Committee/Task Force

ESSAE Volunteer Opportunities 

With the exception of standing committees, ESSAE has moved away from the traditional model of committee service to one that affords the member the opportunity to contribute in the manner best suited to his/her busy schedule. This new model creates a way for anyone, anywhere to help by providing guidance and suggestions when they are needed most. Benefiting from your expertise no longer means you have to be physically present!

Get Involved!

Involvement is your opportunity to influence the direction and focus of your professional society. Using all available technologies, ESSAE will utilize your advice and guidance while keeping your time and travel at a minimum!

By participating in projects and opportunities you can:
• Meet with your peers and expand your circle of valuable business contacts.
• Share your association expertise with other industry professionals as well as learn more about a new segment of association management or gather new ideas for your current area.
• Your participation in planning the Society’s programs and activities will help shape the future of ESSAE!

Ongoing Task Force areas:
Association Leadership Academy (ALA) – reviews and refines the program structure and marketing/fundraising strategies.

Awards Panel– reviews submissions and determines recipients of annual ESSAE awards.

Exposition – develops ideas and innovations for the annual exhibit.

Government Affairs – monitors, analyzes and recommends to the board association positions on legislation impacting associations.

Marketing – develops and implements plans for marketing ESSAE through media, industry and other appropriate vehicles.

Membership – develops and implements membership recruitment and retention strategies and creates new member services.

Program – assists in the identification of programming that provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking and specialized training.

Web Resources – helps review, develop and improve ESSAE’s web presence by building online resources and enhance accessibility.

Standing Committees:
Bylaws Committee reviews the bylaws and considers proposals for changes submitted by members; prepares proposed bylaws amendments for review by the board and approval by the membership.

Finance Committee reviews the financial status and makes recommendations regarding the allocation and investment of its financial resources; advises the board regarding financial policies and positions, and prepares an annual budget for its approval.

Nominating Committee reviews board nomination submissions and recommends a slate of board candidates to the membership for election at the Society’s annual meeting.

Micro-volunteering Enrollment:
Panelist/Speaker (please indicate area of expertise)
Discussion facilitator
Resume reviewer
Speaker introducer
New Member Ambassador
Other (please indicate)

For more information or if you have questions, call ESSAE at 518-463-1755 or e-mail

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