CEOs and Executive Directors

The Executive membership for the chief staff officer offers access to resources and opportunities through networking, professional development, knowledge sharing and a community of peers that can help you lead your organization more effectively to reach your strategic goals.

Membership investment: $575+tax

Membership benefits for CEOs:

Networking: Connect with your peers through our local and national events. Collaborate and contribute to your organization’s development and the sector through Associations Connect, an online community for all associations in Canada.

C-level resources: Get all the information and resources you need to make business decisions regarding board governance, strategic planning, organizational culture, leadership and much more.

Cost Savings: Save money with member pricing on CSAE events, tradeshow exhibits, and educational programs. Click here for more information on member benefit savings and click here to learn how to save money and earn revenue through CSAE Insurance Services.

Professional development: Advance your knowledge by attending CEO specific events such as the CEO Symposium and the Governance Forum.

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

Give your colleagues the same opportunity.

Professional Staff

The Executive membership for non-CEO staff is offered in order to provide you with tools and benefits to excel in your role, whether you are in education, marketing, accounting, technology, membership or other operational areas of your organization. We will provide the means to connect you with a wide network of your peers who are willing to share their experience and knowledge.

Membership investment: $575+tax

Membership benefits for Professional Staff:

Continuous learning: Read about new management trends, activities and development in the association sector in our Association magazine, our The Association Agenda newsletter, our Learners Digest and our website.

Professional development: Improve your skills and knowledge through our local and national educational events or our many webinars that are organized throughout the year. Sign up for our Certified Association Executive program to earn your professional certification.

Cost Savings: Save money with member pricing on CSAE events, tradeshow exhibits, and educational programs. 

Community: Network and exchange with your association management peers by attending our networking events or by participating in discussions on Associations Connect, our online community.

Not sure how to convince your supervisor to register for the membership?

Here is a sample justification letter for your supervisor!

Manager Justification Letter Sample

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

Give your colleagues the same opportunity.

Young Professionals

CSAE is excited to offer fresh opportunities and resources to professionals working in the association sector and who are 35 years of age and under to advance their personal and professional development! CSAE offers access to resources and a nation-wide community to advance your association management career by enhancing your skills and knowledge. CSAE can help you in taking your career to the next level whether you are just starting out or already a recognized leader. Check out some of our featured members in our Leaders on the Rise page.

Membership investment: $575+tax

Membership benefits for Young Professionals:

Continuous learning: Read about new management trends, activities and development in the association sector in our Association magazine, The Association Agenda newsletter, Learners Digest and our website. Attend our free member exclusive Insights webinars.

Professional development: Improve your skills and knowledge through our local and national educational events or our many webinars that are organized throughout the year. Sign up for our Certified Association Executive program to earn your professional certification. Search through our Job Board for new opportunities to grow your career. Build your personal brand by sharing your skills and knowledge by posting on our blog or becoming a speaker at our events and webinars.

Cost Savings: Save money with member pricing on CSAE events, tradeshow exhibits, and educational programs.

Community and networking: Network and exchange with your association management peers and other young professionals by attending our local networking events or by participating in discussions on Associations Connect, our online community. Reach out to the right connections by accessing our member directory.

Not sure how to convince your supervisor to register for the membership?

Here is a sample justification letter for your supervisor!
Manager Justification Letter Sample

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

Student Affiliate Program

CSAE’s Student Affiliate Program gives students the chance to leverage their studies beyond the classroom and to learn and connect with association and not-for-profit leaders across Canada! The affiliate program is available to full-time undergraduate and post-graduate students from Canadian university and college programs.

Benefits for Student Affiliate Program:

Student affiliates have access to:

Continuous learning: Stay in the loop on new trends and activities in the association sector through the Association™ magazine, The Association Agenda (TAA) electronic newsletter, and industry-specific content on our website. Advance your skills and knowledge with free access to Insights webinars and past conference recordings.

Professional development: Elevate your studies with the opportunity to enroll in the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation: an internationally recognized designation that demonstrates the essential skills of efficient and effective not-for-profit management. Boost your job search with access to the latest job postings, internships and volunteer opportunities in the sector. Build your personal brand by sharing your skills and knowledge by posting on our blog or becoming a speaker at our events and webinars.

Cost Savings: Access exclusive member rates for all products and services.

Community and networking: Connect with industry leaders across Canada and grow your professional network with access to the Associations Connect and CSAE’s Mentor Match program. Meet other young professionals at local networking and educational events.

