ASAE's Top 100: who ranks where in terms of membership and staff size? Here are the associations at the top.Listing is a little-liked job for many editors. While we appreciate the natural human inclination inclination, in astronomy, the angle of intersection between two planes, one of which is an orbital plane. The inclination of the plane of the moon's orbit is 5°9' with respect to the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun). to want to know who's who's
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we'd have ~would be happy to discuss them if you write or call), but we will repeat our request for your assistance in improving our lists by filling out the form on page 84; we'll we'll
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we'll will ~shall use the information to update our data base for next year's "Top 100." The information in this year's list is current with that on ASAE's data base as of March 15, 1994.
Following the format established last year, based on reader suggestions, we separated associations whose members are primarily organizations from those whose members are primarily individuals. The result is four "Top 50" lists, with institutional- and individual-membership organizations each sorted by membership size and staff size. Once again, the lists include only those associations with an ASAE member on staff and only national and international associations. The only exception is with a list we added this year: the "Top 25 Association Magazines by Advertising Revenue," which does not exclude any associations.
Our new list presented an additional challenge, as there is no central data base for information about publication revenues. We drew our data from Folio (1) Text management software for the professional reference publishing market from Fast Search & Transfer, Oslo, Norway and Boston, MA (www.fastsearch.com). Known as FAST Folio since its acquisition in 2004 from NextPage, Inc. : magazine, which publishes an annual "Top 500" list of all magazines (by advertising revenues), including association publications.
We faced a new and unusual obstacle in developing one of our lists: the "50 Largest Association-Sponsored Shows." We receive information for this ranking from Tradeshow Week, which is based in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. . You guessed it: The earthquake had a trickle-down effect This article discusses a marketing phenomenon. For the political term see trickle-down economics.
The trickle-down effect is a marketing phenomenon that affects many consumer goods, including new technology and fashion. on our ability to produce the show list in time for this issue; we plan to publish it in August.
As you scan the association names and numbers, you'll you'll
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you'll will see quotes from some ASAE members whose organizations made the lists. They offer interesting insights into the many different ways associations grow in membership and staff size--and ultimately into major sources of information and power. But then that's no wonder when you consider that the top 50 individual-membership organizations represent some 164.66 million individuals, and the top 50 institutional-membership organizations represent 1.37 million organizations.
Individual-Member Organizations Ranked by Membership Size Rank Organization/location Membership Budget 1 American Automobile Association 35,291,651 D Heathrow, Florida 2 American Association of Retired Persons 33,000,000 NA Washington, D.C. 3 National Right to Life Committee 7,500,000 D Washington, D.C. 4 National Parent Teachers Association 7,000,000 C Chicago 5 National Committee to Preserve 6,000,000 D Social Security and Medicare Washington, D.C. 6 Boy Scouts of America National Council 5,355,397 E Irving, Texas 7 National Council of Senior Citizens 5,000,000 NA Washington, D.C. 8 American Farm Bureau Federation 4,200,000 D Washington, D.C. 9 National Wildlife Federation 4,200,000 NA Washington, D.C. 10 American Heart Association 3,700,000 J Dallas 11 Girl Scouts at the USA 3,510,313 NA New York City 12 National Rifle Association of America 3,300,000 F Fairfax, Virginia 13 American Legion Washington, D.C. 3,100,000 E 14 Mothers Against Drunk Driving 3,000,000 D Irving, Texas 15 Office of the General Assembly 2,780,406 G Presbyterian Church USA Louisville, Kentucky 16 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 2,700,000 E St. Louis 17 American Bowling Congress 2,576,809 D Greendale, Wisconsin 18 United Services Automobile Association 2,400,000 NA San Antonio, Texas 19 Women's International Bowling Congress 2,398,045 D Greendale, Wisconsin 20 National Education Association 2,153,223 NA Washington, D.C. 21 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 2,151,599 D United States Kansas City, Missouri 22 Junior Achievement, Inc. 1,700,000 E Colorado Springs, Colorado 23 American Red Cross 1,600,000 J Washington, D.C. 24 Medic Alert Foundation