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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

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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.

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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!

National Advocacy News Feed

  • ASAE this week announced the winners of the 2021 Power of A Awards, created to celebrate and promote the invaluable contributions that associations make to America and the world. Six associations will be recognized with a 2021 Summit Award, ASAE’s highest honor for the association community, during the Summit Awards on September 30, 2021, at... Read more The post ASAE Announces 2021 Power of A Summit Award Winners appeared first on The Power of A .
  • Senate Democrats say they have the votes to advance a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that includes massive new spending on a range of health, education and federal safety net programs endorsed by President Biden and progressive lawmakers. Republicans have opposed many of the proposals in the plan, but Democrats intend to move that legislation via... Read more The post Democrats Confident on Votes for $3.5T Budget Resolution appeared first on The Power of A .

Advocacy

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.

Programs

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.

Resources

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.