Associations meet to inspire, collaborate, and grow

Part One The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives, dubbed as the “association of associations,” held its 6th Associations Summit (AS6) at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC) on November 23 and 24, 2018. Attended by 150 delegates, it was the first time the summit was held outside Metro Manila in PCAAE’s… Read More Associations meet to inspire, collaborate, and grow

Association management companies

Professional association governance and management practice is still in its infancy stage in the Philippines. I can say this because of my work at the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), the “association of associations,” which marked its fifth anniversary on November 20. We found out that most associations here are governed and managed… Read More Association management companies

Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum: Part Two

Let me continue sharing some insights from the Association Leadership Forum I attended from October 29 to 31 in Singapore. The event was organized by the Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where I am a member and a volunteer to its Asia-Pacific Advisory Task Force. The third “deep dive” session was handled by Nikki… Read More Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum: Part Two

Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum: Part One

I was invited to Singapore from October 29 to 31 to attend and be a panelist at the “Association Leadership Forum” organized by the Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). I wore two hats—as a full-time secretary-general of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) and also as a volunteer… Read More Lessons from the Association Leadership Forum: Part One

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