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2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium in Sacramento, CA

Membership Benefits

The founding members of the NASC created the Association so that they could share best practices and information with each other in order to be more successful at bidding on and hosting sporting events.  As the NASC has evolved over the last twenty years, the Association has continued to develop benefits that align with that mission.  We strive to provide meaningful benefits and relevant content as our membership base grows and evolves.  The NASC is the number one resource for sport tourism professionals.  Click on the links below to find out why.


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Allied Membership
Rights Holder Membership

 
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Active Member Benefits

Active members are the founders of the NASC.  Sports Commissions, CVBs, chambers of commerce, department of parks and recreation, and other "host" organizations join the NASC to be more effective in the business of bidding on and hosting sporting events in their community.
Databases & Directories

Event Database - Review RFPs for events that are available for bid posted by Rights Holder members

Event Owner Directory - Access contact information for more than 900 event organizations

Member Directory - Stay in touch with other member organizations

Supplier Directory - Find solutions for your event needs from more than 800 industry suppliers

Research & Reports

Economic Impact Template - Use this tool to predict possible results prior to bidding on an event and estimate the potential results the event will produce

Get in the Game, The Official Blog of the NASC - Get information about best practices and trends directly from NASC's executive director, Don Schumacher and other industry experts

Industry Articles - The NASC has complied a library of articles, research, and reports to aid in your everyday business

Models & Samples - Collection of models and samples, (used by real host organizations, event organizers, and industry partners), that is designed to generate ideas and save you time

NASC/Ohio University State of the Industry Report (2012) -  This report was written based on the responses from a statistically significant group of 150 organizations that are members of the National Association of Sports Commissions. Rates of change and other figures represented throughout this report are calculated from the responses of the sample.
    
NASC Report on the Sports Travel Industry (2012) -  This report has been prepared by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) as a service to its membership and on behalf of the sport tourism industry. The NASC promotes industry best practices through its web site and its many meetings, workshops, and webinars.

NASC Report on Economic Impact (2010) - The report addresses the key issues which must be considered in any study of economic impact. It provides methodologies and formulas, and suggests how to compute the impact of the same event in different communities

Site Selection Study of Event Rights Holders (2010) - The study determines the most salient site selection factors perceived by representatives of event organizations

NASC/SGMA Amateur Sporting Event Study (2009) - This report surveyed a statistically significant number of persons who reported travel to an amateur sporting event within the last six months of 2009. This is a custom research report produced specifically for members of the NASC.  Topics covered in the report include: trip frequency, event type, travel party, accommodations, expenditures, travel, additional activities, and recommendations

NASC Salary and Benefits Study (2009) - The goal of this research was to establish a compensation guide for sports commission and visitors bureau employees based on market size, to determine the most common and important benefits offered to employees, and to determine members’ satisfaction with their NASC membership

Education

CSEE Modules* - Modules cover a variety of topics that increase participants efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace and enable them to earn the designation as a "Certified Sports Event Executive"

NASC Sports Event Symposium* - Annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  It is a must-attend for serious-minded sport tourism professionals

NASC Market Segment Meetings* -  Active members attend these meetings to share best practices and discuss key issues and trends that are happening in their communities

NASC Regional Workshops* - The purpose of this workshop is to spend time looking at the factors required for success in the rapidly changing world of amateur sporting events

Webinars - The NASC monthly Best Practices Webinars put NASC members in touch with industry experts and provide participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences on a variety of topics that are relevant to the sport tourism industry

Video Library - The NASC is proud to provide our members access to video recordings of select breakout sessions from past NASC Sports Event Symposiums in the online Video Library. Simply logon to access more than a dozen recorded sessions. If you missed a session or need a refresher, visit the Video Library.

