CIPE Diagnostics• Gather basic information about the organizations;• Assess organizational capacity and ability to serve members needs;• Assess role of the organization in advocacy;• Assess women business associations from: – India, – Sri Lanka, – Nepal, – Bhutan – Pakistan
TOPICS• Information about the organization• Organizational capacity: – Strategy: mission, vision, objectives, goals – Governance – Board, Management and Staff – Membership – Programs and Services – Finance – Advocacy
Basic information• All associations included in the survey have an office, phone numbers, emails and website.• Establishment: – rather new organizations; – After 1983• Type: women chambers, women associations, federations
Strategy / Mission / Vision / Goals• All organizations have mission statements, visions, goals and objectives;• Key words from the mission and vision statements: – equitable society, – empower women entrepreneurs, – enhance the status of women, – develop and promote women entrepreneurship – develop successful models – advance the interests of business women.
Governance• Registered, formal organizations• Articles of incorporations, written policy and procedures, codes of conduct• Boards of Directors: Volunteers• Diverse board size: 4 , 9, 15, 19• Good practice: terms in serving on the Board• Board renewal: yes/ no• Executive team / staff
Membership• Small => large membership base;• Women in business, entrepreneurs, managers, professional policy makers;• Different membership categories: organizations, associate, individual entrepreneurs, life membership;• Feed-back, benefits, value to membership
Programs and Services• Various programs dedicated to women development, training, entrepreneurship, fairs, exhibitions, networking, etc;• Strong partnerships with international organizations
Finance• Dues;• Donors;• Sponsors• Board support
Advocacy• Identify challenges;• Advocacy activities;• Emphasis on access to finance;• Partnerships with public authorities;• Good communicators.