Communities of Practice

Share Your Expertise

A community of practice is a group of practitioners who come together and share a profession or expertise. Members engage in joint activities and discussions and share information while building relationships that enable them to learn from each other. Interested in joining an existing community of practice or starting one? Contact MSAE for more information.


This group of membership professionals meets every six weeks to talk about membership-related topics and ideas to help their association grow. It aims to share best practices and to facilitate conversations on the most important issues membership professionals are dealing with. Contact MSAE for more information.

Finance and Accounting Round Table

Finance and accounting staff from association members meet every quarter. The meetings are moderated by Katie Thornton of Plante Moran. Topics are chosen by the group and an expert is brought in to present and lead the discussions. We will discuss group experiences related to the topics and share best practices. Great time to meet your association counterparts from other associations. Attendance to the meetings will earn you CAE credits. View past materials. Contact Denise Amburgey for more information.

Emerging Professionals Advisory Group

MSAE engages the insight of emerging professional members to help guide activities to ensure we are providing leadership training and relevant education for MSAE members age 35 and under or in their first 5 years in the industry. Contact MSAE for more information.

The advisory group is also responsible for selecting the emerging professionals who will be honored during the annual Rising Leader Recognition Program Do you know an emerging leader with a unique drive and potential to make an impact - someone poised to become - or is already - a leader in their field? Consider nominating them for Rising Leaders Recognition Program, nominations open yearly in February. 

iMIS User Group

MSAE facilitates the organization and administration of the Michigan iMIS Users Group. All users of the membership database iMIS are invited to participate, and MSAE membership is not a prerequisite. The group meets quarterly to discuss issues pertaining to the use of iMIS and to exchange ideas and best practices. A team of experienced users and iMIS consultants create each agenda to ensure the most current iMIS resources are discussed. Contact MSAE for more information.

Human Resources – Coming Soon!

This subcommittee is all about bringing greater awareness to association world in the state of Michigan through industry-wide association membership promotion. Contact Denise Amburgey for more information.

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