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7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don't, Revised and Updated Edition by American Society of Association Executives

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Appendix A

Profiles of Remarkable Associations

Following are organizational snapshots, updated in late 2011, of the nine associations that formed the study group.

AARP

Headquarters: Washington, DC
Founded: 1958 (as the American Association of Retired Persons); AARP is the official name of the organization, not an abbreviation.
Nature: 501(c)(4)
Scope: National
Members: 40 million
Chapters: 2,400
Employees: 2,218
Board: 22
Annual Budget: $800 million
CEO: A. Barry Rand, chief executive officer
Website: www.aarp.org
Vision: A society in which everyone lives their life with dignity and purpose, and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams.
Mission: AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all ...

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