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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 www.aba.com/
American Banker Online www.americanbanker.com/
ALM Professional www.almprofessional.com/
American Association of Bank Directors www.aabd.org/
Bank Administration Institute www.bai.org/
Bankers’ Compliance Group www.bankerscompliancegroup.com/
Community Bankers Association of Illinois www.cbai.com/
Consumer Bankers Association www.cbanet.org/
Independent Community Bankers of America www.icba.org/
Illinois Bankers Association www.ilbanker.com/
Institute of International Bankers www.iib.org/
Business Ethics Organizations
International Business Ethics Institute www.business-ethics.org/
Society for Business Ethics www.societyforbusinessethics.org/
Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org/
Business for Social Responsibility www.bsr.org/
Ethics Resource Center www.ethics.org/
Consulting Organizations
American Association of Healthcare Consultants www.aahc.net/
Association of Consultants to Nonprofits www.acnconsult.org/
 Management Consulting Firms www.amcf.org/
Association of Executive Search Consultants www.aesc.org/
Association of Professional Communication Consultants www.consultingsuccess.org/
Association of Professional Consultants www.consultapc.org/
International Association of Registered Financial Consultants www.iarfc.org/
Institute of Management Consultants www.imcusa.org/
Institute of Management Consultants – Chicago www.imc-chicagoland.org/
International Association of Professional Security Consultants www.iapsc.org/
National Association of Real Estate Consultants www.narec.com/
Professional and Technical Consultants Association www.patca.org/
Economics Organizations
American Economic Association www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/
National Bureau of Economic Research www.nber.org/
Western Economic Association International www.weainternational.org/
Education Organizations
National Education Association www.nea.org/
Chicago Metropolitan Association of the Education of Young Children www.chicagometroaeyc.org/
Finance Organizations
Accounting and Finance Benchmarking Consortium www.afbc.org/
American Finance Association www.afajof.org/
American Bankers Association www.aba.com/
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association www.areuea.org/
American Insurance Association www.aiadc.org/AIAdotNet/
American Risk and Insurance Association www.aria.org/
Association for Finance Professionals www.afponline.org/
CFA Chicago / Investment Analysts Society of Chicago www.IASChicago.org/
CFA Institute www.cfainstitute.org/
Commercial Finance Association www.cfa.com/
Emerging Market Trader Association www.emta.org/
Financial Women’s Association www.fwa.org/
Financial Management Association www.fma.org/
Insurance Accounting and Systems Association www.iasa.org/
Hedge Funds Association www.thehfa.org/
Illinois Bankers Association www.ilbanker.com/
Mortgage Brokers Association www.mbaa.org/
U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council www.cfoc.gov/
Urban Financial Services Coalition www.ufscnet.org/
Financial Management Resources
Association for Financial Professionals www.afponline.org/
Accounting Resources on the Internet (Rutgers site) accounting.rutgers.edu/
American University – School of Public Affairs www.american.edu/spa/
Chief Financial Officer’s Council www.cfoc.gov/
Congressional Budget Office www.cbo.gov/
Council of State Governments (CSG) www.csg.org/
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) www.fasab.gov/
Federal Credit Policy Work Group www.cbpp.org/
Financial Management Services, Department of the Treasury www.fms.treas.gov/
Financial Management System Inventory www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a127/a127.html/
Government Accountability Office (GAO) www.gao.gov/
General Services Administration (GSA) www.gsa.gov/
George Washington University – School of Business & Public Management www.sbpm.gwu.edu/
Governmentwide Accounting Project Group www.fms.treas.gov/gwa/
Government Printing Office (GPO) www.gpo.gov/
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) www.gasb.org/
IGnet www.ignet.gov/
Intergovernmental Audit Forum www.auditforum.org/
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) www.ifac.org/
Managing for Results govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/initiati/mfr/
Management Concepts, Inc. www.managementconcepts.com/
Mercatus Center www.mercatus.org/
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) www.opm.gov/
Performance Institute www.performanceweb.org/
Reason Public Policy Institute (RPPI) www.rppi.org/
Respondanet www.respondanet.com/
Government – State Organizations
Council of State Governments www.csg.org/csg
Financial Accounting Foundation www.fasb.org/
International City/County Management Association www.icma.org/
National Governors’ Association www.nga.org/
National League of Cities www.nlc.org/home
National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org/
U.S. Conference of Mayors www.usmayors.org/
Government – Federal Resources
The Library of Congress www.loc.gov/
White House www.whitehouse.gov/
US House of Representatives www.house.gov/
US Senate www.senate.gov/
US Department of Agriculture www.usda.gov/
US Department of Commerce www.doc.gov/
US Department of Defense www.defenselink.mil/
US Department of Education www.ed.gov/
US Department of Energy www.energy.gov/
US Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov/
US Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov/
US Department of the Interior www.doi.gov/
US Department of Labor www.dol.gov/
US Department of State www.state.gov/
US Department of Transportation www.dot.gov/
US Department of the Treasury www.ustreas.gov/
US Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov/
Healthcare Organizations
American Healthcare Association www.ahca.org/
Chicago Health Executives Forum www.chefchicago.org/
Illinois Health Information Management Association www.ilhima.org/
Healthcare Financial Management Association www.hfma.org/
Healthcare Financial Management Association – Chicago firstillinoishfma.org /
Healthcare Financial Management Association – S. Illinois www.sihfma.org/ 
Human Resources Organizations
American Society for Training and Development www.astd.org/
Human Resource Management Association Chicago www.hrmac.org/
International Public Management Association for HR www.ipma-hr.org/
International Association of Business Communicators www.iabc.com/
International Association for HR Information Management www.ihrim.org/
