Association governance: Challenges and solutions

Sixty-nine percent of nonprofit boards struggle with governance-related issues. This is according to BoardEffect, a US-based solutions provider for nonprofit boards, which conducted a study in 2015. Of these respondents, 40 percent missed their annual fund-raising goals, 29 percent had “serious financial difficulty,” and 16 percent struggled to draw new and effective board members. The… Read More Association governance: Challenges and solutions

Redefining business events–the Thai way

I recently participated in the 26th Incentive Travel &Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) organized by the Singapore-based TTG Asia Media Events. The event was held from September 18 to 20, at the Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. IT&CMA is one of the largest events dedicated to the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in… Read More Redefining business events–the Thai way

An association and its value

As a member of the Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), I get published resources regularly to enhance my skills on association governance and management. Every August ASAE holds its annual meeting and exposition where around 6,000  participate in various plenary sessions and educational tracks, as well as in an exhibition where thousands… Read More An association and its value

Are you a joiner?

My good friend and fellow association executive, John Peacock, was in Manila recently to speak to members of my organization, the Philippines Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), on association governance, membership services and finance. John is owner and CEO of Sydney-based Associations Forum Pty Ltd., a member-based network of 500 associations, charities, clubs, societies… Read More Are you a joiner?

Associations and millennials 2

As a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO), my organization, the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), engages with another APFAO founding member, the Brisbane-based Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) whose members are association and not-for-profit leaders in Australia and New Zealand. AuSAE organizes ACE (AuSAE Conference and… Read More Associations and millennials 2

Associations learn from retailers, too

Retailers differ from manufacturing companies in that they do not produce any tangible product. They purchase merchandise from these manufacturers in large quantities for resale to consumers at a profit. The domestic retail industry in the country, represented by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), is mature and highly competitive. So, what have retailers got to do with associations?… Read More Associations learn from retailers, too