Best of all, student affiliates become an integral part of the Canadian association/ not-for-profit community.

How to enroll

Apply to join CSAE’s student affiliate program with a current school timetable through one of the following options:

Single — $25 + gst/hst
Program department or student group — $1750 + gst/hst
Partnered Schools — Free for full-time students

Try it out for free until June 1, 2020!

*Student affiliates are ineligible to vote at CSAE’s annual general meeting.

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

info@csae.com

Group Membership Plans for Associations and NFPs

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CSAE’s Group Membership, provides the same great membership benefits of an Executive CSAE membership for all your staff at little or no extra cost. A membership with CSAE is not just for the President and CEO; it’s for all association professionals who want to be the best at what they do.

Why Consider CSAE’s Group Membership?

No matter the job, working at an association is not easy. Each role presents a unique set of challenges, many of which cannot be solved using strategies from the business world.

For more on the benefits of joining CSAE, please see Membership Benefits.

How Many Staff can Join?

Your organization can have as many CSAE members as you want. Each member will have a unique CSAE member ID, and will have the same access and privileges.

1 Executive Membership — $575 + gst/hst annually *
2 to 5 Executive Members — $1,200 + gst/hst annually
6 or More Executive Members — $1,750 + gst/hst annually

* This is our regular single executive member rate. If that’s you, please join here.

Who can Participate in Group Membership?

This program is available in the Executive member category only. To qualify, staff must work at the same not-for-profit organization at the same physical address.

What Happens if My Organization Already has a CSAE Member?

All memberships in the group have the same annual renewal date. If your organization has an existing member, new memberships will be prorated until that member’s expiry date.

If you or someone else at your organization is already a member, make sure your information and membership is current by logging in, and then apply for an upgrade to a group membership plan. CSAE will review and activate the membership and adjust your membership dues.

Questions?

Call 416.363.3555 or 800.461.3608 ext. 239 or email us for details.

Suppliers, Consultants and AMCs

The association sector is supported by outstanding individuals and organizations who offer their services and thought leadership. The CSAE Business membership will help you connect with potential clients across the country, while at the same time provide you with resources that will strengthen your knowledge, skills and awareness of the industry.

Membership investment: $635+tax

Do you need Business membership for more than one person?

Business members can now purchase a group membership at discounted rates. Simply purchase one of the two options and send us the list of members you would like to have on the group membership at info@csae.com and we will take care of the rest. Please note that individuals on the group account must work for the same organization with the same address to be eligible.

Business Membership for 2-3 People — $1200 + hst/gst
Business Membership for 4-6 People — $2100 + hst/gst


Are you an association management company (AMC) and want to take advantage of both Executive and Business memberships?

AMCs can now purchase a group membership that include both Executive and Business memberships at discounted rates. Simply purchase one of the four options and send us the list of members you would like to list on the group membership at info@csae.com and we will take are of the rest (please specify the membership type for each person). Please note that individuals on the group account must work for the same organization with the same address to be eligible

One Business and One Executive Membership — $1150 + hst/gst
One Business and Executive Membership for 2-5 people — $1550 + gst/hst
One Business and Executive Membership for 6+ people — $2200 + gst/hst
Two Business and Executive Membership for 6+ people — $2800 + gst/hst

Membership benefits for Business members:

Exposure: Gain visibility through our online Supplier Directory as well as our annual Buyer’s Guide. Be recognized as a thought leader by sharing your knowledge through articles, blog posts, and with your expert advice on our online community platform Associations Connect.

Market access: CSAE can be your catalyst to access the association market through opportunities in partnership, exhibiting, advertising in Association Magazine, speaking, writing, fundraising, and other ways to connect with your market. Creating opportunities through collaboration is our specialty. Give us a call at 1.800.461.3608 (or 416.363.3555) extension 222.

Cost Savings: Save money with member pricing on CSAE events, tradeshow exhibits, and educational programs. 

Networking and lead generation: Network and meet with association decision makers and future clients by attending our local and national events or by participating in discussions on Associations Connect, our online community. Reach out to the right connections by accessing our member directory.

Exclusivity: As a Business member, you will have exclusive access to RFPs posted on the Associations Connect, our online community platform.

Not sure how to convince your supervisor to register for the membership?

Here is a sample justification letter for your supervisor!
Manager Justification Letter Sample

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

Learn more:

Questions about membership? Contact:
Janice Chong
Membership Department
1.800.461.3608 (Toronto 416.363.3555) extension 239
info@csae.com

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