Associations Advance America

How Non-Profit Associations Support the American Economy and Communities

Compelling data compiled by the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE)  shows how non-profit associations advance America, including:

  • Associations Benefit the Economy:  The measurable economic benefits include:
    • Over 1 million jobs for Americans.
    • A total payroll of $31 billion.
  • Associations Serve American Communities:  Associations provide services that benefit American communities, including:
    • Associations define and promulgate professional and ethical standards for many industries, helping to ensure the safety of American workers and to improve quality of life.
    • Associations provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to build and serve their communities. 
    • Associations provide vital information and educational materials for the general public.

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