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  • Look Out World

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    Yesterday while driving into the office, I was visited by a memory from years ago. I remembered the sun shining in through floor-to-ceiling windows, the dull throb of feet sore from untold hours and mileage, and the physical static often present after long days and physical work. I felt the anticipation of being reacquainted with people I liked and cared about and seeing how they would receive the read more ...

  • Your Input is Needed

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    MSAE is looking to learn more about your pain points and preferences before engaging in our next strategic planning round. The 2021 Survey takes roughly eight minutes to complete. It includes questions to improve our understanding of the industry's professional pressures, what products and services are most important, and how well the society is delivering on its promise. Michigan is blessed to read more ...

  • Update: MSAE understands the hospitality industry has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and staff capacity is limited. For this reason, the deadline for responses to the RFP has been extended by a week to allow venues and CVBs additional time to coordinate efforts. Please note the new proposal deadline is March 5, 2021. MSAE seeks proposals from Michigan venues to host three 2021 in-person meetings read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    MSAE is putting the final touches on a technology transition that resulted in a new website, content management system, and online community. Many fellow associations must be involved in similar endeavors because we've received multiple inquiries from members asking about how it went and what advice we might share in the short time since the soft launch of the new website. While we don't possess read more ...

  • An Association Laboratory

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    There is a sort of tension related to running an association that serves association professionals. Think about it: MSAE members do precisely what the society does. As such, you possess considerable expertise and your own professional preferences on the very services we are attempting to provide you. Yes, it's humbling. But, once we dispense with the false notion that MSAE is (or can be) the embodiment read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    Think about it: these days, most of a member's experience with our associations occurs online! But what is the quality of that experience? How can we ensure that our members have excellent experiences while navigating the various platforms used by our associations? The next session in MSAE's Thought Leader Webinar Series addresses this critical topic. Joanna Pineda, CEO & Chief Troublemaker at read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    HubSpot social media management software and Talkwalker social insights recently partnered on a report that identifies the significant trends we can expect for 2021 in social media and beyond. Gleaned from Talkwater's monitoring of a huge variety of digital sources, including social sites, websites, blogs, and forums, the report is interesting in that it captures societal shifts that are occurring read more ...