Why Join OSAM?

OSAM has plenty to offer individuals and organizations who manage not-for-profit organizations!  When you join the Oregon Society of Association Management, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals dedicated to the association management profession.  Connecting with people who do what you do only creates better resources and SOLUTIONS to the issues we all face.

We provide numerous association-specific programs throughout the year, in various locations, on a variety of important topics.  We also support the camaraderie of networking with your peers and colleagues, who share the same challenges. We’re able to tap into shared ideas, common interests and mutual concerns.  OSAM and its members provide valuable expertise and truly understand the association management industry.

We are excited to now offer Corporate Memberships to both Association and Allied groups!  Save money, involve your entire staff, and have an unlimited number of member representatives when you join OSAM under the Corporate Membership!  Corporate membership also allows organizations to change and add employees/member representatives as needed.  It's a chance to invite other staff to attend events and take advantage of membership (invite catering and department staff, add individuals to communications lists, etc.).

Join us!  Download OSAM membership application HERE.


Top Ten Reasons to Join OSAM

  1. Great & Timely Education - Through regular educational programs and the Annual Conference.
  2. Connections - Make new connections and stay connected to your peers. Share your expertise by joining a committee.
  3. Stay in Step with the Global Association Community - Keep up with global association trends all in one community.
  4. Professional & Personal Development - CAE (Certified Association Executive) certification and the right professionals to get you there.
  5. Keep In Touch - Communications and events which highlight exclusively association-related updates and trends.
  6. Establish Your Community - Interact with peers and other OSAM members through our P2Ps (Peer-to-Peer Groups). Join and share to broaden your OSAM experience and professional development.
  7. Recognition - Be part of a dynamic association-centric community which recognizes achievements within our field.
  8. Enjoy New Resources - Marketplace opportunities to find new resources, as well as a place for Allied members to assist regular OSAM members with their needs.
  9. Highlight Your Brand - Establish your expertise through all of OSAM’s great resources; become better recognized within your own organization/Oregon/Pacific Northwest region as the one who keeps up and contributes to their knowledge.
  10. Share Your Expertise with Peers - Spread your expertise and find others who can assist you in honing new skill sets. OSAM provides an opportunity to see who is up and coming in the association community.

What Members are Saying...

“The network of colleagues I have built through OSAM has helped me to find my way on numerous occasions. And even more, the education offerings have brought important insights to me and my team up-close and personal.”
— Betsy Boyd-Flynn, MA, CAE

“OSAM has provided me with immeasurable education and career growth opportunities through the programs and peer to peer networking times provided. OSAM is where I keep up with industry trends, continue my education and keep current on the association world. The resources are exactly what are needed to stay relevant today.”
— Alex P. Doyle, CMP - Vice President, 21st Century Group

“Many of us come into association management from other careers. OSAM and ASAE provide information resources, education programs, and networking opportunities that help us address the issues and problems we face and gain an understanding of the trends that impact our associations now and in the future. Since I joined OSAM and ASAE in 1995, these organizations and their programs have played crucial roles in my personal success and our association’s progress.”
— Rodney B. Wheeland, CAE, CCE - President & CEO, NACM Oregon, Inc.