Professional societies, trade associations and other non-profit, philanthropic organizations are generally driven by a core of committed volunteers. Unfortunately, most members have occupations which limit the time they can spend on association duties. And, of course, even a single staff person can be overwhelmed by the breadth of activities required to run a successful organization.
TCG’s professionals can provide all the routine services (i.e., telephone reception, mail routing, fax services, headquarters and meeting space, mailing services, printing, supplies, etc) required to operate your organization (small or large) in a cost effective manner. More importantly, we enable volunteers to devote their time to core issues instead of administrative distractions. Whether the need is as simple as planning an annual event or staffing a board of directors meeting, or as advanced as creating a five-year plan and/or initiating new revenue-generating ideas, we have the experience to help our clients achieve their goals and, thus, ensure the organization’s future.
Many associations come to professional management companies because of the “little day-to-day things” associated with running an organization that just take up too much of a volunteer’s time. TCG’s staff can provide all the routine services (i.e., telephone reception, mail routing, fax services, association headquarters and meeting space, mailing services, printing, supplies, etc.) required to operate your organization in a cost-effective manner. More importantly, we enable volunteers to devote their time to core issues instead of administrative distractions.
Meetings are key to the existence of many organizations, as they afford members an intense view of the association’s activities. Whether arrangements involve a single Board of Directors meeting or a multi-day joint conference with other organizations, TCG will expedite the entire process. From negotiating hotel contracts, to designing marketing materials, to coordinating the presenter’s a/v needs, we have “been there, done that.”
“If an association does great things, but no one knows about them, did they really happen?” Communication is the lifeblood of any association. Members need to be kept abreast of all the organization’s activities so they can become involved and maximize the benefits of their membership. With this in mind, TCG designs communication strategies specific to our clients’ needs, including--but not limited to—producing newsletters, establishing “fax networks,” and creating websites. Effective communication ultimately enhances professional image, promotes organizational growth, and increases political influence. Don’t do it the way you’ve always done it. Let us help you find the best way to communicate your message today.
Do the same volunteers perform all the work in your organization? Do you have trouble filling Board positions when a member resigns? Are your Board meetings unfocused? Do you let issues which are urgent, but not particularly important, dominate your meetings? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” you will benefit from our association professionals’ support. Establishing an effective committee structure with opportunities to develop new leaders is essential to a strong, vibrant association. Long-range strategic planning with stakeholders will help a Board remain focused on important goals, not just attend to today’s crisis.
Services TCG Provides:
Association Formation/Transition Services
Conference and Event Management
Exhibit and Tradeshow Management
Strategic Planning and Leadership Development
Project Specific Services:
Conference and Seminar Management
Event Management (i.e. golf tournaments, wine tastings, holiday parties,etc.)
Exhibit and Tradeshow Management
Strategic Planning and Board/Leadership Training
Website and Technology Development
Bulk Mailing Coordination
Graphic Design Services/Printing Services