About FSAE

FSAE is Over 1,000 Members Strong and Growing!

FSAE Membership Snapshot              
as of January 5, 2017                   

FSAE Mission Statement: Success for our members and our profession through Connecting, Learning, and Leading.

Associations exist to bring people of the same profession or interest together to learn from one another. They’re also an integral part of protecting consumers by establishing industry ethics and standards for product safety and performance. The Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) exists to educate the people who are running associations to do their best work for their industries and consumers – their members’ customers.

Association Management has its own challenges and complexities. It’s helpful to be able to learn from others that have the same difficulties and experiences as you. FSAE fosters that collaboration through networking and educational events, online communities and resources, including leadership skills, board relations, advocacy and professional development for all positions and career-stages. Our strongest asset is bringing members together to share ideas and best practices in management, membership, marketing and event planning.

Whether you are the CEO of an association, the front desk person or anyone in between, FSAE helps you connect and learn as you strengthen your career and your organization.

We believe that professional development should be fun. Our educational and networking activities always include first-class speakers, but it’s the relationships within the association industry and with those that support our community that create and strengthen the FSAE family.

FSAE is a small organization with a big reach and a big heart. Our staff is comprised of six dedicated individuals that personally assist Executive and Associate members and service providers. Founded in April of 1959, FSAE began with a handful of association executives that decided to share ideas and network on a regular basis. Beginning with 32 members, FSAE has continued to grow and expand its reach to the over 1,050 members we have today. In January 2015, FSAE and the Tallahassee Society (TSAE) officially merged to form one unified voice for all association professionals. Click here to learn more about membership in FSAE.

The Value of FSAE Membership 
FSAE is the premier organization for all association staff. FSAE:

  • Is the state-wide resource for information, best-practices, and innovations in the association community 
  • Fosters peer to peer networking and association community engagement 
  • Offers professional development education that prepares the CEO and staff for their day to day jobs and offers cutting edge knowledge with unique programming with new ideas in association management 
  • Enhances personal growth and leadership opportunities through volunteer service, recognition, and community service

Our Priorities:

  • Excellence in leadership 
  • Innovation and initiative to ensure growth and vitality 
  • Member success
  • Personal and professional development 
  • Connecting professionals

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 Contact FSAE:  (850) 222-7994 | fsae@fsae.org | 2410 Mahan Drive, Suite 2, Tallahassee, FL 32308