Over the past 5 months Bower Management has organized 6 Board Meetings, 7 Meeting Planning Sessions, 12 Member Meetings/Educational Events, 3 Board Elections, 4 Newsletters and participated in numerous Executive Committee
and other Committee Calls/ Meetings. As I said earlier busy. The numbers speak for themselves and those of you that produce any of these items you realize the time and dedication that they take. All of these events were a success due to the dedication and interaction of staff and volunteers. It really does take a partnership that has trust and open communication to be successful in the management of an association and Bower Management has the great pleasure of serving 4 great associations.
We are always working with our clients to introduce new products and services that the members of our client associations will value and give more reason to renew or join the respective association.
For one of our clients a few years ago that was the introduction of webinars so that we could provide distanced learning opportunities to members and prospects. That pilot program has led to the third year of a very successful program that now does 6 webinars per year with an average of approx. 100 connections and 600 people per webinar. The program added a member benefit through a discounted price for members, a reason to join for prospective members and net revenue.
For another client it was instituting an educational half day session on a very specific specialty which is an expanding filed for the industry. These sessions are held Saturday mornings when the members typically have off from their day jobs and are in the morning starting at 8am and ending at 12:15pm. The reason for the timing is this early start and end time allows for the attendees to get home and enjoy the weekend with the family and friends while still filling a need for the members and the association. This session will be held in various locations throughout New Jersey so that the attendees can reduce travel time. The February 2013 session was a sellout success and the June session will occur at the end of the month.
Some other items we are working on for our clients are listed below:
* Mentorship programs for 2 clients
* Special student sessions and clothing drives for 1 client
* Website transitions to a more updated and integrated platform for 2 clients
* Member phone outreach for a client experiencing membership decline to help grow the association
As I said earlier busy. This work would not happen without the great staff at Bower Management. Abby Murray has been with me for over 3 years and impresses me more every day. We have also had an additional staff member join the team. Gretchen Kolecki joined the team in January 2013. Her bio will be on our “Team” page soon. She is focusing on membership and customer service since as we all know without members there would be no associations.
If I can be of service or provide more information on any of the programs please give me a call.
Be safe and be well,