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 Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals 
Extraordinary Board Training

Extraordinary board orientation

This interactive workshop will arm board leaders with the tools to lead their organizations with finesse and purpose.  Participants will learn the difference between governing and managing, gain helpful and innovative ways to orientate new board member to your organization and learn how to ensure accountability and transparency. 

Academy: Diversified Revenue and Fundraising

Diversified Revenue & Fundraising (Academy)

Increase your ability to assess and diversify revenue streams for your organization during this Academy of Association Management session. Academy is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management.

Association IMPACT Magazine-The latest news and trends impacting Michigan associations

Association IMPACT Magazine: Interview with Luann Dunsford

Luann Dunsford, CEO, Michigan Works! Association, engaged in a frank discussion about credibility and accountability in association leadership. Also featured: Experiential Learning, Freshman Legislators Pop Quiz, Five Apps for Effective Fun at Work, Is Your Disclosure Solely a Disclosure and Sale Tax Compliance Questions Answered.

Diamond Awards

you deserve praise: submit a diamond award entry

We continue to be amazed by the programs, services, advocacy work, and marketing efforts that MSAE members coordinate on behalf of their members and industries. We are proud of you. And you should be proud of your work, too. Whether your association budget is over or under $1 million, we encourage you to submit an entry

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Thank you Premier Sponsors!

We appreciate the Premier Sponsors continued support of MSAE's programs and publications. If you are interested in collaborating with us for the 2015-2016 year, please contact us at 517-332-6723 or View the 2016-2017 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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We Are YOUR Association Resource

The Michigan Society of Association Executives is a not-for-profit membership organization that serves similar organizations in a variety of managerial and staff specialist roles. In short, we are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 


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What Our Members Say

  • MSAE has been a tremendous resource for me as an association communications official. Attending MSAE conferences, workshops and participating on its various committees has made me a better communicator and employee. Nearly every day I find myself using information or a skill I acquired by attending an MSAE-sponsored program.

    Matt Bach, director, media relations
    Michigan Municipal League

  • As associations, no one else does quite what we do. That’s why it’s important to get together to exchange ideas, get support and keep informed about issues, topics and practices unique to us. MSAE facilitates that extremely well and that’s why I’ve been an active member since 2002. In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.

    Aimee L. Bahs, MBA, CAE, PCM, director of marketing
    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

  • MSAE has been a very valuable resource for me during my first years as an association executive. I have found that there are areas that are specific to association management that even my MBA had not focused on. Membership in MSAE has helped provide the resources I need to fill in my knowledge gaps as well as providing access to many other executives from Michigan who have been willing to help me every step along the way.

    Jared Burkhart, executive director
    Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers