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DFWAE Announces 2017-18 Board

Fifteen executives in the North Texas area have been elected to serve the Dallas-Ft. Worth Association Executives (DFWAE) Board of Directors. The officers and directors were sworn in on July 19 during a monthly luncheon at The Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel. Marilyn Ellis, a 20-year veteran of serving associations, was elected president of DFWAE for the fiscal year.

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The Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives is an organization dedicated to professional development for CEOs of Assocations and their vast staff of professionals. We offer excellence in education which enables Association Professionals to share this living knowledge with their organizations providing them the tools to be successful, sustainable, and profitable.

DFWAE provides valuable networking opportunities amongst CEOs, Association Staff, Professional Meeting Planners, Hotel Professionals, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and those companies who service Associations, Non Profits, and Professional Societies. In essence, we are Leaders developing Leaders; we learn to lead and share what we have learned.

DFWAE Mission and Vision

Vision: DFWAE is the #1 resource for relevant education, networking & career development for North Texas association professionals.

Mission: DFWAE serves the North Texas association community through relevant education and services, leadership & career development and the exchange of ideas.

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Upcoming Events

October 18, 2017
DFWAE Half-Day Workshop

Membership Development
Presenters: Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker will be bringing the latest strategies on how to get new members, increase retention and keep people from quitting your membership program. He has identified "Seven Systems of a Growing Membership Business." These seven systems exist in every membership business regardless of your niche.

Scott will show you these seven systems and give you practical next steps that you can immediately implement in your business.

As a Membership Expert, Scott will also speak on "Why People Quit Your Membership Business & What You Can Do About It. . . .

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November 15, 2017
November Lunch & Learn

Association Finance
Presenters: Julie Hart, CFO by design

Executive/Board Reporting

Basic financial reports don’t always tell the full picture. We’ll put your company’s numbers into context, gather meaningful information, and put it all into a concise and understandable format for your reporting audience.

We will help you to really understand your financial statements, what questions you should be asking of your finance/accounting team and what areas of the financial statements require the most attention. . . .

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