United States 1,500,000 D Turlock, California 25 International Association of Lions Clubs 1,400,000 D Oak Brook, Illinois 26 Alcoholics Anonymous World 1,278,000 D Services, Inc. New York City 27 Rotary International 1,182,263 D Evanston, Illinois 28 General Board of Global Ministries 1,100,000 D United Methodist Church Womens Division New York City 29 American Legion Auxiliary 976,339 B Indianapolis 30 Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Club 930,000 NA Camarino, California 31 Telephone Pioneers of America 844,438 B Denver 32 National Association of Realtors 735,000 E Chicago 33 The Nature Conservancy International 720,000 J Arlington, Virginia 34 American Youth Soccer Organization 690,000 NA Hawthorne, California 35 Imperial Council AAONMS Shriners 659,510 B Tampa, Florida 36 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 644,225 B Baton Rouge, Louisiana 37 Young American Bowling Alliance 611,210 B Greendale, Wisconsin 38 Citizens Against Government Waste 600,000 D Washington, D.C. 39 National Audubon Society, Inc. 600,000 D New York City 40 National Federation of 600,000 E Independent Business Nashville, Tennessee 41 Quest International 600,000 NA Granville, Ohio 42 Sierra Club 550,000 D San Francisco 43 Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 530,000 E Memphis, Tennessee 44 United States Tennis Association 506,500 NA White Plains, New York 45 American Museum of Natural History 505,473 NA Washington, D.C. 46 Arthritis Foundation 500,000 NA Atlanta 47 Independent Order of Odd Fellows 462,780 B Winston-Salem, North Carolina 48 Salvation Army, 450,100 J Alexandria, Virginia 49 National Association of Retired 449,015 NA Federal Employees Washington, D.C. 50 National FFA Organization 417,462 NA Alexandria, Virginia Key to budget information A. Less than $1,000,000 B. $1,000,000-$4,999,999 C. $5,000,000-$9,999,999 D. $10,000,000-49,999,999 E. $50,000,000-$89,999,999 F. $90,000,000-$119,999,999 G. $120,000,000-149,999,999 H. $150,000,000-179,999,999 I. $180,000,000-$219,999,999 J. $220,000,000 or more NA Not available
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"When MADD MADD Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Public health An organization that advocates stricter legislation against DUI and underage drinking, and provides support services for victims of DUI collisions. See DUI. started in 1980, 28,00 Americans were killed each year by drunk driving. By 1992, deaths totaled 18,000. We feel we've we've
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we've have had a serious hand in that success. People feel good about joining and contributing to an organization that is very effective at achieving its mission.
"Our mission is to stop drunk driving and to help victims of the crime. The public is still embracing MADD--still joining--and we expect that to continue for the foreseable future. But, God willing, we hope we can get those deaths down to a low level. Then we'd be a smaller organization."
Susan SUSAN Smallest Univalue Segment Assimilating Nucleus
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SUSAN Smart Ultrasonic System for Aircraft NDE Bray, Executive Director and Vice President, Good Sam (1) (Security Accounts Manager) The part of Windows NT that manages the database of usernames, passwords and permissions. A SAM resides in each server as well as in each domain controller. See PDC and trust relationship. Recreational Vehicle Club, Camarino, California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W). :
"Our average member is 62 years old. In 1996, the first of the baby boomers See generation X. will begin to turn 50, so we'll see an enormous swell in our demographic age group. But will the [recreational vehicle] lifestyle appeal to the baby boom generation--and will we as an organization be able to refocus Verb 1. refocus - focus once again; The physicist refocused the light beam"
focus - cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
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aren't be as susceptible to direct mail as the older generation, so we are also looking at alternative ways of marketing membership--perhaps developing a sales force to go to RV camps."
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In 2005, the WIBC merged with the ABC and the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) to form the United States , Greendale, Wisconsin Greendale is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, with a 2005 population of 13,860. Greendale is the headquarters community for the United States Bowling Congress. History
Greendale had its beginnings in 1936 during Franklin D. :
"We had a much higher membership years ago, when more women did not work outside the home and were able to bowl in day leagues. To turn around the decline, we restructured at the natioanl level and formed a new membership development function--an international volunteer network that has worked very well.
