Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Performance of the broad and diverse Community Associations and Other Interest Groups industry has been mixed over the past five years. While some sectors of the industry have recorded declining income, the variety of organisations and groups that operate in the industry, from small and local clubs to large charities with international arms, has helped stabilise industry revenue. A steady rate of government funding has flowed through to the industry in the form of competitive grants and this has enabled many organisations to provide vital services. However, the unstable economic climate in the aftermath of the financial crisis has made fundraising tough. This is the main reason revenue is expected to climb more slowly over the five years through 2013-14 than it did prior to the crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Interest groups are created when a group of like-minded individuals come together to create a forum for discussion or action. Anyone can establish an interest group with little initial capital investment and low ongoing expenses. Some interest groups last decades, while some survive only a few months, often depending on the period of any issue that requires collective action. For example, a group campaigning to change a specific planning policy of a local council may disband after the goal is achieved, whereas interest groups such as the Red Cross have multiple causes to lobby, many of which occur over an indefinite time line.
Interest groups arise in response to local issues, current political issues, emerging issues and long-standing issues... purchase to read more