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APA Citation Style (7th Edition)

Non-Profit and Other Organizational Documents

In-house institutional and corporate documents fall into the Archival Documents and Collections category, as shown on the APA Style website.

Meeting minutes for a nonprofit organization:

Author = organization, name of committee
Date = date of the meeting
Title = whatever is at the top of the first page
Publication info = whatever information is necessary to retrieve the source

Paperboard Packaging Council. (2008, July 9). Meeting of the PPC Board of Directors. Archives of the American Forest Products Association, Washington, DC.

An organization's training handbook:

This can be handled simply as a book:
Federation of American Zookeepers. (2010). How to scoop the elephant poop (and other helpful tips for beginning zookeepers). Washington, DC: Author.

An organization's constitution or terms of reference:

These would most likely be found on the organization’s website:
American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct.


Follow the standard Author, Date, Title, Source format, but include the description [Brochure] after the title, as shown in the Brochure References section of the APA Style website.

Organizations are Authors Too!

The "author" of resources such as reports or websites can be an organization or governing body (such as a government department). In these cases, the organization is the author and should be listed as such in your reference list entry and in-text citations.

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