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Does Your Association Need a New Management Model?

If your association is struggling, you might be thinking about changing the program offering or dues structure. But what if the issue goes deeper, to the very way you run and operate the organization? There are four main models of …
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3 Ways to Motivate Member Volunteers

By Tessa O’Sullivan, Senior Account Manager As an association manager, I work with passionate volunteers every day. Then, after work, I become one of those volunteers! In my personal time I serve on the executive board for the Noah Webster …
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Boards Gone Wrong!

How to do the Right Work as a Board Member Are you on an association or nonprofit Board of Directors? Take a moment to reflect. Do you find yourself spending more time volunteering than you would like or think you …
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3 Ways to Make Your Boring Name Badge Useful

                  No matter the conference, meeting, or event, you need to create name badges for your attendees. A well-done badge is essential to streamline networking, making introductions easier and name recall seamless. …
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4 Ways to Keep Your Event Program Out of the Trash

  When it comes to association conferences and events, an attractive, user-friendly program book may be the single most important material you give attendees. Done right, the event program will be a valuable resource that attendees will refer to throughout …
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Pics From Our 30th Anniversary Party

We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary with an open house at our office! We invited our community in to celebrate the milestone with us—and had some excellent food and drink, of course! Our city’s mayor, Domenic Sarno, even pronounced the day …
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Would You Try This Crazy Approach to Event Marketing?

Here is the ultimate measure of association event success: You offer free registration to your next conference or workshop. After the event, you ask attendees to pay what they believe is fair, based on the value they received—and that number …
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4 Hot Topics Affecting Associations Today

There are associations for everything—even, believe it or not, for association professionals like us at TMG! We recently spent a great weekend in Chicago attending two conferences: the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) annual meeting and the Association Management …
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Medical Societies Select The Markens Group for Management

Three New England-based medical societies have selected The Markens Group as their full-service management firm: the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association, Hartford Medical Society, and the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses. We hope to help these groups advance wellness throughout …
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3 Reasons Why Members Quit (And What to Do About It)

A robust, engaged membership means a thriving association. But if members are jumping ship, your association might be in trouble. For any association, retaining members is just as important as recruiting new ones. Here are three of the top reasons …
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