Giving Good Launches as the Industry’s Go-To Community Outreach Resource


Alex Tunney at Davies Tanner
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AUSTIN, TX, January 9, 2017

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) announced today the launch of the business events industry’s Giving Good online resource.

This comprehensive online resource enables event organizers to find, vet and book community impact projects. This industry resource provides a snapshot of key information organizers need to add a give-back element to their event. Features include the ability to connect with other event organizers, get additional information from destination service departments, or reach out to the community impact project directly for more information.  Giving Good was design to be an organizer’s first stop when booking community outreach programs.

Giving Good began with an Innovation Grant from ASAE in 2014, to assist in getting the project initiated. In 2015 PCMA created a beta site via their Conscious Meeting Project, initially launched at Convening Leaders in January 2016 with 13 supporting destinations. Immediately, the resource received rave reviews from destinations and event organizers alike. With the support of ASAE, DMAI, IAEE, and MPI, Giving Good is well on its way to being an essential industry resource for event organizers. There are over 30 destinations now featuring their community impact projects on Giving Good and it is growing daily…

“We are thrilled to be able to launch this industry resource benefitting business event professionals looking to incorporative a give-back element to their event,” said Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA.  “The support of the major industry organizations has catapulted this project to the next level expanding its reach to all event organizers.  In the coming year, we look forward gathering and reporting on social impact data showcasing the many positive outcomes of business events.”

For more information on Giving Good, visit the industry website at


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About PCMA

PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at

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The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $700K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

About CEMA

The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is the eminent community for senior event executives, association peers and industry partners and is an integral component of the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) brand collective. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA fosters both finding innovative solutions to business issues and continuous focus on members’ career growth. For more information, please visit

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