IMPACT Wins 2012 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Association Communications from ASAE

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The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust’s (IMPACT) 2011 annual report, Ironworkers and Employers Partnering for Success, received a prestigious Gold Circle Award from ASAE for excellence in innovation and design.

IMPACT's 2011 annual report: "Ironworkers and Employers Partnering for Success."

The report showcases our commitment to information-sharing utilizing numerous, simple-to-access formats.

The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) announced today it has been recognized by ASAE with a 2012 Gold Circle Award for excellence in communications for their 2011 annual report, Ironworkers and Employers Partnering for Success. The Gold Circle Award competition is the premier communications award given each year for associations and non-profit organizations.

“This annual report is a prime example of the commitment of the Iron Workers Union and IMPACT to new technologies and new ways of communicating with our members and partner contractors,” said IMPACT CEO Eric Waterman. “The report showcases our commitment to information-sharing utilizing numerous, simple-to-access formats.”

“Communications is a crucial function for any association – it’s the primary means for sharing information with members and staff,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “Winners of the Gold Circle Award competition have set a high bar of excellence for us in the association community by integrating the fundamentals of effective communications with elements of innovation, creativity, design, technology, and metrics to measure the effectiveness of their tactics. Congratulations!”

Entries for the Gold Circle Award competition are judged on established criteria for excellence in association communications. Judges are experienced communication professionals from associations, nonprofits and for-profit organizations.    

“There are many examples of great communications from associations and nonprofits,” said Sandra Gordon, chair of the Gold Circle Award Committee and member of the Communication Section Council. “Only a few rise to the standards of excellence to merit a Gold Circle Award.”

On May 24, recipients will be presented with their award during the Gold Circle Award Ceremony at ASAE’s 2012 Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

For more information about the Gold Circle Award program, visit http://www.asaecenter.org/goldcircle.

About IMPACT (http://www.impact-net.org): The Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), affiliated with the Iron Workers Union, is a labor-management partnership designed to create work opportunities in the North American ironworking industry. Our primary mission is to provide a forum for Ironworkers and signatory contractors to discuss effective strategies aimed to expand job opportunities through innovative labor-management cooperative programs. IMPACT provides expertise in training, construction certifications, marketing, construction project tracking and bidding, insurance and Davis-Bacon compliance efforts. IMPACT also administers a world-class substance abuse program to ensure that Ironworkers are safe, drug-free and ready to work.

About ASAE: ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit http://www.asaecenter.org.

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