TMG Thought Leadership

Going Global: How we launched, how we're growing and when we're doing it again

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Aug 15, 2018 4:36:22 PM

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.

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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

The Best Strategies for Your Strategic Planning

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Jun 5, 2018 3:51:22 PM

The topic of strategic planning is one that is (at least it should be) at top of mind for all associations and their leaders. Strategic planning is defined as a systematic process of envisioning the future of an association, organization or company, and then in-turn, translating the vision into broadly defined goals or objectives with a plan and steps to achieve them.

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Topics: Board of Directors, Strategic Discussions, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Succession Planing, productivity, vision, business plan, consulting and outsourcing

Can I Earn My Merit Badge in Branding?

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 3, 2018 11:33:57 AM

After 108 years, what was the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), made the country’s jaw drop as they announced that its program for children 11 to 17 years old will be known as "Scouts BSA” beginning in February 2019. The reason for the change is that BSA now allow girls into their program-another headline that the organization made just a few months ago. Girls will now have the opportunity to even earn the highest-ranking award, the Eagle Award, despite the fact that Girl Scouts offers the same high-ranking award, the Gold Award. The parent organization name will remain the Boy Scouts of America and the Cub Scouts program will also keep its title. Are you confused yet?

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Topics: Marketing, Membership Marketing, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Communications, Mission, vision, Purpose

Help yourself. Volunteer.

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on Apr 19, 2018 10:22:46 AM

National Volunteer Week, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who come together to tackle tough challenges and build stronger, more resilient communities. Each year, Points of Light shines a light on the people and causes that inspire others to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.

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Topics: Team, Core Values, Culture, Mission, Volunteers, advocacy, awareness, vision, National Volunteer Week, volunteering

Make it your mission to have a great mission

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on Apr 4, 2018 11:55:27 AM

Today, April 4, 2018, marks what would have been Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday. A woman of many remarkable words, she wrote poems and even statements that made us think. This quote, in particular, prompted some thought, especially as to how it relates to associations.

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Topics: Mission Statement, Core Values, Mission, collaboration, awareness, vision

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