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IPIA Year in Review

The IPIA was created in 2020 to provide:

  • Access to educational resources to start or improve your existing business.
  • Access to networking and collaboration opportunities: live and virtual events and networking opportunities for members to share and grow together.
    • Members may also share their events with the larger community through the association.
    • Members and non-members can find relevant businesses/individuals through a centralized member directory.
  • Supporting advocacy to positively impact the industry as a lobbying or advocacy body to support legislation or changing/influencing public opinion on topics relevant to the industry. A trade association also can support relevant research to positively impact the industry.
  • Organize discounts on relevant educational resources and business critical services and products.

IPIA Fast Facts Over the Past Year

  • Official 501 (c) (6) non-profit
  • 95 Current Members from: US, UK, Canada, Rwanda, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and more
  • 18 Partners including large outside our industry brands like NASM and ConstantContact
  • 16 Webinars + Virtual Convention (attendees from all over the world: US, Mexico, UK, Poland, Rwanda, Australia, New Zealand and more)
  • 125 business resources! (many FREE)
  • Conducted First Pole Industry Survey (389 respondents). Click here for more information the pole industry survey.

IPIA Challenges in the Past Year

  • Explaining why having a trade association is important to our industry
  • Board development: unable to procure Directors and Officers Insurance (critical to have a board!)
  • Reaching people outside of social media
  • Understanding how best to help the industry (went down some roads that didn’t go very far…)

What’s Next for the IPIA

  • Conducting more webinars, about 1 a month.
  • Conducting more surveys to learn more about our industry.
  • Creating the IPIA Ambassador program:
  • Help grow IPIA membership!
  • Share IPIA information on social media
  • Provide email feedback on survey questions
  • Recommend webinar leaders (or be one!)
  • Must be an IPIA member
  • Year-long commitment
  • Apply via email: colleen@poleassociation.org with subject “I want to be an IPIA Ambassador!”

 

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