All levels of contribution are vital to support the ASAE Research Foundation’s ongoing mission to promote research, leadership, and innovation, and to advance the careers of association management professionals. All supporters receive special access to information and recognition of their contributions at ASAE events and on our website. Other recognition includes donor-exclusive events, complimentary tickets to foundation events, and more.


  • Annual email with news from the ASAE Research Foundation illustrating the impact of donations
  • Identification as an ASAE Research Foundation donor on badges at ASAE major meetings and on Collaborate, our member-only online collaboration tool
  • Recognition on ASAE Research Foundation website

Bronze ($100-$999)

Receives all Supporter-level recognition, plus:

  • Access to donor-exclusive Collaborate group and donor-only previews of ASAE Research Foundation research findings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor receptions
  • Annual recognition in a special Associations Now magazine insert

Silver ($1,000-$1,999)

Receives all Bronze-level recognition, plus:

  • Complimentary access to select ASAE Research Foundation events (including The Classic)
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP question-and-answer sessions with general session speaker at ASAE Annual Meeting
  • Recognition via a high-quality lapel pin designed for this giving level
  • Acknowledgement within the association community via social media

Gold ($2,000-$2,999)

Receives all Silver-level recognition, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive donor events, including access to upcoming private sessions with key content leaders

Platinum ($3,000+)

Receives all Gold-level recognition, plus:

  • Invitation to an exclusive event with ASAE leadership for an in-depth discussion on issues impacting the association community
  • Special recognition as a significant contributor at the ASAE Annual Meeting