Additional Services

Affinity Partner Discounts - Do business with NASC Affinity Partners and receive discounts on products and services for solutions you need to run successful events

Certification (CSEE Program)* - The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program, open only to NASC members, is a continuing education program where participants are provided with cutting edge knowledge about topics relevant to the sport tourism industry

Job Board - Post job openings for your organization and view positions available at member organizations

Member Awards - Active members can submit awards nominations for member of the year, outstanding locally created event, outstanding advertising/communication, and outstanding website.

Member Mentoring - The Member Mentoring Committee consists of volunteer NASC members with over 100 years of collective experience who are ready to serve all members and to educate the general membership on the value of the NASC.  Long-time members and new members alike are encouraged to reach out to the mentoring committee to utilize their vast amount of experience and know-how.

Message Board - Our member message board is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your peers.

Strategic Consulting Services* - The NASC has developed a training package which provides a complete overview of the sport tourism industry and the many different choices you will need to address as you decide on the strongest, most appropriate approach to this very special market segment.

* - additional fees apply

 

Allied Member Benefits

The primary reason why industry suppliers join the NASC is to cultivate relationships with potential prospects and clients for their products and services.  The NASC can put your organization in touch directly with decision makers for active member and rights holder member organizations.  Joining the NASC will help your company increase its bottom line through new sales and client development.

Databases & Directories

Event Database - Learn about the events that are available for bid posted by Rights Holder members

Event Owner Directory - Access contact information for more than 900 event organizations

Member Directory - Stay in touch with other member organizations

Research & Reports

Get in the Game, The Official Blog of the NASC - Get information about best practices and trends directly from NASC's Executive Director, Don Schumacher and other industry experts

Industry Articles - The NASC has complied a library of articles, research, and reports to aid in your everyday business

Models & Samples - Collection of models and samples, (used by real host organizations, event organizers, and industry partners), that is designed to generate ideas and save you time

NASC/Ohio University State of the Industry Report (2012) -  This report was written based on the responses from a statistically significant group of 150 organizations that are members of the National Association of Sports Commissions. Rates of change and other figures represented throughout this report are calculated from the responses of the sample.
    
NASC Report on the Sports Travel Industry (2012) -  This report has been prepared by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) as a service to its membership and on behalf of the sport tourism industry. The NASC promotes industry best practices through its web site and its many meetings, workshops, and webinars.

NASC Report on Economic Impact (2010) - The report addresses the key issues which must be considered in any study of economic impact. It provides methodologies and formulas, and suggests how to compute the impact of the same event in different communities

NASC/SGMA Amateur Sporting Event Study (2009) - This report surveyed a statistically significant number of persons who reported travel to an amateur sporting event within the last six months of 2009. This is a custom research report produced specifically for members of the NASC.  Topics covered in the report include: trip frequency, event type, travel party, accommodations, expenditures, travel, additional activities, and recommendations

Education

CSEE Modules* - Modules cover a variety of topics that increase participants efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace and enable them to earn the designation as a "Certified Sports Event Executive"

NASC Sports Event Symposium* - Annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  It is a must-attend for serious-minded sport tourism professionals

Webinars - The NASC monthly Best Practices Webinars put NASC members in touch with industry experts and provide participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences on a variety of topics that are relevant to the sport tourism industry

Video Library - The NASC is proud to provide our members access to video recordings of select breakout sessions from past NASC Sports Event Symposiums in the online Video Library. Simply logon to access more than a dozen recorded sessions. If you missed a session or need a refresher, visit the Video Library.

Additional Services

Certification (CSEE Program)* - The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program, open only to NASC members, is a continuing education program where participants are provided with cutting edge knowledge about topics relevant to the sport tourism industry

Job Board - Post job openings for your organization and view positions available at other member organizations

Member Mentoring - The Member Mentoring Committee consists of volunteer NASC members with over 100 years of collective experience who are ready to serve all members and to educate the general membership on the value of the NASC.  Long-time members and new members alike are encouraged to reach out to the mentoring committee to utilize their vast amount of experience and know-how.

Message Board - Our member message board is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your peers.

