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CSAE Updates

Association Boards Need Help.
The CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck Provides It.

Is Your Board’s Performance Meeting Your Expectations? Can It Effectively Address the Challenging Issues and Questions Facing Today’s Not-for-Profit Organizations?

What if your board had convenient access to a simple yet powerful resource that could quickly strengthen its performance? 

Introducing the CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck! 

CSAE has developed an innovative resource that will transform the way your board thinks and performs. The CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck integrates the immediacy of a physical product with the content richness of a digital resource. Each deck consists of 78 cards addressing topics that are critical to the success of your board. Every card has a URL and QR code that can be scanned with any smartphone or tablet to access richer information and insight.

The CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck helps your association:

Hold MORE productive board meetings by making the most of its time and maximizing its efficiency.

- Have MORE focused board conference calls by sharpening member focus and strategic direction.

- Conduct MORE meaningful board meetings by increasing engagement and developing measurable outcomes.

Is Your Association BoardREADY?
Visit www.csaeboardready.net to find out.



CSAE continues to focus on developing and implementing its portfolio of value creation experiments through our business model transition initiative. Each experiment is designed to benefit and support Boards, F10s and Growth-Oriented associations while continuing to provide current members with additional resources necessary to better manage and lead their organizations.   


Watch a recent interview about CSAE’s business model work sessions by clicking the following links:


Part 1: http://extraordinaryceo.com/canadian-society-association-executives-updates-business-model-part-one/


Part 2: http://extraordinaryceo.com/planning-box-updating-csaes-business-model-part-two/


CSAE has also created new “explainer videos” for Boards, F10s and Growth-Oriented Associations. View them by clicking the links below:


Board Video


F10 Video


Growth Oriented Associations Video


Your input will have a direct impact on the quantity and quality of our output. We encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions with us. Visit our Business Model website at www.csaebizmodel.com to tell us what you think works and what doesn’t.

To find out more about this Summer 2015 Quarterly update, please click here for more information.

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Association™ Magazine

 CSAE's official bi-monthly magazine, Association™, provides practical articles and tips that address the issues, programs, news and trends important to not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and scopes. Members interested in contributing to Association™ are invited to review our editorial and article submission guidelines.

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