#GivingTuesday: Support the global communication profession with a contribution to the IABC Foundation!

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

Today—Tuesday, November 28th—participants around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give through a global effort known as Giving Tuesday. This year, the #IABC Foundation is launching its first annual #GivingTuesday campaign.

IABC Foundation
The IABC Foundation is a charitable, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit supporting corporation. Its mission is to generate resources to fund and support strategic initiatives in line with IABC’s purpose to advance the profession, create connection, and develop strategic communicators.

The Foundation has been re-launched to focus on driving IABC’s mission to demonstrate the power of professional communication as a force for good in business and society through its four pillars—the Gift of Communication, the Gift of Experience, the Gift of Excellence, and the Gift of Insights.

Reasons to Give
The Gift of Communication was launched in 2017 with micro-grants to help IABC chapters around the world facilitate local giving programs. With your help, the Foundation can continue this work to help chapters give back to their communities by providing professional communication knowledge and expertise to worthwhile non-profits.

And also with your help, the Foundation can expand into helping others through the Gift of Excellence, by supporting certification of professionals around the world.

Case for Support
As we know, all things are not equal. There are real financial hurdles for some communication professionals living in low income or developing countries. The Foundation, with your generous help, will provide funding for CMP or SCMP certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) to IABC members living in these areas.

In the 2016 edition of the World Development Indicators authored by the World Bank, there are 84 countries categorized as either Low Income or Low-Middle Income. IABC has over 400 members living in 17 of these areas. While there may also be a need in other locations, the economic disparity of a Low/Low-Middle Income country makes attaining certification there especially difficult. The IABC Foundation, like you, wants to empower all communicators globally to use communication as a force for good in business and society ensuring the highest standards of communication practice.

Why Certification Matters
Ethics. Consistency. Context. Analysis. Strategy.
GCCC certification provides an internationally recognized standard of communication excellence based on a global understanding of key principles and job competencies worldwide. Being certified gives professionals the ability to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise, and provide evidence of their outstanding abilities. It’s a pathway not only to elevating an individual’s career, but it also ensures the continual advancement and positive impact of the communication profession. By giving to the IABC Foundation you can help a communication professional who would otherwise be unable to access certification.

Give Now
I hope you’ll consider giving to further the IABC Foundation’s cause—either today or prior to the end of the year. Your contribution will enable the Foundation to give the Gift of Communication and the Gift of Excellence to those who can benefit from them the most. And, you’ll be helping to lay the groundwork for the Foundation to launch future efforts through its remaining pillars—the Gift of Experience and the Gift of Insights.

Checks, payable to “IABC Foundation,” and a completed donation form can be mailed to:
IABC Foundation
155 Montgomery Street, Suite 1210
San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

Donors can also make a gift to the IABC Foundation using the secure online donation form. (For help with online giving, call (415) 544-4700.)

Donors will receive a gift receipt letter from the Foundation within three weeks of receipt of the gift. All donations are fully U.S. tax-deductible.

For more about the IABC Foundation, visit bit.ly/IABCFoundation.
For more about IABC, visit IABC.com.

With best wishes for the holiday season,




Jennie L. Lamb | BVIABC President | president@bviabc.com