About Us

ASAE Research Foundation exists to advance the development and careers of our future talent pipeline via scholarships and grants, and to provide resources that all of us can use.

Mission Statement

The ASAE Research Foundation transforms the association community through research, scholarships, and practical tools critical to our profession.


Our Community

Through the generous support of donors, ASAE Research Foundation sponsors and conducts research in a wide range of areas that empower foresight, define effective practices and sustain associations’ value to their industries, professions and society at large. While research is central to the Foundation’s purpose, it’s not the only way the Foundation advances the work of associations – we're about community.

ASAE Research Foundation is fueled by the unwavering support of our dedicated volunteers, donors, advisors, and partners. Together, we form a vibrant community committed to advancing the work of associations worldwide. From our Foundation Board of Directors to our Research Committee and Development Committee, every member plays a crucial role in shaping our initiatives and driving positive change.

Year after year the Foundation distributes thousands of dollars in scholarship monies to deserving individuals in our association community. We’re proud of the ways the Foundation is changing lives and helping to mold the futures of ambitious, career-focused association professionals.

Join our community today and unlock a world of possibilities! Your support enables us to create impactful research and events that engage, inform, and empower association professionals across the globe. Together, we'll shape the future of association management and nonprofit leadership.