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Association Forum introduces partnership with the Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE)

By Adam Natali posted 04-22-2020 11:00


CHICAGO (April 17, 2020)— Association Forum and the Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE) are pleased to announce their strategic partnership. Through a new agreement, ISAE’s more than 400 members will now receive Forum Plus membership.

“This partnership brings together the two pre-eminent organizations representing association professionals across the State of Illinois and Chicagoland,” said Sara Decatoire, executive director of ISAE. “It also provides access to diversified thought leadership, allowing for greater innovation and education for all of our members. State and federal advocacy efforts will be enhanced by the increased number of members represented.”

As Forum Plus members, ISAE members will receive a suite of benefits, including: digital access to FORUM magazine; complimentary registration to all webinars; member rates on recorded webinars and signature programs, such as Holiday Showcase; member rate on CAE Study Group courses with the option to join via livestream; member rate on in-person educational offerings with the option to join via livestream; access to MyForum online community; participation in Shared Interest Groups (SIGs); This Week - a weekly email highlighting industry trends and Forum events; member-only resources such as Professional Practice Statements and the CEOnly® newsletter.

Current Association Forum members will also receive member rates on all ISAE education (live and online), including the Annual Convention and other special events.

Association Forum recognizes ISAE as a strategic partner and is excited to enter into this agreement. “We are eager to expand our reach and involve more association professionals in our educational opportunities,” said Michelle Mason, president and CEO of Association Forum. “This partnership embodies the spirit of the association industry—it’s meant to create more connections for our members and strengthen both Association Forum and ISAE.”

Both organizations look forward to growing this relationship in the future by exploring more ways to work together. For more information on Association Forum, visit For more information on ISAE, visit


About Association Forum
Association Forum’s mission is to "advance the professional practice of association management." Founded in 1916, 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

About the Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE)
ISAE’s mission is “to promote excellence and advance leadership in the Illinois association community.” ISAE is a statewide association serving the need of more than 400 members through extensive educational programming, publications and member services. ISAE helps its members develop management skills that will benefit them personally as well as professionally, and is dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the widespread role associations play in our society.