Associations USA: Tennessee

Associations are everywhere. Here’s a snapshot from the Volunteer State.


Average total charitable contributions per tax return filed with itemized contributions, the seventh-highest state average in the U.S. based on 2011 data1


Total number of registered nonprofits in 20131


Total employment at membership associations2

Who you'll find there:3

  • National Hardwood Lumber Association (Memphis)
  • National Cotton Council of America (Cordova)
  • American Polygraph Association (Chattanooga)
  • Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (Cleveland)
  • American Economic Association (Nashville)
  • Country Music Association (Nashville)


  1. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  2. Association 990 (ASAE Foundation, 2012 data)
  3. National Trade and Professional Associations of the U.S., 2013