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Nevada Society of Association Executives

Our Purpose: To promote the field of association management through professional growth, education and development of high standards.

Next Meeting:  July 29

Time:  Noon

"Organizational Management”

Presented by Robert Talley DDS CAE

Dr. Talley is the Executive Director of the Nevada Dental Association and Past President of NSAE. He will lead a discussion of domain 1 of the CAE study guide. This is an open meeting for NSAE. Members and non members are invited. Although the study group will meet monthly, this meeting and the November NSAE meeting will be a  roundtable discussion on topics of interest to all association staff and allied members.

Discussion items will be drawn from three key books for studying the management of nonprofit organizations. The books are: Professional practices in Association Management, Principles of Association Management and Association Law Handbook.

Lunch is included. Members $20, Nonmembers $30. We will videoconference between Bob Talley’s office at 8863 W. Flamingo R. Suite 102, Las Vegas in the south and Lori Benvin’s office at 161 Country Estates Circle, Suite 1B, and Reno.

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Thanks to Mark Ashworth, President of the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors. Mr. Ashworth discussed what his role as president entails on a daily basis. He talked about the big five traits of all volunteers: extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness to experience. In this case, extroversion means a lack of social inhibition, assertiveness and self-confidence in social situations. Neuroticism encompasses the tendency to see the world as distressing or threatening. It includes low self-esteem and a weak sense of mastery. Conscientious individuals are attentive, persistent, orderly careful and responsible. Agreeableness means being cooperative, considerate, empathetic, generous trusting and kind. Personally,” Ashworth said, "I find kindness to be of the highest importance.”

September 17, 2014 NSAE meeting

Member engagement - "What 50,000 Members Say"- Insights from the "Decision to" Research

Presented by Greg Melia CAE, Chief Member and Volunteer Relations Officer for ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership

Wouldn’t it be great if you had the time to ask people about what motivates them to join, volunteer, and participate in associations? The ASAE Foundation has done the legwork for you, and distilled the findings into insightful takeaways on what influences the decision to join, learn, volunteer, and give. Get a high-level summary of the most useful findings, hear real-world examples of how associations are leveraging these new opportunities, and discuss how you can too! Leave with new insights to strategically manage your organization based on exceptional research from over 50,000 current and prospective members.

Greg is a specialist in leadership development, with a focus on the nonprofit community. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from The College of William & Mary, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a graduate certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York. He earned the CAE credential in 2004, and was named a "Young & Aspiring Association Professional" by Association TRENDS in 2009.

CAE study group sets meeting schedule. Dr. Robert Talley CAE and Bob Benedict CAE met with the CAE candidates to organize their schedule of study. Our candidates are: Lori Benvin and April Miller in Reno and Manolita Moore and Kim Farmer in Las Vegas. July 29 they will attend the NSAE meeting. Future study group dates are August 27; September 24; October 29, the NSAE meeting November 18; December 17; January 28; February 25 and March 18. A final review will be on April 22 and their exam date is in May 2015.


Welcome New Members!

Welcome to new member Michael Fazio, Executive Director of the Nevada State Apartment Association. Mr. Fazio is located in Las Vegas. 


Mark Ashworth, President of the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors 


Cherie Williams Chief Executive Officer, RCE CAE, with RSAR, Mark Ashworth, President, RSAR, Lori Benvin, Executive Director with NNDS and Teresa McKee JD CAE, CEO with the NAR

What people are saying about NSAE:

Jim Clarke, CAE, Senior Vice President, Public Policy “Thanks Maury for your many years of representing NSAE at American Association Day.”.

 He also welcomed Cherie Williams RCE CAE to this year’s event.

Contact Maury at 702-254-4263 or if you have any questions.

Member Spotlight

This month we are featuring:

Dr. Robert Talley, DDS, CAE

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Career Center

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Membership News

20% Discount on Doug Eadie’s newest book, The Board-Savvy CEO.   The Board-Savvy CEO provides nonprofit leaders with detailed, practical guidance for building really solid board-CEO partnerships. NSAE has arranged to make The Board-Savvy CEO available to NSAE members at a 20 percent discount. Go to our Member Benefits page for a link to purchase the book. Three other books are also available.

July 29 will be a roundtable discussion of Organizational Management led by Robert Talley DDS CAE.

September 17 Greg Melia from ASAE will present a talk on Member Engagement: What 50,000 Members Say.

 November 18 will be a combination NSAE meeting and CAE Study group, with a discussion of the Governance domain in the CAE Study Guide.

Credit Card payment is now available.  Add your credit card number, CV#, Expiration Date along with the name and address associated with the credit card and fax to Maury at 702-254-4263. We will accept Credit cards for dues or Seminars.

NSAE is looking for more members in the active and allied categories and remember we have revised our dues. Go to our Dues link to see the new categories of members and their respective dues amounts.

We have added reduced rates for additional members from the same organization, a student rate and others. Joining will give you benefits at member rates and all the news affecting associations. Several members have added staff as NSAE members as our seminars are targeting various areas of expertise. Great for one or two person associations or for larger associations who want to send one of their specialists.

We are also looking for ideas on seminars and webinars that you or your staff would attend.  Email your ideas to Maury at for a great education program in 2015.

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