About Partners in Association Management

Who We Are

We Are The Leader in Association Management.

Since our beginnings in 1998, our number one goal was to provide the finest management services to state, regional, and national associations. Our determination to set us apart from our competitors helped us develop a reputation as turn-around specialists through the breakthrough creativity and sound strategic advice of its Chief Staff Executive Management team.

Under the leadership of Partners, associations have prospered. Some organizations have doubled and tripled their membership, while others, having joined Partners in dire financial straights, have met or exceeded their long term reserve objectives. Still others have created new programs that invigorate their industry and position them as the top organization in their industry or profession.

Partners company philosophy calls for an association to be run like a business with the expectation of a return on investment, strength of the balance sheet and adherence to the budget as the guiding forces. This same philosophy also supports the idea that satisfied members make profitable and relevant associations. We thrive on creating effective management programs, providing strategic counsel and high quality member communications for associations.

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Testimonials

Client Success

A STATE TRADE ASSOCIATION NEEDED TO REACH MORE MEMBERS
A STATE TRADE ASSOCIATION NEEDED TO REACH MORE MEMBERS
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with quarterly clinics - We worked with the association leadership to improve locations, marketing materials and speaker selection resulting in a 100% increase in attendance.

AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATION
AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATION
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had great potential membership, but wasn't experiencing the growth it wanted - We formulated a grassroots membership network that has yielded a net gain of more than 1,000 new members each year during a five-year period.

A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION WANTED TO DEVELOP OPERATING RESERVES
A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION WANTED TO DEVELOP OPERATING RESERVES
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for financial security - We made recommendations on expense reductions and revenue enhancements to yield more than a quarter million dollars in reserves in 16 months.

A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION HAD EXPERIENCED
A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION HAD EXPERIENCED
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decline in its candidate testing - We recommended out-of-the-box thinking that provided new testing methods, leading to a doubling of the test candidates in 12 months.

A TRADE SHOW NEEDED NEW LIFE
A TRADE SHOW NEEDED NEW LIFE
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We devised a marketing plan that resulted in increased revenues of 35% over four years. Attendance soared from 500 to over 800 attendees from around the world during that time period, and the meeting has become one of the industry's largest displays of products and services.

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Our Greatest Minds

Partners in Association Management consists of forty-three full-time equivalents including six Certified Association Executives and six Certified Meetings Professionals.

Our Awards

2020, 2019, 2018

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

2017 - Governors Business
Ambassador Award

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