Many associations complain about declining or stagnant membership. But how many could lose almost 358,000 members and still carry on?

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That’s exactly what happened to the National Association of Realtors. The association had almost 1.4 million members at its height in 2006 but saw membership drop to less than 1 million by 2012, thanks in large part to major declines in the real estate market.

Yet in 2013, it bounced back.

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