Why You Should Join FSAE

"Active participation in FSAE and the FSAE Foundation provides me with perspective, refreshment and motivation. Association management is a unique profession requiring diversified knowledge and skills. Having the opportunity to interact with other professionals that do what I do is immensely beneficial. I am forever learning about new approaches to existing challenges and new programs that create member value."
 - Jim Ayotte, CAE, FL Manufactured Housing Assoc

For over 50 years, association professionals have enhanced their careers and ensured professional growth and success because of their allegiance with FSAE.

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. Our members include anyone who works for an association such as CEOs, management, meeting planners, membership staff, marketing staff, the receptionist and anyone in between.

FSAE is committed to diversity and inclusion at every level of the organization. Diversity and Inclusion includes, but is not limited to, age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, personality type and geographic location.  FSAE understands that diversity and inclusion allows us to make better decisions because we are exposed to different opinions, perceptions, values and experiences.  These differences are integrated throughout FSAE to create an experience that expands everyone’s horizons and opportunities for engagement, learning and leadership. 

Industry suppliers are also members of FSAE, including hoteliers, CVB staff, destination representatives, technology providers and service providers. Click here to learn more about our membership categories.

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

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Top 10 Reasons to Join

1. Affiliation with a Premier Brand. Join 1,000+ professionals like you and let your members and colleagues know that you belong to an organization dedicated to integrity and professional excellence in association management. We are the gateway to and for association professionals in Florida.

2. Networking with Those "in the Know." Join one of our numerous committees. Attend our CEO events and the Executive Series Luncheons. Discuss ideas with peers and stay abreast of current issues facing the profession.

3. Continuing Professional Education. Stay current with changes in technology, best practices and governance through the Society's CAE and CMP educational opportunities. Attend regional educational events, education sessions at Annual Conference and the FSAE Foundation Think Tank.

4. Image Enhancement. The Society elevates the image of association executives as value-added professionals and educates the public about the economic impact of associations in Florida.

5. Access to the Association decision makers and suppliers. Increase your visibility and leverage your marketing dollars by advertising in Source and RESOURCE, by using our mailing lists, and by sponsoring our educational programs events.

6. Career Enhancement. Publish an article in our magazine. Earn your certification. Chair a committee and strengthen your leadership skills while playing an important role in FSAE’s success. Be recognized as a leader among your peers.

7. Strength in Numbers. When 1,000+ members speak with a strong, unified voice, people listen. FSAE represents the association community before the State Legislature, our congressional delegation and other regulatory bodies.

8. Information is Power x10. Members receive timely association news and a wealth of relevant information through monthly electronic and print publications and online resources.

9. Job Opportunities at Your Fingertips. Employers turn to FSAE’s Job Central when they need qualified professionals at all levels. Post resumes, search available positions or subscribe.

10. Invest in the Future. The Society helps sustain the future of your profession. In partnership with community colleges, we are developing an Associate in Applied Science degree with a specialization in association management.


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