Don't Lose Control When You Go International

By: Terrance Barkan, CAE

Launching global chapters can help associations expand, but the headquarters office needs to ensure access to finance, data, and intellectual property to succeed.

Over the past several years, many associations have moved away from chapter or affiliate models and toward a direct membership model. An international association survey conducted by my firm, Globalstrat, earlier this year listed "choosing the right business model" as the number-one challenge associations face regarding their international operations....