News Offers Two New Pieces of Information on Associations



Contact: Christy Talbot
Phone: 202-464-1662 ext. 115


Bethesda, Md. (Sept. 3, 2008) – has added two new features to its web site, allowing users to obtain more detailed information about an association.

Each organization profile on now includes information on continuing education programs and 501(c) tax status, if applicable. users will be able to search for a particular professional certification (e.g. CAE) on the advanced search page. The profile of an association that offers continuing education programs will include the designations the association confers as well as the number of people who are enrolled in its programs.

Profiles will also include each organization’s tax-exempt status based on information submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Both features were added to the print version of, the National Trade and Professional Associations and State and Regional Associations directories, last year.

For more information, please visit, a division of Columbia Books & Information Services, is the online guide to 17,000 national, state and regional associations, their people and their meetings. For more than 40 years CBIS has tracked the association community and has provided the public with the most accurate and up-to-date information available.