In May, TMG announced its a new joint venture with the an award-winning firm, plan it! that specializes in conference and event planning; association management and consulting; and loyalty and engagement strategies. TMG and plan it! have been working together to enhance and expand the association management services available to new or existing Indian associations and global organizations wishing to grow the Indian market, creating Vraata. As anyone can imagine, this has been a very exciting time for both partners as we’ve had the chance to watch this concept become a reality.
Topics: Association Management, Association Growth, Core Values, Innovation, World PCO Alliance, TMG, Associations, vision, business plan, association management company, global, Vraata, consulting and outsourcing, India
Keeping employees happy to come to work every day isn’t easy. It is driven by the foundation and core of the company and works outward. AssociationsNow posted a great article today about positive culture in the workplace and TMG thought it would be the perfect time to share how it continually works on being a place where people are both happy and proud to work.
Topics: Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention, Core Values, Culture, Thought Leadership, Mission, Purpose, association management company, positive change, employee appreciation, internal communications
It happens. Whether you have summer plans or not, whether you’re returning from a vacation or about to leave for one, during at least one point in the summer, we all get a case of the “lazy work days of summer.” There are ways to avoid feeling lazy or becoming distracted from your work during the summer and can also be used all year around!
When it comes to strategic planning, there is no question as to if your association needs one. Every organization should have a strategic plan, complete with a planning session that is not just four hours of an already-planned board meeting. Our leaders explained the importance of a strategic plan and why it’s necessary and have summarized the top five reasons that your fiscal year cannot start without one.
Boats aren’t the only thing that are being “a boarded” this season. Summer doesn’t stop associations from thinking forward to the next fiscal year. Many are preparing for their new board members to take their positions and begin their planning for the future of their organization. As this process starts, many ask what do new board members need to know? How can they be effectively and efficiently onboarded? Several of the TMG leadership team weighed in and provided what has worked best for their organizations.
At TMG, we’re fortunate enough that many people are interested in being a part of our team, so we receive a lot of resumes daily. Over the years, we have seen some of the best and “not-so-best” come through to our hiring team and have compiled some tips that will help you set your resume and yourself apart from the rest.
Think about events you have attended; any event-a wedding, a conference, a birthday party-which one stands out the most to you? Why? Did you love the food? Was the DJ great? Did you get to take home the centerpiece that was filled with your favorite flowers? Why was it memorable? Believe it or not, there is a science behind event design and management and TMG happens to have experts that know all about the elements that will make a lasting impression on your attendees.
Topics: Meeting Planning, Meetings, Events, Meeting Room Set-Up, Meetings and Events, Mobile Apps, Event Experiences, Non-Dues Revenue, Education Events, Medical Meetings, positive change, Heather Seasholtz, experiential event design
At TMG we love our technology. We’re connected to our smartphones, our tablets and our laptops. We hold virtual meetings with clients and staff all over the country and even the world daily. We keep up with the technology trends within and outside of the industry to ensure that we are providing our client partners with the best and most recent technological opportunities available. Like most people however, sometimes we tend to be too attached to our devices and don’t necessarily disconnect as frequently as we need to. After compiling some tactics that our own team uses, we’re sharing the tips and tricks of “disconnecting” that work for us.
Whether you have been in the association management industry for a long period of time or are new to the field, you most likely have been to an event. Concerts, parades, parties-they are all events and all require planning, especially since they attract different audiences. Aside from having audiences, they also all have a focal point, a person or thing that the event features. For conferences and meetings, the focal point is often the keynote speaker or speakers. Select the right speakers and you can have amazingly positive feedback; select the wrong keynote speaker and you can receive the complete opposite. TMG has steps you can take to help find the right speakers for your next event, large or small.
Within the association management company (AMC) industry, we joke that there is an association for everything, but it’s definitely not far from the truth.