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PRESS RELEASE: Association Forum Inks Partnership with Partnership Professionals Network

By Adam Natali posted 04-29-2019 15:38


Contact: Dan Shea

CHICAGO (April 23, 2019)
— Association Forum and the Partnership Professionals Network (PPN) have announced a one-year partnership that will bring together two influential organizations that represent associations to provide education and training to advance corporate sponsorship and partnership programs. Through this partnership, Association Forum members can engage with PPN at a member rate, including the upcoming Corporate Partnership Accelerator Day in Chicagoland on May 8. Association Forum will also host three of PPN’s complimentary Idea Exchanges throughout the year.

“Association professionals have a critical need for successful corporate sponsorship programs,” says Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, president and CEO of Association Forum. “Our affiliation with the Partnership Professionals Network will provide our members and Association Forum with access to high-quality education and guidance to improve relationships with their business partners.”

“The Partnership Professionals Network will work with Association Forum to provide associations with ideas, solutions, and best practices to improve sponsorship and partnership programs,” explains PPN Convener Bruce Rosenthal. “Our goal is to help associations increase revenue and add member value,” says PPN’s Dan Kowitz.

About Association Forum 
Established in 1916, Association Forum’s mission is to "advance the professional practice of association management." Association Forum serves 47,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. For more information, visit

The Partnership Professionals Network is the only national organization devoted exclusively to improving corporate partnership and sponsorship programs in associations and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit