Bostrom Association Management Client Wins Silver “Power of A” Award

Written by Libby Lane

Senior Marketing Manager, Bostrom

Bostrom is excited to announce that its client partner the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) has received an ASAE Power of A Award for its COVID-19 Response efforts.

ISHA’s vision is to create a world where people have guaranteed access to resources for effective communication and to empower SLPs and Audiologists through collaboration, education, and advocacy. ISHA’s advocacy efforts in response to COVID- 19 required the organization to leverage its volunteers and staff to accomplish significant change during a crisis. The Disaster Proclamation and “stay at home” order imposed by the state of Illinois impacted the profession (8,000 plus SLPs and audiologists) and affected the thousands upon thousands of IL citizens who require services.

Mobilizing an entire profession to enact change is no easy feat, but ISHA’s timely response to the crisis, innovative communication methods, financial investment and volunteer time investment allowed the organization to move the needle very quickly. In only a few weeks, three executive orders from Illinois governor and two variances from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation were obtained as a result of ISHA’s efforts.

“Congratulations to Bostrom and their client the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association on being named among the very best organizations that go above and beyond their tax-exempt purpose to improve society and our quality of life in America and abroad,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “This has been a very trying year for associations, but even amid a months-long pandemic, associations are proving that positive change can happen. More than ever, the Power of Associations is on full display in this year’s award-winning programs, providing tangible evidence that associations will help lead the way toward economic and societal recovery in the months ahead.”

“ISHA’s accomplishments continue to surprise me. I’ve never seen a more dedicated group of volunteers than that of ISHA’s, and their response and resulting success during this crisis is just a testament to their dedication and the power of associations. I am honored to be in the position of serving this great organization,” said Bostrom Account Executive and ISHA Executive Director Bryan White, CAE. 

About the Power of A Awards:

ASAE’s Power of A (association) Awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels.  The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy, and the world.

The 2020 award categories include The Power of Industry/Professional Advancement, The Power of Community Support and Engagement, The Power of Global Development, The Power of Diversity and Inclusion, and The Power of Advocacy.

About Bostrom

Bostrom is a professional services firm providing management, outsourcing and consulting services to professional societies, trade associations, foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations from offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. As a boutique firm providing tailored, personalized services built upon a close-knit culture of diverse and talented people, Bostrom delivers cutting-edge, long-term solutions with proven results. Bostrom is passionate about and dedicated to its mission to transform organizations through client experience, culture and value.

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