Member Benefits

SALA offers several unique benefits targeting the special needs of small association staff and volunteers.  Our Board of Directors and manangement team have developed innovative programs to help advance the goals of small associations and overcome their unique challenges.

SALA HEALTHCARE PROGRAM

The SALA Healthcare Program provides an affordable, cost-effective packaged program of health and medical coverages for SALA member organizations who are looking for a solution to the rising cost of healthcare for their own members.  The SALA Healthcare Program couples a choice of two ACA-compliant preventative care plans with a medical cost sharing program covering unexpected or catastrophic events.  With enrollment costs providing as much as a 60% discount when compared to traditional group health insurance, the SALA Healthcare Program offers a comprehensive and compelling new program for members.  To learn more visit our SALA Healthcare Program page or email healthcare@smallassociations.org



ONLINE COMMUNITY

SALA offers this online online community that was developed solely for the staff, leadership and volunteers of small associations.  All of your team members are invited to connect with staff from other small associations.  This will provide you with an opportunity to explore and solve the unique challenges facung small associations.  The SALA community allows you to make valuable, long-lasting relationships through an extensive list of discussion groups.  

WEBINARS AND E-LEARNING

SALA offers Lunch and Learn Webinars that are held at convenient times for our members. The webinars feature industry professionals and covering topics such as organizational infrastructure, virtual office strategies, international operations, government affairs, member issues and marketing. Members can also submit topics for consideration for future webinars.  A full list of upcoming webinars can be found on our Events page.

SALA CONNECT

SALA is thrilled to offer an industry-first, affordable government relations service for small associations!  SALA can now provide a cost-effective government relations program to its members who want to develop a steady, substantive, and professional presence in official Washington, DC, but may not have the budget to engage a DC lobbying firm or have enough demand for a full-time employee to represent their members and industry in a government affairs capacity. To learn more visit our SALA Connect page or email salaconnect@smallassociations.org

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

At SALA, we understand the needs of small associations.  We put that knowledge to work by delivering our members solutions to help them better manage their organization and fulfill their mission.  SALA produces regular reports that are uniquely focused on small associations.  They include a Small Association Benefits Survey, a Small Association Salary Survey and a Benchmark Survey.  SALA also provides its members with regular communication updates through our weekly newsletter, quarterly newsletter and regular e-mails.  Our members are, therefore, informed about industry trends, member accomplishments and partner solutions.  

Upcoming Projects:

  • Small Association Benefits Survery and Report (active through 9/30/2018) - PARTICIPATE NOW
  • Small Association Salary Survery (Q4 2018)
  • Small Association Financial Ratios and Benchmarking (Q4 2018)

JOB BOARD

Whether you are looking for a new employee or a career change, the SALA Job Board will help you find the right fit.  It is a nationwide service that is focused solely on jobs within the small association industry.   It allows SALA members to connect with each other to post and find jobs within the small association industry.

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

One of the most exciting benefits of your membership is the operational support hours that are included for your use each year. The number of hours depends on your membership level (Level I - two hours, Level II - four hours, Level III - six hours). You can use the hours for yourself, your staff and your organization. Some members use this resource as an extra hand during a crunch while others use it for special projects. If you need additional assistance you can work with any of our partners at our negotiated, reduced member rates.  

  • General Association Management
  • Chapter Development
  • Governance
  • Meeting and Events
  • CRM Selection and Implementation
  • Government Relations
  • Fnance and Accounting
  • International Development
  • Affinity Programs
  • Virtual Office Development
  • Board Relations
  • HR and Benefits
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Member Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • IT Project Planning and Implementation
  • Website Design
  • Contract Negotiations

STARTUP & INCUBATOR

Our staff has managed many startup associations in many stages, from concept to realization. We will help you to manage your new association. Startup members enjoy the same benefits as members. SALA also offers the necessary infrastructure to help you grow your organization.