Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

Holiday Celebration: Silent Auction & Community Impact

As we countdown to the end of 2021, we look forward to the holiday season and the ability to “pivot” one more time into a year with less COVID and more togetherness. ESSAE will be raising funds through an online bidding site. What can you donate? This is your chance to be creative! The holiday auction affords you the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue, and destination! We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience. Click here to donate! 

Leading up to this year's holiday celebration, ESSAE will be highlighting the good works of our members during the holiday season! Please share with us what community impact you plan to have this holiday season! Whether it is volunteering at a food bank, raising funds during a silent auction, or donating goods/services - no community action is too big or too small. We want to hear from you and highlight your good deeds this season. Don't forget to include the charity or organization you plan to support in your description. We will be sharing on ESSAE's social media platforms using the #ESSAEHolidays hashtag! Be sure to follow us!

Nominate Your Peers

Now is the time to share YOUR success stories! The ESSAE Annual Awards program provides our members with the opportunity to highlight and celebrate our community and the invaluable work and contributions of associations and industry partners around the state. The awards celebration honors the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals in the areas of leadership and professionalism, enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing associations for the future, and driving innovation. LEARN MORE!

ESSAE Events
Upcoming Event & Webinar Schedule

Beyond Microsoft Outlook

Monday, December 6 @ 1:30 PM Easter

How to be a Disruptor and Make Social Media Work Harder for Your Brand
Wednesday, December 8 @ 1:30 PM Eastern

Holiday Celebration and Silent Auction
Thursday, December 16 @ 5:30 PM Eastern

Association Leadership Academy
Sessions begin January 2022

Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet
February 10, 2022