Benchmarking: Financial and Operational Performance

financial performance

Are you serious about evaluating and improving your organization's operations? Data from the Operating Ratio Report survey can benefit CEOs, deputy CEOs, chief financial officers, managers, and volunteer leaders, who can use the information to

  • compare financial and operational benchmarks against similar organizations
  • measure key performance ratios
  • identify potential areas for improvement
  • strategize and make recommendations for the allocation of association resources
  • track trends over time to inform decision making
  • support board presentations
  • gain an accurate picture of the organization’s financial performance and financial position

Revenue, expense, and balance-sheet data are organized by budget size, tax status, membership type, and geographic scope to allow you to compare your organization’s ratios in meaningful ways.

Options

Financial and operational performance data from the survey is available in a variety of forms:

AssociaMetrics provides all the data, features, and options available through the online-access options for ASAE’s benchmarking reports— Association Compensation & Benefits and Operating Ratio Report — plus PDFs of the reports prepared by ASAE, all at a reduced package price.

Operating Ratio Report Access allows you to generate custom reports, sorting ASAE’s operating ratios data by budget size, tax status, membership type, geographic scope, and industry type and location. A one-year subscription includes access to an electronic copy of Association Operating Ratio Report, 15th Edition

Association Operating Ratio Report, 15th Edition, comes with an executive summary and pre-generated tables organized by budget size, tax classification, and geographic scope.

ORR Tables by Revenue Category are an option for those who don’t need an executive summary, aren’t interested in filtering and creating custom reports, and require data for only one revenue category.

Association Investment Policies, Practices, and Performance­ provides results of an annual ASAE survey on association investments.