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by Michael C. Lowe | May 06, 2011

The ASAE Foundation today launched Association 990, a new database that will provide accurate and immediate information about the association industry. The data, collected from IRS Form 990 (which contains insight into an organization's exempt activities, fiscal health, and governance practices and structure), includes information from organizations with membership dues of at least $200 and one paid staff member. The ASAE Foundation will use the database in a number of products, including the Association 990 Key Ratios Interactive Tool that will generate three monthly reports to benchmark key ratios (profitability and investment, among others), revenue and expenses, and balance-sheet data against organizations similar in size, type and scope. Those with access to the tool will be able to filter their searches by different criteria, including tax year, number of employees and total annual revenue. Subscribers to the Key Ratios Interactive Tool can either pay a monthly member price of $325, a monthly nonmember price of $450, an annual member price of $850 or an annual nonmember price of $1,100. For a $300 discount off the annual subscription or a $75 discount off the monthly contract, use this discount code until Aug. 1: 990earlybird.