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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.

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MSAE partners with ASAE on key issues affecting associations.

Programs & Education


The annual Legislative and Public Policy Conference 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 is 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!

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  • 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 Registration Opens for 2022 Summit Awards Dinner appeared first on The Power of Associations .
  • While President Biden this week marked the milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID in the U.S., a fresh round of funding to boost the availability of tests, therapeutics and vaccines remains stalled in Congress. Consensus on a $10 billion COVID aid package briefly emerged earlier this spring, but to break a logjam in the... Read more The post White House Request for $10B in COVID Aid Remains Stalled 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.