May 2020 Print

Weekly Update

If you have any updates or relevant resources for us to share, please send them to [email protected].

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Monthly Lunch Details

Andrea Lea serves as Arkansas’s 40th Auditor of State. In her role as the State’s general accountant she administers the unclaimed property program, serves as payroll officer for over 600 elected officials, and processes the majority of the State’s financial transactions. She has committed herself to innovating the office to foster a more business-friendly approach to conducting business.

Learn more about the Arkansas Treasure Hunt and the State Auditor’s office at a virtual luncheon meeting.

Zoom login information will be sent via email on Monday.

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Save the Date

9 a.m. – Thursday, May 21
Zoom Meeting

Coffee talk with Edward Haddock, Arkansas Director, Small Business Administration.

He will discuss resources that are available as well as take questions from ASAE members.

Registration is not required. Zoom credentials will be sent via email.

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National ASAE News

All Nonprofits Included in House COVID-19 Proposal

Democrats in the House of Representatives released a proposal for the next phase of major COVID-19 relief legislation – the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. 

As written, the HEROES Act includes all Section 501(c) organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Any nonprofit with 500 or fewer employees will be able to apply for PPP funds. Following are other notable provisions, among many, that are relevant to our community:

  • The covered period for PPP loans would be extended to December 31, 2020; 
  • PPP funds could be stretched over 24 weeks instead of the eight weeks originally passed in the CARES Act; 
  • Businesses and organizations that receive PPP loans would be allowed to defer payroll tax payments; 
  • Coordination between the PPP and Employee Retention Tax Credit would be improved to “ensure borrowers can take advantage of both types of assistance;” and
  • The legislation would direct the Federal Reserve to create a nonprofit-specific program within the Main Street Lending Program. 

ASAE staff is further reviewing the proposal and will continue to update our members and other stakeholders with additional information as legislative talks progress.

According to reports, the House is likely to vote on this package on Friday. 

For more information, visit ASAE’s Coronavirus Advocacy and Resources page. For questions or to sign up for Inroads, ASAE’s weekly policy newsletter, email [email protected]

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Leading Through Crisis and Uncertainty: A CEO Dialogue

Thursday, May 21
2:30-4:30 p.m. CST

Association CEOs are comfortable managing employees, working alongside board leaders to provide professional guidance and make complex business decisions. In the best of times, leadership is challenging, but the COVID-19 crisis has tested even the strongest executive skill sets.

Read more and register here.

Free Access to Help Associations Navigate COVID-19

ASAE has partnered with Passageways, to deliver ASAE- Endorsed Board Meeting Management Solution. This solution features the OnBoard platform to help association leaders proactively govern and stay connected from anywhere.

To help you navigate through this crisis and prepare for what’s to come, we are giving free access to OnBoard virtual meeting platform for all new accounts through August 31, 2020. No commitments required. No questions asked.  

Get Free Access to OnBoard.

ASAE Solution Spotlight & Live Walkthrough: Virtual Board Meeting Management Solution 

Wednesday, May 20
1-2 p.m. CST

The pandemic has turned the world upside down, requiring new thinking and new tools. That's why we launched the ASAE-Endorsed Virtual Board Meeting Management Solution, a platform that can facilitate effective, secure governance meetings.

Join Reggie Henry, CAE, ASAE Chief Information & Engagement Officer and Paul Lockhart, VP Sales, OnBoard for a hands-on session to explore the Virtual Board Meeting Management Solution trusted by ASAE for its own governance. It's the perfect opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how this board software solution can help leaders, boards, and committees navigate the current crisis and prepare for what's to come.

Read more and register here.

Managing Your Association Through COVID-19: A Town Hall Event

May 28 - May 29, 2020
Virtual Event

These are unprecedented times and answers to tough questions are hard to come by. Like so many others, you have probably found yourself having internal discussions on how to handle the major challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The goal of this event is to bring together a much larger peer network to share how others are tackling these same issues.

Read more and register here.

Recover and Rebuild: Preparing for Post-Coronavirus Meetings 

Wednesday, May 27
1 p.m. CT
Duration: 60 minutes

Attend LIVE and earn 1 clock hour toward your Certified Meeting Professional certification or re-certification

As we emerge from this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the meeting and event industry must learn from this crisis and change its approach to risk management. Re-booking meetings into the fall won’t be business as usual: Are your suppliers still solvent? Have safety protocols adapted? How should your contracts and crisis plan change?

Join this webinar on May 27 at 1 pm CST, where meetings industry expert Brenda Rivers will discuss the critical building blocks to recover, rebuild, and revitalize your first post-pandemic event using a customized risk-management playbook.

Read more and register here.

Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking Data Now More Important Than Ever

Associations across the world will be adjusting their budgets and evaluating their resources in 2021 to combat the disruptions of 2020. Understanding how your organization compares to similar organizations in Arkansas, the region and across the country is vital to ensuring you're staying competitive, attracting and retaining top talent, and putting your valuable resources to the best use.

ASAE members have access to the only 24/7/365 online compensation benchmarking tool designed exclusively for executives of professional, trade and service-centric associations/nonprofits.

Access the survey.

Frequently asked questions.

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