Associations work collectively to balance and inform governmental and regulatory involvement in the industry; strive for voluntary guidelines and standards based on a deep understanding of the industry; and elevate new and best practices.

Programs & Education

The Public Policy Roundtable is a can’t miss event for association executives, lobbyists, association board members, government relations professionals and public policy wonks. The Legislative and Public Policy Conference provides a balanced and provocative discussion on legislation and regulations impacting associations.

Government Relations and Public Policy are included as a curriculum item of the Academy of Association Management. It is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management. This session helps association professionals navigate the public policy arena to become an effective advocate for your association. The session may be purchased as part of the Academy of Association Management or as a single session. Register today!

MSAE partners with ASAE on key issues affecting associations.

National Advocacy News Feed

Reserve Your Spot for 2022 Summit Awards Dinner

10 days ago

Registration is now open for ASAE’s 2022 Summit Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 29 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The ASAE Summit Awards Dinner celebrates the powerful contributions that associations make to society through industry and professional advancement; global development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; advocacy; and community support and engagement. A... Read more The post Reserve Your Spot for 2022 Summit Awards Dinner appeared first on The Power of Associations.

CBO Forecasts Sharp Reduction in Budget Deficit for FY22

10 days ago

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicted this week that the U.S. budget deficit will shrink to roughly $1 trillion for fiscal 2022 but slowing economic growth will start to reverse the trend in coming years. Last year’s budget deficit was nearly $2.8 trillion, the second largest in U.S. history, just behind 2020. The nonpartisan CBO... Read more The post CBO Forecasts Sharp Reduction in Budget Deficit for FY22 appeared first on The Power of Associations.



One of the principal roles of associations is to stand in the shoes of its members as an advocate before the regulatory, legislative, and judicial branches of government. MSAE engages in advocacy on issues relevant to the association community as a member-benefit.


Associations serve as the collective voice for the industry or profession they represent. Policy and advocacy work affects all aspects of association management. MSAE's programming supports the work of government relations professionals.


Policy experts, lobbying and public relations firms, research analysts, former legislators, and law firms contribute MSAE's programming and publications, fostering understanding and driving home the impact of this work.