Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals
ORGPRO 2016 in Traverse City

ORGPRO 2016 stands to be one of MSAE’s best annual conferences to date. We’re blending high-level presentations with the energy that comes with time spent in Traverse City. Take control of your professional development and your enhance your network.

Third Thought: MSAE's online learning portal is now open
Third thought® now open

Third Thought® is an online learning platform composed of a digital library, classroom and communities of practice. Now you have 24/7 access to relevant information, sample documents and online forums that connect you with your peers. Get started today!

Association impact May/june 2016

In this issue, Denise Sloan, executive director, Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, shares how her association is helping their members lead the effort to mitigate the impact of lead poisoning on the children and families of Flint. Also, ORGPRO 2016 Keynote Speaker Sandy Ghezzi explains how associations can build member loyalty and retention rates by increasing its value proposition through understanding its members.

Other articles include: Rethinking Leadership Succession, Accountability Between Individuals and Introducing Third Thought®. Read Now.

Diversified Revenue & fundraising aCADEMY

Increase your ability to assess and diversify revenue streams for your organization. Academy is the only statewide educational program designed for professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management.


Thank you Premier Sponsors!

We appreciate the Premier Sponsors continued support of MSAE's programs and publications. If you are interested in collaborating with us for the 2015-2016 year, please contact us at 517-332-6723 or info@msae.org. View the 2015-2016 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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What Our Members Say

  • MSAE has been a tremendous resource for me as an association communications official. Attending MSAE conferences, workshops and participating on its various committees has made me a better communicator and employee. Nearly every day I find myself using information or a skill I acquired by attending an MSAE-sponsored program.

    Matt Bach, director, media relations
    Michigan Municipal League

  • As associations, no one else does quite what we do. That’s why it’s important to get together to exchange ideas, get support and keep informed about issues, topics and practices unique to us. MSAE facilitates that extremely well and that’s why I’ve been an active member since 2002. In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.

    Aimee L. Bahs, MBA, CAE, PCM, director of marketing
    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

  • MSAE has been a very valuable resource for me during my first years as an association executive. I have found that there are areas that are specific to association management that even my MBA had not focused on. Membership in MSAE has helped provide the resources I need to fill in my knowledge gaps as well as providing access to many other executives from Michigan who have been willing to help me every step along the way.

    Jared Burkhart, executive director
    Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers