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Who We Are

Your Resource. Your Network. Your Association.


Whether you’re an association professional or a supplier associate, it makes sense to join the Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE) – the official community that fosters personal and professional excellence and growth within the association management profession.

Founded in 1952, CSAE is a non-profit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade associations and professional organizations in Colorado. CSAE has over 400 members representing more than 270 trade, professional, educational, philanthropic, technical, and other similar type organizations (including supplier members) in Colorado.

CSAE . . .

is a tireless advocate for the association community, working to educate diverse audiences as to the significance and value of associations. As an association leadership focused organization, CSAE aims to unite great minds for professional and personal growth through commitment to association excellence by encouraging leaders to heighten their performance to achieve excellence within their industries. CSAE provides unique, diverse and tailored learning programs and dynamic networking opportunities. CSAE is future-focused in preparing leaders for the association of tomorrow. Our goal is to not only to educate, but to inspire!

CSAE membership benefits include…

  • Educational opportunities – Luncheons, webinars, annual conference, roundtables, etc.
  • Publications and other resources – Quarterly magazine, monthly newsletter, website, sample association management documents, etc.
  • Advocacy – We are your official voice in the state capital and in Washington.
  • Career development – Certified Association Executive (CAE) study groups, online career center, etc.
  • Peer-to-peer networking and resources – Access to Colorado association leaders, decision makers and suppliers.

No matter what your role or experience in the association industry, CSAE helps you develop as a professional and advance your organization. Membership in CSAE is one of the most valuable investments you can make in your career.

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CSAE is the community that fosters personal excellence for all within the association management profession.



CSAE is committed to delivering high-value programs and services. If a CSAE member is not completely satisfied with any CSAE offering, CSAE will make it right or refund said member’s money.


CSAE in principle and in practice values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. There shall be full participation in this association by all people, regardless of race, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.