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ORGPRO 2018: Event Photo Recap Bookmark

ORGPRO 2018 may be over, but you can relive the experience by viewing a photo recap of the event. We're highlighting key moments at the convention.

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, speakers and other contributors who helped make the convention a huge success. We hope we'll see you next year at ORGPRO 2019. We'll be at Crystal Mountain. 


 

Wednesday started off with the Edutour. Attendees spent the day exploring venues in Downtown Detroit for a hands-on look at the unique practices that make them successful.

Treasury Eliminates Donor Disclosure Rules for 501(c)6s Bookmark

Treasury officials announced that the IRS will no longer require tax-exempt organizations other than charities to disclose information about their donors as part of their annual returns.

 

Executive Order Addresses Challenges of Modernization and Current Skills Gap Bookmark

Panorama of United States Supreme Court Building at Dusk

On July 19th, President Trump unveiled a White House effort to address the challenges of modernization and automation, job training, and the current ‘skills gap’. The Executive Order will establish a national council for American workers and a workforce policy advisory board designed to leverage insights on options for education and training in hopes of impacting the professional development.

 

Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling is Likely Not Serious for Associations Bookmark

Panorama of United States Supreme Court Building at Dusk

The SCOTUS Wayfair vs. South Dakota decision handed down recently means online retailers will be required to collect sales tax from customers in individual states, even if they do not have a physical presence in those states. How does this decision impact associations? If you have a physical product that you are mailing out of state, such as books, you could be subject to sales tax collection and reimbursement.

MSAE's Career Enrichment Manager Bookmark



Have you met our Career Enrichment Manager yet?

Joining the team in September 2017, Maryanne Greketis, CMP, CTA is taking MSAE’s educational programming up to a new level. Having been a dues paying member for 12 years, she knows what a member values and needs. And as a lifetime Michigan resident, she knows Michigan well. Maryanne brings over 10 years of experience as a meeting planner for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. She has immense experience planning and coordinating national educational conferences with 3,000 attendees.

MSAE's Meetings Intern: Hanna Featherston Bookmark

Starting in January of this year, Hanna Featherston joined the MSAE team as our meetings intern. She has already shown leadership in taking on any task and project available. Currently finishing her degree majoring in Recreational and Event Management with a minor in Business Administration at Central Michigan University, her graduation date is set for August 2018.


4 Reasons Your Association Should Track Time Bookmark


Every association is different. But no matter who you are or whom you represent, one thing is for certain: there is lot of work to be done.

Whether it’s managing members, raising funds, contending with new rules and regulations, or delivering quality programs that serve your mission, there is only so much that can be done in a given day, week, or year.

And that’s not when you’re trying to hire new employees or keep existing ones, or reduce overhead costs, or stay up to date with new technology and ways of communicating.

Does this sound stressful? Perhaps a bit. But that’s part of the job — managing people, processes, finances, and beyond.

The most successful associations are efficient, tech-savvy, and skilled at communicating with members, sponsors, and their local (and online) communities.

Another trait these associations share: They track employee time.

MSAE's Member Service Coordinator, Kelly Chase, CMP Bookmark

MSAE Staff Profile:  Kelly Chase, CMP


American Associations Day 2018 Bookmark

American Associations Day 2018

AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS DAY | MARCH 21-22nd | WASHINGTON D.C.

American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues. This year our issues will be the value of association meetings to the economy and society along with association tax issues.

This unique opportunity allows you, as an association professional, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the association industry, but your own organization as well. Join the ASAE Board reception and network with leaders in our field.

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Associations Bookmark

The conferees are working on narrowing the differences between the House and Senate bills passed in recent weeks. Congressional Republicans are still confident they can send a final tax bill to President Trump by the end of the year. Both the Senate and House versions are very workable for associations.

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