Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to increase your network, meet new people, stay up to date in your field or industry, and often memberships provide access to job postings.

Banking Organizations
American Bankers Association
American Banker Online
ALM Professional
American Association of Bank Directors
Bank Administration Institute
Bankers’ Compliance Group
Community Bankers Association of Illinois
Consumer Bankers Association
Independent Community Bankers of America
Illinois Bankers Association
Institute of International Bankers
Business Ethics Organizations
International Business Ethics Institute
Society for Business Ethics
Better Business Bureau
Business for Social Responsibility
Ethics Resource Center
Consulting Organizations
American Association of Healthcare Consultants
Association of Consultants to Nonprofits
 Management Consulting Firms
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Association of Professional Communication Consultants
Association of Professional Consultants
International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
Institute of Management Consultants
Institute of Management Consultants – Chicago
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
National Association of Real Estate Consultants
Professional and Technical Consultants Association
Economics Organizations
American Economic Association
National Bureau of Economic Research
Western Economic Association International
Education Organizations
National Education Association
Chicago Metropolitan Association of the Education of Young Children
Finance Organizations
Accounting and Finance Benchmarking Consortium
American Finance Association
American Bankers Association
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
American Insurance Association
American Risk and Insurance Association
Association for Finance Professionals
CFA Chicago / Investment Analysts Society of Chicago
CFA Institute
Commercial Finance Association
Emerging Market Trader Association
Financial Women’s Association
Financial Management Association
Insurance Accounting and Systems Association
Hedge Funds Association
Illinois Bankers Association
Mortgage Brokers Association
U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council
Urban Financial Services Coalition
Financial Management Resources
Association for Financial Professionals
Accounting Resources on the Internet (Rutgers site)
American University – School of Public Affairs
Chief Financial Officer’s Council
Congressional Budget Office
Council of State Governments (CSG)
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)
Federal Credit Policy Work Group
Financial Management Services, Department of the Treasury
Financial Management System Inventory
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
General Services Administration (GSA)
George Washington University – School of Business & Public Management
Governmentwide Accounting Project Group
Government Printing Office (GPO)
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Intergovernmental Audit Forum
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Managing for Results
Management Concepts, Inc.
Mercatus Center
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Performance Institute
Reason Public Policy Institute (RPPI)
Government – State Organizations
Council of State Governments
Financial Accounting Foundation
International City/County Management Association
National Governors’ Association
National League of Cities
National Conference of State Legislatures
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Government – Federal Resources
The Library of Congress
White House
US House of Representatives
US Senate
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Defense
US Department of Education
US Department of Energy
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Department of the Interior
US Department of Labor
US Department of State
US Department of Transportation
US Department of the Treasury
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Healthcare Organizations
American Healthcare Association
Chicago Health Executives Forum
Illinois Health Information Management Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association – Chicago /
Healthcare Financial Management Association – S. Illinois 
Human Resources Organizations
American Society for Training and Development
Human Resource Management Association Chicago
International Public Management Association for HR
International Association of Business Communicators
International Association for HR Information Management
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRM-Chicago)
Industrial Relations Organizations
International Industrial Relations Association
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Information Technology & Information Systems Management Organizations
Association for Information Systems
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Association for Information and Image Management
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Illinois Information Technology Association
Information Technology Association of America
Insurance Organizations
American Insurance Association
American Risk and Insurance Association
Association of Professional Insurance Women
Chicago Appraisers Association
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
International Business Organizations
International Business Brokers Association
International Franchise Association
The International Trade Association of Chicago
International Trade Club of Chicago
Global Chicago
Business Law Organizations
American Bar Association
Academy of Legal Business Studies
Business Government
International Legal Associations
Management Organizations
American Management Association
Strategic Management Association
Turnaround Management Association
Marketing Organizations
American Marketing Association
American Marketing Association – Chicago
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Advertising Federation
Business Marketing Association
Business Marketing Association – Chicago
Chicago Interactive Marketing Association
Chicago Association of Direct Marketing
The Direct Marketing Association
Market Research Association
Public Relations Society of America
Word of Mouth Marketing Association
Non-Profit Organizations
Operations Management Organizations
The Association for Operations Management
The Institute of Operations Management (UK)
Operations Management Center
Operations Management
Production and Operations Management Society
Organizational Development Organizations
The Organizational Development Institute
Organization Development Network
Professional and Organization Development Network in Higher Ed
Project Management Organizations
International Project Management Association
The Project Management Institute
The Project Management Institute – Central Illinois
Real Estate Organizations
Association of Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Secondary Market and Securitization
Association (CSSA)
Building Owners and Managers Association
Certified Commercial Investment Manager Institute
Chicago Title
Commercial Broker’s Association
International Council of Shopping Centers
Institute of Real Estate Management
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
National Association of Real Estate Editors
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
National Association of Real Estate Companies
National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers
National Association of Realtors
National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women
Real Estate Research Institute
Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council
REIS Commercial Space Market Info
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
Sales Organizations
National Association for Sales Professionals
Sales and Marketing Executives International
United Professional Sales Association
Social Services Organizations
American Public Human Services Association
Other Organization
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
Young Professionals of Chicago
Minority Organizations
Chicago Black MBA Association
Latin Business Association
Minority Business Development Agency
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
National Society of Hispanic MBAs – Chicago
National Black MBA Association
National Association for Asian American Professionals
Urban Financial Services Coalition
Women’s Organizations
Advancing Women
American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)
American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)
Asian Women in Business
Financial Women’s Association
Financial Women International
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
National Association of Insurance Women
National Association of Women Business Owners
Women in Advertising and Marketing
Women in Housing and Finance (WHF)
Women’s Information Network (WIN)
Service Organizations
Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement – Chicago
Big Brother Big Sister
Volunteer Chicago (database for opportunities)
Chicago Cares
Valparaiso University Law School