ASAE Launches New Organizational Membership Options

February 16, 2016

The American Society of Association Executives is introducing a hybrid membership model, which will provide associations and Association Management Companies (AMC) the option of joining or renewing through an organizational purchasing model.

For one flat annual fee determined by staff size, every employee in any size association or AMC office can opt to join ASAE and reap all available member benefits.  

“We’ve had tremendous success with our small staff organizational membership. ASAE wanted to engage more association professionals who are employed by more than 15,000 associations we consider to be part of our core market,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE.

He added, “Our new organizational membership options will allow organizations of any size and their employees to gain access to the essential tools and professional development they need to make themselves and their association more successful.”

The organizational membership is defined by number of employees, ranging from less than $1,000 for an organization with 9 or fewer staff to less than $10,000 for the largest association.

“ASAE is and will always be an individual membership organization. This new hybrid approach to membership enables us to continue to serve the needs of people who join ASAE individually as well as those within organizations and AMCs that have purchased bundled membership options and education packages,” Graham.

He said, “Our goals are to expand engagement options and empower staff, so they have relevant resources that will maximize their performance and advance their mission.

ASAE also is introducing the Access Pass program, which allows an organizational member to pre-purchase points that can be used for ASAE University program registrations.

It provides organizations increased buying power allowing them to save up to 22 percent on standard member prices. It also gives organizations the ability to plan efficiently and budget accurately for their team’s professional development needs. 

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