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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

  • The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to issue a new rule on overtime pay exemptions this fall that is likely to expand the pool of American workers eligible for overtime pay. The overtime rule sets a salary threshold used to determine which employees are eligible to receive overtime pay when they work over 40... Read more The post DOL Overtime Rule Expected in Fall appeared first on The Power of Associations .
  • The Senate Finance Committee advanced bipartisan retirement legislation this week, leaving lawmakers optimistic about getting a final bill through Congress this year. Senate Finance passed the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act by a 28-0 vote. The EARN Act builds on the SECURE Act of 2019 by incentivizing more small businesses to adopt retirement plans,... Read more The post Senate Finance Advances Retirement Package appeared first on The Power of Associations .

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.