Qualitative Research Consultants Association


Qualitative Research Consultants Association

QRCA's mission is to promote excellence in the field of qualitative research by pooling experience and expertise to create a base of shared knowledge. Members are owners and employees of independent marketing and social research firms conducting qualitative research. Membership: $355 (Individual); $175 (NewQ/Retired); $280 (Discounted International).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
QRCA
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Advertising And Marketing, Consultants, Market Research, Marketing
Year Founded:
1983
Address:
1000 Westgate Dr.
Suite 252 St. Paul, MN 55114
Telephone:
Toll Free:
Fax:
Website:
Staff:
6
Volunteers:
30
Members:
nearly 1,000 qualitative research consultants


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $678,056


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
81.97%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Program service revenue
 
Miscellaneous revenue
 
Investment income

Total expenses: $682,864


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
26.02%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Management fees
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Other expenses
 
Other

Total assets: $983,258


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
9.79%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Investments in publicly traded securities
 
Cash -- non-interest bearing
 
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $545,818


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
10.97%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Deferred revenue
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

This association reports using a management firm on their 990 tax documents.

   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 640,992
Miscellaneous revenue 25,460
Investment income 11,604
Royalties 0
Sales of non-inventory assets 0
Net rental income 0
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Total contributions 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Total Revenue:

$678,056

1-yr growth
81.97%
Program service revenue
Miscellaneous revenue
Investment income

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Management fees 314,041
Conferences, conventions, meetings 266,457
Other expenses 80,196
Information technology 12,193
Office expenses 5,049
Insurance 3,241
Legal fees 962
Accounting fees 725
Lobbying fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Investment management fees 0
Other fees 0
Advertising and promotion 0
Royalties 0
Occupancy 0
Travel 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Compensation for non-officers/directors 0
Pension plan contributions 0
Other employee benefits 0
Payroll taxes 0
Total Expenses:

$682,864

1-yr growth
26.02%
Management fees
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Other expenses
Information technology
Office expenses
Insurance
Legal fees
Accounting fees

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 529,649
Cash -- non-interest bearing 284,354
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 76,251
Other assets 41,664
Accounts receivable 37,141
Savings and temporary cash investments 14,199
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 0
Total Assets:

$983,258

1-yr growth
9.79%
Investments in publicly traded securities
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Other assets
Accounts receivable
Savings and temporary cash investments

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 532,566
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 13,252
Other liabilities 0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$545,818

1-yr growth
10.97%
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 437,440
Temporarily restricted net assets 0
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:

$437,440

1-yr growth
8.36%
Unrestricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Arzu Alimohd Assistant Executive Director Administration ...X
Caroline Volpe Treasurer Board Member, Finance ...X
Kelly Heatly Vice President Board Member ...X
Roben Allong Secretary Administration, Board Member ...X
Shannon Pfarr Thompson CAE Executive Director Executive Director ...X
Tom Rich President Board Member, Finance, Senior Executive ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
20202020 QRCA Annual Conference Austin , TX , United States AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center January 29 January 31   Convention Center...X
2019QRCA Annual Conference 2019 Savannah , GA , United States Hyatt Regency Savannah January 30 February 1   Golf...X
20182018 Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities Tempe , AZ , United States Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes January 24 January 26   Ski, Cruise, Golf, Casino, Convention Center...X
20172017 QRCA Annual Conference Los Angeles , CA , United States JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE January 18 January 20   Convention Center...X
20162016 QRCA Worldwide Conference Vienna , VA , Austria Vienna Marriott Hotel April 13 April 15    ...X
2015QRCA 2015 Annual Conference Orlando , FL , United States Hilton Bonnet Creek October 7 October 9    ...X
2015Qualitative360 APAC 2015 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia   October 21 October 22    ...X

Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
Membership DirectoryonlineNo...X
QRCA Connections NewslettermonthlyNo...X
QRCA VIEWS magazinequarterlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2019 Q4: $0
2019 Q3: $0
2019 Q2: $0
2019 Q1: $0
2018: $0


PAC Details

Name: -



FEC ID: -



Last updated: -


PAC Contributions

(-)

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
  This organization has no outside representation data available.
 

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

This organization has no legislative issue data available.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.

Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
EWALD CONSULTING MANAGEMENT SERVICES2017 $314,041 ...X
EWALD CONSULTING INC MANAGEMENT SERVICES2016 $333,529 ...X
EWALD CONSULTING INC MANAGEMENT SERVICES2015 $295,617 ...X
EWALD CONSULTING INC MANAGEMENT SERVICES2014 $289,820 ...X

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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