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American Society of Association Executives Balance Sheets-June 30, 1991, and June 30, 1990 1991 1990 ASSETS: CURRENT ASSETS: Cash $ 173,436 $ 166,464 Certificates of deposit 3,860,069 4,363,765 Marketable securities 2,736,270 2,828,531 Accounts receivable 1,094,904 1,072,572 Inventory 268,221 145,751 Prepaid expenses 372,561 507,409 Total Current Assets $ 8,505,461 $ 9,084,492 FIXED ASSETS, at cost: Furniture, fixtures, and equipment $ 2,375,935 $ 2,742,089 Leasehold improvements 2,424,786 1,150,329 4,800,721 3,892,418 Less accumulated depreciation and amortization 2,381,113 2,331,036 Total Fixed Assets $ 2,419,608 $ 1,561,382 OTHER ASSETS: Deposits $ 45,470 $ 36,184 (*)Advances to and investment in subsidiary 138,906 179,719 Total Other Assets $ 184,376 $ 215,903 TOTAL ASSETS $11,109,445 $10,861,777 LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES: CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable and accrued expense $ 1,603,042 $ 1,448,411 Deferred revenue 3,564,712 3,677,270 Total Current Liabilities $ 5,167,754 $ 5,125,681 FUND BALANCES: Unrestricted $ 5,659,801 $ 5,485,466 Government Relations Education Fund 281,890 250,630 Total Fund Balances $ 5,941,691 $ 5,736,096 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES $11,109,445 $10,861,777 (*)This statement reflects the ASAE Services Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASAE and is accounted for by the equity method. Not exactly an easy year for associations. In an economy that has been sluggish at best, for many, maintaining and attracting members by supporting their needs was all-consuming. That atmosphere has hardly been conducive to thinking beyond very immediate economic challenges. It makes ASAE's investment in visioning over the past year all the more remarkable. Driven by involved members and leadership, ASAE has been thinking into the next millennium, and seeing itself there. The process reaffirmed old values and revealed important new ones as well. "Ideas came tumbling out of the ASAE visioning that would surfaced slowly, if ever," explains ASAE President R. William Taylor, CAE. Still more member input will comprise the findings that go to the ASAE Planning Committee as it revises the society's strategic plan. In a year when cartographers couldn't keep pace with world history, even with fax and satellite technologies at their disposal, ASAE kept its balance and focus by gauging the winds of change and mapping a course in light of ASAE's mission and vision. The year 2000 will be here before we know it. Thanks to ASAE's members and leaders, when the time comes, ASAE will know that it arrived by intention, not by happenstance. As a way of showing how the past year's accomplishments and strides serve the long-term perspective, we've organized this year's annual report around what have been identified in the visioning process as 10 strategic thrusts. PROVIDING LEADERSHIP: ASAE is a leader in improving the effectiveness and championing the interests of voluntary associations in the world. * 742 volunteers served on the ASAE Board, councils, committees, and task forces; hundreds of others gave presentations, wrote articles, judged awards, and otherwise enhanced the field of association management. * Cheers for the volunteers: The newly created Associations Advance America Awards recognize organizations that pursue broad-reaching programs--from product safety and codes of ethics to community service, research, and public information campaigns--that benefit all of American society. * ASAE provided to Allied Societies an Economic Impact Research Kit for their use in developing their own Associations Advance America programs. * 203 association executives earned the CAE (certified association executive) certification in fiscal year 1991, and ASAE's Certification Commission completed a strategic long-range plan for the CAE program. * ASAE's new Community Service Kit, free to members, provides the tools for developing community service programs. PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISM: ASAE promotes volunteerism as a positive force for societal change and renewal. * More than 700 people in eight locations participated in ASAE's popular Symposium for Chief Elected Officers and Chief Staff Executives. * ASAE's one-minute perspectives on associations continued to be featured on ESPN television's Nation's Business Today. * Associations Advance America gets into the encyclopedia: Gale's Encyclopedia of Associations announced that it will include information on ASAE's AAA program in its introductory pages beginning with the 1991 edition. * ASAE members purchased 35,000 copies of the 1991 edition of Leadership magazine for their volunteer leaders. Leadership is a primer on how to serve an association as a volunteer. INFLUENCING PUBLIC POLICY: ASAE strives to enhance the effectiveness, credibility, and image of associations. * For the second year in a row, the President of the United States sought out an audience of ASAE executives. Hosted by ASAE, President George Bush in February delivered a major address on domestic policy to a forum of association executives. * The issue was the potentially negative impact of Canada's new Goods and Services Tax on conventions. The dialogue began with a meeting of ASAE President R. William Taylor, CAE, and Canadian Ambassador Derek H. Burney. The outcome came in the form of modifications to the tax by the Canadian government as a result of input from U.S.