ASAE Research Foundation Benchmarking
ASAE Research Foundation benchmarking reports provide insight on financial, operations, compensation and benefits, policies and procedures, and investment management. The data is collected through surveys of ASAE members and nonmembers and, in the case of ASAE’s Operating Ratio Report, from publicly available IRS Form 990 reports.
These studies are available as PDF downloads and through AssociaMetrics, ASAE’s online benchmarking portal, allowing professionals to create customized reports for their needs.
The report provides the revenue, expense, and balance-sheet data you need to evaluate and plan your organization's financial activities, identify areas for improvement, support board presentations, and make recommendations on the allocation of resources. Refer to the ORR FAQ (PDF) for more report purchase bundling options.
The report provides base salary, benefits, and other compensation data for over 75 association positions. Surveys were completed by CEOs, and heads of human resources, finance, administration, and operations from both ASAE member and nonmember associations.
This Greater Washington Area report is a specialized cut of the national data and represents compensation and benefits data for associations located in the Greater Washington area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia).
The Blue Chip CEO Compensation report is a specialized cut of the national data and represents compensation and benefits data for CEOs, Executive Directors, and interim heads of associations.
Compensation tables for 75 individual positions in association functional areas are available as downloadable PDFs.
The report analyzes the investment policies, practices, and performance of participating associations. Fiducient Advisors, formerly DiMeo and Associates, provides investment expertise in the areas of oversight and governance, allocations, long term reserves, and strategy. Associations can benchmark to their peers in terms of reserve size or annual revenues.
The report’s volume 1 provides data on characteristics and practices of association functional areas of membership, component relations, marketing and communications, public relations, meetings, professional development/education/learning, credentialing, and publications.
The report’s volume 2 provides data on characteristics and practices of association functional areas of governance, public policy, human resources, finance and information technology.
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* In late 2021, Benchmarking in Association Management, Policies and Procedures, 2018-2019 Edition, Volume 1 will undergo a complete review of the measures and data being collected to ensure relevancy and usability for association leaders. If you have thoughts about what we should be measuring reach out to us at email@example.com