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September 15, 2020
Message from the CEO
I believe it was the early 90s when I started volunteering for NYSAE. The first committee I ever joined was the education committee. At that time I had about 5 years of experience in association management and I was passionate about developing programs and content for NYSAE  that would also help me build my professional skills as well as guide me in training my colleagues at Kellen. It was such a rewarding experience for me.
Membership Benefits

NYSAE helps you to succeed amid the uncertainties in our current environment. Our live virtual programs, held weekly, provide a forum for open discussions, and the exchange of ideas and solutions with your peers and other experts, giving you the opportunity to learn and share what associations and nonprofits are doing to maintain their operations.  As a bonus, you also see the friendly faces of your peers on the Zoom screen...

Be sure to follow NYSAE on our social channels for advocacy updates. Find NYSAE on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram

These channels are the best way to recieve regular advocacy news by major sources from the NYSAE team and Public Affairs Committee. 
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Article Spotlight
You’re walking down the street, when a man in a trench coat approaches.  In a semi-socially distant way, he whispers to you, “Pssst… Hey, buddy, wanna buy some data?  New data breach. Got some fresh names. Credit card data, too.”  No, of course, it doesn’t happen that way, but your data can get out there. Your donor data is the lifeblood of your organization.  You can’t afford not to secure it.
Ask the Expert
Q.  We have a conference contracted and planned for March of 2021. During normal times, we’d expect about 300 attendees. It’s out of New York City but our members are already communicating about fear of travelling and what it’s going to be like in 6 months. Do you think we can begin postponement talks this early? I know that our volunteer leaders would sure be happy to know now that they’re planning for a virtual event.
News from New York Associations
Over the past 25 weeks, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $15,752,140 to 13,141 people through its own funds and those of its 13 partners. Recently The Actors Fund completed the first six-week cycle of the Support Group for Entertainment Professionals. This group was designed for clients seeking connection and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the pandemic hit, our association, like so many others, knew we had to make some changes to help our members and mitigate any loses from in-person events. Strategically, the focus for the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) – a trade organization - is to connect industry leaders and create an unparalleled community focused on networking and sharing. Internally, our team is strong is facilitation and in bringing people together and creating a space for networking and sharing. To that end, we started POWERHOUSE: MAPP Executives Group in the span of one month.
Member News
NYSAE offers many opportunities for volunteering, including Awards, Education, Exec Connect, Membership Engagement, NextGen and Public Affairs. By being a part of committee work, you are supporting the growth of NYSAE and our community.
Synergy Awards
The NYSAE Synergy Awards Committee just released its Call for Entries for the 2021 Synergy Awards program. The 2020 category, Digital Excellence, has now been revised to Excellence in MarCom. For many years the association has honored organizations for excellence in design, architecture, impact and innovation related to digital presence (website). The new MarCom award will continue to accept website entries but now it has expanded to accept entries in any category of marketing and communications, including print media, strategic communications, audio/video, digital media (websites), or a MarCom campaign (three or more pieces with a common theme). Nominate an organization for a MarCom award here.
Providence Warwick CVB
Albany Capital Center
Industry News
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) closed for new loans on August 8, 2020, though a renewal is currently being negotiated in Congress.1 Regardless of the future of new loans, as PPP borrowers continue through the lifecycle of the program by preparing to apply for loan forgiveness, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has continued to issue important new regulations and guidance that will impact their forgiveness analysis. We summarize below some of these important new developments.
New Members

We would like to welcome our newest members:

Juanita Lewis, Director, Business Operations and Administration, IEEE

Margarita Murphy, Former Director, Education and Certification, ICSC

Donna-Jean Plante, Executive Director, Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York

Jonathan Riegel, Executive Director, Premier Catalog Group

Jeffrey Victor, CAE, CMP, PhD, Executive Director, New Jersey DECA

Margaret Victor, Sales Manager, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center


We would also like to welcome our newest Organizational Member, Modern Language Association.



Upcoming Events
Sep 2020
12 - 1 PM | Registration: Free | Zoom
NYSAE is taking you behind the scenes of this year's Synergy Awards in an interactive case-study with technology partner See3. Attendees will be taking a look behind the scenes to see what went into the NYSAE Synergy Awards to make them such a huge success. We’ll discuss the opportunities and challenges, what the expectations of the outcome should be, what are some of the do’s and don’ts when entering the planning stage, and how to create value for sponsors and attendees.
Oct 2020
3 - 3:20 PM |Price: NYSAE Members: Free - Non-members: $15 | Zoom
Grab your coffee, sit back and watch this fun session as it helps you achieve your most important goals related to sponsorships for your organization. Together our speakers will share 60 ideas and tips that have led to proven success in securing and maintaining sponsors and generating revenue during this virtual "new normal."
Oct 2020
10 - 11 AM | Price: Free | Zoom
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful. It’s been six months and many of us are still feeling fear, anxiety and overwhelmed. Our co-workers can feel it and our families are living it with us. Many of us have moved temporarily out of the city. Has that helped? Wherever we’re working, it’s in isolation and public health actions such as social distancing can make us feel lonely. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, your colleagues, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Lets's discuss this and more We will discuss all this and more with Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA our SME.
Oct 2020
10 - 11:00 AM | NYSAE and PCMA-NY Members: Free, Guests: Free | Zoom
Join New York Society of Association Executives and NYPCMA as we collaborate again in a PART TWO discussion about planning post-COVID-19 association conferences, meetings and trade shows.
This event will be a facilitated interactive discussion in a "general session" format.
Forest Hills Financial Group
Caesars Entertainment Corporate
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 Institute of CPAs


American Pet Products Association


American Thoracic Society


Americans for the Arts


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Building Trade Employers’ Association

Forest Hills Financial Group

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

HANYC - Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. 

Higher Logic 



International OCD Foundation

 Kalahari Resorts 

Licensing International  

Modern Language Association  

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 


For more information on organizational memberships, please see here