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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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  • The extended deadline to apply for ASAE’s 2021 Power of A Awards is tomorrow! The Power of A Awards recognize the association community’s valuable contributions to society on the local, national and global levels, and are offered in five categories: Community Support and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Industry/Professional Advancement, and Global Development. The extended... Read more The post Last Chance to Apply for 2021 Power of A Awards appeared first on The Power of A .
  • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 473,000, a new low since the pandemic began impacting the U.S. workforce last March. Today’s report from the Labor Department showed that the number of weekly jobless claims has dropped significantly from a peak of 900,000 in January as more businesses have reopened and... Read more The post U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Pandemic Low appeared first on The Power of A .


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.