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Institutional-Member Organizations Ranked by Membership Size Rank Organization/location Membership Budget 1 United States Chamber of Commerce 220,000 E Washington, D.C. 2 Distributive Education Clubs of America 186,000 C Reston, Virginia 3 National Association of Home Builders 160,000 NA Washington, D.C. 4 Uniform Code Council 120,000 NA Dayton, Ohio 5 American Advertising Federation 40,000 B Washington, D.C. 6 National Association of 40,000 NA Wholesaler Distributors Washington, D.C. 7 National Association of Credit Management 35,500 C Columbia, Maryland 8 Associated General Contractors 34,500 C of America Washington, D.C. 9 National Restaurant Association 28,000 D Washington, D.C. 10 Independent Insurance Agents of America 27,500 D Alexandria, Virginia 11 International Council 25,000 D of Shopping Centers New York City 12 National Apartment Association 25,000 B Washington, D.C. 13 National Ground Water Association 25,000 D Dublin, Ohio 14 Florists Transworld Delivery Association 23,436 H Southfield, Michigan 15 American Society of Travel Agents, Inc. 23,023 D Alexandria, Virginia 16 National Sporting Goods Association 22,000 NA Mt. Prospect, Illinois 17 National Automobile Dealers Association 19,200 E McLean, Virginia 18 National Middle School Association 17,500 B Columbus, Ohio 19 National Safety Council 17,103 D Itasca, Illinois 20 Associated Builders and Contractors 16,000 D Rosslyn, Virginia 21 Photo Marketing Association International 16,000 D Jackson, Mississippi 22 National Funeral Directors Association 15,000 C Milwaukee 23 Special Libraries Association 14,426 B Washington, D.C. 24 Printing Industries of America, Inc. 13,800 D Alexandria, Virginia 25 National Retail Hardware Association 13,000 C Indianapolis, Indiana 26 Automotive Service Association 12,159 C Bedford, Texas 27 National Association of Manufacturers 12,000 D Washington, D.C. 28 National Association for the 11,549 F Exchange of Industrial Resources Galesburg, Illinois 29 International Fabricare Institute 11,092 C Silver Spring, Maryland 30 Association for Information and 10,650 C Image Management Silver Spring, Maryland 31 American Bankers Association 10,000 NA Washington, D.C. 32 American Hotel and Motel Association 10,000 D Washington, D.C. 33 Consumer Alert 10,000 NA Arlington, Virginia 34 Employee Relocation Council 10,000 C Washington, D.C. 35 American Arbitration Association 9,000 D New York City 36 Jewelers Security Alliance of the U.S. 9,000 A New York City 37 National Defense Transportation 9,000 NA Association Alexandria, Virginia 38 American Subcontractors Association 7,000 B Alexandria, Virginia 39 National Golf Foundation 6,500 NA Jupiter, Florida 40 American Rental Association 6,403 C Moline, Illinois 41 Professional Picture Framers Association 6,400 NA Richmond, Virginia 42 American Institute of Certified Planners 6,200 NA Washington, D.C. 43 Independent Bankers Association of America 6,003 C Sauk Centre, Minnesota 44 National Victim Center 6,000 NA Arlington, Virginia 45 National Association of the 5,900 NA Remodeling Industry Arlington, Virginia 46 National Kitchen and Bath Association 5,643 C Hackettstown, New Jersey 47 Promotional Products 5,615 NA Association International Irving, Texas 48 American Consulting Engineers Council 5,600 NA Washington, D.C. 49 National Association of Plumbing, 5,500 B Heating, and Cooling Contractors 50 National Association of Securities Dealers 5,296 J of Securities Dealers Washington, D.C. Key to budget information A. Less than $1,000,000 B. $1,000,000-$4,999,999 C. $5,000,000-$9,999,999 D. $10,000,000-49,999,999 E. $50,000,000-$89,999,999 F. $90,000,000-$119,999,999 G. $120,000,000-149,999,999 H. $150,000,000-179,999,999 I. $180,000,000-$219,999,999 J. $220,000,000 or more NA Not available
Sue Wolk, Executive Director, Association for Information and Image Management The Association for Information and Image Management or AIIM (pronounced aim) is an international industry association focused on enterprise content management (ECM). , Silver Spring, Maryland Not to be confused with Silver Springs.
