Author Archives: Sarah Sain

Belonging in the Association Community

Theresa Parsons, CAE, CMP 2018-2019 TSAE Board Chair Executive Director Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) I was on a plane heading to Washington, D.C., to join a handful of board members on a lobbying trip. After working for another organization for a year, my association lured me back, and this particular morning was just my second since ...

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The Gospel of Good Governance

The association executive said, “Please share the gospel of good governance with my board.” He was requesting the annual orientation of his board of directors. I had to think about the context. The definition of “gospel” is something regarded as true and implicitly believed or a doctrine regarded as of prime importance. I summarized the doctrine for good governance in ...

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Modern Media: How PR and Digital Strategy Meet

Once upon a time, public relations was a relatively straightforward part of your organization. Your association released news relevant to your members and industries or you responded to incoming inquiries around a trending story or moment of crisis. The number of media contacts seemed more finite – and the number of contacts at your association was likely one. Then about ...

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Who Should Own Your Online Community?

Every business project needs an owner. Someone who will work with colleagues and stakeholders to develop goals and a strategy, then implement that strategy. Often these owners aren’t just single people. They’re entire teams or departments. That’s the way it is with online communities. One person may take the lead, but it’s teamwork that makes a community successful. Which brings ...

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Meet TSAE’s New Board Members

Our new board members were installed at a board meeting on June 20. They will officially be recognized in September at the New Ideas Annual Conference in Houston. SANDRA J. BENCH, CMP, CASE Director, Business Development Freeman Sandy Bench, CMP, CASE has been in the hospitality and events industry for nearly 20 years, starting her career as a meeting and ...

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Quick Tips: Renovations Report – New & Improved

French Flair in Dallas The Le Méridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh lists its ideal group size as falling between 10 and 130 and that works well with the historic, uptown Dallas property’s newest addition: Perle on Maple. Bistro classics with a Texas twist are on deck for all three meals in the new space, which offers private dining for groups from ...

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Destination: Summer Lovin’ in Houston, Galveston, Beaumont and The Woodlands

Houston The fun never stops in Houston, and neither does development! New restaurants, bars, and attractions open up year-round in H-Town. Here’s what new: Described as the “ultimate dining experience like no other,” The Blue Onyx Bistro combines seafood, steak and sushi in a sophisticated atmosphere. The bar area offers plenty of space with televisions to watch any sporting game. ...

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Backpack to Briefcase: Getting the Most from Your Conference Experience

When it comes to attending any conference, whether it’s ASAE’s Annual Meeting in August or TSAE’s New Ideas Conference in September, it’s best to be prepared. Conferences and other educational events offer tremendous learning and networking opportunities. You will be inspired by the keynote speakers, excited about the connections you make, and motivated by what you learn. As someone who ...

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Congratulations to Christopher Williston, VI, CAE

TSAE Immediate Past Chair Christopher Williston, VI, CAE has been named the President and CEO for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) and will assume his role on January 1, 2019. He has been with IBAT since 2009 and is currently serving as the Chief Operations Officer. He succeeds Christopher Williston, CAE, who is retiring at the end of ...

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Save the Dates: New CEO Programming

In addition to our CEO & Volunteer Leader Workshop, our CEO Strategies Task Force and Visit Fort Worth are excited to add new opportunities for association leaders to meet and learn. Mark your calendars now and look for more details on these programs soon at www.tsae.org. August 14: CEO Breakfast – Association Dashboards October 9: CEO Breakfast – CEO Confessions ...

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