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2016 Rising Leaders
Association IMPACT Magazine: Rising Leaders Edition Now Available Online

This can't miss edition of Association IMPACT Magazine features profiles of the 2016 Rising Leaders Award Winners, insight from Cheryl Ronk, CAE on the changing role of meeting professionals and checkpoints to an extraordinary association. Read Now.

Third Thought: MSAE's online learning portal is now open
Third thought® now open

Third Thought® is an online learning platform composed of a digital library, classroom and communities of practice. Now you have 24/7 access to relevant information, sample documents and online forums that connect you with your peers. Get started today!

Diamond Awards Entries Due
Diamond Awards Ceremony

Join your industry peers in a celebration of association excellence at the 15th Annual Diamond Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will recognize best of the best in 13 program categories as well as inducting this year's Hall of Fame recipients and other individual award winners. The following day, we will be hosting a communications seminar. 

Governance and structure:

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

Upcoming Events

Financial Management (Leadership Series) 
August 29 | East Lansing

Membership Community of Practice
September 8 | East Lansing

Government Affairs Academy
September 9 | Lansing

Strategic Planning (Academy)
September 12 | East Lansing

September 13 | Plymouth

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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 info@msae.org. View the 2015-2016 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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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