Silver Spring is an urbanized, unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. After Baltimore and Columbia, Silver Spring is the third most populous Census Designated Place in Maryland. :
"We are currently involved in business process reeengineeriing, a new concept for associations. Very simplistically, that means we are looking at the way we run the business of the association. Every business process--how you register someone for a conference, fulfill ful·fill also ful·fil
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"Our next step is to ask, 'How can we improve this process through the use of state-of-the-art technology? Through this process, you literally open up the soul of your association, your staff, and yourself. It's it's
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American army engineer and parliamentary authority. He designed the defenses for Washington, D.C., during the Civil War and later wrote Robert's Rules of Order (1876).
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3. , CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. , Executive Director, National Funeral Directors Association, Milwaukee Milwaukee (mĭlwŏk`ē), city (1990 pop. 628,088), seat of Milwaukee co., SE Wis., at the point where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers enter Lake Michigan; inc. 1846. :
"One of our most successful programs has been satellite conferencing See teleconferencing. for educational initiatives. We can reach thousands of members, as opposed to running a one-day seminar in one location where you may reach 50 or 60 people.
"Not too far down the road, we hope to use cable television to take our message and programming right into the funeral homes of our members. They would pay a usage fee, just like you might do now to watch a movie on cable TV. That would allow us to spread the cost among thousands of people."
Individual-Member Organizations Ranked by Staff Size Rank Organization/location Staff 1 United Services Automobile Association 14,800 San Antonio, Texas 2 Volunteers of America 7,400 Metairie, Louisiana 3 American Red Cross 2,829 Washington, D.C. 4 American Chemical Society 1,800 Washington, D.C. 5 Salvation Army 1,703 Alexandria, Virginia 6 Office of the General Assembly 1,558 Presbyterian Church Louisville, Kentucky 7 American Association of Retired Persons 1,500 Washington, D.C. 8 March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1,400 White Plains, New York 9 American Automobile Association 1,200 Heathrow, Florida 10 American Medical Association 1,132 Chicago 11 Junior Achievement, Inc. 1,100 Colorado Springs, Colorado 12 Young Adult Institute 1,100 New York City 13 Boy Scouts of America 1,039 Irving, Texas 14 Boat Owners Association of the 860 United States Alexandria, Virginia 15 American Society of Composers, Authors, 838 and Publishers New York City 16 American Diabetes Association 810 Alexandria, Virginia 17 American Bar Association 744 Chicago 18 American Institute of Certified 723 Public Accountants New York City 19 American Museum of Natural History 650 New York City 20 National Wildlife Federation 650 Washington, D.C. 21 Institute of Electrical and 630 Electronic Engineers New York City 22 Rotary International 570 Evanston, Illinois 23 Institute of Electrical and Electronic 560 Engineers New York City 24 National Education Association 507 Washington, D.C. 25 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 500 St. Louis 26 National Rifle Association of America 500 Fairfax, Virginia 27 American Psychological Association 455 Washington, D.C. 28 Girl Scouts of the USA 426 New York City 29 National Association of Realtors 425 Chicago 30 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 405 New York City 31 B'nai B'rith International 400 Washington, D.C. 32 American Dental Association 396 Chicago 33 American Heart Association 392 Dallas 34 International Association of Lions Clubs 391 Oak Brook, Illinois 35 New York Mercantile Exchange 385 New York City 36 United States Catholic Conference 370 Washington, D.C. 37 The Nature Conservancy International 350 Arlington, Virginia 38 American Contract Bridge League 340 Memphis, Tennessee 39 Navy Marine Corps Relief Society 331 Arlington, Virginia 40 College of American Pathologists 320 Northfield, Illinois 41 American Association for the 305 Advancement of Science Washington, D.C. 42 Society of Automotive Engineers 301 International, Inc. Warrendale, Pennsylvania 43 Pennsylvania Dairy Herd Improvement 300 Association State College, Pennsylvania 44 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 300 Kansas City, Missouri 45 Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 285 Memphis, Tennessee 46 American Management Association 276 New York City 47 American Library Association 275 Washington, D.C. 48 National Trust for Historic Preservation 270 Washington, D.C. 49 American College of Physicians 265 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 50 Paralyzed Veterans of America 260 Washington, D.C.
