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Association CEOs Are Exhausted

CEOs of Michigan associations are exhausted and worried about workload and capacity, according to MSAE's 2021 Member Survey. These sentiments came through loud and clear in the instrument's open-ended and narrative questions. They reinforce what we have been hearing conversationally for months. ...

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Quadrant Leaders Confirmed! Save the Date

Mark your calendars - MSAE’s 2021 Legislative and Public Policy Micro Conference will occur on April 13, 2021, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held virtually, the Micro Conference will feature Michigan’s Quadrant Leaders in an interactive panel conversation, taking questions from a virtual audience. After...

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Research & Reality: In-Person Events

Research released last week by Freeman , a significant global player in events, showed the majority of attendees and exhibitors in the U.S. plan to return to face-to-face events by the fall of 2021. The most comprehensive research of its kind in the industry, Freeman's analysis is based on data...

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Travel Trends Likely to Impact Association Events

David Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan , offered remarks at the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Meeting yesterday. Lorenz focused on trends impacting travel in Michigan for the coming year and the strategy for this year's Pure Michigan campaign considering...

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Creating Amazing Member Journeys

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...

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Four Trends that Associations Can Love

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,...

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Never Doubt

The Governor's appointments to the Protect Michigan Commission this week illustrate the value and service of associations. As the administration works to increase the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination program, a few key objectives are critical: Earning the public's trust regarding the...

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A Year

By Donna Oser, CAE This week marks one year since I took the helm of MSAE. And what a year it is has been! Full of difficult decisions, upheaval, and uncertainty. I wanted to pull back the curtain a bit and share with you something that has been a consistent source of strength and...

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Hello, 2021!

The promise of 2021 looms just ahead, and the team at MSAE is excited to bring valuable programming and resources to you in the new year. OPS CON 21 registration is open , and the program is full of rich and relevant content. From developing a thriving team (virtually) to best practices for...

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