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    AGILE ASSOCIATIONS 101

    This note outlines an agile operating modality and structure for small and medium sized associations. WHY membership of the organisation is desirable should be visible and clear to members, potential members and stakeholders alike. The association is just a collection of members and the “WHY” should be from a member perspective.The Membership should meet on a regular basis to keep contact with each other and to maintain the purpose of the association. These contact points cou...  Read More...

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    THE BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO AN INDUSTRY OR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

    In today’s day and age, people are more connected than ever. Social media, the web, cellphones, wearable technology, AI – connections are just a click away. In the same way, professional associations bring like-minded individuals together.   Read More...

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    3 WAYS TO MANAGE AND GROW YOUR ASSOCIATION

    At VdW&Co we understand that associations are usually brought to life and run by a group of passionate individuals who aim to make a difference in their industry. These individuals are typically volunteers and their main focus would be the impact of the association. An association does however still require a support structure for the day to day functions such as maintaining membership records, collecting membership fees, organising meetings, event planning and management, communication and ...  Read More...

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    THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING YOUR ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

    As discussed in our previous blog post, associations have different ways to be managed and to grow. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of outsourcing your association management.Fixed retainerA fixed retainer fee covering all the operating costs of your secretariat will make it easy to plan the income and expenditure of your association. A pure retainer fee basis incentivises the outsourced secretariat to manage the budgets of the association in a responsible and sustainable way.Suppo...  Read More...

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