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September 2016
Volume 19 Issue 4

Call for Nominations for the NACCU Board of Directors
Submit a Proposal to Present a Session at NACCU 2017
Exciting Changes to the NACCU Awards Lineup
NACCU 2017 Conference Registration Notification
Recruit 5: Earn $100 off your NACCU 2017 conference registration
From the Executive Director: What you need from NACCU

Call for Nominations for the NACCU Board of Directors

NACCU is looking for individuals that are passionate about the campus card industry. Is that you?

If so, consider submitting a nomination for the NACCU Board of Directors.  An individual is eligible to join the board if he/she meets the following requirements:

  • At least three years of NACCU and campus card industry participation;
  • Attended at least one NACCU annual conference;
  • Have a minimum of one year NACCU committee service;
  • Have institutional support to serve as a volunteer board member.

NACCU will be going through some significant changes this next year. If you have the skills to provide leadership and would like to be part of NACCU’s future, You are encouraged to submit a nomination. If you are not able to serve as a board member, consider submitting a nomination on someone else’s behalf.

We encourage you to review the Board election process and to submit your nomination(s) today!


Nominations will be accepted through Monday, September 19, 2016, at 5:00PM MST.

Submit a Proposal to Present a Session at NACCU 2017

You are invited to submit a proposal to present a session at NACCU 2017, April 2-5, at Disney's Contemporary Resort.


Why should you submit a proposal? 
Here are 15 great reasons!


Get more information and submit your proposal at

The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 3, 2016. Share your knowledge and build a better campus card community - Today. Tomorrow. & Beyond.

Exciting Changes to the NACCU Awards Lineup

The 2017 Awards Committee has been busy using your evaluation feedback and participation statistics to make the following updates to our NACCU Awards!


We are proud to continue to present the Distinguished Service Award, awarded to an individual who has advanced the industry, exhibited entrepreneurial spirit, is an active member of NACCU, is actively involved in R&D, and who is engaged in the industry through serving on advisory boards and/or educating through presentations and sessions.


You will also still be able to submit nominations for the New Professional Award, presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to their institution, the industry and to the Association within a relatively short period of time. 


Start thinking about people you know who you may want to nominate for one of these awards.


Our Innovative Technology Award will be presented to an institution that has introduced a unique and innovative technology-based solution to a problem or opportunity. 


Several of our marketing category awards have been rolled into one award: the new Best Marketing Campaign Award. This award recognizes an institution’s demonstrated use of a campaign using a variety of marketing efforts to enhance their campus card’s visibility and value on campus. Don't be intimidated by use of the word "campaign" - you are welcome to submit your marketing materials for consideration even if not part of a formal campaign. So if you have great videos, flyers, social media, contests or other successful marketing promos, please submit them.


Finally, there are some fun changes to the Best Card Design Award. The Awards Committee will narrow the submissions down to the top five based on a judging matrix. NACCU members will be able to vote for their favorite online or in person at the Annual Conference!


Award recipients in all categories will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Luncheon at the NACCU Annual Conference in Orlando, April 2-5, 2017.

Thank you for your feedback, which was the inspiration for these updates. We look forward to your nomination submissions when awards nominations open in the fall. Stay tuned!

NACCU 2017 Conference Registration Notification

NACCU is pleased to announce that NACCU 2017 registration is scheduled to open in mid-November. Hotel room reservations will also open at that time.

More information will be shared soon! We look forward to seeing everyone at Disney's Contemporary Resort on April 2 - 5, 2017.


Recruit 5Participate in Recruit 5!

What is Recruit 5?

Recruit 5 is a NACCU initiative to seek new institutional members using NACCU's best resource - you!

Best of all, by referring schools who aren't currently members of NACCU, you can receive $100 off your NACCU 2017 conference registration - or even a complimentary NACCU membership!

For more information, visit

From the Executive Director: What you need from NACCU
Dawn Thomas, Executive Director of NACCU

As I near my 70th workday for NACCU, I have reflected on what I have learned from the Board, volunteer leaders, members and staff. So much of what NACCU is centers around the helping nature of our members to share information and solutions, brainstorm new initiatives, and create new opportunities. But there is so much more I want to know, and that we at NACCU need to know, in order to provide you – OUR members – with the best value for your membership.


In my nearly 20 years working in association management, I have learned the question about association and membership value is a universal interest. And often, value seems like a moving target. While one component of membership desires benefits related to helping with professional development, yet another group of members may place strong value on connecting and networking with other like-minded professionals. The challenge, of course, is to deliver enough of each type of service to satisfy all members. Why am I talking about this in one of my first opportunities to share in CARDtalk?


Within the next few weeks, NACCU will be sending a membership survey to all of our current members. Your association and our many leaders and staff always work hard to provide you with educational, networking and informational opportunities – but we need to ground the direction of our services in metrics. Your opinion influences us by letting us know where the value of NACCU lies for you. When you receive the survey invitation in the next few weeks, please take time to share with us so future knowledge-based decisions can be made regarding what you need as a profession and an industry – what you need from YOUR association – NACCU.



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