Submitted by: ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 – 10:31 AM EST
Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, DC. - September 30, 2008 - Following an overwhelming response from ASAE & The Center members and guests who participated in the Global Summit on Social Responsibility, ASAE & The Center are continuing their commitment to social responsibility and are preparing to launch a follow up event, Associations and Social Responsibility: Carrying the Movement Forward, October 14-16.
The Summit follow up will be held online and is free of charge. To register for the event or for more information, visit the online summit registration page. The online summit event site will be launched on October 8 and will allow participants to exchange thoughts and ideas before the event begins on October 14.
"Our members and guests who attended the Global Summit made it clear that they want to continue the social responsibility movement and have set a number of goals to implement the social responsibility initiative in the community and their organizations," said ASAE & The Center President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. "We are proud to work with many outstanding leaders from associations and nonprofit organizations to carry this movement forward."
The online summit will feature panel discussions and presentations from thought leaders and Project Action Teams, created at the Global Summit to discuss specific issues facing associations and nonprofit organizations. The teams have identified short-term, mid-term and long-term goals and will present their suggestions for future action.
ASAE & The Center have recently released a draft of Guiding Principles for Socially Responsible Associations. The draft principles are the result of a working group of diverse representatives from associations, charities and business partners that have worked closely with their colleagues and the United Nations to achieve this key goal from the Global Summit, available at www.asaecenter.org/srprinciples.
The 30-point document includes provisions that guide associations on becoming more socially responsible in areas related to association and nonprofit management, including advocacy; leadership; ethics; diversity; self regulation; human rights; philanthropy and community service; and environmental and economic sustainability.
ASAE & The Center's ongoing Social Responsibility Initiative is supported by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and collaborative online partner iCohere. For more information about this initiative, visit www.asaecenter.org/socialresponsibility.
About ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common belief and passion. The American Society of Association Executives is a membership organization of more than 24,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the world. The Center for Association Leadership is the premier provider of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association profession. Together, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership provide resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association community. For more information about ASAE & The Center, please visit www.asaecenter.org.