Leaders need research-based intelligence to prepare their organizations for the future. The ASAE Research Foundation is meeting that need with ASAE ForesightWorks. More than a trends program, ASAE ForesightWorks provides insight from ongoing, systematic environmental scanning to ensure the association community is prepared for what’s coming next. Read more
Associations are increasingly operating on a global scale, and new research from the ASAE Research Foundation is designed to help them succeed. Association Global Maturity, the latest report from the Global Management Series, examines the critical elements of association success abroad. The report accompanies a new ASAE online tool, the Global Maturity Assessment. Read More
Research by Topic
My job is to make the board the best it can be. ASAE Foundation’s research provides quantitative proof of strategies that work. —Hannes Combest, CAE National Auctioneers Association
Scholarly Research Grants Program
The ASAE Research Foundation is committed to forging partnerships that add to the body of knowledge in association management and nonprofit leadership. The Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants Program facilitates research projects in the academic community. Each year-long grant of $7,500 is awarded to support research proposals that show the greatest potential to have significant impact on the field and to create innovative approaches with practical applications for association leaders. Read more
Tools and Resources
AssociaMetrics is an access point for collection and dissemination of a range of valuable industry benchmarking information. It enables users to get benchmarking data for specific segments of the association industry, supporting better comparisons for decision-making.
Data-driven decisions are key to effective strategic direction, but decisions are only as good as the research that grounds them. It is important to ensure that you're using reliable research that meets your needs and addresses the questions you need to understand. Key points from The Informed Association: A Practical Guide to Using Research for Results provide guidance for understanding what makes good research and how to know it when you see it.