appreciate their ongoing commitment and participation.


American Group Psychotherapy Association


American Pet Products Association


American Thoracic Society

Building Trade Employers’ Association

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

HANYC - Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.

Kalahari Resorts

Licensing International


New York State Society of CPA's 

New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc.


Specialty Food Association


Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association


The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)



The Toy Association 



International OCD Foundation


For more information on organizational memberships, please see here.