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  • Blog Entry

    Katelyn is a writer, copyeditor, and association professional who currently serves MSAE as its Communications Liaison. Her experience and background working in association management offer a unique perspective to MSAE membership. Though the breadth and scope of associations span across almost every imaginable sector and industry of society, experience and experiment have taught me that most people read more ...

  • Worried about your association's membership numbers? You're not alone. A recent MSAE member survey revealed that membership is top of mind for many association executives now that in-person meetings have resumed. In this first edition of 5 in 15, Marketing General Incorporated's Senior Vice President Tony Rossel and I discuss the current state of association membership and practices that differentiate read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    According to Mental Health America's State of Mental Health in America , 19.86% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. That equates to nearly 50 million Americans! And 1 in 20 (4.91%) are experiencing a severe mental illness. Alarmingly, the estimated number of adults with serious suicidal thoughts is over 11.4 million - this number has jumped by 664,000 people since last year. May read more ...

  • Lost Sleep and Silver Linings

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    Every association professional has lost sleep over one project or another from time to time. I'm certainly not exempt. Yet, when a project worries me, I examine the situation and work diligently to remove impediments and build positive outcomes. Years of experience has taught me that tenacity often resolves what worry cannot. But last week's Public Policy Roundtable reminded me of some lessons that read more ...

  • Katelyn is a writer, copyeditor, and association professional who currently serves MSAE as its Communications Liaison. Her experience and background working in association management offer a unique perspective to MSAE membership. Though my peers indisputably have their own respective career nuances, I contest that no path quite rivals the ambiguity of associations. Nor does any other require as read more ...

  • On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, MSAE had the distinct honor of accepting the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan's 2022 Governor's Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration in conjunction with Destination Michigan, the Michigan Association of CVBs, MPI Michigan Chapter, Michigan Health and Hospital Association and Association Guidance. The award recognizes the remarkable collaboration of the Safe read more ...

  • Association Outlook: 10 Quick Stats

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    How do your views on association staffing, meetings, and membership compare to those of fellow executives? Marketing General released the 3rd Edition of its Association Economic Outlook Report last week, which includes the perspectives of roughly 500 association professionals and consultants. Association professionals also shared assessments of their associations' responses to the pandemic read more ...