-based associations. * No small change: Volunteers raised $173,000 for ASAE's Government Relations Education Fund. Richard E. Briggs, who chaired ASAE's Government Relations Fund-Raising Committee, led the effort. * Exceeding the goal: $30,340 was raised for A-PAC, a fund for association executives to collectively support candidates for Congress. * Equal opportunity for employees of nonprofits: ASAE's 401 (k)s for 501 (c)s coalition succeeded in getting 401 (k) legislation reintroduced during the 102nd Congress in both the House and Senate. Two ASAE members, Luther R. Parker, CAE, and Edward H. Able, Jr., CAE, testified. * Volunteer protection legislation was reintroduced in the 102nd Congress through the efforts of ASAE and the National Coalition for Volunteer Protection. FACILITATING MEMBER ENHANCEMENT: ASAE significantly increases its member service and quality. * In a year in which ASAE surpassed the 20,000-member mark; renovated some of its office space; merged its education and convention divisions; responded to 11,812 information requests; and purchased an additional 17 percent ownership in the headquarters building, ASAE designed many of its member service programs to help organizations maintain their position in a shaky economy. * ASAE offered free brief telephone consultations with ASAE's legal counsel and auditor. * Four ASAE divisions combined their resources to offer each unemployed member who requests it a dues waiver for up to two years during a job search in the association market; a free referral listing for nine months; and a scholarship to a seminar, convention, or roundtable. * The Recession Six-Pack was a discount offered to groups of attendees of the Spring Convention & Exposition. * In year two of the program, 86 association professionals took advantage of ASAE's Tuition Scholarship. * A new monthly seminar, Careers in Association Management, attracted more than 500 individuals. Equally well-attended were the new resume-writing workshops. * Twelve associations took advantage of ASAE's Consulting Services--receiving assistance in areas of human resources--and 14 requested Peer Evaluations. PROVIDING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ASAE enables its stakeholders/members--association executives, associates, and volunteers--to learn, grow, and move toward achieving their full potential. * Fiscal year 1991's attendance and participation numbers are evidence that association executives value the educational and networking opportunities as much if not more during economically stressed times. * 5,711 individuals--a record-breaking number--attended the 1991 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. * 2,000 individuals participated in ASAE's Executive Education seminars. Overall evaluation of programs was 4.9 on a scale of 6. * 373 association professionals earned certificates in the ASAE Certificate Programs, including 99 who earned certificates in the new General Management program. * 22 participants completed the 40-session Executive Development Program. * 400 individuals attended the new Western Educational Forum, which featured an afternoon with Peter Drucker. * 250 association executives--another record breaker--attended the Financial Management Symposium, an advanced course for chief financial officers. * 53 candidates participated in the 4th Future Leaders Conference hosted by Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia. * 60 executives participated in the by-invitation-only Leadership Institute at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The focus: leading a high-performance association, discovering the future, and controlling the quality of your life. * 100 ASAE members authored or co-authored articles in the 1990 volume of Association Management magazine. ENHANCING OUR SOCIETY: ASAE supports the efforts of association executives to increase the socially responsible behavior of the associations they represent. * The 3rd Annual Charity Talent Show, held during ASAE's 8th Management Conference, raised $6,000 to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Arlington, Virginia. * The Value of Associations to American Society, the full report of the Hudson Institute Study commissioned by ASAE, was released and reveals in depth the enormous contributions that associations make to the nation. * ASAE's Committee on Diversity in Association Management promoted multiculturalism among associations through several avenues, including presenting educational programming at ASAE meetings and developing a clearinghouse of information about model association diversity programs. * In addition to donating food, dry goods, and personal time, ASAE staff gave $970 to the House of Ruth, Washington, D.C., a program for homeless and battered women and their children. ASAE matched staff donations dollar for