Smart Association Management is a member of several professional organizations.

AMC Institute (AMCI) is a nonprofit trade organization focused on advancing professionalism and high industry standards for association management companies (AMCs). AMCI provides expert support and resources, champions accreditation to promote industry best practices, and creates educational and networking opportunities for AMCs to engage and learn from each other. AMCI represents over 180 association management companies that collectively provide full-service management to over 1,800 associations and provide project support to 900 additional associations.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, MPI provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 70 chapters and clubs in 75 countries worldwide.

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is the essential organization for association management, representing both organizations and individual association professionals. With more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations, ASAE members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology.

Association Forum is the hub for the large, yet close-knit Chicagoland association industry. Association Forum provides members with resources, education and networking opportunities that enhance and elevate the association management profession, both on a personal and organizational level. Association Forum serves as a connecting point for association executives and professionals to meet and exchange ideas. As a future-focused organization, Association Form has their finger on the pulse of the industry in order to help guide members and assist them is solving the problems they face both today and tomorrow.  

For the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), associations have the power to transform society for the better. WSAE’s passion is to help association professionals achieve excellence through networking and education. WSAE does this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people – its members. In short, WSAE connects great ideas and great people.

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Smart Association Management helps nonprofit associations work smarter and get the most for their money by keeping staffing costs in check so budgets can be used for things that matter most to members: benefits and programming.

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