Associations USA: Texas

governance Associations Now September/October 2015

Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Lone Star State.

6 million

Estimated number of Americans eligible for Mensa membership. To qualify, an individual must score in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test. American Mensa, headquartered in Arlington, is the largest national Mensa organization with 57,000 members.1


Total number of registered nonprofits in 2014, the second highest in the U.S.2


Individuals employed by membership associations3

Who You'll Find There:4

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (Carrollton)
  • Promotional Products Association (Irving)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (Richardson)
  • American Heart Association (Dallas)
  • American Gem Trade Association (Dallas)
  • International Facility Management Association (Houston)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Austin)
  • American Payroll Association (San Antonio)


  1. American Mensa
  2. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  4. Associations Yellow Book, Winter 2015