American Associations Day 2013
March 18-19, 2013
American Associations Day (#pwra) is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues, like tax reform, allowing federal employees to attend private meetings, or nonprofit governance.
This unique opportunity allows you, as an association professional, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the association industry, but your own organization as well. And ASAE will even provide you with a scholarship to do it.
The event is open to any association executive, staff member, or leadership volunteer that is passionate about association issues and wants to make a difference, as well as meet and network with fellow advocates from across the country. Registration is free, and out-of-town attendees are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $300 to reimburse travel costs if they visit their members of Congress.
Associations have achieved so many legislative successes over the past few years: repealing the new 1099 requirement, protecting the charitable deduction, adding nonprofits to a small employer tax credit, and promoting association meetings as economic drivers. Those successes are due to association executives creating lasting connections with their members of Congress. American Associations Day is your chance to create those connections and lay the groundwork for future legislative successes, both for the association community and your own association.
ASAE Honors Rep. Jim Moran for Effort on Ethics Rule (CEO Update, subscription required)
New Research Shows Associations Impact Society (Meetings Focus)
Fly-In Execs Seek Lawmakers’ Help on Association Issues (CEO Update)
The Importance of Associations (Association Trends)
Articles to Help You Prepare for Your Visit
“Grassroots Efforts That Work” Associations Now, October 11
“Building Relationships with the Big Dogs” by Amy Showalter Associations Now, August 2009
“What Does It Take to Get Legislative Staff to Remember Your Information” by Amy Showalter
“Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill” by the Congressional Management Foundation