ACCE member, Membership180, a national membership development company, which has worked with many ACCE-member organizations, has been selected to serve on a three-year 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 Membership180 team, led by Jay Handler and Annette Medlin, IOM, will initiate PAJCCI’s membership development efforts and help the organization create a sustainable financial future.
“We are committed to the work of helping Chambers of Commerce grow sustainably. 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.
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.”