Governance

About IABC’s governance

Our aim as an association

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) enables a global network of communicators working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share, and apply the world’s best communication practices. IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields.

Vision:
Professional communicators at the heart of every organization.

Purpose:
To advance the profession, create connection and develop strategic communicators.

Philosophy:
IABC pledges to:

  • Represent the global profession.
  • Foster a diverse community.
  • Focus on insights and results.
  • Honor our Code of Ethics.

We will achieve this by being open, contemporary and professional.

Value Proposition: 
IABC is the only global association connecting me with the people and insights I need to drive business results.

Directed by leadership

The International Executive Board (IEB) is the governing body of IABC. It is accountable to the members and has supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the association. It actively pursues the association’s purpose, determines its policy within the limits of the law, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. It upholds the IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators and supervises disbursement of the association’s funds. The Executive Board develops the strategic plan and direction for the association under the guidance of the association Bylaws approved by the IABC membership.

Heart of our service

At the heart of service to IABC members is a network of committees, with participation by members on a voluntary basis. IABC committees provide strategic direction for the work of the association, including six standing committees established in association’s Bylaws.

Guided by policies

IABC’s governance is informed by its policies, including:

IABC’s Bylaws

IABC Code of Conduct

IABC Diversity and Inclusion Statement

IABC Policy Manual

Further reading

Annual Reports 

IABC annual report 2015

IABC annual report 2016

IABC annual report 2017

Audited Financial Statements

2015 audited financial statements

2016 audited financial statements

2017 audited financial statements

Form 990

FY2014 Form 990

FY2015 Form 990

FY2016 Form 990