CalSAE is a nonprofit organization representing and fostering the educational and professional needs of the association community in California with a core purpose of enhancing contributions of Associations to society
CalSAE was originally established as the Sacramento Society of Association Executives in 1979 and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(6). On January 1, 2002, the Society merged with the San Diego Society of Association Executives and the Southern California Society of Association Executives. The California Society was the surviving corporation as a result of the merger, and appropriate documents were filed with the Secretary of State. The Bay Area region was formed in 2005 by a vote of the membership to add the fourth region.
- Build a community among members with a culture and environment that produces valued relationships.
- Create opportunities for members to exchange knowledge and resources.
- Provide learning opportunities that are responsive to the changing dynamics of the association and not-for-profit management professions.
- Run CalSAE as an effective model business.