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The Markens Group, Inc. (TMG) partners with associations, which are communities of interest and kinship focused on mutuality, common interest, and collective gain. Associations provide a sense of belonging, inclusiveness, interconnectivity, and reciprocity to their members. This is important because all human beings want to belong and feel connected with one another. It’s in our nature.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We know associations. We connect people with common interests and needs to solve problems, share ideas, and best practices, have fun, win, and close gaps. To do this, we provide outsourced professional services including strategic leadership, financial management, meeting planning, member services, marketing and communications, program management, website, social media, and general administration to trade associations, membership and professional societies, and other not-for-profits.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We bring business discipline and strategy facilitation to association management. We use proven methods to accelerate growth in member recruitment, retention, and engagement. Because we employ specialists in each of our service areas, our clients get fractional parts of experts which we can scale up and down as needed, as opposed to having to employ generalists that need to wear many hats—some of which may not fit all that well. We deliver results with specialized expertise.
WHY WE DO IT
When we started The Markens Group, Inc. (TMG) in 1988, we agreed to live by two basic principles: we would only do it as long as it was “fun,” and we would resolve any dispute or disagreement by answering, “What’s fair?”
AFTER 35 YEARS, WE STILL BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE.
For over three decades, TMG has steadily worked to build community by providing outsourced professional services focused on mutuality, common interest, and collective gain. Working with organizations that foster community and improve society, we continuously progress and work smarter through curiosity, adaptability, and flexibility. We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount throughout our tenure, now serving over a dozen diverse clients as an accredited AMC and a Fortune Magazine-certified Great Place to Work. We take great pride in our company culture because we believe that “our people are your people,” and that is the way we can best serve our clients and community. We’re grateful for the journey that has led us here and for the opportunity to learn, grow, and offer our talents. There’s no better time to toast our accomplishments, and we invite you to celebrate our 35th Anniversary alongside us this year.