Young Professional Membership

Young Professional Membership

Engaging in ASAE as a Young Professional 

Professionals aged 35 and under who work at trade and professional associations, philanthropic organizations, and association management companies are eligible for Young Professional Membership. ASAE gives you access to practical resources and a vibrant community to develop your skills and knowledge, boost your job performance, and advance your association management career. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, ASAE can help you meet your goals. 

Membership investment: $150 – over a 50% discount from the professional membership rate.  

ASAE membership terms are on an anniversary cycle, so you will renew on the anniversary of your join date. Your membership period is for one year. If your membership lapses beyond our 90-day grace period, your membership term will begin on the day you renew. 

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Benefits of ASAE Membership for Young Professionals 

Job Preparation and Career Development 

A great candidate can go unnoticed if not presented in a positive manner. Preparing successfully for interviews and job applications allows you to acquire the positions you desire throughout your career. 

  • ASAE Learning – Build your brand through ASAE Learning. ASAE learning covers a wide range of subject areas, from operations to meetings to technology, and it includes a variety of formats to meet all skill levels.

  • Career Coach – Access a career coach which can help in providing personalized guidance, leveraging your strengths, or help you prepare for an annual review.

  • CAE Preparedness – Connect with others in learning about CAE Preparedness. To help you prepare for the credential, ASAE provides a kick-off program and ASAE provides all the information and know-how that you need to apply and succeed on the CAE. If you’re interested, please visit ASAE’s CAE page for more information.

  • ASAE Job Board – Check out the ASAE job board for new employment opportunities. The association career HQ not only has job postings, but it includes resume review packages and career development articles.

  • Models and Samples – Use Models & Samples to see what other associations are doing/have done while also avoiding having to reinvent the wheel.



Building professional connections is a key factor of success. Networking allows you to develop professional relationships to share expertise, gain new ideas, and grow as a new practitioner.   



  • Advocacy – ASAE's public policy team focuses on tax policy, financial services, commerce and workforce development. ASAE is heavily engaged in establishing policy that would increase workers' access to career-building credentials and skills training. Join more than 800 member organizations in the Tomorrow's Workforce Coalition and sign-up to receive ASAE's Advocacy Alerts. Visit The Power of Associations to learn more. 


Volunteer Opportunities  

  • YPAC – Get involved with the ASAE Young Professionals Advisory Committee. This committee is dedicated to developing opportunities for Young Professionals within ASAE and in the general association industry. You can engage with the committee during events or on the social media channels above or apply as a volunteer to be on the committee!

  • Opportunities – Check out ASAE volunteer opportunities to see when ASAE volunteer opportunities open and if they align with your interest and availability.

  • Peer Review Micro-Volunteering Opportunity – Serve as a peer reviewer for education session proposals submitted to ASAE meetings.



Questions about membership?

ASAE Member Services
(202-371-0940 in Washington, DC)