* - additional fees apply

 

Rights Holder Member Benefits

Event organizations join the NASC for two main reasons: 1) Find hosts for future events and 2) make their current events more successful than ever before.  The NASC equips event organizations with the tools necessary to produce the best events possible, leaving a lasting impression on participants and attendees alike. 

Databases & Directories

Event Database - Post RFPs for your events that are available for bid

Member Directory - Stay in touch with other member organizations

Research & Reports

Economic Impact Template - Use this tool to predict possible results prior to bidding on an event and estimate the potential results the event will produce

Get in the Game, The Official Blog of the NASC - Get information about best practices and trends directly from NASC's Executive Director, Don Schumacher and other industry experts

Industry Articles - The NASC has complied a library of articles, research, and reports to aid in your everyday business

Models & Samples - Collection of models and samples, (used by real host organizations, event organizers, and industry partners), that is designed to generate ideas and save you time

NASC/Ohio University State of the Industry Report (2012) -  This report was written based on the responses from a statistically significant group of 150 organizations that are members of the National Association of Sports Commissions. Rates of change and other figures represented throughout this report are calculated from the responses of the sample.
    
NASC Report on the Sports Travel Industry (2012) -  This report has been prepared by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) as a service to its membership and on behalf of the sport tourism industry. The NASC promotes industry best practices through its web site and its many meetings, workshops, and webinars.

NASC Report on Economic Impact (2010) - The report addresses the key issues which must be considered in any study of economic impact. It provides methodologies and formulas, and suggests how to compute the impact of the same event in different communities

Site Selection Study of Event Rights Holders (2010) - The study determines the most salient site selection factors perceived by representatives of event organizations

NASC/SGMA Amateur Sporting Event Study (2009) - This report surveyed a statistically significant number of persons who reported travel to an amateur sporting event within the last six months of 2009. This is a custom research report produced specifically for members of the NASC.  Topics covered in the report include: trip frequency, event type, travel party, accommodations, expenditures, travel, additional activities, and recommendations

NASC Salary and Benefits Study (2009) - The goal of this research was to establish a compensation guide for sports commission and visitors bureau employees based on market size, to determine the most common and important benefits offered to employees, and to determine members’ satisfaction with their NASC membership

Education

CSEE Modules* - Modules cover a variety of topics that increase participants efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace and enable them to earn the designation as a "Certified Sports Event Executive"

NASC Sports Event Symposium* - Annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  It is a must-attend for serious-minded sport tourism professionals and FREE for rights holder members! (Restrictions apply - contact the NASC office for details.)

NASC Regional Workshops* - The purpose of this workshop is to spend time looking at the factors required for success in the rapidly changing world of amateur sporting events.

Webinars - The NASC monthly Best Practices Webinars put NASC members in touch with industry experts and provide participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences on a variety of topics that are relevant to the sport tourism industry

Video Library - The NASC is proud to provide our members access to video recordings of select breakout sessions from past NASC Sports Event Symposiums in the online Video Library. Simply logon to access more than a dozen recorded sessions. If you missed a session or need a refresher, visit the Video Library.

Additional Services

Affinity Partner Discounts - Do business with NASC Affinity Partners and receive discounts on products and services for solutions you need to run successful events

Certification (CSEE Program)* - The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program, open only to NASC members, is a continuing education program where participants are provided with cutting edge knowledge about topics relevant to the sport tourism industry

Job Board - Post job openings for your organization and view positions available at other member organizations

Member Mentoring - The Member Mentoring Committee consists of volunteer NASC members with over 100 years of collective experience who are ready to serve all members and to educate the general membership on the value of the NASC.  Long-time members and new members alike are encouraged to reach out to the mentoring committee to utilize their vast amount of experience and know-how.

Message Board - Our member message board is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your peers.

Strategic Consulting Services* - The NASC has developed a training package which provides a complete overview of the sport tourism industry and the many different choices you will need to address as you decide on the strongest, most appropriate approach to this very special market segment.

* - additional fees apply

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