MSAE’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Like many of you, MSAE has been monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in an effort to ensure we are proactively protecting the health and safety of our members, and to ensure that we can meet the needs of our Associate and Professional Members.Many of us are already feeling the economic strain the COVID-19 pandemic, especially our Associate Members, and MSAE wants to help you in any way we can. Many of the business resources available have been compiled by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Additionally, as we are made aware of more resources for our members, MSAE will update our COVID-19 Resources page.The MSAE Board met recently to discuss the feasibility of some of the organization’s business practices and the following decisions were made to better accommodate the current pandemic and future economic constraints.
  • Rescheduling Round Tables Event from April 3rd to July 14th.
  • Canceling FunFest in September
    • This event is heavily reliant on associate member’s sponsorship dollars. Therefore, in an effort to alleviate the financial burden on MSAE and its associate members, the board chose to cancel the meeting.
    • There likely will be a social member event held in conjunction with the Round Table Event as a substitute. More information about the social event will be available in the coming months.
    • MSAE’s Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with MSAE’s Holiday Party, in accordance with the bylaws.
  • To reduce the necessity of advertising revenue from associate members and eliminating printing costs, MSAE will be providing the following:
    • Online member directory – also available in a PDF format
    • Online newsletters – also available in a PDF format
    • In addition, the board carefully reviewed the current budget and made adjustments to accommodate the financial impact of COVID-19 on MSAE programs and events, while maintaining a level of benefits that are important to MSAE members. 
As our members continue their important work of supporting their membership and organizations, MSAE remains resolved to be a resource you can depend on during these times of uncertainty. It is our hope that next year we will be able to provide the full services you deserve.  Remember, we are in this together to support each other and our organizations.
Sincerely,Kathy Pabst, MBA, CAE
MSAE Board President
Executive Director, Missouri Academy of Family Physicians


As additional information becomes available, updates will be posted to this page.



MSAE 2019 Salary and Benefits Survey is Here

MSAE is pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Salary and Benefits Survey.  This was the first time that MSAE collaborated with state societies of association executives from across the country to produce this valuable tool.  The survey was conducted in February 2019 with 893 participating associations in 30 states. It is conducted every two years by state societies of association executives with Whorton Marketing & Research.. 

There are 3 reports available.  The Missouri State Level Report showing the responses of your in-state or regional peers to all compensation and benefits related questions including a detailed table showing mean, median, and quartiles for 39 specific positions being tracked in the survey.  This report is supplemented by a 65-page 2019 National Report that features a graphical presentation of the findings with narrative discussing each finding, and detailed tables showing how compensation levels, staff characteristics, leave, retirement, insurance, and the roles of the CEO vary by size (ranges of FTE staff and annual revenue), Census Area, geographic scope of the organization, and its membership structure. In addition we've prepared an executive summary.  

MSAE members can purchase the Missouri specific report along with the executive summary for $50, and can include the national data report for an additional $25 -- a total of $75. Non-members can purchase the state specific report and executive summary for $100, and the full set of reports for $125.  Click below to order.  

Order the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Report

The MSAE Foundation Helps Missouri Students Attend Missouri Schools

The MSAE Foundation, in cooperation with the Missouri Association of Student Councils, provides two (2) scholarships annually to Missouri high school seniors who intend to attend a Missouri college or university and have shown interest/intent to work in a sector related to organizational management or event planning. These scholarships are awarded to seniors who show academic promise, extra-curricular involvement, and demonstrable leadership skills. Anticipating their leadership talents will be used to improve Missouri associations, events, and/or hospitality industry, they are provided up to $1,500 for their first full-time academic year in college. The Foundation will be awarding its next scholarships in May, 2020. 


Call For Volunteers

MSAE needs YOU!  We are currently looking for dedicated members who want to shape the vision and direction of MSAE.  If you want to be involved, or know someone who should be simply log in to the nomination form at the link below and let us know.  We promise hard work, respect for the time that you have to offer, great conversation, and connections with colleagues that will last well beyond your time.  As association executives, you know the value of member engagement, so take the challenge. 

Volunteer Nomination Form

MSAE Launches New Career Center

MSAE has launched a new Career Center linked to the ZipRecruiter network. Whether you are looking for your next career move or are searching for the right addition to your staff team, the MSAE Career Center is your first stop. Members can still post for free and reach the MSAE audience, or can reach the entire network at a discounted rate. You'll also find resources to help you in your search.

Go To Career Center



MSAE Holiday Party and Networking Social Raises Record Amount for Scholarships

Thanks to our associate member partners, sponsors, and members, the MSAE Holiday Party and Networking Social was a tremendous success. Attendees enjoyed a fabulous venue at Avenue HQ, and the live and silent auctions combined to raise $3,863 for the MSAE Foundation Scholarship Fund. Special Guest Auctioneer State Representative Tom Hurst added to the fun and excitement and MSAE is grateful for his help in making the night so successful. 

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New MSAE On-Line Education Portal

MSAE has redesigned our on-line education portal to make it easier for you to access the programs you want, when you want them.  

With the new portal you can: 

  • Register online for any program
  • Earn credit 24/7 at your convenience with self-paced on-line programs
  • Search the catalog or browse by author, subject, or keyword
  • Access your purchased programs and reprint certificates

*MSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. The programs in this catalog meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program offered which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

Access the New MSAE On-Line Education Portal