State associations recognized for excellence
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) was among many state associations recognized by the Michigan Society of Association Executives at its 15th annual Diamond Awards event Sept. 13 in Plymouth.
MASB earned the Diamond Award in the Diversified Revenue Programs ($1 million and greater) category for achievements in program objectives, efforts in membership recruitment/retention, percentage of member utilization and market penetration. Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault earned the Diamond Award for its provider directory (less than $1 million). MASB also earned Diamond Awards for outstanding meeting planning and execution as well as for excellence in recruitment and retention of members ($1 million and greater). Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) and Associated General Contractors of Michigan (AGCM) earned Silver Awards in meeting planning while Michigan Manufacturers Association and Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) earned Honorable Mentions.
Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) earned the Diamond Award for an electronic newsletter publication ($1 million and greater). MASB earned the Gold Award ($1 million and greater), while MOA and MASB earned Silver Awards ($1 million and greater). County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM) earned honorable mention ($1 million and greater). Michigan Community Action earned the Diamond Award for excellence in an electronic newsletter publication for its Action Catalyst newsletter (less than $1 million). The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (ISPLF) won the Gold Award for its Primerus FYI newsletter as well as the Silver Award for its Primerus Xpress newsletter (less than $1 million).
MMPA earned the Diamond Award for its Messenger Magazine ($1 million and greater), while CRAM; Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau; MASB; Michigan Municipal League (MML); and SBAM earned Gold Awards. Construction Association of Michigan and MOA earned Silver Awards, while AGCM earned Honorable Mention. ISPLF also earned the Gold Award for its magazine (less than $1 million).
MOA earned the Diamond Award for government relations for its advocacy work on the abuse of opioids. MML earned the Gold Award for the savvy development and implementation of a government relations project. MOA also earned the Diamond Award for its public relations campaign on vaccinations, while MAC earned the Silver Award.
Michigan Association of United Ways earned the Diamond Award for excellence in innovative collaboration for its Michigan Children’s Health Access Program. MML earned the Gold Award for innovative collaboration, while Associated General Contractors of Michigan; Experience Grand Rapids; and Michigan Dental Association earned honorable mention awards.
Michigan Townships Association earned the Diamond Award for its professional development program ($1 million and greater), while Michigan Chamber of Commerce earned the Gold Award and Michigan Restaurant Association earned the Silver Award. Michigan Green Industry Association also earned the Silver Award for its professional development program (less than $1 million).
MMPA earned the Gold Award for its use of social media as part of an overall marketing or communications campaign.
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau earned the Diamond Award in the outstanding website category for its website redesign. Experience Grand Rapids and MMPA earned Gold Awards ($1 million and greater), while MAC earned the Silver Award. Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology earned the Silver Award (less than $1 million).
MSAE, based in East Lansing, is a professional organization of more than 1,600 members that works to advance knowledge in the association industry.