Member-to-Member Benefits

ESSAE has established a member-to-member benefits page, where members can offer discounted programs and services specifically tailored to the needs of Associations and their members. Check this page often as we continue to build it and add to the benefits list.

Discounted Credit Card Processing

The Retail Council of New York State is pleased to partner with ESSAE to give members access to discounted credit card processing. We aren’t just talking about terminals anymore – the Retail Council can help you with web hosted payments, ACH payments, and virtual terminals. They even have a surcharging program to pass the credit card processing fees onto the card holder. 

The Retail Council is an association too, so they understand just how important it is to get dues dollars in fast. You don’t have to wait for a check to come in the mail anymore. You can email invoices and payment links so your members can pay dues online.

ESSAE members will work with a staff of dedicated Electronic Transaction Association Certified Payments Professionals – Michele Coons, Nicholl Lockwood and Carly Brentini. Contact Nicholl at (800) 442-3589 or [email protected] to discuss your association’s payment processing needs. Your association can also add the Retail Council’s processing program to your list of member benefits! Be sure to ask Nicholl about partnering with the Retail Council to provide discounted payments processing for all your members.

How Well is Your Organization Really Communicating?

Find out for free with a no-strings assessment by Van Slyke Strategic Consulting

There are few things more valuable to an organization than the perspective of fresh eyes. As a benefit available only to ESSAE members, Van Slyke Strategic Consulting will provide a free, one-time communications assessment that will include a review of the following elements:

  • Overall messaging strategy (do you have one?)
  • Effective targeting of key audiences
  • Effective means of reaching target audiences (are you using the most effective and efficient channels?)
  • Website functionality/design
  • Social media presence/effectiveness
  • Value proposition(s) effectiveness (are your messages resonant and customized to your  targets audiences?)
  • Paid media performance (are you spending advertising dollars wisely)
  • Earned/free media performance (what is your relationship and performance history with the reporter corps)
  • Advocacy strategy (do you have the right messages, targets and tactics to drive your message with policy makers?)

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