Professional Organizations

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA)

American Evaluators Association  (AEA)

American Planning Association (APA)
Includes information on the American Institute of Certified Planners.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NC-APA)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Public Works Association (APWA)

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Information on the Association including links to chapters and sections.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)   
Services of the Association and other related information.

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
"ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research community in the emerging field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies"

The Coastal Society
"The Coastal Society is an organization of private sector, academic, and government professionals and students dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education."

Conference of Minority Public Administrators  (COMPA)

Council on Foundations

Federal Managers Association

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)      
"Professional and educational organization representing appointed managers and administrators in local governments throughout the world"

International Public Management Association for Human Resources           
For public personnel professionals.

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

National Academy of Public Administration

National Association of State Budget Officers            
Information on NASBO and related links.

National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)

National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE)

National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA)

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)

North Carolina Political Science Association (NCPSA)

Professional Managers Association (PMA)

Regional Associations of Grantmakers (RAG)

Southeastern North Carolina - American Society for Public Administration (SENCASPA)

SENCASPA Monthly Networking Lunch Series. You are cordially invited to join us for a new monthly networking lunch series sponsored by the Southeastern North Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the UNCW MPA program.  The purpose of these lunches is to provide a regular opportunity for local government/nonprofit practitioners and students to gather in an informal, relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other and hear from a local leader about the challenges they are facing.  They will be held every fourth Thursday of the month at McAlisters Deli across from the university.

Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SeCoPA)

Southern Political Science Association  (SPSA)

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)


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