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How I Invented the Association Management Company (AMC) Model

By Ben Markens, President and CEO It was my 50th birthday. I was at the Greenbriar Resort…

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Time to Embrace the Unconventional

By Kate Smith, Director of Membership & Programs Throughout my professional career, I’ve always enjoyed the unconventional….

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Remote Work Was Horribly Isolating. Then I Did This.

By Beth Reed, Office Administrator We are living in a time of isolation. While I’m thankful that…

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6 Tips for a Killer Association Virtual Engagement Strategy

By Irene Costello, Marketing Manager Hello COVID-19, goodbye annual conference in Florida. The shift from in-person to…

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How to End a Remote Workday – the Markens Way!

Associations and businesses fortunate enough to be working from home are facing new challenges: finding ways to…

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The Ultimate Guide for Operating Your Organization Remotely

COVID-19 has forced associations, membership organizations, and businesses to quickly shift to remote work. For some, this…

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Planning and Tracking Your Association’s Success

“If your association is as successful as you’d like it to be…then don’t change anything.” – Ben…

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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….

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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….

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Boards Gone Wrong!

How to do the Right Work as a Board Member Are you on an association or nonprofit…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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