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Members are the lifeblood of an association. We will work with you proactively and creatively to ensure membership retention and growth. We monitor your members’ experience by obtaining feedback to inform your membership strategy. We provide a dedicated phone line and email address personalised to your association and can deal with all member enquiries. We can maintain your membership database and issue regular emails, letters, membership packs and promotional material to them. Consultancy on creative and proactive ways of growing and retaining membership
Board members work hard to ensure that the organisation is effectively governed and managed. We provide support to your Board Members for their regular meetings, and in relation to day to day work on behalf of members. This can involve preparing documentation, assisting with communications, arranging travel or providing a sounding board for ideas. For meetings, we can arrange the venue, travel and accommodation for Board Members, agendas, collate and distribute input papers, take and distribute Minutes and an Action log.
Our AAT qualified finance team has considerable experience of working with associations to ensure financial accountability and transparency. They can manage your bank account, payment and raising of invoices, processing, checking and payment of expenses, payroll, grants and awards, collect membership subscriptions via invoicing or direct debit.
They can also provide regular financial management reports to assist you in looking at every aspect of how your association uses its funds. Financial information is communicated effectively in a way which is transparent and clearly understood by management, members and external bodies.
Our Finance team also carries out accounting services on EU Projects.
Marketing & Communications
Your association’s marketing needs are varied and can range from designing and managing your website, posting regular updates on it, planning and delivering social media strategy, designing promotional materials such as posters and flyers, keeping in regular contact with members. We can also help you effectively influence key stakeholders and advise you on PR.
In addition to Board Meeting support we can provide meeting management services for a range of other meetings, from small working groups to management meetings. We deal with over 40 meetings a year in venues ranging from Cardiff to Copenhagen, Southampton to Singapore. We prepare agendas, collate and distribute all inputs, arrange the venue, minute the meeting and provide an action log to ensure that meetings are productive.
In the right hands, these are an effective tools to engage with your members and raise the profile of your organisation. Our experienced events team provide a range of event management services from small, exclusive roundtable dinners to large academic conferences to support your organisation. Services include venue sourcing, programme planning, delegate management, abstract management and a social programme
Support can also be provided to in house event teams across this range of event management services. Read more about out Event Services by clicking here.
Our team includes a qualified (non practising) Solicitor who can provide you with legal support across a range of areas including commercial contracts, employment and HR, governance, corporate compliance , regulation and disputes, company secretarial work to deal with appointment and removal of directors, and drafting of governing documents and management of annual general meetings.
We provide a range of additional consultancy services ranging from strategic advice to tax planning, mentoring for officeholders and senior management teams, and senior executive support.
Our team has experience of supporting associations through a range of research services, for example, on subject specialist areas affecting strategy, market research and on European projects.