Membership Types

There are two types of OSAM membership: Association and Allied.  You can apply for Individual Membership or Corporate Membership within either type. 

Corporate memberships have one flat dues amount per organization, regardless of staff size or operational budget. There is an unlimited number of member representatives per corporate member.  Corporate memberships are per association or location/facility for allied members.  Individual memberships are available in both membership types and for those organizations that have only one or two staff, individual memberships may benefit you.

All memberships and dues are based on your anniversary year (the date you apply and last for one year). 

Association Membership

Association Members of the Society may be either (i) the salaried chief executive officers and administrative staff of industry, professional, trade, civic, charitable, education, philanthropic, technical or similar type organizations having dues paying members (“Individual Association Members”); or (ii) membership organizations (e.g., trade associations, CVBs, etc.) that employ persons eligible to be Individual Members, including Association Management Companies (“Corporate Association Members”). Individual Association Members must devote a major part of their working hours to association staff responsibilities. Association Members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of Society membership including voting and holding elective office, provided that (i) Corporate Association Members shall only be entitled to one vote on matters presented to the Society’s members for a vote; and (ii) only one representative of a Corporate Association Member shall be eligible to serve at one time on the Society’s Board of Directors.

Allied Membership

Allied Members are organizations that provide facilities, products, or services to Association Members. Allied Members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of Society membership including voting for Allied Members to serve on the Society’s Board of Directors, provided that (i) Corporate Allied Members shall only be entitled to one vote on matters presented to the Society’s members for a vote; and (ii) only one representative of a Corporate Allied Member shall be eligible to serve at one time on the Society’s Board of Directors.

Save money and get your entire staff involved!

By becoming a Corporate member within OSAM, we hope it encourages more individuals to attend our professional development programs, social networking events, and build important relationships within our association community.  It also allows your organization to enhance your employee benefits be offering full participation and visibility through our meetings, committees and communications.  Everyone you choose can receive notifications and meeting announcements -- so can see if there is something that is of interest and benefit to them!

Ok, now JOIN TODAY!  Click HERE for online applications or download a printable OSAM membership application HERE