John H. Graham John Hugh Graham (April 1, 1835 - July 11, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Born in Belfast, Ireland, GrahamImmigrated in 1836 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the public schools of Brooklyn. IV, Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association, or the ADA, is an American health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of , Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,284. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, DC. :
"We're working to change the mind-set that we can be all things to all people--and that we can do many different things foor all those people. Although our resources have dramatically increased, the whole association is not growing. That increase has basically been put into our research program.
"Instead of doing myriad Myriad is a classical Greek name for the number 104 = 10 000. In modern English the word refers to an unspecified large quantity.
The term myriad is a progression in the commonly used system of describing numbers using tens and hundreds. programs around the country, the association will focus on its core businesses: research, education, and advocacy. Instead of being a mile wide and an inch deep, ADA Ada, city, United States
Ada (ā`ə), city (1990 pop. 15,820), seat of Pontotoc co., S central Okla.; inc. 1904. It is a large cattle market and the center of a rich oil and ranch area. [the American Diabetes Association] is looking to be a half-mile wide and a foot deep. We're focusing our energies on where we can have the most effect with the resources available."
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"Our mission has a great deal to do with the [staff] we attract; they are drawn to work that allows them to integrate their professional goals and objectives with their spiritual life. Our responsibility is not to just meet the needs of the people we serve in a temporal Having to do with time. Contrast with "spatial," which deals with space. way--with food, clothing, and shelter--but also offer them a sense of hope, serve as an inspiration, and motivate them to become more capable and self-sufficient self-suf·fi·cient
1. Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent.
2. Having undue confidence; smug.
"Because of the intence nature of this work, the burnout Burnout
Depletion of a tax shelter's benefits. In the context of mortgage backed securities it refers to the percentage of the pool that has prepaid their mortgage. rate in some programs is pretty high. In a real sense, VOA (Variable Optical Attenuator) A device that can incrementally adjust the power of the optical signal passing through it. [Volunteers of America] needs to minister to the employees who are doing the ministry. For example, we really encourage people to take their vacations rather than sell time back to the organization and collect an extra week's salary. Every regional staff meeting includes a spiritual retreat, so staff understand how to take care of themselves as well as understand where the organization is going in the future."
Don L. Riggin, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Arthritis Foundation This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , Atlanta Atlanta (ətlăn`tə, ăt–), city (1990 pop. 394,017), state capital and seat of Fulton co., NW Ga., on the Chattahoochee R. and Peachtree Creek, near the Appalachian foothills; inc. 1847. :
"Over the last three years, we have used project teams that reach all levels and departments. When you allow people to work outside of their particular area, they develop more pride and ownership in the organization overall. The project teams also let people know what's happening in the rest of the organization. As a result, we've had a lot of cross-departmental transfers and our turnove is less than 12 percent.
"Quick communication is critical, with decision making being a lot faster than in the past. To get input quickly from staff and volunteers, we're in the process of putting everyone on a wide-area network so they can send e-mail messages back and forth."
Institutional-Member Organizations Ranked by Staff Size Rank Organization/location Staff 1 National Association of 2,197 Securities Dealers Washington, D.C. 2 United States Chamber of Commerce 1,200 Washington, D.C. 3 American Hospital Association 826 Chicago 4 Electric Power Research Institute 760 Palo Alto, California 5 Association of American Railroads 750 Washington, D.C. 6 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 638 Washington, D.C. 7 American Arbitration Association 610 New York City 8 Florists Transworld Delivery Association 605 Southfield, Michigan 9 American Petroleum Institute 500 Washington, D.C. 10 National Automobile Dealers Association 405 McLean, Virginia 11 American Bankers Association 400 Washington, D.C. 12 American Gas Association 400 Arlington, Virginia 13 American Kennel Club 400 New York City 14 National Safety Council 352 Itasca, Illinois 15 Edison Electric Institute 300 Washington, D.C. 16 National Association of Home Builders 300 Washington, D.C. 17 Chemical Manufacturers Association 290 Washington, D.C. 