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Fun Facts About COABE. History. COABE was a branch of AAACE from 1972-2000 Separated from AAACE and incorporated in 2000 in the state of Florida ProLiteracy provided management and support services from 2000-2009 Bonney Business Solutions provides same services from 2009-present .

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Fun facts about coabe

Fun Facts About COABE


History

History

  • COABE was a branch of AAACE from 1972-2000

  • Separated from AAACE and incorporated in 2000 in the state of Florida

  • ProLiteracy provided management and support services from 2000-2009

  • Bonney Business Solutions provides same services from 2009-present


Since then

Since then….

Conference

Strategic Planning

Journal

Increased Revenue

Visibility

Professional Development

New Benefits

Grants

Communication

Communication

Advocacy

Conference

Board

Leadership

Technology


Membership

Membership

  • Membership in all 50 states

  • 15 international members due to cross marketing our Journal to international subscribers

  • Tremendous growth since 2009 due to large group memberships (from 1,379 members to 13,000+ members)

  • MPAEA was first BIG large group member in 2009; there are now 27 large group members


Board compilation

Board Compilation

  • COABE Board was convened in 1972

  • Jackie Taylor is the 35th president

  • 18 of the 35 presidents have held doctorates

  • 19 were employed by public schools /community colleges, 12 by universities, 2 by state departments of education, 1 in correctional education, 1 as a paraprofessional


Strategic planning

Strategic Planning

  • 3 strategic plans have been developed over the last 10 years.

  • The first strategic plan resulted in a flyer that was widely disseminated

  • The second strategic plan resulted in COABE purchasing it’s first online database

  • The third strategic plan is still in process


Journal

Journal

  • Co published by COABE since 1977

  • Three publishers over 10 years

    • Piedmont University

    • ProLiteracy

    • Western Kentucky University

  • Largest subscription base in its history in 2013


Advocacy

Advocacy

  • COABE’s Contact Network was started in 2011 and has representation in 27 states.


Awards incentive grants scholarships

Awards, Incentive Grants, Scholarships

  • Over $250,000* given back to the field in the form of awards, incentive grants, and scholarships over the last 10 years.

*This figure includes travel stipends and conference registrations as well as financial awards.


Communication

Communication

  • COABE’s first Membership Update was published on July 1, 2012

  • 3 blogs in 2012-2013 (Journal, Portal, Elections)

  • Our [email protected] inbox receives over 3,000 emails annually

  • The website receives over 8,000 thousand unique visitors per month


Benefits

Benefits

  • Benefits in 2009

    • Discount on the COABE Journal

    • Discount on the COABE Conference

    • Opportunity to apply for awards, incentive grants, and scholarships

    • Opportunity to form the future of COABE by participating and voting in the COABE elections

    • Liststserves to receive communications and share best practices


New benefits

New Benefits

  • New benefits have been added to the 2009 roster of benefits every year since then:

    • Employment bulletin board

    • Talent bank

    • Mini grants

    • Adult Education and Degree Credential Portal

    • Discounts on AE products (VIP Vendor program)

    • User friendly website

    • Online repository


Regional institutes

Regional Institutes

  • 12 Regional Institutes have been held over the last 7 years.

  • Training is targeted to the region’s needs.

  • Funding from COABE supports national level presenters and keynote speakers.

  • Institutes help build membership and state partnerships


Technology

Technology

  • Joined:

    • Facebook (2011)– 426 likes

    • Twitter (2012) – 542 followers

    • LinkedIn (February 2013) – 831 members

    • Pinterest (June 2013)


Nominations elections

Nominations & Elections

THEN

  • Hard copy nominations and elections process until 2008

  • Back then roughly 100 votes would be cast

  • Difficulty getting candidates to run for office due to lack of interest


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Nominations & Elections

NOW

  • Electronic voting

  • 31 candidates submitted applications for consideration in 2013

  • 5 write-in candidates campaigned for office

  • Nearly 700 ballots were cast

  • Candidate’s bio and platform published on blog and website


Charitable giving

Charitable Giving

  • COABE has donated to a few charities over the last 10 years:

    • LACNY after 9/11

    • Mississippi and Louisiana programs after Hurricane Katrina

    • Beyond Borders after hurricane in Haiti

    • Glide Memorial Church (homeless initiative)

    • Center for Global Justice

    • LA Dream Center


Conference

Conference

  • The COABE conference has been held in 22 states over the last 30 years, including the state of Alaska

  • 19 of the conferences made less than $10,000

  • 2012 conference was one of the smallest in recent history, but enjoyed the biggest profit recorded


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