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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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Craft a Vision that Inspires Members

Leaders in the association world have to inspire members, staff, and stakeholders to act. Whether that’s promoting a profession or supporting a cause, this work helps the organization move forward. One of the most effective ways to energize, inspire, and …
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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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Offer an Unforgettable Conference Experience—6 Practical Tips

With today’s tech, associations can easily host meetings online. Yet face-to-face conferences continue to be popular. Why? It’s about the experience. A conference can transport attendees to new locations and offer extraordinary activities and opportunities. If you want to host …
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5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Board’s Decision Making

Association boards of directors face many tough decisions. After all, the direction of the organization rests in their hands. To make things more complicated, board members have to collaborate to make decisions. That can be a challenge in itself! If …
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How to Boost Conference Attendance—Three Easy Ways

If you run an association, you understand the importance of conferences. Not only do they connect your members, they’re often an important source of revenue. So, if conference attendance is lagging, your association might be in trouble. Let’s fix that. …
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Celebrating 30 Years of Growth, Being a Great Place to Work

2018 marks TMG’s 30th anniversary, and we are so proud of our accomplishments and growth over the years! Our region’s business journal, BusinessWest, recently wrote an excellent story about our milestone.  Check it out below!