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Leading Montana's Associations to Success.

The Montana Society of Association Executives (MSAE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(6) association organized under Montana nonprofit statutes and approved by the IRS as a nonprofit organization. 

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Associations in Montana are a widespread and varied group, representing everything from auto dealers to veterinarians. They might not seem to have much in common, but the Montana Society of Association Executives (MSAE) knows they do.MSAE represents the leading trade associations, professional membership societies, and other nonprofit organizations across the state of Montana.  Our organization is a resource for associations and professionals to network and engage in continuing education about better managing their associations and serving their respective members.  MSAE also provides test preparation materials and classes for those looking to become a Certified Association Executive (CAE).MSAE doesn’t just provide educational resources for associations—we also provide first-rate, personal networking and advertising opportunities for association service providers (hospitality, management, and more) who are looking to connect with association executives. 


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Montana Society of Association Executives​ (MSAE) is an educational and networking resource for the executives and staff of Montana’s leading trade associations, professional membership societies, other nonprofit organizations – and all those who support them!  Click HERE to view a condensed version of our strategic plan.  We’re happy to talk about it in detail!  The Montana Society of Association Executives (MSAE) will again publish the Montana Legislative Lobbyist Directory. The Directory is distributed to all legislators, agency directors, administrators, and other elected officials and is scheduled to be available in January. Click HERE to view an online version. If you wish to receive a hard copy, please email A $3.00 charge will apply to cover shipping. All submissions for the Directory must be received by Thursday, December 28, 2022. Click HERE to enter your information.

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