Organizational Solutions

Resources for Success

We have solutions for roadblocks preventing organizational success. Here are highlights of
some of our offerings. For a full listing, view our Member Benefits.




Third Thought®

This free online learning portal - featuring webinars, podcasts, instructional videos, articles and sample documents - will help you address the activities and issues you deal with both everyday and long-term. Save time and money by using our resources. 


Industry & Field Experts

Proven industry specialists such as strategic planning facilitators, research analysts and law firms regularly serve as speakers and moderators for education programs. They also contribute to Association IMPACT Magazine and Association IMPACT Radio.


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Survey Report 

Compare your associations compensation and benefits program to other Michigan-based associations to help recruit and retain the best talent, while also maximizing your budget.

Membership Directory

With our printed and online membership directory, you have contact information for MSAE members, making it convenient to locate peers in the association world to discuss issues, solve problems, network and borrow brilliance. Login is required.

Buyer's Guide

Find vendors who understand the unique needs of associations and nonprofit organizations through our guide. MSAE Allied Supplier Partner Members offer a variety of services, goods, properties and destinations  for our members. 

Library & Bookstore

Purchase or rent books representing key association topics, including membership, meeting planning, governance and more. The books are available online and in-house at the MSAE Office.


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Organization Success

MSAE exists to assure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. We’re just a phone call, email or text away. We can help you with a strategy, objective, tactic or goal, or in other areas, such as: 

  • Milling over an idea and need a sounding board? MSAE staff can help you or connect you with someone that can help.

  • We have board resources such as training for your board and the chairman.

  • We can create a professional development plan for any team member to expand their knowledge so they can help the organization grow

  • We can help you outline a preferred future or connect you with strategic planners.

  • We recognize the leading projects in the industry through our annual Diamond Awards program and by highlighting success on weekly radio show or bimonthly magazine, Association Impact.

  • We can help you locate talent that will help your association lead the industry you represent.

  • Your strategies likely will be enhanced by working with other associations. MSAE can link you to these other groups.



  • Personal Success

    Organizations are led by people so MSAE is passionate about your success. We are committed to help you lead your organization, board, department or project. You are not alone! Others have been down similar paths for other industries.

    MSAE believes in the systems approach to organization management. We are committed to help you get the knowledge, perspectives and connections you need to be successful now and into the future.

    We have created the only comprehensive self-evaluation specific to organizational management. Third Thought® can be used to help you understand the gaps between your current level of knowledge and what you need to know to be a successful association professional.

    MSAE has resources, education, training, and mentors to help you grow. If you do not see what you need on the website contact us via email, phone or text. We have created a new knowledge management system that houses our resources for you to access on demand. 

    If we don't have what you need we will work with you to create it for sharing with others.

    MSAE will connect you with your peers  through our new Communities of Practice, help you expand your self-awareness to be a better leader through our Make Your Mark program, and provide customized professional development plans to help you achieve your CMP or CAE designation.


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    Lead Through MSAE

    Demonstrate your leadership and create your personal brand within the sector by:

  • Volunteering to serve on a committee or the board.

  • Write a magazine article or be on the radio show.

  • Share a challenge that the industry needs to tackle.

  • Represent the industry in our grassroots lobbying efforts.

  • Nominate others for emerging leader or other personal awards.

  • Instigate a new community of practice.

  • About Our Company

    We are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 

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    Disclaimer

    Information on this web site is provided for general educational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any subject matter whatsoever. Your use of our website is at your own risk. Due to frequent changes in the law, some of the information on the website may not reflect the current state of the law and we recommend contacting appropriate legal advice. MSAE is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content on the website nor for damages that arise from your use of the website under any circumstances.