Charitable Donations See Slight Drop in 2009

Despite more downcast estimates, the Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, released a report showing American charitable contributions have declined only about 4% in 2009. The total contributions, given by U.S. individuals, corporations and foundations, slid from $315.08 billion in 2008 to $303.75 billion in 2009. Individual… Read more »

How the ASAE Fly-In Benefits Small State Associations

Of the many professional benefits to attending American Associations Day, one of the most important for association professionals is the ability to create relationships with members of Congress and their staff from your state.  The meetings that an attendee has with lawmakers and their staff can be the beginning of an important partnership between offices… Read more »

What to expect from The Power of A in 2010

Last year, ASAE launched the “Power of A” campaign, an interactive campaign designed not only to educate the public and lawmakers about how associations are social and economic drivers, but to engage the association community in a discussion about how individual associations show the Power of A.  The Power of A campaign will continue in… Read more »

Happy Holidays

The Power of A and ASAE will begin its holiday hours next week and as such the site will only be updated if there is a major story or issue breaking.  However, check back with us in the new year for new content and the continuation of the Power of A campaign, including items like:… Read more »

Deadline for AAA Awards is Friday

This Friday is the deadline for associations to submit their programs for the ASAE & The Center Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards. Don’t lose out on your opportunity to have your association recognized for the good work it does for society! The Power of A often posts examples of programs that benefit society, but we… Read more »