ASAE will host American Associations Day, a virtual legislative fly-in, on March 25-26. This event is the only fly-in for association professionals. In December, Congress expanded the flagship Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to thousands of 501(c)(6) organizations, providing them collective access to tens of billions of dollars in critically needed financial relief. As Congress continues to address the economic impact surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, associations need to be at the table.

The two half days of content is worth 4.5 CAE credit hours. The cost to attend is $39 for members and $59 for nonmembers. Participants will learn about association policy issues, ask questions to Members of Congress, and gain valuable insight from advocacy experts on topics ranging from Civil Discourse & the Role of Associations, Building a Grasstops Network, and Strengthening Your Digital Advocacy Campaigns. There will also be opportunities to sign up for virtual Hill meetings with your Members of Congress during the weeks to follow. Read more and register. For questions contact Nate Fisher, at nfisher@asaecenter.org.

Earlier this month, the Stronger by Association podcast delved into virtual fly-ins and the landscape for advocacy. Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, welcomed co-host Nate Fisher of ASAE’s Public Policy team for a series of conversations about advocacy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the beginning of a new Administration. Guests include Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs; Franklin Davis, Vice President of Federal Government Relations, for the American Beverage Association; and Kevin Serafino Vice President, Federal Government Relations & Public Policy and Internal Counsel, Household & Commercial Products Association. Discussions include association community 2021 priorities, issues, and making 2021 as successful as possible for associations and society at large. Learn more about the Stronger by Association podcast or listen on your favorite podcast app.