The Power of A Awards program helps associations:
The Power of Associations Awards are open to:
Note: Beginning in 2018 applications for the same program under multiple categories will not be permitted.
Please note that Power of Associations Award categories have changed for 2022. Changes were made to encompass and recognize the full range of activities and initiatives undertaken by the association community. Each of the five categories below has a description of the kinds of programs that are eligible for an award in that category. Please choose the category that most closely fits the activity you are submitting for consideration. If you have questions about which category to enter, please contact ASAE’s Chris Vest at email@example.com
The Power of Industry/Professional Advancement
This category recognizes associations that have addressed industry/professional advancement in any of the following four areas: advancing industry standards or professional codes of ethics; developing innovative educational/professional development opportunities; and conducting research to enhance the collective body of knowledge for an industry or profession.
The Power of Global Development
This category recognizes associations that have addressed global development in any of the following four areas: improving the world economy; advancing an industry or profession’s global standing; collaborating to effect positive change in global systems and/or policies; and addressing critical societal needs internationally. This category is open to associations based outside the United States and U.S.-based associations that operate globally.
The Power of Diversity and Inclusion
This category recognizes associations that have addressed diversity and inclusion in any of the following four areas: workplace/workforce D+I; operational excellence; governance, volunteer and member recruitment, retention and engagement; and cultural competence programming and resource development.
The Power of Advocacy
This category recognizes associations that have addressed advocacy in any of the following four areas: promoting civil discourse and collaboration between government and the private sector; mobilizing members and volunteers in grassroots advocacy with demonstrable results; organizing coalitions to address a shared federal, state or local legislative or regulatory issue; and enhancing an industry or profession’s reputation as a trusted resource for effective policymaking.
The Power of Community Support and Engagement
This category recognizes associations that have provide community support and engagement in any of the following four areas: marshalling industry or profession-specific expertise and resources in response to an immediate or long-term natural disaster or societal problem; developing solutions to benefit underserved populations; promoting volunteerism and civic engagement; and enhancing public awareness of issues that could impact health and safety.
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