Association Industry Reports

Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Published August 2018 by Naylor Association Solutions

For seven years, FSAE has partnered with Naylor Association Solutions on the annual Association Communications Benchmarking Study -- providing a comprehensive look into the challenges associations continue to face in the ever-changing communications landscape.

We are happy to announce the report is now available to download.

In addition to downloading the report, you may log back into the survey platform and now access your customized Best Practices Report Card* which scores your responses against best practices and provides communications recommendations in five key areas to help you improve where necessary.

*You must complete 50 percent of the survey to generate enough data for the custom report card.

 

 


 

2018 Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities to Advance

Published July 2018 by FSAE and Vetted Solutions

FSAE and Vetted Solutions released the results of a survey on diversity and inclusion within its member trade and professional associations in Florida. The survey is the first in Florida to analyze qualitatively the state of associations’ efforts to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their day-to-day operations and their staffing and strategic plans. The study results indicate that while Florida associations recognize diversity and inclusion are significant factors to an organization’s success, many are still working through the practical implementation to more fully realize their goals.

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2018 Meetings and Professional Development Benchmarking Survey

Published May 2018 by FSAE Foundation, Whorton Marketing & Research and Event Garde

Earlier this year, the FSAE Foundation partnered with Whorton Marketing & Research to conduct a national study on association meetings, education and professional development. FSAE was one of 12 state societies that participated, contributing the largest number of responses: 63 or 17%. We are happy to share the survey findings in the Summary and Full Report.

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2018 New Member Engagement Study

Published January 2018 by Kaiser Insights LLC and Dynamic Benchmarketing

How do you radically grow member engagement? How do you develop member engagement in a way that makes your members feel great? How do you improve member retention even after your renewal plan has plateaued?

Association professionals from every size and type of association participated in this mixed-method study. They shared what made their new member onboarding, orientation, and welcoming programs most successful.

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2017 Diversity and Inclusion: Core Values Among Associations

Published October 2017 by VettedSolutions

This national study on diversity and inclusions in associations found that leaders recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion, however many associations have not yet fully realized the value and benefits of diversity and inclusion. The report includes an overview of survey results and recommendations to improve Diversity & Inclusion for your organization.

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2017 Economic Impact of Florida's Associations

Published September 2017 by FSAE - Produced by Downs St. Germain Research and sponsored in part by Partners in Association Management

As the 4th largest state, Florida is home to a thriving association market that includes thousands of international, national, state, regional and local associations. The total economic impact that the 1,000 largest associations have on Florida’s economy is a staggering $3.7 billion dollars. This includes jobs, travel, meetings and budget expenditures.

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Creating and Sustaining a Strategic Board White Paper

Published 2017 by Association Laboratory

According to recent Association Laboratory research, the creation, care and feeding of a strategic board of directors is one of the most significant leadership challenges facing association CEOs. The subsequent white paper Creating and Sustaining a Strategic Board shares the ideas and insights from 25 leading association chief staff officers.

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Also Available: Leading Strategic Change in Associations

 

 

 

 


 

Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Published August 2017 by Naylor Association Solutions

FSAE members participated in Naylor Association Solution's 2017 Communications Benchmarking Report which highlights communication best practices in the association industry. Research shows that communicating member benefits effectively, combating information overload and engaging young professionals are the top three communication challenges associations currently face.

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Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Published August 2016 by Naylor Association Solutions

FSAE members participated in Naylor Association Solution's 2016 Communications Benchmarking Report which highlights communication best practices in the association industry. Research suggests that combating information overload/communication clutter and the inability to communicate member benefits effectively remain the top two communication challenges for associations, and difficulty engaging young professionals is now the third most frequently cited challenge, with customization and technical challenges falling close behind.

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The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm

Published  August 2016 by Spark Consulting LLC & Alcorn Associates Management Company

 

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm reviews the substantial body of research on the changes impacting both the education and employment sectors, argues that associations are uniquely positioned to help bridge the education to employment gap, and shares practical advice on how to get started. Stories of four associations that are doing outstanding work in addressing these disruptions are included.

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2016 Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry

Published February 2016 by Association Laboratory Inc.

FSAE members participated in the Association Laboratory's Environmental Scan survey to help researchers identify critical factors affecting the association business environment for the economy, information, workforce, global and government factors. The survey benchmarks 69 environmental drivers with potential to significantly impact association members. 

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 2015 Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry

Published 2015 by Association Laboratory Inc.

FSAE members participated in the Association Laboratory's Environmental Scan survey to help researchers identify critical factors affecting the association business environment for the economy, information, workforce, global and government factors. The survey benchmarks nearly 60 different implications on association strategy ranging from membership, to meetings and education and government advocacy. 

The Whitepaper includes findings from Florida and nationwide associations.

Download your copy now: Florida Findings (PowerPoint) | National Results (PDF)

 


Association Communications Benchmarking Report

Published Fall 2015 by Naylor Association Solutions

 FSAE members participated in Naylor Association Solution's 2015 Communications Benchmarking Report which highlights communication best practices in the association industry. Research suggests that while associations are making great strides in their fight for member engagement, they still struggle greatly with content relevancy, communication integration and using data advantageously to learn more about their members. And while staffing has increased slightly, it does not seem to be increasing sufficiently to handle the ever-increasing communication workload at today’s association.

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2015 Association Data Management Benchmarking Survey

Published Fall 2015 from Effective Database Management

  

How do associations manage their data? This report from Effective Database Management benchmarks data practices for over 170 associations. 

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FSAE Economic Impact Study

Published Spring 2014

The FSAE Foundation participated in Whorton Marketing & Research's national economic impact study to determine the association industry's impact on states' economies.

Florida was one of 21 states that participated in the study, collecting data from 750 associations across the country. The study examines the economic impact of associations as employers, as well as monies spent on events and services.

This report is free to FSAE members, courtesy of the FSAE Foundation.

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