Associations depend on their board, staff, and volunteers every step of the way. Volunteers get involved because of the personal and professional aspects of an association and that is exactly
What is worse than scheduling a meeting only to have participants tune out of the conversation? We’ve all had this happen, whether it be a virtual meeting or an in-person
You have a creative website. You have a fun annual conference. Your trade association has several benefits, yet your member companies seem to drop after the first year. What do
Volunteers are the foundation of any non-profit. If you don’t have new volunteers coming into the mix on a regular basis, you’re missing a key leadership development opportunity to bring
The annual conference for each association is a time for reconnecting with peers, industry-specific education, meeting new partners and more. It is a time for the association to address members
Raybourn Group International Named Among Best Places to Work in Indiana for the Second Consecutive Year
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has revealed the rankings for its 2022 Best Places to Work in Indiana program, selecting Raybourn Group International (RGI), an Indianapolis-based association management,
INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2022) – Emily Wrinkle, DES, was recognized at the 2022 IMPRESS Awards hosted by the MPI Indiana Chapter. Wrinkle was awarded the One to Watch award as
Most Associations do a big “call for volunteers” because not only do we want to recruit volunteers to fill all of our positions, we also want to make sure that
INDIANAPOLIS (April 7, 2022) - Emilie Perkins, CAE, CMP, CMM, PMP, CED, Director of Client and Conference Services at Raybourn Group International (RGI), was named to the inaugural CMP (Certified
Every association is faced with tough conversations in the board room. Here are several strategies to help ensure discussions go smoothly and end in a positive result for the board
Volunteer recruitment seems to be a universal problem. We know it is a challenge to fill all of our committees but do we really understand why we are struggling? With
A former marketing professor of mine once compared SEO to the stock market. When someone invests in the stock market, they expect their money to “work for them”, and not
Contact: Craig Banister 800-362-2546 firstname.lastname@example.org Raybourn Group International a ‘Best Places to Work in Indiana’ recipient for 2nd consecutive year INDIANAPOLIS – Raybourn Group International (RGI), an Indianapolis-based association management, consulting
Years ago, when my son was around 8 years old, he asked me what brag meant. For a moment, I was thinking of ways to define brag to a young
As we approach the new year, you may find some new faces at your next board meeting. We have identified a few ways to ensure new members are effectively onboarded and your organization keeps moving forward through this transition.
As Association professionals we are constantly juggling the changing needs of various stakeholders. The return to in-person meetings is no exception. The last 18 months has taken a toll on the well-being of many of our members. In this post, we identify 3 easy ways to make attendees feel comfortable again.
Raybourn Group International’s Nick Estrada, CAE, CMP Receives Association Forum’s Forty Under 40 Recognition
Congratulations to Nick Estrada, CAE, CMP, Director of Membership for Raybourn Group International (RGI), was recently recognized by Association Forum as a 2021 Forty Under 40 recipient.
2022 is quickly approaching and that means it is time to start looking at what events will look like for the next year. Will they return to in-person? Will they continue to be virtual?
You may recall buying a new (or new-to-you) shiny car and having a crash course on using all the new bells and whistles at the dealership. Then you get home to fumble through how to use these bells and whistles and can’t remember how. Member benefits can be similar.
We know we need volunteers to accomplish the goals of the association, but having a productive volunteer program is rarely its own goal. That’s especially dangerous as recruitment must be a constant effort. Remember: volunteering isn’t a member obligation – it’s a member benefit.
In “The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture”, an article in the Harvard Business Review, defines culture as what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. It states that
One of the key membership benefits of any association is the ability to participate in an Annual Meeting or Conference. In my last blog, 5 Trends Shaping the Future of
Association professionals learned in March of 2020 that our crystal ball was broken. If you had asked back then what the future of meetings would be, we might have said
Contact: Shelly Pfenninger, CAE800email@example.com Raybourn Group International Named Among Best Places to Work in Indiana Indianapolis – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has revealed the rankings for its 2021
In the past year, our fully virtual world has taught us a lot about conferences and events. There are takeaways for all parties involved in events as meeting planners, presenters
Volunteer leadership is an essential aspect of any association that wants be successful. And for associations who want to continue to adapt, bringing in new volunteers is key. They bring
Successful associations need volunteers, appreciate their help, and thank them for their contributions. Volunteer time and expertise are valuable, so ensure your volunteers feel valued as well. Whether you thank
Volunteers are essential for any association. They are in tune with your industry, understand the needs and motivations of your members, and are often the ones charged with planning and
Associations serve as forces of change for their industries and provide members with essential resources to help their careers and businesses thrive. While association staff can manage the day-to-day operations
Association membership should be a mutually beneficial arrangement. Both the individual member and the association they are a part of should find value from the relationship. It is on both
Last week’s blog looked at four steps you can take to make your association worth joining. Step two of growing your membership is actively seeking out an effective membership recruitment
We are pleased to announce that two Raybourn Group International staff members have recently earned certifications in their respective fields. Emilie Perkins, Director of Client and Conference Services, has earned
We are pleased to announce that Raybourn Group International has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best
For many associations, the beginning of a new year brings with it the installment of a new board of directors. Whether your association is replacing the entirety of its board
Just as you cannot climb a mountain by only reading about it, you cannot build a strong association when members are only engaged enough to simply skim the monthly magazine
When thinking about the roles and responsibilities of association leadership, a good rule of thumb is that the board governs and the staff manages. But how exactly does that look?
Board Training Checklist : Going Beyond The Orientation The start of a new governance term can be an exciting time. Your board gains fresh ideas and perspectives. New board members
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council of Acoustical Consultants – like many others – was faced with an issue it had never before encountered. As the