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affinity group

n.
A group of people who share a common interest, background, or goal.

affin′ity group`


n.
a group of persons affiliated with the same organization, college, etc., often receiving certain discounts or other privileges.
[1970–75]
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Affinity groups are "something associations are doing more and more to help members plug in and feel connected," said Jennifer Baker, director of ASAE Business Services for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), in Washington, D.
It was composed of affinity groups whose affiliation with the FAI remained informal, as there were neither membership cards nor obligatory dues.
Organizations are effectively using affinity groups as vehicles to improve the work environment by boosting employee morale, increasing cross-cultural awareness and creating an inclusive work environment.
Small affinity groups tend to attract small employers, and these are companies that generally can't afford much in the way of employee benefits.
corporations have employee networks or affinity groups.
At the same time, the company will reduce business with other affinity groups and associations that have been unprofitable.
But what has proven promising with these groups is an employee-involvement method we call affinity groups.
the social sharing site, where like-minded members can share digital content, showcase their talents and interests, and sell their creations, today announced eSnips MicroPortals at CES in Las Vegas, social dynamic sites for affinity groups and online niche communities to share and sell their content.
eSnips Provides Even the Smallest Affinity Groups With a Centralized Social, Dynamic Portal; Allows What Peers Think Is the Latest & Greatest in Their Community to Surface
Relay Capital has concentrated it efforts here in the United States; however, we are finding out from employers and other affinity groups that there is a need for a card in Canada," said E.
Helping to tap those markets are Cummins employees, who have been made to feel welcome by organizations such as the Cummins Chinese and South Asian Affinity Groups.
Scripps Networks announced plans today for the first of several broadband channels to be launched over the next year, each featuring highly specific programming within its existing lifestyle categories for direct delivery to targeted consumers and affinity groups via the Internet.