Global Growth White Paper

"Global Growth Strategies: The International Association"

Hundreds of associations, staff and volunteers have used this reference document to help develop their international strategy.

The 2016 edition is updated with new and expanded content!

Based on more than 25 years of hands-on experience and solid, independent research, this document provides a firm grounding on how associations are approaching international development. 

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Turn global opportunities into growth for your association

Would you like to have more members, greater international event attendance, more successful certification and education programs?

We can help you to answer these critical questions:

  • How do we grow our organization internationally?

  • What is the right business model?

  • How do we deliver international membership services and programs?

  • How can we accurately measure our potential in new and emerging markets?

  • What are the mistakes that others have made that we need to avoid?

GLOBALSTRAT develops well thought out strategic global growth business plans. We apply our collective experience, knowledge, skill, judgment, creativity, intellect and collaborative approach to solve complex association strategy challenges. What do clients say? 


Looking for International Strategy resources?


We recommend "Global Growth Strategies: The International Association", a free white paper.

Together with our research report on how associations are approaching international development, these documents will help you frame the discussion in your organization and better prepare you to develop a successful global business plan. 

Hundreds of organizations have used this document as a briefing paper for staff and volunteer leadership when considering a global growth strategy. It helps you to identify opportunities, challenges and options, including the pros and cons of different business models and approaches.

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, and anti-corruption & ethics.

'Business Associations for the 21st Century' was written by Terrance Barkan CAE of GLOBALSTRAT for CIPE to serve as a handbook for staff and volunteer partners in the formation of non-profit organizations in some of the most chellenging regions of the world. 

CIPE makes this book available for free upon request


GLOBALSTRAT was featured in the August 2015 edition of the Association Forum of Chicago membership magazine with focus articles on international strategy development.

Download a copy of the articles with information on how to use a process based approach to develop your global growth strategy.

Learn about the top 5 most common challenges for associations when operating in international markets. 


Education and Training

GLOBALSTRAT hosts international strategy development workshops and webinars to help association staff teams gain a much better understanding of how to approach international strategy and business models for your association.

CAE Credits

Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.
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