The Center is a full-service management firm that offers a wide range of services for professional societies, trade associations and foundations.
We provide deep experience and proficiency in managing and growing organizations, working with leaders to identify and resolve issues, and customizing services to meet the needs of our clients.
We have the right blend of talent, experience, and resources to grow and manage volunteer-governed organizations. Whether you seek full association management, a suite of selected services, or project-based assignments, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of management services and support every area of non-profit activity.
An informed and motivated Board, combined with a flexible and accepted strategic plan linked to the current budget, is your organization’s blueprint for success. Use our Strategic Planning Program to set clear and measurable goals, prioritize initiatives, align resources, maintain focus, and function efficiently.
In many surveys, the questions are too broad and do not flow logically and the answers you receive are vague, so the results are largely inconclusive. We create survey instruments that are accurate in focus and clear in results.
We employ leading edge research methodology, using easy to complete, intuitive questionnaires, giving you the answers to vital questions accurately and clearly. The Center’s difference means that you work with veteran research professionals, rather than embellished generalists.
Meetings and Events
Our creativity, fresh thinking, careful planning, attention to detail, and years of meeting and event planning experience combine to deliver the achievement of your goals. We create meetings and events that all will remember and want to attend again in the future.
- Request for Proposal Distribution and Site Selection
- Contract Negotiations and Vendor Management
- Program Development
- Abstract Management
- Financial Management
- Publications and Meeting Materials
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales
- Onsite Management
- VIP Concierge Services
Develop the leadership and governing skills needed to achieve your goals. We work with you to establish a pragmatic strategy to recruit leaders and ensure that Board roles are clearly defined, communication between Board, staff, and volunteers flows smoothly, and appropriate bylaws and policies are prepared. Our training and skill enhancement programs prepare your Board members to effectively steer your non-profit organization into the future.
The Center provides accurate and timely services, including budgeting and forecasting, cash flow analysis, general ledger, billing, A/R, A/P, and monthly financial reports, so that you have the clear view of your financial position needed to make informed decisions.
- Research and Write Grants
- Negotiate and Review Contracts
- Manage Fundraising, Sponsors and Donor Relations
- Establish Foundations
- Perform Investment Planning
- Develop Economic Studies
- Write Business Plans
- Analyze Joint Ventures
Our extensive experience lobbying in multiple state legislatures and on Capitol Hill provides us with insights into regulations and legislative issues affecting professional and trade associations.
We manage issues; provide monitoring, reporting, advice, counsel, and advocacy support; and create toolkits for effective grassroots member involvement.
Count on us to showcase the value of membership, develop strategies to keep members engaged, and increase your organization’s visibility among prospective members.
The Center provides outstanding customer service in a friendly, professional, and timely manner, We manage all your important functions including your member communications, membership database, renewals, directories, and welcome kits.
Ask us about:
- Membership Surveys and Focus Groups
- Membership Development programs
- Domestic and International Chapter Development
- Office Management and Administrative Services
- Certification Programs
- Education Initiatives
- Technology Services
- Video on Demand
- Volunteer Orientation
All the Human Resources services you need to keep your organization running smoothly are provided including;
- Employee Handbook Development and Review
- Staffing Configuration Analysis
- Policy Development
- Compensation and Benefits Management
- Training and Professional Development
- Compliance with Labor and Employment Laws
The key to attracting and retaining members is a strong marketing plan that clearly communicates your value. We can develop your marketing strategy, communications plan, and help implement your marketing tactics.
We have expertise in both member and external communications:
- Social Media
- Public Relations
- Newsletters and Journals