IABC Foundation

About the Foundation

The IABC Foundation is a charitable, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit supporting corporation. The mission of IABC Foundation is to generate resources to fund and support strategic initiatives in line with IABC’s purpose and to demonstrate the power of professional communication as a force for good in business and society. Over the years the Foundation has supported both small and large projects, moving the profession forward through research and education.Quote AC

The new framework 

At the 2016 World Conference in New Orleans, the IABC Foundation was re-launched—focused on driving IABC’s mission to drive communication as a force for good in business and society.

The Foundation trustees have established a Foundation Committee to re-strategize and execute the Foundation’s mission through the following four pillars:

  • Gift of Communication – Providing the tools and funding for chapters to give back to their local communities.
  • Gift of Experience – Investing in experience-gaining activities for the next generation and those in transition through various channels which may include scholarships, internships, mentoring and more.
  • Gift of Excellence – Supporting certification of professional communicators around the world
  • Gift of Insights – Providing grants for targeted research that results in case studies, white papers or other publications supporting member needs and IABC thought leadership

The four pillars offer members an opportunity to connect, financially support and get involved with a cause they care about. All four pillars support the profession and the development of future practitioners. They also provide the Foundation with an opportunity to run campaigns to drive the critical mass of support needed for IABC’s initiatives to be financially viable and sustainable.

Gatehouse Partnership

The IABC Foundation and Gatehouse joined forces to develop the 10th Annual State of the Sector Report.  The 2018 published report provides data on internal communication and employee engagement, which are informed by responses from thousands of leading practitioners around the world.

The report focuses on all internal communications including careers, budgets and the work practices of organizations. It also provides insight into what the industry is doing and current trends to allow organizations to keep abreast of the latest innovations other companies are using. To download the report click here.

#GivingTuesday & Chapter Challenge Results

The IABC Foundation raised a combined total of over $7,000 USD for #Giving Tuesday and the Chapter Challenge. Twenty-two IABC chapters/regions participated to support the foundation in these events.  Two chapters, IABC Canberra and IABC Tulsa, raised $1,000 USD and won a free registration to #IABCLI 2019. Thank you to all the chapters/regions who participated and gave to the IABC Foundation.