Organizational Membership FAQs

Organizational Membership FAQs

Why should my organization purchase an organizational membership?
ASAE provides associations with a host of resources that will give an association’s staff full access to a comprehensive body of knowledge in association management that is unparalleled by any other organization. The ASAE organizational membership is a simplified option that gives all staff direct access to ASAE member benefits at one flat annual rate. With an organizational membership, an association or AMC can plan ahead and budget for professional development, save time and money, and access relevant benefits to enhance the power and performance of the entire organization.

My organization is interested in organizational membership. What are the requirements?
ASAE provides various membership options for organizations. Organizational membership options are offered to associations and association management companies and are segmented based on staff size:

  • Small-staff organizations: 1-9 employees
  • Medium-staff organizations: 10-49 employees
  • Large-staff organizations: 50 or more employees

My organization is ready to join ASAE. How do we apply?
There are four easy ways to sign up for an organizational membership:

My organization has multiple offices in multiple states. How can we take advantage of the organizational membership?
Organizational memberships are based on an organization’s office address. Organizations with offices in multiple states will be responsible for paying for multiple memberships.

My organization has more than one ASAE individual member, and we wish to upgrade to an organizational membership. What should we do?
Please contact Member Relations at 202-626-2727 or [email protected]. We will review your organization’s membership records to determine the best upgrade options.

My organization does not have an organizational membership. If several of our staff are members, can we be billed at one time for all of our memberships?
We do not offer consolidated billing for multiple individual memberships at an organization. However, you can coordinate start dates among your colleagues so that you receive invoices at the same time. Please contact Member Relations at 202-626-2727 or [email protected] for assistance.

My employer recently joined ASAE as an organization member. How do I get my membership started?
To take advantage of your ASAE member benefits, you will need to activate your membership online. This process helps to authenticate you as the recipient of member benefits under the organizational membership.

When will I begin to receive membership benefits and communications?
Once the activation process is complete, your membership benefits will begin. You will have immediate access to Collaborate, ASAE’s members-only social network, and to members-only content and other resources on this website. You will begin to receive Associations Now Daily News immediately and the personalized Associations Now Plus newsletter within a month.

Do I have access to ASAE’s Associations Now magazine?
All ASAE members have access to Associations Now news, blogs, and the magazine online at (you may also access magazine content here). Individual members have print magazine subscriptions.

I have not received my Associations Now magazine. Who should I contact?
Associations Now is published bimonthly. Please allow up to 10 weeks for delivery of your first issue. If you have not received it within that time, contact Member Relations at 202-626-2727 or [email protected].

What if my organization’s staff size changes during our membership term?
At time of renewal, your organizational membership invoice may reflect an adjusted amount based on your current staff size.

Is my membership renewal due on the anniversary of my organization’s join date?
Your membership and your organization’s membership term is one year beginning on the day your organization joined ASAE.

We are an organizational member of ASAE, and a staff member recently left. Can we transfer that membership to the new hire?
Yes. Organizational memberships include the right for associations to add new and replacement staff to the extent allowed by their membership purchase. Contact Member Relations at 202-626-2727 or [email protected] if you have questions.

I left my position with an organization that had an ASAE organizational membership and will begin working at another association. Can I keep my membership?
Your ASAE membership will follow you as long as you work for an association or AMC through the original renewal date. When you begin your new position, please contact our Member Service Center at 888-950-2723 to update your record.

My organization is interested in group discounts for meetings and programs. Does ASAE provide any such option?
Yes. The ASAE Access Pass, a benefit available to organizational members only, provides the most cost-efficiency and flexibility in meeting your team’s professional development needs.

My association recently signed up for an organizational membership, and we now wish to add the Access Pass. How do we upgrade?
Adding the Access Pass is easy. You can contact Member Relations by email at [email protected] or call 202-626-2727.

My organization did not purchase an organizational membership, but we are interested in purchasing the Access Pass. What do we need to do?
The Access Pass is available only to organizational members.