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JULY, 2015

Calendar of Events

Register ONLINE!

September, 2015
28- Quarterly Meeting


November, 2016
23- Quarterly Meeting


February, 2016
29- QuarterlyMeeting


April, 2016
25- Annual Meeting


Iowa Society for Association Executives
100 Court Ave, Ste. 203
Des Moines, IA 50309

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ISAE Newsletter Archive HERE

President's Message

Heather Tamminga, CAE

The ISAE Board of Directors is having the same conversation you are having with your boards and staff. Read More

Membership News

Annual Memberships Expired on 7/1/15!
IF you haven't already renewed your ISAE Annual Membership, please do so ASAP!

Thank you for your membership in the past. We hope you have enjoyed the many benefits of your association with ISAE. Our fiscal year ended on June 30th. If you haven't already renewed, your Annual Memberships from this past year expired on July 1, 2015! Our system will allow up to 30 days past this deadline before suspending your member profile. Memberships must be renewed and dues paid by August 1st in order to be included in the ISAE Directory for this year. More Information

ISAE Membership is made up of approximately 210 Regular members (full-time staff personnel working in management of associations), 80 Associate Members (Individuals who support the work of associations (i.e. lobbying, financial, legal, financial, PR, facilities, exhibit services etc.) and 12 Honorary Members.

This means ISAE has a wide variety of networking and meaningful business contacts to better serve our associations.

Think of an ISAE member FIRST when doing business.


Membership Directory Advertising

For Associate Members and those interested in advertising in the ISAE printed directory, Pioneer Communications will be contacting you with details soon. Please CLICK HERE if you wish to download and print a current copy of the Advertising Rate and Agreement sheet. Contact Pioneer Communications directly with any questions on advertising.

Ad Space Deadline: August 15th!

Sponsorship Opportunities

ISAE appreciates our sponsors through out the year!Look over the many sponsorship opportunities and choose them ala carte OR bundle them together to equal the package sponsorship levels for added benefits! CLICK HERE to sign up online or download a printable copies (find this page at under Be A Sponsor located under the Programs tab.) Thank you for your support!


The Annual ISAE Golf Outing was held at Willow Creek Golf Course on Friday, June 5th. Attendees enjoyed a beautiful day, great golf and lots of networking.Thank you to all the sponsors for helping to make it fun and for all the great prizes! Check out the pictures HERE!


Quarterly Membership & Annual Meetings

This year's quarterly meetings and programs have been set. Please check out the ISAE Calendar and feel free to register early.

Dates & Locations- mark your calendar:

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 at Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 at Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 at Iowa Events Center
  • Monday, April 25, 2016 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center

CLICK HERE to register or see more information on the terrific topics and speakers for each meeting.

Member News

AIA-IA Wins ASAE's 2015 Power of A Silver Award

The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter named ASAE's 2015 Power of A Silver Award winner for their program: Iowa BSAFE (Building Safety Assessment & Failure Evaluation) Disaster Response Team & Training!

Read More


Iowa Soybean Association celebrates policy wins, identifies continued priorities

Reflections on the 2015 legislative session

Providing additional funds for soil and water conservation as well as transportation infrastructure were recognized by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) as major accomplishments of the 2015 legislative session.

Read More


Group Updates

ISAE Young Association Professionals(YAP)

ISAE leadership recently formed a Young Association Professionals (YAP) Committee specifically with emerging professionals in mind. The YAP committee will offer programming for members with less than 7 years of experience and/or less than 40 years old aimed to enhance their careers in association management. The YAP Committee is working to come up with a plan and a schedule for the upcoming year.If you are interested in more information, please contact Jessica Reinert, CAE, Committee Chair, at

If you wish to keep in touch with the activities for this group, make sure to add the YAP group to your profile by clicking on "Groups" link under "Manage Profile" on the ISAE website. Simply choose to join this group under Group Permissions then the "Membership Groups" link. This will give you access to activities associated with YAP.

June Roundtable Recap

We had a big turnout for the June Roundtable focusing on The Current Landscape of Social Media.

Kate Stocking with Happy Medium, an interactive advertising agency in Des Moines joined us at this roundtable session to talk about Social Media in general and the landscape it’s in currently. Video definitely played a role in that conversation, especially live video (Periscope, Meekrat etc…) platforms.

Keep an eye open for more great roundtable topics!

Article of Interest

How to Give More To Your Favorite Charity and Pay Less in Taxes

By Gordon Fischer, JD, CAP

Iowa associations most definitely have a culture of service and giving and are generous to charities.Let's work together to increase charitable giving, by recognizing there are significant tax savings for outright gifts made during lifetime. Read More


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