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MSAE Testifies at Committee on Regulatory Reform Bookmark

MSAE has been monitoring Michigan House Bill 6114 as it relates to certification issues. This legislation calls for a commission to make recommendations on occupational regulations and certifications offered by private licensing agencies. 

At a hearing of the Committee on Regulatory Reform, Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE, and Taylor Benavente testified and recommended positive changes that could be made to the bill.

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

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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

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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.

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.

An eMarketplace is Coming to MSAE Bookmark

Have you heard about the brand new eMarketplace coming to MSAE?

This eMarketplace will be an online store that provides a one-stop-shop for accessing millions of discounted products and services such as office supplies, promotional merchandise, photo and video equipment, and even payroll and accounting software. Each of these products and services offer better pricing and contract and terms and conditions than our members could likely secure on their own. 

Amicus Brief Filed Regarding Associational Privilege Bookmark

Yesterday MSAE and ten other Michigan-based member organizations jointly filed an Amicus Brief on the case of Tessa Motors, Inc. v. Ruth Johnson, in her official

capacity as Secretary of State and Chief Motor Vehicle Administrator, Bill Schuette, in his official capacity as Attorney General, and Rick Snyder, in his official capacity as Governor. The brief states the importance of the issue of maintaining confidential communications between the members and the organization. Addressed in the brief are three core issues:

A New MSAE Bookmark

 

Ensuring a knowledgeable, professional and successful community is MSAE’s mission and core to our long-term success. Because we are a member-first organization, MSAE has continuously pushed the envelope and experimented with the best means to deliver a unique and enriching experience to all of our members and partners.

But in this current era of rapid technological, social and economic change, how we serve our members had to shift to reflect the new realities of our society. After conducting a comprehensive analysis of our organizational structure, program offerings and overall operations, the MSAE Board has approved a “New MSAE”.

Association IMPACT 2016: Rising Leaders Edition Bookmark



This can't miss edition of Association IMPACT Magazine features profiles of the 2016 Rising Leaders Award Winners, insight from Cheryl Ronk, CAE on the changing role of meeting professionals and checkpoints to an extraordinary association.


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