There is still time to register for ASAE’s American Associations Day, the only legislative fly-in for association professionals, taking place virtually March 25-26, 2021. Participants will learn about association policy issues and gain valuable insights from advocacy experts on topics like “Civil Discourse & The Role of Associations,” “Building a Grasstops Network,” and “Strengthening Your… Read more »

A recent federal court ruling affirmed that associations and other private certification bodies have the right to establish their own credentialing standards. ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.), founding members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC), filed an amicus brief in the case, Kenney v. American Board of Internal Medicine. The initial complaint,… Read more »

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued guidance last Friday clarifying that Section 501(c)(6) organizations can calculate their “lobbying activities” under the same parameters as the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) when determining their eligibility for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since Congress passed legislation last December to expand the PPP to include many… Read more »

Congress yesterday approved a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package for the still-struggling U.S. economy, delivering President Biden his first significant legislative victory since taking office. The bill, titled the American Rescue Plan, includes another round of stimulus checks up to $1,400 for most Americans; extended, additional unemployment benefits for millions of Americans still out… Read more »