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Association Management

Without participation in your trade association, your industry’s companies are missing out. Let our experienced team swell your ranks with a captivated and committed membership. And when your group is ready to convene, TMG will make sure your event runs seamlessly, smoothly, and professionally. Whether you need a little help with a particular problem, like planning an event, or would like us to design a customized turnkey solution for all your association needs, TMG is here to help.

Our professional services include:

Event Planning

Your members want more and better programming, and The Markens Group can facilitate the value-packed conferences and meetings they’ll remember and come to expect. We have extensive experience in the entire event planning process, from contract negotiation and event promotion to on-site management and member evaluation.

Executive Director Services

When requested, we will assign an individual responsible directly to the Board who will carry out their directives. The point of contact between TMG and your Board, the Executive Director, utilizing his/her expertise in association management, will execute the Board’s desires within the scope of services and make recommendations to the Board regarding best practices, strategies for growth, future initiatives, and projects.

Board of Directors

TMG will be responsible for managing all executive and committee meetings on behalf of your association. We will prepare all documents, notices and minutes, and will participate in these meetings to the extent desired by the board.

Association Headquarters

TMG will provide your association’s office and assign a dedicated individual to manage your account.

  • Your association’s mail will be delivered to TMG.
  • We will answer all your calls in your association’s name
  • We will provide dedicated email addresses to be managed by your account executive.

Marketing & Communications

TMG’s creative team will write and design both printed pieces and online marketing initiatives. We will build your organization’s brand from the ground up, incorporating logo design, collateral materials, web design and construction.

Speaker Management

Today, members are turning to associations for educational programming. The best way to deliver? Recruit sensational speakers who give your members new knowledge and motivate them to use it!

Sponsorship Procurement

Today, members are turning to associations for educational programming. The best way to deliver? Recruit sensational speakers who give your members new knowledge and motivate them to use it!

Competition & Awards Management

The Markens Group can manage your industry competition from start to finish.

Administrative Services

We have two conference rooms overlooking the Connecticut River that can each accommodate up to 14 people for Board or committee meetings, and feature full multimedia support, such as speakerphones, A/V, computer access, and internet hookup. For larger conferences or meetings, we have access to free training rooms in our building.We also have a fully functional reception area and an administrator who performs general reception duties. Our logistics center has high-volume copying, printing, and distribution capabilities.

Financial Management

We provide a full range of financial services, including budgeting, invoicing, collections, purchasing, accounts payable, and investments. We will develop your annual budget and regularly prepare and publish financial statements for board review. We’ll also manage financial transactions, facilitate annual accounting audits, and develop and maintain a membership dues renewal process.

Membership Services

At the heart of any successful association is a thriving and engaged membership, and at TMG we’re experts at finding members, retaining them, and keeping them satisfied.

Strategic Planning

TMG can help determine what any association can accomplish in the coming year(s), who is responsible for effecting the changes, and outline completion deadlines.

Website Design & Social Media

The Markens Group can help you coordinate your website’s content management system and regularly manage your site’s content.

Additionally, TMG can create and carry out a full social media strategy that will engage your membership across multiple platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,YouTube, Pinterest, and more.