Corporate and Group Membership

Effective business communicators matter

An organization that supports their communication professionals elevates the standard of professional communication within their organization and benefits from improved organizational communication e­ffectiveness—which impacts key strategic initiatives and drives business results.

Impact of Business CommunicationDid you know?

  • Improvement in communication effectiveness is associated with a 29.5% increase in market value, according to research from Willis Towers Watson.
  • United Airlines lost nearly US$1 billion in market capitalization after 2017 customer incident; a poor initial crisis communication response was partially to blame.
  • PR generates lead conversion rates 10 to 50 times that of advertising conversions.
  • Employees who have access to professional development are 15% more engaged in their jobs and perform at consistently high levels.
  • Employees with professional development opportunities have a 34% higher retention rate, according to an IABC member survey.

Effective Business CommunicatorsHow IABC can help your organization

IABC member research shows that the top three needs a communication professional has in order to do their job effectively are:

  • Access to peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing.
  • To keep current with new issues and developments.
  • To learn new skills and acquire knowledge.

With an integrated suite of professional resources, education, and business networking, IABC corporate membership connects your entire communication team to the insights and people that drive business results.

Select your membership package here

Please see this comparison chart for details about the IABC corporate membership packages offered, fees associated with joining and the business-building resources included with each package. Once you’ve chosen your package, click the button to sign up for your IABC corporate membership. 

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Membership Benefits


IABC+ Membership

IABC Global Membership

IABC Group Membership

  $400 + Chapter and Region Dues $265 + Chapter and Region Dues $226 + Chapter and Region Dues
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IABC Advance
Full-Year access to IABC's on-demand education: IABC Advance
GCCC Certification Application Fee Waived    
Free GCCC Recertification    
IABC Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)
Global communities in which to develop their interests within a specific subject area
Member-only resources
Member-only resources including Gold Quill Award-winning case studies, white papers, e-books and more
Monthly webinars & classes
Monthly free-to-member webinars, master classes and an on-demand webinar library
Member-only tools & templates
Access to member-only tools and templates to help you do your work better
Catalyst content
Access to Catalyst, the official publication of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Job Centre
Early access to postings on the IABC Job Centre
The Hub
Access to The Hub, IABC's member-only online community.
Leadership opportunities
Opportunity to develop leadership skills by serving on an IABC committee, task force or in chapter leadership.
Network support
A network to support you where you live and work with an IABC chapter. (Local chapters are not available in all areas.)
Access to opportunities for mentorship worldwide
Gold Quill Awards Evaluator
Opportunity to learn how to evaluate against the Global Standard, by serving as a Gold Quill Awards evaluator.
IABC World Conference
Savings of $500 on World Conference registration

Gold Quill Awards Discount

Discount of $100 on submissions to the prestigious IABC Gold Quill Awards

Education & All-Access Pass
Deep discounts on education in IABC Advance, including an All-Access Pass
Career Centre
Discount on posting to the IABC Career Centre to attract the best talent to your organization
Professional certification
75% discount on professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council

Volume Discount
For five or more members

Annual Membership Fee $400 + Chapter and Region Dues $265 + Chapter and Region Dues $226 + Chapter and Region Dues
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