Making smart comparisons of your organization’s operating ratios and other metrics to those of similar organizations can create a baseline for performance improvement. That’s why ASAE and the ASAE Foundation are investing in a web-based benchmarking initiative called AssociaMetrics.
Data is important to effective decision making. This book will help association professionals understand the right questions are to ask, how to gather data in a way that will be meaningful and useful, and the limitations of data. The Informed Association includes detailed definitions, example charts, and case studies to help illustrate how associations can and have used research to help move themselves forward.
Major Research Initiatives
The ASAE Foundation’s new environmental scanning program, ASAE ForesightWorks, is designed to empower association leaders to see change coming so they can build the future they want. The program will provide continuous and accessible information about drivers of change affecting associations, creating an ever-growing and regularly updated family of resources for association professionals. It will also supply tools and resources that enable executives to identify drivers of change themselves.