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) www.shrm.org/
Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRM-Chicago) www.shrp.org/
Industrial Relations Organizations
International Industrial Relations Association www.ilo.org/public/english/iira/
Labor and Employment Relations Association http://www.leraweb.org/
Information Technology & Information Systems Management Organizations
Association for Information Systems www.aisnet.org/
Association of Information Technology Professionals www.aitp.org/
Association for Information and Image Management www.aiim.org/
Information Systems Audit and Control Association www.isaca.org/
Illinois Information Technology Association www.illinoistech.org/
Information Technology Association of America www.itaa.org/
Insurance Organizations
American Insurance Association www.aiadc.org/
American Risk and Insurance Association www.aria.org/
Association of Professional Insurance Women www.apiw.org/
Chicago Appraisers Association www.chicagoappraisers.com/
National Association of Insurance Commissioners www.naic.org/
International Business Organizations
FCIB www.fcibglobal.com/
International Business Brokers Association www.iasa.org/
International Franchise Association www.franchise.org/
The International Trade Association of Chicago www.itagc.org/
International Trade Club of Chicago www.itcc.org/
Global Chicago www.globalchicago.org/
Business Law Organizations
American Bar Association www.abanet.org/buslaw/home.shtml
Academy of Legal Business Studies www.alsb.org/
Business Government www.business.gov/
International Legal Associations www.hg.org/international-assoc.html
Management Organizations
American Management Association www.amanet.org/
Strategic Management Association www.sma-chicago.org/
Turnaround Management Association www.turnaround.org/
Marketing Organizations
American Marketing Association www.ama.org/
American Marketing Association – Chicago www.chicagoama.org/
American Association of Advertising Agencies www.aaaa.org/
American Advertising Federation www.aaf.org/
Business Marketing Association www.marketing.org/
Business Marketing Association – Chicago www.bmachicago.org/
Chicago Interactive Marketing Association www.chicagoima.org/
Chicago Association of Direct Marketing www.cadm.org/
The Direct Marketing Association www.the-dma.org/
Market Research Association www.mra-net.org/
Public Relations Society of America www.prsa.org/
Word of Mouth Marketing Association www.womma.org/
Non-Profit Organizations
Idealist.org www.idealist.org/
Operations Management Organizations
The Association for Operations Management www.apics.org/
The Institute of Operations Management (UK) www.iomnet.org.uk/
Operations Management Center www.mhhe.com/omc/index.html
Operations Management www.operationsmanagement.com/
Production and Operations Management Society www.poms.org/
Organizational Development Organizations
The Organizational Development Institute www.adinstitute.org/
Organization Development Network www.odnetwork.org/
Professional and Organization Development Network in Higher Ed www.podnetwork.org/
Project Management Organizations
International Project Management Association www.ipma.ch/
The Project Management Institute www.pmi.org/
The Project Management Institute – Central Illinois www.pmi-cic.org/
Real Estate Organizations
Association of Commercial Real Estate www.acre.org/
Commercial Real Estate Secondary Market and Securitization www.cssacmbs.org/
Association (CSSA)
Building Owners and Managers Association www.boma.org/
Certified Commercial Investment Manager Institute www.ccim.com/
Chicago Title www.chicagotitle.com/
Commercial Broker’s Association www.commercialmls.com/
International Council of Shopping Centers www.Icsc.org/
Institute of Real Estate Management www.Irem.org/
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties www.naiop.org/
National Association of Real Estate Editors www.naree.org/
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties www.Naiop.org/
National Association of Real Estate Companies www.narec.org
National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers www.nareim.org/
National Association of Realtors www.realtor.org/
National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women www.crewnetwork.org/
Real Estate Research Institute www.reri.org/
Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council www.crb.com/
Realtor.com www.realtor.com/
REIS Commercial Space Market Info www.reis.com/
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors www.SIOR.com/
Sales Organizations
National Association for Sales Professionals www.nasp.com/
Sales and Marketing Executives International www.smei.org/
United Professional Sales Association www.upsa-intl.org/
Social Services Organizations
American Public Human Services Association www.aphsa.org/
Other Organization
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago www.itagc.org/
Young Professionals of Chicago www.ypchicago.org/
Minority Organizations
Chicago Black MBA Association www.ccnbmbaa.org/
HispanicBusiness.com www.hispanicbusiness.com/
Latin Business Association www.lbausa.com/
Minority Business Development Agency www.mbda.gov/
National Society of Hispanic MBAs www.nshmba.org/
National Society of Hispanic MBAs – Chicago https://www.nshmba.org/group/Chicago
National Black MBA Association www.nbmbaa.org/
National Association for Asian American Professionals www.naaap.org/
Urban Financial Services Coalition www.ufscnet.org/
Women’s Organizations
Advancing Women www.advancingwomen.com/
American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) www.bwni.com/
American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) www.awscpa.org/
Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) www.wiit.org/
Asian Women in Business www.awib.org/
Financial Women’s Association www.fwa.org/
Financial Women International www.fwi.org/
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) www.nafe.com/
National Association of Insurance Women www.naiw.org/
National Association of Women Business Owners www.nawbo.org/
Women in Advertising and Marketing www.womcom.org/
Women in Housing and Finance (WHF) www.whfdc.org/
Women’s Information Network (WIN) www.winonline.org/
Service Organizations
Junior Achievement www.ja.org
Junior Achievement – Chicago www.jachicago.org
Big Brother Big Sister www.bbbschgo.org/
Idealist.org www.idealist.org
Volunteer Chicago (database for opportunities) www.chicagovolunteer.net/
Chicago Cares http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Valparaiso University Law School www.valpo.edu/law