CAI Report Card


The numbers below are abstracted directly from CAI and FCAR reports provided by each respective organization (see embedded source links).

Not exactly a "trusted forum for the exchange of knowledge and information" >>>  LINK


The CAI Exchange intends to provide support to community association professionals, NOT to homeowners.


Additional Statistics


CAI By The Numbers

CAI is the 50 year old industry trade organization that's behind much of what ails common interest communities.  Condo Connection opposes actions from CAI and FCAR that conflict with homeowner-centric progress for CICs. 


The Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an industry trade organization that primarily represents the interests of businesses and individual professionals that derive revenue from common interest communities (CICs), thousands of which pay membership dues and/or receive credentials from CAI and/or CAMICB related to practicing law, managing properties, providing insurance, and conducting reserve studies.  CAI founded the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR).   While CAI and FCAR produce some noble and respectable advocacy, documentation, recommendations and research related to certain common interest community concerns, the myriad conflicting interests inherent in their business model and business practices risk undermining these outcomes.  

CAI derives the majority of its revenue from the following sources:

1) trade advertising and seminars (example 2022 law seminar registration: $599 to $849)

2) annual trade memberships

3) educational catalog courses and webinars ranging from $69 to $699

4) credentialing and required continuing education for management companies, managers, reserve specialists and insurance brokers

5) sponsorship opportunities

CAI's business model disregards some of the most basic concerns of the over 350,000 common interest communities and millions of homeowners and volunteer leaders who paid an estimated $103 billion in annual assessment funds in 2020.  These concerns include service delivery failures and ethically suspect practices of businesses and individual professionals who pay CAI for advertising, education and credentialing.  This fatally flawed approach is incapable of adequately representing the best interests of common interest communities and their homeowner members because doing so would mean alienating the largest segment of CAI's revenue base.  In addition to the foregoing, a lack of transparent communication and feedback systems for CICs and homeowner leaders and the overall paucity of homeowner leader positions on committees, councils and Board positions creates an opaque operating environment for CAI and its state chapters.

Learn more by reading Listening to our Homeowners from the Common Ground magazine November/December 2021 edition.  Also read WSCAI Opportunities below.

Did you know?  CAI Operates political action committees (PACs).  You don't have to guess who is donating!

CAI National Organization by the Numbers (2022)

WSCAI (CAI Washington State Chapter) by the Numbers (2022)

CAI CAMICB FCAR Relationship Chart.pdf
WSCAI Opportunities Summary