Who WE ARE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Our members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology.
In 2020, ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making the world better, safer, and smarter. The centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry.
On this interactive timeline, discover how the association community has been an important force in meeting society’s biggest challenges since 1920.
With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.
ASAE Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), ASAE’s wholly-owned subsidiary, provides business solutions to the association community that help associations grow and prosper, save time and money, and simplify the business of running an association.
What We Stand For
Our cause. ASAE helps associations and association professionals transform society through the power of collaboration.
Our value proposition. ASAE connects great ideas and great people to inspire leadership and achievement within the association community.
Our promise. ASAE provides exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential tools that make you and your organization more successful.
Our guarantee. Our goal is to provide truly exceptional offerings and service, and we won’t be happy until you are. If any programs, products, or services of ASAE do not fulfill our promise, we will make the situation right.
What We Do
Build knowledge. ASAE is the definitive source for ideas, tools, and resources for the association profession.
Enable learning. ASAE’s exceptional learning experiences enable the association community to consistently produce superior results.
Foster community. ASAE engages association professionals and industry partners in a diverse, global, welcoming community.
Engage in advocacy. ASAE’s advocacy and communications efforts enhance recognition for the profession and result in a positive legislative and regulatory climate for the association community.