New Economic Impact Study Shows Surprising Confidence Yet Signals Concerns for Association Community
ASAE & The Center plan to conduct a similar study later this year to measure the change in beliefs, behaviors and attitudes among working professionals to see how their perspectives have changed based on the shifting economic climate.
“We want to make sure that our research reflects the constantly changing economic climate. A follow-up study later this year will give us an opportunity to benchmark the results and track progress, or decline, of the U.S. economy and its impact on working professionals,” added Graham.
Associations operate in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world, and represent individuals, causes and organizations that comprise a vibrant and educated workforce. Associations also provide education opportunities and specialized training to make individuals more efficient and beneficial to the economy as a whole. Associations are a vital part of the U.S. economy, accounting for more than one million jobs nationwide, according to ASAE’s 2007 research titled Associations Matter. Many associations have been hard hit by this unprecedented economic crisis, but have unique tools and resources that can be leveraged to assist the nation in its eventual recovery.
For more information about the study and to read the white paper highlighting the results, visit www.asaecenter.org/economy.
About ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common belief and passion. The American Society of Association Executives is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the world. The Center for Association Leadership is the premier provider of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association profession. Together, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership provide resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association community. For more information about ASAE & The Center, please visit www.asaecenter.org.