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Mark Your Calendars for MSAE's 2021 Annual Conference

Friends, please take a moment right now to reserve August 23-25, 2021, on your calendar to gather with fellow association colleagues. We are thrilled to announce that MSAE's Annual Conference will occur on those dates at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest! This is a much...

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Hybrid Meetings Rap Session Recording Now Available

Hybrid meetings are at the top of everyone’s minds as the gold standard when it comes to post-pandemic meetings. But hybrid meetings are not for everyone. During the Hybrid Meetings Rap Session, we explored the key considerations to asking before jump on the hybrid bandwagon. To aid in our...

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What's Top-of-Mind for Association Executives

Revenue is the number one concern for association executives - a sharp reality that has been affirmed by MSAE's 2021 Member Survey and Plante Moran's Nonprofit 2021 Outlook Survey. This week's blog explores the pain points and possibilities shared by association leaders in those studies as they...

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Ongoing Office Closures and Uncertainty

This week the Governor's administration extended the emergency rules requiring employers to continue implementing policies that require remote work for employees where remote work is feasible. In addition to further dampening the economy, ongoing work-from-home requirements have many...

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Preparing for the Return-to-Office

As more and more Michiganders are vaccinated, association leaders are looking ahead to plan for a safe return to the office. This week's blog post explores the current state of return-to-office and tools associations can leverage now to make early preparations for a smooth return-to-office later...

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Hybrid Meetings Require [at least] a 3-Way Partnership

In MSAE's 2021 Member Survey, concerns about the status of in-person meetings and the cost and logistics of hybrid meetings ranked at the top of the list, right behind revenue concerns. Outside of the survey, we've heard these concerns daily from both association professionals and industry...

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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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