Types of Membership
Persons who devote more than fifty (50) percent of their compensated working time to the management of voluntary trade, professional, technical, educational, philanthropic, business associations or societies or Chambers of Commerce, or who are on such management staffs in an executive capacity, shall be eligible for professional membership in NSAE. Professional members may vote and hold office.
Membership Benefits for Professionals:
- Advance your career through continuing education and professional development opportunities at NSAE meetings and roundtable events.
- Enhance your leadership and management skills, and develop new ideas and innovative concepts to enhance services for your members.
- Exchange ideas, share successes and failures, find solutions to challenges you’re dealing with in your association, and access shared resources to help serve your members.
- Participate in social and networking events and connect with colleagues and associate (supplier) members.
- Meet with associate (supplier) members to learn about facilities, services, programs and other resources they can offer to support your association management needs.
Those firms or entities whose products or services are related or allied to the field of association management (e.g. all travel and hotel organizations or representatives; professional printers; photographers; talent agencies; public relations counselors; and executive consultants; trade journals; entertainment centers; show decorating and drayage firms; equipment sales and rentals; and car rental agencies) shall be eligible to hold associate membership in NSAE.
The NSAE associate membership shall be in the entity’s name and shall not be the name of an individual. There shall be only one representative to NSAE from the membership firm and that person may neither vote nor hold elective or appointive office in the Society. Associate membership representatives may serve on all NSAE committees except the Bylaws and Nominating Committees.
Membership Benefits for Associates:
- Connect with association executives whose associations have need for services and products that your company or organization provides.
- Learn about the association management profession and the needs of NSAE professional members in order to better serve them.
- Network with NSAE members at meetings and social events in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
- Meet with professional and fellow associate (supplier) members to learn about the services they offer.
Persons who devote less than fifty (50) percent of their compensated working time to the management of voluntary trade, professional, technical, educational, philanthropic, business associations or societies shall be eligible for affiliate membership in NSAE. Affiliate membership in NSAE shall also be available to educators, government officials or executives of agencies who derive fifty (50) percent or more of their income from public fund and who are engaged full-time in activities related to association management. Affiliate members may serve on all NSAE committees except Bylaws and Nominating Committees, but they may neither vote nor hold elective or appointive office in the society.
Any retired member who previously qualified as a professional member of NSAE.