18 Life Insurance Marketing and 285 Research Association Hartford, Connecticut 19 Limra International 285 Farmington, Connecticut 20 American Trucking Associations 280 Alexandria, Virginia 21 United Negro College Fund 254 New York City 22 Association of American Medical Colleges 251 Washington, D.C. 23 Audit Bureau of Circulations 250 Schaumburg, Illinois 24 American Council of Life Insurance 246 Washington, D.C. 25 National Collegiate Athletic Association 240 Overland Park, Kansas 26 Newspaper Association of America 215 Reston, Virginia 27 American Forest and Paper Association 210 Washington, D.C. 28 Planned Parenthood Federation of America 210 New York City 29 Institute of Gas Technology 195 Chicago 30 Council of State Governments 180 Lexington, Kentucky 31 National Association of Manufacturers 173 Washington, D.C. 32 Life Office Management Association 169 Atlanta 33 Law School Admission Council 165 Law School Admission Services Newtown, Pennsylvania 34 American Council on Education 160 Washington, D.C. 35 National Association of Independent Insurers 160 Des Plaines, Illinois 36 Electronic Industries Association 150 Washington, D.C. 37 National Food Processors Association 150 Washington, D.C. 38 National Conference of State Legislatures 143 Denver 39 Mortgage Bankers Association of America 140 Washington, D.C. 40 National Telephone Cooperative Association 140 Washington, D.C. 41 American Electronics Association 132 Washington, D.C. 42 Food Marketing Institute 132 Washington, D.C. 43 NISH Creating Employment 132 Opportunities for People with Severe Disabilities Vienna, Virginia 44 Direct Marketing Association, Inc. 130 New York City 45 International Foundation of 130 Employee Benefit Plans Brookfield, Wisconsin 46 Investment Company Institute Plans 130 Washington, D.C. 47 Semiconductor Equipment and Materials 126 International Mountain View, California 48 Air Transport Association of America 125 Washington, D.C. 49 National Alliance of Business 120 Atlanta 50 Savings and Community Bankers of America 120 Washington, D.C.
John A. Borden Bor·den , Gail 1801-1874.
American surveyor and inventor who developed condensed milk (1853) and other food products.
Borden, Lizzie Andrew 1860-1927. , Executive Vice President and Secretary, Florists' Transworld Delivery Florists Transworld Delivery or FTD is a company based in Downers Grove, Illinois, in the United States. It operates two main businesses: The Consumer Business sells flowers and gift items through its websites and The Floral Business sells computer services, software and Association, Southfield, Michigan Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit and is part of the metro Detroit area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 78,296. Southfield Township is adjacent to the city on the north side. :
"We're reorganizing from working in divisions to working around a process. Last year we set up a customer service center, where the people on the phone are empowered to handle a problem on the spot--they don't don't
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"With people at the lower levels making more decisions, we're moving away from an organizational-chart type of management, like the Army would have, and getting into team and circle management. In the long run, that means [giving up power]. It's not easy all the time; as the saying goes, 'When you make an omelet, a few eggs get broken.' But when you see the results of letting people run with responsibility, it can be very gratifying grat·i·fy
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Lynn Lynn, city (1990 pop. 81,245), Essex co., E Mass.; inc. as a town 1631, as a city 1850. Lynn is an old industrial center. The first ironworks (1643) and the first fire engine (1654) in the country were built there. G. Merritt Merritt is the name of several places in North America:
"The changes in our industry have been dramatic in the last few years, so it becomes a matter of our surviving along with our members. We only get 17 percent of our revenues from dues. The rest we have to go out and earn in a very competitive market."
"Our employees are young, highly educated, and very technology-oriented. We have an extensive individual development plan for each of our employees, identifying where they think they want to go with their careers. We also have a compensation program that is highly geared to variable compensation. As a result, we have been able to control our fixed costs fixed costs,
n.pl the costs that do not change to meet fluctuations in enrollment or in use of services (e.g., salaries, rent, business license fees, and depreciation). but be much more aggressive in variable compensation. This has helped instill in·still
To pour in drop by drop.
instil·lation n. a market- and service-oriented Different ideas of service-orientation are found in different domains.
Daniel Daniel, book of the Bible
Daniel, book of the Bible. It combines "court" tales, perhaps originating from the 6th cent. B.C., and a series of apocalyptic visions arising from the time of the Maccabean emergency (167–164 B.C. M. Sprague Sprague , Frank Julian 1857-1934.