dollar. Staff also participated in the United Way Campaign. FOSTERING PARTNERSHIPS: ASAE fosters collaboration and increases synergy with its constituents and partners. * With more than 800 booths, the 71st Annual Meeting & Exposition presented the largest-ever exhibition of products and services in the field of association management. The ratio of association executives to suppliers was higher than two to one. * ASAE's Executive Search helped 24 associations find the right candidates for their open positions. Sixteen searches were for CEO positions, and eight were for senior-level positions. Eighty percent of the people hired were association executives; the other 20 percent were from the association's industry or had worked for the government. * The ASAE Foundation received the largest gift in its history: the opportunity to offer in its Silent Auction eight days use of the Los Angeles Convention Center, a $266,000 value. The American Booksellers Association, New York City, submitted the winning bid of $187,500. * The ASAE Board voted to add a second seat to the Board for associate members, who will each serve two-year terms on a staggered basis, and to inaugurate an Associate Member Fellows Recognition Program. * Allen Konopacki, trade show consultant, completed a major research study to develop ways to improve the value of ASAE expositions to attendees and exhibitors. * ASAE's University Affairs Commission developed a document, Creating the Workforce for Today and Tomorrow: A Guide to Working With Interns, that suggests a role associations can take in shaping a changing work force. CHAMPIONING INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: ASAE champions information and communication technologies. * ASAE published a significant research study, Association Technology Trends, 1990. * The society's newly created Technology Committee, in the spirit of practicing what they preach, set up an E-mail network so that members can communicate with each other electronically. * ASAE's Technology Committee and Finance and Administration Section collaborated to begin developing a new $99 technology seminar that will focus on technology in the small association. * Association Management magazine and Apple Computer, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, cohosted the CEO Forum on Technology for the Association Executive, designed to explore practical technology solutions to management challenges. * A new technology track was added to the Management Conference offerings. EMBRACING GLOBALIZATION: ASAE embraces the global image, role, and effectiveness of associations worldwide. * Representatives of six societies of association executives came from around the world to participate in the International Summit at ASAE's 71st Annual Meeting & Exposition. At the summit, ASAE agreed to produce a new newsletter to foster communication among international societies of association executives, and the Australian Society of Association Executives, Ashfield, agreed to host a third international summit Feb. 1-4, 1993, in Sydney. * A Global Issues Task Force was formed to determine ASAE's strategy regarding international activities. * Nineteen members traveled overseas to New Zealand and Australia to meet with counterparts and develop contacts during the International Section's first study mission to the South Pacific. * The First Annual International Fellowship competition was launched with a $10,000 grant from Westin Hotels & Resorts, Seattle, Washington. The recipient, Robert Vitro, director of global business development, Information Industry Association, Washington, D.C., will have the opportunity to study and visit with association colleagues overseas. * In April Association Management joined a few select American magazines being displayed at the U.S. Bookstore in Moscow, a project sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, the Magazine Publishers of America, and the Association of Business Publishers. SUPPORTING APPLIED RESEARCH: ASAE leads in futures and action research and is in the vanguard of new thinking. * The ASAE Foundation published a new study, a best seller at the Management Conference: Market-Driven Management: Lessons Learned From 20 Successful Associations, by Donald M. Norris. * During the ASAE Foundation think tank, association executives focused on issues of nonprofit governance in the year 2000. * Association Meeting Trends--1990, published by the staff of Association Management magazine, offers an in-depth look at the $30 billion association meetings market, based on a survey of 1,000 ASAE members. * ASAE launched its new Member Meetings Data Base. The data base captures meeting destination preferences and logistical specifications for the 9,000-plus associations represented in ASAE's membership. * An 86-page book called Completing Your IRS Form 990: A Guide for Tax Exempt Organizations was distributed free to all ASAE first members (and is now available for a fee). * ASAE published Beyond Washington, an Association Guide to Shaping a State Government Affairs Program, an informative resource for organizations looking to strengthen their state-level government affairs efforts.