Membership and financial data presented here offer insights into the association's current and year-over-year performance in key areas. Information about the APA Foundation describes activities in 2018 including contributions, disbursements for academic scholarships, commitments for disaster-recovery grants, and progress made on the FutureShape research agenda.

Key Performance Data: FY 2020 Q1 (December 31, 2019)

APA/AICP Membership

APA members are planners, commissioners, public officials, educators, students, and engaged citizens who are committed to creating vital communities. Four in 10 APA members have obtained required education and professional experience and passed a rigorous exam to become certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Dashboard Membership 1Q 2020

Membership in APA Divisions

APA's 21 divisions connect planners and other professionals who are passionate about a planning specialty or area of interest.

Dashboard Divisions 1Q 2020

Actual versus Budget Expenses/Revenues

APA's annual budget supports the goals and related action items in the Development Plan approved by the Board of Directors.

Dashboard Budget 1Q 2020

FY2020 APA Budget and Financial Reserve Policy

In September 2019, the APA Board approved APA's FY 2020 budget, for the period October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. The budget development was guided by APA's Financial Reserves Policy which includes a target reserve of approximately 50 percent of fixed operating costs. We estimate fixed operating costs to be approximately $13 million. Associations like APA often casually refer to net unrestricted assets as a financial reserve, as this is the balance available to conduct business operations in the event of an unusual situation or extremely dire straits.

APA Foundation Contributions and Disbursements

In 2018, the APA Foundation distributed $25,000 to eight planning students for scholarships at accredited planning schools; committed to fund $78,000 for six planning disaster recovery projects as a result of the 2017 hurricanes; and convened experts in planning and related professions to begin crafting the FutureShape research agenda.