DSAIA Digest: It's February...can you feel the love?

Sun, February 01, 2015 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Is The Conference Your Board/Staff Retreat?

The annual DSAIA Leadership Conference is more than a convention, it's a board retreat and staff development opportunity. The J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa is a beautiful location for the upcoming event   but are you utilizing the event to create a "board/staff retreat" opportunity for your organization? Packed with professional speakersfrom both the Down syndrome and nonprofit community, it's an amazing value to your whole team.

And while the hotel may pamper you with spa options, DSAIA will surround you with incredible networking options, delicious meals, and some great technology perks.  Keep connected to your organization or home with free WiFi in your room and on the conference floor and utilize our new mobile app to make your experience more engaging. Register today!

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Grant Survey

Providing timely and important feedback for our members and from our members is an important aspect of the work of DSAIA. 

To this end, we hope you will support us by taking five to ten minutes to fill out a survey that will help one of our founding members – the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. The survey is aimed to improve their existing local Down syndrome organization outreach, existing grant program and to ascertain if an additional grant program would be welcomed.

Access the survey by clicking here. Thanks so much for supporting DSAIA and our members!

NDSS & DSAIA Announce Stephen Beck, Jr. Scholarship

Steve Beck Jr., was a part of DSAIA from its birth almost ten years ago, and most recently the former Vice Chairman of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).  His life was dedicated to bettering the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and the organizations that serve them.  We are proud to have worked alongside him and we all benefit from his successes.  He will be dearly missed. 

In honor of his many accomplishments and to encourage Down syndrome affiliates to pick up the reigns, NDSS and DSAIA are proud to announce the Stephen Beck Jr. "ABLE Act" Affiliate Advocacy Scholarship. The winner of this honor will receive a one-year membership to DSAIA for their organization valued at $995.  Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2015.  Applicants should complete this brief application. The winner will be announced Sunday, March 8th at the DSAIA Affiliates In Excellence Breakfast by the leadership of NDSS at the Annual DSAIA Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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