Association Consulting

As an association consultant, REM offers assistance in any of these functional areas as a short-term project or on an ongoing basis:

  • Executive Management–We can help manage your staff or specific departments when you have staffing vacancies, develop staff evaluation processes, manage the hiring process, or assist with many board-related governance issues (including bylaws revisions).
  • Strategic Planning–An outside perspective in the strategic planning process can help reveal both opportunities and obstacles. We can help with the research phase, conduct a complete SWOT analysis, or facilitate a board strategic planning session.
  • Public Affairs–Whether you need help writing and distributing a single news release or a partner to help create a PR campaign, we’re an ideal outsourcing solution.
  • Lobbying–We have several decades of experience in legislaitve affairs. We train thousands of grassroots lobbyists annually and can help create a grassroots network and training program.  We also can represent your issues on Capitol Hill.
  • Membership Development–The economy has imposed challenges for almost every nonprofit. Let us help you review your membership retention and recruitment program and messaging, analyze the structure of your membership classes, or determine whether there are opportunities for maximizing partenerships with your vendor members.
  • Communication Services–Whether you need help with a single issue because of a staffing shortage or help analyzing the best way to reach your members and prospects in a world where social media is the hot new topic, remember REM. We’ll help you determine which medium makes the most sense from both a budgetary and a communication utilization perspecitive.
  • Financial Management and Accounting–Some small staff associations are outsourcing their entire accounts receivable and payable functions. Others need help managing their membership renewals process. How can we help you?
  • Meeting and Convention Planning (including exhibition management)–Whether you need the help of an on-site meeting planner or advice for designing a cost-effective conference at a time when webinars and electronic options pose a serious challenge to the financial viability of in-person meetings, call REM.
  • Marketing–We have more than three decades of experience with projects big and small. Let us help by developing a strategic marketing plan that will achieve your strategic goals.
  • Education and Professional Development–From course developement to accreditation to marketing to registration, we can help. We’ve developed managed educational events for as few as a dozen to lobby day events for hundreds.
  • Management Consulting Services–Let us conduct an organizational audit to ensure your resources are put to their best use and aligned with your strategic plan objectives. We can also help with smaller projects, including writing position descriptions and developing staffing plans.

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