Client Case Study

Association Forum.

Association Forum of Chicagoland Foundation

Founded in 1916, the Association Forum of Chicagoland is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Forum has 4,000+ members who represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations. The mission of the Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management.

In late 2015, the Association Forum of Chicagoland Foundation partnered with ADS to conduct a comprehensive feasibility and planning study. The purpose of the study was to explore opportunities to revitalize and refocus the Foundation as the Forum prepared to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Through the Study, ADS captured valuable insights and provided tangible recommendations that will aid the Forum as it makes important decisions on future strategies for delivering value to its members, industry, and the greater association management community.

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

President & CEO

Association Forum of Chicagoland
As the Forum entered its 100th year, revitalizing the Foundation was a top priority. ADS was instrumental in assisting us to pursue this goal by evaluating our strategies for growth and defining a path for our Foundation's future. What we learned will help us provide greater value to both our association members and the greater association community.