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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…

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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…

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What you Need to Know Before Hiring an AMC and How to Prepare your Organization

It can be tough to think about opening your doors to an association management company (AMC) for…

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Social Media: Engage!

Does Your Association Need Social Media?  We’ll cut to the chase: the answer is yes! Some of…

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Find Your Banana Moment

By Laura Spencer Has a unique perspective or enlightening idea ever inspired you to change the way…

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Meet Susan Martins, Controller & Office Manager

Susan Martins joined The Markens Group in October of 2008. Her role as Controller and Office Manager,…

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It’s the Most Generous Time of the Year

Many holiday stories center around charity. They call for those with greater means to take in the…

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Don’t Rough Up the Mic: Tips for Awesome Presentations

By Laura Spencer, Member Services Coordinator Speaking at association conferences can be daunting—especially for those of us…

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Meet Kate Smith, Member Services Coordinator

Kate Smith joined The Markens Group in May of 2017. Her Roll as Member Services Coordinator is…

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What’s That Smell?

The opportunity to network with peers is one of the biggest values of association conferences, yet it…

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Getting the Most From Association Conferences: an Attendee’s Perspective

By Stephen Brand, Executive Director of Global Learning and Development at Bay Path University During the past…

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Personal Relationships Drive Membership Growth

By Jim Sotiropoulos, TMG Association Executive An association’s success, or lack thereof, can be largely measured by…

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Happy Employees Move your Mission

By Ben Markens, TMG president Whether you’re a trade association, a mission-based nonprofit, or a for-profit, we…

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Harnessing Data: Benchmarking in your Association

By Brian Chaisson, TMG Director of Industry Benchmarking Members typically join associations to network, learn industry best…

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Know Your Members, Retain Your Members

Members are key to the success of any association. Without their support, associations simply can’t accomplish their…

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Networking – A Real Value of Membership

  At a recent association meeting, I met a first-time attendee whose goal was to bring one…

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Thank Your Volunteers this Holiday Season

As you make your gift list this holiday season, don’t forget to spread some cheer to your…

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Keep Tech Hiccups from Turning Into Showstopping Snafus With 3 Easy Tips

At one point or another, we’ve all lived through an unexpected technical snag that threatened to derail…

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