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 Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals 
Association IMPACT Rising Leaders Profile

association impact magazine: Interview with 2017 Class of Rising Leaders Now Available Online

MSAE's 2017 Rising Leader honorees are featured in this issue. Learn more about them and why they believe it important to be of service and meet others' needs. Also featured: Compensation Surveys, Data Breaches Happen; Know What to Do Next, and MSAE's new member driven campaign launch.

Diamond Awards

celebrate association excellence at the 16th annual diamond awards banquet
We invite you to attend the 16th Annual Diamond Awards Banquet at the The Henry, an Autograph Hotel Collection in Dearborn, MI on September 14. This star studded affair celebrates the Michigan association community's emulation worthy work in 13 program categories. Hall of Fame members are also inducted at this ceremony.
Association IMPACT Magazine-The latest news and trends impacting Michigan associations

Association IMPACT Magazine: Interview with J. Scot Sharland

J. Scot Sharland, executive director, Automotive Industry Action Group, engages in a frank discussion about associations that take important actions on behalf of the industries they serve. Also featured: Simplifying Insurance, Mobilizing Members, and Members Share Why They Attend ORGPRO.

Academy: Governance and Structure

Governance and Structure (Academy)

Identify and assess the best governance and structure to maximize the benefits to members, volunteers and staff. Academy is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management.

Upcoming Events

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September 13 | East Lansing

September 14 | Dearborn

September 19 | East Lansing

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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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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