The Future of Associations - CEO Roadmap To Progress, Change and Influence
By Omer Soker
A dear candidate and client of ours Omer Soker is putting together a Survey looking into the future of Associations and Membership based NFP organisations.
Most recently as CEO, Omer led the Australian Gift & Homewares Association through its biggest crisis in 38 years, successfully influenced Government to overturn a decision in favour of members, fought and won against a multi-billion dollar global commercial competitor, established new income channels, embraced digital member solutions for growth, halted an 8-year decline in membership and repositioned the association to achieve its mission goals.
Omer has also held senior general management roles at Thomson Reuters and Reed Elsevier, and successfully transformed two companies with change management remits, growing them by 136% and 30% respectively within two years. His experience spans the events, publishing, media, enterprise software, e-commerce, digital technology, conferences, banking, finance, grocery, consumer goods, travel, hotels, resorts, shipping, communications, real estate, motoring, retail and wholesale landscapes – as well as nonprofit association management.
Omer is the author of The Trust Future and currently writing his eighth book, The Future of Associations. He speaks and consults on the future of nonprofit associations, the trust economy and new opportunities in the nexus between the nonprofit and corporate sectors.
It is our pleasure to partner with Omer and we encourage all associations to take the time out to complete this survey, after all the data collected can only benefit you in the future.