Associations are finding more ways to recognize PAC contributors, from public thanks to VIP perks. “We’re finding association members really want their peers to know they are supporting this important effort, and so PACs are adjusting what incentives they’re offering,” said Hannah Wesolowsk of the the Public Affairs Council. Which groups have million-dollar PACs? See our list.
Responding to attendee and exhibitor input is key; new tool enables association to respond immediately instead of after meeting. “This is a total game-changer. We are working on capturing how people are feeling right now,” ASAE's Amy Ledoux said.
David Martin, managing partner of Sterling Martin Associates, tries to join big-firm experience with smaller-firm service. “I started working in the association and nonprofit space and really enjoyed it,” he said. “You can see the impact the candidates you place have on the organization."
National Investor Relations Institute CEO Jeff Morgan to head Club Managers Association of America. He replaces James Singerling, who has led CMAA for 24 years. “It is a delicate walk appreciating the past and honoring the past but setting the tone for the future,” Morgan said.