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 is excited to partner again with Gatehouse to support the 2019 State of the Sector report. This report builds on responses from thousands of professionals around the world and provides the definitive view of the internal communication landscape. The report will be released in early 2019. For those of you who took the survey, thank you for your time and contribution.

A link will be established once the report is released. To download last year’s report click here.

Gift of Excellence Grant Funding Available

Through 17 December 2018, IABC members can apply for 2018-2019 Gift of Excellence grants, which provide scholarships to members in financial need who are seeking their Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC). Additional weight will be given to IABC members residing in areas designated as developing nations by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, as well as those who live in an area significantly impacted by a natural disaster. For more information, please link to the briefing packet. If you’re ready to apply, click the button below and start your application.



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