(GREENVILLE, SC) October 23, 2013 Membership180, a membership development consultancy working exclusively with Chambers of Commerce across North America, has been selected to serve on a groundbreaking project in South Asia.
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is coordinating the launch and development of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI). The three-year project is funded by the British government and has been successful so far in creating a foundation for the organization and recruitment of 350 members in the two countries.
“We are committed to the work of helping Chambers of Commerce grow sustainably. We love getting to know our clients and their successes and challenges and helping them craft solutions that work for THEM. The opportunity to take our philosophy not only to a unique organization, but one that is in a completely different culture is a career pinnacle for us,” said Medlin.
Medlin and Handler will engage in a short-term intensive process of designing and implementing a strategic membership development and retention plan for PAJCCI, They will also be designing and implementing a suite of services to help the organization generate the sustainable revenue it will need to function independently.
The Membership180 team will work onsite with project staff in Washington, D.C.; Karachi and Kabul to evaluate the organization’s current membership recruitment and retention approach, identify potential market opportunities in Afghanistan and Pakistan and train PAJCCI staff to meet the project’s membership recruitment and retention goals.
“This is massive for us,” said Handler. “Taking the best practices from our experiences and being able to share them with an audience that’s hungry for change is very exciting. It’s exhilarating to think that in some small way, our work may have a very positive impact on the future of these two countries.”