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The Power of Associations is the Power of America

Associations are a vital element of the American story. Understand the Power of Associations.

Economic Impact of Associations by State

American associations contribute in direct and significant ways to U.S. economic stability and societal advancement. They help build up vital industries, professions, workers, businesses and communities.

ASAE created a new infographic, The Power of Associations is the Power of America, to further demonstrate associations’ unique and significant impact on our economy and society. Click on your state below to learn and help share how associations live at the intersection of U.S. economy and public service. Email with questions or for more information.

Tax-Exempt Organizations Data

To fully understand the scope and breadth of the tax-exempt community, the report below highlights every tax-exempt organization in the United States. Utilizing data reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Exempt Organization Business Master File Extract (EO BMF) includes information about tax-exempt classification codes, location and revenue.  On the main page, you are able to filter the data by 501(C) type and organization size by revenue for every state. You can right click on any graph in the data and click “drill through” to get the list of every tax-exempt organization. Although the IRS data is updated monthly, due to fiscal years and filing dates, this data can possibly be up to two years old. We encourage you to use this data as a trending tool to find an association or better understand the impact of the full community.

The Essential Pillars and Purpose of American Associations

Did you know associations are the primary source of post-college skills training, professional certifications and product and service standards across all industries? Get to know the real purpose of American associations.