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Support, Connection, Knowledge and Advocacy Awaits

All school business administrators, support and facilities professionals at public and private school districts, colleges and universities are invited to join Illinois ASBO. Membership is for one year from the date payment is received by Illinois ASBO. And the benefits are endless.
A community of professionals is waiting for you.


Get the Most from Membership

Illinois ASBO membership offers a variety of ways to help you meet your career and professional development goals, while uniting you with powerful voices in Illinois legislature. Membership designed with you in mind. We know you have unique needs, and we’re here to serve you.

As an Illinois ASBO member, you:

Individual School District Benefits

Gain Access to Exclusive Career Support, Guidance and Community

Career Guidance + Professional Networking 
Members gain access to the Career Center, home to a variety of resources and tools to help with career planning, including:

  • Access to peer2peer, our exclusive online community where IL school business professionals can engage in timely discussions
  • Support and guidance as you grow in your School Business Management role
  • Access to the Illinois ASBO Job Bank, which connects you with jobs and talent 
  • Guidance for planning your transition into or out of a district
  • Support navigating ever-changing standards, laws and state funding 
  • Our Member Directory which helps you grow your professional network and connects you with others across the state who share the same challenges
  • Leadership Center — A variety of offerings focused on advancing the leadership skills of others
  • Resources and tools, including the Illinois ASBO Buyer’s Guide, Risk Management Handbook, Purchasing Manual and templates for RFPs and RFQs
Member Programs & Benefits Affinity programs and association programs, including:
  • IEC
  • p-Card
  • Alliance Created Programs
  • Affinity Programs — Solicited or brought to Illinois ASBO by outside partners, these programs provide discounts, offers or services to you as an Illinois ASBO member benefit
Career Center

    Accelerate Your Commitment to Learning and Professional Development

    Professional Knowledge + Training
    Members find Illinois ASBO offers a variety of ways to meet their commitment to lifelong learning. Our publications will help you stay current while advancing your skills and knowledge. Our highly-valued publications and training help you stay current on hot topics facing school business professionals and include:

    Have A Strong, United Voice in Illinois Legislature

    Advocacy Leadership, Guidance + Support
    Illinois ASBO is the foremost knowledgeable voice for promoting sound school business practices to the Illinois Legislature, ISBE and other stakeholders. Illinois ASBO members receive critical communications and updates.

    • Advocacy Alerts — keep you apprised of what’s happening in Springfield that could affect your district and others across Illinois
    • Business Members in good standing receive voting privileges

    Make the Most of Your Membership


    Individual School District Membership

    Available to professionals working in school business offices in school districts across Illinois. Members gain access to professional development, networking, resources and advocacy that helps districts become high performing.


    Support Professionals

    School district support professionals include office administrators, bookkeepers, office assistants, payroll supervisors and HR generalists. In a school district, support professionals need to understand a variety of unique subject areas.

    This membership provides the access to knowledge and training that will help you excel in your role. Requires enrollment in Illinois ASBO’s Support Professionals Program.


    Facilities Professionals

    From custodial, maintenance and grounds to legal issues, long-range planning, emergency management and more, Illinois ASBO’s Facilities Professionals members help to create a consistent facilities standard for schools. Enrollment in Illinois ASBO’s Facilities Operations Program is encouraged.

    Illinois ASBO now allows members to purchase membership and add other offerings that align to your professional goals — all on one invoice.

    Select from: 

    Illinois ASBO Annual Conference – Illinois ASBO’s premier event features two days of information-packed sessions, legislative updates and opportunities to connect with  speakers and colleagues from across the state    $495 
    Professional Development Seminars – Put on by Illinois ASBO’s 20 Professional Development Committees, these information packed half- and full-day seminars are great for those who prefer face-to-face learning. Attendees can earn up to three PD clock hours for half-day seminars and up to six hours for full day seminars. Exceptions may apply. If you plan to attend more than two seminars during your membership term, this add-on pays for itself! Bundle the seminar add-on with your membership and redeem unlimited seminar registrations for the duration of your membership. To view current seminars, visit  $410
    Illinois ASBOnline+ – Upgrade and unlock all learning platform content, earn unlimited PD clock hours, receive a free micro-credential (valued at $180), and more.
    Basic Illinois ASBOnline access is complimentary to all active members and provides access to all lunch-and-learn webinars and all School Business 101 presentations; however, access to all content and PD clock hours are only available with an IASBOnline+ subscription.  
    *Introductory rate reflects discount when purchased at time of joining/renewing (Regularly $399). 
    Regional Conference Registration – Our regional conferences create opportunities for school business professionals to engage with colleagues and participate in discussions about professional development and advocacy.
    **Base price is $200. You save $25 when you purchase at the time you join or renew.

    Additional Illinois ASBO membership categories include:

    Non-NIU Student — $150

    These students are not enrolled in Illinois ASBO’s school business management program.

    Student Premier — Cost covered by tuition per credit hour

    Part of School Business Management Program at NIU

    Emeritus — $150

    Available to retired members who would like to remain involved in the association.

    Emeritus Foundation

    Available to retired members who would like to remain involved in the association. For the year payment is received, membership includes: dues, Annual Conference registration, a tax-deductible donation to the Illinois ASBO Foundation and donor recognition.


    Available to those who have contributed significantly to the mission, programs and initiatives of Illinois ASBO.

    Past President

    Available to past Illinois ASBO presidents who would like to remain involved with the association.

    Small District Membership — $340

    Available to districts with a budget of $15 million or less, membership covers the dues for three people.

    Dual Membership: ASBO International

    Illinois ASBO offers a dual membership program with ASBO International. Contact Chris Harley at if you are interested in combining both membership dues on one invoice.  

    Service Associate (Vendor/Exhibitor) — $550

    Organizations offering school products or services are invited to join Illinois ASBO as Service Associate members. As a member, you have several exclusive opportunities to participate. If you are the first member from your company, please contact Kelly Potter at to receive an application.

    Broaden Your Community of Professionals


    Membership Benefits

    Learn more about the industry-standard benefits available to you as an Illinois ASBO member.


    ASBO International

    Connect to a broader network of school finance decision makers from districts from around the world! When you join or renew, choose to add ASBO International membership to your purchase.



    Check out peer2peer and see what your colleagues are talking about. Become a member to join the conversation on this online networking community!