Community Brands Renews Strategic Partnership with ASAE

July 11, 2023

WASHINGTON— ASAE has announced that Community Brands, the leading provider of software and payment solutions for associations and nonprofits, has renewed its Strategic Partnership with ASAE.

The Alliance Partnership Program was developed to provide the industry partner community with opportunities to align itself with ASAE and the association sector through customized marketing platforms. It also offers partners the chance to help build and maintain year-round relationships with ASAE members and nonprofit communities worldwide.

Community Brands has been a Strategic Partner of ASAE since 2016, and the company’s software, services and payment solutions help power associations and nonprofit organizations to engage the people they serve through programs and events; raise funds to enable their mission; and manage their financials and operations. The company’s family of brands that serves associations (featuring AMS, LMS, Careers and Event Technology) include Aptify, member management software, and Freestone, learning management software, which have each been serving membership organizations like ASAE and many others for approximately 20 years.

To provide ASAE members and other associations with relevant data insights about the relationship between technology and member sentiments and trends that impact the future of associations, Community Brands has, since 2016, conducted the industry’s only annual Association Trends Research study capturing both pros and members’ perspectives. This year, the company also launched their inaugural Event Trends Study exploring key trends and strategies that drive success for forward-thinking organizations. Team members will be sharing insights from both the newly released Events Study and the upcoming Association Trends study at the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 5-8, in Atlanta.

“ASAE is proud to call Community Brands a Strategic Partner,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “Community Brands is a passionate supporter of ASAE and the association community and works with its clients to find the right solutions to power their success.”

“We truly value our partnership with ASAE and believe it’s a testament to our shared commitment to empowering associations worldwide,” said Jennifer Lee, President of Associations & Events division, Community Brands. “Together, we are working to shape a future where technology, insights, and community come together to drive meaningful impact and create a world that is better for all.”

For more information about the ASAE Alliance Partnership Program, please visit ASAE or contact Karl Ely, CAE, at

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,


About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 47,000 association executives and industry partners. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. 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. Visit ASAE at

About Community Brands

Community Brands amplifies the impact of over 50,000 purpose-driven organizations in over 30 countries. Associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools rely on our software and services to solve their most critical challenges: engage the people they serve, simplify operations, and grow revenue. Built with reliability at the core and strategically focused on events, education, careers, fundraising, financials, and operations, our family of brands is bound by a common purpose to serve the organizations that make our communities a better place to live. Learn more at and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.