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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 will host American Associations Day, a virtual legislative fly-in, on March 25-26. This event is the only fly-in for association professionals. In December, Congress expanded the flagship Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to thousands of 501(c)(6) organizations, providing them collective access to tens of billions of dollars in critically needed financial relief. As Congress continues... Read more The post Registration Now Open for ASAE’s Virtual Fly-In appeared first on The Power of A .
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic exerting enormous budget pressure on state and local governments, more states under tight fiscal restraints are looking to raise revenue by taxing online advertising. Taxing internet ads could raise a lot of money, but business groups strongly oppose the proposals, citing free speech concerns and the negative impact the tax would... Read more The post Digital Ad Tax Bills Rapidly Proliferating at State Level 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.