The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits. Alliance members include management support organizations (MSOs), individual professionals, and a range of national/regional, umbrella, research and academic, publishing and philanthropic organizations that provide technical service (training and consulting) to nonprofits.
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. The four major focus areas for AASA are: improving conditions for children and youth, preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century, connecting schools and communities, and enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders.
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. The AEA’s mission is to improve evaluation practices and methods, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action. AEA has approximately 3,000 members representing all 50 states in the U.S. as well as over 50 foreign countries.
The American Marketing Association (AMA), one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been an essential resource providing relevant marketing information that experienced marketers turn to every day. AMA offers specialty conferences, one-day hot topic seminars, boot camps, and workshops to help marketers build the skills that keep them ahead of emerging trends, and help long-term professional development.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) is an international education and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works, goods, and services. Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 67 chapters throughout North America.
The mission of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is to advance excellence in public service to strengthen the effectiveness, responsiveness, and accountability of democratic governance. ASPA works to bridge the diverse perspectives, positions, and specialties in public service; be a networking organization that facilitates contacts and supportive interactions; fosters interest and pride in public service; be a dynamic learning organization responsive to a changing environment; provide quality programs and services that enhance the professional lives of those in public service, and promote responsible citizenship.
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations and to support the professionalism of the individuals who lead them. Founded in 1920, ASAE now has 25,000 individual members who manage leading trade, professional, and philanthropic associations. ASAE represents approximately 10,000 associations serving more than 287 million people and companies worldwide and vendors that offer products and services to the association community.
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (AAPAM) encourages excellence in research, teaching, and practice in the field of public policy analysis and management. APPAM operates through its annual fall and spring conferences, a newsletter, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM). AAPAM’s membership includes individual and institutional members, practitioners, and students.
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization. Our members include scholars and nonprofit leaders fostering the creation, application, and dissemination of research on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and civil society.
The Association for Volunteer Administration, an international professional association, enhances the competence of its members and strengthens the profession of volunteer resource management.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 members in 169 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.
Cause Marketing Forum, Inc. was founded in 2002 to help companies and nonprofits do well by doing good. CMF is dedicated to helping business and nonprofits succeed together with practical information, connections, and recognition. CMF membership opens doors to invaluable information and the connections individuals need to prosper building successful corporate/clause alliances.
The Conference of Minority Public Administration (COMPA) is a chapter program of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and is the only national entity devoted to providing professional development opportunities for America’s racial minority public administrators. COMPA works to eliminate the institutional and social barriers to the professional development and employment of minority public administrators. Specific goals are to provide leadership in the elimination of discriminatory practices in the public sector; promote recruitment of minorities for leadership positions at all levels of government; provide a forum to promote, upgrade, and refine skills of minority administrators; and to develop and maintain a roster of skilled minority professionals in public administration.
For fifty years the Council on Foundations has helped foundation staff, trustees, and board members in their day-to-day grant making activities. Through one-on-one technical assistance, research publications, conferences and workshops, legal services, and a wide array of other services, the Council addresses the important issues and challenges that face foundations and corporate funders.
DOVIA is a professional organization for individuals who supervise volunteers in nonprofit agencies, schools, and other community organizations. The DOVIA Directory provides a list of membership associations at provincial, state, and local level for professionals who lead volunteer programs.
The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is the largest, oldest, and foremost federal employee organization representing the interests of the more than 200,000 mangers and supervisors in the Federal Government today. Eligibility for regular membership extends to persons responsible for or associated with the management and supervision of people, programs, and resources. More than 170 facilities and installations have active chapters. At large, associate retirees and corporate memberships are also available.
The Government Finance Offers Association (GFOA) is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. The association’s nearly 15,000 members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources.
The International City/Count Management (ICMA) is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Since 1914, ICMA has provided technical and management assistance, training, and information resources to its members and the local government community.
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) represents the interests of over 5,000 human resource professionals at the federal, state, and local levels of government. IPMA-HR provides information and assistance to public sector HR professionals in order to help them do their jobs better. Many public agencies have experienced layoffs and budget cuts, and our mission is to provide them with cost effective tools.
The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a national nonprofit organization of directors, researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. JRSA provides a clearinghouse of current information on state criminal justice research, programs, and publications; training in the latest computer technologies for records management; reports on the latest research being conducted by federal and state agencies, journal subscriptions, and discounts on conferences and training classes.
The National Academy of Public Administration is dedicated to improving the performance of governance systems – the network of public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private companies that share in the implementation of public policy. As an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, the Academy responds to specific requests from public agencies and non-governmental organizations. The Academy also promotes discourse on emerging trends in governance through its Standing Panels and with external funding.
The National Association of Commission for Women (NACW) has a membership network of over 270 commissions for women include state, county, and municipal commissions as well as commissions in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. NACW’s mission is to serve as the national voice for state, county, and local commissions for women; to develop, conduct, and promote research and training; to facilitate communication and cooperation on issues affecting women and their families; and to provide support, technical assistance, and expertise to impact public policy.
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) strives to be the principal organization for policymakers involved in the field of education. NASBE develops and provides information that anticipates critical issues formulated with active student-focused, nonpartisan and adaptable to state-by-state implementation.
The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) has served as the professional membership organization for state finance officers for over fifty years. It is the instrument through which the states collectively advance state budget practices. The major functions of the organization consist of research, policy development, education, training, and technical assistance. These are achieved primarily through NASBO’s publications, membership meetings, and training sessions.
The National Association of State Facilities Administration (NASFA) membership is composed of facilities professionals from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These professionals are responsible for the planning, development, operations, and maintenance of state facilities, including hospitals, prisons, parks, and colleges and universities
The National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) is the recognized authority on state government on human resource issues, trends, practices, and policies and serves as a leader and catalyst for the development of state human resources and is dedicated to enhancing the image of state public service. The association provides a forum for its members to share information on human resource issues and to influence those issues through the conduct of professional research and the participation in various regional and national committees, forums, and meetings.
National Council of Nonprofit Association (NCNA) is a network of 37 state and regional associations of nonprofits representing more than 21,000 nonprofits throughout the country. NCNA was created in 1989 by eleven visionary leaders of state associations who understood that by combining their efforts, they could support and invigorate local nonprofits. NCNA serves as the eyes, ears, and voice of the state associations, assuring that key national information is disseminated at the local level and local concerns are raised at the national level.
The mission of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is to strengthen the position of Blacks appointed to executive positions within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead. The NFBPA serves as a magnet organization for linking public, private, and academic institutions into an effective network to support interdisciplinary communication, management innovation, and professional development among Blacks choosing public service careers.
Formed in 1981 by IRS managers, the Professional Managers Association (PMA) is a national membership association representing the interests of professional mangers, management officials, and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government. PMA’s core belief is that more than 200,000 federal mangers and management officials have ideas on management issues that should be brought to the attention of the Administration, Congress, and the public. The mission of PMA is to promote leadership and management excellence within the federal service.
The Regional Associations of Grantmakers (RAG) is a national network of local leaders and organizations across the United States that support effective charitable giving. The Forum’s network focuses on the philanthropy of the city, state, and multi-state areas of the U.S. and encompasses 28 regional associations of grant makers. These regional associations collectively represent more than 4,000 grantmakers and others interested in philanthropy.