American engineer and inventor. He developed the first electric trolley system (1887) and made advances in electric elevator design. , Executive Director, Council of State Governments, Lexington, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States, known as the "Horse Capital of the World," is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region. It is the second-largest city in Kentucky, after Louisville, Kentucky, and the 68th largest in the United States. :
"CSG CSG - constructive solid geometry is really a confederation A union of states in which each member state retains some independent control over internal and external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. of many different Associations. The challenge for us is to eliminate redundancy and duplication duplication /du·pli·ca·tion/ (doo-pli-ka´shun)
1. the act or process of doubling, or the state of being doubled.
2. across groups and thereby be more efficient. It's important to get staff to understand the variety of ways in which these groups can work together. Yet it's also difficult to achieve a balance between loyalty to one's individual group and loyalty to the entire council."
"Right now we're building a new computer information system, which will enable staff to interact technologically. For example, people will be able to pull information from the general CSG data base as well as contribute to it. In June June: see month. we will finish an addition to our headquarters, which will allow staff to be located together rather than be spread out in three different locations. I think that daily contact and interaction will have a strong, positive psychological influence on staff."
Top 25 Association Magazines Advertising Revenue Rank Magazine 1992 Revenue 1 National Geographic $253,265,000 National Geographic Society Washington, D.C. 2 IEEE Spectrum 45,938,000 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer Washington, D.C. 3 The American Legion 44,712,000 The American Legion Indianapolis 4 Modern Maturity 41,302,000 American Association of Retired Persons Washington, D.C. 5 ABA Journal 39,014,000 American Bar Association Chicago 6 American Rifleman 38,315,000 National Rifle Association of America Fairfax, Virginia 7 JAMA (Journal of the AMA) 37,519,000 American Medical Association Chicago 8 Science 29,301,000 American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington, D.C. 9 Nation's Business 28,405,000 Chamber of Commerce of the United States Washington, D.C. 10 American Medical News 26,636,000 American Medical Association Chicago 11 The Family Handyman 25,097,000 Home Service Publications, Inc. a subsidiary of Reader's Digest Association Minneapolis 12 Builder Magazine 24,788,000 National Association of Home Builders Washington, D.C. 13 Real Estate Today 23,255,000 National Association of Realtors Chicago 14 Journal of Accountancy 22,476,000 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants New York City 15 Boy's Life 21,386,000 Boy Scouts of America Irving, Texas 16 National Geographic Traveler 19,977,000 National Geographic Society Washington, D.C. 17 Natural History 16,902,000 American Museum of Natural History New York City 18 New Choices 15,685,000 RD Publications, Inc. subsidiary of Reader's Digest Association New York City 19 Travel Holiday 14,891,000 RD Publications, Inc. subsidiary of Reader's Digest Association New York City 20 Chemical and Engineering News 13,020,000 American Chemical Society Washington, D.C. 21 Audubon 12,808,000 National Audubon Society New York City 22 American Family Physician 12,317,000 American Academy of Family Physicians Kansas City, Missouri 23 Sierra 12,308,000 Sierra Club San Francisco 24 Physics Today 12,167,000 American Institute of Physics New York City 25 AOPA Pilot 10,848,000 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Frederick, Maryland Source: This list was developed from information reported in the September 15,1993, issue of Folio:, which ranked the top 500 revenue generators, including association publications.
Mark Twombly, Editor-in-Chief, AOPA AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
AOPA American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
AOPA Agricultural Operations Practices Act Pilot, and Senior Vice President of Publications, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a non-profit political organization whose membership consists mainly of general aviation pilots in the United States. AOPA exists to serve the interests of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, and to promote the economy, , Frederick, Maryland Frederick is the county seat of Frederick County, Maryland. As of the 2006 census estimates, the city has a total population of 58,882 , making it the third-largest city in Maryland. :
"The aviation market is shrinking and the pilot population declining, yet our membership is growing. Our success certainly goes hand in hand with the increased visibility and effectiveness of the association within the aviation community. Still, it is a very tough environment for advertising. We have to replace a certain percentage of advertisers each year just to run in place."
"We have three battles. One is to keep the advertisers we have. The second is to increase our market share of aviation advertisers relative to our competition. Third, as a hedge against the tough aviation market, we're trying to make inroads inroads
make inroads into to start affecting or reducing: my gambling has made great inroads into my savings
inroads npl to make inroads into [+ in the area of consumer advertising. In fact, we've had record advertising revenues in two of the last three years, which are really due to an increase in consumer advertising."