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Professional Associations

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
With over 10,000 members, ASPA is the largest and most prominent professional association in the field of public administration. 
Student memberships are available for $40.00.

International City/Council Management Association (ICMA)
The professional and educational organization representing appointed managers and administrators in local governments throughout the world.

South Carolina City and County Management Association (SCCCMA)

 The goal of the South Carolina City and County Management Association is to improve the quality of public administration in South Carolina local government, and enhance the proficiency of local government managers, administrators and other staff

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) An institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. The membership includes 245 U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management.

South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) was formed in 1997 by a group of nonprofit leaders from across the state. It is the only statewide network that brings together charitable nonprofit organizations to strengthen the effectiveness of the state's nonprofit sector. Today, there are more than 550 Non-Profit Organizations affiliated with SCANPO. The website includes various training workshops, conferences, seminars, job listings, non-profit internships and breaking news in the world of Non-Profit Organizations. Student Memberships are $25.00.

Charleston Young Professionals Created for young professionals, by young professionals, Charleston Young Profressionals is a member-based organization geared towards individuals between 21 and 40 who are ambitious, educated and wired; those ready to work hard and make a difference in the Charleston region.  

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